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Status: Closed through Wed Apr 30 2014   Season Dates


Winnie Dam Campground is situated in the heart of northern Minnesota's lake country on scenic Winnibigoshish Lake in the Chippewa National Forest.

Natural Features:

A forest of mixed hardwoods and towering red pines covers the area, housing an abundance of wildlife including nesting bald eagles, porcupines, black bears, chipmunks and many others.

Wild blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries grow seasonally on the forest floor.


Lake Winnie offers excellent fishing opportunities for walleye, perch and musky. It is one of Minnesota's premier fisheries. Boating on this 67,000-acre lake is also very popular.

Many hiking and biking trails meander around the lake and its 141 miles of shoreline. Hunting areas can be found in the surrounding forest.


The campground, pronounced "win-uh-big-osh-ish," offers 22 sites with electric hookups. Amenities include pit toilets, drinking water, a dump station, boat ramp, picnic shelter and playground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Pit Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilet
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
Firewood restrictions are in effect to prevent the spread of forest insects and disease. Only firewood certified or approved by a state or federal natural resource agency is permitted. Firewood is available for purchase in the campground. Call (218)654-3145 or Click Here for more information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
47.43, -94.04917
47°25'48"N, 94°2'57"W

From Deer River, Minnesota, take Highway 2 west for one mile. Turn right on Highway 46 and go 12 miles. Turn left on Itasca County 9 and continue 2 miles, then turn left at signs and follow to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

34385 US HWY 2
GRAND RAPIDS MN 55744-9663

Phone Number:

Information: (218)326-6128