KNUTSON DAM, MN

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Knutson Dam Campground is located on the northeastern shores of Cass Lake and the Mississippi River. Constructed by the Corps of Engineers, Knutson Dam was transferred to the Forest Service in 1926. Visitors enjoy the area for its excellent canoeing, boating and fishing opportunities.The campground...

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Overview

Knutson Dam Campground is located on the northeastern shores of Cass Lake and the Mississippi River. Constructed by the Corps of Engineers, Knutson Dam was transferred to the Forest Service in 1926. Visitors enjoy the area for its excellent canoeing, boating and fishing opportunities.

Natural Features:

The campground consists of a single loop among beautifully manicured lawns, shaded by a forest of oak, spruce and pine. Every site affords scenic lake views.

Recreation:

Cass Lake offers many recreational activities, including boating, water skiing and swimming. Anglers fish for walleye, Northern pike, perch and trophy muskie. A fishing pier and boat ramps on the lake and river are located within the campground.

Canoeists love Knutson Dam's location for its easy canoe access to the Mississippi River. Several canoe routes traverse the area waterways, including the Mississippi.

Facilities:

The campground offers single-family campsites, some of which are walk-to tent sites. Picnic tables and campfire rings are provided, as are vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection. Firewood is available for purchase from the host.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Pier
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Recycling
  • River Access
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Fee includes one camping unit (camper, RV, pop-up, family tent) per site; additional units will be charged an additional fee
  • First-come, first-served sites may be available after the reservation season
  • Click here for more information on the Chippewa National Forest
  • Don't move firewood: To limit the spread of invasive tree-killing pests, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Some states have quarantines and may confiscate your firewood. Please help protect our forests from invasive species by obtaining your firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Visit dontmovefirewood.org for more information.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

KNUTSON DAM
417 Forestry Drive
Blackduck  MN  56630

Phone Number:

Information:  (218)835-4291