Campgrounds

Itasca County Fairgrounds – Campground

1336 Fairgrounds Road
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-326-6470

Picturesque camping "under the pines" at the start of the Mesabi Trail. Amenities available: shower & restroom facilities, laundry, electrical hook-ups, dump station, fishing & swimming lake, walking or biking distance to downtown & restaurants.

Mountain Iron West Two Rivers Campground

4988 Campground Road
Mountain Iron, MN 55768

218-735-8831 or 218-748-7570

Located on West Two Rivers Reservoir 4 miles west of Virginia, 12 miles east of MN Discovery Center, and 1 mile south of the Mesabi Trail. Amenities: 50 sites, showers, flush toilets, picnic pavilion, beach, fishing pier, boat access, volleyball and 18 holes of Disc Golf.

Eveleth Veterans Park on Ely Lake

4392 Miller Trunk Road
Eveleth, MN 55734

218-744-7491

Eveleth Veterans Park on Ely Lake is the perfect vacation spot for tent & RV camping with showers, restrooms, and play equipment. Come enjoy a day in the sun with the kids at our sandy beach.

Gilbert Sherwood Forest Campground

301 Ore-Be-Gone Drive
Gilbert, MN 55741

218-748-2221

In the heart of the Iron Range, all campsites offer a spectacular view of Lake Ore-Be-Gone, a huge mine pit lake spanning over 140 acres! A modern "mecca" for water skiers, fishermen, swimmers and divers. Come enjoy the hospitality and beauty, direct access to the Mesabi Trail.

Heritage Park & Campground – Embarrass

4821 Salo Road
Embarrass, MN 55732

218-410-7743 (May -Sept) or 218-984-2084

Hiking & walking trails just steps away, a canoe portage to the Embarrass River and the newest section of the Mesabi Trail. Enjoy a beautiful pavilion for a picnic, or visit the nearby Nelimark Farmstead, Museum and Finnish craft shop. Open May 1 to Sept 30.

Biwabik Vermilion Trail Campground

6038 State Hwy 135
Biwabik, MN 55708

218-865-6705 (May to Sept) 218-750-1966 (Feb to April)

Fortune Bay Resort / RV Park Fortune Bay Resort / RV Park

1430 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

800-555-1714

Our 173 room resort located on Lake Vermilion features a wide variety of room types, including Jacuzzi or fireplace suites. We feature a pool, sauna and whirlpool. The RV Park features 36 sites, including 16 that have full-power hook up capabilities.

Chisholm Iron Trail Campground

115 6th Avenue Southwest
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-421-7158

Open year round, owned & operated by the City of Chisholm. Offering 27 full hookups with electricity, water, sewer & cable; 50 total sites. 50/30/20 amp electric, air conditioners & heaters allowed. Tent camping is offered. Pets allowed. Clean restrooms, hot showers, dump station, EV charging station, laundry and picnic tables. Located within walking distance to downtown Chisholm.

West Forty RV Park & Campground

245 Minnesota 37
Gilbert, MN 55741

218-248-7362

Located outside Gilbert with a connector trail that brings you right to the Mesabi Trail in just a few minutes. We offer the best camping value in Gilbert. Family-owned since 2004, we provide a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of open space so you can roam about. With 50 campsites for tents, campers/RVs or motor homes, we have something for everyone.

Lake Vermilion Resort Association


218-666-5850

Lake Vermilion's scenic 40,000 acres border the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and are almost completely surrounded by the Superior National Forest. Our 38 member resorts, hotels, campgrounds, cabins and houseboats invite you to experience the beauty and hospitality of Lake Vermilion.

Swan Lake Campground and Resort

29995 East Shore Drive
Pengilly, MN 55775

218-256-4573

We are a small, quiet, family oriented campground and resort. Located on the east shore of beautiful Swan Lake in Pengilly, near Grand Rapids. Three cabins available for weekly or daily rental. Seasonal, weekly and weekend camping for RV's and tents. Come up and relax!

Buhl Stubler Beach Campground

119 Grant Location
Buhl, MN 55713

218-258-3226

This small primitive campground is located right next to the Mesabi Trail. Eight campsites offer elevated tent pads, fire pit & picnic area. Other recreation options nearby include swimming, disc golf, boating and fishing. Cost - $12 per night. Make reservations with City Hall during business hours - Mon to Fri, 8 am to 4 pm - 218-258-3226.

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Robinson, MN 55731

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Robinson, MN 55731

Fortune Bay Resort / RV Park

1430 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

800-555-1714

Website

Our 173 room resort located on Lake Vermilion features a wide variety of room types, including Jacuzzi or fireplace suites. We feature a pool, sauna and whirlpool. The RV Park features 36 sites, including 16 that have full-power hook up capabilities.

Fortune Bay Resort / RV Park
Chisholm Iron Trail Campground

115 6th Avenue Southwest
Chisholm, MN 55719

218-421-7158

Website

Open year round, owned & operated by the City of Chisholm. Offering 27 full hookups with electricity, water, sewer & cable; 50 total sites. 50/30/20 amp electric, air conditioners & heaters allowed. Tent camping is offered. Pets allowed. Clean restrooms, hot showers, dump station, EV charging station, laundry and picnic tables. Located within walking distance to downtown Chisholm.

Buhl Stubler Beach Campground

119 Grant Location
Buhl, MN 55713

218-258-3226

This small primitive campground is located right next to the Mesabi Trail. Eight campsites offer elevated tent pads, fire pit & picnic area. Other recreation options nearby include swimming, disc golf, boating and fishing. Cost - $12 per night. Make reservations with City Hall during business hours - Mon to Fri, 8 am to 4 pm - 218-258-3226.

Eveleth Veterans Park on Ely Lake

4392 Miller Trunk Road
Eveleth, MN 55734

218-744-7491

Website

Eveleth Veterans Park on Ely Lake is the perfect vacation spot for tent & RV camping with showers, restrooms, and play equipment. Come enjoy a day in the sun with the kids at our sandy beach.

Gilbert Sherwood Forest Campground

301 Ore-Be-Gone Drive
Gilbert, MN 55741

218-748-2221

Website

In the heart of the Iron Range, all campsites offer a spectacular view of Lake Ore-Be-Gone, a huge mine pit lake spanning over 140 acres! A modern "mecca" for water skiers, fishermen, swimmers and divers. Come enjoy the hospitality and beauty, direct access to the Mesabi Trail.

Lake Vermilion Resort Association


218-666-5850

Website

Lake Vermilion's scenic 40,000 acres border the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and are almost completely surrounded by the Superior National Forest. Our 38 member resorts, hotels, campgrounds, cabins and houseboats invite you to experience the beauty and hospitality of Lake Vermilion.

Itasca County Fairgrounds – Campground

1336 Fairgrounds Road
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-326-6470

Website

Picturesque camping "under the pines" at the start of the Mesabi Trail. Amenities available: shower & restroom facilities, laundry, electrical hook-ups, dump station, fishing & swimming lake, walking or biking distance to downtown & restaurants.

West Forty RV Park & Campground

245 Minnesota 37
Gilbert, MN 55741

218-248-7362

Website

Located outside Gilbert with a connector trail that brings you right to the Mesabi Trail in just a few minutes. We offer the best camping value in Gilbert. Family-owned since 2004, we provide a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of open space so you can roam about. With 50 campsites for tents, campers/RVs or motor homes, we have something for everyone.

Heritage Park & Campground – Embarrass

4821 Salo Road
Embarrass, MN 55732

218-410-7743 (May -Sept) or 218-984-2084

Website

Hiking & walking trails just steps away, a canoe portage to the Embarrass River and the newest section of the Mesabi Trail. Enjoy a beautiful pavilion for a picnic, or visit the nearby Nelimark Farmstead, Museum and Finnish craft shop. Open May 1 to Sept 30.

Mountain Iron West Two Rivers Campground

4988 Campground Road
Mountain Iron, MN 55768

218-735-8831 or 218-748-7570

Website

Located on West Two Rivers Reservoir 4 miles west of Virginia, 12 miles east of MN Discovery Center, and 1 mile south of the Mesabi Trail. Amenities: 50 sites, showers, flush toilets, picnic pavilion, beach, fishing pier, boat access, volleyball and 18 holes of Disc Golf.

Swan Lake Campground and Resort

29995 East Shore Drive
Pengilly, MN 55775

218-256-4573

Website

We are a small, quiet, family oriented campground and resort. Located on the east shore of beautiful Swan Lake in Pengilly, near Grand Rapids. Three cabins available for weekly or daily rental. Seasonal, weekly and weekend camping for RV's and tents. Come up and relax!

Biwabik Vermilion Trail Campground

6038 State Hwy 135
Biwabik, MN 55708

218-865-6705 (May to Sept) 218-750-1966 (Feb to April)

Website

Funding Source

The Mesabi Trail™ has been funded in part by the LCCMR and the Minnesota Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund.