If you want to experience the beauty and fun of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Grand Marais, Minnesota, the East Bearskin Lake Campground is the perfect place to stay! This campground sits on its namesake lake, and it has hike-in sites, cabins, and small RV and tent sites to appeal to all kinds of campers.
Each tent and RV campsite has a picnic table and a campfire ring with a
fire grate. If you happen to forget anything, there's a general store
nearby where you can stock up on firewood and other supplies. Pets are
welcome to join their humans at campsites if they're kept on a leash but
call ahead if you plan on bringing a pet to stay in a cabin. The
campsites are found on one large loop and three smaller loops, and
almost all of them have a view of the water. The East Bearskin Lake
Campground gets plenty of shade from tall trees, and thick understory
provides campers with ample privacy. Standard sites will cost $20 a
night, and cabins can be rented for $76 nightly.
There are four rental cabins available that fit five to seven people, and reserving them ahead of time is strongly encouraged. These cabins have no electricity, water, cooking tools, or heating so campers must bring their own supplies, including bedding. Cabin campers will have access to the campground's bathroom facilities and solar-powered drinking water.
This campground draws anglers from all over who come to walleye, bass, and trout on East Bearskin Lake. There's a boat ramp within the campground for motorboats or canoes, and day-use permits for non-motorized boats can be acquired at the campground. If you require an overnight or motorized boating permit, be sure to apply for it before your camping trip. When you're not on the water, you'll find wonderful trails for hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing near the campground. Be sure to pick up a day use permit at the campground before heading out on an adventure!
Bears often visit this campground, so food must be stored in vehicles rather than tents, and campers should always be aware of their surroundings.