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Superior National Forest Developed Recreation Season Closures

Superior National Forest Developed Recreation Season Closures

DULUTH, MINNESOTA  ~~~~~ October 5, 2020 (LSN)  After a busy summer on the Superior National Forest, the summer recreation season is coming to a close.  The Superior National Forest is closing developed recreation sites for the season on a variety of dates detailed below.  In addition, we will stop maintaining most restrooms at trailhead and boat landing on October 19th.  This year sites with gates will be closed and locked until we reopen in the spring.   Dispersed and backcountry camping as well as access to boat ramps, trails, and certain restrooms will remain open.    Cook County, Grand Marais, Minnesota

In some situations noted below, certain campgrounds will remain open beyond the reservation end date for the benefit of the public.  However, no services (garbage, water, power) are provided during that time.  We ask all visitors to pack out all their garbage to Leave No Trace and help keep the Superior National Forest clean.

Our online campground map tool will be update to reflect these changes.  The following is list of closing dates for our open sites.

Rustic Campgrounds

All rustic campgrounds not listed below are currently closed and remain closed for the season

 

 

Closed -  Beginning on

Baker Lake

 

October 19, 2020

Fourmile Lake

 

October 19, 2020

Harriet Lake

 

October 19, 2020

Kawishiwi Lake

 

October 19, 2020

Silver Island Lake

 

October 19, 2020

Toohey Lake

 

October 19, 2020

Concessionaire Campgrounds

Weather may close some sites earlier than dates listed

All concessionaire campgrounds not listed below are currently closed and remain closed for the season

Cadotte Lake

 

Closed -  Beginning on

Campground (concessionaire managed)

 

September 14, 2020

Picnic Sites (concessionaire managed)

 

September 14, 2020

Beach

 

September 14, 2020

Boat Ramp

 

Open

Boat Ramp Restrooms (concessionaire managed)

 

September 14, 2020

     

Fall Lake

 

Closed -  Beginning on

Campground (concessionaire managed)

 

October 4, 2020

Picnic Sites (concessionaire managed)

 

October 4, 2020

Boat Ramp

 

Open

Beach

 

October 4, 2020

Boat Ramp Restrooms (concessionaire managed)

 

October 4, 2020

     

Whiteface Reservoir

 

Closed -  Beginning on

Campground (concessionaire managed)

 

October 6, 2020

Picnic Sites (concessionaire managed)

 

October 6, 2020

Boat Ramp   

 

Open

Beach

 

October 6, 2020

Group Rental Pavilion

 

October 6, 2020

Boat Ramp Restrooms (concessionaire managed)

 

October 6, 2020

     

South Kawishiwi River

 

Closed -  Beginning on

*Reservations and services end October 1, 2020, free camping Oct 1-12*

Campground (concessionaire managed)

 

October 12, 2020

Picnic Sites (concessionaire managed)

 

October 12, 2020

Boat Ramp

 

Open

Beach

 

October 12, 2020

Boat Ramp Restrooms (concessionaire managed)

 

October 12, 2020

     

Birch Lake

 

Closed -  Beginning on

*Reservations and services end October 1, 2020, free camping Oct 1-12*

Campground (concessionaire managed)

 

October 12, 2020

Boat Ramp

 

Open

Boat Ramp Restrooms (concessionaire managed)

 

October 12, 2020

     

Fenske Lake

 

Closed -  Beginning on

*Reservations and services end October 1, 2020, free camping Oct 1-12*

Campground (concessionaire managed)

 

October 12, 2020

Picnic Sites (concessionaire managed)

 

October 12, 2020

Boat Ramp

 

Open

Beach

 

October 12, 2020

Boat Ramp Restrooms (concessionaire managed)

 

October 12, 2020

     

Crescent Lake

 

Closed -  Beginning on

*Reservations end October 6, 2020, fees still apply*

Campground (concessionaire managed)

 

October 20, 2020

Boat Ramp

 

Open

Boat Ramp Restrooms

 

October 20, 2020

     

Devil Track Lake

 

Closed -  Beginning on

Campground (concessionaire managed)

 

October 20, 2020

All Restrooms (concessionaire managed)

 

October 20, 2020

     

Flour Lake

 

Closed -  Beginning on

Campground (concessionaire managed)

 

October 20, 2020

Boat Ramp

 

Open

Boat Ramp Restrooms

 

October 20, 2020

     

Iron Lake

 

Closed -  Beginning on

Campground (concessionaire managed)

 

October 20, 2020

     

Kimball Lake

 

Closed -  Beginning on

Campground (concessionaire managed)

 

October 20, 2020

Boat Ramp

 

Open

All Restrooms (concessionaire managed)

 

October 20, 2020

     

Sawbill Lake

 

Closed -  Beginning on

*Reservations end October 6, 2020, fees still apply*

Campground (concessionaire managed)

 

October 20, 2020

Picnic Sites

 

October 20, 2020

Boat Ramp

 

Open

Boat Ramp Restrooms

 

October 20, 2020

     

Temperance River

 

Closed -  Beginning on

*Reservations end October 6, 2020, fees still apply*

Campground (concessionaire managed)

 

October 20, 2020

     

Trails End

 

Closed -  Beginning on

*Reservations end October 12, 2020, fees still apply*

Campground (concessionaire managed)

 

October 20, 2020

Boat Ramp

 

Open

Boat Ramp Restrooms

 

October 20, 2020

     

Two Island Lake

 

Closed -  Beginning on

Campground (concessionaire managed)

 

October 20, 2020

Boat Ramp

 

Open

Boat Ramp Restrooms

 

October 20, 2020

     

East Bearskin Lake

 

Closed -  Beginning on

Campground (concessionaire managed)

 

October 31, 2020

Picnic Sites

 

October 31, 2020

Boat Ramp

 

Open

Boat Ramp Restrooms

 

October 31, 2020

     

Boat Sites

 

 

Closed -  Beginning on

Boat Sites (Access, Carry down Launches)

 

Remaining Open

Restrooms

 

October 19, 2020

     

Trailheads

 

 

Closed -  Beginning on

Trail Access

 

Open

Restrooms

 

October 19, 2020

 

   

Restrooms:  Maintained and Open During the Winter

Briton Peak

 

Open

Eagle MT

 

Open

Pincushion

 

Open

Oberg

 

Open

     

Backcountry Campsites/Areas (Outside BWCAW)

Dispersed or Backcountry Sites

 

Open

Restrooms/Latrines

 

Open - No Services

     

Picnic Areas

     

Lake Leander Picnic Area

 

Closed -  Beginning on

Picnic Shelter

 

Open

Changing Rooms

 

Closed For Season

Garbage

 

Closed For Season

Restrooms

 

October 19, 2020

Playground

 

Open

Beach

 

Open

     

Vermillion Falls Recreation Area

 

Closed -  Beginning on

Trails

 

Open

Picnic Tables

 

Open

Restrooms

 

October 19, 2020

Water

 

Closed For Season

     

Lookout Mountain- Laurentian Divide

 

Closed -  Beginning on

Picnic Tables

 

Open

Trails

 

Open

Restrooms

 

Open with Porta potties until October 31, 2020

     

Skibo Vista

 

Closed for season November 3 or snow 

     

Other Picnic Areas

 

 Closed - Beginning on

Restrooms

 

October 19, 2020

Water Access

 

Open

General Forest Areas

 

Open

 

The Superior National Forest is currently offering virtual services. Please visit us at https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/superior/home for updates. 

 

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