The north shore of Lake Superior is home to many, MANY campsites and, as the season is coming up on us, it's time to start reserving your spot! In the aforementioned story, a hiker was traversing the Superior Hiking Trail. This trail stretches 310 miles from Canada to just south of Duluth with sections through Grand Marais, Tettegouche, Gooseberry Falls, the city of Duluth, and many others. This trail is actually a first come, first served free camping spot! All along the trail, there are campsites waiting for you to enjoy for free. These sites offer very little in terms of running water and electricity (when we say little, they don’t offer any of these things), but they are usually located near a water source and there is generally a clearing in the woods. There are 94 of these sites maintained completely by volunteers and Superior Hiking Trails Association team members. More information about these sites can be found HERE!
If the more primitive form of camping doesn’t suit your style, there are TONS of other, more accommodating sites along the shore! Some of these include:
Knife River Campground
Burlington Bay Campground
Indian Point Campground