Snow, cold temperatures will delay opening of some U.S. Forest Service campgrounds

The U.S. Forest Service is preparing to open fee campgrounds across the forest, but due to snow and cold temperatures lingering in northern Minnesota this spring, some campgrounds will open later than originally planned.
Forest Service staff anticipate that fee (both reservation and first come, first served) campgrounds will open between May 6 and May 12. Water services will be turned on when temperatures allow and may not be available on opening dates. Visitors with reservations prior to the new opening dates will be reimbursed.
Opening dates vary by campground and dates may be further delayed if cold temperatures and snow persist. Some Forest Service campgrounds are currently inaccessible due to snow levels.
McDougal Campground on the Tofte Ranger District remains closed after the Greenwood Fire. The Forest Service will make an announcement when the campground reopens to the public. Backcountry and dispersed campgrounds are always available but may be inaccessible.
If you have questions or wish to check on the status of a campground or recreation area, please call the local District Ranger Office or visit the campground page on Contact information can be found on the website: