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Superior National Forest Developed Recreation Season – Closure Information

Oct 05, 2020 12:12PM ● By Editor

From the Superior National Forest - October 5, 2020

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.  

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. You can also follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SuperiorNF or like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SuperiorNF/

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