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Duluth, Minnesota

Lakehead Boat Basin

Duluth, Minnesota


1000 Minnesota Ave
Duluth, Minnesota 55802
Phone: 218-722-1757

Sites: 30
Recent Rate: $35 9/2016

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Latitude: 46.774502058772
Longitude: -92.091308042391
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

55 Reviews

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Location...location...location. Our site was in the parking lot of a pleasure craft marina within a 10 minute walk to the most enjoyable area of historical Duluth. We opted for the electric and water only site over the FHU due to the outstanding view offered of the city including the nearby Duluth Lift Bridge. We came for 2 nights, stayed for 4 and didn't want to leave. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

On Tuesdays the 2 hour Vista Boat Harbor cruise was only $5.00. Outstanding value and very educational. Depot Train Museum and the free Maritime Museum were not to be missed.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

All back-in sites, one row has sewer hookups and another row without. Very close to the Canal Park area, just over the aerial lift bridge. Some have said its a problem to get to, but we had no difficulties with a 42 RV and tow. (Turn at Railroad, then Lake Ave rather than the gps directions which take you thru the Canal Park streets). The RV park is basically a parking area along the sides of the marina, but its all about location. We opted for a sewer site, and were assigned a site that had the electric on the passenger side which necessitated using my extension 50A cord. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 103
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is all about the location. Right on the bay, walking distance to all the tourist amenities in Canal Park and downtown. yes, it's a parking lot with rigs slipped in side by side and the bathrooms are in a portable building with marine showers but I will stay here again in a second due to the location. Could be tight quarters for larger rigs. All back-ins, no pull-throughs. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Without a doubt the most unique campground we have stayed at. This is a modest sized kind of low budget marina. Nothing fancy. Two sides are parking. The outer portion of each side are angled sites for RVs. The east side doesen't have nearly the view the south side has. We are in 17. I look out my side window at the aerial lift bridge and downtown Duluth. We are in a motorhome. 5th wheels and trailers may not have the view because the sites are strictly back in. We are in a parking lot so it is all black top. There are two grass areas at the ends of the marina for those who need it. The bad news is that the sites are really narrow and in the summer you compete with the boaters for a very limited number of parking spots. I would imagine we wouldn't be too popular. The sites are angled quite a bit so for those with forward front doors, windows, etc. it's not too bad. There are no restrooms or showers. We would stay here again but not on a summer weekend for sure. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lots to do and see but be ready to pony up for parking nearly everywhere.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is definitely "black top" camping, but the views and location are great! The drive to it is pretty scary with a rig towing a car, but trust Google Maps to get you through the turns in town. You drive through the Canal Park district and over the Aerial Lift Bridge to get there, and turn onto a tiny road. Stop at the marina office and they will show you where to go. A very nice young woman checked us in. All sites are back-in, and you have to back out from the water/electric sites when you leave. We enjoyed the view of the city and the bridge, and it's definitely a different kind of camping. Wifi worked pretty well. The bathroom/showers are in a small trailer, but work OK. There's lots of clanging of the masts and chains and some boat and train horns, but we slept through most of it. There are a couple of patches of grass to walk dogs. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure and drive out to the end of Minnesota Point (the road that goes on past the turnoff to the campground). It's a long spit of land that stops at an airport, and there are beaches at the end.

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Review Count: 59
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Location. Location. Location. If you want to be in Duluth and close to the action, this is where you need to be. There are no alternatives. Yes - it's a parking lot. Yes - it's a pricey parking lot. If you're parked on the non-sewer side of the rv park, getting a big rig in & out is a little tight but certainly do-able. However the staff was friendly and allowed us to check in early. Sites are level. The hook-ups worked perfectly. Verizon cell and Sprint Mifi worked perfectly. Water pressure is excellent. (You MUST use a water restrictor for your own good! The office sells them if you need one.) You have a view of boats in the marina. It's very quiet at night. If in Duluth, we would stay here again. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

You're walking distance to the Aerial Bridge, restaurants, shopping, beach, etc.

Enger Park is beautiful and provides a great view of the city. Glensheen (a historic mansion) is over-priced in my opinion but it's pretty and may be worth it to you. Great trails for walking or biking. Highly recommend The Rathskeller which is a bar in the sub-basement of Duluth's old city hall at 132 E. Superior St. (enter through the restaurant above called Tycoon's). It feels like you're in the prohibition era.

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Review Count: 88
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is all about location, location, location situated in downtown Duluth, on the water and walking distance to the primo shopping and eating district.

The park is in a kind of a low end run down marina that converts it's boat storage lot into an RV parking lot in the summer. The surface is paved with permanent 50 amp power polls and a temporary water pipe that is hung off the chain link fence (water pressure is very high - USE A REGULATOR). Half the sites have a sewer connection. The sites are very narrow and the road is narrow if there are cars parked for the marina. The road dead ends with no turnaround - you have to back out. There is a portable restroom and bathhouse - we did not use. There are a couple of grassy areas for pets. Checkin is across the street in the boat repair shop. I almost forgot - there is a picnic table with each site that just gets in the way since the sites are so tight. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

You have to cross the Aerial Bridge to get to this RV park. There is construction going on the road as you exit the bridge. The lanes are very narrow for a large coach. It was nice being near the water and boats. However, the WiFi has much to be desired. Weak signal and we were right next to the antenna. No telling how weak it was for the people further away. Once the WiFi is improved I'd return. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

You have a beach within walking distance which is on Lake Superior. There is plenty of sightseeing to do in Duluth and around Lake Superior. Both are beautiful.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Its all about the location if you want to be in the action. It was fun seeing the marina activity. Our 42' motorhome squeezed into a full hookup with a limited waterview. Last night we moved to elec/water site which has a much nicer view facing town and water. Be prepared to face traffic when leaving marina for day trips. You have to drive in and out of a congested tourist area. Even coming in with the coach was a bit daunting with a few tight turns through the shopping/dining district. We really enjoyed the Duluth area, golf and a few good restaurant meals. We never got their WIFI going and didn't bother with owners to try so not sure about that. We had our satellite and mifi. Limited doggie areas in the marina but again, it was fun to be on the water. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 72
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

I don't have a lot to add to previous reviews, but since there have been no posts recently I thought I would confirm that this is an unusual but very enjoyable place to stay. We were in one of the full hookup sites; as someone else stated, you might get a little better view from the electric/water only row, but we still liked our location. Close to many shops and restaurants in the Aerial Bridge/Canal Park/Lakewalk area, but very quiet at night at the marina itself. If there is a downside, it is that the area is too popular and the crowds and traffic can be heavy in the summer, especially on weekends. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 75
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

As others have stated, this is a wharf, a marina, with RV hookups. We enjoyed our stay, walked across the Aerial Lift bridge into town several times. The Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center is free and very interesting. We spent several hours there. Many good restaurants in town also. Watching the giant lake carriers come through the canal and under the bridge is really amazing. Parking in the electric sites can be tight, but we left early on a week day morning and got out just fine. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 76
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Paved parking lot adjacent to marina. Nice view of boats in marina, but not much view of Lake Superior beyond the boats. Utilities worked well including WIFI. There is no cable TV, but all broadcast stations came in fine with antenna and nothing obscured satellite TV reception. Location is fabulous for tourist activities around the Canal Park area including watching ships going through the aerial bridge. Enjoy the ships' horns. Great biking along Lake Avenue to very nice parks at the end 3 miles or so from RV park. Bring your own shade. All sites face west or southwest, so sun comes in most of the day. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

There is a website that shows what ships are coming and going and what time. Look it up and watch from the walkways along the channel ships take to go under the aerial bridge. It's fascinating to see and you can learn a lot about the ships. The Canal Park Brewery has nice outside seating overlooking the lake, good beer, and a modest food menu.

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Review Count: 120
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Honestly, we were somewhat disappointed. Our checkin was performed by a rather grouchy man in a dirty boat yard shop. At that time we were informed that although they advertised we Good Sam, no discount was offered. He did offer to lend us a water pressure regulator as the yard pressure was 120 psi. Wow! I always carry my own regulator in any case. Although the facility was indeed unique for many, after having managed several boat yards, it was a bit ho-hum for me. Actually the yard looked pretty run down. It was kinda nice watching the 1000 foot ore boats come into harbor though. The electric service was stable and strong. Sewer clean and accessable. WiFi virtually unuseable. Verizon signal strong in the area. As we have relatives in Duluth we will probable return to the area, we may very well choose a different place to stay though. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is part of a marina and is basically a parking lot. That being said, we absolutely loved it. We were able to leave the car parked most of the time and ride our bikes across the iconic Aerial Lift Bridge into town. Park Point was a perfect location for access to the quaint town of Duluth. The father/daughter team who ran the RV Park/Marina were very friendly. We stayed in the full hookup spots to the immediate right when entering the gate (site #10). We had no problem backing into our spot and there was plenty of space. The W/S/E hookups are at the back, so be mindful of that with your connections. Not a problem though. Satellite friendly. We would absolutely stay here again. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is located on a pier or wharf, and boats are lining the water. Actually it is a wharf overlooking the bay. Location is walking distance to the aerial bridge, maritime museum, and many restaurants and things to do at night. We enjoyed the stay. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Travel Trailer.

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