Lakehead Boat Basin

     


Duluth, Minnesota
Phone: (218) 722-1757

Sites: 30
Avg. Rate: $33

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Latitude: 46.774502058772
Longitude: -92.0913080423907

Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-lake Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 13
  • Good 23
  • Average 5
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0

42 Reviews

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johnmack

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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tmiller505

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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shayerk

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Wow we loved this campground! If you like watching freighters this is the place to be. If not, you will at least enjoy the proximity to town. The campground is the parking lot of a marina three blocks from the aerial lift bridge on the Park Point side. The best sites for viewing the bridge and freighters are the water/electric sites, and the closer you get to the end of the row (which is site #30) the better your view will be. We were in #25. Full hookups sites did not have a very good view. The spots are big enough to put out your awning. There is a picnic table at each site. There are three restroom/shower stalls available which were spotlessly clean, probably because most of the campers there had self-contained units. There are some grassy areas to walk the dog. It is three blocks to the bridge and once across the bridge you are right in the heart of Canal Park with shops, restaurants and bars. I would not recommend arriving after dark, as the sites are not well-marked and the area itself is not well lit. We paid for the whole weekend when we made our reservation and never saw any campground employees the whole time we were there. We had a wonderful three day weekend and can't wait to return! We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

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MBRADLEY

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

We love this campground. OK, it is a marina parking lot, but it has full hookups, the sites are wide enough to accommodate our 43 ft motorhome with slides out, and the Jeep parked alongside. We are looking out at boats cruising the harbor, and ships transiting the aerial bridge one block away. It is walking distance to Canal Park, with many restaurants and attractions, bike paths, etc. What is not to like? We would definitely stay here again! We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

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big greg

Review Count: 122
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Unique CG and marina. VERY tight blacktop sites, 1 to 10 are much easier to back into and exit than the sites around the corner. Rooftop dish worked as no trees, Verizon cell & hotspot worked well, as did their WiFi. Crowded tourist area to get through to the marina but we had no trouble, not far off expressway. Interesting location and convenient to many activities. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Fifth Wheel.

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Jammer

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Lakehead Boat Basin is primarily a marina, and also offers RV sites. As such, it is a most unusual campground and difficult to rate. It is within a mile or two of Canal Park and other major tourist destinations in Duluth making it the most conveniently located campground in the area. All campsites are on the water. I could hit a volleyball into Lake Superior from here, and I'm bad at volleyball. Staff are accommodating and utilities are reliable. I have found the boaters who also overnight in the marina to be friendly and talkative. The immediate presence of deep water poses a safety hazard for young children. The facility is almost entirely paved with no green space. Water pressure is excessive so bring a regulator. Utility connections are in odd locations, generally at the rear of the back-in sites, with shared electrical pedestals between adjacent sites. Extra length hoses and cords may be required depending on which site you get and where within the site you want to park. Showers and bathrooms are in a trailer. The place has a careworn appearance. Part of that is the inherent wear and tear that comes with the snow and the freezing and thawing of the harbor, and part of it is just a need for updating. There is enough room for any size rig; however, access roads are tight so you'll have to know how to drive and back. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Travel Trailer.

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dandg

Review Count: 80
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We liked this park and wished we had more time to spend there. The campground is nothing more than a parking lot for RVs, but the sites have plenty of room for our RV and Jeep and we were able to put out our awnings with plenty of room to spare. The sites are paved and the utilities worked well. Water pressure is very high so put your regulator on your hose inlet. The Wi-Fi was fast most of the time. You have to drive through a tourist area and the streets were tight and busy but we didn't have any problems getting to the campground. It was great to watch the ships and the Aerial Bridge. We road our bikes to the shops and the tourist areas. The host was friendly and very helpful. We would stay her again. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

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utchaps

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Tough to rate. It's right on the harbor and fun to watch ships and boats of all types coming and going. Easy walk to the Canal Park area with shops, restaurants, maritime museum, lakeside boardwalk, beaches,etc. And the lift bridge is quite fascinating to watch. The area takes on a whole new look a night so walk in after dark too. The park however is just a parking lot with hookups. Showers/restroom is a portable thing and not very clean. Cramped quarters and tricky access and parking. Your picnic table looks right at your neighbors sewer. Some TV on the antenna. Owner friendly with tips on what to see and how to get there. I would probably stay again only because of the location, but it's not the nicest park we've used. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Travel Trailer.

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nippjas

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Back for our yearly July 4th stay. Never gets old staying here. Contruction has finally started on the Hotel, can't wait to get real bathrooms/showers and laundry back. WiFi still needs to be upgraded. 3G MiFi works fine if you have it. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

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NE Travelers

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Location is the only thing going for this park. But the location is awesome. We will always stay here when in Duluth. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Travel Trailer.

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fidalgo

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

This is basically a parking lot at the marina but location! location! location! Right on the water (behind the boats) and two blocks from the aerial bridge where the ore boats go in and out. Loved it. We didn't use their facilities but probably wouldn't be happy if we did since they are portable at this point. The only construction we saw was out on the main street about a block away. Will handle any size rig but I think it would be tough to get out of the water and electric only spots for a big rig. We would stay here again. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

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nippjas

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Back again for our yearly July 4th trip. Still not tired of coming here. The view makes pavement camping worth while. Chilling out on a reclining chair taking in the breeze and view is plenty enough to do. I wasn't aware of the hotel construction till shortly before I arrived. Not a bother as they haven't broke ground yet, but the temporary bathroom accommodations leave a lot to be desired in 90 degree plus weather. If they were all air conditioned my opinion of that would change a bit. So needless to say it was a stinky 5 days as none of us used the sweat box temporary showers. I enjoyed my stay though, and will be back again next year. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

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Jerry S

Review Count: 531
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We were here a few years ago and had to settle for a W&E site. This year, with just a few days notice, we were able to get a FHU site on a Tuesday. From our previous visit, I didn't think that would be possible. There were even a few FHU maybe a half a dozen W&E sites available when we arrived. We ended up staying 3 days and the park was almost full by Thursday night. Recent reviews have mentioned the current situation here - hotel being built, the office, bathrooms (3 temps on a trailer available), and laundry are gone, etc. The location, the convenience to the sights and attractions of Duluth, etc. have also being mentioned. In general, almost everything in the previous reviews is correct. I just can't give the RV park a great rating because of all the great things around it. Even though we got a FHU site, the Electric is on the wrong side because of the one pedestal every other site situation. All sites are back-ins on asphalt with rear hook-ups. There is Wi-Fi that worked well but no cable TV. All sites appear to be satellite friendly and there are plenty of local stations via antenna. I like the park, enjoy Duluth, and hope the park does not disappear with the completion of the new hotel. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

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Roadtrekkie

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

As others have noted, the location of this park is its best feature, provided you are using it as a "base camp" to explore Duluth. Unless you're really into the feel of tailgating, it may not be a comfortable park to hang out at by your RV all day. To the east, across the lift bridge, is Canal Park and downtown Duluth with restaurants, museums, shops, and a nice bike/running/walking path along the waterfront. To the west is Park Point (a nice 3+ mile bike ride from Lakehead), which also has nice trails and a beautiful sand beach. The bathrooms/showers, temporarily located in a trailer, were dirty and had a funky smell. The unit itself looked newer and considering the interior was constructed of fiberglass/plastics, it should have been easy to keep them cleaner than what they were. This was the main reason I couldn't give them a 9 or 10. I'm sure the facilities will be nicer once the hotel is completed, but I also wonder if they'll still allow campers then or if they'll need the extra parking for hotel guests. We didn't use their Wi-Fi, but it seemed like their signal was pretty weak where we were parked (just about the end of the lot). Didn't use the dump station either. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

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Iceman567

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

The Marina is getting prepared to build a 9 story hotel, so the permanent showers and restrooms are no longer operable. The temp facilities are portable toilets and showers. Even though you are parked on blacktop, you can't beat the location. There is a boat ramp available. Wi-Fi is $2.00 per night. We used T-Mobile tethered to laptop for internet, not blazing speed, but worked. We've parked (not camped) here before and WILL return. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

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