Duluth, Minnesota

Lakehead Boat Basin

Duluth, Minnesota



Duluth, Minnesota
Phone: (218) 722-1757

Sites: 30
Recent Rate: $34 7/2015

Latitude: 46.774502058772
Longitude: -92.0913080423907

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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) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • 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
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • 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 no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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45 Reviews

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Ray Z

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 6

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.

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Clean Showers

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housecar

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

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.

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ramblin' vagabonds

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 4

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.

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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tmiller505

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $39.00
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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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johnmack

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 3

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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MBRADLEY

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $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: 132
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $43.00
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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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shayerk

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $34.00
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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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Jammer

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $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: 103
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $40.00
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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: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $43.00
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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: July, 2012 - $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: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $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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Steve & Terri

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $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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Roadtrekkie

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

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $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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