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Lakehead Boat Basin

Duluth, Minnesota


1000 MINNESOTA AVE
Duluth, Minnesota 55802
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Sites: 30
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 46.77450
Longitude: -92.09131

Elevation: 612' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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68 Reviews

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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Yes, it's a parking lot, but we were very happy with the location for Duluth. You could walk to some of the shops. We were with FHU and the sites were pretty wide, no privacy between sites but facing the lake so had a very good view. Back in sites, picnic table, easy satellite as there are no trees, good verizon signal, wifi but we never asked for password. Able to walk the dog outside of the lot around the neighborhood, no problem for us, we always just want grass areas. 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
8
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Lots to do in Duluth, good food, took a glass blowing class at Lake Superior Art Glass, great scones at Lake Superior Bakehouse, Fitger's Brewpub has good wild rice burgers, Leif Erikson park was very nice. Much more to do.

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Review Count: 409
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

It is as noted, basically a parking lot overlooking/inside a marina. It is very good at what it does and it is clean and close to a funky district with food and entertainment, plus a museum. I would stay again and recommend it but if you are looking for grass and trees this is not the place for you. Sites are tight and not overly big, but where I was the space was wide and long in front, so no problems backing 45 MH in and parking the car in front. The office will also warn you that the water pressure is high so bring a pressure reducer or they will sell you one. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
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: 42
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

It is a parking lot in a working private marina. Now with a Fairview Hotel on the property. Busier than when we were here before. One section has water and electric but a view. Other section has full hookups and wider sites. For convenience to the canal area, it can't be beat. Sites are pavement and might have dirt or dried paint. Each site has a picnic table. You can now use the bathrooms at the back of the hotel, very nice. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Canal Park to watch the boats go under the lift bridge. Lots of brewery and restaurants near by.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This "park" is a parking lot complete with asphalt and white lines separating the sites. No trees, no greenery, no playground, and a small trailer that has restrooms and showers. The parking lot is used in the winter as storage for boats. The plus side is you are right on the water and within three blocks there is a very trendy area with lots to do. If you think of it as a parking space for your camper where you will have great scenery (once you walk away from your parking spot) and access to lots of places to go, then you will like it here. It's right in the middle of everything and yet is isolated out on a little peninsula. The lift bridge is fascinating to watch. I would stay here again, but hopefully at a cooler time when shade isn't needed. 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
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

There's an entire area of shops and places to eat just three blocks from the park. Looks like it may even have an active nightlife if you like eating out late, etc.

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Review Count: 119
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

A RV park in a parking lot inside the boat basin marina. Doesn't sound that great but what is great is the location just across the bridge from downtown Duluth. No cable, 10 OTA TV channels. Good Verizon cell service. Portable showers and baths in a trailer (not porta potties). Full service hook-ups located at the back of the RV site, bring extra hose and sewer hose. Walking distance to restaurants. Easy access. A lot of big Class A's in the park. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
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:

Walk across the bridge to great restaurants, a maritime museum and shops.

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Review Count: 190
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Worst rv "park" we have ever stayed and if you check we've reported on quite a few. Most of this criticism might be more appropriate to larger rigs but still I highly suggest you DO NOT FOLLOW YOUR GPS. Take 10th street right. Runs straight into the "park". We have a 43' motorhome I could not make one of the turns without unhooking our tow. Now for the "park". Just a parking lot-- really just a parking lot in an active marina. All asphalt for parking but some gravel interior. Sites as marked and are wide and all are back in. Power is good water press way high. The one person staff is also an issue-- rude for one but also very unhelpful. Gave us wifi passwords but forgot to tell us what network to use them on. Couldn't find anything that worked from our site. We will not stay again and do not recommend. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Asphalt parking lot, but that was advertised. Construction next door was loud at 7AM. Great location. Close to downtown. Great view of the aerial bridge. Get the boat schedule and watch the big ones come in and the bridge go up. 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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Aerial bridge at night is lit up, must see. Sky line route gives great view of the city.

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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

As other reviews said - this is really just a parking area by a marina. They have about 20 sites with full hookups. We were in site #7. Must use a pressure reducer as their psi is over 125 - but the gentleman at check in does tell you that. The wifi worked well and we had good Verizon phone and 4G LTE signals. We were also able to get our satellite set up in a good position and there were good over the air tv stations as well. This location is great for a place to stay while visiting Duluth as it is within walking distance to the old downtown "touristy" area and other attractions. It is pretty quiet on the weekend - they don't work on the nearby hotel construction then but it does pick up pretty loud on Monday morning. On the weekend the only noise you hear is the horn blowing of ships going through the nearby "lift bridge" which is a pretty cool thing to see. It rained really hard one night while we were there and the drainage on the lot is not good. We had over an inch of standing water right outside our door in the morning. Don't follow GPS all the way to the park - it is better to turn on 10th and stop where the sign for RV check in is. It is the office of the marina. The restrooms are strange. They are like the "head" in a boat - they even flush like an RV or boat toilet. There is just one for women, one for men and one unisex combined toilet and shower. They were clean enough but quite minimal. We were there primarily to visit family and would stay here again as it was close to them. But it sure isn't a place you want to camp if you want to hang out at your RV during the day. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
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
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Great Lakewalk path for walking and biking. The Harbor cruise leaves from within walking distance and we highly recommend.

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

Location, Location says it all. Right in the marina near the aerial lift bridge and port to watch many "laker" freighters and other boats coming and going, loved it. Easier to get in and out than expected. The sites are all back and reasonable width, but not huge. Very good 50 amp power and water pressure, did not opt for sewer hookup. I am sure the area is very very busy in the summer, but September was perfect. Tons to do in the area, many restaurants, pubs, stores and Corp of Engineer Lake Superior Museum. Duluth is a great city with lots to do. Would stay here again, but more likely to go up north on North Shore/Hwy 61 to explore that beautiful area. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
21
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:

Tons to do in the area and region.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

The hotel is still being built although the noise didn't bother us that much. Depending what street you come down to enter this marina, you may miss the check-in sign. It's across the street from the actual marina in an industrial building. Do not come here if you don't have a good working water regulator. The man checking us in warned us their psi is 125! Even with a regulator and the water only opened very slightly, our shower began dripping at one point. It is an excellent location for a wonderful walk along the water front and to some great restaurants across the bridge but it has its issues. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tips for other Campers:

Bellisio's Italian Restaurant - one of the best meals we had on our whole trip and you can walk to it.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Check-in: Efficient and curt. Told us we needed a pressure regulator as the water in the park was about 120 psi. Location: Terrific. Walking distance to downtown. Site: The RV park was essentially an asphalt parking lot where a few RV spaces had been added to the back of the lot. The site was not quite long enough to hold our 40' motorhome. The fact that it was a little longer than the site did not seem to bother anyone. Each site had a picnic table beside the coach area. The site itself needed to be cleaned as there was a layer of sand on everything that got tracked in the coach. I did not see anyone doing any kind of work in the RV park during the three days we were there. Hookups: 50 amp power worked well. Sewer worked well. Water had to have a pressure regulator. WIFI: Worked OK, but not great. Cable TV: None. However, the OTA reception with our antenna was great. Got HD picture quality on all network channels. Laundry: None Additional: There is a hotel being constructed adjacent to the RV park causing congestion and mud. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
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
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

The other reviews are accurate, this place is about location. However, during our stay, they were erecting a hotel *within about 100 feet* of this RV parking lot. There are muddy potholes as you pull in. The parking lot is slightly muddy as well and my brother slipped and fell when directing me in. You will wake up every morning around 7 am to the sounds of "beep, beep, beep, beep" in your ear. You will hear pounding and hammering all day. That is why I rated it pretty low. However, once the hotel is done RV'ers will have access to the laundry and shower facilities as well as a restaurant all located inside the hotel. Currently the RV area has a portable shower/toilet combo on wheels hooked up to some water. I saw some folks pull in at 11 pm in a truck and go in and use them, hmmmm. Bottom line, had I known the construction mess was so bad, we would have stayed elsewhere. However, when it's all complete, we will come back and stay here again. And I'll probably rate it higher. It's within walking distance to everything you want to see here. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This RV Park is all about location. We enjoyed our stay because there are so many interesting and enjoyable places within walking distance of the RV park. It was difficult to get reservations, as the RV Park is very popular. We arrived early afternoon, went into the Marina office across the street to register. We had full hookups & a back in site. Be aware that Duluth has numerous taxes targeted at travels. Sales Tax = 7.8750% Hotel Tax = 3% Sales Tax City = .5% adding about $5 per night to our rate. They are in the process of building a Fairfield Inn on the Marina property which will certainly make the area more congested once it opens (currently projected to open early in 2018). The current construction made the marina noisy and caused delays for those wish to enter or exit as the construction often blocked the single access driveway. Glad we visited. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
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
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the Maritime Museum and the Northern Waters Smokehaus, both within easy walking distance.

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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: 144
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 23

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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