Fenske Lake Campground
Fenske Lake Campground

Fenske Lake Campground

Due to weather conditions, Fenske Lake Campground will be delayed for opening until May 9, 2022. Reservation inquiries can be sent to our Campground Managers at rsmcd@camprrm.com. Refunds are being issued. Thank you for your understanding. 

  • Fenske Lake Campground offers visitors an escape to a small, remote campground with large, majestic pine trees and easy access to water. It is a popular base camp for exploring, fishing, hiking, sightseeing, and backcountry canoeing in Superior National Forest and the nearby Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Families and children enjoy exploring the short, 1-mile nature trail in the campground, as well as swimming at the grassy beach or waiting for a catch on the accessible fishing pier. Anglers can make use of the boat ramp and try their luck for bass, northern pike, crappie, and sunfish. The campground lies approximately 10 miles outside of Ely, Minnesota. The facility overlooks 130-acre Fenske Lake, a small and scenic body of water surrounded by dense hardwood and pine forests in the northwoods of Minnesota. Birds and wildlife are abundant in the area.


    • Bird Watching
    • Fishing
    • Grills
    • Swimming
    • Wildlife Watching


    Campground (16 total sites)

    The campground is tent-friendly; most sites do not accommodate large RVs. Sites are spaced widely apart along a large loop. All sites have partial to full shade, and some overlook the lake. A group campsite for 10 to 25 people is situated on a separate parking spur away from the main campground. The site is perched high on a rock ledge overlooking the lake, offering a spectacular view. Families and groups of friends will enjoy the facility's small picnic area. An open log shelter is available for use during inclement weather.

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