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Our campground is comprised of 49 sites and situated on 14.5 acres adjacent to the shores of Lake Superior, located near the intersection of the North Shore Scenic Byway and the Superior National Forest Scenic Byway. Situated in the heart of the North Shore, the Black Beach Campground is an hour drive north of Duluth following Highway 61 and only 50 miles south of Grand Marias. If traveling from the Iron Range cities (Biwabik, Eveleth, Gilbert and Virginia) our campground is approximately 60 miles east from Highway 53 when taking Highway 16/Forest Highway 11 towards Silver Bay. The campground's location makes it the ideal basecamp for those looking to explore the wonders of the North Shore. 

Campsite Rates

Rates are based upon one (1) camper/tent and one (1) vehicle. Camping fees are due upon arrival. Optional additional fees include: $10 lock site fee to guarantee your chosen site. If you do not lock your site, you may be moved to a similar site to maximize campground capacity.  $10/night per one (1) additional tent, $5/night per one (1) additional vehicle, $5/pet/stay.  Prices subject to change. There are no retroactive payments, no refunds on early checkouts or departures. There is a $10 non-refundable reservation fee. If you revise your reservation site or dates, there is a $10 reservation change fee. Reservations refunded if made 14-days in advance.

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Electric Only Sites

20 / 30-amp

Fits up to 35'

$30/night (Sun. - Thurs.) 1/1 - 5/30 
$35/night (Fri. - Sat.) 
1/1 - 5/30

$32/night (Sun.-Thurs.) 6/1 - 9/30

$37/night (Fri. - Sat.) 6/1 - 9/30


$30/night (Sun. - Thurs.)10/1- 10/15 

$35/night (Fri. - Sat.) 10/1- 10/15


plus taxes & fees

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Electric/Water/Sewer Sites

20 / 30 / 50-amp

Fits up to 75'

$40/night (Sun. - Thurs.) 1/1 - 5/30 
$45/night (Fri. - Sat.) 1/1 - 5/30 

$42/night (Sun.-Thurs.) 6/1 - 9/30

$47/night (Fri. - Sat.) 6/1 - 9/30


$40/night (Sun. - Thurs.)10/1- 10/15 

$45/night (Fri. - Sat.) 10/1- 10/15


plus taxes & fees

includes water & sewer

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Additional Fees


$10/stay lock chosen site

$10/reservation change

$10/night per tent

$5/night per vehicle 

$5/stay per pet 

$6/firewood bundle 
$5/bundle purchasing 3 or more

Campsite Rates
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  • Free Wi-Fi.

  • Fire rings with grill grates.

  • Shower rooms.

  • Potable water station.

  • 20/30-Amp Electric ONLY (sites 1-15 fit up to 35').

  • 20/30/50-Amp Electric/Water/Sewer (sites 16-49 fit up to 75'). Note: sites 16-25 are on a main city road.

  • Easy pull through sites for large RV's.

  • Direct access to Black Beach Park on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

  • Direct access to local and state ATV trails from your campsite.

  • Direct access to Lake Superior Water Trail – Black Beach is a designated safe harbor.

  • Direct access to Superior National Hiking Trail and Gitchi Gami Bike Trails.

  • Centrally located between four State Parks – Temperance, Tettegouche, Gooseberry, and the historic Split Rock Lighthouse.

  • Beautiful 9-hole golf course.

  • Amazing Marina.

  • Area restaurants.

  • Municipal Liquor Store and Bar.

  • In town conveniences such as fuel, groceries, banking, automotive, hardware, and camping needs.

  • Easy access from Highway 61.

  • RV Dump Station is available in the city, located on Shop Hill Rd. Turn left onto Hwy 61 S, turn right at the stop lights onto Outer Drive, turn left on Shop Hill Rd. Donations are appreciated.  The water at the RV Dump Station may be shut off at any time due to inclement weather.


Campground is open May 15 - October 15

(Closing date may be extended due to favorable weather.)


Office Hours: Vary depending on occupancy 

Phone Number: 218-226-4214



Check In: 2:00 p.m.

Check Out: Noon


Quiet Hours: 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.

After Hours Contacts:

  • Silver Bay Police Department at 218-226-4486



Cancellation Refund Policy

  • Payment in full is due at the time of reservation.

  • There is a $10 non-refundable reservation fee.

  • There are no retroactive payments, no refunds on early checkout or departures.

  • Cancellations for any reason made 14 days or more prior to arrival date will be refunded to the credit card given at the time the reservation was made less $10 non-refundable reservation fee.

  • Cancellations for any reason made between 8-13 days prior to the arrival date will be refunded 50%.

  • Cancellations for any reason made within 7 days of the arrival date are non-refundable, but have the option to receive a camp credit to be used for a future reservation during the current year. 

  • Any camp credits not used by the end of the current year, will be forfeited.

  • If not checked in by 10:00 p.m. on the date of arrival, there will be no refund of the reservation and the City has the right to cancel and reserve the site to another party.

  • No refunds will be given due to inclement weather.

Campground Standards

  • Drive slowly through campground - speeds should be no greater than 10 mph or walking speed.

  • Permission from the office is required prior to moving to a new site.

  • No site alterations. 

  • One small RV, one large tent, or two small tents, and one vehicle are allowed per sites 1-15.

  • One RV, one tent, and one vehicle are allowed per sites 16-49.

  • All ATV's, boats, trailers, etc...must be parked in dirt parking pad.  No parking on grass.  Over-flow parking area must be paid in advance or cleared through the Campground Office.

  • Extra vehicles or tents are an added fee and must be paid in advance or cleared through the Campground Office.

  • Non-reserved sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

  • Sewer rings are required to hook up to our sewer system.

  • State health guidelines state no dumping of gray water at Electric only sites. Thank you for complying.

  • All pets must be accompanied by the owner. Leashes need to be 6-feet or less and must be secured by owner when off-site or attached to a secured device that the animal cannot pull away from. Please clean up after your pet. Walk your dog outside of sites and keep your pets quiet. If you are asked to leave because of animal nuisance, we are unable to provide a refund. Pets are not allowed in shower rooms.

  • We are not liable for loss, theft, injury or damage to people or property.

  • We ask that you DO NOT wash ATV's at your campsite. There is an ATV washing station in town at J&H Auto.

  • Fish cleaning facilities are located at the Silver Bay Marina. We ask that you clean your fish there and not at your campsite. 

  • If you are under 18 years of age, you must camp with a parent / guardian.

  • Young children are to be accompanied by a parent / guardian at the playground.

  • Clotheslines are allowed as long as they are under your camper awning.

  • Do not disturb vegetation (i.e. remove branches, sticks, or bark from trees for use of fire or roasting).

  • Do not feed any geese, seagulls, or other animals that would have potential of making a mess of the campground. 

  • Exterior camper lights must be turned off at 10:00 p.m. except for one security light. 

  • Fires are only allowed in the available fire rings and must be attended. We only allow certified firewood. Only purchase firewood with the state certification tag or from the campground office for $6/bundles, or discounted to $5/bundle when purchasing 3 or more bundles at one time.

  • Fireworks are not allowed in the campground or Black Beach Park.

  • Solicitation of any kind is not allowed.

  • Please pick up after yourself and help keep facilities clean. This includes flushing toilets, shutting off water faucets in the showers and bathroom sinks, properly disposing of garbage, and reporting any damage of property. Fire rings are not a garbage can. 

  • If not checked out by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the date of departure, the City of Silver Bay reserves the right to assess a $20 per hour penalty for each hour past 12:00 p.m. (noon) and you may be charged with trespassing or theft of services. Furthermore, if your property is not vacated from the site by 4:00 p.m. on the date of departure, the City of Silver Bay reserves the right to remove your property at the owners / guest on file's expense. 

  • Park at your own risk. The City of Silver Bay is not responsible for damage or theft to vehicles, trailers, trailer contents, or any other personal property.

  • All unauthorized vehicles including, but not limited to: 1) any vehicle left unattended after checkout time on the expected date of departure; 2) any vehicle parked on grass within the campground; 3) any vehicle parked in excess of the 1 vehicle limit per campsite; 4) any vehicle parked in a campsite not reserved in their name; or, 5) any vehicle parked in no-parking zone, will be towed at the owner's expense.



From the South | The campground is roughly a 3 1/2-hour drive from the Twin Cities. Take Interstate 35 north out of Minneapolis or St. Paul and drive towards Duluth. Upon entering Duluth, take Highway 61 north and following it until you reach the campground on the right-hand side of Highway 61.


From the North | The campground is approximately a three-hour drive from Thunder Bay, Ontario. Head south out of Thunder Bay to the U.S. Border and continue to the town of Grand Marais on Highway 61. The campground is about 50 miles south of Grand Marais on the left-hand side of Highway 61.

From the West | The campground is approximately an hour drive from the Iron Range cities (Biwabik, Eveleth, Gilbert and Virginia) on Highway 16/Forest Highway 11. Upon entering Silver Bay, stay on Outer Drive and continue to Highway 61. Take a left at the stop lights. The campground will be on your right-hand side.

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