Chippewa National Forest
Mabel Lake Campground

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Mabel Lake campground is an especially beautiful campground located 26 miles east of Walker Minnesota on highway 200. Keep your eyes peeled for the camp sign on the side of the road - it's easy to miss.

I visited Mabel campground in the fall of 2009 and found the place absolutely empty because the campground was closed. I ended up pitching my tent in the national forest bordering the campground. I enjoyed the scenery though. It's basically set in a tall forest of red pine, with a sandy, welcoming beach. I noticed a bald eagle far across the lake. It was also very quiet and peaceful. Mabel Lake is 186 acres and a boat ramp is provided. I definitely enjoyed my stay in this area and appreciated the beauty. It may not be that way in the summer when the lake is likely more active. During my stay I could hear the drumming of grouse off in the woods. This is a very nice area for those seeking water recreation as the Boy river is also nearby.


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Mabel Lake campground facts:

Video Tour available: Coming Soon.
Open: May 22 to September 8
Sites: 22
Laundry: No
Showers: No
Dump Station: No
Store: No(7 miles east to the town of Remer)
Fee: $14
Parking apron: 14x73 is largest
Ranger District: Walker
Handicapped Accessible: Sites only
Toilets: Yes(vault) | Tables: Yes | Fire rings: Yes
Water: Yes(hand pump)
Elevation: 1,337 feet
Fishing: Yes (Mabel Lake - sunfish and walleye)
Generator: Yes
Gas: No(7 miles east to Remer)
Repairs: No(7 miles east to Remer)


Image Note: Picture was taken inside Mabel Lake campground in the Chippewa National Forest of Minnesota. I used an ultra wide angle lens at 10mm on a 1.6x crop DSLR body. The forest was predominately red pine, and the trees were above average height for most of the northwoods




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