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
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.
Mabel Lake campground!
Mabel Lake campground facts:
Tour available: Coming Soon.
Open: May 22 to September 8
Dump Station: No
Store: No(7 miles east to the town of Remer)
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)
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