Bass Lake County Park and Campground
COVID-19 Until Further Notice
Due to MN Governor Executive Order 20-56
Stay At Home Executive Order 20-56 “all private and public campgrounds must remain closed to recreational camping” until June 01, 2020.
This includes Bass Lake Park Campground and Fairgrounds Park Campground.
For information on Itasca County Land and facility closings during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Map Of Campground
Tenting Sites Map
There are 29 sites in the park with five as tent sites only. All sites feature the amenities of a picnic table, fire grate, and tent pad and/or camper slot. All sites provide lake shore access.
The picnic area is a triangular shaped site measuring approximately 350’ by 170’. This area was damaged by the 1989 windstorm that left two large pines near the center of the site standing. We have renovated the site by providing a level grassy area.
Bass Lake Park is interlaced with many trails within its 663-acre boundary. Park System personnel minimally maintain the trails. At the present time, most of the trails are open to multiple uses that include hikers, bikers, equestrian use and Off Highway Vehicles of less than 1000 pounds. There is also a hiker only trail located around the south half of Bass Lake, which allows for complete circle hikes of the lake.
Bass Lake has one constructed and maintained beach, which is located at the southeastern end of the campground complex. Park personnel constructed this beach in 1988. There are presently several user developed swim areas throughout the campground. This beach is a swim at your own risk facility as there are no beaches operated by the County that are protected by lifeguards.
Other facilities at Bass Lake Park include four drinking wells, trash cans throughout the park, and nine outdoor privies (3 of which are 1000 gallon vault type ADA approved outhouses).