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Phone: (218)663-7150
Fax: (218)663-7980
Mail: 4620 Sawbill Trail
Box 2129
Tofte, MN 55615

Sawbill Lake Campground
Sawbill Campground features 11 maintained outhouses.
Above: Campsite #5 offers great views of the lake.
Above: Five solar-powered water spigots and hand pumps make for easy access to drinking water.

* 51 campsites

*Immediate access to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
* Sawbill Lake is non-motorized. Carry down lake access only
* Tables, fire grates, water pumps, and outhouses provided
* Barrier-free fishing pier

The Sawbill Lake Campground is a Superior National Forest Campground. Built on a hill above the lake, about a quarter of the sites offer a partial lake view. The entire campground is heavily wooded with white pines, red pines, spruce, balsam, birch and aspen.

Sawbill Canoe Outfitters is the concessionaire operator of the campground and maintains a store with showers, laundry, grocery and convenience items, canoe and camping gear rental, a pay telephone and a Verizon wireless hotspot. Although, there are no water, sewer, or electrical hookups at the Sawbill Campground, it can easily accommodate large motorhomes and trailers--including fifth-wheelers.

Trash and recycling facilities are located throughout the campground. There is one dump station (with a water hose) near the Sawbill store, and it is free to use.

Sites are $18/night with a limit of 9 people per site. Half the sites can be reserved online: or by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777. Half the sites are first come, first served. The campground is rarely full and overflow areas are available.

Campground Rules:

• Nine people per site maximum
• One car or truck allowed per campsite. Second car or truck allowed with $9 additional fee. Maximum of two cars or trucks per campsite. All vehicles must be on parking spurs.
• Campsite must be occupied on the first night. Campsite cannot be unattended for more than 24 hours.
• Quiet hours 10 PM to 6 AM. Respect your neighbors. No loud music.
• Fires in the fire grates only. Leave your fire dead out.
• Pets must be leashed.
• Cut no green or growing thing.
• Bag your garbage. Place in dumpster. Keep dumpster latched.
• Bears love coolers. Keep your cooler out of sight in a hard sided vehicle.
• Leave your campsite cleaner than you found it. Remove all litter from the fire ring.
• Fireworks are not allowed.

Click here for a printable map of the campground.


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