Deer Lake

Deer Lake

The Deer Lake location is in Deer River, Minnesota
56636. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Deer Lake facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

1235 Division St.

Deer River

Phone number


Campground information Deer River, Minnesota


Deer Lake Campground is located on scenic Cut Foot Sioux Lake, next to Lake Winnibigoshish, in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest. Visitors come to the area for boating, walleye, northern, sunfish, and crappie fishing, and beautiful scenery.


Boating, swimming, and fishing are popular activities on Cut Foot Sioux Lake. A boat ramp is centrally located between the campground’s two loops and provides lake access via Biauswah Creek. A large swimming beach is located at the North Deer Loop and a smaller beach is located at South Deer Loop. Boats may be moored offshore.

Miles of trails in the area provide great hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and birding opportunities. The 26-mile Cut Foot Sioux National Recreation Area Trail runs through the campground and connects with the Simpson Creek Trail. People with ATV’s can camp in the campground, however, ATV’s must be trailered to roads legal for riding outside the campground.

Cut Foot Sioux Lake is located next to Lake Winnibigoshish, which can be accessed from Cut Foot Sioux. Lake Winnie offers excellent fishing opportunities for walleye, northern, panfish, and muskie. It is one of Minnesota’s premier fisheries. Boating and water skiing are popular activities.


The campground offers several single-family campsites, each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and hand-pumped drinking water are provided. Firewood is available for purchase from the host.

Natural Features

Deer Lake Campground is situated on the northwest shore of Cut Foot Sioux Lake and is split into two separate loops. The North Deer Loop is covered by a hardwood forest of maple and oak, with some mature pine trees scattered throughout the area. South Deer Loop is forested with mature red and white pines.

Cut Foot Sioux is home to a variety of waterfowl and birds of prey, including loons, osprey and bald eagles. The much larger Lake Winnibigoshish is accessible by boat and within sight of these two campgrounds.

Nearby Attractions

Down the road, East Seelye Bay offers a large picnic area, boat landing with dock and a swimming beach.

Frequently Asked Questions About 1235 Division St. Deer River, MN

How do I make a reservation with Deer Lake?

To make reservations at Deer Lake, you can call the office at 218-246-2123.

$16.00 per night

Where is Deer Lake located?

The Deer Lake is located at 1235 Division St. in Deer River,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Deer Lake have tent or RV camping?

Deer Lake offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 218-246-2123 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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