Walker, Minnesota, Campgrounds

Walker, Minnesota, Campgrounds
Walker sits within the Chippewa National Forest, near a large cluster of lakes and park land. Visitors will find many parks that offer camping accommodations--everything from primitive tent camping to resort cabins with marina services. Every campground offers immediate access to the water and a short walk or drive to the trail systems serving the area.

Moonlight Bay Resort

Moonlight Bay Resort includes cabins, campsites, seasonal and primitive sites. Full hookups at the resort come with cable television, and high-speed wireless Internet service is available. The facilities feature a heated outdoor pool, dock slips and rental boats. Paddle boats, canoes and kayaks are offered for use at no charge. Gas, propane and firewood are sold on site, with firewood delivered to your campsite. The park has both a game room and outdoor games areas. The Paul Bunyan Trail System links several smaller trails to create the longest bike trail in the state. Access is within walking distance of the resort. Bike-in and primitive campsites are available along the length of the trail. Hikers and in-line skaters are welcome to use the trail, but not all sections are paved as of 2009.

Moonlight Bay Resort
6409 Wedgewood Road N.W.
Walker, MN 56484
(218) 547-1443
(888) 973-7078
moonlightonleech.com

Stony Point Campground

Stony Point Campground sits along the shores of Leech Lake. The campground offers 44 sites with electric service and nearby water. The sites are grassy areas surrounded by forest land. Guests have access to restrooms, showers and a dump station. Reservations are accepted at this location, just 14 miles east of Walker. The park puts travelers adjacent to two harbors of the lake for boating, water skiing and swimming beach access. If biking is your passion, the Heartland Trail is a 22-mile paved trail near Highway 371 in Walker.

Stony Point Campground
Chippewa National Forest
Walker District
Stony Point Camp Road N.W.
Walker, MN 56484
(218) 547-1044
fs.fed.us/r9/forests/chippewa

Shores of Leech Lake

Shores of Leech Lake offers RV campsites and tent camping. Tent camping is limited to certain events and seasonal sites. Full hookups, cable television service and lakeside spots are available, and wireless Internet access is provided in the resort lodge. Campers will find showers, a kitchen, laundry area and dump station for their use. Indulge in the personal massage services or hit the snack bar. It serves refreshments and alcohol. Special seasonal events are held regularly. Dock slips, a launch ramp, a sailboat charter service and marine services--including fuel sales--are supplied for boaters. The property also contains a swimming beach with a water slide and trampoline on the lake.

Shores of Leech Lake
6166 Morriss Point Road N.W.
Walker, MN 56484
(218) 547-1819
shoresofleechlake.com

Article Written By Alice Moon

Alice Moon is a freelance writer with more than 10 years of experience. She was chosen as a Smithsonian Institute intern, working for the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and has traveled throughout Asia. Moon holds a Bachelor of Science in political science from Ball State University.

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