Portsmouth Campground

Ironton, Minnesota

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Located within the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, this campground is part of a movement to reclaim old mining lands. As the mines were abandoned, they were left to go wild and now offer some beautiful natural vistas. This campground is on the shores of Portsmouth Mine Lake, an excellent fishing spot stocked with trout. It’s also a great swimming lake, and scuba divers take advantage of its 450-foot depth. The Cuyuna Lakes State Trail goes through the recreation area, and there are 25 miles of mountain biking trails as well. The campsites are a mix of shaded and grassy, open sites, with some sites having more privacy than others. Pets are allowed.
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by Amy Rea (Falcon Guides)

Located within the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, this campground is part of a movement to reclaim old mining lands. As the mines were abandoned, they were left to go wild and now offer some beautiful natural vistas. This campground is on the shores of Portsmouth Mine Lake, an excellent fishing spot stocked with trout.

It’s also a great swimming lake, and scuba divers take advantage of its 450-foot depth. The Cuyuna Lakes State Trail goes through the recreation area, and there are 25 miles of mountain biking trails as well. The campsites are a mix of shaded and grassy, open sites, with some sites having more privacy than others. Pets are allowed.

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Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Ironton
Campsites: 26
Season: May-Sept
Additional Use: Boat Launch, Swimming, Fishing, Hiking, Camping, Birding, Mountain Biking
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: (866) 857-2757; www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/cuyuna_country/index.html
Fees per Night: $10-$20+
Facilities: Picnic tables, hiking and biking trails, swimming beach, boat access, flush and non-flush toilets, showers, drinking water.
Driving Directions: Directions to Portsmouth Campground

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