Chippewa Loop, Norway Beach Recreation Area, Minnesota

Found a wonderful campground on Cass Lake. Large private sites with easy access to the lake.


Chippewa Loop, Norway Beach Recreation Area - US Forest Service Campground, near Cass Lake, MN: Site #120 (46 RV sites total in this loop) - This site has: electric hookup • water nearby. Campground Notes: flush toilets • showers • dump not station available (repairs pending) • lake access • trails from campground • trails nearby • 1300’ elevation. July 19th - 25th.

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The headwaters of the Mississippi River originate in Itasca State Park. The river begins its 2552 mile winding trip as it slowly flows from Lake Itasca and travels to Mexico's Gulf.

Local Flavor – Area Businesses We Enjoyed & Recommend
Bemidji Brewing Company

"Pleasant taproom serving well-crafted beers. Worth the visit."

Bemidji Brewing Company 401 Beltrami, Bemidji, MN

The Norway Beach Recreation Area is a picturesque campground located in the heart of Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest, just 4 miles east of the city of Cass Lake. This popular recreation area offers visitors a serene and natural setting to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities on the shores of the beautiful Cass Lake.

Campgrounds at Norway Beach Recreation Area
The Norway Beach Recreation Area features 4 distinct campground loops - Norway Beach, Chippewa, Wanaki, and Cass Lake - offering a total of 170 campsites for tents, RVs, and trailers. Many of the campsites offer stunning views of Cass Lake, allowing visitors to wake up to the tranquil sight and sounds of the water. The campgrounds provide amenities such as picnic tables, fire rings, and access to vault toilets and water spigots.

Recreational Activities at Norway Beach Recreation Area
In addition to the campgrounds, the Norway Beach Recreation Area features a variety of recreational activities for visitors to enjoy:

  • Sandy swimming beach along the shores of Cass Lake, perfect for cooling off on hot summer days.
  • Interpretive hiking trails nearby.
  • Paved biking trail for cycling enthusiasts.
  • Opportunities for fishing, boating, and other water sports on the lake.

Cass Lake, the fifth-largest lake in Minnesota, is a popular destination in its own right. The lake offers excellent fishing for species such as walleye, northern pike, and crappie, drawing anglers from near and far. Visitors can also enjoy recreational activities like swimming, kayaking, and canoeing on the lake's calm waters.

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