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Camping right on the UMD campus!

photograph of Bagley Nature Area campground

We Are Open!  Fortunately, the storm damage had little effect on the campground, so come and stay.

Welcome to the brand new, walk-in campground in Bagley Nature Area, right on the UMD Campus. This tents-only campground offers 6 rustic campsites, surrounded by forests. Enjoy hiking on the wood-chipped trails, explore the forests, and discover tent-camping. Close to the Superior Hiking Trail.  


  • One fire-ring available for camper use.  
  • Firewood can be purchased from the "Campground Ranger".
  • Outhouse
  • Running water

  • Park & walk-in access is available May 30-August 28, 2016.
  • Backpack thru-hiker access is available at any time.

Located at 1737 Bayview Avenue in Duluth 

For reservations call 218-726-6134

Campsites 1-4 are reservable
Campsites 5-6 are walk-in only and not reservable

Up to 2 tents and 6 people per site.

Campsite with 2 tents

$25/night (Sales, Lodging, & Tourism Tax Included!)

Bagley Campground Gear Package:

In association with our Rental Center, packages are available for all of the camping gear you need, including the campsite fee!. Tents, stoves, sleeping bags, cook kits and more.
Weekends only
$55 for one night (tax included)
$95 for 2 nights (tax included)
The complete package includes

  • One 4-Person Tent or two 2-Person Tents
  • Cooking, Eating, and Cleaning Kits
  • 4 Sleeping bags
  • 1 Rain Tarp
  • Two-Burner Stove
  • Campsite fee

Perfect for a weekend family outing!

Park Ranger

Our Bagley Park Ranger will be providing nature education programs and activities on the weekends for campers and other visitors on weekends. A great way to introduce your family to the outdoors! Visit the RSOP Facebook page for current programs and activities.