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Camping right on the UMD campus!

Welcome to the 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.  


Vehicle parking only available until August 31 2020.  Campground open for hikers year around (water will be shut off in winter).

Please help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and STAY APART from those not in your group, disinfect/wash your hands, and clean surfaces you touch.

Tent Set Up

Open, Grassy Area for Tents


  • One fire-ring available for camper use.  

  • Firewood can be purchased from the "Campground Ranger".

  • Outhouse

  • Running water

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.

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

Campground is right in Bagley Nature Area

  • Click HERE for information about Bagley Nature Area

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.

$55 for one night (tax included)
$95 for 2 nights (tax included)

The complete package includes

Family Camping

Camping is Fun!

  • 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!