Backcountry camping at Grand Portage National Monument
The Grand Portage is a nearly nine mile portage/trail that connects Lake Superior to the Pigeon River over land. The hilly, rocky, rutty route challenges even experienced hikers. When making your camping plans please take into consideration your group’s physical condition and experience. Know your limits.
Camping at Grand Portage National Monument is limited to two campsites at Fort Charlotte.
Campsites are equipped with tent pads and must be used to protect the delicate topsoil at Fort Charlotte.
A free backcountry permit is required for all camping at Fort Charlotte.
Campsites are limited to nine people.
Make camping reservations well ahead of time, Fort Charlotte is becoming a popular destination. Allow two weeks for permit processing.
Applications for camping permits can be submitted any time of year.