Birch Lakes Campground and Day-Use Area



From 1-94, Exit at Melrose/County Road 13; Go north into Melrose on Hwy. 13/2nd Ave. .3 miles; Turn right (east) on Main Street/County 13 and go 3 blocks; Turn right (north) on County 13/5th Ave. Go north 5 miles on County 13; Turn left (east) onto County Road 17; Go 1.3 miles and then turn left (north) onto Birch Lake Road/Angler Drive; Go north 2 miles to State Forest Road, which will be on the right (east) side of the road; Turn onto State Forest Road. Campground is approximately .75 miles down the road.


Phone: 320-616-2525

Managed by: Charles A. Lindbergh State Park

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Fees: Fee information
Individual site $14
Group site $50

Purchase Approved Firewood

Description: The campground is considered "primitive," designed to furnish only the basic needs of the camper. The campsites consist of a cleared area, fire ring, and table. In addition, vault toilets, garbage cans, and drinking water are available. All individual sites are on a first-come, first-served basis. For group sites, contact the Charles A. Lindbergh State Park.

Highlights: The campground features 29 shaded campsites located near Big Birch Lake, Big Birch Lake public landing, vault toilets and a hand pump for drinking water. Motorboats are allowed on the lake and noise could be a factor on the weekends for campers as many of the campsites are located right near the water with direct access.

Big Birch Lake is known to be an ideal habitat for panfish, crappie, small mouth bass, northern pike and walleye.


2 camp sites symbol wheelchair (2)

24 drive-in sites

1 group site

5 walk-in sites

7 toilets symbol wheelchair(1)

2 wells symbol wheelchair (2)

1 dock symbol wheelchair (1)

6 picnic tables

1 mile of nature trail symbol wheelchair (1)

symbol wheelchair denotes accessible feature, (#) denotes number that are accessible.