Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area

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Camping & Lodging


Reservations are now required when campgrounds are open. Plan ahead, or make a fee-free same-day reservation. Learn more »

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Drive-in Sites

29 sites

Camping is available at the Portsmouth Campground. The campground is located on the northwest shore of Portsmouth Mine Lake. The campground has both shaded sites and open, grassy sites. 18 electric and 15 non-electric sites are available for camping during the regular camping season. All campsites require reservations.

Walk-in Sites

4 sites

Same as above, but without drive-in access.

Group Camp

1 site - accommodates up to 25 people

Site is located in a wooded area within a short distance of restrooms/showers, swimming beach and mountain bike trails.



Located along Yawkey Mine Lake


Three 7-person yurts are located along Yawkey Mine Lake. Heating firewood is provided at no charge for the indoor woodstoves during the winter months. Electricity is not available, and pets, open flames, and cooking are not allowed inside the yurts. Binghamite and Manganese yurts have partial shade. Silkstone yurt is closest to water and restrooms. More information on yurts.

Sanitation Facilities


In campground

The showers are available on a seasonal basis. Check seasonal update for dates open.
Showers are not provided for those staying in the yurts or group camps.

Flush Toilets

In campground

The flush toilets are available on a seasonal basis. Check seasonal update for dates open.

Vault Toilets

Throughout park

Available year-round.

Dump Station