Dawson Trail Campground is located on French Lake in the northeast corner of the park at the threshold of the Quetico wilderness. Over 100 campsites are located in two campground loops: Chippewa and Ojibwa. Both campground loops have electrical campsites and can accommodate trailers and tents. Vault toilets, flush toilets, showers, laundry and water taps are all nearby. Many campsites are lakefront with direct access to water.
Swimming, hiking, wildlife viewing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and picnicking at one of our scenic day use areas, are just a few of the opportunities available at the campgrounds during the summer. The winter months offer groomed cross-country ski trails, snowshoeing and ice-fishing.
Winter camping opportunities are available in the Chippewa loop of the Dawson Trail Campground from January 1- March 31. Water taps, trailer dump and fill and showers/flush toilets are not available during the winter camping season. Vault toilets are available adjacent to campsite #17 in the Chippewa Campground. Firewood sales can be arranged prior to your stay by calling the park information line (807-597-2735) at least 72 hours in advance of your arrival (Mon-Fri).