After the "B Social" get together in Grand Marais last weekend, Heidi and I did a little hunting for good local boondocking spots and found some very nice ones. The picture above is of the Superior National Forest facilities at White Pine Lake. Not seen, but just to the right of this picnic area, is a boat launch and to the right of that, the barrier-free fishing pier shown below.
As you can see, this was really a gorgeous area! It was really very secluded and quiet as well, with only the sounds of the birds, the waves against the shoreline and a light wind through the trees. I apologize to Nellie for not taking pictures of the outhouse, but maybe next time :-)
There were a grand total of 3 campsites here, each with a fire ring, picnic table and nice level parking space. The one above was ours for the night. The "rustic" designation means there is no potable water available and you have to pack your trash out with you. Of course there is also no electricity or other services available, but for boondocking, these spots are ideal.
Within about 20 miles, there were 4 other small groups of rustic campsites, still located within the Superior National Forest. I put specific directions to this site in our page on free camping and boondocking found by following:
You can also get to the page by clicking the "Free Boondocking/camping" link under the Vantramps page banner above. These types of sites can be found in many locations throughout the country. Heidi and I will do our best to document the ones we can personally vouch for as we travel.