Knife Island Campground

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty at nearby Jay Cooke State Park, venture on a thrilling whitewater rafting trip on the St. Louis River, or explore the myriad of hiking and biking trails all within a quick 10-minute drive. Knife Island Campground is more than a place to stay—it’s your gateway to unforgettable outdoor adventures.

About US

Welcome to Knife Island Campground, your serene getaway located in the quaint town of Esko, just a stone’s throw away from the vibrant city of Duluth, Minnesota. Offering an escape into the embrace of nature without sacrificing convenience, our campground is strategically positioned with easy access to Interstate 35, putting you just 20 minutes away from the bustling events at Bayfront Festival Park, Canal Park, and the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC).


At Knife Island Campground, we blend the raw beauty of nature with exceptional comforts to enhance your stay.

Ways to Stay

  • Your Cozy Retreat Amidst Nature

    For a blend of comfort and adventure, Knife Island Campground's bunkhouses are the perfect choice. Equipped with modern amenities such as heating/AC, a television, microwave, charcoal grill, and mini-fridge, each bunkhouse can accommodate up to six guests.

RV&Tent Sites

Our campground caters to all camping preferences with a wide range of RV&Tent sites that accommodate fifth wheels, travel trailers, pop-up campers, motorhomes, truck campers, and vans.

Our Site Map

Download a map of the campground below to see our amenities and their locations. To the right is a map of the area if you need driving directions to the campground.

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