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Knife Island Campground

Set in a natural state, with wooded areas throughout the 30 campsites. From outdoor exploration to rafting the river, Knife Island is a home base for any outdoor adventure.

Open May - December

Enjoy camping at Knife Island campground from the months of May through December

Relax and Enjoy

We are committed to your stay being an amazing experience.

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About Knife Island Campground

Known for our Natural Beauty

Knife Island Campground is set in a natural state, with wooded areas throughout the sites. It affords a fantastic geological classroom with the slate rock formations caused by the glaciers. It is a historical landmine, and due to these facts, we do not allow any of these rock outcrops to be disturbed. We also do not allow any digging or burying of refuse, or the use of metal detectors. We want to insure that the natural beauty and historical enhancements are here and undisturbed for future generations to view and enjoy. We would also like to remind our guests that although we are nestled between a major freeway and highway, wildlife is in abundance.

What to do

Our Guide to Esko

High Ropes Course

Enjoy the thrill of the high ropes course at the High Ropes MN adventure park.


Enjoy professional white water tours from Swiftwater Adventures. With pickup available at the camp, enjoying the river is a breeze.

Jay Cooke State Park

The swinging bridge is very cool and gives you great views of the St. Louis River.

Open for Reservations

We make booking your reservation with us simple. Click the button to pick your site and lock in your stay.

Locally Owned and Operated

Trust Us To Be There To Ensure you Have the Best Time in Esko, MN.

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