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

Discover the tranquil retreat of Knife Island Campground, nestled in the charming Esko community and only a short drive from the lively city of Duluth, Minnesota. Embrace the beauty of nature while enjoying the convenience of our strategic location, just off Interstate 35. Situated a mere 20-minute drive from the vibrant happenings at Bayfront Festival Park, Canal Park, and the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC), our campground provides the perfect balance of relaxation and accessibility. Plus, with stunning campgrounds near Duluth, MN, you’ll find yourself immersed in the natural splendor of the Northwoods while still being within reach of urban excitement. Our amenities include convenient access to propane filling for your camping needs.


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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