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silver bay, little marais, finland mn lodging

The triangle from Silver Bay north to Finland and then south to Little Marais is not quite midway up the shore and is ideal for folks who like to explore, like the way things used to be, and want to stay inland. If you choose lodging in this area, you will enjoy two state parks, excellent hiking and cross-country skiing, tasty, simple fare, a few fun shops and the Superior National Forest are the highlights.

mile 54.9


formerly AmericInn Silver Bay

A 110-foot indoor water slide, kiddie pool, whirlpool & steam room. Northwoods decor; breakfast buffet, helpful staff. Standard rooms, suites, whirlpool and fireplace suites, rooms with balconies and Lake Superior views, rooms for guests with disabilities. Near state parks and trails.


150 Mensing Drive | Silver Bay
mile 59.4


A secluded 32-acre property, Tettegouche Lodge near Finland, MN with a spacious 8-bedroom, 7-bathroom vacation rental house nestled into the hills three miles inland from Lake Superior. A spectacular stretch of the Baptism River runs through the property directly below the Lodge with ideal, private fly fishing locations and a swimming hole. With a capacity of up to 18 guests, the Lodge is perfect for multi-generational or multi-family North Shore vacations, yoga or corporate retreats, intimate Northwoods weddings, writing, art or photography workshops, and book club or scrapbooking getaways.


6125 Highway 1 | Silver Bay
mile 59.4 + 61.1 miles



Take the picturesque drive up MN Hwy 1 to to the charming town of Ely. Meander the shops and local eateries, visit the renowned International Wolf Center and the Bear Center, rent a canoe and paddle in a wilderness lake. At the heart of your visit is this clean residential vacation home 2 blocks off main street.

Everyone gets their own room in this 5-bedroom charmer! Perfect for families, groups, couples. Nice patio, two full baths, off street parking. Reasonably-priced. Stay off the shore on your next visit.


E Chapman St | Ely
spiral waterslide and pool at americinn silver bay on the north shore
mile 51.3 + 8.1 miles
Private Campground

Lax Lake Campground is privately owned and offers lakeshore campsites for tenters and RVS; electric hook-up available. Canoe, motor boat and pontoon rental; Also has Lakeside Lodge rooms, Lakeside Vintage cabins and a duplex. All on Lax Lake.


5736 Lax Lake Road | Silver Bay
mile 54.6 + 0.1 miles

Motel offering regular rooms and two- and three-bedroom units with kitchenettes and saunas; clean; reasonable rates.


46 Outer Drive | Silver Bay
mile 55.0
Municipal Campground

One of the newest north shore campgrounds, Black Beach Campground Silver Bay is a 49-site campground with 5 accessible sites, 30-amp electric service in all sites, picnic tables, fire rings, restroom and bathhouse facilities, a playground and access to walking trails that lead to the beach.


200 W Lakeview Drive | Silver Bay
mile 58.7
State Park Campground

28 year round, secluded drive-in sites on the Baptism River, about 1.5 miles from Lake Superior; 22 are electric sites; NO pull-through sites; 60' RV length limit.
6 walk-in sites with bear-proof storage lockers in Baptism River campground.
13 cart-in sites near Lake Superior's shores with bear-proof storage lockers, up to 0.6 miles from parking.
5 backpack sites along the Superior Hiking Trail, first-come first-served, 1-night stays only.
2 cart-in [tent-only] group sites about 100 yards from parking; nearest potable water is at park office 1.5 miles away; vault toilets, picnic tables, fire ring.
Cabin Rentals: year round housekeeping, 2-bedroom, full kitchen, accessible Illgen Falls Cabin. 4 rustic year round walk-in cabins at Tettegouche Camp. Note - it is a 3.5 mile or steep 1.7 mile one-way walk into the cabins [no carts]. Cabins are 1- to 3-rooms, sleeping 2-6 people, with screened in porch, kitchenettes, wood stove and firewood, and use of a canoe; share a modern restroom with showers.
Year round accessible showers, flush toilets, and vault toilets in campground.
No dump station.
Firewood for sale year round at office; ice for sale seasonally at office.
2023 payment update for camping and firewood


5702 Highway 61 | Silver Bay
mile 59.4 + 2.8 miles
State Forest Campground

The campground, which is adjacent to the Baptism River, is considered "primitive," designed to furnish only the basic needs of the camper. The campsites consist of a cleared area, fire ring, and table. In addition, vault toilets, garbage cans, and drinking water are available. All sites are on a first-come, first-served basis for a fee.

Eckbeck Campground and Day Use Area is approximately 3 miles from Lake Superior and Tetttegouche State Park, offers the visitor a great alternative to the more developed and heavily used state parks along the North Shore. From MN Hwy 61, take MN Hwy 1, (N) 3.5 miles to the campground.

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Highway 1 | Silver Bay
mile 59.4 + 2.2 miles

"Serene", "quiet", "unspoiled" are a few of the words our customers have used to describe the Baptism River Cabins, which are set above the Baptism River bordering Minnesota’s Tettegouche State Park. Cabins don’t have to be primitive. Ours are fully equipped with all the amenities.


6027 Minnesota 1 | Finland
mile 59.4 + 13.8 miles
State Park Campground

21 secluded backpack sites from 0.5 to 4.5 miles from parking area; several along the Manitou River and 4 near Benson Lake.
Vault toilets at the trailhead; field latrines are located near campsites.
This is low impact camping; use of camp stoves is encouraged instead of campfires.
2023 payment update for camping and firewood


7616 Lake County Road 7 | Finland
mile 59.4 + 21.8 miles
Superior National Forest Campground

26 sites along the lake, picnic tables, fishing, fire grates, toilets, are first come-first served, drinking water, are RV accessible (limited length, no hook-ups, though) and fee charged. Includes a boat launch, an area for large groups and a 5 mile hiking trail. Details here.

From Hwy 61 in Schroeder, north on Co. Rd. 1 for 10 miles, east on Co. Rd. 7 for 4 miles


Lake County Road 7 | Finalnd
mile 60.0 + 5.4 miles
State Forest Campground

The campsites at the Finland MN Campground are considered "primitive," designed to furnish only the basic needs of the camper. The campsites consist of a cleared area, fire ring, and table. Vault toilets, garbage cans, and drinking water are available. All sites are on a first-come, first-served basis for a fee.

Finland campground has 39 campsites and is located about 7 miles from Lake Superior and Tettegouche. The campground is situated at the confluence of the east and west branches of the Baptism River adjacent to the village of Finland. The Finland campground allows ingress/egress with ATVs to 15 designated campsites with access to the Moose Walk/Moose Run and Red Dot ATV trail systems. The campground also has a reservable group campsite.

From Hwy 61, take Hwy 1 to the village of Finland. From Finland, take Lake County Road 6 about 1/2 mile to the campground.

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County Road 6 | Finland
mile 65.3

Modern housekeeping cabins with kitchens and fireplaces on a beautiful cobblestone shoreline of Lake Superior. We have 9 rental units.


6488 Minnesota 61 | Silver Bay
mile 66.0

Handcrafted lakeshore cabins on beach and rocky shoreline. Our one, two and three-bedroom cabins; many have open beam ceilings and nine have wood-burning fireplaces and wood is provided. Our cabins are spacious and comfortably furnished with fully equipped kitchens


6572 Minnesota 61 | Silver Bay
mile 90.2 + 11.5 miles

Schumachers welcome you with clean & cozy cabins. Each has a full kitchen and 24-hour electricity.  All cabins are lakeside or lakeview.  We are located in the Superior National Forest with vast opportunity to fish area lakes, hike, hunt & snowmobile the many miles of trails and roads.
Family owned and operated since 1974.

General store with convenience items, souvenirs, gas, and a small off-sale liquor store.


9949 Cramer Rd | Finland
Silver Bay / Little Marais / Finland

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