Silver Bay / Little Marais / Finland Area 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.

AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Silver Bay by Wyndham

150 Mensing Drive | Silver Bay, MN 55614

A Splash Bay Adventure AmericInn with 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.

Pets welcome in selected rooms and suites. $20/day cleaning fee. Request pet room when making reservation.
National Forest Lodge

9905 National Forest Lodge Road | Isabella, MN 55607

Ski-in and out amidst tall pines on Lake Gegoka in the Superior National Forest. 30Km of groomed single-tracked classic cross country trails. Winter weekend packages include lodging, all meals, outdoor hot tub, lakeside sauna and a polar plunge for the brave.  3 year round vacation rentals in this same quiet wilderness setting.  Your place to get away from it all.

Baptism River Inn

6125 Highway 1 | Silver Bay, MN 55614

On the Baptism River near Silver Bay
Renew your spirit! Quiet, cozy log lodgings immerse you in the peace of a north wood’s dream. The only hurrying here is the Baptism River cascading along its rugged banks. Three guest rooms and a luxurious suite – each beautifully appointed with incredibly comfortable queen beds (king in suite), reading chairs, private baths, mini-fridges and two person whirlpool tub. The River, Sunset and Evergreen rooms have balconies. All our rooms are rustic and cozy. Accommodations were built in 2004 with your comfort and privacy in mind.


County Road 6 | Finland, MN 55603

State Forest Campground

The campsites 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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Tettegouche State Park

5702 Highway 61 | Silver Bay, MN 55614

State Park Campground

28 drive-in sites on the Baptism River, about 1.5 miles from Lake Superior; secluded and well-screened. 22 electric sites, 60′ RV length limit, 13 cart-in sites near Lake Superior’s shores, 5 backpack sites along the Superior Hiking Trail, 6 walk-in sites on the Baptism River, 5 kayak sites, 2 group sites, flush toilets, vault toilets, showers, dump station in Silver Bay, public phones, sell firewood & ice. Also offers cabins at Tettegouche Camp and the Illgen Falls Cabin. Details here.


Highway 1 | Silver Bay, MN 55616

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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Mariner Motel

46 Outer Drive | Silver Bay, MN 55614

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

Fenstad’s Resort

6572 Highway 61 | Silver Bay, MN 55614

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

George H. Crosby Manitou State Park

7616 Lake County Road 7 | Finland, MN 55603

State Park Campground

21 backpack sites; secluded, remote sites ranging from 1/2 to 4 1/2 miles from parking area. Many sites are along the Manitou River and 4 of the sites are near Benson Lake. Vault toilets at the trailhead; field latrines are located near campsites. Details here.

Little Marais Lakeside Cabins

6476 Highway 61 | Silver Bay, MN 55614

Modern housekeeping cabins with kitchens and fireplaces on a beautiful cobblestone shoreline of Lake Superior. We have 13 rental units with 3 open year-round. Office located in Eagle’s Nest Gift Shop.

Lax Lake Campground

5736 Lax Lake Road | Silver Bay, MN 55616

Private Campground

Offering 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.

Black Beach Municipal Campground

200 W Lakeview Drive | Silver Bay, MN 55614

Municipal Campground

opening June 25 2020

The facility will be 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 will lead to the beach.

Baptism River Cabins

6027 Highway 1 | Finland, MN 55603

“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.