CP Campground Review – Indian Point, Duluth, MN
A quiet and green city campground just ~15 minutes from downtown Duluth, MN.
- Site Quality = 3.5/5
Sites are a mix here. The campground is basically a large grassy field on a point of land surrounded by water. There is a mix of open areas and areas with large trees and shade. The sites themselves are gravel/grass with nice sitting areas containing a picnic table and fire-pit. Where they vary is size and levelness:
- FHU Sites (#1-7) : There are only 7 full hookup sites and they are located in a row right by the main entrance. They are all gravel, long and decently flat, but they are also more closely spaced than the partial/primitive sites. Most any-sized rig can fit here.
- Partial Hookup or Primitive Sites (#8-67): The majority of the sites in the campground are a mix of 30Amp electric/water, 30Amp electric or primitive (no hookups) in a more “dispersed type” arrangement around the grassy field. Sites are on a mixed surface with some sites on gravel, while others are grass or a mix of gravel/grass. Separation is generally good and “sitting areas” are all very decent. Biggest ding is levelness and size. Some sizes are very long (e.g. our site 10A was enormous) while others are very short, and some are level while others are very unlevel indeed. A few of the outer back-ins (around 49-52) have a slice of water view too. The park office has a good grasp of site sizes and seem to be good about putting bigger rigs into the bigger/more level sites.
- Walk-In Tent Sites (#68-71): There is a small, separate section for walk-in tent sites.
- Facilities = 3/5
Flush toilet and free showers. Biggest ding was that the shower pressure was very low and there was no-where to put your stuff so you had to change right in front of the entrance door (a tad awkward). It was clean though. On positive side the on-site laundry was very nice ($1.50 wash, $1.25 dry). The park rents the park rents bicycles, kayaks and canoes, and there is also free on-site WiFi, but we couldn’t get it to work the entire time we were there. Lastly there is a free on-site dump station and potable water.
- Location = 5/5
This is a great location to explore Duluth and the surrounding area. The campground is off the road on a very green point so it feels separate and remote, yet you are only ~15 minutes from downtown. There is access to a great bike/hike trail (Superior Hiking Trail) just down the road, and you are only a few minutes from the zoo too. Relaxing spot to stay and it’s central to everything there is to see and do in the area.
- Pet Friendliness = 5/5
Great spot for dogs. Lots of grass and space in camp, plus there is a fabulous (lovely!) hiking trail going around the entire point by the water. Polly loved it here.
Overall Rating = 4.1
BONUS ALERT = Camp in a quiet spot within 15 mins of downtown Duluth, MN!
Summary: We were looking for something nice & green close to Duluth and this spot fit the bill. It’s a little pricey (more than we usually like to pay), but it’s our kind of green, relaxed camp and we most definitely enjoyed the convenient location. It’s an interesting city campground that’s kind of “hidden” off on a point of land by the St.Louis River inside a residential neighborhood near the zoo (the turn-off is not marked at all, so pay attention to Google to get here). The camp itself is very green and quiet, surrounded by water (there’s a lovely little hiking trail around the point for doggie, and places to kayak/canoe) and has quite decent sites. There is a mix of full hookups (only 7 sites) and partial hookups arranged in a large grassy area in a somewhat dispersed-type arrangement with trees and shade. The sites are either gravel or gravel/grass, have mostly good separation and decent “sitting areas” containing picnic tables and fire-pits. Where the sites vary is in size and levelness. Some sites are HUGE (e.g. our site 10A was 3 rigs long) while others are short and very unlevel. The check-in office is very friendly/helpful and seems to have a good grasp of sizes, so they do a good job of putting the bigger rigs into the bigger sites. There is also bike rental & kayak/canoe rental and laundry on-site. The best part of the campground is location. You’re right next to a nice biking trail (Lake Superior Trail), only ~15 mins from the downtown Lakewalk and a short drive to everything there is to see and do in Duluth. We enjoyed the quiet at camp, loved walking the little trail around the point with Polly and most definitely enjoyed the location. We’d stay here again.
Extra Info: There is free on-site WiFi, but we couldn’t get it to work the entire time we were there. Decently stable cell signal -> 2 bars ATT LTE (4G was actually better/faster) and 3 bars Verizon LTE. 76 sites, all reservable online. Sites cost $46-58/night for full hookups, $41-52/night for partial hookups, $36-46 for electric and $32-40 for primitive. On site dump station.
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