Camping Posts

A Day in the Temperance River Watershed

The cold weather arriving makes me long for an August day camping and hiking the Superior Hiking Trail. Here’s a video I made this past summer of such a day.

Camping at Bear Head Lake State Park

Pranam Gurung put together this short clip of his first camping trip of the season to Bear Head Lake State Park near Ely. Day photos shot on an iPhone 6s Plus; night photos shot on a Canon 6D.

Post-flood camping options?

I’ll be up in the area via Minneapolis at the end of the month to play a show at Thirsty Pagan Brewing. I was hoping to camp near Duluth and get some hiking in. Since I haven’t ventured up since before the floods, does any one have suggestions toward what’s still tent-campable? I’m only asking because my first option (Jay Cooke) is obviously out of the picture.

Anything you got will help. Thanks!

12th Annual Winter Camping Symposium

The 12th Annual Winter Camping Symposium is now taking registrations. The purpose of the Winter Camping Symposium is to educate, collaborate and celebrate everything Winter! Winter campers and enthusiasts from around the region come together to share ideas and show off new creations which aid in the adventures of winter outdoor activities. From cold camping to hot camping, from kite sailing to building your own stove, from arctic adventures to sleeping in a quinsy in the backyard, from gear swaps to a chili feed, this event covers it all! Join us for a long weekend of camaraderie and exploration!

Go to to learn more and register for this exciting event!

(Website to be updated w/ more highlights of the event as they are booked. Workshops on how to build your own winter gear as well as dog sledding to be added shortly!)

Camping Gear for Rent in Duluth

I am looking for a business that rents camping gear (tents, sleeping bags, camp stoves, etc.). We are planning a short weekend camping trip and aren’t quite ready to go all out and purchase everything. Is there anywhere in Duluth or Superior that offers this kind of service? Also, is there anywhere that rents small fishing boats?