Lakefront Campsites, Ely MN

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More than 2,000 lakes are interconnected by streams, rivers or portage trails -- all waiting to be explored. As guests of the moose, deer, timberwolves, bald eagles, black bears and other wild creatures, you will come to appreciate the area's true natural beauty and the environment we all share. It's a paddler's paradise and an angler's dream. With its varied shorelines and lake bottom structure, these lakes boast some of the most versatile fishing in the country. We'll help guide you to best spots along the way. Fish for walleye, smallmouth and largemouth bass, northern pike, lake trout, perch, crappie, bluegill, whitefish and stream trout. Before departure, we will familiarize you with your outfitting package. We'll explain the proper use of the gear, rules and regulations of the BWCA, safety considerations and offer helpful tips for low impact camping There are no roads, no cabins, or airplanes. Just you, your canoe, the lakes, forests and creatures that inhabit them. Your Whispering Pines Wilderness Adventure awaits.


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Our campsites are located along the lakeshore and each are separated trees for your seclusion. Each of the Whispering Pines Campsites have water, electric, picnic tables, barbeque grills and campfire rings and great views of Big Lake. We have a bath house with private showers, private toilet facilities and a traditional wood fired sauna to relax in. In addition, we have a great natural sand swimming beach to enjoy on warm and sunny summer days.

Nightly Rate: $40.00 for 2 people and $7.00 change for each additional person that stays on the campsite, children under 5 are our guests. 2 night minimum stay on weekends. Deposit 50%


Holidays and Festivals: A stay of 3 nights minimum required for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Blueberry and Harvest Moon Festivals.

Weekly Rate: $250.00 for 2 people and $20.00 change for each additional person that stays on the campsite. 

Cancellation Policy: We are a small resort; therefore, cancellations affect us significantly. If you find it necessary to cancel your reservation, your deposit will be refunded only if we are able to re-book your campsite for the entire time you have reserved, less 10% cancellation fee or apply your deposit to a future stay within the current year, provided we receive written notice 90 days prior to your arrival date. If you must cancel with less than 90 day written notice you will be financially responsible for the entire amount of your reserved accommodation. No refunds or adjustments for inclement weather or early departures.

  • One tent or pop up camper per each campsite, also there can be only four person maximum on campsite depending on the site.
  • Our campsites can accommodate Tents, Pop Up Campers, Pick Up Campers, Travel trailers 20 ft or under and small RV's under 25 feet. Sorry we cannot accommodate large Campers and RV’S.
  • Boats, Motors, Canoes, Kayaks, Pontoon Boat and pedal boats are available for rent.
  • If you decide to bring your own boat  there will be a $5.00 per day docking fee.

  • Don't Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal. We sell DNR approved firewood at the resort.

  • Pet Policy: Pets are permitted, a fee of 10.00/day or $50.00/week is charged per pet with a maximum of 2 pets per campsite. All pets must be leased when on resort property. Please clean up after your pet. You are responsible for any damaged caused by your pet. Pets’ vaccinations should be up-to-date and current and is free of ticks and fleas.

  • A Deposit of 50% is required at time of reservation for all Watercraft. First tank of gas is included with weekly boat and pontoon rental. Additional gas or gas mix must be purchased from Lodge of Whispering Pines. Only full week reservations for the pontoon boats will be taken in advance. Daily rentals available during the season on a first come, first served basis. Minnesota law requires life jackets –one life jacket per person must be on board always. Renters are financially responsible for any damage caused to motors or watercraft. Rates and availability of rentals subject to change without notice. To help provide better service, advance notification for boat and motor rental is encouraged. There are times when a boat or pontoons may become unrentable due to damage or mechanical failure. If this should happen we will make every effort to notify you as soon as possible, if we are unsuccessful to find a pontoon or boat for you we will return your deposit for the boat or pontoon in full. We determine cancellation by the date the reservation of a boat rental is made. Make your reservations early to avoid this happening to you.

  • Amenities

    Traditional Wood Fired Sauna

    Live Bait & Tackle Shop

    Satellite Television

    Fish Cleaning House

    DVD Movie Rentals

    Lake Maps

    Guest Laundry

    Ladder ball

    Gift Shop

    Children's Playground

    Ice Cream Treats

    Volley Ball




    Bocce Ball

    Ice Cubes & Blocks


    Boat & Motor Rentals

    Board Games

    Pontoon Boat Rentals

    Cabins with Fireplaces

    Canoe & Kayak Rentals

    Outdoor Fire Pits

    Paddle Boats

    Outdoor Charcoal Grills

    Life Jackets

    Firewood for Sale

    Gas & Oil for Boats

    Dog Friendly

    Boat Docks

    Sandy Beach


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