Camp Nushka

Site B: North Site

Camp Site B: North Site
Can accomodate parties over 50 people. Has the one pavillion shown here, access to shared pit toilets for Men and Women half way between Campsite A & B along with water. Steps down embankment to lake.
Tenting Area North Campsite B
Tenting Area 2 for North Camp Site B
Lake Access from North Camp Site B
Cass Lake Access
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Site A: South Site

Pavilion that accomodates over 25
Lake Side View of South Campsite A
South Camp Tenting site off the main path between camps
Down this path are the pit toilets as you can see from this photo. One for men and one for women, also at this point is the path for water.
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Camp Nushka is located on 26 acres of beautiful forest on Cass Lake, in the middle of Chippewa National Forest.  Located just 5.5 miles east of Cass Lake and 4.2 miles north on Cass County Hwy 10.  Watch the left hand side of the road for West Cass Bluff Loop Road and the sign for Camp Nushka.  Head down West Cass Bluff Loop Road 1.2 miles.  Camp Nushka is available year around for those who enjoy all season camping experiences.


The camp grounds offer:
  • Site A, south site
    • Accommodates over 25 people
    • Pavilion
  • Site B, north site
    • Accommodates over 50 people
    • Pavilion
  • Year round camping. 
  • Lake frontage for canoeing, kayaking, fishing and water activities. Canoes can be rented at Voyageurs Area Council for a nominal fee.
  • Pit toilets.
  • Service project opportunities.  Contact Scout Service Center for details.
In close proximity: 
  • 300+ acres of forest land that can be used for pioneering, orienteering, geocaching, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, and more.
  • Star Island, 1.5 miles, available campsites and hiking trails.
  • Biking trails that cover most of central MN just a few miles away.
  • Part of the Mississippi chain and outpost forest service, campsites can be reached both upstream and downstream.  
Sign off of Cass County Hwy 10
Long road to Camp Nushka off Paved Road
Entrance Sign into Camp Nushka
Information Sign at Entrance
Pit Toilets Men & Women
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2301 Cass Bluffs Loop Rd, Pennington, MN


Rental fees as of April 1, 2023.  There is a two-night minimum for exclusive use on a weekend.

  • Exclusive use of entire camp: $50 per night
  • Exclusive use of site A or B: $25 per night

Review the Camp Nushka calendar for available dates. 

Non-Scout Groups

If non-Scouting group, fee is double

Refunds that are made 30 days or later from the event will be a full refund minus any bank fees. Refunds made 7 days to 30 days prior to the event will be given a half refund. Refunds less than a week prior to the event will be up to the discretion of the council. Must pay the entire fee with reservation. All reservations are subject to camp availability. Be sure to place your reservation early so alternate plans can be made if scheduling difficulties arise.

Additional Information:

  • Check out time is noon.
  • Rental fees required to pick up keys.
  • Leave your area cleaner than you found it.
  • All fees subject to periodic change.
  • Equipment lost or damaged will be the responsibility of the campers.
  • Campers must abide by Voyageurs Area Council rules and guidelines and provide their own accident insurance.