Okontoe’s Seasonal Lease Campsites

seasonal lease site at Okontoe
A seasonal lease campsite gives you unlimited access throughout the season

We love hosting fellow Christians who want to spend more time at Okontoe and become part of our community. We offer three lease opportunities…


Our Lease Opportunities

TENT

$500 – Tent/RV Summer Lease

  • Come and go from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend
  • Bring your tent or RV
  • Use any available campsite
  • Pack up when you leave each time
  • Free use of Okontoe canoe within the property during your stay
popup camper

$1,200 – RV Summer Lease

  • Leave your RV at a designated site from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend
  • Free use of Okontoe canoe within the property during your stay
seasonal lease site at Okontoe

$1,600 – RV Seasonal Lease

  • Leave your RV at a designated site from May 15 through October 31
  • Option to leave your RV at your site year-round for continual lease
  • Free use of Okontoe canoe within the property during your stay

Why You’ll Love a Summer or Seasonal Lease Site

  • You don’t have to tow your RV back and forth. Your home away from home! (RV Summer Lease and RV Seasonal Lease options)
  • You can enjoy our beautiful area as much as you like each season—even the entire summer! (RV Summer Lease and RV Seasonal Lease options)
  • You can build relationships with other lease site holders, guests of Okontoe and Okontoe staff.
  • You can be involved in the daily life of Okontoe—staff Bible studies, work projects, community campfires.
  • There are SO MANY things to do in our area of the Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais and Lake Superior’s North Shore. If you love the outdoors, you’ll absolutely love it here as a base camp for all your outdoor adventures.
canoe on bow lake, okontoe
Easy access to Bow Lake is just one of the many benefits of being a lease holder

What Your Summer Lease or Seasonal Lease Campsite Includes

Tent/RV Summer Lease:

  • You can come and go throughout the summer. You’ll use the available site of your choice. Can include one extended stay of up to two weeks (must be scheduled in advance).
  • When you leave, you pack up and take your tent or RV home with you.
  • Picnic table and fire ring
  • Our staff does the lawn mowing
  • Shower House and porta-potties
  • Small swimming beach (no life guard on duty)
  • Free use of an available canoe, paddles, PFDs. (All Okontoe’s canoes must be kept on Bow, Quiver and Shoko Lakes. To rent canoes for the Boundary Waters, we can suggest several area outfitters.)
  • Well-behaved dogs are welcome as long as you follow our campground guidelines*

RV Summer Lease:

  • Keep your RV at your designated campsite for the summer season. No need to haul it back and forth!
  • Electric hookup, water (in most sites), RV dump station nearby
  • Picnic table and fire ring
  • Our staff does the lawn mowing
  • Small swimming beach (no life guard on duty)
  • Free use of an available canoe, paddles, PFDs. (All Okontoe’s canoes must be kept on Bow, Quiver and Shoko Lakes. To rent canoes for the Boundary Waters, we can suggest several area outfitters.)
  • Well-behaved dogs are welcome as long as you follow our Dog Guidelines*

RV Seasonal Lease:

  • Keep your RV at your designated campsite for the entire season. No need to haul it back and forth! You can even leave it over the winter if you know you’ll be back to lease the following year. (You must carry your own insurance. No private RVs are insured under Okontoe’s policy.)
  • You get in on September and early October—some of the best weather of the year up here!
  • Electric hookup, water (in most sites), RV dump station nearby
  • Picnic table and fire ring
  • Our staff does the lawn mowing
  • Shower House and porta-potties, if needed
  • Small swimming beach (no life guard on duty)
  • Free use of an available canoe, paddles, PFDs. (All Okontoe’s canoes must be kept on Bow, Quiver and Shoko Lakes. To rent canoes for the Boundary Waters, we can suggest several area outfitters.)
  • Well-behaved dogs are welcome as long as you follow our campground guidelines*

*Our Dog Guidelines:

We know your dog is part of your family. We welcome well-behaved dogs at Okontoe, but do require you follow these guidelines so other campers and lease holders will enjoy their stay, too:

  • Your dog(s) must be leashed or under your firm control at all times. If someone else is bothered by your dog (including other dogs), on the leash it goes (i.e., at the swimming beach or community campfire).
  • Before you bring your dog into someone else’s campsite (even when it’s leashed), get their permission.
  • Your dog isn’t allowed in any of the buildings, including the Cook Shack and the Chapel.
  • Pick up after it/them regularly and before you leave your campsite to go home.
  • Don’t leave your dog(s) unattended in your campsite, unless it’s safely (and quietly) in your tent or RV.
  • Okontoe is surrounded by thousands of acres of wilderness, which is habitat for many predators. DO NOT leave your small dog unattended!
  • We reserve the right to ask you not to bring your dog back if it barks excessively or if you’re not willing to follow the above guidelines.

Seasonal Lease Sites Currently Available

Okontoe has 11 campsites designated as Summer or Seasonal Lease sites. Most can accommodate smaller RVs (we suggest a 24-foot maximum). Two of them are pull-through and able to host a large RV.

We currently have 5 Summer or Seasonal Lease sites available:

SITE 13: Lakeside, private, back-in site appropriate for a pop-up trailer or small RV. Plenty of shade.

okontoe campsite 13

SITE 16: Lakeside, morning shade and lots of afternoon sun. Gorgeous sunset views! Quite small and suitable for pop-up or small RV. Next to canoe and kayak launch area also used by Sites 18 and 19.

okontoe campsite 16

SITE 18: This one has a small older camper on it, which is for sale (separate from the lease fee and needs some loving care!). Pull-through with a lovely lake view. Shaded with some afternoon sun.

okontoe campsite 18

SITE 22: Large enough to park a large RV. Pull-through with plenty of shade. This site is along the campground road, but still has privacy. If you enjoy hob-nobbing with other campers, there’s more action in this area.

okontoe campsite 22

SITE 25: Another large pull-through site able to accommodate a large RV. Plenty of shade, and also along the campground road. You’ll enjoy greeting your neighbors who pass by.

okontoe campsite 25

For more details about any of these lease options: email info@okontoe.org or call: 218-388-2285

We are a Christian non-profit ministry with a campground and retreat cabins. All lease holders agree to abide by our values, including being an alcohol-free and family-friendly property. Quiet hours are 10:00 pm – 8:00 am weekdays and 11:00pm – 8:00 am weekends.