About Fox Lake Campground of Bemidji

Our 2021 camping season is from Friday, April 30 to Sunday, September 12.

Fox Lake Campground is a family friendly campground known for its casual atmosphere and the guests enjoying the lake. Fox Lake is connected to the Turtle River Chain of Lakes. Kids of all ages can be found relaxing at the beach or taking a kayak, paddle boat, canoe, or standup paddle board out on the water. Boaters enjoy tubing and wake boarding, and fishermen and fisherwomen can be spotted casting their lines into Fox Lake from their boats or heading down the channel to fish on Lake Beltrami.

Fox Lake Campground of Bemidji originally began in 1960 as Hamilton's Fox Lake Campground. Fifteen years later, the Ducharme family purchased the campground and operated it until the fall of 2018. The campground changed ownership in March of 2019 to the Haugen family.

At the 13+ acre campground, you'll find the Campground Store/Office, a Game Room, the Bathroom/Shower House/Laundromat, Fish Cleaning House, playground, volleyball area, Gaga Ball Pit, tetherball, and basketball court. (Campground map)


Please read over our Policy pages to see if Fox Lake Campground is the right place for your next family camping trip.


Want to see what's happening at Fox Lake Campground? Here's the link to our Photo Gallery

Your Campground Hosts

Fox Lake Campground hosts

Mark began camping at Fox Lake Campground with his parents Orvis and Debbie when he was around ten years old. His life was greatly shaped by the many adventures and days spent at Fox Lake Campground.


Mark (and Amanda) attended college at Bemidji State University. In 2004 he began his career with the U of MN Extension. In 2012 he earned his Master's Degree from the U of MN (Twin Cities), and completed his PhD course work in Educational Policy and Leadership in 2017.

He enjoys handyman duties, lawn/property care, refinishing projects, making sure our camping guests make the most of their stay, and lending them a hand if they need anything. 

Amanda first visited Fox Lake Campground in the summer of 2000 with her then boyfriend Mark. She was raised on a dairy farm and didn't grow up going camping regularly or spending time at a lake. Campground lifestyle was new and exciting to her.  Now, 20 years later, she gets to embrace life at the lake full time! 


Amanda has been a small business owner since 2004. She operated Hubbard Studio  (portrait photography) in Park Rapids and later on in Becker.

She loves the outdoors and was the one who taught Mark to fillet a fish! She also enjoys decorating, doing yard work, building/refinishing projects, and downhill/cross country skiing when the winter arrives.

Jillian and Alix were just infants when they started visiting their grandparents at their seasonal camping spot at Fox Lake Campground. 


On hot summer days the girls can be found enjoying the beach and doing handstands underwater. They also have fun riding their bikes throughout the campground with their campground friends and cousins and stopping by the store for ice cream cones.

Jillian enjoys art and reading. Alix enjoys singing and performing. They both love petting all of the visiting dogs at the campground!

Fox Lake Campground hosts - the Haugen family
The Haugens of Fox Lake Campground of Bemidji

Affiliated Associations

We are proud members of the Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce, the Bemidji Area Business Women, and the Minnesota Resort & Campground Association. We enjoy networking and supporting the many business owners and members of these groups. (Click on each graphic below for more information. The website links will open in new windows.)