Bad Medicine Resort & Campgrounds
and Chapel of the Good Creation
On beautiful Bad Medicine Lake in Northern Minnesota

Bad Medicine is the state’s best known Rainbow Trout lake. Each year hundreds of fishermen make the trek in quest of the rainbow. The clear, cool, well-oxygenated waters make good Trout habitat.  Bad Medicine Resort is located on the East Side of beautiful Bad Medicine Lake.

We are 10 miles West of Itasca State Park along State Highway 113. 17 miles North of Park Rapids on Hwy. 71-turn onto Hwy. 113 for 10 miles, and take East Bad Medicine Road for 2 miles. We are nestled among the many Birch and Pine trees. We are just below the South boundary of Itasca State Park.

Those of you who would like to attend church services on Sunday morning, we have The Chapel of the Good Creation on our grounds, with services from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend for all denominations at 11 am.  Please join us to rejuvenate the mind with a relaxing, fun service, fellowship and coffee.

Camp Sites:
Opening of Fishing Season through September on Camp Sites

Campsites are spaced among the pine and birch trees on terraced sites. By beautiful Bad Medicine Lake which is spring fed, with neither an inlet or outlet. We have complete hook-up sites with elec., water, and sewer for RV or motor homes. Sites with water and electricity, and rustic sites for tents with no hook ups. All sites have picnic table, fire ring and a dock for your boat. A modern shower house is included with your campsite. For enquires for seasonal or weekend camping we would be more than happy to visit with you-please call us.

Camp Sites

Daily for 2 People Seasonal



Electricity (20 or 50 amp) Water Sewer


Sites Available

Extra person per site $5.00 Daily, Children 11 years and younger $3.00. Daily rates are based on a 24-hour stay. Air Conditioning-$3.00 daily. 6.5% sales tax must be included for all rates. No Credit or Debit cards-we accept cash and checks. One camping family unit per site and one vehicle. Holiday Camp Site weekend-3 nights reservation with a 3 day $75.00 basic price deposit.  Campground pets PERMITTED ON LEASH ONLY .

  • Included in your Camping:
  • Picnic Tables & Fire Rings by Campsite
  • Fish Cleaning House
  • Launch Area for Boats or Pontoons
  • Docks - check with management
  • Nature Trails for walking
  • Fishing
  • Sandy Swimming Beach
  • Playground
  • Services Available:
  • Firewood Delivered till 7 PM
  • Paddle Boat Rentals
  • Canoe Rentals
  • Laundry Mat
  • Ice for Sale
  • High Speed Wireless Internet
  • Activities Nearby:
  • Itasca State Park
  • North Country Trail
  • Tamarac National Park
  • Historical Markers

Please no Jet Skis or Jet Boats, we would rather listen to the Loons.

Print Reservation Forms

 Your Hosts, Don & Helen

Pictures of great cabins, beautiful scenery and super fishing

Telephone: (218) 573-3790

Bad Medicine Resort
38257 Bad Medicine Resort Road
Ponsford, Minnesota 56575

In loving Memory of Carolyn Tschudi

A heart of gold stopped beating
Hard working hands now rest.
God broke my heart to prove to me
He only takes the best.
I think of you in silence
I often speak your name
All I have now are memories
And your picture in a frame.
A million times I’ve thought of you
A million times I’ve cried.
If love alone could have saved you
You never would have died.
It broke my heart to lose you
But you didn’t go alone
For a part of me went with you
The day God took you home.

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