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Savanna State Forest

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Savanna State Forest, Minnesota

You think the Oregon Trail was tough? Centuries before folks were traversing the country for gold, Native American tribes in Minnesota were using the Savanna Portage to get between the Mississippi Read more...

You think the Oregon Trail was tough? Centuries before folks were traversing the country for gold, Native American tribes in Minnesota were using the Savanna Portage to get between the Mississippi River and Lake Superior. This northern Minnesota taste of history is in Savanna State Forest, just outside the coastal town of Duluth. The gnarly path was nearly impossible to travel before a wooden boardwalk was built over the peat bogs and foggy marshes, a trail that’s now on the National Register of Historic Places and open for walking.

There’s also all sorts of water recreation to be had at the forest’s Big Sandy Lake, where cranes and swans roam free. At the end of the day, fall asleep to the gentle hooting of owls at the private, dispersed campsites at Hay Lake Campground, where you and your friends can pretend you’re resting along your journey to Lake Superior!

Hay Lake Campground
Just outside Duluth in northern Minnesota, near Lake Superior, Savanna State Forest’s best campgrounds...
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The Country Mouse
Dixie: Forty-acre farm along the dead moose river groomed hay fields and pastured area for campers to enjoy a...
Direct book$50/night
Good farm for you and me
Paul: Perfect location for relaxing in a small town settings sipping a glass of wine during your break of...
Direct book$10/night
Run wild
Patrick: Nestled in heart of Gods country you can hike, ride, Kayak or just meander through the woods. There...
Request book$40/night
Ivan's Bay Getaway
Nathan: Pitch your tent next to one of Minnesota's greatest lake. Leech Lake is the third largest lake in...
Direct book$48/night
Quaking Aspen Forest
Michelle : Quaking Aspen Forest is fantastic! Very peaceful and beautiful. There are great trails, canoeing, wa...
Direct book$20/night
Camp Palustria
Cody: The campsite is okay and is exactly as listed. However, we were not warned that the "hike" to the cam...
Request book$20/night
Down by the Creek
Amanda: We have over 100 acres of wooded land with 4 large meadows, hiking trails and a creek flowing through....
Direct book$15/night
Jay Cooke Campground

Jay Cooke Campground

100% Recommend – 9 Responses
Austin: This state park is beautiful with the roaring St. Louis river...the campgrounds are pretty wooded and ...
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Camping with the Critters
Lois: Yoga with goats meets camping with alpacas! We offer camping in the small animal pasture of our...
Direct book$50/night
On The Ice!
Daron: Plan a weekend (or week!) 1 to 2 miles out on the 2nd largest lake in MN! While the lake is 15 miles x...
Direct book$400/night
Savanna Portage State Park Campground
Savanna Portage Campground is a large, developed campground on the banks of Lake Shumway. Bring your...
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Sandy Lake Campground
The living’s easy at Sandy Lake Campground—and the living’s quite close to the water, too. Most of the...
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Wooded Delite
Genevieve: Pitch your tent in a small clearing in the woods and enjoy privacy. Rustic trail through the woods...
Direct book$12/night
North Woods Serenity
Rebecca: We have 100 acres. A small part of it is a sustainable organic farm and 65 acres is wild land with...
Direct book$25/night
Trust in Nature
Ray: Leaves will be turning soon! Reserve your spot today. You can pitch your tent in your choice of...
Request book$30/night
Baker and White Oak Lake Campground
There are two dispersed camping sites at Baker and White Oak Lake Campground. If you’re into...
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Pokegama Dam Campground
No binoculars needed; when you stay at Pokegama Dam Campground you get an incredible, unparalleled...
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Parking strip in Minnesota
Casey: This is a skinny long stip off the road in Minnesota. Only about 15 feet wide but more then 1300 feet...
Direct book$10/night
Clint Converse Campround
What’s your favorite outdoor activity? You can probably do it here at Clint Converse Campground. Set...
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Schoolcraft State Park Campground
Paddle : Schoolcraft is an absolute hidden treasure. While most MN State Park visitors will wear the beaten pat...
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