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Camp Crimson Turtle

9 reviews
· Hastings, Minnesota
8 acres
3 sites
3 Caravan/Tent
Established by naturalists in the 1920's this parcel features a waterfront cabin (currently being restored), a two acre spring fed pond that is stocked with fish, a small stream and great privacy. We have had this as our family paradise and now we are sharing it with you! Learn more about this land: 8 acres of wooded privacy. Spring fed 2 acre pond, fishing, swimming, boating. Clothing optional if total site is rented. Extremely private. Electric available upon request for site number 2, other sites are quite far from electric hook up. New toilet facilities available!! We now have a flush toilet and exterior shower available for use onsite.
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Hastings, Minnesota, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Theresa S.Joined in March 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 2 hours
11 Ratings · 9 reviews
Greg B.recommends
October 30, 2022
Site 2 - Private pond camping
Remote camping.
All other reviews are accurate. It’s a beautiful spot with no interruptions or other people. The host was amazing answering all our questions. Lot could be cleaned a little but it is still one of the best spots if you like privacy.
Lucy D.
October 23, 2022
Site 1 - Private pond camping
The site is not good for tent camping. Too loud, very close to busy road and train tracks
Sam P.recommends
September 2, 2022
Private pond camping
We stayed at this super nice PRIVATE site, there was no one else there and it was just what we needed to get away. It's close enough to a town to still be able to get things you may have forgot but feels like your in the middle of no where. The host was super nice and replied to my messages, she really wanted to make sure we had what we needed ie. Fire wood and electric. It's the perfect spot to enjoy real camping. And the sunset was amazing.
Dawn G.
August 21, 2022
Site 3 - Private pond camping
Camp site was very lush and private, and close to Hastings, however if you are sensitive to road noise there is heavy traffic on the county road next to the property as it is a major conduit for the local casino. There was around the clock cars going by that detracted our enjoyment of the scenery. The Pond is pretty murky in late summer so swimming was not advisable. Lastly we opted to use the electricity offered by the host. Unfortunately the power went out late at night, we didn't bother reaching out to the host due to the late hour and we were leaving in the am. All in all I am not sure the value was there for our stay, I liked the remote feel but the grounds were unkempt and littered with cigarette butts, that and the road noise will likely keep us from returning.
Virgil V.recommends
May 12, 2022
Site 2 - Private pond camping
Winter time on 8 acres
Theresa’s 8 acres of land was great. There was electrical hook-up close to the cabin I stayed when it was still winter out so I didn’t get to enjoy it as much as I could of. There is a private pond. I have a 27’ travel trailer and I backed it in easy to the spot. Quite and I liked the location. Fire pits available and Teresa was very kind and helpful.
Martha E.doesn't recommend
September 23, 2021
Site 3 - Private pond camping
Needs work/has potential
has potential but not there yet. Also way over priced- $75 per site. BUT if this were cleaned up and maintained there are possibilities here! could be a really nice space- Pond is more of a green swamp, so swimming or canoeing in this-- meh. Cement abandoned building on site is run down with debris in it and around it. Had to clean up crushed cans to put down the tent (basically not a well maintained site). The site next to the pond is very close and nothing separating them (good thing we liked our neighbors).
Nicole H.recommends
September 13, 2021
Site 3 - Private pond camping
Private camp in a great spot!
The campsite was great with fresh class 5 gravel; it was fairly easy to get in, but the angle is a bit weird with the toilet trailer and a tree, but we got in. We camped here so we could kayak on the Vermillion and then go to a concert at Treasure Island. Very easy to get to both - camp is between two landings less than a mile away, each. There is an old cabin on the spot and the owner still seems to be developing the camp; it's got great potential to be a great spot, although there is for sure some cleaning up to do in the woods around the area. There is some road noise, but not bad - for such a private spot, easy to get to launches, or for casino fun, this is a great spot!
Peng Roden H.doesn't recommend
July 17, 2021
Site 3 - Private pond camping
Pros: There’s definitely privacy with a private pond and a trailer with a bathroom. Cons: There's an unkept shed or home next to the pond. It's a bit of an eyesore for me.
Tom G.recommends
June 29, 2021
Site 3 - Private pond camping
Some needed, me, time.
The weather did not fully cooperate for the whole weekend otherwise the rating would be higher. Can only fault mother nature for that. Nice, private place with lots of potential. Owner is in the midst of cleaning up an making improvements but good progress so far. Theresa is very prompt with responses and has options/amenities available not listed in the site posting. Just ask her. Easy access, close to the cities. I will be looking forward to seeing the improvements next time I come back. Hopefully the weather is better then too.
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