I bought some land by Pine River, MN, and I would like to turn it into a place where people can make camp and enjoy being outside in northern Minnesota. The land is about 8.5 acres and adjoins 34 acres of county land. A major biking/walking/snowmobile trail (Paul Bunyan State Trail) runs along the edge of the property with some cleared trails on the land as well. I would lik
I bought some land by Pine River, MN, and I would like to turn it into a place where people can make camp and enjoy being outside in northern Minnesota. The land is about 8.5 acres and adjoins 34 acres of county land. A major biking/walking/snowmobile trail (Paul Bunyan State Trail) runs along the edge of the property with some cleared trails on the land as well. I would like to be able to share this land with people who appreciate the outdoors. This is a great spot to have a small camp close to town and the Brainerd lakes area of Minnesota. ￼
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 9 months out
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
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1,000 watt generator
Arctic Cat generator located in the storage camper
Bicycles (Mountain, Tri, Tandem)
Choose any bike in the bike rack
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
The Paul Bunyan State trail is available in the summer to walk, run, or for Biking.
There are several lakes in the area for boating and fishing.
There are several lakes in the area.
State forest and/or parks in the area.
Spider Lake ATV/OHV park is located in the Foot Hills State Forest area West of Pine River on Highway 2.
Snowmobiling on the State Trail is always a favorite. Cross-Country skiing and snowshoeing around the property are allowed.
There are deer and birds in the area. Once in awhile, you'll see a chipmunk or the neighbor's cat.
Natural features you'll find at Norske Sites (nettsteder) in Minnesota.
The property is mostly forest or wooded areas.
Another neighbor has a meadow or field west of my property.
Some wetland's in the area south of the county land.
One of our neighbors has a small farm.
The driveway into the property is off to the left as you pass the State Trail. The driveway leads you to the main area.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Cozy spot with great fire.
Great spot with a generous host. We enjoyed a nice fire and there was electricity to plug our camper in. Bikes were available to use on the nearby trail too! Host called and was very informative and helpful.
Very fun place to camp. Lots of unexpected things to find as you explore. We especially liked the bikes to use on the nearby trail. Truly lovely little spot, would love to return!
This place rocks! The site area is huge. You can choose where to put your tent. There’s a large central fire pit and a second one off to one side. Everything you could need is provided, bug repellent, stuff to cook with, grill and charcoal, chairs and tables. He even had yardzee to play! There’s a composting toilet and an outdoor shower. We were close to lots of lakes and trails. We drove to Itasca state park one day as it was only an hour away. I would definitely recommend this site.
Excellent campground and host!
Excellent first experience using Hipcamp, with awesome host! This site is very well designed and equipped to make one feel welcome right away: firewood available, box with bug repellant and spray, Yardzee game, and bottled water--perfect touches to a campground. We had plenty of space to place 3 tents right next to each other alongside the parked old RV. There was also a cabin that is for rent, but no one used it while we were there, so we had the camp to ourselves, very peaceful! The main firepit was great, two out of my group used the camp shower area and said it was good, and the picnic tables were great, too. This will sound funny, but the composting toilet was a pleasant surprise--not only does it have a nice padded toilet seat, it also smells good in there (seriously)!! It's the best outdoor/camp outhouse I've ever used. There was a noticeable level of traffic noise during the day (didn't bother us, no big deal), but not in the evening/night. Christoph was not on site during our stay, but was always reachable and super friendly, checked in on our stay via messages and everything! We would happily return and camp here again!!
It was exactly what we wanted and way more than we expected. We chose this location because it was on the Paul Bunyan rails to trail and centrally located on the trail. We camped in our 20 foot travel trailer and squeezed it into the site. Our plan was to use this camp for our base to explore parts of the trail for a day. We biked about 48 miles on the trail in our one day adventure. For all the rails to trails summer bikers and hikers this midway location provides many options for your trail adventures.
This little camping area is the epitome of off grid classic Minnesota north woods camping. It’s an eclectic collection of items assembled for a second or third life as a camping site. Combined with the two other families camping there, a number of options were showcased. We were off grid and self contained boondocking. One family had small children and took full advantage of the cabin as their base of operations for a weekend of fishing and hiking. Another family was camping overnight in tents as part of there family trip into northern MN.
It is very apparent Chris loves the Minnesota north woods camping life and he wants to make this experience available to everyone. Entering into the camp a person notices quickly all the little things provided to make the experience complete. There are smaller solar lights placed around the camp site that create a warm glow in a way that provides some lite where it is needed and simultaneously adds ambiance to the setting. Piles of kindling, bbq gills, a gas operated coffee maker, axes, fire wood, cooking tools, poison ivy, and many more items are provided to enhance your stay.
Chris has great customer service skills and a true passion for sharing this long standing traditional north woods simple lifestyle.
Great access to paul bunyon trail!
This was a great spot if you're looking to bike/hike the Paul Bunyon Trail. Easy access to the trail. Chris had many extras available - firewood, bug spray, seating, etc that were nice to have. This would be great a great spot for friends to use together.
Peaceful place to stay
The site was replete with great places to sit near fire- a table with an umbrella, great rocker, a picnic table and a round table with stools. The composting toilet was great! Smelled like cedar chips and pine. Has an outdoor shower with hot water! Adjoining The Paul Bunyan hiking and bike trail. Great place for keeping bikes, private campsite. Clean. Stayed in tent but will be back to tent camp and try out the cabin, which was cozy but definitely wise space use.