Hipcamp host Christoph R.,
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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

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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. 

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Caravans, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Camper trailers, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 6 meters allowed
Back-in site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Electrical connection available
Generators allowed
No Motorhomes, Campervans, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Christoph a message!
  • 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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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

The Paul Bunyan State trail is available in the summer to walk, run, or for Biking.

Boating

There are several lakes in the area for boating and fishing.

Fishing

There are several lakes in the area.

Hiking

State forest and/or parks in the area.

Off-roading (OHV)

Spider Lake ATV/OHV park is located in the Foot Hills State Forest area West of Pine River on Highway 2.

Snow sports

Snowmobiling on the State Trail is always a favorite. Cross-Country skiing and snowshoeing around the property are allowed.

Wildlife watching

There are deer and birds in the area. Once in awhile, you'll see a chipmunk or the neighbor's cat.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Norske Sites (nettsteder) in Minnesota.

Forest

The property is mostly forest or wooded areas.

Field

Another neighbor has a meadow or field west of my property.

Wetlands

Some wetland's in the area south of the county land.

Farm

One of our neighbors has a small farm.

Driveway

The driveway into the property is off to the left as you pass the State Trail. The driveway leads you to the main area.

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Hipcamper Mindy

Cozy spot with great fire.

Mindy M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 7th, 2021

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.

Hipcamper Heather
Heather S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 7th, 2020

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!

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Hipcamper Justin
Justin S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 23rd, 2020

Easily one of the best campsites I've been to! Super welcoming vibes, great utilities, a great weekend!

Hipcamper Christoph
Response from Christoph, the Host, on August 26th, 2020

Awesome! Thanks for staying with us!

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Hipcamper Nikki

Exceeded expectations

Nikki T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 20th, 2020

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.

Great spot to star gazeLarge open areaCute Norway details all aroundSolar charging station
Hipcamper Christoph
Response from Christoph, the Host, on August 25th, 2020

Thank you, Nikki. I'm glad you enjoyed the camp and the amenities!

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Hipcamper Michelle

Excellent campground and host!

Michelle H.
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(Dispersed site)
August 17th, 2020

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!!

Hipcamper Christoph
Response from Christoph, the Host, on August 25th, 2020

Thank you for the review, Michelle. We thought about how to present the composting toilet. It's a little more weekly maintenance, but the reviews are great! Please come back and stay soon!

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Hipcamper Brett
Brett W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 15th, 2020

This was a great site! It was only me and my partner, but we will be setting up a group visit in the future!

Hipcamper Christoph
Response from Christoph, the Host, on August 25th, 2020

Great. We look forward to having you stay again.

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Hipcamper Steve
Steve N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 12th, 2020

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.

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Hipcamper Christoph
Response from Christoph, the Host, on July 15th, 2020

Thank you Steve for the great review. It was nice to talk to you about my passion and getting to know you and your wife. Hopefully, we will see you soon!

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Hipcamper Jessica

Great access to paul bunyon trail!

Jessica W.
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(Dispersed site)
June 29th, 2020

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.

Perfect spot to set up our Vanagon and sit by the fire. The stars were amazing at night!
Hipcamper ANGELA

Peaceful place to stay

Angela P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 23rd, 2020

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.

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Property
Velkommen to Norske Camp!
State
Minnesota
Country
United States
$25/night
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