Private camping near Rochester

Camping near Rochester puts you within a short distance of parks, rivers, and nature trails.

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97% (227 reviews)

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4 top campgrounds near Rochester

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Bluff Hollow Camp on the Root River

1 site · RV, Tent8 acres · Stewartville, MN
The property is one of a kind. The Driftless Region starts right here in SE Minnesota. It is secluded with mature trees, beautiful bluffs, fishing, kayaking! It is a nature lovers dream!
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The Back 20

1 site · Lodging20 acres · Utica, MN
The Back 20 is is a cute and secluded place to rough it. Completely private half mile off the road. Please read entirety of description and how to access property before booking.The Back 20 is an ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK PROPERTY!!!!! There is uneven ground/terrain, trip hazards, valleys, loose stone, brush hazard to vehicles, no way for emergency vehicles to enter this property successfully type of hazards. We are not responsible for any injury/death you or your guests may incur while navigating property and by entering property you agree to such terms. This is a No Trespassing without permission property. Access To the Back 20: This is a HIKE IN ONLY PROPERTY! You are also welcome to ATV or Snomobile back there. Cabin is half mile off road, be prepared in case of inclement weather or tough conditions for the hike. There is parking area located just off the road before the trail starts to right.No HUNTING without permission!!! We manage this land properly for all hunters and non hunters to enjoy. That being said no hunting will be allowed on property of any sort unless you have prior permission. Guests caught hunting without permission will be considered Trespassers.This is a Dry cabin. There is no water on property. In warm conditions the water barrels may/may not be full. Feel free to use the water from them for dishes or bathing outside. It is not drinkable water and bringing your own drinking water in is necessary. There is an outhouse and a small boat toilet in the home. We prefer you to use the outhouse overall. If use inside toilet, you must rinse it outside and clean before leaving. No exceptions.Learn more about this land:Enrich yourself in this private retreat nestled away from the road within a beautiful hardwood valley. No internet, no tv, limited cell service with property..Deer, Fox, coyote, and eagles are just a small amount of wildlife you will see here. Great for a weekend unplugged to relax among the stars. Small dry cabin with 1 queenbed, and two cots with sleeping bags. Room for extra tents as well. Pit toilet with outside shower available in summer. Nearby trout stream 1 mile away. Cute and comfy spot to unwind and unplug. Bring your flashlight! It’s dark back here but oh the stars you’ll see on a clear night! Solar power will keep your phone charged in case of emergency. Large deck with picnic table and no one around. Completely private! Great spot to be in nature. Clothing optional!This property is like camping with a cabin. You will need to bring pots pans dishes cutlery as it is not provided.. Wood stove heat in winter. Must bring your own wood or scavenge on land. Very homey and wonderful way to rough it!
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Hidden Spring Hideaway - Glamping

1 site · Lodging25 acres · Mantorville, MN
Welcome to your private oasis, nestled in the woods. Located in southeastern Minnesota's driftless region, where you are surrounded by rolling green hills, the Zumbro River, and limestone bluffs. You can walk a half-mile to the quaint town of Mantorville (I call it the Stars Hollow of Minnesota) where you'll find a cute coffee shop, antique stores, a breakfast spot in an old school house, a park on the river, a restaurant built in the 1850s, and a saloon with drinks and live music. The property offers walking trails throughout our woods with mature trees, an array of birds, flowers, a food forest, wildcraft medicinal herbs, and the Zumbro River for guest enjoyment. If you would like a tour of our 25-acre woodland property, my father (Steve), is a tree expert, and he would gladly show you around our land. Please message me and I will arrange this for you.
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Tiny*25 Acre*Farm*Barn*Trails*

1 site · Lodging25 acres · TN
QUIRKY BARN TINY HOME ON 25 ACRE NATURE PRESERVE. LOCATED IN MINNESOTA, 30 MINUTES WEST OF ROCHESTER. Delight in the beauty and history of this authentic 150-year-old family farm; now organic, sustainable, solar-powered and chemical free with a rustic, handcrafted Tiny. Unplug in the charming cabin that pays homage to the founding family who settled and worked these woods.   Established in 1854, The Homestead is one of only a handful of remaining Century Farms in Minnesota; this Pioneer Property boasts an inviting 25 PRIVATELY OWNED acres for you to freely roam.   Certified as a National Wildlife Habitat, there is an abundance of animals and birds in the heavily wooded pristine moors at the bottom of the hill.  Bluffs, creek, Medieval Forest; the pastures are used organic, chemical free hay farming.   Homesteaded since 1858, the Farm has been chemical free since 1985. We raise organic hay. No livestock on the farm. The property you have access to is included in the Richard Dorer Memorial Hardwood Forest. Authentic experiences on trails, cliffs, creek, meadows, wetlands, moors, prairie all in their natural state. Since no chemicals have been used "some' foraging is allowed. Please leave no trace. Be mindful of wildlife and considerate of others. Mountain bikes are allowed on the trails. Learn more about this land: 1 bed/1 bath rustic using the highest cleaning protocols for 5 star stays.  The entire unit is yours; not shared whatsoever.  25 acres of the farm has been carved out as a Nature Preserve.   Enter the property using the North Driveway. We live on property about 150 yards away with no line of sight.   Self-Check In at the house using the lock box.    Enjoy locally sourced snacks - WHEN AVAILABLE -- and drinks thoughtfully provided by your Hosts, while you explore the house.  Whimsically curated decor to bring in woodsy charm of your new favorite getaway.   Put away the basic groceries you purchased en-route.   We know there is no view from the accommodations, because of where it is located.  You're meant to go outside.  Like, FR.  ;-)  Relax on the porch, open the adult beverages you brought with. Put on your sturdy shoes and take a stroll down to the scenic creek, free from all other distractions.  Check out the picnic pavilion.  Consider a picnic for tomorrow. Hike back up the hill (moderate/rocky) to the house.   Light the fire (wood provided) and cook some veggies or chops on the gas grill.    [X] Make S'mores  [X] Have your own private bonfire.   Visit with other adults on the comfy porch or lawn under big sky while star gazing.   Sleep soundly on comfortable new memory foam mattresses with UGG bedding and hospitality grade linens.   Wake up refreshed and make coffee.  Slip out silently onto the porch and watch wildlife and birds.   Read or journal.  Eat breakfast or pack a knapsack for the trail.  Take eco-friendly bug spray and sunblock (provided). Following the clearly marked trail, admire the wild meadows with no other traffic.  Contemplate the amazing limestone bluffs that are indigenous to the area. Run the trails.  Walk along the scenic creek (again!!)  Have a breakfast bar and juice in the picnic pavilion.  Imagine what this land looked like 150 years ago Spend time re-wilding.  Forage for herbs and plants.  Spot birds.  (Bring the binoculars from the cabin!) Hunt for shed deer antlers and Morel mushrooms.  Watch the eagles. Since no chemicals have been used here since 1987, it is safe to harvest a few plants for yourself.  (Please be considerate, leave some for others, and practice good stewardship of natural resources; Pack it in/Pack it out/leave no trace.)  The adjoining properties are still used for farming; it is possible you may see workers or animals across the pasture, but they won't intrude on your time, they're busy! These are working animals and machinery, so give them space.  Fences may have electrical current.  Don't touch wire fences. Take a private, romantic hike with your special someone.  Photograph the century old remains of the original farm. Stroll through the rolling hills.  Pick a couple apples from one of the 5 apple trees Nana-Eva planted in 1942.   Admire the Day Lilys Mom planted in 1967.  (On the driveway, near the gates Blooming in early summer.)  Eat some wild blackberries or grapes right off the vines.  Planted by Great Grandpa Otis in 1937.  (Look along fence lines for these) June bearing fruit. [X] Relax in the safety and awesomeness of your natural wild environment. NEW!!!!!! Art Escapes. As us how. After a quick shower and you're off to explore town! Drive through picturesque S.E. Minnesota.  We are close to Historic Mantorville.  Pass by wineries, quaint antique shops and stagecoach hotel.  So, did you go North, South, East or West? Did you visit a nearby Festival or Fair?  See a Stagecoach?  Visit the Opera House?  Cycling?  Riding?  Find a local small batch brewery?  Did you go to the Farmer's Market?  Did you go to Rochester, Home of the Mayo Clinic and visit the city sights?  Were you berry picking?  Or did you go shopping at a variety of cute shops and boutiques? Antiquing?  We recommend a church supper if you can find one, or a VFW BBQ!  How about the Food Trucks?  Maybe you stopped at Burgers and Shake joint?  Did you get a massage and pedi?  Pop and ice cream at The Chocolate Shoppe?  Walk along the river?  Or were you more adventurous and went tubing on the Zumbro!? Art, you participating in our ART INSTALLATION? More late-night snuggling under the stars with your favorite person on the patio. Another fine, soft, evening here watching the fireflies.   Wake up Sunday, re-energized and re-connected with your loved ones.   Take your coffee and walk down to the covered pavilion.  A quick breakfast of fresh eggs you bought from the Farmers Market and homemade bread, and you're off. You have had a perfect small-town getaway at The Tiny Lumber Jack! Make sure you have all your things, let Host(s) know you're departing, and lock the door!  Plan your return trip!  See you soon!
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Looking for a camping adventure near Rochester, Minnesota? Hipcamp has you covered with over 110 private campsites to choose from. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or a history buff, there's something for everyone. Check out top campsites like Gilles Family Dairy & Woodland (239 reviews), Prairie Creek Forest Campground (202 reviews), and Shady Rest Acres (171 reviews). With popular amenities like campfires, trash disposal, and potable water, you'll have everything you need for a comfortable stay. And the average price per night is just $42, with options as low as $18. So, grab your hiking boots and get ready for an unforgettable camping experience!

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