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East Lake Ranch

· Palisade, Aitkin, Minnesota
174 acres hosted by Jake & Amy J.
2 RV/tent sites
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
Our land is very special with positive energy vibes. If you're looking for a relaxing place to watch the diamonds dance on the lake, listen to the birds sing and watch the butterflies dance around n the meadow, you'll instantly start to relax. Learn more about this land: We offer TWO campsites, Meadow and Oak. Meadow is in an open meadow hill alongside forest and wetland, situated next to West Lake with dock access. Paddle to Waukenabo Lake through the channel. View the eagle's nest. Campfire ring in both sites. Oak is secluded and right on West Lake. Access [5-minute walk] to outhouse "Scheissplatz" known as the cleanest and cutest in Aitkin County. Fresh well water available to all campers.  Bring your container to fill up for the freshest Wasser!  Wood can be gathered from the forest floor or any dead tree branches. No cutting of live trees. You may bring your own wood as long as you burn it all up. You can walk to the our pole shed, "Steinbeck" and pet the animals.  We have a horse "Buddy", donkey "Archer", two goats "Frank & Randy", five sheep "Lorraine, Mabel, April, Lynn and Princess Mary Margaret. As of March 2024, we have 6 lambs! We have 3 egg laying hens named "The Ladies", and our Brittany Spaniel dog., "Benji." You can hike through the woods.  We are situated in 174 acres and adjacent to state forest land.  The loons call in the evening and life is good relaxing at East Lake Ranch.  Great first time experience for kids. Learn about our shoreline by clicking: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/woodlands/harvesting-wild-rice.html
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27 ratings · 16 reviews
Connor A.recommends
October 2, 2023
We had a great time but only the second night/day we stayed, I’ll list what we enjoyed and what kept this place from being perfect. (To be fair we were offered a full refund but I declined because we still had a great time) Pros -The kayaks were amazing, we used the channel to go visit Sitas Lake (very secluded) -Amenities are everything you need (outhouse, water hookup, kayaks, & even some farm animals to pet) you can’t ask for much more than that! -Great space/setup for a tent site -Deadfall brush pile for burning -Firewood bundles for sale! Cons -We were unaware that duck hunting happens directly on their lake, 5:30am - 10am.(during duck season) We woke up startled at 5:30am from 4 shotgun blasts… we were more confused and caught of guard than anything.. (we went into town and bought some earplugs which seemed to help the next morning) -the other campsite is within your view from the Oak site. (We were unlucky enough to get a large group of 8 young adults at the other site, who booked after us.) Unfortunately they weren’t respectful at night and we had to deal with the fallout. - I didn’t want to leave a negative review since the host was so great and we did end up having a great second day/night, we were just unlucky I think! Conclusion If the other campsite is quiet and respectful & it’s not hunting season this place is absolutely perfect.
Sydney S.recommends
October 1, 2023
Would recommend
This spot was spacious, had a beautiful view and so many fun farm animals!
Sedona L.recommends
September 19, 2023
Breathtaking and Wonderful
We tent camped and brought our canoe! The land itself was wonderful and my dog had so much fun exploring without any issue of big roads or places she shouldn’t get into. Canoeing the lake was beautiful, we saw many wildlife! The animals were friendly and let us give them some scratches. The property is absolutely charming and we had the perfect autumn weather; the trees were beautiful! I loved having the fire pit full for our first night, that was an unexpected surprise. Amy was lovely and very welcoming. The biggest thing to appreciate at this site is the solitude and privacy. The outhouse was not far, very clean. The water pump from the well tasted amazing! Amy: I hope those new chicks you picked up are settling nicely! Thank you for a wonderful experience. We are talking about making it an annual trip. Lots of love from Sedona, Luke, and Nyx!
Pahoua T.recommends
September 17, 2023
Amy and Jake were really friendly. Both of them came to greet me and my friends with such a warm welcome. They reply to my messages within an hour. We are really happy we found this campsite. Would definitely do it again!!
Ellie B.recommends
September 11, 2023
Beautiful campsite! Really enjoyed using the kayaks. Great spot, will definitely be back!
Michele K.recommends
September 4, 2023
What a beautiful property! Thanks for sharing it with us. The meadow site is full sun but we made do in the heat with a screened tent. The water is pretty low this year but we made use of the dock and kayaked around the gorgeous lake. We had a great say, thanks again!
Palisade, Aitkin, Minnesota, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, and Bdewakantuwan (Mdewakanton) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Jake & Amy J.Joined in May 2020
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