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Heitke Acres and Camping

· Leonidas, St. Louis, Minnesota
80 acres hosted by Joseph H.
2 RV/tent sites · 1 tent site
We live on a beautiful 80 acre parcel of land in the Mesabi Iron Range. Our property is a mix of field, forest, swamp, and creek. We also have a beaver pond where numerous beavers, otters, and other animals have been seen. We regularly see wildlife from our window as well. Our property really is a great central location for multiple outdoor activities such as mountain biking, cross country skiing, downhill skiiing, snowshoeing, fishing, off roading, swimming beaches, and the Mesabi Trail. We are only 5 minutes south of Eveleth and about 10-15 minutes south of Virginia. If you want to have a day trip to Duluth, it is just under an hour! We have free range chickens, so you may hear a morning greeting from our rooster! Feel free to bring chicken treats for your kids and they can feed them all day long. If you camp in the spring, there is a good chance you might be able to cuddle some chicks. This spring we even had a couple of goslings! Come in June and you will be able to pick beautiful wildflower bouquets of buttercups, daisies, iris, and more! If you come in the middle of the summer, plan on bringing some berry buckets with you. You can pick wild raspberries and blueberries throughout the property. Wild raspberries are small, but packed with flavor. If you are really lucky, you might find a little patch of wild strawberries! Our woods are an excellent place to forage for wild, edible, plants and mushrooms. We have found numerous varieties of each on our property. If you are brave enough to camp during a Minnesota winter there is a good chance one of us will be around to take you on our snowshoe trails throughout the property. Last year we were able to pack 3 miles of trail and enjoyed hosting several friends and family out for a 'shoe and hot chocolate. We are close to many lakes and the St Louis River. We have ample room for you to park your boats, rec. vehicles and etc! Our little pocket of the Iron Range is paradise and we love to share it with others. We hope to see you soon!
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2 ratings · 2 reviews
Devin D.recommends
March 19, 2024
Lower Field
Nice open field to camp. I was winter camping and the only one there. Joe and his wife delivered a wheelbarrow full of wood for a campfire along with some fresh eggs from their chickens and some smore makings. All was greatly appreciated.
Lindsay J.recommends
August 12, 2023
Lower Field
Great spot in Minnesota northwoods
Such a great spot. Secluded, easy to get to. Huge area available so lots of room to camp abd have privacy. Close to all the activities the area offers. We were mountain biking at Giants Ridge and golfing. We will be back. Joe and his family are really helpful and attentive making sure we had everything we need including firewood and stuff for smors
Leonidas, St. Louis, Minnesota, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Joseph H.Joined in June 2023
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