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Hidden Pines

97%
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25 reviews
· Kerrick, Minnesota
2 acres
3 sites
3 Tent
Come get away in our grove of balsam pine trees in a rural area with lots of wildlife to see and hear. We have 3 primitive campsites, one for large groups and two smaller ones for more private camping. We offer un mapped hiking trails onsite and there is plenty of activities to do within 10 to 15  miles from camp. Activities include swimming at local beaches, Nemadji State Forest, General CC Andrews State Forest, ATV riding, lots of great fishing lakes, several rivers for kayaking and canoeing, local restaurants, coffee houses, movie theater, general store, shopping, antiques/craft, grocery, gas, local brewery, agate center, fire museum. The land was purchased by the Sway family in the late 70's from a farmer and has been in the family since. We are one of the 4 current land owners of this property and plan to keep the land in the family as long as we can. Our home was built in 2011 on part of the property. Since living here we have used the land for hiking, gardening, wood harvesting, selling Christmas trees, and now we are excited for our new adventure of opening a small part of our land for camping. We are excited for you to enjoy our land as much as we do.
Activities
Fishing
Hiking
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching
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Forest
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Kerrick, Minnesota, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Aric & Beth S.Joined in February 2019
97%
30 ratings · 25 reviews
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Jennifer M.recommends
October 16, 2022
Site 3 ONE TENT & PRIVATE
Beautiful setting
I stayed at Campsite 3. It was very private and if you don’t want to walk past campsite 1 and 2 on your way to the site, you can take a left off the parking lot and it will take you there. The setting amongst the pine trees was beautiful. Nice, flat spot for my tent. The outhouse was cute and clean. There was already firewood at my campsite with self service option to purchase more. Really enjoyed my stay. Thank you!!
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Peter K.recommends
September 6, 2022
Site 1 One tent small group
Nice spot, good distance between sites and clean. Nowhere for water or picnic table so you have to bring your own but we really enjoyed our stay
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Claudia M.recommends
September 5, 2022
Site 2 Large Group Open Area
Great campsites! You can see that Aric and Beth care about Hidden Pines and keep it clean and neat. The outhouse is super cute and clean and every site has a citronella candle and some free firewood. We really enjoyed our stay at Hidden Pines and would definitely come back!
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Avalon B.recommends
September 5, 2022
Site 3 ONE TENT & PRIVATE
Birthday Weekend!! :)
Tenting on Aric & Beth’s land was such a nice getaway for my birthday! Their rules and instructions were super straight forward and they were the nicest people ever! They even let me use an outlet at their house to blow up my air mattress! ;) The paths to the sites were mowed nicely and we had no trouble hauling our stuff in and out! There was a wagon sitting at the parking lot for us to use which was really helpful and saved us multiple trips! Our neighbors for the weekend were really nice and respectful, I would 100% recommend camping here with your friends/family!
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Sonnie V.recommends
August 16, 2022
Site 2 Large Group Open Area
I love the campsite that we were at, in case if you were wondering we were at campsite 2, next time we’re probably going to book campsite 3 because it’s more enclosed but nonetheless each site had a unique private enclosure. The site came with complimentary firewood and since we forgot to bring cash for extra firewood they told us to take what we needed, so thanks for that! Genuine host through and through! I would definitely recommend Hidden Pines to everyone!
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Britney S.recommends
August 7, 2022
Site 3 ONE TENT & PRIVATE
Loved camping here! Clean environment , safe surroundings and a great way to connect with nature ! Lots of bugs though so make sure you bring bug spray ! 5/5 ⭐️
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Teng Y.recommends
August 1, 2022
Site 2 Large Group Open Area
Night away from the city
Incredible spot to get away from the city that isn’t far off the grid. All the directions was simple and clear. There were signs around the campsite to conveniently guide the campers which was a huge help! Ground was flat for a overall enjoyable rest. Complimentary firewood was very kind. Would definitely return in the future!
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Caleb G.recommends
July 25, 2022
Site 3 ONE TENT & PRIVATE
I want to write a bad review so no one will want to camp here and I’ll be able to book it when I want. But of course, I can’t do that. No complaints at all. We absolutely loved the campsites. They were well maintained, citronella candles provided. The woods were beautiful and peaceful. The night sky was lit up with more stars than I’ve seen in a long time. They had a very cute and well maintained outhouse! We definitely felt the owners cared about our experience. They were accommodating and quick to respond. We definitely want to come back when we are able. Definitely an amazing get away.
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Rachel S.recommends
July 18, 2022
Site 2 Large Group Open Area
Great stay!
This tent site was so clean and easy to access. I'd 100% recommend this site to people who are looking to get away in the north woods. They had clear cut paths to each tent site, lamps through the paths, and a very clean outhouse. Very happy with my stay here.
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Scott S.recommends
June 26, 2022
Site 3 ONE TENT & PRIVATE
Hidden Pines made for a great stay! The drive in is beautiful, the property was really nice. If you're visiting in the summer, come prepared for some mosquitoes and ticks, but hey, that comes with the territory! Firewood was easy to access, Aric & Beth were easy to contact, I had no issues on my stay, all around would recommend :)
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Derik H.
June 7, 2022
Site 3 ONE TENT & PRIVATE
Site 3 was nice and private, surrounded by nice birch, pine, and a variety of bird calls, close to a little incline to gaze into the woods. This particular site, as mentioned, is narrower then the others so a larger tent would be a tight fit. Hosts were accommodating, but gave us privacy which was nice. Decent outhouse to do your business. Mosquitos were in full effect in early June which limited the time outside of the tent by the fire. Bring some sort of repellent. Found a few tics on us, so check your nooks. All in all it was a nice, peaceful, big starry sky at night campsite. Fending off the bugs has come to be expected, but be prepared for them.
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Jaime D.recommends
May 31, 2022
Site 1 One tent small group
Secluded Getaway
The perfect spot for a private getaway. I didn't get a chance to enjoy the hikes due to rain but would love to have done so. I greatly appreciated the firewood at the campsite. thanks!
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Lara F.recommends
May 30, 2022
Site 2 Large Group Open Area
Great campsite in the trees
We really enjoyed this campsite! Each of the 3 sites were nicely tucked away in trees for privacy and many amenities were included. Site #2 was large enough for our 3 tents and 5 people and included a sizable picnic table and kitchen prep table. The outhouse was super clean - and cute! The host included thoughtful details such as a free bundle of firewood (additional wood is available for a small fee) and solar path lights at each site to find your way at night. Note - there is no water at the campsite but if you bring your own bucket/container it’s available from the hosts’ outside water tap. You’ll also need to walk in your gear but the car parking is only a 1-3 minute walk from the tent sites. Mosquitos were intense when we arrived and setup camp (4pm) but they all disappeared by 8pm and were didn’t have any the next morning either. The hosts were great with communicating and very helpful with our pure-departure questions. This is a great location for adventuring in Jay Cooke State Park or whitewater rafting on the St Louis River near Cloquet. Also quite close to Duluth for day trips!
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Joe H.recommends
May 29, 2022
Site 3 ONE TENT & PRIVATE
Nice quiet camping
The sites were well-priced and a good size. Even with other campers there the privacy was good too! Other than mosquitos I don’t have any complaints!!
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Dakota B.recommends
October 19, 2021
Site 2 Large Group Open Area
Perfect spot in the woods!
Nice little getaway! As a lot of public camping spots were claimed for our last minute planning, I found this private booking. It was a great deal, lovely little area with off-road parking and a short little walk to the campsite. Complementary bundle of wood, we had site #2 with a picnic table! lots of space even though it was just two of us.
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Gerald O.recommends
October 11, 2021
Site 3 ONE TENT & PRIVATE
Clean and quiet. A gem!
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Franklin M.recommends
October 11, 2021
Site 2 Large Group Open Area
Great place to camp.
Very beautiful and clean place to camp. If l am upnorth next summer or fall l would camp here again.
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Shawn B.recommends
October 10, 2021
Site 3 ONE TENT & PRIVATE
Awesome campsite! Provides you with plenty of shade and some good privacy. Definitely would stay there again!
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Jane M.recommends
October 2, 2021
Site 2 Large Group Open Area
Quiet Alternative Beauty
wonderful quiet spot - was able to pull in my teardrop camper - discovered when I couldn’t get into Jay Cooke or Banning - kind helpful hosts ! clean outhouse a super plus 👍🏻
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Jessica J.recommends
September 8, 2021
Site 1 One tent small group
Super cute and very private. Just a few miles from nemadji trails
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Riitta W.recommends
September 6, 2021
Site 2 Large Group Open Area
Nice grassy site in woods.
Stayed here as we were going to Banning State park the first day of our trip, and Duluth the following day. Nice clean grassy spot for a tent in the midst of pine and other trees. Short haul in site. Would make a great spot for a group camp using all three sites.
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Cindy M.recommends
July 12, 2021
Site 2 Large Group Open Area
Wonderful!
Perfect and quiet place. Everything was clean and tidy and well maintained. We had a wonderful time!
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Tara F.
July 5, 2021
Site 1 One tent small group
This is a remote treasure within an hour drive of Duluth. Lots of quiet and biodiversity. Heard tons of song birds, coyotes, owls, and saw a variety of butterflies. Prepare for bug abundance and dress appropriately.
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Hannah S.recommends
June 28, 2021
Site 3 ONE TENT & PRIVATE
Private, wooded, wildflower prairie land, tucked away from a country road. Site #2 was spacious and open. The brand new outhouse just a minute walk away was very nice. Wood was provided. Host was readily available and helpful.
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Amanda G.recommends
August 19, 2019
Site 2 Large Group Open Area
Great Spot
Awesome little campsite that was perfect for what we needed. Keep in mind - you cannot drive your car up to the spot, so be prepared to walk with your equipment for a few minutes, but there is a nice clear and marked path to walk through. Hosts provided a complimentary bundle of fire wood and even brought us more when we realized we needed more. Lovely little clearing with a picnic table and fire pit. We enjoyed our stay, it was very beautiful!
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