Hipcamp host Theresa S.,
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8 acres of wooded privacy. Spring fed 2 acre pond, fishing, swimming, boating. Clothing optional if total site is rented. Extremely private. Electric available upon request for site number 2, other sites are quite far from electric hook up. New toilet facilities available!! We now have a flush toilet and exterior shower available for use onsite.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
3 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Showers available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Generators allowed
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 45ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Theresa a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

Canoe is available on site. Please supply your own paddles and personal floatation device as needed

Fishing

Catch and release preferred as it is a small ecosystem

Horseback riding

Bring your horses. There are a few gravel roads in the area that people ride on.

Hiking
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Private pond camping in Minnesota.

Beach

Sand beach is available. Water quality is not great at this time. We are working on it. 8/3/21. Great for catching frogs though!

Swimming hole

Working on water quality. Hot dry summer has left water quality not great. 8/3/21

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Hipcamper Martha

Needs work/has potential

Martha E.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 23rd, 2021

has potential but not there yet. Also way over priced- $75 per site.

BUT if this were cleaned up and maintained there are possibilities here! could be a really nice space-

Pond is more of a green swamp, so swimming or canoeing in this-- meh. Cement abandoned building on site is run down with debris in it and around it. Had to clean up crushed cans to put down the tent (basically not a well maintained site). The site next to the pond is very close and nothing separating them (good thing we liked our neighbors).

Hipcamper Nicole

Private camp in a great spot!

Nicole H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 13th, 2021

The campsite was great with fresh class 5 gravel; it was fairly easy to get in, but the angle is a bit weird with the toilet trailer and a tree, but we got in. We camped here so we could kayak on the Vermillion and then go to a concert at Treasure Island. Very easy to get to both - camp is between two landings less than a mile away, each.

There is an old cabin on the spot and the owner still seems to be developing the camp; it's got great potential to be a great spot, although there is for sure some cleaning up to do in the woods around the area. There is some road noise, but not bad - for such a private spot, easy to get to launches, or for casino fun, this is a great spot!

Hipcamper Peng Roden
Peng Roden H.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 17th, 2021

Pros: There’s definitely privacy with a private pond and a trailer with a bathroom.

Cons: There's an unkept shed or home next to the pond. It's a bit of an eyesore for me.

Hipcamper Tom

Some needed, me, time.

Tom G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 29th, 2021

The weather did not fully cooperate for the whole weekend otherwise the rating would be higher. Can only fault mother nature for that. Nice, private place with lots of potential. Owner is in the midst of cleaning up an making improvements but good progress so far.
Theresa is very prompt with responses and has options/amenities available not listed in the site posting. Just ask her.
Easy access, close to the cities.
I will be looking forward to seeing the improvements next time I come back. Hopefully the weather is better then too.

Finally, some peace.Finally, some peace.
Hipcamper Ben R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 7th, 2021
Property
Camp Crimson Turtle
State
Minnesota
Country
United States
$75/night
3 Sites