Hipcamp host Jake & Amy J.,
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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 and firewood. Oak is secluded and right on West Lake. Access [5-minute walk] to outhouse "Scheissplatz" known as the cleanest and cutest in Aitkin

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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 and firewood. 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 is provided at all three campsites.  You can walk to the our pole shed, "Steinbeck" and pet the animals.  We will provide you with approved snacks for the animals if you want to feed them and take photos with them.  We have a horse, donkey, two goats, two sheep [sometimes 1 ram] 15 hens, 1 guinea fowl and our dog. 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.  

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
2 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 45 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

35 miles to the Cuyuna Range Recreational Mountain Bike Trails and 32 miles to the Legion Trail System in Grand Rapids.

Boating

Note: the public access is actually on Waukenabo Lake which is connected to West Lake via the channel.

Paddling

Bring your kayak or canoe as the lake chain is a real delight. Thousands of feet of natural shoreline as our lake frontage is...Read more

Wildlife watching

Generations of eagles have lived on our property and their nest sits high in an old pine tree. The eagles have watched over th...Read more

Fishing

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at East Lake Ranch Campsites 174 acres in Minnesota.

Forest

The Oak campsite is located in a private woods setting ON the lake.

Lake

Both campsites, Meadow and Oak, are located on West Lake.

Farm

Our small hobby farm is home to our goats, Frank & Randy, our snotty sheep, Lorraine and Mabel and "The Ladies", 15 egg-laying,...Read more

Field
Wetlands

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Hipcamper Jonathan
Jonathan H.
recommends this listing.
(Oak)
July 6th, 2022

Me and my family stayed 4th of July weekend. Everyone had a blast!! Very peaceful. Outhouse is adorable!! Kids loved getting to feed Buddy the horse and Archer the donkey (approved treats provided by them.) Goats were super cute and friendly. Didn't get to meet Jake but met Amy and she is awesome! Made us feel very welcome. We will for sure be going back again!!

Hipcamper Jake & Amy
Response from Jake & Amy, the Host, on July 7th, 2022

We're so very happy to hear that you enjoyed East Lake Ranch. Thank you for your stay and come again!

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Hipcamper Emily
Emily S.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Oak)
May 31st, 2022

Things we liked: the oak campsite was very private, had shade, good hammock trees, a nice view of the water, fire pit with wood provided. No water access at the site but the dock was nearby. Kayaks also provided although we were not able to use them. The hosts were really nice and helped us out when our camper battery was dead.
Things we didn't like: outhouse was a bit far away, which would have been okay except the ticks and mosquitoes were some of the worst I've ever seen! This was in May! We really couldn't go outside, and they found their way into our camper during the night and chewed up my daughter's face so badly we had to leave right away.
Other things to be aware of, especially if you have a camper: you will have to go off of the mowed trail to turn around with a camper, backing in between the trees to get your camper facing the site is difficult, and the mud on the trail out to the campsite could be a problem if you don't have a lot of clearance.

Hipcamper Jonathan H.
recommends this listing.
(Meadow)
July 6th, 2022
Property
East Lake Ranch
State
Minnesota
Country
United States
$35/night
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