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Pitch your tent or park your small motorhome or camper trailer at a secluded site at the edge of a woodland, next to green pastures. The site is a short drive on a primitive, bumpy, road through pastureland from our farmstead. The Round Mound campsite is 3 miles from the nearest Interstste 90 exit.

NOTE: We do have a parking spot near our buildings with electricity - 3

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Pitch your tent or park your small motorhome or camper trailer at a secluded site at the edge of a woodland, next to green pastures. The site is a short drive on a primitive, bumpy, road through pastureland from our farmstead. The Round Mound campsite is 3 miles from the nearest Interstste 90 exit.

NOTE: We do have a parking spot near our buildings with electricity - 30/50 amp RV hookup - space for larger RV's. This would be for highway travelers with self contained RV's, looking for an overnight spot to stay at. This is available as part of the Round Mound listing as an option. Please message us for details

COVID 19 - when you make a REQUEST TO BOOK, we will message you with the precautions we have implemented for the safety of our guests. 

We wish to thank our guests for all the wonderful pictures they have posted on our listing. So much appreciated !!! Check the photos out to get an idea of what this site looks like, as well as some of our trails.

Round Mound Campsite is a secluded Tent / Dry RV site on the edge of a hardwood forest setting. Drive in access, (bumpy road), plus six miles of woodland hiking trails on property, maps provided. This campsite though close to highway access is quiet and secluded.  When the sky is clear, the  stars are fabulous.  

Our Round Mound campsite is ideal for those looking for a quiet woodland setting, with a few comforts - a nice fireplace (with firewood), picnic table, outhouse, and fresh drinking water in Thermos jugs. This site is accessible by 2WD vehicles and pull behind campers. Please message us if you have questions on size limits and access road conditions.

There are plenty of woodland birds, deer, turkeys, raccoons and squirrels sharing the woods with you. At night it is common for owls to visit the campsite area to say hello, and coyotes talking in the distance. Hike the winding trails through 100 acres of woodland habitats, from old growth Maple to mixed hardwood, to dense brush, to the edges of open pastureland. Or bring your fat bike or mountain bike for an enjoyable ride

This property is part of a working pasture-based dairy farm and guided tours of the dairy and cattle are available when scheduling allows.

Children 12 and younger are free at our campsites. No need to be counted as guests , but please let us know when requesting to book.

We do not allow non-booked visitors to our campsites due to the secluded, remote location, and accessibility.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Pop-up campers, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 48 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
No Toy haulers and Class A RVs
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Mountain biking on our private trails

Hiking

Hiking on our six miles of mowed trails

Horseback riding

Bring your own horse, prior approval from host required

Snow sports

Cross country skiing and snowshoeing on our woodland trails

Wildlife watching

CHIPMUNKS, deer, turkey, raccoons, coyotes (sometimes vocal ), birds (songbirds, eagles, owls, vultures, etc.), domestic dairy...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at ROUND MOUND CAMPSITE in Minnesota.

Forest

Mixed hardwood forest and pastureland

Farm

Rotationally grazed dairy farm

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Hipcamper Michelle

Wonderful

Michelle M.
recommends this listing.
September 18th, 2022

The owners take this seriously and have thought of EVERYTHING a for their guests’ comfort and enjoyment. I would call it “rustically luxurious.” We stayed in our 18ft travel trailer on the Round Mound site. Had a wonderful bonfire under an extremely starry sky. Our dogs were off-leash the whole time, and were in heaven. We were remote enough that there were no concerns that they would bother anyone. Couldn’t have asked for more.

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Hipcamper Anna

Camping with cows

Anna D.
recommends this listing.
September 11th, 2022

The most important thing to say is Thank you! This was one of the most unique camping trips we have done.

Mike and Joan let us come watch milking time; that was really cool to see! After milking they feed the cows, and Mike and his son-in-law spent time answering questions and sharing their extensive knowledge with us! This was the favorite part for my aunt who grew up as a farm kid.

Joan allowed us to tag along when she fed the calves. That was very fun. She is also very knowledgeable and fun to talk to!

They care about their cows, and treat them really well. We woke this first morning and could see the herd grazing in the pasture next to the campground.

The Round Mound campsite was one of the cleanest campsites I have been to! Wood was available, a huge picnic table, a fire pit and a separate wood grill. There are so many thoughtful touches, like a clothes line.
It had a shady parking spot for a trailer and lots of both open and shaded space.

The bathroom has a compostable toilet. We weren't sure what to expect from the "outhouse", but it was spacious, extremely clean and had NO bad smells!

There are many trails on the property, we didn’t explore much this time due to rain, but we are definitely going to come back!

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Hipcamper Mindy
Mindy H.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2022

Round mound was a nice secluded little gem for tent camping. We enjoyed lots of wildlife noises sitting around the campfire at night. Very accommodating hosts. Perfect getaway!

The beautiful sunset viewPlaying fetch and watching the sunsetWood block for splitting wood, you don’t need to split…just something to doFireplace at round mound
Hipcamper John
John C.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2022

We had a great time. Campsite was well supplied with water, firewood and kindling. Had both a firepit and a grill. Grandchildren enjoyed seeing the farm animals during the day and hearing the wildlife at night. A very memorable stay.

Hipcamper Sharon

Hope to stay again!

Sharon F.
recommends this listing.
August 24th, 2022

Secluded, perfect for an overnight near the highway. They were able to accommodate our large 5th wheel with 50amp service. Clear driving instructions, and detail in the site description that there was no sewer/water hook up but didn't need it. Enjoyed seeing the milk barn as I grew up on a dairy farm. It brought back many memories. Not disappointed! Thanks for the hospitality!!

Hipcamper Russell
Russell K.
recommends this listing.
August 20th, 2022

This was my first time at a Hip Camp. Round Mound Campsite exceeded my expectations in every way! From the well-laid out campsite to the super clean outhouse to all the little extras.

Hipcamper Jen

Best hipcamp stay ever

Jen B.
recommends this listing.
August 18th, 2022

What a fantastic property. We have a truck camper and tucked in easily to the level tent/parking pad. There were so many amenities….5 gallons drinking water, wash up water, trash, recycling, firewood, dog bowls and miles and miles of groomed trails. We hiked 3 hours one day and 2.5 hours the next and didn’t repeat trails. The dogs could run and play. The outhouse was pretty fancy at the site but there’s one on the trails too. This would be a phenomenal fall foliage camping spot. We loved our stay and we’ll be back.

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Hipcamper Christie

Above and beyond!

Christie C.
recommends this listing.
June 20th, 2022

Best camping spot! Secluded and has all the amenities right at the spot. Mike had even put a small pool for our kids on a hot summer weekend. Amazing and welcoming hosts - made sure everything was perfect going above and beyond. Great trail system right on site. Kids loved seeing the cows too. Easy to get to Winona, La Crescent. Peaceful, amazing stargazing at night, great campire set up and separate wood burning stove/dining area with a swing. Outdoor water for washing at site and all the firewood you will need.

View from the mound. Great tree cover and open trails just outside the site. Beautiful cows. The site at night. To the right is the fire pit, just out of view on right is compost toilet. 32’ camper. Awesome fire pit.
Hipcamper Tim

A winner!

Tim S.
recommends this listing.
May 15th, 2022

Wonderful location, and super camp hosts. We stayed at Round Mound site. Communication was outstanding. Very private site, super clean and large outhouse. Very easy to navigate my 25’ trailer; turn around and no back in required where I parked. We hiked about 4 miles of their 6 or more miles of wooded trails. Loved the farm and the cows. Would we stay here again? Yes and Yes!

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Property
Gilles Family Dairy & Woodland
State
Minnesota
Country
United States
$28/night
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