Hipcamp host Robyn D.,
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Stay close to everything you want to do, but away from the crowds! You'll love this tent site  (one of just two on the property, each 50 yards apart) 5 minutes from Wm. O'Brien State Park and the scenic St. Croix River, where you can hike, fish, swim, canoe, kayak and bike.

Mariposa has a grassy area for your tent, is surrounded by white pine, maple and fruit trees,

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Stay close to everything you want to do, but away from the crowds! You'll love this tent site  (one of just two on the property, each 50 yards apart) 5 minutes from Wm. O'Brien State Park and the scenic St. Croix River, where you can hike, fish, swim, canoe, kayak and bike.

Mariposa has a grassy area for your tent, is surrounded by white pine, maple and fruit trees, and includes a fire ring so you can make s'mores under the stars. Mariposa overlooks a butterfly garden and is the closest to the bathroom. You'll see plenty of wildlife, including birds, deer and the occasional raccoon. Covered composting toilet shared by 2 campsites and cleaned and disinfected daily.

Please note that this is a small camping area that is run privately by homeowners, who live on site. It is a good match for those wanting to quietly connect with nature. We do not have any playground equipment for children. 

Discover nearby towns of Scandia (2 miles), which has miles of bike paths along ponds and lakes, and Marine on St. Croix (4 miles), a lovely historic village with an award-winning chocolate shop, wood-fired pizza, wine, ice cream, as well as the state's oldest operating general store (complete with wooden floorboards) Fifteen minutes south is Stillwater and 15 minutes north is Taylors Falls and even more state parks.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Bins available
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Robyn a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

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Wildlife watching

Many birds in the area. Raccoon may be spotted, as well as fox and deer. In 12 years, we have seen a bear once, but it's possib...Read more

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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at St. Croix Valley - Mariposa site in Minnesota.

Forest

Grassy, flat site for tents at the edge of forest.

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Hipcamper Terra
Terra O.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2021

We had a great time here! Loved the privacy and the natural setting - beautiful butterfly garden! Kids enjoyed watching the chickens. Robyn was a wonderful host. Would definitely recommend!

Hipcamper Kathleen

Thanks for a great camping adventur

Kathleen J.
recommends this listing.
July 23rd, 2021

We loved campsite #1. It was spacious, had a combo of sun/shade, nice grass and next to a beautiful flower garden filled with butterflies and small green frogs. The hosts were very friendly and accommodating. They went the extra mile by letting our grandkids feed/hold a chicken and even gave us fresh eggs! Tx for the memorable experience 😊

Hipcamper Jeremy
Jeremy W.
recommends this listing.
June 21st, 2021

It was a very lovely acreage where the two tent sites and one 'glamping' cabin exist. The house is visible but its residents/hosts were quite nice. The outhouse was comfortable. It was my 7 yo daughter's first experience camping and she had a blast.

Hipcamper Katherine

Loved our stay!

Katherine G.
recommends this listing.
June 11th, 2021

Incredible space that’s not too far from town. The property is beautiful, well maintained and very cool. The butterfly sanctuary area is awesome to hang out by and watch the dragonflies and butterflies.
The hosts were super nice and provided us with a quick tour of the property features.
Make sure to check out their chocolate shop in Marine as their chocolates are delicious!

Hipcamper Martin
Martin W.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2020

Really kind hosts and, as the name suggests - a very sweet spot. A bonus for our boys was getting to feed the chickens. Thanks.

Hipcamper Aaron

You should stay here

Aaron W.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2020

This property is a nature lovers dream. The yard is landscaped beautifully with butterfly gardens and fruit trees. Wide varieties of mushrooms and native flowers are enjoyable to view. The happy chickens made us smile. There was a road nearby hidden by woods which didn't bother us at all. The property is not massive, but don't let that keep you from staying here.
The location is a wonderful jumping off point to many wonderful spots like the cute town of Marine on St. Croix, with it's ice cream shop and General Store. Franconia Art Park and Interstate Park are close.
Looking forward to my next visit. Highly recommended!

Hipcamper Christine
Christine W.
doesn't recommend this listing.
July 19th, 2020

This wasn't even a campsite it was a backyard ....

Hipcamper Matt
Matt C.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2020

Camp was clean, and the host was very accommodating. Would definitely recommend staying here.

Hipcamper Morgan

Peaceful camp spot in backyard

Morgan H.
recommends this listing.
June 24th, 2020

Robyn and Deeadra were excellent hosts, and did a great job showing us to our camping area of the three that they have on their property. The size of the campsite, location to parking in their driveway, and state of the outhouse all exceeded our expectations. The Mariposa campsite is relatively close and within line of sight to the back of their house, but we felt we had more privacy than we would have had at a standard campground. They even offered us farm fresh eggs to use for breakfast! :)

Property
St. Croix River Sweet Spot
State
Minnesota
Country
United States
$30/night
1 Site