Hipcamp host Cole B.,
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It’s been so busy lately on the North Shore lately everyone is looking to camp! Here we only have one site available and a giant area to explore in! Bush crafters welcomed! Off grid camping for tents or hot tents. Our site is overlooking Lake Superior so we have an amazing spot for northern lights.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 45 guests per site
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Cole a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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Hipcamper Adam
Adam P.
recommends this listing.
September 29th, 2019

Great experience! Went up with friends to explore the North Shore with our ATVs. We didn’t want to be at a campsite with a bunch of people; we wanted more privacy and that is exactly what we got. The owner even went with us on a ride and showed us around the area.

Hipcamper Connor

Great weekend at the funny farm!

Connor N.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2019

Cole was a fantastic host and even helped us trailer in our heavy gear on his ATV! He also provided detailed directions that made the very secluded site easy to find and had two tents set up for us to use. The property is beautiful and close to the Superior Hiking Trail. There are a few awesome lookout spots for sunsets and stargazing that are amazing too. My only recommendation would be to clear out some more flat space at the site and make the trails on the property easier to find. Overall we enjoyed our stay and I would recommend The Funny Farm to anyone who is looking to have a private, secluded camping experience close to some great hiking trails.

Hipcamper Cole
Response from Cole, the Host, on September 6th, 2019

You guys were a great group! Glad everything lined up to make memorable time. You guys left the campsite great!

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Hipcamper Steven

Awesome skiing (and snowmobiling)

Steven G.
recommends this listing.
January 30th, 2020

Cole is an awesome host, the property has absolutely excellent backcountry skiing opportunities and also snowmobiling trails basically right out the door. Great views of the surrounding mountains and lake Superior. Easy access to Tettegouche State Park (I think Cole said the property abuts the State Park) and all the services or Silver Bay are only about a mile by trail or two miles by road. By Snowmobile or ATV, the cabin is easily accessible, but the driveway up to the cabin is very steep so don't plan to drive a 2wd vehicle all the way up there (or at least not in winter). I mostly just skied but there is direct access to snowmobile trails that connect to all the trails up and down the whole North Shore. The cabin is simple, warm and cozy. You probably want to bring a propane camp stove or trail stove for cooking or just zip over to Silver Bay, Beaver Bay or Finland and go out to eat. Highly recommended to any winter adventurers!

View from the property looking toward Tettegouche State ParkView just above the cabin on the road.
Hipcamper Bree
Bree M.
recommends this listing.
May 19th, 2020

Camp site as described and we had an excellent experience. Will definitely recommend.

Hipcamper jake

Amazing and awesome

Jake A.
recommends this listing.
July 25th, 2020

Thank you, Cole! What an awesome piece of land in an amazing area. You were super helpful and you had an awesome camp set up for us. We had an amazing camp. We can’t wait to come back up to silver mountain.

Hipcamper Haley

Wonderful host

Haley G.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2020

Cole and his wife were great hosts & the site was beautiful! We were able to make it up with a 2WD when the road was dry, but after rain (which we had) you’ll need a 4WD. Cole was super accommodating and helped us haul our stuff down before we left.

One thing that might be helpful to know - the mini shelter pictured in the listing is not part of the campsite you rent. It was a little deceiving as we intended to store our food in there over night, but it ended up being no problem! This is the perfect place to stay if you want to explore the nearby parks while avoiding the large crowds. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Kari
Kari G.
recommends this listing.
August 11th, 2020

Cole and his wife were very friendly and helpful. They gave us a lot of suggestions for places to go and see and actually offered to show us some of the trails. Since we didn’t have a 4 wheel drive vehicle, he helped us haul our gear. But one note, the hike up the mountain is exhausting! Our site was clean and private and the area is gorgeous with so many things to see and do! Would definitely recommend if you want to get off the grid!!

Hipcamper Emily

Perfectly off the grid!

Emily C.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2020

This was a beautiful site and very private but also felt safe. The owner is so nice and gives you a lot of direction in where to go. He showed us how to get on the gorgeous hiking trails just down the road from the site.

Hipcamper Cole
Response from Cole, the Host, on September 9th, 2020

Glad your family enjoyed it! We’re open all year around for campers and down hill skiing in the winter time. Glad your family enjoyed the SHT trail to bear lake.

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Hipcamper Garret
Garret T.
recommends this listing.
September 22nd, 2020

Super cool land with a nice spot to put your gear. Lots to explore!

The Funny Farm
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