Hipcamp host Blake R.,
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PRIMITIVE - HIKE IN CAMPSITE

About the campsite:

Camp Palustria is on the edge of a beautiful marsh within 75 feet of a trout stream. It is about 1000ft off of the Superior Hiking Trail. The campsite is primitive which includes fire pit with grill, table, and composting outhouse.

The site is about a 600ft hike from the road where you'll park. The first 40

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PRIMITIVE - HIKE IN CAMPSITE

About the campsite:

Camp Palustria is on the edge of a beautiful marsh within 75 feet of a trout stream. It is about 1000ft off of the Superior Hiking Trail. The campsite is primitive which includes fire pit with grill, table, and composting outhouse.

The site is about a 600ft hike from the road where you'll park. The first 400ft of the trail is a swamp with a simple elevated boardwalk through most of it.  95% of the time is it passable with hiking boats or street shoes, but there might be some muddy spots. Dispersed winter camping is also available.

This campsite was featured on NPR Marketplace

Campsite is closed during hunting season.

About the property:

Trembling Gardens is my 10 acre swamp camp paradise in the rural suburb of Rice Lake. I am currently developing the land as a personal off-grid vacation home with a tent cabin under construction. The property is less than 20 minutes away from downtown Duluth and Canal Park

“Oh the swamp is a mystical place all right. It's sacred. You think you're any different from me or your friends or this tree? If you listen hard enough, you can hear every living thing breathing together. You can feel everything growing. We're all living together, even if most folks don't act like it. We all have the same roots and we are all branches of the same tree. In the swamp, we see visions of people we've lost, people we loved, folks we think are gone. But the swamp tells us they're not. We're still connected to them. Time is an illusion and so is death.” -Avatar, The Last Airbender, Book Two: Earth, Chapter 4: The Swamp

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Moderate walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Remove your rubbish
Have a question? Send Blake a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 14% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

Small trout stream (Amity Creek) runs through the property.

Hiking

Just off of the Superior Hiking Trail. Hike north for quiet woods. Hike south to small canyon in Downer Park or keep going to t...Read more

Biking
Snow sports
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camp Palustria in Minnesota.

Forest

Aspen-Birch Forest

River, stream, or creek

Amity Creek

Wetlands

Sedge marsh and alder-ash swamp

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Hipcamper Moriah

Great spot but overgrown/rough

Moriah D.
recommends this listing.
September 14th, 2021

We enjoyed our weekend at Camp Palustria. It was easy to find and was the perfect size and location for us. There are only a few reasons we wouldn’t give it 5 stars. One was because it was very overgrown around the boardwalk area and there were a few spots at the end that had broken pallets. It looks like they may have just rotted away from the weather, but it made it very tricky to walk through. We also couldn’t find the creek due to overgrown grass. The camp spot itself was cleared out well but it was very difficult to find a spot for our square 4 person tent because of a small tree in the middle and a hole in the ground with rocks. But most of this was just a one time annoyance and didn’t ruin our trip.

Hipcamper Leslie

Adventure hike to camp palustria!

Leslie S.
recommends this listing.
August 23rd, 2021

We loved this little spot. My bf and I are serious back country campers; we took off for an impulsive getaway and needed a place to camp on the fly. Blake's response was lightning fast! ⚡ It was an adventure to find the trail head (although not difficult if you follow Blake's directions) and the trail was a winding path through a beautiful wooded marsh. We even navigated ourselves back with headlamps after 10pm and a few drinks. Super fun and for those who don't mind an adventurous hike in spot. Thanks, Blake!

Hipcamper Jason
Jason D.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 2021

Nice, private spot in the woods. Good flat tent pad and I found decent trees for hammocking. Little bit of a hike in as described. The conditions were very dry on our stay, but you’ll have to watch your step along the boardwalk when it’s wet. Will definitely visit again.

Hipcamper Abigail

Amazing, secluded campsite

Abigail C.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2021

This campsite was beautiful! It was quiet and secluded. Blake was incredibly responsive and provided detailed descriptions of the campsite.

Hipcamper Jordan
Jordan L.
recommends this listing.
June 27th, 2021

Amazing site! My girlfriend and I stayed one night here and the walk back to the actual site isn’t bad at all. I would definitely recommend staying here.

Hipcamper Riga
Riga M.
recommends this listing.
May 3rd, 2021

The beginning of the trail to the campsite was a little difficult to find, but the directions Blake gave to us were very good. It was fun navigating to the site on the small board walk and, besides some road noise, it felt like we were out in the woods alone. A fun site!

Hipcamper boone

Camp palustria

Boone Y.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2020

Site was awesome! The boardwalk in was nice and the site space was more than I expected. Plenty of wood in the are to gather for a fire and very little bugs. Only issue was the compost toilet compost had gotten hard and the cup to scoop it out with had been crushed so it was difficult to get out of the bucket.

Hipcamper Alexander
Alexander M.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2020

Great campsite and great location. Exactly as described. Directions to camp were really useful.

Hipcamper Brian
Brian Y.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2020

This campsite was very nice! A little hard to find along the road and a little tough to balance on the wood as you walk to it - but all in all, nice and secluded. Also, it's in a great location -- very close to Duluth, and just a little ways from the highway up the North Shore!

Property
Trembling Gardens
State
Minnesota
Country
United States
$17/night
1 Site

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