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RV There Yet Campground

19 sites 路 RVs80 acres 路 Akeley, MN
The 80-acre property is carved out of a Norway pine plantation. Sites are approximately 10,000 square ft. in size with about 50 ft. of trees between each site for semi-privacy. We have tried to maintain a balance of nature while making the sites as RV friendly as possible. Although the property is located in the country, it is located along a state highway for easy access and there are three towns and many amenities and recreational venues within 15 minutes drive. Currently no hook-ups, but there is a yard hydrant and dump station. There are also portable restrooms on site. More details at https://rvthereyetcampground.com/
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Willow Acres an RV Resort

8 sites 路 RVs, Tents25 acres 路 Park Rapids, MN
Being in the resort business my whole life, I had a dream of developing this one of a kind property into something I could share with vacationers. To build something that has never been done. Travelers that experience these sites agree they are truly exceptional!Learn more about this land:Check out the web site for Willow Acres in Park Rapids!聽parkrapidsrvpark. comDo you want to get off the beaten path and get away from the crowds? Then this Park is for you! Sit under the stars by you fire with no one else around!All sites are PULL THROUGH, level and wooded, which offers great privacy. Full hook ups with 50 amp service, water and sewer. Easily accessible. Great camper setup area.There are many local amenities near by and tourist attractions nearby. 5 minutes from town and approximately 20 minutes from Itasca State Park. Rental opportunities are available by Weekly $175, Monthly $550.
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Northland Paradise

4 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents6 acres 路 Park Rapids, MN
Welcome to the north woods! Camper available next to a small private beach, a larger public beach, two fishing piers, and a boat access onto Long Lake! Also within walking distance to a very nice restaurant. You'll have access to paddle boards and kayaks and assorted water toys for your stay. The camper is a 37 foot '97 Dutchmen Royal that has been updated, it features a queen bed and a full size futon. Sleeps 4. It's a pretty nice spot!
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Wise Woods on Fool Lake

1 site 路 RV, Tent2 acres 路 MN
Located at the end of a private road on Fool Lake with wooded mature trees that offer privacy. The lake is quiet and calm. Fool Lake is a private, environmental lake, with many varieties of fish. Perfect for kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, and swimming. Boating is allowed up to 40 hp via gated private launch (no tubing or skiing). The land slopes to the lake where you will find small dock and a few stairs into the water. Well for water and electricity available including a 30 amp hookup for RV campers. Large outhouse also has electricity. Minutes away from access to Cuyuna trails, Crosby, and Emily, as well as nearby Nisswa and Crosslake. This central location offers access to any and all amenities. After a day on the trails, in town, or on the water, an evening at the at the fire pit overlooking the lake is a perfect way to end the day. Wind down, relax and enjoy the trees, lake and nature surrounding you. We expect all guests to respect the neighborhood, lake and nature! **November to early spring the water access will be winterized and NOT available for use. Any winter camping is at your own digression and snow removal will only be provided on the neighborhood road(s) up to the entrance of the site. Getting into the site could be difficult depending on the snow conditions.** Note: there is currently a locked camper & small kids house on site not available for use. Things To Do: Cuyuna Mountain Bike Trails - https://www.cuyunalakesmtb.com/ https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/cuyuna/mtnbiking.html Cuyuna Lakes State Trail: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_trails/cuyuna_lakes/index.html Super Premium Gourmet Cheeses, Artisan Ice-Cream, Wine & Spirits, MN Goodies & More - https://shopvictual.com/ Bike Rental, Sales, Service, Food, Coffee, Etc. - https://www.redraven.bike/ Soo Line Museum - http://www.cuyunahistory.org/museum.html Milford Mine Memorial Park - https://www.crowwing.us/294/Milford-Mine-Memorial-Park Serpent Lake and Crosby Memorial Park/Playground Hard Water Lounge - https://www.hardwaterlounge.com/ Paul Bunyan Land - https://paulbunyanland.com/ Paul Bunyan Trail: the longest Minnesota bike/hike trail at 120 miles! Dennis Drummond Winery - https://ddwco.com/ 20-min drive from Crosby! Traditions Mini Golf - https://www.traditionsminigolf.com/ Mille Lacs Lake - Minnesota鈥檚 second-largest inland lake. Places To Eat: Iron Range Eatery - http://ironrange.3cheersmn.com/ Rafferty's Wood Fired Pizza - https://raffertyspizza.com/location/crosby/ North Country Cafe - https://north-country-cafe.business.site/ Cuyuna Brewing Company - http://www.cuyunabrewing.com/ The Bridge Tavern - http://bridgetavernmn.com/ Jack Pine Brewery - https://www.jackpinebrewery.com/This is in Baxter, MN. Fire Shack - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100069785463122 Burritos California - https://zmenu.com/burritos-califirnia-crosby-online-menu/ Mixed Company - http://www.enjoymixedcompany.com/ Hill City Coffee - https://www.facebook.com/C4HillCity
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The Forest Container

1 site 路 Lodging4 acres 路 Deerwood, MN
Tree house, tiny home, shipping container, luxury hotel - the Forest Container is all of these things. Set in a lush forest valley, this is an incredible and unique place to stay. The property is within the Cuyuna mountain bike area, between the Yawkey and the Cruser's Kettle trailheads. There is a fire ring as well as a great deck upon which you can camp or otherwise relax and enjoy the view of the forested valley. The container is heated and cooled, and the container has a luxurious warm tiled shower, sink, toilet (cassette style), power and of course, as pictured, a beautiful small bedroom and living room. Coffee machine and mini fridge included on the deck. 馃憤馃徏
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Velkommen to Norske Camp!

5 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents8 acres 路 Backus, MN
I bought this land near Pine River in August 2018. I wanted to have my own hunting land and something that was close to town and trails. A property that had a potential of multi-recreational use for people to enjoy while visiting. There are about 40 acres of county land surrounding three sides of the property. The main trail on my land goes thru the majority of the county land and loops back connecting to my main trail again.
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Forest Cleanse on 40 Acres!

2 sites 路 RVs, Tents40 acres 路 Nevis, MN
We are so excited to offer this very secluded property with nothing but wilderness all around you. Hike, Bike, visit the Mississippi Headwaters, shop in Park Rapids, or hit the famous Iron Horse Smoke House in Nevis! This place will remind you of the finer things and refresh your soul! You get 40 Acres all to yourself!Learn more about this land:You will not find a place like this! Ducks, Geese, Beaver, Deer and everything right out the front of your tent! Overlooking a huge Beaver Lodge with trails around the water to Hike. Raised enclose stands to sit and watch wildlife. Best of all, you get the entire 40 acres of Woods all to yourself!聽IMPORTANT NOTE - Rustic Seclusion is not for Everyone. This is for unplugging and enjoying the finer things in life. If thats you, this is your paradise.聽You must drive to Fishing and Swimming from here.聽聽Under 10 minutes to Dorset, Nevis and Park Rapids.聽
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Sunset Pines MN

35 sites 路 LodgingBackus, MN
Mike and Loellen discovered Ruttger鈥檚 Camping Resort in the winter of 2005 while driving around the area and scanning websites for trailers. We bought a trailer on a seasonal site and have thoroughly enjoyed our summers here ever since! Our sons grew up on the lake, boating and fishing and exploring the area and we have developed a wonderful lake-family. We have watched Bill and Candy Ruttger build the resort into the beautiful property that it is today and feel privileged to have the opportunity to now share it with you. Under our new ownership and with a new name, Sunset Pines MN in January 2023, we are eager to carry on the legacy created by our friends and mentors. We welcome you to enjoy our piece of 鈥淯p North鈥 Minnesota lake-life with your family and friends, and don鈥檛 forget to enjoy a sunset or two!聽Mike & Loellen
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Timberlost at West Crooked

1 site 路 Lodging20 acres 路 Nevis, MN
West Crooked Lake Resort offers relaxation and enjoyment for the entire family on 20 acres of seclude woods. You can enjoy sun bathing on the sandy beach, swimming in the clear water, playing on the Rave Water Park, or reading a book in the shade. Listen to the loons calling, watch eagles soar overhead, glide through the clear waters in a canoe or paddleboat, or just bring a book, relax, and catch some rays on the sandy beach. Many area attractions are just minutes from the resort. Biking/walking trails, golf courses, casinos, challenge course, a local winery, horseback riding, shopping and restaurants are just a few of the attractions you will find. In addition, the Headwaters of the Mississippi in Itasca State Park is just 30 minutes from the resort. ATV riders enjoy hundreds of miles of trails in the Park Rapids Lakes Area, bringing them closer to nature's beauty in remote areas others often don't see. Local clubs maintain two primary trails in our area, which are connected with miles of trails along county highways/byways.聽 Drive your ATV directly to the trails from our resort. West and Middle Crooked Lakes are part of the famous Mantrap chain of lakes 鈥 the very heart of Northern Minnesota鈥檚 finest fishing country. Fish to catch in West Crooked Lake include Northern, Walleye, Bass and Panfish. You can fish right off the dock at the resort or venture out to the many inlets on this quiet lake. When on the lake, you will often find yourself enjoying the tranquil beauty of West Crooked Lake with no other boats in sight.
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Wolf Lake Woods Rustic Retreat

1 site 路 RV, Tent30 acres 路 Frazee, MN
Secluded spacious tent or smaller RV/ camper campsite set way back on a private wooded road on our 30 acre property surrounded by farm land, woods, wetlands and a pond. Private pond borders campsite. Close access to nearby lakes and state forest lands provide ample fishing, swimming and off roading opportunities as well. Less than 1 mile from town of Wolf Lake for convenience while still offering seclusion and privacy!
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Fire Tower Pond

1 site 路 Tent40 acres 路 Pine Point, MN
Campsite is set next to a large pond, deep in the woods on 40 private acres. The pond is accessible for swimming/kayaking/canoeing. Beautiful Itasca State Park is directly across the road from the property with biking, hiking, nature drives, boating, fishing, equipment rentals, dining and more. Within a few miles are several local eateries. The area has many miles of ATV trails and the Heartland Bike Trail.
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The Heart of Paul Bunyan Forest

1 site 路 RV2 acres 路 Laporte, MN
This has been a special property for us, its 2 private acres in the heart of the forest. Make sure you have a compass! This is聽prime property, especially if you are an ATV or OHM enthusiast! This puts you in the heart of it all! 10 minutes from Stomping Grounds, Akeley and Fort Benedict Outpost!IMPORTANT NOTE - Rustic Seclusion is not for Everyone. This is for unplugging and enjoying the finer things in life. If that's you, this is your paradise.聽You must drive to Fishing and Swimming from here.聽聽Under 15 minutes to Akeley or Walker.聽Learn more about this land:We are very excited to share this super聽Private 2 acre property in the heart of the Paul Bunyan forest within 200 yards of the ATV trailheads in both directions. Very Awesome camping for those that just want to get away! If you don't ride, that's ok, you will never find a better forest cleanse than planting yourself in the middle of 100,000 acres of natural forest! Property has 3 cleared spots for Campers and multiple spots for tents. There is an AFrame on the property that you will not have access to. You get this spot all to yourself!
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The best camping near Huntersville State Forest guide

Overview

About

Find the very center of Minnesota on a map, put your finger on it, and then move it up just a little bit. What you are now pointing at is Huntersville State Forest, 52 square miles of nuthin鈥 but trees and pure wilderness. Can you smell the pines? Even Yankee Candle can鈥檛 recreate that.

For every tree you see there are ten reasons you should visit this place. Huntersville Forest is like an office for outdoorsy types. Hikers, campers, fishers and adventurers, it鈥檚 time to leave the computers behind and log some serious work on these rivers and trails.

Notable campgrounds

  • Walter Stark Horse Campground 鈥 A haven for equestrian campers, featuring road and campsite improvements for an enhanced wilderness experience.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your spot at the popular Walter Stark Horse Campground, especially during peak seasons.
  • Check for cancellations regularly as plans change and spots may open up unexpectedly.
  • Consider mid-week stays for better availability and a quieter camping experience.
  • Explore nearby camping options if your preferred dates are not available.

When to go

The best time to visit Huntersville State Forest is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural scenery is at its peak. Summer offers lush greenery but can be busy, while winter presents a quiet, snowy wonderland, albeit with some accessibility challenges.

Know before you go

  • Verify road and campsite conditions prior to arrival, as construction may affect access.
  • Be prepared for encounters with local wildlife by reviewing safety guidelines.
  • Check the forest's website for the latest updates on closures and restrictions.
  • Ensure you have the necessary permits for activities like fishing and hunting.
  • Remember to pack out all trash and respect the forest's natural environment.

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