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The best camping near Lake Bemidji State Park

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I Live in the Country

4 sites 路 Tents200 acres 路 Becida, MN
This is home, a realization of a lifelong dream of living in the country.聽 The land is magical.聽 Our animals are our family.聽聽Learn more about this land:If you like privacy you'll love our 200 acre haven.聽 Come up the long driveway the spacious view of the open hay field.聽 Camp in the open or tucked away in the trees.聽 You choose the spot as long as it's not in the horse pasture, cow pasture when cows are in, or in the hay field when hay is long before it's cut.聽 Hay field would be off limits roughly late June to Mid July during optimal growth time and cutting.聽 聽 We are a 20 minute drive from the North Entrance to Itasca State Park and the Headwaters of the Mississippi.聽 Also LaSalle Lake Recreation Area is only about six or seven miles down the road.聽聽
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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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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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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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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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The best camping near Lake Bemidji State Park guide

Overview

About

Feeling bogged down? Well, the only cure may be to visit a bog! Lake Bemidji State Park is home to some of Minnesota鈥檚 more unusual and unique plants and wildlife. If you take the Bog Walk through this wetland preserve, you may see insect-eating plants and wild orchids, eagles and osprey, even treefrogs and deer! For a longer walk, you can find the trailhead for the Paul Bunyan State Trail right inside the park. There is easy access to Lake Bemidji and the downtown area, perfect for a day out on the water and an evening wining-and-dining in the city. Being here, in the great outdoors, with the sun on your back and the wind in your face, any indoor blues will be cured. You鈥檝e been officially invited, so get packin鈥.

When to go

For an ideal visit to Lake Bemidji State Park, summer and fall offer the best weather and full access to park amenities. Winter presents a serene, snowy landscape, perfect for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, though some facilities may be limited. Avoid spring when trails can be muddy and some areas may be inaccessible due to thawing conditions.

Know before you go

  • Check the latest park updates for any closures or changes in accessibility, especially in light of recent highway adjustments.
  • Remember that GPS systems may not have updated road closure information; follow posted directions to reach your destination within the park.
  • For a smooth experience, call ahead at 651-296-6157 or 888-646-6367 for any inquiries or to confirm reservations.
  • Prepare for your adventure by packing essentials for changing weather conditions and any personal necessities.
  • Respect the park's natural habitat by following Leave No Trace principles, ensuring the preservation of its beauty for future visitors.

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