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Maplewood RV Park and Camp

3 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Erhard, MN
Located SE of Maplewood State Park, this region is known for the distinct landscape formed from glacial till. Framed by natural forest, rolling hills, wetlands, and mature pines, this site provides the feeling of seclusion. Centrally located just minutes from large bodies of water such as Heilberg, Star, Lida, and Dead Lake.
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Detroit Lakes

5 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Detroit Lakes, MN
This old homestead belonged to my belated uncle Steve, and after he passed unexpectedly, I had returned to Minnesota from California and wanted to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere for those interested in sharing a peaceful and modest property.  The old barn is a work in progress to eventually become the base to accommodating more travelers and outdoor enthusiasts as finances permit.  After working in the service industry bartending for 14 years and hosting 100+ global travelers via CouchSurfing out of San Diego, I am well versed in creating an inviting space and intend to take the necessary precautions now with the added stresses of Covid-19.  We look forward to meeting you and sharing/swapping stories around the campfire!Learn more about this land:Our property and profile are in constant change as we are in a stage of development, but we look to share our land with those seeking to enjoy a warm, welcome environment for those fellow wanderers, outdoor enthusiasts, vagabonds, and globetrotters. I am a well-traveled backpacker myself and share 5 1/2 acres with my father here in a bustling little touristy town. We enjoy the company of those who endorse small footprint, sustainable practices and I eventually intend to create an eco-hostel from the conversion of our 100 year old barn.  All we ask is that you respect the property, our neighbors, and make an effort to add one more new friend before you depart.
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Swan Lake Resort & Campground

21 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents17 acres · Fergus Falls, MN
⛺️ Since 1949, we've been a family-operated resort & campground on Swan Lake in Fergus Falls, MN. We offer lakeside cabins, tent camping, and full hook-up, pull-through RV sites. Here, there is time to slow down, room to breathe, and lots to explore. 🏖️ Soak up the sun on the sandy beach, hike through the hidden trails, and take the pontoon out for a cruise. Be sure to turn the tech off and challenge a rival to ping pong, crack a cold one, and explore the water on stand-up paddleboard. 🍦 Bring the little ones and get messy at the arts & crafts table, catch a sunfish off the docks, and indulge in s’mores around the campfire. Don’t forget to show us what you got on the volleyball court and savor an ice cream at the camp store. Curl up in a hammock and get lost in a good book, smile at the flowers and gaze in awe at the night sky. Just be.
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Eagle Ridge

1 site · RV10 acres · Frazee, MN
Learn more about this land:On the lake, canoe and kayak provided, wilderness trails for hiking, fishing, mountain biking, fire pit, 10 minutes from Detroit Mountain, 1 mile from Heartland Bike path, and enough crickets and frogs to sing you to sleep!
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Wolf Lake Woods Rustic Retreat

1 site · RV, Tent30 acres · 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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Lakes Country Camping

4 sites · RVs3 acres · Burlington, MN
Learn more about this land:Come relax in beautiful secluded lakes country camp ground. Right on the edge of Town Lake, outside of Frazee, MN. Simple, beautiful, quiet. Situated in a wooded cove, accessible to motorcycle, 4 wheeler, and UTV track, and also just a few minutes from the heartland biking/walking trail. Come check us out! You won’t be disappointed: )
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Oak Knoll

1 site · Lodging2 acres · Fergus Falls, MN
A pop up camper on 2 wooded acres on private Tonseth Lake with a small fishing boat is the perfect spot for a family get away. This large pop up has room for 4 adults and 2-4 kids, and the sight has space for your own tent as well. This lot does not have electricity or water, so you will need to plan accordingly. We do have a Porta potty. There is no boat launch capability on our lot, but we include our 14 ft fishing boat and electric trolling motor for your enjoyment. This lot is our family's summer get away, and wanted to make it available for others to use.
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Lower Elk Lake - Full RV Hookup

1 site · RV2 acres · Hoffman, MN
This is a recently acquired piece of land that we installed electricity, water, and sewer hookups for use with our RV.  Unfortunately we don't get to spend as much time as we would like and want to let others enjoy it when we cant.
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Northland Paradise

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents6 acres · 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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Strawberry Lake Cabin

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Ogema, MN
A Minnesotan summer is a quintessential American summer. And on the banks of crystal-clear Strawberry Lake in the far Up North, our one-bedroom, one-bath Strawberry Lake cabin will entice even the most digitally connected guests to step away and enjoy the great outdoors like kids on summer vacation! Built by local craftsmen in 2013, our Strawberry Lake Cabin sits at the edge of Strawberry Lake, which is beautiful in all seasons but holds a special charm in summertime. The air is warm, the sun shines bright and clear, and the deep green foliage dapples the glassy lake. Enjoy all this lush scenery from the spacious deck under the trees at Strawberry Lake Cabin—from morning coffee to evening glass of wine. Inside, an open common area, including a fully stocked and gleaming new kitchen, faces cathedral windows overlooking the deck, the woods, and the lake. These windows span the width of the house, all the way up to the lofted sleeping area, which is perched just at the tree line. A RETREAT FOR COUPLES & FRIENDS; MOREOVER, A PLACE TO REUNITE WHERE EVERYONE CAN SPREAD OUT Couples love it here at our Strawberry Lake Cabin—no matter the season. Experience the easy romance of tucking into nature together and shaking off the stresses of everyday life. From the loft bedroom, views of an unpolluted Minnesota sky full of stars will lull you into a deep sleep, and the green woods filled with birdsong will greet you first thing in the morning. Friends’ getaways—complimented by a bottle of Minnesota wine, maybe? —find a wonderful setting here, as well. And small families appreciate our Strawberry Lake Cabin—as well as the many family-friendly activities on the property and nearby. To make your family retreat easy, we provide a highchair, a baby crib, and a washer/dryer for warm, fresh clothes for the family mid-week. No matter who you’re traveling with, we highly recommend a canoe trip out on Strawberry Lake. We will provide the canoe for you! And the water here is calm and peaceful, with less motorboat traffic than on many of the lakes in this area. Not to mention the water clarity: spring-fed Strawberry Lake is so clear; the DNR’s 2022 lake survey measured water clarity at 21 feet! In summer, the Tamarac Lake National Wildlife Refuge, located just three miles away, comes alive and is a spectacular place for a hike or a bike ride. When you get back from outdoor adventuring, heat up the gas or charcoal grill and get your energy back with a perfectly cooked lakeside burger. Or maybe you'd like to be pampered and treated to a local homemade catered breakfast, lunch, or supper - we can help make that happen. As the sun starts to sink and the stars pop out, prepare the fire pit for a heavenly dessert of—what else? ~ gooey toasted s’mores over a crackling flame. The cool air of Minnesota summers makes fireside chats comfortable long into the evening. MAKE NEW MEMORIES WITH US There’s a timeless quality to Strawberry Lake and Northern Minnesota. As the setting for many of my own happy childhood memories (and the place where I proposed to my wife), the woods and lakes Up North hold a special place in my heart. I love being able to share the magic of this place with others—at a cabin built by people who live here in the area, too. We’ve decorated the house with items that mean a lot to us, collected locally and around the world. Be charmed by Strawberry Lake Cabin and the wild places of Minnesota! NEW BOATING EXPERIENCE Past guests have asked us if we had a boat they could use. Now, we are excited to announce we have the option of a boat and motor to help you explore and fish Strawberry Lake. Available for rent is our 14 ft. fishing boat and 9.9 hp motor at a flat rate. Our complimentary canoe continues to be available for you to enjoy. If you’d like to capture the essence of that “feeling of premium,” we’d love to have you here to experience our version of paradise at Strawberry Lake! Don & Cheryl Aamodt, Owners P.S. - Are you looking for a laptop-friendly workplace away from home?... we have year-round, fiber optic high-speed internet.
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Thompson Lake Water View

1 site · Lodging6 acres · Barrett, MN
After offering tenting only for the last two years, we have stationed a newly renovated 2.5 bed/1 bath camper at the site. Starting May 2023 the camper will have full electric and water hookups, including air conditioning. Fresh Linens will be provided, but you will need to supply bath/beach towels. The campsite is located right on the fringe of our field and the lake overlooking the water and a few lake homes. A 10 foot bank leads to our private dock frequented by large mouth bass. Sunrise in the morning, and shade for most of the day. Guests have access to free use of a canoe, and firewood that can be purchased on site. Our small lake does have a public access for boats, and is frequented by bass fisherman looking to get off the beaten path. Our house is 200 yards away if shelter from storms is needed.
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Kobi’s Backyard Getaway

1 site · RV, Tent51 acres · Alexandria, MN
Single site camp spot surrounded by woods and water. Our 51 acre parcel is just three miles from downtown Alexandria but you’ll feel like your way out of town. It’s a quiet location with no neighbors, a dock for fishing (or watching the sunset) trails for hiking and one of the best lakes for kayaking, canoeing or paddle boarding. We are located: A short mile to a trailhead on the Central Lakes Trail Half mile to Lake Brophy County Park with a giant playground and Mountain Bike Trails Quarter mile from the Arrowood 18 hole golf course Also our lake is connected to the Carlos, Le Homme Dieu, Darling Chain of lakes, jump in your boat and connect to 11 more lakes
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The best camping near Maplewood State Park guide

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Are you dreaming of days spent kayaking along quiet shorelines, hiking miles of forested trails, and gently swinging in a hammock with your favorite novel? Are you longing for evenings spent 'round a campfire with your favorite people, eating char-grilled dinners under the light of a full moon? Eight major lakes and dozens of ponds are nestled into the large tract of hardwood forest at Maplewood State Park, making it a recreational playground for every outdoor enthusiast. This park can bring you one step closer to your vacation aspirations. Leave the daily grind behind and head out for a recharge at Maplewood State Park.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book your campsite well in advance to secure your spot in this popular park.
  • Consider visiting during the weekdays for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellations, as last-minute openings can be your ticket to adventure.
  • Explore nearby camping options to ensure you have a backup plan in this sought-after destination.

When to go

The best time to visit Maplewood State Park is during the fall when the foliage transforms into a vibrant tapestry of colors. Spring and summer offer lush greenery and abundant wildlife. Winters are cold, with snow-laden landscapes ideal for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, though travel may be more challenging.

Know before you go

  • Check the latest park updates for any closures or safety advisories before your visit.
  • Remember that Highway 67 is closed; use provided GPS coordinates for alternative routes.
  • Prepare for a remote experience, as some areas of the park are only accessible by a significant detour.
  • Be mindful of wildlife and practice safe viewing from a distance.
  • Facilities may be limited, so plan accordingly and pack out all trash.

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