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The best camping near St. Croix State Park

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The Wooded Retreat

4 sites 路 Lodging8 acres 路 Pine City, MN
Situated just 3 miles from the interstate, our retreat offers the tranquility of a state park while being conveniently accessible. Prepare to be mesmerized by the stunning grounds featuring rolling hills, towering white pines, and a variety of deciduous trees. Immerse yourself in nature's beauty with ponds and trails scattered throughout. Discover an abundance of flowers and wildlife that call this haven home. On our 8 acres we have 5 private ponds, 3 unique cottages ; and a vintage safari tent!
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Meadow Cabin

2 sites 路 Lodging1 acre 路 Pine City, MN
The first time I drove up and saw the river, I knew it was a magical spot. Fishing, kayaking, swimming. Relax by the firepit, play games in the cabin. Put your feet up by the fireplace on cool evenings. Located close to Chengwatana State Forest. Kayak down to the St. Croix river.
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Cloverdale Cabins

5 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres 路 Hinckley, MN
Cabin is shared with 2 other tiny home options on the same property. Contact me to host up to 16 guests. Cabin hosts 8 guests and the other 2 tiny homes host up to 4 guests each. Inquire about booking your large party group as our calendar is filling up for the summer and into the fall. Charcoal Grill available for your use on site. Guests supply the charcoal. There is a fire pit on site as well. Guests supply the firewood.
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Off Grid Lakeside Yurt

1 site 路 Lodging24 acres 路 Sandstone, MN
Your yurt overlooks Tamarack Lake. You will have privacy tucked away in the pines with your own setup of kitchen, picnic area, fire pit, and wood fire tub. A hand pump well with delicious clean water is available as well as a personal composting toilet within view of your yurt, through the trees. Our cabin is about 80 yards away and we are always happy to answer questions and lend a hand. Your yurt comes with a small kitchen that includes a two burner stove, grey water sink, pots, pans, dish ware, and utensils. French press, kettle, coffee and tea are provided. You are also welcome to use the outdoor wood fired cooking set up. The yurt has a wood fire stove that keeps the space toasty year round. Firewood is included for your stay. There is no electricity or running water but we provide a lantern and water inside the cabin. We have a small cast iron wood fired tub that overlooks the lake just outside your yurt! If interested let us know and we can assist. This is a great location for each season. With your booking you will have access to the canoes and our dock. Tamarack Lake is wonderful for fishing panfish, pike, and smallmouth. Come fish any season! You can enjoy yourself exploring via canoe or relaxing with a book at our dock! With nearly 10,000 acres of state land out the backdoor and many trails, adventuring can always be done no matter the season. We enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, backcountry xxsking, and hunting depending on the time of year. It is a big property, but sometimes there are crafting classes, such as basketry, wild food education, hide tanning, etc. While most weekends are quiet around here if you鈥檙e looking for privacy feel free to check in with us to make sure we are not hosting classes during your stay. We are looking forward to having you at the lake! Also there are more pics on Instagram @hex_and_strand Thanks =)
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Bundo's Forest

2 sites 路 Lodging10 acres 路 Finlayson, MN
This cabin was built by hand in the 1970s from white pine that was cut and milled on-site. Our family purchased and rehabbed this beautiful cabin throughout 2021. Indoor and outdoor activities and wildlife viewing abound throughout all seasons at Bundo's Cabin. Learn more about this land: Where the forest meets the field. Unplug and relax at Bundo's Cabin with extraordinary views of wildlife and endless outdoor opportunities. The modern yet cozy cabin has electricity and features a front patio, an external bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, a living area, and a sleeping loft with a reading nook. No matter the season, this cabin is a wonderful, cozy, and clean, place to relax and unwind. Feel free to roam around the 10-acre property and explore the 80 acres of state land to the north. Deer, foxes, coyotes, turkeys, owls, eagles and more are likely to be seen or heard. Explore, Banning, Moose Lake, and Father Hennepin State Parks which are all within 30 minutes, and return to the cabin to read, play games, listen to records, have a fire, and relax. The kitchen provides you with everything you need to prepare your meals including a refrigerator, small freezer, stove, oven, cookware, cutting boards, sink, seasonings, oil, and coffee. Water for washing is available via a pump faucet in the kitchen, and a brand-new outhouse is located steps south of the cabin. The cabin is efficiently heated and cooled with a very user-friendly heat pump and gets the cabin to your desired temperature very quickly. We are grateful to honor the Dakota and Anishinaabe people whose land we occupy by donating $10 from every booking to the Makoce Ikikcupi Land Recovery Project. This project is actively working to return the land to the indigenous people from whom it was stolen. You can learn more about this project in reparative justice at www.makoceikikcupi.com.
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Reflections- MN Modern A Frame

1 site 路 Lodging4 acres 路 Brook Park, MN
This modern A Frame cabin was completely remodeled summer of 2022. Located on 4 acres of woods on a quiet gravel road, peace and serenity never looked so good. Wander the paths, listen to the birds, start a fire. Fully furnished with kitchen, full bathroom, laundry and a loft to look out at the stars from the skylights. Pull out couch on main level to comfortably sleep 4. Front and back deck with grill. Firepit for long autumn nights and unlimited firewood.
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Bayberry Acres on Danger Lake

3 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents80 acres 路 Braham, MN
Three campsites or our Chalet which sleeps five is available. Campsites are near a fabulous 10 acre deep spring fed lake. One campsite is in a meadow in the woods where 5 or 6 tents are possible. Another campsite is in a clearing farther away from the home base. 3 tents are possible. 3rd campsite is for one tent and is lakeside. Quiet peaceful trails through the woods. Animals at the home base. The chalet (in the pictures) , has all the needed amenities; showers, fridge, etc. Contact us for pricing details. Food and wine packages are available for the interested parties. This place is perfect.
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Northern Nights Pop-Up Paradise

1 site 路 Lodging1 acre 路 Askov, MN
Welcome to Northern Nights Pop-Up Paradise located at the Countryside Campground! Our camper is situated on a beautiful reservoir and has everything you need for a relaxing and fun-filled getaway. Our amenities are numerous and include paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming, and an adult-only hot tub. There is also a kitchen and bar on site, as well as a liquor store and camp store for all your camping needs. Our indoor pool and kiddy pool are perfect for families with young children, while the campgrounds scenic walking paths offer a peaceful way to explore the surrounding area. For those looking for more competitive activities, we offer volleyball, badminton, basketball, bean bag and horseshoe, with varying tournaments and events hosted throughout the summer. We also have a game room and activity center for rainy days. WiFi, bathroom, shower, and laundry facilities are also provided. Our pop-up camper can comfortably sleep up to five guests with one king, one queen, and one fold-out twin bed. It comes equipped with a mini-fridge, sink, electric and water hookup, and a campfire pit with a table for outdoor dining. We are conveniently located within 20 minutes of several state forests and parks, including Solana State Forest, St. Croix State Park and Forest, and Banning State Park. The Mill Lacs Casino and Mill Lacs Lake are also nearby. We are just 30 minutes south of Duluth and an hour and a half from the Twin Cities. We also have a dog park on site for those traveling with their furry friends. Come stay at our pop-up camper and experience all the beauty and excitement that Northern Minnesota has to offer!
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Crooked Creek Retreat

1 site 路 Lodging20 acres 路 Hinckley, MN
Come experience Crooked Creek Retreat, a log cabin nestled in the pines and valleys created by the St. Croix River. Situated just north of the Twin Cities, a quiet getaway with family and friends is just moments away. Enjoy mornings of birds singing or snowy quietness.Crooked Creek Retreat is a place where artists can be inspired and create together, where musicians can craft their songs and where families or small groups can gather by a fire and share in simple the experience of connecting with one another.We offer one main log home and two rustic pine cabins, for up to 16 people.Learn more about this land:A perfect lumberjack's private getaway! The Cedar log cabin is a glamping dream! Available in every season- beautiful year round.聽Full kitchen, all linens and beds made, 1 1/2 baths. The cabin is surrounded by 20 acres of prairie, a lovely lawn for lawn games and campfires, circled by the woods. Only a few miles away from St. Croix State park (almost 34,000 acres of river and woodland).
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Trego Lake Lakefront Property

1 site 路 RV5 acres 路 Trego, WI
This was my father's favorite place to be in the summer. He loved watching the hummingbirds early in the summer season. We hope you and your guests will enjoy staying here as much as he did. Learn more about this land: Five acre private lakefront property surrounded by trees. Hummingbirds are abundant early in the summer season. Cement pad for your RV or trailer. 50-amp and full hookups. Bring your own converter if less than 30 amps. Large fire pit聽(supply your own firewood). Recently refurbished private dock. Four-wheel trails and rental companies nearby. Short drive from the Namekagon River which is great for tubing, kayaking, canoeing, and swimming.
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Woodland 80

5 sites 路 RVs, Tents20 acres 路 Danbury, WI
80 acres totally private and secluded, no dwellings on property. Multiple camping sites can accommodate pull-thru access for the largest 5th wheel combos, with more secluded tent spots only open to ATV, horse or hike access. Glamping packages, Campers, generators, and other equipment available to rent, water nearby no charge, dump station is 6 miles away they charge $10 as of this writing. Group camping options available. Legal ATV / UTV / Snowmobile direct access to hundreds of miles of trails, bars, restaurants from your campsite, no need to trailer your machines anywhere! We only rent to one party at a time for the whole 1/2 mile by 1/4 mile property you will not encounter other people here. Hunting prohibited at all times, but there is an extensive multi-mile trail system through the property that is yours to use exclusively during your stay. Extremely quiet, popular spot for astronomy with very very low light pollution. Dogs are welcome but please note this is a managed wildlife property, there are active black bear dens on the property, many deer, foxes, badgers, turkeys etc so all dogs need to be leashed - it has happened and it鈥檚 not fun for anyone, so this is not a guideline, it鈥檚 one of our very few 鈥渞ules.鈥 The other major rule is no fireworks at any time period. We had a forest fire that started from a firework, 3 fire departments required for it, not only did we lose about 5 acres of vegetation, the campers were charged the full cost of the fire department and DNR - again no fun for anyone. There is no place for fireworks of any kind here. Camp Fires are allowed in designated fire pits when DNR fire danger is below Moderate. Wildlife viewing and photography blinds and stands are available, fully enclosed and very comfortable with 360 degree views. Lots of fun surprises here and if you haven鈥檛 stayed on a piece this size, this natural as your private setting it鈥檚 an experience worth trying!
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Medicine Creek Farm

2 sites 路 Lodging160 acres 路 Finlayson, MN
At Medicine Creek Farm, we raise grass fed beef and lamb and pastured pork and eggs. We direct-market our food to customers in the Twin Cities and Duluth, primarily through our website. We have been moved and inspired by soil health and what we've learned of regenerative agriculture's ability to heal the land. Hannah manages the daily farm operations, taking care of the animals and moving fences and flocks through the pastures to improve the soil. Meanwhile Jason has been hard at work building our farm infrastructure including our house, shed, remodeled camper trailer, and rebuilding an 1880s timber frame barn where we host our farm stay.
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The best camping near St. Croix State Park guide

Overview

About

Planning an extended vacation in Minnesota鈥檚 wild river country? St. Croix State Park encompasses two great rivers, the St. Croix and Kettle Rivers. Both are wild and scenic, offering pristine exploration opportunities for paddlers and anglers. Even landlubbers will rejoice when they discover the trails crisscrossing St. Croix. Whether you choose to traverse the park on foot or by bicycle, horseback, snowmobile, or skis, you鈥檒l find the perfect trail to match your tastes and your ability. After all, you鈥檝e got 34,000 acres on which to adventure. No matter where you come from, one thing鈥檚 for sure鈥攖his is no drive-by vacation. Settle down at St. Croix State Park and let the natural world have its way with you.

Notable campgrounds

  • Yellow Medicine Campground offers a scenic escape, surrounded by vibrant nature.
  • The Horse Campground is perfect for equestrian lovers looking to explore the park's trails.
  • Backpack/Watercraft Campground provides a unique experience for those arriving by river or trail.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your spot, as campsites at St. Croix State Park fill up quickly.
  • Consider visiting during the weekdays for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellations to snag a last-minute reservation.
  • Explore nearby camping options if the park is fully booked.

When to go

The best time to visit St. Croix State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer offers a full array of activities but can be busy. Winters are harsh, and some facilities may be closed, so check ahead before planning a winter visit.

Know before you go

  • Highway 67 is closed; follow alternative routes provided by the park for access.
  • Check the weather forecast and dress appropriately for the season.
  • Be prepared for a remote experience, as some areas of the park are only accessible by a significant drive.
  • Remember to bring essentials, including water, snacks, and a first-aid kit.
  • For campers, proceed directly to your site; park staff will assist with check-in.

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