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Clover Bee Farm

4 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres 路 Shafer, MN
We are a small family farm. From April-October we make a living on the farm and enjoy rural life. We鈥檙e very busy during these months and if you stay with us you may be able to enjoy fresh produce for purchase- we also have neighbors that sell eggs, there is a Meat shop in downtown Lindstrom and 2 miles away is Rod's Country Corner ( ice cream, pizza, sandwiches, essentials). So, you could have the opportunity for some delicious camp food while staying here. It is very beautiful with much to see and do. Things to note: 1. There are black bear in the area, please keep food stowed away and your campsite clean. 2. Storms pop-up and tents etc. are subject to wind, please be mindful of the weather and any incidents that occur are not liable to the property owners. When you arrive pull up in the driveway we will direct you to your location... and please park your vehicle close to your site. When you are tent camping this can come in handy during any inclimate weather, which can pop up randomly during the summer months. We have a composting toilet for guest use. Please read the instructions on the inside before using. This is a working farm, it can be unkempt or messy- it is also mosquito forward and wood tick forward-please bring bug spray. Many of our past campers have enjoyed the scenery despite being next to a slightly trafficked road. Also, fireworks are very popular with the neighbors in the area around July 4th. Please respect our quiet time, when the sun goes down-so do we. ++Attractions in the area++ Ice Age Trail Wild River State Park (canoe and kayak rental available) Interstate State Park The water park at Wild Mountain.... Boat Rental: https://www.captainshawnsrental.com/ Wineries: Chateu St Croix, Wild River Winery, Dancing Dragonfly Breweries: Uncommon Loon, Trap Rock Shopping: Antiques in every town! My favorite is The Lindstrom Antique Store. Rock Shop in Taylors Falls, St Croix Falls downtown is cute too. Osceola has lots of fun treasures. Food: Juneberry Cafe, Anderson's Ice Cream Shop, Watershed Cafe in Osceola, Marketplace Grocery store, Brinks Grocery store, 3 Arrows Coffee --even though we're a rural area, there is no shortage of things to do here!--
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Wild Vines Campground

24 sites 路 Tents6 acres 路 Taylors Falls, MN
With some of the oldest vines in Minnesota, (1994) Wild Mountain Winery has been in operation since 2010 as a premier winery. Nestled on the second highest point in Chisago County, we offer picturesque views and quiet, natural setting. With both food, beer, cider and wine to sample, you will find something that makes you smile. Learn more about this land: Pitch your tent in the setting you choose; in the vines of our 6 acres of vineyard, or in the woods next to the winery. Enjoy all the amenities of the winery with a short walk to your cot, hammock or sleeping bag. No "drive-in" sites available, but we provide pull carts or courtesy shuttle upon request. Close to Wild Mountain Ski & Water park. Each site offers a fire ring. On site bathrooms and potable water. Camp any day of the week. Check in- Friday 2:00, or by special request Sat/Sun 12:00 Weekdays 12:00 Check out- 11:00
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Stone Creek Farm

6 sites 路 Lodging36 acres 路 Taylors Falls, MN
Situated on 36 acres, this working farm is 2 miles聽West of Taylors Falls. Dan and Danielle bought this property with the intention of growing stone fruits (plums, peaches, apricots and聽cherries) using sustainable and organic practices because health and wellness matter to them! They are still in the process of improving their property. Many of the building on the property were in poor condition, including the old barn foundation which is now one of Dan and Danielle favorite places to keep cool in the summer. After they had excavated all the debris (which took years) they were able to transform it with gardens and fire pit for all to enjoy. They love sharing what they have been blessed with! They hope you enjoy their place as much as they do! Feel free to ask them to show you around or even get your hands dirty with them as they plant or harvest.
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Evergreen Oasis Farm

3 sites 路 RVs, Tents20 acres 路 Lindstrom, MN
Enjoy our 20-acre alpaca, sheep and u-pick flower farm located in Center City, Mn. Spend time with the animals, cutting flowers and even shopping in our barn market (when in season) We are surrounded by local hiking, swimming, fishing, shopping, breweries, state parks and more. As hosts we can be as interactive as you want!
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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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Big Rock Creek

27 sites 路 Lodging, RVs1000 acres 路 Saint Croix Falls, WI
Nestled back in the St. Croix River Valley there is a hidden 1000 acres that we call home. Not just our home, but your home for the weekend for your family and friends to enjoy. It is a place to get out, stretch your legs, explore, relax, indulge in the rich history, and create lasting memories. Come on out and choose to stay in one of our beautiful fully furnished glamping tents, our Geodesic Dome, or bring your own RV. Take a hike on our 23 miles of trails, embrace the historical grounds, grab a kayak and venture out for a stroll or fly fishing on our spring fed lake, or rent a ranger and take a drive throughout the property and see if you can get a glimpse of the albino deer, a Bald Eagle, swans, or other animals that habitat this property. Whatever your camping experience entails, we have you covered!
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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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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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Reflections- Unique Modern A Frame

1 site 路 Lodging4 acres 路 Brook Park, MN
This modern A Frame cabin was completely remodeled. Located on 4 acres of woods on a quiet gravel road, you'll love the peace and serenity. Whether you want to wander the paths, listen to the birds, or start a fire on a starry night, this is the place. 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. You'll enjoy the front and back decks to hang out- drink your morning coffee, look for the owls or throw dinner on the grill. Firepit for long nights and unlimited firewood.
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Pioneer Farm on Fish Lake

5 sites 路 Lodging, Tents14 acres 路 Harris, MN
Canpers! We are about out of misquito season. hooray This lakefront farm is a very special spiritual location. Listen to the night life in the woods and loons on the lake. Fall time- the acorns are falling:) BEAT the HEAT at the LAKE! The farm animals are gone now, but there remains a huge barn and outbuildings. Enjoy observing old time architecture! bring your ball! Room for soccer too! Monet tight? We are open to a refund of $20 a day for an hour for farm chores. Chores like mending fences, cutting vegetation, collecting the harvest from the earth, etc. Pay in full thru hipcamp, then we can arrange a task per interest and capabilities!! We're almost seventy now -getting harder to keep things up, ya know! need lots of oak limbs peeled off the bark:)
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Wilder Retreat

3 sites 路 Lodging6 acres 路 Shafer, MN
Learn more about this land: Welcome to Wilder Retreat on the Saint Croix River. Come experience the magic of the river valley and this special land were you鈥檒l stay at either the Wilder Bell Tent or The Writers Cabin. Tucked away in the woods behind an 1890鈥檚 farmhouse and bordering the Saint Croix River. The cabin has a sleeping loft with a queen memory foam mattress and cozy bedding. Two burner propane cooktop and pump sink along with all you need to cook. Hike the half mile down to the river and explore nearby Taylor鈥檚 falls. Sit out under the stars by the campfire, cozy up in the sleeping loft, and enjoy a quiet getaway in the beautiful Saint croix River valley. 聽This listing can be booked along with my other listing "Wilder Bell tent" for bigger groups.聽 The Space:聽The Writers Cabin is a small pine cabin with a sleeping loft, built in sofa that doubles as another single bed, and a built in dining area. 聽There is a two burner propane cooktop, as well as a pump sink for doing dishes or water, and the kitchen is equipped with basic cooking needs as well as dishes and utensils. Coffee and Chemex pour over are provided along with olive oil, salt and pepper.聽The cabin is solar powered. Wood burning Sauna year round and seasonal/warm weather outdoor shower and bath. Port o potty toilet. Guest Access:聽Guests can pull directly up to the cabin and park right by it. 聽The river is just a 1/2 mile hike down, and there is a federal campground at the river as well with picnic tables, fire pits, toilets and water access. Other things to note:聽 Upon arrival guests can sign up at the sign up sheet on sauna fence for 2 hour private time slots in our wood burning Nordic sauna and use the outdoor shower area and bath in the summer. Sauna is year round. We do have dogs and chickens at our farm. Please keep dogs away from the chicken coop and run area.聽 The cabin sits back behind our farmhouse, but feels incredibly private and has a gorgeous view. 聽 Frequently Asked questions: Can I check in early?聽I do my best to accommodate early check ins, but if the cabin is booked back to back I may not be able to.聽 Do you rent kayaks or canoes?聽We don't rent, but there are some great places nearby that do! We highly recommend getting out on or in the river!聽 Can you recommend places to visit or to eat? 聽I'd love to! 聽Just Ask!聽聽 Is there water in the cabin?聽Yes, there is water in the pump sink for doing dishes and drinking (not purified drinking water). Is there electricity? 聽The cabin is solar powered. Just keep in mind that you don't want to drain the battery by leaving things plugged in too long or leaving lights on. Is there a campfire area?聽Yes, we have a solo stove for outdoor fires and we supply wood for it. Is there a fridge?聽No fridge in the cabin, so we recommend just packing your food in a cooler. 聽One can be supplied if you don't have one.聽 What is the bathroom situation?聽Port o potty
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Willow River Farm

2 sites 路 RVs, Tents17 acres 路 North Hudson, WI
17 acres very close to Willow River State Park, with private trails for hiking and dog walking, consisting of mature pine forest and beautiful pasture. Goats and chickens. You can do Goat Yoga! Four-wheeler and dirtbike available for rent, firewood available for purchase. Full RV hook-ups (power, pump-out, and water) at RV site. Located only ten minutes from beautiful Stillwater and Hudson, and only a mile or so from the St. Croix River. 35 minute drive from downtown Minneapolis.
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The best camping near Wild River State Park guide

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About

They can put us campers in the city, but they can鈥檛 take the wild out of us. Right? So get back out there and return to your organic selves and be as the river is at Wild River State Park. Combining the St. Croix River, 35 miles of trails, and the kiss of the sun, you鈥檒l have yourself an irresistible tonic prime for getting the hustle and bustles out and letting in the peaceful rustles of Mother Nature. Don鈥檛 let the Minnesota winters keep you indoors! The all-season park鈥檚 trails don鈥檛 close, so warm your tushies hiking and skiing 鈥榚m. Complete your experience here with a slumber under the stars.

Notable campgrounds

  • Yellow Medicine Campground 鈥 A serene retreat amid towering trees, perfect for reconnecting with nature.
  • Horse Campground 鈥 An equestrian's delight, offering trails and facilities tailored for horseback riders.
  • Backpack/Watercraft Campground 鈥 Ideal for adventurers seeking a remote experience accessible by hiking or watercraft.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your spot, as campsites fill up quickly during peak seasons.
  • Consider visiting during weekdays for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellations for last-minute opportunities.
  • Explore nearby camping options to maximize your chances of finding a site.

When to go

The best time to visit Wild River State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural scenery is at its most vibrant. Summer offers a full array of activities, but be prepared for busier trails and campsites. Winters are harsh, and while they offer a unique snowy landscape, some amenities may be limited.

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 seasonal conditions.
  • Be aware of wildlife and practice safe viewing from a distance.
  • Some areas may have limited cell service; plan your visit with maps and information in advance.
  • Facilities such as restrooms and water access points are available, but it's wise to bring essentials.

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