Hipcamp host Kent S.
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Tent camp at an expansive walk-in site along a 1/2 acre wildlife pond surrounded  by trees and shrubs for privacy. From there, stroll through a young 40-acre pine forest. Watch deer, hand pump water from the natural aquifer, and if you are an experienced meditator you may use the sacred kuti on stilts. In season, there could be surplus berries or apples and medicinal

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Tent camp at an expansive walk-in site along a 1/2 acre wildlife pond surrounded  by trees and shrubs for privacy. From there, stroll through a young 40-acre pine forest. Watch deer, hand pump water from the natural aquifer, and if you are an experienced meditator you may use the sacred kuti on stilts. In season, there could be surplus berries or apples and medicinal herbs available. All this is entirely INSIDE a small city in northern Minnesota. Green Island is the  poster child of a best future for urban/rural interface (mankind's increasing displacement of nature). Here, you won't find full freedom from the voices and sounds that accompany man but they are "out there" from the boundaries of this small, green, sanctuary for nature. Deer, fox, herons, and songbirds frequent the day and owls (plus an occasional bear) roam at night. And, in that night the forest is rimmed by scattered lights from businesses, homes, and restaurants, so the sky glows for a midnight stroll. During the day a five-minute walk will actually get you to a Pizza Hut, Subway, Chinese Buffet, health food store, or Walmart.

Ours is the place for a preparation stop en route to Minnesota's canoe country or the deep forest trails at Itasca State Park, the gem of Minnesota.

We do need a minimum of 48-hours advance notice for bookings because we are outdoors during the day. The time for checking emails is once in evenings... so confirmation or correspondence can take a bit of time.

PS ....This summer we are working on adding a stained glass outhouse. In the meantime, a stroll into the bushes is necessary.... or a visit to Burger King across the road.

PS......If you happen to be a comfort camper with an RV our featured wildlife pond won't work. But the city of Wadena has a lovely campground with full facilities and there is also a huge Walmart parking lot in town.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Wifi available
No picnic table
Pack it out
Have a question? Send kent a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 1 month out

    Activities

    Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

    Snow sports

    This is the only location in the US where you can try Scandinavian kicksledding for free. We have a fleet of 12 Norwegian and ...Read more

    Wildlife watching

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    Terrain

    Natural features you'll find at An Unexpected Island of Green in Minnesota.

    Forest

    The young white pine and red pine forest is the perfect vigor and age for full Shinrin-yoku benefit. You can feel the change wh...Read more

    Lake

    Almost..........The little pond at the campground adds a slight lake-feel. Especially in the way it attracts birds and wildlife.

    The vibe at An Unexpected Island of Green

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    Property
    A Surprising Green Island
    State
    Minnesota
    Country
    United States
    $10/night
    1 Site
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