Hipcamp host Cheryl W.
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Breath the fresh air of one of the beautiful forests of Northern Minnesota. Examine wildlife, backpack 3 miles to breathtaking Lake Kabetogama or north into wild Canada.  Pitch your tent anywhere to relax and get away from it all.  Perfect for deer hunters, fishing, backpacking, snowshoeing or cross country skiing.  Get off the grid to life with nature, view wildlife and exp

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Breath the fresh air of one of the beautiful forests of Northern Minnesota. Examine wildlife, backpack 3 miles to breathtaking Lake Kabetogama or north into wild Canada.  Pitch your tent anywhere to relax and get away from it all.  Perfect for deer hunters, fishing, backpacking, snowshoeing or cross country skiing.  Get off the grid to life with nature, view wildlife and experience the northern lights.  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Pets allowed
No campfires
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Wifi available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Cheryl a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 4PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Permission from Voyager National Park Ranger.

Boating

At nearby Lake Kabatogama

Fishing

At nearby Lake Kabatogama.

Hiking

Trail maps at resorts and Park Ranger station.

Paddling

At nearby Lake Kabatogma

Wind sports

At nearby Lake Kabetogama.

Snow sports

Cross county skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing.

Swimming

At Lake Kabatogama.

Wildlife watching

Birds, deer, bear, racoons.

Horseback riding

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Rat Root River Retreat in Minnesota.

River, stream, or creek

Rat Root River.

Forest
Lake
Field

The vibe at Rat Root River Retreat

2 Reviews

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Hipcamper Ben

Nice stay near vnp

Ben K.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
June 3rd, 2020

Site was OK, a little overpriced for value but very secluded and felt safe. Principal complaint is an old trailer on the property that is rather creepy. Otherwise, host is great. Location easy to find. Very close to Voyageurs National Park.

Hipcamper Kelly

Not very good

Kelly L.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 14th, 2020

This place is a field of tall grass with an old trailer on it. If you're looking for ambiance, privacy, or shade, this is not the place for it. The listing mentions potable water but I saw no evidence of that. We cooked and ate at a picnic table in the park since this site wasn't very conducive to that. Picked up a dog tick and also shoes were soaked within minutes in the morning after walking through the tall, dewy grass. Loads of bugs in general which I suppose can't be helped. If you're just looking for a place to crash that's close to Lake Kabetogama Visitor's Center this place will work, but I'd check the local campgrounds first.

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Property
Rat Root River Retreat
State
Minnesota
Country
United States
$20/night
1 Site

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