Hipcamp host Karen S.
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Schmidt Farm is located in the beautiful hills of southeast Minnesota. Bordering the east side of Forestville State Park, we offer the opportunity to explore both private and public lands. With diversity in locations from easily accessible drive in sites to remote wilderness camping, you can choose a campsite to fit your own vision of a perfect experience. 

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Schmidt Farm is located in the beautiful hills of southeast Minnesota. Bordering the east side of Forestville State Park, we offer the opportunity to explore both private and public lands. With diversity in locations from easily accessible drive in sites to remote wilderness camping, you can choose a campsite to fit your own vision of a perfect experience. 

What's there to do? Hiking on- or off-trail, exploring, wildlife watching, horseback riding (horses not provided), stargazing, foraging, fossil hunting, campfires and enjoying solitude. Nearby, you can access the Root River for trout fishing, tubing and canoeing/kayaking. A short drive into Preston gets you to the Root River Trail system well known by bicycling enthusiasts. The tourist destination town of Lanesboro is a 12 miles scenic drive away.  

This is an active working farm that we are welcoming visitors to come to, camp on and enjoy with us. We ask that you be respectful of the land and animals and understand this is, first and foremost, a farm. 

Access for vehicles may be limited during wet conditions.

This property is truly a treasure, diverse in terrain and outdoor opportunities. The more remote campsites are best suited for tent camping. The higher elevation areas are best suited for vehicles, campers and equine rigs.

*Please note access for campers & large rigs may be limited during wet conditions. Alternative parking on gravel based driveways will be offered.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
4 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
No toilet
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Karen a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response rate: 67%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

Trout fishing nearby on the Root River

Horseback riding

For additional fee per horse. Horses not provided. Specific arrangements must be made in advance.

Snow sports

Snowshoeing, cross country skiing & snowmobiling.

Biking
Boating
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Schmidt Farm in Minnesota.

River, stream, or creek

A meandering springfed creek runs through the property near one of the designated campsites.

Forest
Swimming hole
Farm

The vibe at Schmidt Farm

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Hipcamper Jake
Jake P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 24th, 2020

Lovely spot! And Karen was a helpful and flexible host. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Lorraine N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 4th, 2019
Hipcamper Raina B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 7th, 2019
Property
Schmidt Farm
State
Minnesota
Country
United States
$25/night
4 Sites

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