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These two campsites are across the wooden bridge and up a short-yet-steep hill. You will be able to park at the barn and walk to the campsites. These sites are right by the creek (#2 off to the left, #3 off to the right) and have quite a few options for how you want to setup your camp. The walk to your vehicle (and the communal area) is only a minute or two! You will have Continue reading...

These two campsites are across the wooden bridge and up a short-yet-steep hill. You will be able to park at the barn and walk to the campsites. These sites are right by the creek (#2 off to the left, #3 off to the right) and have quite a few options for how you want to setup your camp. The walk to your vehicle (and the communal area) is only a minute or two! You will have plenty of privacy and may camp right in the meadow or nestle in amongst the trees.We have over 100 acres of wooded land with 4 large meadows, hiking trails and a creek flowing through. Our land connects to hundreds of acres of state land. We are near the world famous Sax-Zim Bog and have many species of wildlife to watch for! Deer, wolves, coyotes, black bear, bobcats, magpies, bald eagles and more have all been spotted (by us!) on or near our land.

Our barn and outhouse are available for campers to use. The barn is a rustic log barn from the late 1800s and is part of the original farmstead. Inside you will find a picnic table and maps of the property. There is electricity available in the barn. The barn is very clean: it does not house animals and has not housed animals in over 30 years.

You will find several hiking trails that may also be used for snowshoeing in the winter. There are quite a few locations for camping, too: the meadows, along the creek, and out in the woods.

There is very little light pollution in our area, which means AURORA BOREALIS! There are several excellent locations to capture the Northern Lights and night sky.

We have a fenced in area for pets to roam unleashed. When not in this fenced area, however, we do require pets to be leashed.

Our campsites are closed for the entire month of November. Winter camping here is chilly: we regularly have temperatures fall below 0 degrees Fahrenheit at night.

Campsite #1 is wheelchair accessible! It is also near the barn and parking. Campsites 2 and 3 are across the creek (there is a lovely bridge to walk across) and up the bank, providing a little more privacy at the cost of a short walk. Campsite #4 is perfect for an RV.

Please be aware that we are close to the railroad tracks. The trees do break up the sound a lot, but you will still hear the trains going by. Trains typically do not run between midnight and 6 am, although it occasionally does happen.

SEASONAL CALENDAR:

April - Fishing season opens in April! The weather can still be quite cold, but if you're up for a challenge, this is the perfect time to take a break from the work grind. Very few tourists and the Auroras make a beautiful nighttime backdrop. Temperatures vary greatly during this time of year.

May - We are transitioning from winter to spring! There are wildflowers are coming up and early perennials can be found through-out the yard. The birds are singing, deer are growing their antlers, and baby animals are everywhere. Temperatures are typically in the 50's and 60's during the day.

June - Thunderstorms are quite common in June. The lightning is beautiful! The water is warming up and temperatures are typically in the 70's during the day.

July - Camp with us for Independence Day! We typically have a large brush fire from our firewood harvest. It's a lot of fun, and a great break for the entire family. If you're a berry picker, July is the month to get out! Blueberries/strawberries/raspberries start ripening in the beginning of July and reach their peak around the 3rd week. We mow our fields in late July. Temperatures range from the 70s to 90s.

August - Have some fun at the Saint Louis County Fair! There are animal barns, rides, and events for the whole family. Relax by the fire after a fun-filled day. Temperatures range from the 70s to 90s. The nights cool wonderfully.

September - Harvest season! Our fruit trees are drooping with their bounty, deer are plentiful, and birds are starting their migration south. The leaves change color around the 3rd week of September. Temperatures range from the 50s to 70s. It's a wonderful time of year!

October - This is the start of our winter. It freezes regularly at night and we sometimes have snow. Halloween is eerie with barren trees clawing at the sky and anyone who wanders too far into the woods ;) Check out some of the local events! Temperatures vary greatly in October.

November - It's deer hunting season! Camp is closed while hunters enjoy their holiday.

December through March - It's officially winter here! If you care to brave the cold, there is plenty of opportunity for snowshoeing, skiing, sliding, bird watching, and winter sports. Giant's Ridge is about an hour away. Be prepared for bitter cold, blizzards, and the air trying to kill you each time you breathe in. Temperatures range from -45 to +45. Wind chills can drop temperatures as low as -90. As of right now, we are closed for the winter. Our future plans include renovating our barn into a cabin. We do not have a date set at this time for when we will start this project.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
2 bookable sites
Access
Short walk (1 - 5 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 12 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water, purify from river or stream
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring
Toilet available
Pit toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
No showers
Bins available
Trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
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  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 2 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 50% off
Forest
River, stream or creek
Beach
Cave
Desert
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Farm
Fishing
Hiking
OHV
Snow sports
Wildlife watching
Biking
Boating
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Climbing
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling

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Property
Wooded Creek Farm
State
Minnesota
$20/night
2 Sites