This particular campsite is perfect for an RV. You may drive right to your site and begin enjoying nature immediately. You will have complete privacy at this particular campsite. Please note that you will be very near the railroad tracks here (which is why tent camping is not recommended). There are trees between you and the tracks, but you'll still hear the trains. You have access to the communal barn and outhouse, although it's a bit of a trek! (a quarter of a mile or so down the driveway). This campsite is excellent for total privacy, plenty of hiking opportunities, and wildlife viewing.
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 gorgeous 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 near the barn 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 due to hunting season and hunters in the woods. 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 during busy seasons.
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.
- 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: 40% off