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Nice little park

Nice campsites not too far from the lake. Not a ton of hiking but the trails that are there are nice. Good fishing right off shore.

Pleasant little state park

Campsite provided what we needed for the night we stayed. Had enough hiking trails for a day to a day and a half of hiking.

Fun family destination

Had a great time. Kids loved the heated pool and tether ball! We all had a great time riding 4 wheelers on the Spider Lake trails a few miles away. Great sites, great time!

Nice place

It’s a nice little campground on the Mississippi River. It’s busy during the day but it’s quiet at nite all have electric, fire ring, picnic tables. Nice bathrooms and shower (1mens and 1 women’s) flushing toilets. Central located water spigot for drinking also a dump station with water. Now the bad if the wind is blowing wrong you smell the waste water treatment plant next door. It’s not super overpowering but you notice it. We will be back it’s so peaceful here.

Nice campground by the lake

This was a nice campground with large spots and mostly private. We stayed in site 29 with electric and it was large but the only down fall is the firewood for purchase is next to the site, so there is a bit more foot traffic walking by. The boat ramp was nice and a short walk over the dam from the campground. There is plenty of boat trailer parking but it did fill up on a Saturday.

Large campground on the lake

This was a large campground with lots of sites, they have a mix of electric and non electric sites. We stayed in 106 with electric, this was a large site the backed up to the road but it was fairly woods so the road didn’t bother us. This has 2 boat ramps and a fishing pier. You can beach your boat but the spots can fill up pretty fast

Right on the water

We were in spot 12 and it was right on the water. The spots are very small and no privacy between the sites but having a water view made up for it and you can park your boat on the dock in front of your spot. We stayed in a 21ft travel trailer and it fit in the spot just fine but if you have anything bigger, you might have a hard time getting in and out of the spot.

Peaceful

Very quiet retreat. Campsites are well kept and bathroom/showers are nice. Trails are nicely maintained and the waterfall is beautiful. Camp host is helpful and great to just talk to. The office staff were great and very nice. Recommend! We will definitely stay again.

Red Rider Resort

We stayed at tent site #1. It was very clean and the layout was nice for 2 tents. The bathroom / shower house were very clean. Everything was new or very well maintained.

Beautiful location

Well maintained campground with plenty to do and great owners!

General Andrew's

Decent four wheeling campsite for a weekend trip.  Located a few miles from the soo line trail.  A little bit smaller of a location and traffic.  Offers outhouses and water.  In town amenities close by.

Army corps of engineers campground

Large campground with many campsites.  Some offer electric.  Campers can expect to be cramped end over end like sardines.  The lake is nice and offers a boat ramp.  It is a clean lake but does have zebra mussels.  Nice walk around the campsite.  There is a dam with a nice fishing pier.  Located right in town with amenities if needed.  Nice car camping location.

Very clean and nice campground

Was very impressed by the facilities. Super clean and very nice. Overall quiet it’s nice with fishing and the River right there. Only downfall is noise from trains and traffic on Hwy 2

Convenient Camping

Large, wooded sights. Clean & well kept. Small sand beach with a playground and pavilion. You can fish from a fishing dock by the dam. This is set right in the town so you do hear road traffic which takes away from the seclusion feeling that most desire when camping. However, it’s short walk to convenience stores and several restaurants. This is a great place for beginning campers, especially with children. Paved roads good for scooters & bikes. Also convenient for stop overs while traveling with easy road access.

Nice smaller State Park

Crow Wing State Park is a good choice if you are looking for something close to the Twin Cities metro area in Minnesota. with this park being just under two hours away from the Twin Cities metro area it’s an easy choice for a nice weekend getaway. If you’re looking to stay for a long extended time it’s also a good choice as it offers electric and water. The electric sites are pretty open and close together so if you like to be secluded and not see other campers from your campsite I wouldn’t use this park. The electric sites are really on top of each other and don't feel like you are camping to me. The non-electric sites are pretty nice and secluded from each other which would make this park a park I would bring my tent to instead of my travel trailer. There is also a group camp That is separate from the main camping area.

The park office offers ice and firewood for sale. Firewood is 6$ a bundle at the park office. The only firewood you can use is the approved firewood in the local area or scrap lumber. See the Minnesota Firewood law.  Canoe rentals are offered at the park office for $15 for a half-day and $25 for a full day. There is also a water fill station and a dump station for your travel trailer or RV. This is a good park for hiking and exploring. 

If you wanna stay close to the Twin Cities metro area this is a good park for you!

Tent site review

Have stayed at True North’s tent sites quite a few times and this is another great option in the area. The site here was nice and wooded. Definitely a bit more private than other Cuyuna options. MTB access to the Yawkey section was nice and will be even better after more trail is added to the zone. Was great to have a community kitchen in the main bath house to clean the dirty dishes from camp and the bathrooms/shower were also very nice. My kids had fun fishing for panfish off there dock and although we never made it, they have a swimming beach that as a bit down the MTB access trail.

Family owned & operated

Peaceful and serene, at the end of the road. Family camping RV sites have playground right there. Paddle Boats available and swimming beach. Right on the lake so kids spent a lot of time in the lake and on the lake fishing. Shower house has bathroom and washer & dryer.

Stunning yurts and unbelievable clear lakes

For someone who likes to do it all Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area is the place to be!!!

From Rv Camping and tent camping to amazing secluded Yurts on a trout pond there are more than enough options to camp and stay.

The campground itself isn’t anything to rave about, and is mostly open and pretty close together but the yurts, those are a different story!

The yurts are set on a beautiful only mine pit that is stocked with all kinds of trout. The have a wood burning stove, bunk beds, table, chairs, bear locker, fire ring and picnic table. There is a pergola style shelter with a full roof for outdoor cooking.

The view of the trout pond is absolutely stunning and fishing isn’t bad either if you know how to fish trout. There is a shop in town that will deliver kayaks and pick them up when you are done for a small fee, like 50$ for the day?

The old mine pits around and in the park are pristine and literally crystal clear! You can see hundreds of feet down through crystal clear water making it an amazing place to canoe and kayak.

If you are into mountain biking, this is definitely the park for you! Some of the best mountain biking red dirt trails are located in this recreation area! Shops in town rent bikes too! The views from the trails are breathtaking!

Overall, one of my favorite places to hike, bike, camp and, paddle!

Short, but awesome!

Our reservation was for June 28-July2, but ended up coming home yesterday due to my father getting ill. Although our stay was not as long as planned, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! The resort is small, something we appreciate, but offers enough for my 84 yr old father to my 3 yr old granddaughter. Ron and Lois are amazing, and I promised them I would return to their charming resort.

Nice spot on the lake

A nice surprise We had site #50 in Lakeview Campground, this site is located on the rise and had nice breezes, close to showers, lake and playground.

Town of Isle is very close by along with other small towns dotted around the lake. Casino within 30 minutes.

Nice campground

Nice campground with very clean bathrooms. The new owners are very nice but all over your business every step along the way. The microscope on every one of your moves is exhausting.

Great place

Great campground. Very clean and nice. Good fishing, nice lake and and good staff.

Decent place for the price

We had a decent time at this campground. The seasonal sites are much nicer than the regular ones. We kept catching smells from the septic throughout the weekend. There is also a pretty decent hill you have to go down to get to your site so if you’re nervous or new to pulling a camper just be aware. Other than that it was a decent time.

Nice campground surrounded by activities

Nice spacious sites. Clean. Lots of amenities in the surrounding area. Good golfing. Good times

Great campground

The staff is friendly, and go above and beyond to make sure your stay is good. The sites are clean and level. They have a pool and playground for kids among other activities. We go here every year and will continue to do so.

Family friendly

Great campground with lots of fun activities. Has a pool to cool down on a hot day. Sites are nice size some with decent tree coverage.

Beautiful State Park

This is a wonderful state park with parts along the shores of Mille Lacs.  The park hosts various seminars throughout the week.  There are several places to swim and a big playground for the little ones.  Mosquitoes are thick here so come prepared.

Nice place to camp

My friend and I go here about twice a year. It is an excellent Campground that cost around $26 a night there is on-site electricity but not water or sewer there are several stations close by then you can hook a hose to and fill. The lots are spacious and has a good size playground . It also has a shower and toilet facility and great views of the Mississippi River.

State forest dispersed camping

Dispersed camping along the forest roads. Areas are cleared away that are quite separate giving some privacy. They are right on the road so vehicles pass by. Off road trails can be found but we did not discover cleared hiking paths. After finding a tick quickly we just hiked along the road. Only one other camper so during the non-hunting season this might be a good stopover.

We did encounter a lot of birds as well as deer.

My Favorite Park

The fall colors are spectacular, the trails are amazing, and it does t matter what time of year you arrive.

I make 2 trips here a year.