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21 Reviews of 3 Pencer, Minnesota Campgrounds

TThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2021

Quiet, Private, Peaceful

Stayed here for a night during the week and the sites a little further from the main bathroom are VERY private. Stayed in site 9 which had one good set of trees for hanging a hammock. There was a picnic table and fire ring and I couldn’t see any other sites. Took a quick walk along the lake and it…

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Site9
Month of VisitSeptember
Rob P.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2021

Quiet, secluded

Sites were well spaced, quiet, newer vault toilets. Ticks were bad as well as flys and bees, be prepared

SiteSite 7
Month of VisitJuly
Will H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2020

Great Northwoods Park

This park is a quiet oasis in northern MN. The campground was clean and pretty empty. Heard wolves!!!

Ian Y.
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2020

Canoe-in shoe-in

How would you like to camp on your own private island? Reserve the single canoe-in site and make your dreams come true! We had such an excellent time hanging out on our little island and using it as a home base for combined canoeing and hiking day trips. You should be comfortable in a canoe before…

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SiteCanoe
Month of VisitSeptember
Ian Y.
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2020

Walk-in bliss

The walk-in sites here are so good I almost don't want to spill the secret. There's just two sites, far from the main campsite and everything else, and spaced decently far apart from each other. They're nestled in quiet pine groves on a ridge overlooking the lake. The lake is electric motors only,…

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SiteW-2
Month of VisitSeptember
Brittany The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2020

Nice Trails

Stayed here a couple times to do the Lake Bronson Adventure Race. Nice, quiet, paved trail, and always see deer up close there!

Stephanie K.
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2020

Camping in Mosquito Country

Campsites secluded bathrooms were closed when we visited so only vault toilets were open. Mosquitos in this whole are were thick definitely plan on bringing A LOT of bug spray if going in the summer.

Scott M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2020

You can easily get lost out here!

The drive in upper Minnesota is always amazing and to get here you have to climb to the northern parts of Minnesota but it is totally worth it.

The campground is pretty well maintained considering it is a state park and minnesota has thousands. The roads are not all paved but the ones that’s…

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Collin L.
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2020

Great spot

Great camping, tons to do. Clean bathrooms wouldn’t swim in the water for to long.

Collin L.
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2020

Great beach

No electricity, restrooms are very basic. Camping has limited capacity but they do keep them very clean.

Jen A.
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2019

Camper Cabin

We stayed here in a camper cabin in late fall.  We were the only people in the park.  The ranger was wonderful when we called to reserve the cabin.  He made sure we had a few bundles of wood to cook dinner on in our cabin and he made sure that the cabin was open and ready for us.  We hiked in the…

Allysa K.
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2018

Nice Park

The park was nice and well marked. Had a beach and an observation tower that would be worth a visit. Trail was a bit boring without much shade and anywhere near standing water had a bad odor. Perhaps summer season had something to do with it, would visit again.

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Allysa K.
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2018

Fab HC Trail in July!

Park is on the smaller side compared to other state parks but was great with a very nice beach. Scenic prairie trail with tons of wild life to watch like butterflies, frogs, chipmunks, grasshoppers, and caterpillars. Wild Raspberries grow along the trail as well.

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Allysa K.
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2018

Fab HC Trail in July!

Park is on the smaller side compared to other state parks but was great with a very nice beach. Scenic prairie trail with tons of wild life to watch like butterflies, frogs, chipmunks, grasshoppers, and caterpillars. Wild Raspberries grow along the trail as well.

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Allysa K.
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2018

Clean and Quiet

Our campsite was very spacious and I was impressed with how tidy the entire park was! The trail was nice and shady with nice interpretive signage. Bathrooms were very clean! They have a beach and lots of rentals to take out on the lake. Quiet hours were well abided by.

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