Canoe in site that is also used by hikers/bikers on the Paul Bunyan Trail.
The Paul Bunyan State Trail is 115 miles long, not including a couple of short on-road connections through the cities of Baxter and Bemidji. Extending all the the way from Crow Wing State Park to Lake Bemidji State Park, north of Bemidji, it is the longest of Minnesota's state trails and the longest continuously paved rail-trail in the country.
My middle son and I did a bike packing trip on the Paul Bunyon Trail, we rode up from Crow Wing and stayed at this little gem for the night. Got there around 3PM, set up camp and then rode into Pine River for his birthday dinner. The trail in to the site was fun to ride on bike, there was plenty of down wood for a fire and would love to return!
This is a unique little site that's really a canoe camp, but accessible by foot as well. It's not well advertised…almost a secret! But if you are in a canoe, it's easy to find off the river. If you are on foot or bicycle, it's marked on the paved Paul Bunyan Trail.
From the trail, it's about a 1/2 mile walk/hike to the site. Not super easy if you have a bike, but do-able. Easy if on foot, and super easy if in a canoe! There are actually 2 sites, about a 1/4 mile apart, and both are equally nice. Newer picnic tables, fire rings, lots of trees for hammocks, right on the river with super easy in/out for canoes. Very pretty view on the river! Both have bathroom/latrine/toilet access as well.