With its pristine lakes, virgin pines, swimming beach, and wilderness-like setting, Scenic State Park is well deserving of its name. Here, visitors can hike the Chase Point Trail for hypnotic views of Coon and Sandwick Lakes and listen to the wind whistle through the giant pines. The park’s overnight facilities include campsites (boat-in, drive-in, backpack), and a cabin. The historic lodge houses interpretive displays. The cost will be $30 for the 4 night/5 day weekend per footprint (tent, trailer, pop-up etc.). The group camp has a couple of electrical outlets and lots of tent/trailer space and parking. This is probably my favorite group camp. Let’s have some fun.
A wonderful small campground on the Thornapple River out of Ladysmith, WI. The cost will be $30 a night for electric and water and $25 for a tent. I have reserved 6 electric sites with room for a tent between them all along the river. You can pay when you arrive. A great place to relax, go for a walk or maybe enjoy kayaking the area rivers. Check out the facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/ThornappleRiverCampground1/
Come to Cascade for the rushing river and grand waterfalls that lay within a gorge, lush with moss and ferns that grow on black volcanic rocks. Hike the trail through birch, spruce and white cedar; stop to see the views of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world. Trails connect with the Superior Hiking Trail and the North Shore State Trail. You each need to make your own site reservations and they’re going fast. We’ll meet at my site for an evening campfire and cooking if interested. See you there.
Let’s celebrate on unique Madeline Island. About 12 sites still available-reserve NOW for this holiday weekend! Two vehicles and up to six people per site. $20 per night. Lots to do! Kayak to the sea caves, enjoy art openings, bicycle the island. Fun places to eat and drink. You will also need to take a ferry over with your car and any campers. I have reserved site 008. See you on the island! To reserve a camp site-go to Big Bay State Park on the internet.
Rice Creek Campground, located in the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Regional Park Reserve, offers 5,000 and more acres of natural and scenic wilderness, only 25 minutes from Minneapolis / St. Paul. Biking, fishing, boating, golf, and swimming are just a few of the many activities you will find within the park. Nature programs are held regularly at the campground amphitheater and at nearby Wargo Nature Center (one mile north of the campground). You can also get in a quick round of golf at Chomonix Golf Course, located just a mile down the road. Tent sites $20. Water and electric $32 per night. Make your own reservations. Reservations can be made starting January 2nd at 8:00am. Reservation link: http://anokacountyparks.maxgalaxy.net/Campground.aspx. I will be reserving something in the D Loop. Link to campground: http://www.anokacounty.us/967/Camping .