Remote Lakeside Campgrounds in Minnesota

Remote Lakeside Campgrounds in Minnesota
With more than 10,000 lakes, Minnesota has an abundance of recreational activities to enjoy while camping, and plenty of opportunity to camp by the water. Walleye, northern Pike, and Bass are just some of the fish that Minnesota is known for. If you enjoy any water activities, then these campgrounds may interest you. Their idyllic locations and serene accommodations only add to the natural beauty this state has to offer.

Flying Goose Campground

Located on Lake Imogene in Fairmont Minnesota, this campground has easy access, being just a mile southwest of Interstate 90, but has a very rural feel. Every year, families enjoy the mile long sandy beach on Lake Imogene and access to kayaking, canoeing and pontoon riding. Campsites for RV's are price-based for families of four. There are 110 total sites, and full hook-up is available, but for those who wish to simply pitch a tent there is a no hook-up price option as well. Beachfront sites are also available for a higher price. Pets must of course, due to state law, remain on a leash at all times. There is no additional fee to use the recreation center which seats 125 people, but there is an extra fee to use the 5,200 square foot pavilion with fire pit. Onsite amenities are abundant and include, clean restrooms, a general store, hiking trails, hay rides, and a laundromat.

Flying Goose Campground
2521 115th St.
Fairmont, MN 56031

Crow Wing Lake Campground

This picturesque campground has enjoyed 40 years fun and recreation near the water. This campground is family owned by Kottke family and is about two hours north of the Twin Cities. This campground offers fine lakeside camping with 7 by 20 foot concrete patios at every campsite for convenience and enjoyment. This is also a great place to bring your pets as there is a pet washing and drying station as well as a fenced in off-leash pet area so that your pet can get some energy out and you get a break from keeping it on the leash. There is also a dishwashing station and free Wi-Fi at most of the sites as well as a playground, small gift shop and bike paths. In 2005 Mayva Kottke, the owner was named Minnesota Resort & Campground Association (MRCA) Resorter of the Year at the Fall Conference.

Crow Wing Lake Campground
2393 Crow Wing Camp Road
Brainerd, MN 56401

Fox Lake Campground

Located in the Buena Vista State Forest, on the out-of-the-way and charming Fox Lake, this private campground has a total of 70 sites with pull-through or lake view options. Fox Lake is a part of the eight lake chain that makes up the Turtle River Chain and is right near the continental divide. Only one vehicle is permitted per sight and guests must register for a guest pass each day if they wish to enter the park. Pets are allowed but must, of course, remain on a leash and are only allowed to swim at the boat launch area. Nature walks, swimming, canoeing or fishing are just a few of the pastimes you may enjoy at Fox Lake. There is also a small general store on location, playground, volleyball and basketball courts, laundry facilities and motor or pontoon boats for rent. Canoes and kayaks can be used for free. Reservations can be made at the campground's website.

Fox Lake Campground
2556 Island View Drive NE
Bemidji, MN 56601


Article Written By Naomi Judd

Naomi M. Judd is a naturalist, artist and writer. Her work has been published in various literary journals, newspapers and websites. Judd holds a self-designed Bachelor of Arts in adventure writing from Plymouth State University and is earning a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine.

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