Campgrounds by Shamineau Lake, Minnesota

Campgrounds by Shamineau Lake, Minnesota
Shamineau Lake, Minnesota, is known for its walleye fishing, canoeing, and hiking trails, and in winter, for ice fishing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. In addition to the bass, walleye, crappie and perch fishing in the lake, the region has hundreds of miles of rural roads, prime for road bicycle touring and training. Bird watchers see osprey, eagles, heron, and a variety of hawks, water fowl and songbirds. There are campgrounds surrounding the lake, allowing you to pitch your tent and enjoy the wilds of the area.

Auger's Pine View Resort

Auger's Pine View Resort sits on the banks of Shamineau Lake and offers tent camping along with the cabin rentals on the property. Auger's has a two-day minimum for the tent sites, and reservations can be made by telephone or email. Sites are on flat, grassy areas, many in the trees. Access to fresh water for drinking and cooking is available, along with showers and toilets. Your pet is welcome if leashed. You can bring your canoe or kayak and put in at the boat launch or docks and enjoy a paddle along the shores of Shamineau Lake.

Auger's Pine View Resort

1897 West Shamineau Drive

Motley, MN 56466


Crow Wing Lake Campground

Crow Wing Lake Campground is within 15 minutes' drive of Shamineau Lake, on Crow Wing Lake. Several lakeside campsites are available, but these fill up fast, and reservations are strongly suggested. Tent camping is allowed at the campground. You can shower off after a day's adventure on the area's hiking trails or a day spent fishing at Crow Wing or Shamineau Lakes. Pets should be leashed at the campground and not left unattended. Fire rings, water access, and barbecue grills are available. Anglers can fish for crappie, walleye and bass on the lakes, along the shore, or by canoe or kayak.

Crow Wing Lake Campground

2393 Crow Wing Camp Road

Brainerd, MN‎ 56401


Crow Wing State Park

Crow Wing State Park is part of the Minnesota state park system and offers tent camping along with RV spaces. Tent sites have flat surfaces, fire rings with grills and picnic tables. Visitors should check with rangers prior to having a fire for any current rules or restrictions on bringing wood into the campground. You can bring your pet, but dogs must be leashed. Wildlife sightings are frequent in the park, including white-tailed deer, wild turkeys,and porcupines. Snapping and soft shelled turtles call the park's lakes home, along with bass, walleye and crappie. If you are a birder, you will be able to check off orioles, woodcocks, and ruffed grouse on your bird list.

Crow Wing State Park

3124 State Park Road

Brainerd, MN 56401


Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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