This Rustic Minnesota Resort Promises 5,000 Acres of Wild Weekend Escape

True North Basecamp: A gateway to outdoor adventure

By The Editors
March 15, 2016 9:00 am

You can spend your whole life seeking adventure, but sometimes, adventure finds you.

Like at True North Basecamp, just two hours north of Minneapolis, where one adventurous family has a built a full-service campground smack dab in the middle of Minnesota’s Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area.

A basecamp, if you will.

On offer: six 275-square-foot, lakefront cabins with modern amenities like Wi-Fi, USB charging ports and air conditioning, alongside 33 rustic campsites to rent nearby. But the True North Basecamp’s real pleasures are found in the surrounding environs and the activities therein.

Photo by Ron Plinske

Mountain biking and hiking. Check. Trout fishing? Check. Snorkeling the waters of Armour Mine Lake #2, a 27-acre lake with visibility so good True Camp claims it as “one of the few places in the Midwest that offers incredible snorkeling opportunities”? Done and done.

All in, you’re looking at 5,000 acres of wilderness and 25 miles of scenic hiking trails just a few boot steps away.

Cabins start at $99 and campsite rentals begin at $35 per night.

More info over at True North’s website.

Images via True North Basecamp


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