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Posted: 4/15/2021 10:35:28 PM EDT
I was wondering if anyone knows of any good spots for some truck camping. I got my pick up set up like a small camper in back with a topper on it. Looking for places a little off road but not extreme or anything but where you don't get the big groups of RVs or families in their mini vans camping everywhere. I wanna just be able to just pull my truck in, throw up a camp chair, have a fire and relax away from the crowds.
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Originally Posted By Rat_Patrol:
Mille lacs and north have plenty of opportunities everywhere.
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yea I have been googling and looking up spots. I found a couple but not always easy to find. Been looking at the overland camping sites now. My problem is I don't know of any places yet lol.
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Depending on where you are and how far you want to drive, my vote is the Superior National Forest. Dispersed camping pretty much anywhere you want to go, with few restrictions (fire season notwithstanding).

Probably the same up in the Chip, though I've never camped there. (Chippewa NF).

Most state forest areas are the same, but I've found they don't have the trail access like the NF roads.


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Link Posted: 4/17/2021 7:36:50 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Halfast_Medic:
Depending on where you are and how far you want to drive, my vote is the Superior National Forest. Dispersed camping pretty much anywhere you want to go, with few restrictions (fire season notwithstanding).

Probably the same up in the Chip, though I've never camped there. (Chippewa NF).

Most state forest areas are the same, but I've found they don't have the trail access like the NF roads.


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Awesome link. I am willing to travel anywhere in the state. Is dispersed camping only hiking in site, or are there ones I can get to with a 4x4 truck? Found a couple worth checking on on the Roamfree app. I got the back of the truck all set up. Now I just have to wait for my weekends.
Link Posted: 4/21/2021 8:21:30 PM EDT
There's places you can walk to, drive to, ATV to, you name it. Even boat to. There are restrictions about where you can drive, and how far away from roads you have to be, but it's a BIG forest.
Another secret is hit the SNF designated campgrounds after school starts in the fall. Except for MEA week, the campgrounds are empty. I've stayed entire weeks up there in September and October, in a designated campground, and never saw a soul. My favorite time of year to go.
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Originally Posted By Halfast_Medic:
There's places you can walk to, drive to, ATV to, you name it. Even boat to. There are restrictions about where you can drive, and how far away from roads you have to be, but it's a BIG forest.
Another secret is hit the SNF designated campgrounds after school starts in the fall. Except for MEA week, the campgrounds are empty. I've stayed entire weeks up there in September and October, in a designated campground, and never saw a soul. My favorite time of year to go.
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Thank you. Yea almost all my camping will be done during the week and in spring and fall. It defiantly helps thin out the crowds.
Link Posted: 4/24/2021 1:14:03 AM EDT
From someone who is not from here, what’s the secret to dealing with the mosquitoes. I can deal with a few, but when they get in my ears and eyes it’s just too much. So far I’ve just avoided outdoor activities outside of the fall and spring. What’s the secret?
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Originally Posted By fullmetaledges:
From someone who is not from here, what’s the secret to dealing with the mosquitoes. I can deal with a few, but when they get in my ears and eyes it’s just too much. So far I’ve just avoided outdoor activities outside of the fall and spring. What’s the secret?
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I have no idea. I only camp in the spring and fall just because of the mosquitoes. If it's breezy out they don't bother you as much. I have heard good things about the Thermecell (however it's spelled) but I haven't tried it yet
Link Posted: 4/27/2021 7:20:15 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By fullmetaledges:
From someone who is not from here, what’s the secret to dealing with the mosquitoes. I can deal with a few, but when they get in my ears and eyes it’s just too much. So far I’ve just avoided outdoor activities outside of the fall and spring. What’s the secret?
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Thermacell.

Permathin.  


Link Posted: 4/28/2021 3:56:46 AM EDT
I spend every weekend in the summer up north in Voyageurs National Park. They're only really bad for about 2 hrs in the evening.

How to deal with mosquitoes:

Boots, jeans, sweatshirt, and a mosquito hat.

Yes, you look like a tool bag, but damn do they work.

Get the deluxe version.

Link Posted: 4/28/2021 9:08:31 AM EDT
The solution for mosquitos is when they get bad in the evenings you and your good looking female camping companion go inside and open a bottle of wine.
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