Visitor's Guide To Rum River Camping
Country Camping is centrally located in Minnesota, about an hour from most major cities!
The city of Isanti, our home town, is only 4 miles away! We have some of the best city attractions in the state! If you want to attend an art fair, street dance, Farmer’s Market, have a great cup of coffee, or go shopping our home town is just 6 minutes away!
Cambridge, our neighbor, only 8 miles away is a thriving and attractive place for shopping (many local stores & Kohl’s, Fleet Farm, Menards, Walmart), dining (local diners and tavern/grills & Perkins, Applebee’s, Culver’s, McDonalds), play’s (Play Inc. Community Theater) and movies (GTI Theater)! So much to do…So nearby…
Our real claim to fame is having Country Camping on the west banks of the tranquil Rum River.
The Rum River is a beautiful, scenic river that is great for tubing, paddle-sports like canoeing, kayaking & paddle-boarding and fishing. We offer these activities along with a shuttle service to bring you up river then you float down to our private landing. If you bring your own boat, the motor shouldn’t be larger than a 10 or 15hp. Of course, parents are responsible for the actions of their children and those that accompany them. There is no life guard on duty and we encourage the use of lifejackets and proper footwear.
Mille Lacs Lake is where the Rum River starts. Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Northern, some Sunny’s are the most prevalent fish (yes carp too!). It’s ok to fish off of the riverbanks, but be sure to bring your fishing license.
The Rum River is a state designated Wild and Scenic Riverway. It flows south from Mille Lacs Lake, 145 miles to its meeting with the Mississippi River in Anoka. The area of the Rum River that involves most of our trips (Princeton to Country Camping) is considered a Class I river. The river is very calm with slight pitches occurring during high water (usually during the annual spring flood). Caution should be used to avoid snags and overhanging trees. In our area the river is aprox. 100′ wide. At Mille Lacs Lake the width is about 20′. Even at its most shallow season (late Aug/Sept) the river is usually passable for tubing and paddle-sports.
The wildlife you could enjoy along the river is white-tailed deer, gray and fox squirrels, rabbits and snowshoe hares. Beavers, minks, fox muskrats, raccoons, loons, great blue herons, many varieties of owls, songbirds and waterfowl are plentiful! Keep a watchful eye!
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