Boulder Junction camping tips

By Tyler Warhurst

There’s nothing like sleeping in the forest under a canopy of stars. The Boulder Junction area is home to a variety of scenic campsites that give visitors a chance to connect with nature and enjoy the beauty of the area. Here are some quick tips to help you get the most out of your next camping trip.

Stock up

Be prepared! Head to Coontail Market to pick up food and beverages – don’t forget the ketchup! The market has everything you need for campfire cookery, including firewood. Just around the corner and down the street, Northern Highland Sports will take care of your gear needs. Forget something at home? No problem. They sell everything from fishing tackle to beach towels.

Consider all the options

You have a lot of camping sites to choose from around Boulder Junction. Want to get away from it all? Consider a primitive campsite in the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest. The forest has remote campsites and well as ones that you can reach by canoe. The forest also has a number of group campgrounds and some modern sites. If you’re looking for an option a little less remote that’s good for families, consider Camp Holiday, located on Rudolph Lake. It has complete camping facilities including a camp store, boat rentals, sandy beach and game room. 

Bring the toys

Boulder Junction is the place for outdoor fun. Get the most out of your trip by bringing all the toys along. Consider bringing a canoe or kayak, a road or trail bike, fishing tackle, birdwatching gear and hiking boots – but remember to save room for the tent! If you’re looking to rent, Coontail offers bikes, kayaks and paddleboards.

Return to civilization

While you’re never far from natural beauty in Boulder Junction, you’re also never far from great meals back in town and some of the best shopping in the Northwoods. Treat yourself with a trip into town when your camping adventure is complete.

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