What we learned in this part of the country is that RV parks are basically non-existent. Most of the resorts are lodges, cabins, etc. but many of the resorts offer 2, 3, or 4 RV sites. If you are looking for a site, research resorts then see if they have camping spots. This resort is family owned and operated for the last 12 years with many cabins and lodges right on the lake and a fishing service. The 4 RV sites are all back-ins in the trees with lots of space in between. Water and electric ONLY. The grounds are clean. Fishing seems to be the main activity. "Beach" is rocky and water is cold but clean. People are friendly and helpful. Two individual modern and heated bathrooms with showers are available for the 4 RV sites. Used this as a home base to tour Voyaguer National Park. We would stay here again, although there are many other resorts which offer a similar set-up. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were seeking a campsite near the Kabetogama lake and visitor center in Voyageurs National Park and found this. We called and inquired and the owner said, "Sure, we have a spot for you." Being the peak season in early August we were thrilled. The last site and we snugged in just fine. Level enough, with full hookups. Husband and wife have owned this resort for the past 13 years and most of the folks we met are regular customers. Most of the sites are either cabins or park model units owned privately on the rented space, but there are a few sites for RV's or trailers. We were not right on the water but had a short walk down to the docks. Homey, relaxed atmosphere with no frills. Families abound here. Warning to Verizon users, only AT&T works here both data and cell 4G. We would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pine Aire Resort & RV campground is located on Lake Kabetogama in Voyageurs National Park. International Falls is about 30 miles to the North. It appears most of their RV campsites are rented for the season with just a couple sites rented by the week. The main RV campground is located on a level area between the lake and Gappa Road with a few sites up the side of a hill for more secluded camping. Their restroom and shower was very clean with lots of hot water. They also have 20 cabins, majority with good views of the lake from decks & living rooms. Most of their cabins are located in a level area but several are up the side of a hill. The couple that run Pine Aire, Denise & Niles are very friendly and helpful. Whenever you are coming in from fishing, Niles or his brother always meet you at the pier to help dock your boat. They clean the fish you catch. We hauled our boat to the resort behind our RV and Pine Aire tows it to/from the boatramp with their pickup. They also have boat & motors for rent. Pine Aire's office & lounge are in same log building where they sell fishing licenses; bait & ice at boat dock. There is a small sand beach & pier. They have a couple of beers on tap at the lodge bar that overlooks the lake. They serve toaster oven pizza, not sure about much else. There' s a combination coffee/espresso/latte, pastry & souvenir shop and also a full service restaurant w/bar & a patio within easy walking distance of the resort if you want to dine out and not drive. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were the first overnight stayers at this park. The park is still very much under construction at the time that we stayed in June. That fact certainly influences our opinion about the camp. While we were there, they were dumping huge loads of gravel, starting at 7:30 in the morning and then grading the gravel all day long. The sites we stayed in were close together but would be OK with some plantings in between. The sites back up to another camping place that is not as nice and the addition of a big wall of trees would be so helpful in terms of separating this very nice park with the one behind it, which is not so nice at all. There are cabins that are amazingly pretty - so well done, nice taste, complete and new and sparkling. When we were there, the restrooms and laundry and showers were not done. It said on the web site that there were showers and laundry, but that will come down the road, I'm sure. The best thing about the park is an amazing huge dock that is great for boats and fishing and swimming. Our dogs jumped off the dock over and over swimming after toys. The owners let the dogs go free since were were pretty much the only ones there and that was great fun for them and we appreciated it. We expressed some disappointment over all the construction and lack of a laundry and they gave us a free night which was very generous. In the future, they are going to have RV sites up on a hill over the resort which will be just gorgeous. With full hookups, I could see paying $50 for those. But $50 for the sites they have now seems really steep compared to the prices we pay all over the US. The north woods is exceptional in its own way, but if I owned this place, I would charge $30 or $35 for the lower sites and maybe $45 or $50 for the upper sites that are still coming. The reservation lady (wife of the owner and likely half owner) was very friendly and funny and made us feel welcome in advance. The man who owns the resort also got us all set up for fishing and even picked us up a batch of minnows. Currently, they have a 4 PM check in time and a 9 AM check out time. That is so far out of touch with what other parks do, I can't imagine that they will keep that schedule. We were able to stay later but only because there was no one else there. This must certainly change. This place just needs time to grow into itself. I believe it will be fantastic. Right now, they might want to wait a bit to open officially until a few more things have been completed. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.