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North Haven

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Mountain Iron, MN

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Hosted By

DeniseM1

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    45+ (ft)

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    5

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    5

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    Yes

Quiet country living at its best! We are near many lakes with great fishing opportunities (several within 10 miles/10 minutes), hiking, biking (10 minutes away from Redhead Mountain Bike Park and less than 5 minutes from the Mesabi Bike Trail System) and snowmobile trails (less than 4 miles/5 minutes), ski lodge and resorts are within a one-hour drive. We are near big box stores for convenient shopping (they offer order ahead and pick up; no delivery at this time [willing to pick up your orders if prepaid/arranged] ), restaurants (delivery not available but order ahead/pickup is always an option), grocery stores, major pharmacy for convenient medication orders and pickups. Nearby to several local vets and dog boarding is one road over if you are heading out for a vacation. Our local dog groomer information and recommendation upon request. We offer sites with some sun as well as sites with some shade available (FCFS). We live on site and are often available for questions or recommendations, but we always respect your privacy and want/need to be left alone. Perfect for travelers with pets, big yard to run and play. Limited kennel space, available upon request and reserved; FCFS. Pontoon, SUP, kayak and canoe rentals nearby as well as jet skis and fishing boats. We are also near some beautiful ski resorts. Fishing guide recommendations upon request. Close to four golf courses and several swimming beaches. Close to main highways but just far enough away for a peaceful night’s sleep with Minnesota wildlife often visiting our backyard; deer, bluebirds, robins and occasionally an eagle. We are also able to accommodate those that travel together, i.e.; more than one RV, trailer, tent...etc. Suggested Local Attractions: In or nearby Hibbing MN: Hull Rust Mine - https://hibbingmineview.org Greyhound Bus Museum - https://www.greyhoundbusmuseum.org Hibbing Historical Society Museum - https://hibbinghistory.org Carey Lake Recreation Area - https://www.exploreminnesota.com/profile/carey-lake-park/1928 Minnesota Discovery Center - https://www.mndiscoverycenter.com McCarthy Beach State Park - https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/park.html?id=spk00226#homepage Palmer's Tavern - http://www.palmerstavern.pub Boomtown Brewery & Woodfire Grill - https://boomtownwoodfire.com Redhead Mountain Bike Park (8/14/22 I added a few pics) - https://www.mndiscoverycenter.com/visit/redhead-mountain-bike-park In or near Virginia MN: Boomtown Brewery & Woodfire Grill - https://boomtownwoodfire.com Kunnaris Kitchen & Coffee House - https://kunnaris-kitchen.squarespace.com Sawmill Saloon Restaurant - http://sawmillsaloonrestaurant.com Adventures Restaurant & Pub - https://www.adventuresrestaurants.com Canelake's Candies - https://www.canelakescandies.com Giant Loon - https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/8744 Irma's Finland House - https://www.facebook.com/IrmasFinlandHouse Giants Ridge Recreation Area - https://www.giantsridge.com Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle State Recreation Area - https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/ohv/gilbert/index.html

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Electric Hookup: 15A

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Campfire Ring Provided

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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Generators Allowed

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Water Hookup

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Slideouts Allowed

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Offleash Area for Pets

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House Rules

You are welcome to smoke in your own vehicles/RV, but not outside on our property, do not throw your cigars or cigarettes on the ground; please dispose of them in your own trash receptacles. All pets must be on a leash at all times; retractable leashes are not allowed or acceptable. Please pick up after your pets; in your camp site, in the yard, on the driveway, on the road and in the weeds...please, do not leave it for wildlife to become interested in or attracted too. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS ALONE IF YOU GO OFF SITE; THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE TIED UP OUTSIDE WITHOUT YOU, THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE LEFT INDOORS WITHOUT YOU ON SITE. This is a safety issue; we have wild animals that do cross paths with us as they make their way through our property. If your pet is tied up unsupervised, they are prey; please, do not put them in that situation. If they are left inside your rig alone while you are gone and your A/C fails, they could quickly perish. There is no exception to this rule; I will call you and then ask you to return immediately. Thank you for your cooperation in advance. Children must always be attended and supervised.

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Location

Access Road Conditions: Our property is on a gravel/dirt road, we have a gravel/dirt driveway (unpaved). There are no steep hills or tight corners, no low lying trees or branches to avoid, we have grassy parking areas as well as some dirt/gravel areas. No need to reverse down our driveway, plenty of space to turn around. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: Very large areas for additional parking, parking next to your rig, plenty of space to turn around too.

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Hosted By DeniseM1

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55-65

Travel lover, crafter extraordinaire, Details: I have resided in northern MN my entire life, and I absolutely love it here. I enjoy summers in MN; we have beautiful lakes and trails. My husband and I have been married 9 years, our youngest daughter is married and lives nearby. I have a background in mental health and he is a network engineer. Home Town: Mountain Iron MN Favorite Boondocking Locations: We have yet to do any boondocking but definitely hope to do some soon! Skills or Expertise to Share: I love to craft but don't consider myself artistic. I enjoy Cricut projects as well as making wreaths, key rings, some painting as well as recycling furniture DIY projects.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    Kjbudelier

    3 months ago

    Denise and her husband were great hosts. They met us when we arrived and offered good advice on places to see nice fall colors, which was the purpose of our trip. We had a quiet night at their place.

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    KampingKat

    4 months ago

    Hosts were friendly and welcoming. We opted to pay for electric and added water the second day. Nice flat parking, ten minures from where we needed to be. Worked great, thank you!

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    Wyatt_85

    5 months ago

    I can't speak highly enough of my experience staying at Denise and Jeff's place. They have a very peaceful location with room for guests to spread out and have their own privacy. I was lucky enough to talk with them a few times and was thoroughly impressed by their kindness and generosity. They're great people! I would love the opportunity to stay with them again someday and would highly recommend them to others passing through the area!

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    CKReid87

    5 months ago

    Denise and Jeff are exceptionally nice and respectful people. Communication was beyond excellent, Denise did an incredible job making sure all was going well with our stay. Flat grassy area to park, plenty of space. Their property is located in a very quite area with the added benefit of nearby towns having everything you may need. Can't say enough good things, in summary it's a great boon-docker stay with genuine and generous people.

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    MerryandPeter

    5 months ago

    We were entirely comfortable boondocking at North Haven. Denise, the host, was very friendly and welcoming. The space was beautiful: lots of green, wildflowers, and songbirds. In the evening when the mosquitoes appeared we were treated to an enchanting dance of the dragonflies. Quiet, starry night, good- tasting water, and really good people. This was our first experience with Boondockers Welcome. I'm afraid we've been spoiled for future stays!

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