This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Duluth, MN
Max Rig Size
< 25 (ft)
Max Nights Per Stay
Same Day Requests
Hello! We are two retired folk who live on the ridge of hill on the north side of Lake Superior. We have done extensive travelling, which includes time spent in Africa, SE Asia, and Europe. Our property is ten miles from Canal Park, five driving miles from the North Shore Scenic Highway. We live in a township just outside Duluth on 3 1/2 acres. We have great views of Lake Superior. Our friends find our house a great place to stay before venturing into the BWCAW. You can leave our house and be in the BWCAW paddling two hours later. Suggested Local Attractions:North Shore of Lake Superior, Canal Park/Aerial Lift Bridge, Park Point, Lake Superior Hiking Trail, Duluth Mountain Transverse Biking trails, Lester Park, Hartley Nature Center
Vehicle Suitability Information
Offleash Area for Pets
Electric Hookup: 15A
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
Pets okay but keep them leashed for their safety. Our road isn't busy but it is 40 mph. Would prefer non smokers. Quiet hours 10 pm to 7 am.
Access Road Conditions: Our road is paved. Our driveway is just below the crest of the hill on a 45mph road. For trailers other than very small types (teardrop, etc...), you would have to back into the driveway. Please refer to photos. We can stop traffic for you. We would need to know when you are arriving. For this reason our location would be best for small RVs, vans and very small trailers (teardrop). There is water and power available if needed. Guests are welcome to use the gazebo and deck, both of which provide great views of the Lester River valley and Lake Superior. At the top of our hill is a nice field where you can excercise a pet. The field is not fenced. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: We live in a township paved road. No parking on the road is possible.
Hosted By SuperiorView
Northwoods quiet with a view Details: We're Cole and Ruthann, recently retired and live just outside of Duluth. We live 'on top of the hill' with a great view of the Lake. We've had an RV for about 5 years now and have been tent campers since the 70s. We enjoy camping where we are away from the crowds. Our location is best for RVs and vans that are less than 25 feet. No travel trailers as backing into our driveway with a trailer can be tricky. Two night stays okay. Home Town: Duluth MN is our hometown. Favorite Boondocking Locations: We love the Fish and Wildlife spots of Montana. We also love the Superior National Forest boondocking areas of around Finland MN, camping north of Ely, the Sawbill Trail, etc.... Skills or Expertise to Share: As a Duluth natives we can give all sorts of tips about recreating in the area. We are avid wilderness canoeists and have paddled many parts of the BWCAW/Quetico. There are trailheads to the Lake Superior Hiking Trail within five miles of our house.
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
3 months ago
We loved this stay and the views of Lake Superior! Too bad it snowed in mid October but it added a different element of beauty to the scenery! The communication and recommendations from the hosts were much appreciated! Would love to return again!
4 months ago
Enjoyed our time in Duluth. Ruthann was delightful and offered us time to drink in the view of Lake Superior plus a suggestion for an amazing bike ride on the Gitchy Gami State Bike Trail. Views of the lake were amazing and trail was paved and in great condition. Thanks again!
4 months ago
Terrific hosts. Very thoughtful and courteous. Being my first trip in my motorhome, I asked a lot of questions and they were fondly answered.
4 months ago
Cole and Ruthann were wonderful hosts. Their accomodations are perfect. They have a fantastic yard, and a great wrap around deck with a view of lake superior. They are seasoned campers and know the area well. I feel like we boondocked at a tour guides house. Their recommendations started with great directions on how to get to their place and ended with excellent suggestions on where to eat, camp and hike on our way north. It was truly a top notch experience! Mark and Rene
4 months ago
We decided to travel a northern route home, instead of south. This was a nice place to stay before we crossed into Canada. We had a brief visit with Ruthann, as Cole was feeling a bit under the weather. Thanks for the stay.