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Good family camping around Brainerd ??

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Check out Crow Wing Lake campground. It is just south of Brainerd on hwy 371. We stayed there last Labor Day weekend and had a good time.

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How close do you want to be to Brainerd? Crow Wing State Park is nice, there's a campground on Gull Lake, a state forest campground near Pillager, Mille Lacs Kathio State Park is about 30 miles away, campground at Crosslake ...

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... campground at Crosslake ...

That Army Corps of Engineers campgrount at Crosslake that IFallsRon mentioned is really nice. Good layout with a number of ammentities and within walking distance of restraunts, grocery store, etc. There is a fishing pier, playground, beach, boat landing, showers, flush toilets.

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Just as others have said the campground in Crosslake is very nice, lot's of things in walking distance. If you want something a little more rustic then check out Crow Wing State Park, beautiful place right on the river, hiking trails etc. If you do need any supplies you're only 5 miles from the Baxter strip.

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