The business is set on 115 acres. This allows us to have four campground areas positioned around our impressive 5200 ft. of shoreline including the recent addition of Oak Hill Campground across the lake from the main park. The main campground with 126 sites has 1300 ft. of shoreline and includes a clean, safe, sandy beach. Positioned throughout the park is 1300 ft of boat docking. This also serves our Riverside campground with 22 sites privately positioned near the main campground. Our Oak Lake II area is set by itself with only 15 private sites on 50 acres and 1700 ft. of lake shore. This acreage also has our hiking/biking/golf cart trails and most of our golf course. Oak Hill Campground has 2200 ft of lake shore and every site enjoys a view of the lake with over twenty sites right on the water! Boats, pontoons, peddle boats, canoes, golf carts are available for rent. Our large log-built store/game room has snacks, beverages, pizzas, ice, ice cream, bait, tackle, RV parts, misc. items, game room, many tables for gatherings and Karaoke nights. Entrance to the Nemadji State Forest is located 3 miles from the campground offering quite possibly the finest trail system in the state. Trail uses include ATV, Jeep, Snowmobile, Motorcycle, Horseback, and Hiking. Car races and Moto-Cross/Enduro bike races are held there as well. Things to remember when comparing our resort would include, but not be limited to the following:
· Free Golf Course
· Free Daily Docking
· Maintained Hiking/biking/golf cart trails(sorry, no ATV’s)
· Nemadji State Forest
· Better deals on your purchases of new campers, golf carts, boats, pontoons, trailers, and lifts.
· Lawn maintenance taken care of throughout the park.
· LP Gas Available on site
· Indoor storage available for all of your summer equipment.
· Winterizing services available
· Pets are welcome on a leash at no charge
· Shower building with laundry facilities- winter shower also available.
· Private boat launch ramp- Public launch is located in between Oak Lake II and our main park.
· Year round security with three families living on grounds.
· Family operation going on five generations
· Available to you 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
· Horseshoe pits
· Volleyball and basketball hoop
And in addition to the above for our seasonal guests:
· Free guests(up to $10/person at other resorts- only $3/person for our daily guests).
· Free storage of your boats and trailers throughout the summer in our designated storage area.
· Mechanics on duty to quickly offer professional repairs to your equipment.
Private boat slips are available at a seasonal price and occasionally at a weekend rate. Oak Lake II docking is included in the seasonal price and features the largest sites we are aware of in the state. Some of our customers even have their own private docks, though no new private docking is allowed. We are located conveniently to both the Twin City area and Duluth. Duluth’s city limits are only 27 miles away, and it is the home of Grandma’s Marathon. As the Head of the Lakes, Canal Park features the aerial lift bridge, ship watching, the Great Lakes Aquarium, and many more attractions. State parks within 25 miles include Banning, Jay Cook, Pattison Park, Moose Lake, St. Croix, and Nemadji. Golf courses in the area include Moose Lake, Sandstone, Mahtowa, and Birch Creek. Restaurants include The Duquette Tavern, Kerrick Bar, Ringer’s Bar & Grill, Banning Junction, Doc’s Grill & Sports Bar, Ernie’s, Wabegon, Brick Yard Restaurant, The Lazy Moose, Poor Gary’s Pizza & Sub, Joe Jitters, Art’s Cafe, Subway, Dairy Queen, Gampers Restaurant & Bowling, Embassy Bar & Lounge, Dave’s Diner, Peggy Sue’s Cafe, Lou’s Rustic Diner, Black Bear Casino, Grand Casino Hinckley, and The Duquette Store. The Duquette Store, only 2 miles away, also has groceries, sporting goods, fresh meat counter, produce, and is an all-around treasure. Our Service Department can handle all types of repairs from water damage, to electrical issues, appliances, to complete mechanical engine overhauls and transmission work. We also can make outboard and boat repairs, deck replacement, welding (including aluminum), and much more. Our service is mobile, so if our campground is full seasonally and you end up in the general area we can provide RV Service. We regularly perform service at surrounding campgrounds and when purchasing a camper from us we offer setup as well.
Henry was born on the property and has been running the business since 1969. Henry and Norma have lived on site since that time as an unbeatable husband & wife team. Built basically from scratch, the business has evolved constantly since that time to what it is today. Those that have seen the entire journey recognize his visionary-type skills and moxie to execute with much personal sacrifice. We expect that he will continue to outwork men half his age for the foreseeable future. We invite you to enjoy the fruits of Henry and Norma’s labor. A summer-long vacation priced much, much lower than a week for two at a vacation “hot spot” and still priced less than many of the parks in MN.
Norma has also worked every aspect of the business. Her credentials-both past and present- include: sewer installation, lawn care, receptionist, store manager/clerk, restroom maintenance, titles, and has probably forgotten more aspects of running your own business than most people have ever taken part in. Norma has been a mainstay since 1969.
Alan is probably best described as the office manager for the campground and RV sales. Duties include receptionist, finance manager, bookkeeper, campground store clerk, night-watchman, answer-man to your questions/concerns, and generally regarded as 2nd man in charge. Alan grew up on the property since he was a one-year old and has been involved in every aspect of the business. In charge of campground maintenance from 1992- 2005, he has become a jack-of-all trades able to handle most issues that arise. He built many of the aluminum docks used today and installed most of the sewer lines when he was a certified sewer installer. Alan, like Bill, is also heavily involved in RV sales and lives on site.
Diane works part-time in the office. Diane has been involved in the business since she was born into it in 1976. She held Alan’s current position until her son Ray was born. Diane worked at a car dealership in Cloquet, MN in the same capacity, and brought many of the office practices with her that we still use today. Diane mostly works on Alan’s day’s off and specializes in Webmaster, customer billing, titles, and keeping Alan organized. Diane lives in Kerrick with her family.(not pictured)
Bill is our Parts & Service manager working mostly in the RV Service area as well as Sales. Bill is also a precise and consistent technician and if it can be fixed safely, he has always been able to fix it. He is a Certified Master RVIA Technician, as well as ASE Master Certified with plenty of other Certifications to his credit in the auto and RV field. He also spends a high percentage of his time in Sales. Bill was raised here in Kerrick and built his own log home where he resides with his family. He has been with us since leaving his Shop Manager position with Saturn of St. Paul in 1998.
Tim has been with us since 2007 & was formally the head mechanic for a Chevrolet dealership and has quickly become efficient in RV repairs, which requires aptitude as a jack-of-all trades problem solver. Tim is a master ASE Certified Technician as well as a Master Certified RVIA technician, with several Chevrolet and RV certifications to his credit. Tim lives locally in Kerrick with his family.
Wayne is a good, hard-working man whose primary focus is campground maintenance. He also assists in the shop and on setups on and off premises. Becoming an all-around qualified staffer, he takes pride in how the grounds appearance is and is quick to lend a hand for any type of task. Wayne has been with us since 2005 and lives locally in Kerrick with his family.
Joe is our dependable, quick study – another jack-of-all trade. He has become a highly skilled RV technician since he started in 2007. Joe is also a college student studying law enforcement. He lives locally in Kerrick.
Mike came on board as a full-time technician late summer of 2012. He has all-around great mechanical skills and has a lot of knowledge regarding small engine and outboard motor repair. He lives in Bruno with his family.
Clara has been with us part time since the beginning of 2012. Her duties include office and store functions, helping with the internet sites, and all around help with managing the office and the fires that need to be put out on a day-to-day basis.
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