Adventure into the beautiful driftless bluffs of Aefintyr campground for a backpacking like experience (1460ft hike, 230ft elev gain). Hike-in campsite nestled along the edge of the bluff offering a north facing 180-degree valley view. Fire pit and seating area with table and chairs. Firewood included. This site is great for people who like to get some exercise and want to immerse themselves in a woodland setting.
IMPORTANT - The hike to the campsite is uphill along the bluff and requires some physical effort. We recommend packing light and using backpacks to transport your personal items. Carts and other wheeled items usually do not work with the gravel and rocks on the path. Please consider your health, physical abilities and your willingness to pack light when you decide to book! Your host is happy to answer any questions and help with planning your trip.
If you have any special requests for additional services or amenities, please ask us!
Within 2 miles of Whitewater State Park, the Elba Fire Tower, Whitewater State Wildlife Management Area (hunting, trout fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing) and the Whitewater River State Water Trail (canoe/kayak/tube). There is a gas station (bait and fishing supplies, convenience store items), 2 bars and a restaurant within a mile in the town of Elba. The Whitewater Wines Winery is 5.6 miles up the road.
Shared campground amenities:
Bathhouse with 2 private individual rooms, each with a hot shower, vanity and flush toilet
Fire pit with cooking grate and several chairs (in the community area on the blufftop)
Outhouses (2) with composting toilets
Propane Gas Grill (in the community area on the blufftop)
Tent shelters (2, each 10' x 20') with comfy outdoor furniture, tables chairs and games
Stargazing area with reclining chairs
Cell service: AT&T typically works well, Verizon works intermittently, and T-mobile doesn't have a good signal.
Wi-fi: Available at the bathhouse
Parking: On site, 2 vehicle limit, no vehicles larger than a full-size truck, no trailers
Host accessibility: Available 24/7/365 via phone and email/messaging, frequently on site
Security: campground community areas are under video surveillance
Distance to closest toilet: 400', shared outhouses with composting toilets
Distance to Showers: 1460'
Distance to potable water: 600'
Parking & facilities
Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking not allowed, Unsuitable for elderly or infirm , Wheelchair inaccessible
Bathroom & laundry
Essentials, Shower , Washbasin
Kitchen & dining
Credit cards accepted
Smoking not allowed
Unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Check in: 02:00 PM
Check out: 11:00 AM
From Elba (Hwy 74, AKA Main Street) - turn onto West Center Street, which heads up hill. There is an autobody shop on your right soon after your turn, then the St. Aloyisious cemetery also on the right, Aefintry is next on your left. Watch for the sign.
Coming from the East (heading west) on Winona Country Hwy 26 (AKA Co Hwy 25 in Olmsted County) you will pass several farms/homesteads, watch for the Aefintyr sign on your right after you begin to drop into the valley.