Camping

Hike-in Group Campsite (12 people, bring own gear)

  • 12 Guests
  • 2 Bathrooms

Adventure with your group into the beautiful driftless bluffs of Aefintyr campground for a backpacking like experience. (1460ft hike, 230ft elev gain). Hike-in blufftop campsite nestled on the top of the bluff with views of the sloping woodlands to the south and east. Up to 12 people, room up to 5 average size tents. Private fire pit with cooking grate. Seating area with table and chairs. Great for people who like to get some exercise and want to immerse themselves in a woodland setting. Firewood available for purchase on site. 

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, 3 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

Shade: Partially
Distance to closest toilet: 400', shared outhouses with composting toilets
Distance to Showers: 1460'
Distance to potable water: 600'

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Pets welcome

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Camp area

Firepit area and chairs in camp area (tents in background brought by guests)

Main path to camp

View on the hike up the bluff.

Trail to the hike in camps

Driveway in the fall entrance, cabin on left and bathhouse in the middle

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Parking and facilities

Parking lot

Policies

Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking not allowed, Unsuitable for elderly or infirm , Wheelchair inaccessible

Bathroom and laundry

Essentials, Shower , Washbasin

Kitchen and dining

Grill

House Rules

  • Credit cards accepted

  • Children welcome

  • Pets welcome

  • Smoking not allowed

  • Unsuitable for elderly or infirm

  • Wheelchair inaccessible

Check-in: 02:00 PM

Check-out: 11:00 AM

Location

1155 W Center St , Elba, United States

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.

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Chelsi Low

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Hike-in Group Campsite (12 people, bring own gear)
Elba, United States
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