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The Wilds Resort & Campground

The Wilds Resort & Campground


Resort & CabinRV Park & CampgroundYear Round Lodging

About Us

Nestled between Smoky Hills State Forest and Tamarac Wildlife Refuge, on the edge of Shell Lake, our 6 cabins & 47 campsites are surrounded by 50 acres of tall pines and white birch. Family owned and operated. All of our cabins are exceptionally clean and nicely decorated. All cabins are lakeside with no hills, rocks, or steps to climb down to with their own dock, boat, campfire ring, picnic table, and deck or screened in porch, and charcoal grill, or gas grill. Flat screen televisions with blue ray players & air conditioning is standard in all cabins. Free high speed Wi-fi to every cabin and the lodge! Park Rapids and Detroit Lakes are both about a thirty minute drive away, so experience what both cities have to offer. You can also leave our resort on four wheeler or snowmobile in winter and connect to many miles of trails in Smoky Hills State Forest and Two Inlets Forest. We offer discounted stays in the winter months if you stay more than three nights. Summer months we offer shorter stays. Itasca State Park is about a thirty minute drive from our resort, and there you can see where the mighty Mississippi River starts it's journey to the ocean as well as many trails to bike or hike in the park.. If you are looking for a quiet tranquil vacation with lots of great fishing available, you will have found it at our resort.


  • Lakeside Cabins
  • Full Hookup campsites
  • Hand Dipped Ice Cream
  • Secluded-Off the beaten path
  • Breathtaking Sunsets


Swimming Beach
Wolves Den Cabin
Wolves Den Cabin
Northern Cabin
Northern Cabin
Northern Cabin
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Play area and Boat launch near the swimming beach

Rep/Contact Info

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Dan and Kellie Francis

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