Directions & Location

Directions to Pine Ridge:

From Duluth:  Take Highway 53 north

From St. Paul/Minneapolis:  Take Interstate 35 north and turn north onto Hwy 33 near Cloquet. Take Hwy 33 north until it meets Hwy 53.                                      

Once on Hwy 53- follow it north through Virginia. A few miles north of Virginia take the Hwy 169 north exit toward Ely (note that Hwy 169 south to Hibbing which comes well before the Hwy 169 north exit.) After you travel through Tower, continue on Hwy 169 for approximately 15 miles. The camp is located seven tenths of a mile beyond Wolf Lake Rd. (Co. Rd. 404). The camp is on the left (north) side of the road. Look for the camp sign and large white mailbox: both are located on the north (left) side of Hwy 169. Please use extreme caution when pulling into the driveway. It is located in a passing lane, and we have had people pass us as we are about to make a left hand turn. At the end of the driveway, please park your vehicle in the parking areas to the right

From International Falls: Take Hwy 53 South towards Orr. Continue on 53 until you get to Hwy 1, turn left onto Hwy 1. Hwy 1 joins Hwy 169 a few miles before Tower. Follow the above directions from Tower.

From Lake Superior via Hwy 1: Hwy 1 comes right into Ely. As you come into Ely, you will come to a stop sign, turn left. You are now on Hwy 1/Hwy 169. Seven miles out of town you will cross a bridge that used to go over a railroad. Just after that is a straight stretch in the road. Wilderness Wind is on your right just at the end of this straight stretch.

Directions to Lakeside:

From Duluth: Take Highway 53 north

From St. Paul/Minneapolis: Take Interstate 35 north and turn north onto Hwy 33 near Cloquet. Take Hwy 33 north until it meets Hwy 53.

Take Hwy 53 north through Virginia. A few miles north of Virginia take the Hwy 169 north exit toward Ely (note that Hwy 169 south to Hibbing comes well before the Hwy 169 north exit). After you travel through Tower, continue on Hwy 169 for about 11 miles. Watch for mile markers as you travel. The turn off of Hwy 169 (Bradach Road) is 8/10ths of a mile after mile marker 274. Preceding this turnoff, Hwy 169 curves to the left, and as you get close to the end of the curve you will note a grouping of mailboxes on the right-hand side. Bradach Road turns off to the right just before the mailboxes. Follow Bradach (first immediately bearing to the right), later a turn to the left and then to the right again. At the top of the hill, stay straight so that you are heading down to the lake (rather than bearing to the left again). Once to the lake, Wilderness Wind Lakeside is to your left.