True North Basecamp: Cuyuna Lakes & Trails Connected Lodging – Crosby, MN

May 8, 2022 | events/locations

Cuyuna Lakes & Trails

True North Basecamp property is directly connected to the world-class Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails. True North Basecamp is the hub for all your Cuyuna trail and lake activities. Each campsite, cabin tent, and the cabin is equipped with a fire pit, a cooking grate, and a picnic table. Located close to Main Street Crosby and its dining options and gear outfitting options. Mountain bikes, paddleboards, and snowshoes can be rented locally and make it easy to participate in your favorite adventure.


Aerial shot of True North Basecamp! Our lakefront cabins offer the features to make you feel at home in Cuyuna.

Photo: DJM

If you like outdoor adventure surrounded by natural beauty, Cuyuna is your kind of place.



Cuyuna Camp Tent True North Basecamps Minnesota

Camping In Cuyuna

Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention

True North Basecamp is rooted in family. We had our Eureka moment in September 2013, when friends Jeff Bajek and Dan Jurek were camping, biking, and adventuring in Cuyuna with their sons Jack and Aiden. Their first night was dank, rainy, and frighteningly cold. It took a little of the wind out of their sails.

Jeff Bajek Riding Bike

Jeff Bajek

Mom Always Knows Best

We’re not sure who said it first (we’ll leave it to Jeff and Dan to fight it out), but one of them said: “there must be a better way.” Not long after that cold and muddy trip, Jeff and Dan began their hunt. They were looking for the perfect space to build bespoke lodging in the Cuyuna region. A few months later, they found forty acres of wild, picturesque land connected to the trail system and the sparkling mine lakes. Thus, True North Basecamp was born.

Dan Jurek Cabin side True North Basecamps Minnesota

​Dan Jurek

Jeff Rode A Schwinn & A Huffy

It’s a wonder they get along.  Dan was an early adopter of the soft tail, and in his younger years, you could (try) to catch him riding a Huffy Mono-Shock around the streets of Coon Rapids, MN.

Jeff, on the other hand, spent his younger years cruising around Hayward, Wisconsin on a Schwinn Predator back in the day.  It’s safe to say we cast no judgments on your bike choices – but if you do bump into the two friends during your visit, pick your bike battles wisely.

825 1st Street SW
Crosby, MN

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