Located at the southern tip of Lake Pepin, Camp Lacupolis was once a quiet stagecoach stop; it is now a quiet fishing camp.

Founded in 1861 with the catchy name Lake-Opilis; the name is derived from Greek and means something like “Camp Lake City.” It never got big enough to justify a post office. It once had a stagecoach stop. Overland visitors from the west would stop for the night, then continue on to Lake City by boat in the morning. It is now a village of log cabins and campers.

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Camp Lacupolis (71000 US Highway 61; 651.565.4318) has a few sites with water and electric that are close to the water (open May to October).

Camp Lacupolis (71000 US Highway 61; 651.565.4318) has 19 cabins in a range of sizes, all with air conditioning and supplied with linens, but you’ll need to bring towels, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, garbage bags, and paper towels; most cabins have a small kitchen (open March to early December).

Heading upriver? Check out Lake City.

Heading downriver? Check out Reads Landing.

© Dean Klinkenberg, 2011