Barneveld's Resort: Latitude: N 46O 31.45' Longitude: W 93O 40.14'
Barneveld's does not have any navigational markers at the entrance of its harbor, however Mr. Barneveld told us that if we arrived at night, he did have a big orange light near the dock. The harbor has an ample entrance that can accommodate wider boats and the sharp portside turn needed to access the slips.
Friendly greetings and welcoming gestures, a Barneveld's caretaker (Mrs. Barneveld's daughter in law) guided us into the slip and helped us tie up. Barneveld's has a small protected harbor that can accommodate 15 small boats. From the cheerful exclamations of the Barneveld's grandchildren we deduced that few, if any, sailboats dock there. The wood docks are sturdy. They have a gas pump but no shore power or pump-out.
If your boat is over 25 feet you are going to have a hard time in this harbor. Also we think that our shoal draft swing keel came in very handy. Our slip appeared shallow, maybe 4 feet at the most, the channel into the harbor was maybe 5 to 7 feet deep.
Barneveld's rents cabins for the night for as little as $65 . You can sleep on your boat, but if you do, they will charge you for the slip. The cabins are not rustic, have all the necessary linens and are quite nice and very clean. There is a barely useable public bathroom and no laundry services. The trailer campers belong to season long visitors who usually return to the Twin Cities for the work week, making Barneveld's a quiet and very enjoyable spot. We recommend it. Ask around for Scotty, a spry 82 years young regular, WWII captain, that used to be on the U of MN sailing team, he will eagerly give you some sailing tips.