Zumbro Bottoms Horse Campground - West



From the south end of Lake City on U.S. 61 turn right on Wabasha Co. 4 (S) to Theilman (10 mi.). Turn left (E) on Wabasha Co.86 and follow for 2 mi. When Co. 86 turns left, continue straight ahead on Township Rd. 642 and follow for 2 mi. to the campground; follow Zumbro Bottoms signs.



Phone: 651-345-3401

Managed by: Frontenac State Park

photo: Zumbro Bottoms Horse Campground - West

Fees: Fee information
Equestrian site $16

Approved Firewood Vendors

Description: West Assembly Area is the largest of the three campgrounds at Zumbro Bottoms, it is a primitive campground designed to furnish only the basic needs of the camper, vault toilets and hand pumped water. Other than 2 accessible sites there are not designated campsites in this campground. There are fire rings, picnic tables, picket lines and manure bunkers in the campground. There is a lot of open space and campers can set up as they wish keeping in line with these rules:

  • Portable pens must be 75 feet from the road to minimize damage to the grass and cannot be around trees.
  • Horses cannot be tied to trees.
  • Keep the size of your campsite reasonable. To allow for other campers use only the amount of space you need.
  • All camping is first come first serve. Do not block off space for friends who will be arriving later.
  • Clean up your campsite when you leave. Put all garbage in the dumpster and all hay and manure in the bunkers provided.
  • This is a popular camping area and on busy weekends can accommodate 100 + camping units.

Highlights: Zumbro Bottoms offers access to 44 miles of horseback riding trails. The trails have been marked with brown signs showing appropriate uses.

Horseback riding trails are open May 1- October 31. Trails do not close when it rains and only a few low trails flood when the river is high.

Communication is limited and the trail system is multi-use in areas.

Visitor Alert:

The Golden Eagles Motorcycle club will be hosting their fall ride the weekend of Sept. 12-13. In preparation for this event they will be doing trail work on Aug. 29 and Sept. 8-11. Although the unit is not closed to other users it is recommended that you find other places to enjoy the outdoors Sept 12-13.


50 horse sites

1 toilet symbol wheelchair (1)

1 well

drinking water

4 picnic tables

symbol wheelchair denotes accessible feature, (#) denotes number that are accessible.