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.
  • Quiet hours are between 10:00 p.m.–8:00 a.m. (this includes no generator use). Please be considerate of others around you.

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 April 30–November 1. 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 spring Golden Eagles motorcycle ride will take place on this unit May 21- 22, 2016. Although the unit is open to other uses we recommend you take this time to enjoy one of our other forestry units. Hay Creek, south of Red Wing would be one suggestion.


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.