Zumbro Bottoms Horse Campground - North



From Wabasha take State Hwy. 60 (W) 7 mi. to Wabasha Co. 86; turn left, go 1 mi. Co. 86 turns to the right, go straight ahead on 23 township Rd (235th Ave.) for 2 mi.



Phone: 651-345-3401

Managed by: Frontenac State Park

photo: Zumbro Bottoms Horse Campground - North

Fees: Fee information
Equestrian site $16

Approved Firewood Vendors

Description: North Assembly Area is the smallest of the three campgrounds at Zumbro Bottoms, it is a primitive campground designed to furnish only the basic needs of the camper, a vault toilet and hand pumped water. There are not designated campsites in this campground. There are fire rings, picnic tables, picket lines and a manure bunker in the campground. Campers can set up as they wish keeping in line with these rules:

  • Portable pens are allowed but 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. Take all garbage with you and put all hay and manure in the bunker provided.
  • This is an intimate camping area and can only accommodate about 5 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 holding their motorcycle ride Sept. 6 and 7 at Zumbro Bottoms. While the area is still open to other users we encourage other people to go to Hay Creek, Krueger or some other forestry unit to avoid the motorized event. The Golden Eagles also will be doing trail work on Aug, 24 and Sept. 3,4 & 5 in preparation of their event.

• The Minnesota Department of Transportation is replacing the bridge over Trout Creek on Highway 60. More project information

Motorists should follow signed detour.

  • If Coming from the West- unaffected
  • If coming from the North- Take Highway 4 south of Lake City, MN. Turn East on 60, then south on county road 86.
  • If coming from the south- Take Highway 4 north out of Plainview through Theilman, MN then East of 60, then south on county rd 86.
  • If Coming from the East- Take Highway 18 east out of Kellogg. Take highway 4 north through Theilman, MN. Take 60 East, then south on county road 86.


6 horse sites

1 toilet

1 well

drinking water

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