Camden State Park
Camden State Park offers much for visitors to enjoy. Fish for brown trout in the Redwood River or bass and bluegill in Brawner Lake. Hike the trails or cool off in the spring-fed pool. Walk along the wooded river valley, climb the Dakota Valley Trail to the lookout for great fall colors, or go canoeing on Brawner Lake.
Woodlands, maples, basswoods, oaks, and cottonwoods, dominate this park. Sun-drenched prairies, grasslands, and marshes offer added diversity. The park provides picnic areas, campgrounds (drive-in, horseback, and group), swimming, hiking, and cross-country skiing.
Tell me more about this park's wildlife, history, geology and landscape.
Learn how to make Maple Syrup at Camden's Sugar Bush! Join Parks and Trails staff on March 28th from 1 to 3 PM in the North Picnic Area to learn about the history of maple syrup and sugar making, as well as the equipment and procedures used. Participants will tap a tree, gather and boil sap, and best of all, taste pure maple syrup!
Last updated March 14, 2015
Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.
Friends of Camden State Park:
The Friends of Camden State Park support and sponsor many activities and projects at the park. Membership is open to individuals and organizations interested in supporting Camden. Call the park at 507-865-4530 for membership information.
Purchase a Minnesota State Parks Gift Card.
Don't move firewood!
Burning non-local firewood can spread invasive species, and it's against Minnesota state law. Learn more. Always buy your firewood at the park, or from an approved local vendor. Find firewood vendors for Camden State Park.
Bird Checklist at Camden State Park.
Best time to contact the park:
Fall: Daily, 9 a.m.- 4p.m.
1897 Camden Park Road
Lynd, MN 56157
Go 3 miles southwest of Lynd on Hwy 23 or from Marshall, go 10 miles south on Hwy 23.