Camden State Park

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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.

Visitor Alert

Fly Tying Workshop

The Friends of Camden will be holding three (3) Fly Tying workshops on Saturday February 24, 2018. Sessions will be on the hour starting at 1 pm, and held in our South Picnic Shelter. All supplies and equipment to tie a fly will be provided. Limited to 10 per session. Call the park office for details and registration.


Three bridges on the main park road will be replaced starting October 9, 2017 and continuing throughout the winter. Expected completion date is May 2018. This will affect the Lower Campground, Beach and North Picnic Areas, where these areas will be closed during construction. The Upper Campground and sanitation building will remain open until October 22, 2017. Some trails are closed, including the Hiking Club Trail. Check with the park office for updated details.

Brawner Lake Is Closed.

Brawner Lake has again sprung a leak. There is no water remaining for fishing or boating of any kind until the dam and control structure are replaced. We are hoping we can get the process started soon. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

The spring fed (cold water) Swimming Pond is available for swimming!

(Updated October 30, 2017)

Park Notes

Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour. It's a great tool to help you plan your next trip to the park! Panoramic tour | Snapshot tour

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.

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Only use approved firewood!

Help prevent the spread of tree-killing insects by burning only approved firewood, available at all Minnesota State Parks.


Bird Checklist This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. at Camden State Park.

Park Highlights

tree Camping

tree Fishing

tree Fall Colors

tree Dakota Overlook

tree Wildflowers

tree Native and Restored Prairies


Best time to contact the park:

Fall: Daily, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.


1897 Camden Park Road
Lynd, MN 56157

tel: 507-865-4530

fax: 507-865-4608


Getting There

Go 3 miles southwest of Lynd on Hwy 23 or from Marshall, go 10 miles south on Hwy 23.