Lake Carlos State Park

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Camping & Lodging


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Drive-in Sites

121 Sites

Lower campground is near the lake. Upper campground is more secluded and wooded. Only one camping unit is allowed per site in the lower campground. This is strictly enforced.

Electric Sites

81 Sites

59 sites in lower campground and 22 electric sites in the upper campground.

RV Length Limit

50 Feet

Length is measured from front of tow vehicle to rear of vehicle being towed.

Wheelchair Accessible Sites

2 Sites

One site in the lower campground and one site in the upper campground. Both are electric sites.

Horse Camp

7 Sites

Camp can accommodate a total of 30 people. Campers can use shower building and flush toilets available in the park's upper campground.

Group Camp

2 Sites

Campers will need to walk a short distance from the parking area to campsites. Each site includes an open-sided picnic shelter with electricity and water source at or nearby the shelter. Both sites have vault toilets available. No showers available at either site.
Pioneer site - Accommodates up to 35 people. One electrical camping hook-up available.
Lakeview site - Accommodates up to 50 people. Flush toilets available when the water is on for the season.

Group Center

Hidden Lake Group Center

The Center can accommodate up to 60 people. Facilities include a dining hall, two bunk houses, a staff building, showers and toilets, and a crafts building. Call the park at (320) 852-7200, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday to reserve. All buildings are ADA accessible.


Camper Cabins

4 year-round cabins, available Thursday - Sunday during winter season, available daily Apr - Oct

Located in upper campground. 1 cabin sleeps 5 (wheelchair accessible), the other 3 cabins sleep 6 each. All cabins have electricity, heat and a screened porch. All are available year-round, Thursday - Sunday during winter season, available daily Apr - Oct. Pets not allowed. More information on camper cabins.

Sanitation Facilities


Wheelchair accessible

Four shower buildings, two in each campground. All showers are available in summer only - generally mid-May through mid-October. Check the Seasonal Update for water on/off dates.

Flush Toilets

Wheelchair accessible

Located in the campgrounds. Flush toilets in beach area are available but not wheelchair accessible. All flush toilets are available in summer only - generally mid-May through mid-October. Check the Seasonal Update page for more information.

Vault Toilets

Throughout the Park

Vault toilets are wheelchair accessible and open year-round.

Dump Station


Generally available mid-May through mid-October.