Minnesota state parks' yurts are insulated canvas tents with wood floors and woodstoves, available year-round. Perfect for those who want a "camping out" experience but prefer not to sleep on the ground!
In addition to the wood burning stove, each yurt has operable windows, a domed roof with skylight, bunkbeds, and a table and chairs or stools. They range from 16 to 20 feet in diameter* and sleep 3 to 7 people. Some are wheelchair accessible.
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- Afton State Park has two yurts in the southeast section near the camper cabins.
- Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area has three yurts along the west side of Yawkey Mine Lake.
- Glendalough State Park has two yurts on the southeast side of Annie Battle Lake.
- 7 person/20' yurt: $55
- 3 person/16' yurt (Glendalough State Park only): $50
- 7 person/20' yurt: $65
- 3 person/16' yurt (Glendalough State Park only): $60
- Check-in: 3 p.m.
- Check-out: 1 p.m.
- Bathrooms: Yurts do not have indoor plumbing but are located near vault toilets, which are available year-round.
- Capacity: One 3-person yurt at Glendalough State Park. All other yurts hold up to 7 people.
- Accessibility: One yurt at each location is wheelchair accessible, designed to meet ADA standards.
- Cooking: All yurts have a picnic table and fire ring with grill for outdoor cooking, and a locker for secure outdoor food storage. Some have covered shelters for food preparation. No cooking, candles, or other open flames are allowed inside the yurts.
- Electricity: None of the yurts have electricity.
- Heat: All yurts have a wood stove for heat.
- Firewood: In the winter, wood will be provided for the wood stove which heats the yurt. Wood to burn in fire rings is available for purchase from the park office or approved local vendors. Minnesota restricts firewood being brought to or used on DNR lands. More information.
- Pets: Pets are not allowed inside yurts or other buildings, lodging facilities, or beach areas.
- Smoking: All yurts and other buildings are smoke free.
Remember to bring:
- Sleeping bags or other bedding
- Plates, cups, and eating utensils
* The 20' yurts have two sets of twin bunk beds plus a twin-over-full-size futon bunk bed. They also have a table, two chairs, two benches (only one in the ADA yurt), a glider chair, and a side table.
The 16' yurt has one twin-over-full-size futon bunk, and a smaller table and two stools.
Make a Reservation
Online reservations can be made 24 hours a day, except for the first day a reservation becomes available. On that first day, reservations cannot be made online before 8 a.m.
A non-refundable reservation fee ($10.00 for call center/$8.50 for web) is charged for each reservation. This fee and camping fees for the entire length of stay must be paid when the reservation is made.