Yurts are insulated canvas tents with wood floors and woodstoves, available year-round in Minnesota state parks. They're 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.
October - March
8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday & Sunday
April - September
8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Daily
Call center is closed holidays.
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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.
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A non-refundable reservation fee ($10.00 for call center/$8.50 for web) is charged for each advance reservation. There is no reservation fee to reserve a campsite same-day. The reservation fee (if applicable) and camping fees for the entire length of stay must be paid when the reservation is made.
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- 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.
- Capacity: There is 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.
- Pets: Pets are not allowed inside yurts or other buildings, lodging facilities, or beach areas.
- Smoking: All yurts and other buildings are smoke free.
- Furniture: All 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, a glider chair and a side table. Accessible yurts have only one bench.
The 16' yurt at Glendalough State Park has one twin-over-full-size futon bunk, and a smaller table and two stools.
- Bathrooms: Yurts do not have indoor plumbing but are located near vault toilets, which are available year-round.
- 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.
Remember to pack:
- Sleeping bags or other bedding
- Plates, cups, and eating utensils