Horse camping

equestrian camp



Twelve Minnesota state parks offer campgrounds specially designed to accommodate horses and horse trailers. These campsites are specifically designed for people camping with horses. Riders over the age of 16 need a Horse Pass to ride DNR-managed horse trails.

All sites have a picnic table and fire ring with grill, a hitching rail or high line, and access to water, primitive toilets, manure bins or bunkers. Several have optional electric hook-ups. Seasonal availability varies by park, but typically the horse campgrounds are open May 1 to November 1. 

One horse trailer or tent per campsite, with a maximum of six people. Pets are allowed but must be leashed and attended at all times, both in camp and on the trail. Only approved firewood is allowed.

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Call 866-857-2757

October - March
8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday
April - September
8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Daily

Call center is closed holidays.
Reservations policy and FAQ

Make a reservation

Online reservations can be made up to 120 days in advance, 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 for call center/$8 for web) is charged for each advance reservation.

Make a reservation

 For specific accessibility information, please call the park before reserving.

Rates and locations

Rate is per site, per night, and includes tax. 
Add $10 per night for sites with electricity. 
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* Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park also has double and triple occupancy sites. These sites charge the nightly rate times the occupancy rate allowed. (E.g., double sites are charged double the rate of a single occupancy site.)

** Fort Ridgely State Park has box stalls available for $5 per night.

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