Camping fees

In state parks:

Drive-in campsites


Cart-in and walk-in campsites (less than a half mile from parking)


Backcountry campsites (backpack and watercraft sites over a half mile from parking)


Equestrian campsites


Tipis and wall tents




Group campsites


Electric hookup (where available)

add $10/night/site

Water and sewer hookup (where available)

add $8/night/site

Campsite reservation fee
(Non-refundable fee per each site reserved in advance. No fee for same-day reservations.)
Reservations policy and FAQ

$7.00 (online)
$10.00 (call center)

Discounted state park camping rates
Wheelchair iconMinnesota residents with physical disabilities are eligible for a half-priced campsite fee Sunday through Thursday nights. The discounted fee applies to drive-in, backpack, walk-in, and other rustic or remote campsites. To qualify, you will need to have a Federal Access Pass or a Minnesota-issued disability license plate or hang tag. 

In state forests:

Drive-in campsites


Equestrian campsites


Group campsites



Lodging fees

(Unless otherwise noted, lodging fees do not include tax)

Camper cabins (tax included)




Bear Head Lake State Park - Guesthouse


Camden State Park - Redwood Lodge


Flandrau State Park - Stone CCC Cabin


Fort Ridgely State Park - Chalet


Fort Ridgely State Park - Farmhouse


La Salle Lake State Recreation Area - Guesthouse

$325/night, $1,950/week

La Salle Lake State Recreation Area - Lone Wolf Cabin

$200/night, $1,200/week

Savanna Portage State Park - Guesthouse


Scenic State Park - CCC cabin


St. Croix State Park - CCC cabins


St. Croix State Park - Guesthouses


Tettegouche State Park - Cabin A (max 6 people)


Tettegouche State Park - Cabin B (max 6 people)


Tettegouche State Park - Cabin C (max 6 people)


Tettegouche State Park - Cabin D (max 2 people)


Tettegouche State Park - Illgen Falls cabin (max 6 people)


Wild River State Park - Guesthouse



Itasca Lodging

Itasca State Park offers a wide variety of lodging options, ranging from seasonal private cabins to year-round suites. More on Itasca lodging...

Douglas Lodge Room


Douglas Lodge Suite


Itasca Clubhouse Unit


Bear Paw Guesthouse - May through October


Douglas Lodge Four-Season Suites
- Monday prior to Memorial Day through October


Douglas Lodge Four-Season Suites
- November 1 through Sunday prior to Memorial Day


Douglas Lodge Fourplex (fireplace rooms)


Douglas Lodge Cabins 

$140 - $225/night

Bear Paw Cabins


East Cabin


Lake Ozawindib Cabin


Bert's Cabins
Eight cabins with a variety of price ranges and accommodations.


Black Bear Guesthouse
Located in the La Salle State Recreation Area.


Lone Wolf Cabin
Located in the La Salle State Recreation Area.


Group centers

Eight state parks have group centers for hosting large groups (ranging from 60 to 215 people). All group centers include dining areas, kitchens, and bathrooms. Overnight and day use rentals are available.
More about Group Centers...

Group Centers rent from $130 to $500 per night or $5 per person, whichever is greater.

Dishonored checks service fee


Reservations policy and FAQ



Daily tours generally run Memorial Day through Labor Day, with weekend tours available later in the fall. Call the park for more information.

Tours charge the adult fee for anyone over the age of 12. Child rate applies to children aged 5-12. No fee for children under 5 years old. Some cave tours have age restrictions. Call the park for more information.


Hill Annex Mine State Park: Historic Mine Tour or Fossil Hunter Tour
Additional tour information, including pricing for school groups



Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park: Several cave tours are available. For additional tour information, including pricing for educational and group tours, find the tour that fits your needs. *Prices, and age requirements vary.



Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park: Underground Mine Tour
Additional tour information, including pricing for educational and off-season tours



Vehicle Permits

Minnesota state parks vehicle permit

Permits are valid for one year from the month of purchase. Discounted rate for additional permits for other vehicles you own. More information.

Year-round vehicle permit


Additional vehicle permit


Year-round motorcycle permit
(Fits in a wallet; not attached to windshield)


Minnesota annual permit for persons with disabilities
(Requires Minnesota Wheelchair symbol: accessible recreation opportunities. plates or certificate and proof of vehicle ownership. Also available to those with permits issued by the State, or Federal Access Pass holders.)


Daily permit
(Same rate for all vehicles, including motorcycles)


Daily group permit
(10 vehicle minimum, 24-hour notice. Check at park office for details.)


Disabled veterans and active duty military personnel
Disabled veterans and active duty military personnel can get discounted or free Minnesota State Park vehicle permits. Learn more.

K-12 educators on school-sanctioned activities
A daily vehicle permit will be issued free of charge for any vehicle transporting K-12 students, chaperones, teachers and coaches for school sanctioned activities.


Horse & Ski Passes

Horse Pass

Everyone over the age of 16 is required to buy a Horse Pass before riding any DNR-managed horse trails, and to carry the pass with them on the trail. Learn more

Annual pass


Daily pass


Ski Pass

If you are 16 or older, you must have a Great Minnesota Ski Pass to ski on groomed trails in Minnesota state parks or state forests, or on state or grant-in-aid trails. Learn more.

Three-year pass$70

One-year pass


Daily pass