Standard campsites (modern bathrooms with showers)
Rustic campsites (primitive toilets, no showers)
Remote campsites (not accessible by car)
Electric hookup (where available, check with the park before you go)
Water and sewer hookup (where available, check with the park before you go)
Campsite reservation fee
(Fee per campsite reserved. Fee is nonrefundable)
$7.00 (online reservations)
Discounted state park camping rates
For all visitors, the standard campsite rate is reduced to an off-season rate when showers and flush toilet facilities are not available.
Minnesota residents with physical disabilities (permit issued by the State or Federal Access Pass holders) 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.
Lodging Fees (not including tax unless otherwise noted)
Camper cabin (tax included)
Rustic 12' x 16' cabin. No indoor plumbing or electricity.
Camper cabins with electricity and/or heat (tax included)
Rustic 12' x 16' cabin. Have electricity and/or heat but no indoor plumbing. Most cabins are available for use year-round.
Bring sleeping bags and pads, and cookware. Outdoor grill is provided.
Chalet at Fort Ridgely
Accommodates up to 25 people. Open room with fireplace. Bring sleeping bags and pads.
Farmhouse at Fort Ridgely
Handicapped-accessible rustic farmhouse accommodates six people. Cooking is not allowed inside.
Cabin at Scenic
One bedroom with fireplace, hot plate, and small refrigerator. Rustic with no indoor plumbing.
Garni Guesthouse at Savanna Portage
Modern one-bedroom, bathroom house with fully-equipped kitchen. Sleeps six with heat and running water. Bring own bedding and linens.
Guesthouse at Wild River
Modern two-bedroom, bathroom house with fully-equipped kitchen, air conditioning and living room. Accommodates up to six people. Bring own bedding and linens.
Guesthouse at Bear Head Lake
3-bedroom 2 bathroom house with fully-equipped kitchen. Accommodates up to 10 people including children. Bring own bedding and linens.
Redwood Lodge at Camden
Under development. Plans are in place to convert the former park manager’s residence into a guesthouse as a lodge-style residence.
Stone Conservation Corps Cabin at Flandrau
Seasonal historic stone building, unheated with bathrooms and showers located in campground. Accommodates 2 people. Bring own bedding and linens.
Blue Heron Island Cabin at Lake Vermillion
Rustic walk-in or ski-in cabins with no indoor plumbing. Modern toilet/shower building in the camp. Six person maximum for Cabins A-C; maximum capacity for Cabin D is two. More about Tettegouche Camp.
Cabin A - Tettegouche Camp
Two-room cabin with porch and view of lake has living/kitchenette/dining area and a separate bedroom, with two twin over full-sized bunk beds.
Cabin B - Tettegouche Camp
Three-room log cabin on lakeshore has a porch, living/kitchenette/dining area and two bedrooms, each with one full over full-sized bunk bed.
Cabin C - Tettegouche Camp
Three-room cabin is near the lodge and shower building and has a view of lake from its two screened porches. Cabin has small kitchen, living/dining room and bedroom with two twin over full-sized bunk beds.
Cabin D - Tettegouche Camp
One-room cabin has one full sized bed, kitchenette, and a small screened-in porch. Located near the shower building, the cabin is handicapped accessible.
Illgen Falls cabin at Tettegouche
Regular rate applies Fri. & Sat. year-round and 7-days a week from June-Oct. Also includes Christmas Eve through New Year's Day and Sunday of holiday weekends.
Itasca State Park offers a wide variety of lodging options, ranging from seasonal private cabins to year-round suites. More on Itasca lodging...
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 Four-plex (fireplace rooms)
$140 - $225/night
Eight cabins with a variety of price ranges and accommodations.
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
- State Forests
State Forest Campground Fees
(vault toilets, no showers)
- Horse Pass
Horse Trail Pass
Daily Horse Trail pass
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
Permits are valid for one year from the month of purchase. Discounted rate for additional permits for other vehicles you own. More information about permits.
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 plates or certificate and proof of vehicle ownership. Also available to those with permits issued by the State, or Federal Access Pass holders.)
(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.