Fees - effective January 1 - December 31, 2020



Camping Fees

Standard campsites (modern bathrooms with showers)


Rustic campsites (primitive toilets, no showers)


Remote campsites (not accessible by car)


Equestrian campsites


Tipi and wall tent rental





Group campsites


Seasonal and monthly campsites


Electric hookup (where available, check with the park before you go)

add $8/night/site

Water and sewer hookup (where available, check with the park before you go)

add $8/night/site

Campsite reservation fee
(Fee per campsite reserved. Fee is nonrefundable)

$7.00 (online reservations)

$10.00 (call-center)

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.

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. 

Campsite reservations information



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.


Cabins at St. Croix
5 available plus the Jackpine Cabin. Each cabin accommodates two people and includes a double bed, kitchenette and bath (toilet & sink only). Bring own bedding and linens.


Guesthouse 1 and Guesthouse 2 at St. Croix
Accommodates 12 to 15 people with fully-equipped kitchen, living room, bedrooms and baths.


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
Under development.


Tettegouche Camp

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 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


More lodging reservations information...

State Forests


State Forest Campground Fees



Equestrian Campsite


Group Areas
(vault toilets, no showers)


Horse Pass


Horse Trail Pass

Annual permit


Daily Horse Trail pass


Frequently Asked Questions about the 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

Minnesota State Parks 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 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.