Group campgrounds

group camp at Lake Bemidji State Park


Group camps are ideal for family reunions, Scout troops, and other groups that want to set up multiple tents in close proximity to one another. All sites have picnic tables and fire rings with grills, and access to water and primitive toilets. Modern restroom and shower facilities are not provided.

Capacity ranges from 12 to 200 people, depending on location. Most group camps are open from mid-May through October, but a few are open year-round. Pets are allowed but must be leashed and attended at all times. Only approved firewood is allowed.

Coming to the park? Know the "key three":

  1. Plan ahead. Buy your vehicle permit in advance to minimize person-to-person contact. Record your confirmation number and place it on your car's dashboard. If you'll be skiing on groomed trails, buy your ski pass in advance too.
  2. Arrive prepared. Buildings and warming shelters may not be open. Dress appropriately for the weather, and bring extra supplies with you.
  3. Follow the rules. Continue to follow all COVID-related guidance listed in the Outdoor Recreation Guidelines. Pay attention to signs, stay home if you feel sick, try to recreate only with members of your immediate household, and practice social distancing--even outdoors.

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.

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A non-refundable reservation fee ($10.00 for call center/$7.00 for web) is charged for each advance reservation.


Rates and locations

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LocationSite NameCapacityPrice
Afton State ParkGC140$50
Afton State ParkGC240$50
Bear Head Lake State ParkGC150$75
Beaver Creek Valley State ParkGC150$50
Blue Mounds State ParkGC175$50
Buffalo River State ParkGC140$50
Camden State ParkGC150$75
Carley State ParkGC120$50
Carley State ParkGC215$50
Cascade River State ParkGC120$50
Cascade River State ParkGC220$50
Charles A. Lindbergh State ParkGC130$50
Crow Wing State ParkGC175$50
Cuyuna Country SRAGC125$50
Father Hennepin State ParkGC115$50
Father Hennepin State ParkGC220$50
Father Hennepin State ParkGC325$50
Father Hennepin State ParkGC412$50
Father Hennepin State ParkGC515$50
Father Hennepin State ParkGC625$50
Forestville/Mystery Cave State ParkRiverview50$75
Forestville/Mystery Cave State ParkSumac Hill50$50
Fort Ridgely State ParkGC130$50
Fort Snelling State ParkUrban Wilderness Youth Camp*26-75$250
Fort Snelling State ParkUrban Wilderness Youth Camp*25$150
Frontenac State ParkGC135$75
Glacial Lakes State ParkSoutheast50$125
Glacial Lakes State ParkSoutheast50$150
Glendalough State ParkGC140$75
Gooseberry Falls State ParkBR50$75
Gooseberry Falls State ParkNG50$75
Gooseberry Falls State ParkPC50$75
Interstate State ParkGC125$50
Interstate State ParkGC225$50
Interstate State ParkGC325$50
Interstate State ParkGC425$50
Itasca State ParkELKGRP50$100
Jay Cooke State ParkGC125$75
Jay Cooke State ParkGc225$75
Lac qui Parle State ParkGC150$50
Lac qui Parle State ParkGC250$50
Lake Bemidji State ParkBass30$50
Lake Bemidji State ParkLavinia50$250
Lake Bronson State ParkGC1200$75
Lake Carlos State ParkLakeview50$100
Lake Carlos State ParkPioneer35$75
Lake Louise State ParkRed Oak30$50
Lake Louise State ParkRiverview30$75
Lake Maria State ParkGC150$50
Lake Maria State ParkGC250$50
Lake Shetek State ParkWILD0130$50
Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State ParkMaang25$250
Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State ParkMooz25$150
Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State ParkOjiig50$300
Maplewood State ParkGC130$75
McCarthy Beach State ParkGC140$75
Mille Lacs Kathio State ParkGC115$50
Mille Lacs Kathio State ParkGC245$75
Minneopa State ParkGC115$50
Minneopa State ParkGC215$50
Minneopa State ParkGc315$50
Minneopa State ParkGC415$50
Moose Lake State ParkGC145$75
Myre - Big Island State ParkGC150$50
Nerstrand Big Woods State ParkA124$50
Nerstrand Big Woods State ParkB116$50
Nerstrand Big Woods State ParkC132$50
Red River SRAGC140$50
Rice Lake State ParkGC160$50
Sakatah Lake State ParkLower50$50
Sakatah Lake State ParkUpper50$75
Savanna Portage State ParkGC130$50
Scenic State ParkGC160$75
Schoolcraft State ParkGC150$50
Sibley State ParkP130$50
Sibley State ParkP250$75
Sibley State ParkP320$50
Split Rock Creek State ParkGC175$50
St. Croix State ParkGC125$50
St. Croix State ParkGc225$50
St. Croix State ParkGC325$50
St. Croix State ParkGC425$50
St. Croix State ParkGC525$50
St. Croix State ParkGC625$50
St. Croix State ParkGC725$50
St. Croix State ParkGC825$50
Tettegouche State ParkGS135$75
Tettegouche State ParkGS235$75
Whitewater State ParkGC140$250
Whitewater State ParkGC250$150
Whitewater State ParkGC325$100
Wild River State ParkGC118$50
Wild River State ParkGC218$50
Wild River State ParkGC418$50
Wild River State ParkGC518$50
Wild River State ParkGC618$50
Wild River State ParkGC718$50
Wild River State ParkGC818$50
Wild River State ParkGC918$50
Wild River State ParkGC1018$50
William O'Brien State ParkRiverside50$75
William O'Brien State ParkWedge Hill 135$50
William O'Brien State ParkWedge Hill 235$50
William O'Brien State ParkWedge Hill 335$50
Zippel Bay State ParkGC145$50

* The Urban Wilderness Youth Camp at Fort Snelling State Park is only available to youth organizations up to 18 years of age. Maximum capacity is 75, including youth and adult supervisors. Adult supervision is required; there must be one adult for every ten youth.