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:"
- Arrive prepared. Buy your vehicle permit, check current visitor alerts and download maps in advance of your trip. Services and facilities may be limited, so bring everything you might need.
- Play it safe. Give full attention to your surroundings. Know your personal limits and don't take unnecessary risks.
- Follow the rules. Continue to follow all COVID-related guidance, and practice social distancing -- even outdoors. Help keep parks and trails pristine by staying on trails and disposing of trash properly.
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 ($10.00 for call center/$7.00 for web) is charged for each advance reservation.
Rates and locations
* 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.