Group centers

modern group center

Eight Minnesota state parks have group centers designed to hold large day use or overnight gatherings. All group centers have dining areas, kitchens and bathrooms, and some have staff quarters, craft buildings and other facilities. The group center at Whitewater State Park is open year-round; all others are seasonal. The seasonal group centers at Itasca and Myre-Big Island state parks are semi-modern and offer fewer sleeping quarters. All other locations are modern.

Contact the park directly to reserve. Group centers are not in the state park reservations system.

  • Day use fee includes utilities. Tax additional. 
  • Overnight fee is $5 per person, per night OR minimum per night charge, whichever is greater. Tax additional.
  • Overnight fee includes utilities, unless otherwise specified. 
  • Pre- or post-camp periods for program leaders to set-up or wrap-up their events: $100 per night.
LocationCapacity2023
day use
2023 overnight
minimum
2024
day use
2024 overnight
minimum
Flandrau State Park 120$196$320$225$370
Itasca State Park 75$100$345$235$385
Lake Carlos State Park60$216$360$255$425
Lake Shetek State Park 80$192$320$225$370
Myre - Big Island State Park100$100$150$130$215
Sibley State Park 128$216$360$250$410
St. Croix State Park - Head of the Rapids Center127$180$300 $240$400
St. Croix State Park - Norway Point Center215$300$500$360$600
St. Croix State Park - St. John's Landing $180$300$240$400
Whitewater State Park - April 16 - October 14 
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132$216$360$250$410
Whitewater State Park - October 15 - April 15*
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132$100$130$110$180

* Utilities not included. Utilities charge is $25 plus actual propane and electrical use charged at current rates.