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 at all locations is $100 per day, including utilities.
  • Overnight fee is $5 per person, per night OR minimum per night charge, whichever is greater. Tax additional.
  • Pre- or post-camp periods for program leaders to set-up or wrap-up their events: $100 per night.
LocationCapacityOvernight minimum
Flandrau State Park *120$320
Itasca State Park *75$345
Lake Carlos State Park60$360
Lake Shetek State Park *80$320
Myre - Big Island State Park100$150
Sibley State Park *128$360
St. Croix State Park - Head of the Rapids Center127$300 
St. Croix State Park - Norway Point Center215$500
Whitewater State Park - April 16 - October 14 *
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132$360
Whitewater State Park - October 15 - April 15
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132$130

* Utilities included.