Horse camping

equestrian camp

Thirteen state parks offer campgrounds specially designed to accommodate horses and horse trailers. All sites have access to toilet facilities and many have optional electric hook-ups. You must be accompanied by a horse to use these sites, they are not available to non-equestrians.

Minnesota State Parks and Trails Facebook site  Minnesota State Parks Twitter feed  Minnesota State Parks and Trails Instagram site

Horseback riding main page »
Horse campgrounds and trails in state forests »


Regular season: May 1 to November 1

Off-season Closed. End-of-season dates vary by park

Check-in: 4 p.m. (sites may be available earlier)
Your campsite must be occupied by 11 a.m. the second day of your reservation or it may be canceled

Check-out: 4 p.m.


Bathrooms: Water and toilet facilities available.

Capacity: Up to six people, one tent/trailer per site.

Cooking: All sites have a picnic table and fire ring with grill.

Firewood: Can be purchased at the park office. Only approved firewood is allowed.

Pets: All pets must be kept on a leash of not more than six feet and personally attended at all times.

Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Horse trails: Riders over the age of 16 need a Horse Pass to ride DNR-managed horse trails.  

Rates and locations (per night, includes tax)

Sites allowing double or triple occupancy will be charged the nightly rate times the occupancy rate allowed. (E.g., double sites are charged double the rate of a single occupancy site.)

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.

Make a reservation »

A non-refundable reservation fee ($10.00 for call center/$7.00 for web) is charged for each advance reservation. There is no reservation fee for same-day campsite reservations. The reservation fee (if applicable) and camping fees for the entire length of stay must be paid when the reservation is made.