Remote camping in Minnesota State Parks

Family hiking to a cart-in campsite

What is remote camping?

Remote campsites offer an experience like no other. Kayak out to a site, hike in with a cart, or hop on your bike and pedal in with your tent. Remote campsites are inaccesible by motor vehicle, but they are a terrific option for those looking to backpack-in, hick-in, bike-in, or canoe-in. They typically have water, a picnic table, tent pad, fire ring, and primitive toilets, and they do not have electricity.

Rates

  • Regular Season: $15 - $23 per night
  • Off-Season: $13 - $17 per night

Availability

  • Regular Season is typically late spring to mid-fall.
  • Off-Season dates vary by park. Check with park for details.
  • Check-in: 4 p.m. (sites may be available earlier)
  • Check-out: 4 p.m.

Locations and opportunities

Find a remote campsite.

Campsite details

  • Bathrooms: Water and primitive toilet facilities.
  • Capacity: Up to six people, one tent per site.
  • Cooking: All sites have a picnic table and fire ring with grill for cooking.
  • Firewood: Can be purchased at the park office. Minnesota allows only approved firewood on DNR lands.
  • Pets: All pets must be kept on a leash of not more than six feet and personally attended at all times.
  • Quiet Hours: From 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Call 866-857-2757

TTY: 218-336-2189

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.

Make a Reservation

Online reservations can be made 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. 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.