Rustic camping

rustic campsite

Rustic campsites in Minnesota's state parks and state forests are drive-in accessible but offer fewer amenities than standard drive-in campsites. All rustic sites are located near drinking water and primitive toilet facilities, and will have a garbage can and a fire ring.

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Availability

Regular season: Late spring to mid-fall

Off-season: Dates vary - check with park for details

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.

Details

Bathrooms: Water and primitive toilet facilities.

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

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

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: From 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Rates and locations

Rustic camping is also available in Minnesota state forests, with the same amenities.

State park

Regular season

Off-season*

Carley State Park

$16

$16

Flandrau State Park

$20

$16

Franz Jevne Lake State Park

$16

$16

McCarthy Beach State Park

$16

$16

Scenic State Park

$16

$16

Schoolcraft State Park

$16

$16

Upper Sioux Agency State Park

$16

$16

*Off-season dates vary by park. Check with the park for details.

 

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.

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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.