Standard (drive-in) camping

camping in a Minnesota State Park

There are over 3,000 drive-in campsites in Minnesota's state parks. All have access to shower and toilet facilities, and many have optional electric and water hook-ups.

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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.

Camping rates and locations »


Bathrooms: Water and toilet facilities are available near most sites.
During off-peak season, showers and flush toilet facilities are not available.

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.

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.