Drive-in camping

Popup trailer with kayaks at a drive-in campsite

 

Over 3,000 drive-in campsites are available in Minnesota's state parks from late spring through mid-autumn, with some staying open year-round.

All sites have a picnic table, tent or RV pad, and fire ring with grill for cooking, and have access to water and toilet facilities. Many have seasonal access to showers, and some have optional electric and water hook-ups.

One tent or RV per campsite, with a maximum of six people. Pets are allowed but must be leashed and attended at all times. Only approved firewood is allowed.

Coming to the park? Know the "key three:"

  1. Arrive prepared. Buy your vehicle permit, check current visitor alerts and download maps in advance of your trip. Services and facilities may be limited, so bring everything you might need.
  2. Play it safe. Give full attention to your surroundings. Know your personal limits and don't take unnecessary risks.
  3. Follow the rules. Continue to follow all COVID-related guidance, and practice social distancing -- even outdoors. Help keep parks and trails pristine by staying on trails and disposing of trash properly.

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.

 

Rates and locations

  • Rate is per site, per night, and includes tax.
  • Add $10/night for sites with electricity.
  • Add $8/night for sites with water and/or sewer service.
  • 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.)

Some campgrounds are not open in the fall or winter—please check with the park before you make plans!

ParkFee
Banning State Park$24
Bear Head Lake State Park$25
Beaver Creek Valley State Park$20
Big Bog SRA$23
Big Stone Lake State Park$23
Blue Mounds State Park$24
Buffalo River State Park$24
Camden State Park$24
Carley State Park *$20
Cascade River State Park$23
Charles A. Lindbergh State Park$20
Crow Wing State Park$23
Cuyuna Country SRA$24
Father Hennepin State Park$23
Flandrau State Park$24
Flandrau State Park * (Rustic)$22
Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park$25
Fort Ridgely State Park$23
Franz Jevne State Park *$20
Frontenac State Park$24
Glacial Lakes State Park$23
Gooseberry Falls State Park$25
Great River Bluffs State Park$23
Hayes Lake State Park$23
Interstate State Park$24
Itasca State Park$25
Jay Cooke State Park$25
Judge C.R. Magney State Park$20
Kilen Woods State Park$20
La Salle Lake State Recreation Area$23
Lac qui Parle State Park$23
Lake Bemidji State Park$24
Lake Bronson State Park$23
Lake Carlos State Park$25
Lake Louise State Park$20
Lake Shetek State Park (Oak Woods & Sunrise)$23
Lake Shetek State Park * (Prairie)$20
Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine$25
Maplewood State Park$24
McCarthy Beach State Park * (Beatrice Lake)$20
McCarthy Beach State Park (Side Lake)$23
Mille Lacs Kathio State Park * (Ogechie)$23
Mille Lacs Kathio State Park (Petega)$25
Minneopa State Park$24
Monson Lake State Park$20
Moose Lake State Park$23
Myre - Big Island State Park$24
Nerstrand Big Woods State Park$24
Old Mill State Park$20
Red River SRA$23
Rice Lake State Park$23
Sakatah Lake State Park$23
Savanna Portage State Park$23
Scenic State Park *$23
Schoolcraft State Park *$20
Sibley State Park$25
Split Rock Creek State Park$23
St. Croix State Park$25
Temperance River State Park$24
Tettegouche State Park$25
Upper Sioux Agency State Park * (Riverside)$22
Upper Sioux Agency State Park (Yellow Medicine)$24
Whitewater State Park$25
Wild River State Park$25
William O'Brien State Park$25
Zippel Bay State Park$23

* Sites are in less-developed campgrounds with fewer amenities.