Cart-in and walk-in camping

Tent in a walk-in campsite at Afton State Park. Photo by Carrie Patz.


Cart-in and walk-in campsites in Minnesota state parks are not accessible by motor vehicle, but are a half mile or less from parking. All sites typically have access to primitive toilets and water, and will have a fire ring, picnic table, and tent pad.

Cart-in campsites will have a large cart available at the parking area to help you carry gear; walk-in sites have the same amenities as cart-in sites, but do not provide a cart. 

Seasonal availability varies by park. Pets are allowed but must be leashed and attended at all times.

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. A non-refundable reservation fee ($10.00 for call center/$7.00 for web) is charged for each advance reservation.

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 For specific accessibility information, please call the park before reserving.

Locations and fees

Rate is per site, per night, and includes tax.
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