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.

Coming to the park? Know the "Key 3:"

  1. Plan to be flexible. Explore new destinations and consider mid-week travel. Parks are busy as more people get outdoors, so we encourage you to discover a new favorite this summer!
  2. Arrive prepared. Buy your vehicle permit, check visitor alerts and campfire restrictions, and download maps before your trip.
  3. Recreate responsibly. Help conserve these special places for the future by staying on trails and leaving no trace.

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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