Camping: Tipi and Wall Tents

Tipis at Upper Sioux Agency State Park

 

 

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Notice:

Phased reopening of overnight facilities begins June 1

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A bit of history, a bit of tradition, a bit of adventure...try camping in a tipi, and you'll get all three! Each tipi is 18 feet in diameter and has a cedar deck inside. Want another option? How about trying a wall tent?

 

Availability

  • Regular Season: Tipi sites typically late May to late October; wall tent mid-April to October.
  • Off-Season: closed
  • Check-in: 4 p.m. (sites may be available earlier)
  • Check-out: 4 p.m.

Details

  • Bathrooms: Water and toilet facilities are available
  • Capacity:
    • Tipis up to six people.
    • Wall tent dimensions are 10 by 12 feet. The wall tent capacity is very tight, when using six cots.
    • Remember to bring sleeping bags, sleeping mats, cots or other bedding.
    • Contact park staff for suggestions.
  • Cooking: Campfires, candles, or other open flames are not allowed inside tipis or wall tents. Picnic tables and fire rings with grills for cooking are provided outside.
  • Firewood: Can be purchased at the park office. Minnesota allows only approved firewood on DNR lands.
  • Pets: All pets must be kept on a leash of not more than six feet and personally attended at all times. Pets are not allowed inside tipis, wall tents, or other buildings, lodging facilities, or beach areas.
  • Quiet Hours: From 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Rates and locations

 

Call 866-857-2757

TTY: 218-336-2189

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.

Make a Reservation

Online reservations can be made 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.