Camden State Park

Snapshot virtual tour

Welcome to the Camden State Park virtual tour! In this journey you'll peek inside the visitor center, visit the beach and spring-fed swimming pool, check out the picnic and camping areas, and learn about the horse camp and trail system. We hope it prompts you to visit the park in person sometime soon.

Photo of swimmers enjoying a spring-fed swimming pool.


Spring-Fed Pool

This spring-fed pool is located in the northern part of the park close to the picnic area. Spring water flows through the pond and over a rocky flowage to the Redwood River. Young swimmers can enjoy a shallow area in the pool from the sandy beach.

Photo of sandy beach and beach building facilities.



This shallow swimming beach is located on the spring fed pond, just across from the rocky flowage down to the Redwood River. Relax or build a sand castle on the sand and enjoy the cool waters of the pond. The beach building has restrooms and changing rooms.

Photo of playground located at the beach near the lower campground.



The park's smaller visitors can spend some enjoyable time on this playground, provided by Friends of Camden State Park. The playground has slides and monkey bars and is located next to the beach and near the lower campground.

Photo of picnic area and shelter located in the northern part of of the park.


North Picnic Area

This picnic area is located in the northern part of the park amidst a patch of sugar maples and across from the spring fed pond. It has tables, fire rings and grills, as well as an open picnic shelter which can be rented by calling the park.

Photo of the campground facilities near the Redwood River.


Lower Campground

The lower campground is located north of the park office and is near the Redwood River. The campground has flush toilets and showers that are available seasonally. Many sites are shaded; 35 sites are available year-round. All sites have picnic tables with fire rings.

Photo of the tables located inside the south picnic shelter.


South Picnic Shelter

Located in the south picnic area, this enclosed shelter has electricity, tables and a wood stove. It can be reserved by calling the park.

Photo of the wooded group camp located adjacent to the Redwood River.


Group Camp

Located along the Redwood River, the group camp has a toilet building with running water, an enclosed shelter, picnic tables and fire rings with grills. The camp is within a mainly wooded area adjacent to the Redwood River and can accommodate up to 50 people in tents.

Photo of the fire rings and tables available at the south picnic area.


South Picnic Area

The south picnic area has tables and fire rings with grills for park visitors. Located near the lower campground and group camp, this picnic area has on-site parking.

Photo of campers using the upper campground.


Upper Campground

The upper campground is located south of the park office and across the railway from the horse camp and has picnic tables and fire rings in its sites. This seasonal campground includes many drive-in sites and seven pull-through sites, as well as 20 electric sites. Flush toilets and showers are available seasonally and are wheelchair accessible.

Photo of horse trailers and horseback riders using the horse campgrounds.


Horse Camp

The horse camp is located in a large open area next to the Redwood River and across the railway from the upper campground. The camp has running water, picnic tables and fire rings, and contains two corrals and numerous tie-ups for horses.

Photo of Brawner Lake fishing pier located on the western lakeshore.


Fishing Pier

The spacious wooden fishing pier is built out from the western shore of Brawner Lake, adjacent to the picnic area and down the shore from the boat ramp. Anglers can expect to find bass, crappie and bluegill in the lake.

Photo of the Brawner Lake boat access near the park's picnic area.


Boat Access

Located on Brawner Lake down the shore from the fishing pier, this back-in boat access accommodates boaters, canoeists or kayakers. There is a canoe rack next to the gravel ramp down to the lake. The lake is an electric-motor only lake and has an average depth of 14 feet.

Photo of the park entrance and ranger contact station.


Office/Contact Station

Located just inside the park entrance, the office and contact station was remodeled in 2009 with energy conservation in mind. The office has the first wind turbine of any Minnesota state park, which supplies most of the power needed for this building.

Photo of the gift store located inside the park office.


Inside Contact Station

Inside the office and contact station you will find park and area information as well as a small shop where you can purchase books and gifts from the park. Visit the park office to buy firewood and ice or rent canoes and kayaks.

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