Yurts are insulated round canvas structures with wood floors, woodstoves and basic furnishings, available year-round. The windows open, and there is a skylight in the domed roof. They range from 16 to 20 feet in diameter and sleep 3 to 7 people. Some are accessible.
7 person/20' yurt: $70
3 person/16' yurt (one only, at Glendalough State Park): $65
Afton State Park: 2 yurts near the camper cabins.
Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area: 3 yurts along the west side of Yawkey Mine Lake.
Glendalough State Park: 2 yurts on the southeast side of Annie Battle Lake.
Furniture: All the 20' yurts have two sets of twin bunk beds plus a twin-over-full-size futon bunk bed. They also have a table, two chairs, two benches, a glider chair and a side table. Accessible yurts have only one bench. The 16' yurt at Glendalough State Park has one twin-over-full-size futon bunk, and a smaller table and two stools.
Bathrooms: Yurts do not have indoor plumbing. They are located near year-round primitive toilets.
Cooking: All yurts have a picnic table and fire ring with grill for outdoor cooking, and a locker for secure outdoor food storage. Some have covered shelters for food preparation. No cooking, candles, or other open flames are allowed inside the yurts.
Electricity: None of the yurts have electricity.
Heat: All yurts have a woodstove for heat. In the winter, wood will be provided for heating.
Firewood: Firewood for the fire ring and cooking can be purchased at the park office. Only approved firewood is allowed.
Accessibility: One yurt at each location is accessible.
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 yurts or other buildings, lodging facilities, or beach areas, and may not be left unattended outdoors or in vehicles.
Smoking: All yurts and other buildings are smoke free.
Coming to the park? Know the "Key 3:"
- 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!
- Arrive prepared. Buy your vehicle permit, check visitor alerts and download maps before your trip.
- Recreate responsibly. Help conserve these special places for the future by staying on trails and leaving no trace.
Make a reservation
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.