Lodging: Yurts

yurt exterior


Yurts are insulated canvas tents with wood floors and woodstoves, available year-round in Minnesota state parks. They're perfect for those who want a "camping out" experience but prefer not to sleep on the ground!

In addition to the wood burning stove, each yurt has operable windows, a domed roof with skylight, bunkbeds, and a table and chairs or stools. They range from 16 to 20 feet in diameter and sleep 3 to 7 people. Some are wheelchair accessible.


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.

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.

Make a reservation »

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.

Click on a topic below to expand its contents. Click again to hide.



2020 rates (nightly)

  • 7 person/20' yurt: $70
  • 3 person/16' yurt (Glendalough State Park only): $65




  • Check-in: 3 p.m.
  • Check-out: 1 p.m.
  • Capacity: There is one 3-person yurt at Glendalough State Park. All other yurts hold up to 7 people.
  • Accessibility: One yurt at each location is wheelchair accessible, designed to meet ADA standards.
  • Pets: Pets are not allowed inside yurts or other buildings, lodging facilities, or beach areas.
  • Smoking: All yurts and other buildings are smoke free.




  • 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 but are located near vault toilets, which are available year-round.
  • 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 wood stove for heat.
  • Firewood: In the winter, wood will be provided for the wood stove which heats the yurt. Help prevent the spread of tree-killing insects by burning only approved firewood, available at all Minnesota State Parks.


Remember to pack:


  • Sleeping bags or other bedding
  • Cookware
  • Plates, cups, and eating utensils
  • Flashlight
  • Matches