Minnesota has 58 state forests, providing many camping grounds and RV Parks. Due to the many state parks, wilderness areas, and national forests throughout the State, there is no shortage of great spots for camping and enjoying the outdoors. The campgrounds are all separated by the lakes and waterways of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
One of the greatest factors to camping spots in Minnesota is that they all provide easy and close access to outdoor adventures and activities. Here we have a look at some of the top-rated campgrounds throughout the State of Minnesota.
Split Rock State Park Cart-in Campgrounds
The North Shore of Lake Superior provides many adventures stretching from Duluth to the US/Canadian border. Some of the adventurous activities available nearby include hiking and sailing in the lake.
Split Rock Lighthouse features 20 cart-in campsites spanning about 2000 feet from the parking lot. All the campsites come equipped with picnic tables, a fire pit, and carts to haul in gear. Staying at Split Rock provides immediate access to all the beautiful surroundings, clean water, showers, and toilets.
Afton State Park Backpack Sites
The Park is located about half an hours’ drive from east of Saint Paul and is a popular prairie-filled park. The Park is mostly used by campers from the Twin Cities. Afton provides 27 different backpacking sites and is only available to people who are willing to backpack to the sites.
All the sites at Afton provide beautiful views and you can choose a site with shade or a site with open skies. There is immediate access to the surrounding wooded and prairie environments and includes an extensive trail system that goes through the park.
Wild River State Park Campground
This Park is situated along 18 miles of the St. Croix River and is one of the largest state parks in Minnesota. With all the great camping spots it also provides horseback, hiking, and canoeing activities nearby.
Despite the Wild River State Park having a high number of spaces available, it is highly recommended to book your site in advance to avoid disappointment. As one of the largest parks in Minnesota, it has over 6000-acres to explore and paddle.
Lakeview Campground, Father Hennepin State Park
The campgrounds at Lakeview provide easy access to a fishing pier in Mille Lacks Lake as well as spots to moor a boat. The Park allows many different types of camping for RV’s up to 60 feet long, tents, and pop-up campers.
Wild River Park is situated on the shores of Mille Lacs Lake, which is one of the largest inland lakes in Minnesota. The site available at Lakeview include choices of either electrical or non-electrical sites and also include showers, toilets, and water spigots.
All these campgrounds are well rated and enjoyed by many visitors and locals in Minnesota and surrounds.