7 Amazing Minnesota Camping Destinations

Published on Jul 27, 2020 Blog Image

Boundary Waters Canoe Area

Over a MILLION acres in size, this wilderness area was formed by glaciers. It offers rugged cliffs and crags, canyons and hills, rock formations, sandy beaches along thousands of lakes and streams, plus dense forest. There are nearly 150 miles to explore along the US & Canada border. There are 1,200 miles of canoe routes and 12 different hiking trails. There are also over 2,000 campsites to choose from!



Town & Country RV Park in Bloomington

More than 80 campsites nestled in the suburbs of Minneapolis, yet within a few minutes of the Mall of America, Target Field, and US Bank Stadium- plus more! This RV park and campground offers lots to do, including children’s crafts, swimming in their heated pool, community bonfires, and special events on holiday weekends. There’s also a heated & air conditioned game room for when the weather isn’t cooperating!



Golden Acres in Stillwater

Golden Acres is a campground located on the shore of Square Lake. It offers swimming, hiking, and even scuba diving! It’s also close to the Three Rivers Wine Trail- Minnesota’s first wine trail and comprised of five of Minnesota’s oldest wineries all located within the St. Croix, Mississippi, and the Cannon River Valleys. Wine Lovers can spend a day or weekend on the trail visiting wineries and sampling award-winning, locally produced wines.


Dakotah Meadows RV Park 


Located just steps from Mystic Lake Casino, Dakotah Meadows offers fully paved RV sites with electricity, water, and sewer hookups. They have a playground & pavillion for families to enjoy, as well as shuttle services. They have self-serve RV wash and fuel stations on-site, as well as a mini-store and laundry facility. 



Superior National Forest


Campground Camping includes rustic and fee campgrounds.  It is traditional camping in a tent or RV. Sites have a cleared area for tents and activities, a campfire ring, and a picnic table.  Parking is included for one vehicle with space for a towed trailer (or an additional vehicle for an additional half fee). In the case of hike-in sites, parking is on the road and the site itself is accessed by a walking path and is not suitable for RVs. 

There are two classes of Campground Camping. Rustic campgrounds (mostly located on the Tofte Ranger District and Isabella Area) have no fees, generally few sites, no garbage cans, usually no water, and vault toilets (outhouses).  Most rustic campgrounds were developed to access good fishing lakes. Fee campgrounds have a nightly camping fee, more sites, water available from a faucet, and garbage disposal. They may also have water at sites, electricity, and sanitary facilities beyond vault toilets such as showers or washrooms.




Rocky Reef Resort on Lake Mille Lacs


Rocky Reef Resort is a year-round camping, cottage, and fishing resort located 90 miles north of the twin cities. They have an on-site burger restaurant and is just 5 minutes from Grand Casino and Movies 8. They are roughly 2 miles from Kathio State Park and the Soo Line Trail. There is plenty to do, including swimming, fishing, hiking, snowmobiling, and 4 wheeling. 




Mississippi National River and Recreation Area


Located in the middle of a bustling urban area, this 72 mile park manages to take all that city life far away. This area is known for its fishing, boating, canoeing, bicycling, and birdwatching. There is a visitor’s center, where they offer guided tours and also an opportunity to visit a Science Museum of Minnesota exhibit and theater area. There are plenty of other things to see and do nearby, including Fort Snelling & Harriet Island, nature sanctuaries and parks, and even a Junior Ranger Program.