Camping in Minnesota

Minnesota is a great place to go camping with family and friends. It has campgrounds that have facilities for tents RV's, and many have cabins. Many campgrounds have lakes or pools for swimming and many activities for campers to enjoy. With 66 state parks and over 500 private campgrounds Minnesota has many options for choosing the right campground.

Forestville Mystery Cave State Park has camping from April thru October for tent and RV' camping. It has a Mystery Cave to tour, trout fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. There is a guided tour through the cave even at night using flashlights. The Campground include electricity, flush toilets and showers during the camping season. Thirty amps service is available for RV's and 50 for horse electric campsites. Reservations are recommended. The campsite conducts campfire programs nature walks, and historic tours of Forestville. It is located at 21071 County 118, Preston, MN 55965.

Lake Carlos State Park contains a variety of scenic diversity like woodlands, a bog, ponds, and lakes. It has over 59 rural sites and 22 electric sites for RV's and campers. It has flush toilets and showers for campers. There are even a few cabins available to rent. The campground has swimming and boating on the lake, bird watching, fishing, and hiking. It is located near 2601 Country Road, 38 Northeast, Carlos, MN 56319.

Sibley State Park on Lake Andrew has many amenities to offer campers. It has over 132 sites on the lake that are shady or open. There are even a few cabins available for campers to rent. There are 53 sites with electricity for RV's and campers. There are flush toilets, showers, and a dump station. There are three groups camping sites and a group center with dining hall, craft center and outdoor amphitheaters It has swimming, boating, fishing, hiking and bird watching. There are naturalist programs and special events. It is located at 800 Sibley Park Road Northeast, New London, Minnesota.

Gooseberry Fall State Park is designed for rural tent camping. It has over 69 sites without electricity. During the regular season, there are showers, flush toilets, vault toilets, and a dumping station. There are three group camps that can handle up to 50 people. The camp is known for its beautiful scenery, waterfalls, and river gorge. The main activities are hiking, naturalist programs and bird watching. It has a gift shop and is not far from town with restaurants and shops. It is located at 3206 Highway 61 East, Two Harbors, Minnesota 55616.

Blue Mounds State Park is an scenic campground with bison grazing and several acres of prairie grass with flowers. It has rural sites for tents and electric for RV's and campers. It has showers, flush toilets, and a dumps station. On Mound Lake campers can enjoy fishing, swimming, and boating without motors. There is hiking, picnicking, volleyball, horsehoes, and rock climbing, It is located 1410 161st Street, Luverne, MN 56156.

These are just a few of the many great state campgrounds in Minnesota.