Campgrounds in Minnesota
You will find campgrounds in Minnesota
State Parks, in National Forest campgrounds, in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, in Voyageurs
National Park and in hundreds of private Minnesota campgrounds across
All the words in the world cannot describe the variety of experiences you can enjoy in our Minnesota campgrounds.
The best time of day for us is the quiet time just at dusk when, away from the lights of the city, the stars come out. I sometimes forget how many there really are!
We often sit on the beach and count shooting stars late into the evening. Better than TV for sure!
Minnesota State Parks: How to Get There, What to Do, Where to Do It
Family vacations for us have often been camping trips. We've loved exploring the joy and beauty of Minnesota camping
If you are looking for a wilderness camping experience, you will find it in the Boundary Waters, Voyageurs National Park, other National Forest campgrounds and in campgrounds along the Gunflint Trail.
Many of our favorite campgrounds are in Minnesota State Parks.
When we go camping we want to experience nature up close. There are nearly 4,500 camp sites throughout the state park system. Depending on the park, some of your options are drive-in, walk in, canoe in, backpack in, cart in or bike in. Some of these options allow access to the more remote sites if you are looking for tranquility and seclusion.
Some of our family’s favorite Minnesota state parks include:
Itasca State Park,
> Frontenac State Park,
Gooseberry Falls State Park
> Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
> Temperance River State Park,
> Tettegouche State Park
> Wild River State Park
> William O'Brien State Park
> and Zippel Bay State Park.
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We look forward to the cozy time of crawling
into our sleeping bags, chatting a bit about the day--and tomorrow's
adventures. For me, there is always a short time of reading by
flashlight, then drowsiness takes over.....
Most family vacation destinations
in Minnesota include beautiful family vacation resorts, dozens of
state parks and many other top family vacations spots.
The sound of a light rain may awaken me briefly in the night and I luxuriate in being that close to the out-of-doors yet protected in my tent.
Morning comes and I smell the coffee that my husband already has perking over the campfire. Ahhhh.....Minnesota camping at it's best!
Be prepared for your camping trips with this Camping Equipment Checklist.
Prepare for your camping vacation with this camping equipment checklist. What do you need to add to your camping kitchen? Be sure to include a camping first aid kit. Pack your cooler with your favorite foods and get ready to cook up these easy camping recipes.
A basic camping item that we keep with our camping supplies is this extensive Minnesota campground directory.
We have a great video and and a bit more info about camping in these Minnesota campgrounds
that are special places we return to again and again.
We would love to be able to transmit
the feel of the breeze from the lake, the aroma of a campfire and
dinner cooking on an outdoor grill. Plan a camping vacation in
Minnesota and experience it yourself.
Minnesota tent camping is one of life's simple pleasures.
However when we first began to take our young family "out in wilds" we made some mistakes and had a lot of questions like:
Ideas about how to prepare yourself for a camping trip
- What gear do we need to get?
- How should we pack?
- How do we start a campfire?
- What food should we bring?
- How do we cook the food?
- What kind of wild animals could we run into?
- What sort of activities can we do while camping?
can be found on our page about Minnesota Camping,
RV Campgrounds in Minnesota
Not everyone wants to camp in a tent or "rough it." Minnesota RV campgrounds
are a wonderful choice for those who want to explore Minnesota campgrounds while enjoying most of the comforts of home.
Campgrounds in Minnesota
are busy from early spring through late fall. And, there are lots of hardy Minnesota visitors and residents who even camp in winter.
Minnesota camping trips
provide an excellent way to see the natural beauties of the state and enjoy plenty of fun activites as well.
There is probably no better bargain for those of us who live in Minnesota than our annual state park sticker for the windshield of our car. Once purchased---and affixed---the permit gives us access to all of our state parks, over and over for a whole year.
There has been a recent improvement to the reservations system for campgrounds in Minnesota. We used to have to wait until spring and then try to jump on the phone to get our reservation in for our favorite campsite. Now reservations can be made year round which really helps in planning your camping in Minnesota adventure!
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