Beautiful Minnesota campgrounds include hundreds of scenic camping spots in our lovely Minnesota State Parks and National Forest campgrounds.
Many of our favorite family photos were taken in these stunning vacation spots.
Camping in Minnesota is a wonderful way to enjoy the what our state is known for: pristine wilderness and the 10,000 lakes filled with our famous "sky blue waters."
The most famous of our Minnesota campgrounds is located in our oldest state park: Itasca State Park.
Our "family favorite" far north Minnesota campground is at Zippel Bay State Park. On the shores of Lake of the Woods, this state campground on the Minnesota/Canada border offers a secluded setting and is never crowded.
Wildlife abounds in the one-million acre wilderness surrounding Zippel Bay. You are likely to see white pelicans, bald eagles, loons, osprey, deer, mink, a variety of ducks, black bear and, occasionally, the elusive grey wolf! Bird-watching is spectacular in this area in the spring and summer months.
Zippel Bay State Park has a sugar sand swimming beach and a nice picnic area for day trips.
Wilderness camping is best in our National Forest campgrounds.
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.
Our favorite campground in the southern part of Minnesota is at Frontenac State Park
This birdwatcher's paradise overlooks the Mississippi River. A picnic area along the edge of the bluffs offers beautiful, panoramic vistas of Lake Pepin and the Mississippi River Valley.
More than 260 species of birds have been recorded here including: warblers, hawks, waterfowl and shorebirds. Bald eagles are commonly seen in the fall, winter and spring. A few eagles even nest in the area.
Frontenac has numerous other wildlife including deer, raccoon, opossum, red fox, coyote, woodchuck, various ground squirrels, beaver and wild turkey.
One landmark in the park, In-Yan-Teopa, a giant rock on the edge of the bluff, is believed to have religious importance to American Indians.
Take all the details of our state parks with you as you travel. Download our Minnesota State Parks E-Book
If tenting is not to your liking, you can fully enjoy our beautiful Minnesota campgrounds at many of the state's RV Campgrounds
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