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The 20 best camping spots in Minnesota.

Welcome to the land o' lakes, where a Superior-ity complex isn't such a bad thing.

Huntersville Forest Landing Campground

1. Huntersville Forest Landing Campground

If you think that amenities are for hotels only, then come check yourself in to Huntersville Forest Landing Campground and have your world turned...

Shell City Horse Campground

2. Shell City Horse Campground

There’s plenty to keep equestrians and non-equestrians alike busy in the Huntersville State Forest, and both groups co-exist happily in this little...

Wanna know a secret? Minnesota has more miles of shoreline than California, Florida and Hawaii combined. Find your spot among Minnesota's state parks for the ultimate lake getaway—whether you're looking for tranquil, secluded shores on which to pitch your tent, or easy access to boating and fishing, there's no shortage of options here. For the best tent camping in Minnesota, Read more...
Wanna know a secret? Minnesota has more miles of shoreline than California, Florida and Hawaii combined. Find your spot among Minnesota's state parks for the ultimate lake getaway—whether you're looking for tranquil, secluded shores on which to pitch your tent, or easy access to boating and fishing, there's no shortage of options here. For the best tent camping in Minnesota, hit up Superior National Forest, where you can dry off on endless miles of hiking trails through the deep, green woods or get lost in the rustic natural beauty of northern Minnesota. Find yourself in a tiny cabin in the woods, a spacious lakeside yurt, or even bring a horse along to one of Minnesota's equestrian campsites. The summers are hot and the winters are frigid, but with beautiful fall foliage, temperate springs, and plenty of winter activities to keep you busy on the lake, camping in Minnesota is a year-round adventure.
Shell City Landing Campground

3. Shell City Landing Campground

Huntersville State Forest is a pretty fantastic alternative to the popular Itasca State Park, so be sure to head this way to seek out some serenity...

Rock Lake Campground

4. Rock Lake Campground

Rock Lake Campground is a large, primitive campground in central Minnesota. Get there early for a prime spot—13 of the campsites are on the shores...

Minnesota has some of the Earth's oldest rocks, gneisses that are about 3.6 billion years old (80 percent as old as the planet).
Mantrap Lake Campground

5. Mantrap Lake Campground

Campers at Mantrap Lake Campground have tons of options. Visitors love swimming in the refreshing waters of Mantrap Lake. Cast a line and try your...

Walter E. Stark Assembly Area and Horse Campground

6. Walter E. Stark Assembly Area and Horse Campground

Equestrians will love this horse camp in central Minnesota. There is plenty of parking for horse trailers at this large, primitive camp. Head out...

Minnesota has so many lakes that it needs repeats. You'll find 123 Rice Lakes, 154 Long Lakes and 201 Mud Lakes.
Gull Lake Campground

7. Gull Lake Campground

Think of this as a two-for-one deal: when you pitch a tent at Gull Lake Campground, you’ll actually be super close to a lake AND a river. In...

Crosslake Campground

8. Crosslake Campground

What do you get when you cross a wooded forest setting with a sparkling lake? Crosslake Campground! The campsites here are mostly shaded beneath a...

For every six Minnesotans, there's one recreational boat, giving Minnesota the highest boat per capita rate in the US.
Stony Point Campground

9. Stony Point Campground

Does the name “Leech Lake” sound like a fun place to spend some time outside? Trick question… it totally is a great place to get away from it all....

Gulch Lake Campground

10. Gulch Lake Campground

Gulch Lake Campground is within steps of three lakes—Nelson Lake, Lake 21, and Bass Lake—so take your pick! Launch your boat on the placid waters...

The Land of 10,000 lakes actually has 11,842.
Greer Lake Campground

11. Greer Lake Campground

Greer Lake’s Campground is next to the public landing, so you can drive up to your campsite, set up camp, and then get that boat of yours into the...

Hungryman Lake Campground

12. Hungryman Lake Campground

At Hungryman Lake’s campgrounds in Two Inlets State Forest—you WILL be hungry, after a day full of swimming, boating, and fishing on the gorgeous...

Clint Converse Campround

13. Clint Converse Campround

What’s your favorite outdoor activity? You can probably do it here at Clint Converse Campground. Set up camp along the shores of Washburn Lake. The...

Crow Wing Campground

14. Crow Wing Campground

The historic Crow Wing State Park Campground is the only campground in Crow Wing State Park. As picture-perfect as a Laura Ingalls Wilder novel,...

Mabel Lake Campground

15. Mabel Lake Campground

Which way to the beach? Well, when you’re camping at Mabel Lake, it’ll never be very far! If you can tear yourself away from the pristine, soft,...

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Cuyuna Country Campground

16. Cuyuna Country Campground

The Portsmouth Campground is everything you’d want a campground to be. Nestled on a lake with panoramic views, you can enjoy swimming, fishing and...

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Baker and White Oak Lake Campground

17. Baker and White Oak Lake Campground

There are two dispersed camping sites at Baker and White Oak Lake Campground. If you’re into off-roading, bring your ATV and head to the Moose...

Leech Lake Campground

18. Leech Lake Campground

Come by wheels or water—either way, Leech Lake Campground is the perfect place to chill for a night or two. Nestled beneath the trees of the...

South Pike Bay Campground

19. South Pike Bay Campground

South Pike Bay Campground is another fabulous option when it comes to finding waterlogged adventure on Cass Lake. The mixed hardwood forest...

Pine Ridge Campground

20. Pine Ridge Campground

Bring the entire family to Pine Ridge Campground! This large, developed campground has a playground for the little ones, and kids of all ages will...