A-frames near Taylors Falls with showers

Fall in love with forests and rivers during outdoor adventures in Taylors Falls.

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A-frames near Taylors Falls with showers guide


Find the perfect home base to discover the St. Croix River Valley with a campsite near the tiny town of Taylors Falls. Just an hour’s drive from Minneapolis and on the border with Wisconsin, Taylors Falls delivers comfortable city access alongside the charm of small nature towns and the famed St. Croix Riverway. From stunning views at St. Croix Falls Overlook to a hike along Gandy Dancer Trail, campers can find treks and walks for all skill levels. Nearby campsites include RV sites with full hookups, cozy cabins, or tent campsites, all of which can be enjoyed year-round.

Where to go

St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

Campers often look for the waterfall that Taylors Falls was named after—instead, they’re treated to stunning views of rushing water over the St. Croix River Dam. While Taylors Falls doesn’t have a natural waterfall, the dam boasts river views, and hiking opportunities along the St. Croix. Rapids under the Highway 8 bridge make for another great way to admire the powerful river. Stay close to the water in a log cabin or safari tent, and consider making your way further north to Wild River State Park.

Gandy Dancer Trail

Campers can explore 98 miles of the wide, comfortable, car-free, gravel Gandy Dancer Trail that starts in St. Croix and runs north. For a lighter excursion, try the 14-mile Stower Seven Lakes State Trail. Tent campsites in the St. Croix Valley and nearby Interstate State Park make it easy to set up near Gandy Dancer and hike or bike to and from the campsite for a local adventure.

Franconia Sculpture Park

Catch some culture while exploring the outdoors at this 50-acre sculpture park. The free open-air space is accessible to the public with an ever-changing array of works by new artists, and even better, many sculptures are safe to interact with, so kids and adults can enjoy the art walk. Open from 8am to 8pm every day, it’s an ideal spot to hit on a weekend camping trip or last-minute excursions. Find a nearby cabin in the Chisago Lakes for a spacious group stay, or park at an RV campsite and drive to Franconia for a day trip.

When to go

The most popular time to go camping near Taylors Falls is June to late August, when warm weather is comfortable day and night. Spring brings a host of seasonal wildflowers, while vibrant fall colors decorate the trees later in the year—and both seasons offer smaller crowds. Expect snow from late October through mid-April, when nearby terrain parks draw skiers and snowboarders.

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