The best camping near Blue Mounds State Park

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River Road Campground Luverne

19 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents13 acres · Luverne, MN
This is a new campground to Rock County near Luverne, MN. This property is known as the "boy scouts" by the locals. When we were kids we spent time on this property riding bike, horses, and exploring. We have turned this 13 acre property into 22 site campground that we are excited to share with you. Check out Sweet Retreat a house for rent. Call 605-254-5450 for details. (also available on Airbnb/VRBO) (Sweet Retreat, 5 bedrooms, 2 bath) Nestled in a bed of trees just 2 miles from I-90 and 1/4 mile South of the Luverne City Park. This campground has 12 sites with rural water and 20,30&50 amp electric at every site. Dump Station. 8 Full Hook Up Sites (Sewer, Water, Electric) Two small ponds and shade trees. Wifi. Shower House/Bathrooms. Campers can enjoy the quiet place to relax and enjoy nature and wildlife, a perfect place for bird watching. We also have a paved bike trial that connects to the campground that leads to miles of trials around Luverne and out to the State park.
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Camping on private lake

10 sites · Tents8 acres · Westbrook, MN
This property has 4 camp spots. Sites 1 and 4 have a boat landing. All sites have shades trees that can hold hammocks. All sites are right next to the lake. Site 3 has a dock that all can use. There is excellent swimming with a sandy bottom at the south end of the lake. The lake is stocked with perch in 2024 but has walleye, northern, bass as well. It is also close to many lakes that are good for fishing. I have a 14' fishing boat with trolling motor, a paddle boat, 2 kayaks, and canoe for campers to use for free. Firewood is available for $5/day. There is some hiking on the property and much near by. Biking is also good with small lakes nearby to visit. The camping here is very peaceful with wonderful views and the wildlife is awesome! 120 volt power is at all sites and 220 can reach sites 2 and 3. There is warm showers and flushing toilets. Also all sites are drive through on hard ground grass. Grates are provided for cooking over the fire. There is Wi-Fi internet that reaches sites 1-3
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The Specialty Crop

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Hudson, SD
The Specialty Crop sits on 5 rural acres in the southeastern corner of South Dakota. We are a farmstead committed to sowing a meaningful life for special people, of all abilities. We cultivate community through farm experiences and special food. Our small-scale, working farm is surrounded by rolling hills and farm fields. Enjoy the farmstead strolling paths, gardens, and our friendly chickens, cats and dog. Experience the curated natural surroundings including bird watching, bugs and prairie habitat. Watch the sun rise from your camp site and stargaze our dark skies. Keep coming back to watch the evolution of our farm dreams as we build the mission of The Specialty Crop~ ask us more!
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The best camping near Blue Mounds State Park guide



The towering 100-foot Sioux quartzite cliffs that preside over Blue Mounds State Park might be more pink than blue, but whatever the hue, they provide a dramatic backdrop for hikers. Fifteen miles of hiking trails lead the way to cliff-top viewpoints where you watch wild bison grazing on the prairies or gaze out over fields of wildflowers, and the rocky landscapes also harbor some challenging mountain biking and rock-climbing trails. When it’s time to set up camp, choose from drive-in or cart-in sites at Blue Mounds Campground, some with electric hookups, or snag one of the two seasonal tipis.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve one of the park’s 87 campsites (40 with electric hookups) or tipis in advance via the Minnesota State Parks website. 
  2. Campsite reservations open 120 days in advance, and same-day bookings are possible. 
  3. Campsites, and especially tipis, book up as fast for summer and holiday weekends. Book your spot at least three months in advance to avoid disappointment.

When to go

Whether hiking and biking through summer, or snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in winter, Blue Mounds welcomes adventurers through all four seasons. Come in spring to spot bison calves or in late summer to admire the prairie wildflowers at their most colorful. High season runs from April through the end of October, and some campsites and amenities may be unavailable through the low season.

Know before you go

  • Blue Mounds State Park is located 65 miles southwest of Marshall or about a 1-hour 10-minute drive. The park entrance is on County Road 20, about a mile from Minnesota Highway 75.
  • Vehicle permits are required for all Minnesota state parks, in addition to camping reservation fees. Permits can be purchased in advance via the Minnesota State Parks website.
  • Facilities at Blue Mounds State Park include a Park Office with a gift shop (firewood and ice also available in season), restrooms (flush toilets only in season), a picnic area with a playground, and a sanitary dump station. There’s wifi available at the campground in season.
  • Prickly pear cactus blooms in June and July, so make sure to stick to the trails.
  • Pets are welcome at the park but must be kept on a six-foot leash.
  • There are accessible campsites, restrooms, trails, and picnic areas at Blue Mounds State Park.

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