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. We have also moved a house west of the campground that is 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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Edge Hill

4 sites · RVs1 acre · Luverne, MN
We are located on The Lake in the city Luverne with easy access to swimming, fishing and the Luverne Loop 8 mile walking and biking trail system. Full hookup with WiFi available. Access to kayaks, firewood and the man made Lake. Quiet area with quick access to all amenities inside the City of Luverne.
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The Larson Campground

8 sites · Lodging, Tents13 acres · Garretson, SD
Welcome to the Larson Homestead! Our 13.5 acres has a lovely view of the pasture, creek, and surrounding farms. We have pet goats, cows, chickens, dogs, cats, and kittens! Depending on when you come you could witness baby chicks hatching or baby goats being born or bottled. The goats are super friendly and love to be petted or fed. You can wander around the pasture and creek during your stay. There are many RV spots with the power along with a pool! Firewood is available on site. We reserve the right to prohibit fires if we feel it’s too dry or windy. A picnic shelter is available to use for assistance if extra bedding or space is needed. The picnic shelter is equipped with a loft along with refrigeration, stove, oven, microwave, soon, shower, and a toilet. Next to the picnic shelter is a large area to have a bonfire where you can grill food or just relax around and enjoy the scenery! Along with your stay, we provide being big boards and bags for your entertainment along with a stereo for music. If your family is traveling with four wheelers or dirt bikes we have a large area to explore along with a man-made track that is on the edge of the yard. We are located 11 miles north off of interstate 90. We are 15 miles from Sioux Falls And 6 miles from Garretson (where you have the opportunity to visit Devils Gulch, Split Rock Park, or Palisades State Park!) We have a large area for children to run and play including three different places in the sandbox. Our animals would love to meet you!
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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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