The best camping near Icelandic State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Icelandic adventure.

100% (7 reviews)
100% (7 reviews)

Discover Icelandic State Park's rich heritage and diverse outdoor activities.  

Popular ways to camp

The best camping near Icelandic State Park guide



Located on the north shore of Lake Renwick near the US/Canadian border, Icelandic State Park is high on heritage and natural beauty. The Pioneer Heritage Center here is a great place to learn the fascinating stories of pioneers and several historic buildings within the park. There’s also the Gunlogson Homestead and Natural Preserve, a 200-acre natural wooded area with rare plants and wildlife that include the ladyfern, water arum, and two-seeded sedge, piliated woodpecker, western wood pewee, and the finescale dace. There are three miles of trails here for hiking and cross-country skiing. The Gunlogson Arboretum Nature Preserve is another option to keep you busy. It’s an arboretum and nature preserve that lies on both banks of the Tongue River and feature many mature elm and basswood trees.

Notable campgrounds

  • Pine Cabin: Nestled in the North Loop Campground, this cozy retreat is perfect for a family escape into nature.
  • Aspen Cabin: Located in the South Loop Campground, Aspen offers a serene setting for a restful park stay.
  • Oak Cabin: Situated in the West Loop Campground, Oak Cabin provides a tranquil woodland experience.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, as reservations can be made 95 days in advance from your desired stay date.
  • Be flexible with your dates to increase your chances of securing a spot.
  • Consider staying mid-week when campsites are less in demand.
  • Explore nearby camping options if your preferred site is unavailable.

When to go

The best time to visit Icelandic State Park is during the summer months when the weather is warm and all park facilities are open. Winter offers a serene, snowy landscape ideal for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, though some amenities may be limited. Spring and fall can be unpredictable with changing weather conditions.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast and prepare for changing conditions, especially if you're visiting in spring or fall.
  • Remember that pets are welcome but must remain on a leash, with off-leash areas available in the park.
  • For cabin stays, bring your own bedding and towels as they are not provided.
  • Smoking and game or fish cleaning are not allowed in cabins; contact park staff for alternative arrangements.
  • Be aware of park hours and plan your visit accordingly; most facilities are open from 8:30am to 5pm.

Top cities near Icelandic State Park

Safety at Hipcamp

Inclusion Policy
Inclusion Policy
Inclusion Policy
Hipcamp Hand

Safety partners

Recreate Responsibly

About us

Hipcamp is the most comprehensive resource for beautiful private campsites.

Discover and reserve tent camping, RV parks, cabins, treehouses, and glamping.

Download the Hipcamp App

Hipcamp is created with ❤️ and hope for our future.