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The best camping near Lake Cochrane Recreation Area

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

Discover Lake Cochrane's serene waters and vibrant outdoor activities.  

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Suzanne F.’s Land

3 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Marietta, MN
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Moon valley camping

1 site · Lodging56 acres · Montevideo, MN
Hi, located in the heart of the Minnesota river valley. This wooden tent offers a unique camping retreat. Seclusion, privacy and river front access within walking distance of boat landing and in town amenities like gas stations and the like.
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The Auntie's Grove at Moonstone

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents240 acres · Montevideo, MN
Moonstone is a perennial polyculture (no annual crops, lots of diversity) on the bluffland of the Upper Minnesota River Valley.  A family-based farm specializing in grass-fed organic beef production, we also maintain a vineyard, an edible forest, farmstore, farmstay guest cottage and a full-shade camping area, the Auntie's Grove within walking distance of our pond, little beach, water points and restrooms.
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The best camping near Lake Cochrane Recreation Area guide



Get out your swimming outfit, because we’ve got a place for you. The Lake Cochrane Recreation Area is snuggled in between Lake Cochrane and Lake Oliver, and it covers 88 acres of outdoor fun. The lake is positively delightful, with clear, spring-fed waters that are almost magnetic in their awesomeness. The boat ramp makes getting into the water easy peasy, and there’s a fishing pole checkout if you don’t have your own. There’s more to the area than water, though! The campsites are plentiful, there’s a rental cabin available, and exploring by foot or bike is always an option. There’s also a playground for the kiddos, but if you want to bust out your monkey bar moves, we’re in total support.

When to go

The ideal time to visit Lake Cochrane Recreation Area is during the warm summer months, from June to August, when the park is in full bloom and the lake's waters are inviting. Conversely, the winter season can be quite harsh, with limited access and activities due to snow and ice.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast before your visit to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience amid the park's natural beauty.
  • Be aware of park hours, which typically run from 8:30am to 5pm, to plan your activities accordingly.
  • Remember to pack essentials like water, sunscreen, and insect repellent for a comfortable outing.
  • Stay informed about any trail closures or area restrictions that may be in effect during your visit.
  • Accessibility options are available; contact the park's customer service for specific needs and inquiries.

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