Description

Remotely located among the riparian confines of Lake Maria, this campground's numerous walk-in style, primitive campsites offer backpackers the ultimate distraction-free outdoor experience. And, make sure to bring a pair of comfortable hiking boots because each site’s at least a mile’s hike from the place's parking area. Once you're in, though, nature is all yours to enjoy.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
19
Access
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 50 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Beach
Forest
Lake
Cave
Desert
Hot spring
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Snow sports
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper Sammi
Sammi
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 21st, 2015

Great cross country ski trails in the winter!

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Hipcamper Arielle
Arielle
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 27th, 2016

For Twin Cities dwellers, this park is a backpacker's paradise close to home. It's less than one hour from Minneapolis, and offers 17 secluded backpack sites, with covered latrines. You only have to hike-in between 0.5 and 2 miles to most sites, but it offers the privacy and peacefulness of a much more remote camping spot. There are plenty of hiking trails, although some overlap with horse trails (so watch out for poop!). Just don't forget to bring toilet paper :) This site is also habitat for many amphibians and reptiles, including the endangered blandings turtle. I highly recommend.

Hipcamper paula
paula
recommends this listing.
February 20th, 2017

If hiking to the cabins in the winter , don't forget to bring water and wearing ice cleats or yaktrax is very helpful as some of the trails that lead to your destination will have icy inclines .

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Park
Lake Maria State Park
State
Minnesota
Phone Number
763-878-2325
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
45.313° N, 93.948° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Hike In: 17 Sites
(Up to people per site)
$50/night
Tent Only - Group: 2 Sites
(Up to 50 people per site)