With no major bodies of water or historical sites in the park, Nerstrand Big Woods Campground sees fewer visitors than other campgrounds in the area. That’s good news for you—the campground is quiet and almost always has open sites. Take a stroll through the wildflower garden with its rare dwarf trout lily, and you won’t want to miss Hidden Falls, a splendid waterfall surrounded by woodlands.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
54 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

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Wildlife watching


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Hipcamper Melissa
Melissa L.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 22nd, 2015

Do not let rain keep you off the trails. Bring your tall hiking boots or rain boots and get out on the trails in the north end of the park. The forest comes alive!

Hipcamper Shantel
Shantel R.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 20th, 2017

Do Not camp at the "walk in" sites, unless you do not like peace and quiet. I will never return to the walk in sites here because they're directly across from group sites and it was so loud and obnoxious.

Hipcamper Tom S.
recommends this listing.
March 20th, 2018
Nerstrand Big Woods State Park
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44.344° N, 93.103° W
Tent Only - Hike In: 4 Sites
(Up to people per site)
Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 3 Sites
(Up to people per site)
Tent / RV / Trailer: 47 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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