Minnesota is by no means short on beautiful places for camping. We have some of the most stunning natural beauty in the country and offer a plethora of places for nature and camping enthusiasts to enjoy. In fact, Minnesota is home to 58 different State Forests! Most of these offer scenic camp spots and tend to be less crowded than the State Parks.

Most of the Stat Forest camp spots are also more primitive. Offering non-electrical campsites and a more natural surrounding. These are perfect for getting back in touch with nature!

State Parks on the other hand tend to offer a somewhat more “modern” take on camping, with electrical hookups and a few more amenities,.

If you are looking for somewhere to spend a weekend camping, no matter how primitive you want it,  then these are the 5 best places to camp in Minnesota.

Bear Head Lake State Park

This stunning camping location is but a stone’s throw from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  With miles of shoreline to explore, picturesque swimming locations, fishing holes, and trails to hit, you won’t have a shortage of things to do while camping here.

The campground features 73 sites total, 45 of them with electricity, showers and restrooms, as well as boat accessibility, cabins, and a rustic group camping site.

Woodenfrog Campground

Located in the Kabetogama State Forest, this is a pristine campsite offering a primitive and picturesque surrounding, perfect for the true nature lover. With 61 non-electrical sites, you will be able to fully enjoy an immersive natural experience.

Offering on a first-come first-served basis, Woodenfrog boasts  being one of the few drive-in campgrounds offering access to the water-fed  Voyagers National Park. So paddle, drive, or hike by for a stunning campground worthy of being one  of the top five in the state.

Glendalough State Park

This natural beauty offers something for everyone. Camping, swimming, fishing and boating are just a few things you can do at this State Park. Nestled in Western Minnesota among the prairie, hardwood forest and four lakes, this is a favorite for campers of all ages.

Featuring 22 cart-in campsite, four cabins, and a shower house in the main portion of the campground, as well as two yurts located in the State park. Glendalough is one of only three other parks in the state to offer these yurt accommodations.

Stony Point Resort

Stony Point offers a variety of camping options. With available RV campsites, stunning modern cabins, and more rural tent sites, there is something to appeal to everyone.  Located in the Northwoods, just minutes from the town of Cass Lake, this Minnesota lake resort and campground has been proudly serving families since 1939!

They also have a restaurant and lounge for those who want a more relaxed luxury experience!

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Offering some spectacular views of the Lake Superior and the Split Rock Lighthouse, this North Shore park offers 20 cart in sites ( two are wheelchair accessible). You can enjoy the scenic views, use the restrooms and showers provided by the park, all while getting back in touch with nature.

Campers can hike up to the lighthouse ( which offers tours as well), or take a stroll along the lake’s rocky shore. The scenery and stunning lighthouse makes this one of the best campsites in Minnesota!

So there you have it! Five Must visit campsites in Minnesota!

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