Best Camping in Minnesota

Looking for the best camping in Minnesota? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Minnesota. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Hike Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park

    Curious about what Minnesota looked like in pre-settlement times?Then spend the day hiking through Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park, a botanical reserve for the temperate hardwood forest that once covered much of central Minnesota. Located 45 miles ...

    11 miles

  • Explore Minneopa State Park

    Located just five miles west of Mankato, Minnesota, Minneopa State Park is mostly known for its beautiful Minneopa Falls. The word "Minneopa" is derived from the Dakota language meaning "water falling twice". To access the falls, begin at the st...

    0.5 miles

  • Hike to the Bear Lake Overlook

    Leave from the carpark on Superior Hiking Trail. The trail climbs a little before descending into a valley and winding around the hills.In about 2.5 miles, you will reach a clearing with an overlook above Bean Lake. Some people camp here, but the ...

  • Camp at Whitewater State Park

    Whitewater State Park is at the cusp of bluff country, straddling the Whitewater River, a small tributary of the Mississippi. Spring and Autumn are the best times to visit. In Spring you'll hit wildflower season when the forest glades in the depth...

  • Hike to Wolf Creek Falls

    Just off of Highway 35 near Sandstone, Minnesota, Banning State Park provides several areas to explore including the Kettle River, Historic Sandstone Quarry, and my favorite - Wolf Creek Falls.While the Kettle River is a popular attraction for hik...

    1.2 miles

  • Hike in Wild River State Park

    Wild River State Park, located about 55 miles northeast of Minneapolis, is a fantastic getaway and caters to a wide-variety of visitors. If you have an afternoon and are looking for an easy hike through a variety of natural environments, take The ...

  • Hike to High Falls and Two Step Falls

    Located within Tettegouche State Park, High Falls of the Baptism river is the highest waterfall entirely in Minnesota (High Falls of the Pigeon River is higher, but half of it lies on the Ontario border). The High Falls are one of the major high...

    3 miles

  • Camp on Star Island, MN

    Star Island is located on Cass Lake in Northern Minnesota.Camping on the island is a great experience, it is usually very secluded; it is not a remote location during the day, but after 6 pm, the island is usually empty besides the few (lucky) peo...

  • Backcountry Camp at Glacial Lakes SP

    Glacial Lakes State Park is located on the easternmost border of the once immense prairie that covered much of the Great Plains. This prairie oasis gives visitors a taste of what traveling across the that treeless wilderness would have been like f...

    4 miles 200 ft gain

  • Walk Across the Mississippi River in Itasca SP

    At the Headwaters Trailhead there is a visitor center, bathrooms and a large interactive station for kids and adults to learn interesting facts about the Mississippi and the history of the area. The hike itself is just over a mile and completely f...

    1 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike to Devil's Kettle

    For those who enjoy waterfalls, the Devil's Kettle waterfall is a must see. The Devil's Kettle trail will lead you to perhaps one of Minnesota's most unusual waterfalls along the North Shore. This waterfall of the Brule River is unique in that t...

    2 miles

  • Hike the Crow-Hassan Regional Park Loop

    Crow-Hassan Park Reserve is the largest prairie based park in the Twin Cities metro area. Although there are many ways to experience Crow-Hassan including horseback riding, canoeing on the scenic Crow River, or even staying the night in one of the...

    4 miles 90 ft gain