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The Best Camping in Minneapolis

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

Top camping spots in and near Minneapolis

  • Andover, Minnesota

    Bunker Hills Rustic Loop Campground

    2.36 mi / 128 ft gain
    Bunker Hills Rustic Loop Campground is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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  • Lake Elmo, Minnesota

    Big Bluestem Trail

    2.57 mi / 180 ft gain
    Big Bluestem Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Lake Elmo, Minnesota.
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  • Maple Plain, Minnesota

    Superior Hiking Trail Loop

    6.28 mi / 594 ft gain
    Superior Hiking Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Duluth, Minnesota.
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  • Rogers, Minnesota

    Hike the Crow-Hassan Regional Park Loop

    4 mi / 90 ft gain
    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 park's campgrounds, the simplest way to enjoy it ...
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  • Hastings, Minnesota

    Northern River, Trout Brook and Prairie Loop

    7.64 mi / 909 ft gain
    Northern River, Trout Brook and Prairie Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Afton, Minnesota.
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  • Hastings, Minnesota

    Campground Loop

    2.87 mi / 417 ft gain
    Campground Loop is a 2.8 Campground Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Hastings, Minnesota.
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  • Rockford, Minnesota

    Lake Rebecca

    4.58 mi / 541 ft gain
    Lake Rebecca is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Maple Plain, Minnesota.
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  • Hudson, Wisconsin

    Willow Falls and Nelson Farm Trail Loop

    3.0
    5.92 mi / 463 ft gain
    Willow Falls and Nelson Farm Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Hudson, Wisconsin.
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  • Marine on Saint Croix, Minnesota

    Camp at William O'Brien State Park

    Roughly an hour north of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metro, is William O’Brien State Park. Located on the Saint Croix River, this park is a great place for just getting away from the city lights and into nature. The park has two campgrounds, which are the Savanna and Riverway campgrounds. Eac...
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  • Nerstrand, Minnesota

    Hike Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park

    3.3
    11 mi
    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 south of Minneapolis, the park offers the opportun...
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  • Nerstrand, Minnesota

    Hidden Falls, Fawn, Hope, Beaver, Maple, Big Woods and Fox Loop

    8.16 mi / 778 ft gain
    Hidden Falls, Fawn, Hope, Beaver, Maple, Big Woods and Fox Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Nerstrand, Minnesota.
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  • Taylors Falls, Minnesota

    River Trail Loop

    4.0
    4.32 mi / 285 ft gain
    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 River Trail north, then follow the Old Lodging Tra...
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