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Family eats lunch together on a campground picnic table at William O'Brien State Park / Paul Vincent

One-of-a-Kind Camping Adventures

Minnesota is full of unforgettable campsites where you can fall asleep under a stellar night sky and wake to the sound of loons. 

From sleeping in a tent on a remote Boundary Waters lake to renting an RV or staying in a yurt, camper cabin or covered wagon, camping is the ideal way to reconnect with nature and explore this spring and summer—and Minnesota is the ideal place to go exploring.

Family camping in the Boundary Waters

Camping in the Boundary Waters is an annual tradition for countless families

Choose Your Own Camping Adventure

Whether you’re ready to go backpacking in the Superior National Forest or prefer the comforts of an RV or camper cabin, a Minnesota camping trip will surely be one to remember.

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Woman stands by her RV with a cup of coffee, basking in the forest scenery

A woman leans against her RV to enjoy a morning cup of coffee while basking in the forest scenery / Andrey Armyagov - stock.adobe.com

RV Camping

RVs can access many remote areas, opening doors to far-flung adventures without the hassle of constantly packing and unpacking. This popular and safe form of camping also happens to be ideal for kids with autism.

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Two mountain bikes parked outside of a yurt in Cuyuna

Cuyuna is one of three Minnesota State Parks where campers can stay in a yurt

Yurt Camping

Modeled after the traditional yurts used by nomads in Central Asia, modern yurts are wood lattice-framed structures with heavy-duty reinforced fabric sides and insulated liners.

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Tent campsite in the Boundary Waters

There are nearly 2,200 peaceful, secluded campsites in the Boundary Waters

Remote Camping

There’s never been a better time to seek out a secluded spot under the stars. Level up your social distancing game at a remote, hike- or canoe-in Minnesota campsite.

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Dogs and woman at campsite

Camping with dogs in the Superior National Forest / Alyssa Hei

Camping with Pets

Treat yourself and your furry companion to a tented night or two amidst Minnesota’s abundant parks, trails and 10,000 lakes.

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Woman bike touring the Mississippi River Trail

Bike tour America's most legendary waterway on the Mississippi River Trail / Min Enterprises

Bike Camping for Beginners

For a beginner-friendly bike camping trip in Minnesota, follow this four-day itinerary along the Mississippi River Trail between Minneapolis and the Iowa border.

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A moose in the woods near Grand Marais

A moose in the mist near Grand Marais / Travis Novitsky

Communing with Wildlife

Tread lightly as you venture into the wilderness to see bald eagles, loons, moose, bears and more native wildlife while camping at a state park, forest or designated wildlife management area.

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Woman at the Minneopa State Park waterfall

Head down the limestone staircase to view Minneopa Falls / Jim Henderson

Hiking

Whether you're conquering limestone bluffs above the Mississippi River, chasing waterfalls on the North Shore of Lake Superior or roaming native prairies in southwest Minnesota, plenty of breathtaking views and trails await.

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A campfire with a cooking grate over the top of it

Cooking

Elevate your campfire cooking game with flavorful, fire-roasted recipes from award-winning Minnesota chef Yia Vang. 

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Dark skies over the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Dark skies over the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in the Superior National Forest / Paul Vincent

Stargazing

After a long day of paddling and portaging in the Boundary Waters, the vast, open skies of northern Minnesota are ideal for viewing the northern lights, milky way and other celestial wonders.

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