Camp Rental
Visit the Camp Fire Web Site

Location: Camp Tanadoona & Camp Bluewater

Camp Fire Minnesota has two beautiful camp areas available for rent for your family/group event. See this website for information.

101 Camping Tips
Visit Web Site

Location: Hiking & Camping Guides

In our high-tech environment it seems like fewer people are getting off the couch and enjoying the great outdoors. Camping is a great way to reconnect with nature. Whatever your preferred method of camping, we have compiled a list of 101 camping tips and hacks to ensure your next trip is a successful one!

Learn Camping Basics - I Can Camp Workshop
Visit the MN Department of Natural Resources Web Site

Location: Variety across Minnesota

Trained crews will be on hand to teach the basics of camping. How to set up tents, start a campfire, and cook outdoors. This is an overnight workshop for the entire family to enjoy. Locations and slide show with frequently asked questions are answered. Click on link for details.

Educational Event

Age Requirements

Equipment Provided

Camping at Baylor Park
Visit the Carver County Parks Web Site

Location: Baylor Park in Carver County

Enjoy a peaceful, convenient family camp experience at Baylor Park. See website for information on fees, rules and how to make reservations.

Outdoor Family Fun - Camping with Kids
Visit the REI Web Site

Location: Your back yard or a camp site nearby

This site will provide you with information on how get started camping, equipment and supplies needed, safety tips and how to plan for an overnight trip.

Visit the Three Rivers Park District Web Site

Location: Baker Park, Cleary Lake Park, Elm Creek Park & Lake Auburn Campgrounds

At three Rivers you find all the fun of camping without the long car trip. Campgrounds at Baker Park Reserve, Carver Park Reserve, and Cleary Lake Regional Park offer amenities for campers seeking a more rustic experience and those who want to maintain some of the creature comforts. See website for Three Rivers Park camping information.

Camping in Anoka County
Visit the Anoka County Parks Web Site

Location: Bunker Hills Regional Park-Andover & Rice Creek Campground-Centerville

Check out this website for all of the information you need for camping in Anoka County.

Visit the Dakota County Parks Web Site

Location: Lake Byllesby. Lebanon Hills, & Whitetail Woods Regional Parks

Dakota County offers three unique campgrounds located within large regional parks for a relaxing weekend getaway or a fun-filled family vacation. See this website for camping information.

Visit the MN Department of Natural Resources Web Site

Location: State parks, recreation areas and forests around MN

Whether you are roughing it in a tent, or taking it easy in a cabin, you can find the perfect spot for a vacation in a Minnesota state park, recreation area or forest. See this website for more information.

Visit the National Park Service - National River and Recreation Area Web Site

Camping in the great outdoors transforms a regular old road trip into an epic experience. So pack up your tent-adventure awaits. See this website for more information about camping and National Park sites around the country.

Camping Info
Visit the REI Web Site

REI is a well of knowledge. Check out this website for loads of great information all about camping!

Camping Reservations
Visit the Washington County Parks Division Web Site

Location: Lake Elmo Park Reserve & St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park-Hastings

Check out this website to make campsite reservations at Lake Elmo Park Reserve or St Croix Bluffs Regional Park in Washington County.

Wilderness Adventures in the Metro Area
Visit the Wilderness Inquiry Web Site

Location: Parks around the Metro Area

The Twin Cities Metro Area offers tremendous outdoor recreational opportunities. Join us in exploring the great city, county, regional, state, and federal park systems in our own backyard. These parks are an excellent choice for creating lasting memories with your family. Join us canoeing, fishing, hiking, camping, and more. Check out this website for more information on camping with Wilderness Inquiry.

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