Fun Summer Campgrounds in Minnesota

Minnesota is a great place to call home… and it’s also a great place to take a little time away from home! This summer, get out and experience the great outdoors in Minnesota. Whether you’re an experienced camper, or it’s your very first time, we suggest trying it at least once! The Minnesota camping environment offers sites that range from full electrical and water hookups to nesting deep in the woods. No matter your experience, or expectation, take a little trip away from home this summer!


Spirit Mountain

9500 Spirit Mountain Place

Duluth, MN 55810


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Spirit Mountain is nestled in a forest on the western high point of Duluth, MN. The campground overlooks Lake Superior & the St. Louis Bay. The campground offers walk-in tenting as well as 73 campsites with fire pits, picnic tables and electricity. Thirty-nine sites have water hook-ups, and two shower buildings offer 24-hour convenience.

Activities :

  • Hiking & Biking Trails
  • Aerial Lift Bridge
  • Spirit Mountain Adventure Park
  • Timber Twister- Alpine Coaster
  • Timber Flyer- Zip Line
  • 9 Hole Mini Golf Course
  • Scenic Chairlift Rides
  • Riverside Bar & Grill (Year-Round Restaurant)
  • Downtown Duluth
  • Canal Park, Bayfront Park, the Lakewalk, shopping

Bluff Valley Campground

61297 Bluff Valley Rd.

Zumbro Falls, MN 55991

(800) 226-7282

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Bluff Valley Campground is tucked within the South Eastern Minnesota bluffs along the Zumbro river. The campground offers 275 water and electric sites.


  • Inner Tubing
  • Driving Range
  • Hiking Trails
  • Karaoke
  • Arcade
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skate Park
  • Ceramics, movies, arts & crafts
  • Live Music

Bear Head Lake State Park

9301 Bear Head State Park Road

Ely, MN 55731

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Bear Head Lake State Park is located right on the edge of the wilderness near Ely. The location means you might see a black bear or nesting eagles and hear wolves or moose in their natural habitat. Bear Head Lake State Park offers 73 Semi-Modern Sites, 45 Electric Sites, 4 Backpack Sites, 2 Canoe Sites, and 1 Group Camp Site. The campground also offers a few cabins, and shower and toilet facilities.

Afton State Park

6959 Peller Avenue South

Hastings, MN 55033

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Want a workout before you even get to your campsite? Throw all your gear on your back and hike through the beautiful prairie to reach your site in the bluffs of the St. Croix River. Camping in Afton State Park is truly “roughing it” with no flush toilets and no showers. The campground is close to the cities, but you get a true sense of the wild.


  • Hiking the river bluffs
  • Swimming Beach
  • Four-Stage Geo-Cache

Whitewater State Park

19041 Highway 74

Altura, MN 55910

(507) 932-3007

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Whitewater Sate Park is situated in the picturesque limestone bluffs and deep ravines. The park is over 2,700 acres and full of wildlife. The campsite offers everything from tent sites to cabins.


  • Sandy Swimming Beach
  • Hiking Trails- Multiple Levels
  • Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing (Winter)
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Visitor Center (Self-Guided or Guided Tours)

Happy Camping!




One thought on “Fun Summer Campgrounds in Minnesota”

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