The campsite we stayed at was OK. Very close to neighbors and they were loud. Not much privacy but I am used to hike-in sites so that may be wear my feelings are steming from. MN Hiking Club Trail was very nice. Get ready to have wet feet though! There are two water bridge crossings and the waters were high when we were there.
Very quiet and secluded state park. Comfortable and rustic.
Carley State Park is located near Whitewater State Park in southeastern Minnesota. Carley state park is extremely neglected. When walking through the trails, they were overgrown and the bridges were broken down and dangerous. This park could be great with a little TLC.
There is no running water FYI!!! But it's a pretty place
We went to Carley State Park for a short day outing from Whitewater State Park. Less than 10 minutes away, it's a cozier, smaller campground with a more private and deeper part of the River. I would think you could start floating/canoeing here and end up at Whitewater State Park by boat. We went on the Wildflower hike, and saw many flowers and berries even in the middle of July. The camp sites were a bit smaller, but all were heavily shaded, private, and would be enough for 1 tent or small RV. There was a huge green space and pavilion so family gatherings or day picnics would be perfectly accommodated. This would be the perfect spot for cross country skiing in the winter.