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About Nerstrand Big Woods State Park
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ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Nerstrand Big Woods State Park is located in Minnesota
44.342 N
-93.108 W
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16 Reviews of Nerstrand Big Woods State Park
A southern MN getaway

Beautiful views, not too crowded, nearby waterfall

Nice campground middle of Minnesota

This is a Nice campground middle of Minnesota. Surprising place in the middle of farm country. Very nice campground and lots of walking trails. Great for leaf peeping.

Group Camp

We stayed in the group campground for a Cub Scouting event. It's just a bit of a walk from the main campground and opposite of some very beautiful walk-in sites. The group campground has an open space to play games as well as wooded areas all around. There are vault toilets that are well kept. The hiking trails are well taken care of and far enough away from the Hidden Falls the capture the beauty of the state park, but close enough for a group of elementary age kids to manage. The walk-in sites are nested within the trees, far enough away from group sites for privacy but without a long distance to carry gear. The state park itself is only 10 miles away from a neighboring city with ample shopping resources available. Small gas and convenience store within the town of Nerstrand.

Nerstrand big woods

Hidden water falls and some what secluded sites. Beautiful weekend with nice trails.

Not too shabby

Nerstrand is a good state park located outside of Fairbault, MN. Nerstrand is wet accommodating to camper with large, slightly wooded sites and nice bathroom facilities. Nertrand is lacking good secluded walking trails. Majority of trails come together into the main trail. The main trail doesn’t have much support especially when it is muddy. They do have a nice waterfall to visit but that is the main attraction.

Great camping and hiking

This state park has pretty secluded campsites. The bathroomd and showers are very clean and nice. They have a little park for kids as well. The hiking was my favorite park. They had great trails through the woods as well as down to the river with a pretty waterfall. The trails were a decent length and pretty! Dogs are welcome on a leash. The only bummer (like several other state parks) is no hammocks allowed due to destruction of tree bark. Other than that it was a nice park!

Nice relaxing campground

This campground has nice big trees throughout the park and many trails to hike on that lead to a waterfall. I’ve camped at this park several times and enjoy each time we go.


Beautiful campground. Definitely would go back.

Jesse James Days

A friend and I stayed here over Jesse James Day (Northfield; 20 minute drive; $30 cab ride). The trails near and around the campground itself were great! We had gotten a ton of rain the week before, so the big woods trails were too swampy to hike unfortunately. The facilities were nice and the campground wasn’t overly crowded; larger sites, but not much privacy. The falls are pretty and that trail is really beautiful.

Wet overnight in the walk in sites

Did a overnight in The rain at one of the walk ins. Great area. Everything you need close at hand. Wonderful trails and waterfall too.