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Places to Camp near Bay Lake, MN

Whether you're a tent camper, an RVer, or just passing through, Bay Lake, MN has a lot to offer. Aside from great camping spots, you'll find hiking and many more outdoor experiences. Thinking of traveling with kids? You're in luck—Bay Lake is surrounded by family-friendly activities. Ready to plan your adventure? Check out our campgrounds near Bay Lake and user-submitted reviews.

Best Camping Sites Near Bay Lake, MN (156)

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    Camper-submitted photo from Crow Wing State Park Campground
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    1.

    Crow Wing State Park Campground

    22 Reviews
    82 Photos
    38 Saves
    Baxter, Minnesota
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $21 / night

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    Camper-submitted photo from True North Basecamp
    Camper-submitted photo from True North Basecamp
    Camper-submitted photo from True North Basecamp
    Camper-submitted photo from True North Basecamp
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    True North Basecamp

    9 Reviews
    23 Photos
    29 Saves
    Crosby, Minnesota
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
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    Camper-submitted photo from Red Rider Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Rider Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Rider Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Rider Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Rider Resort

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    Red Rider Resort

    7 Reviews
    16 Photos
    36 Saves
    Crosby, Minnesota
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Father Hennepin State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Father Hennepin State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Father Hennepin State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Father Hennepin State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Father Hennepin State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Father Hennepin State Park Campground

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    Father Hennepin State Park Campground

    17 Reviews
    62 Photos
    60 Saves
    Isle, Minnesota
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Mille Lacs Kathio Petaga Campground — Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mille Lacs Kathio Petaga Campground — Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mille Lacs Kathio Petaga Campground — Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mille Lacs Kathio Petaga Campground — Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mille Lacs Kathio Petaga Campground — Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mille Lacs Kathio Petaga Campground — Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
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    Cuyuna Range Campground

    7 Reviews
    12 Photos
    4 Saves
    Cuyuna, Minnesota

    Welcome to Cuyuna Range Campground - opening June 30, 2023! We offer private, spacious campsites on a nightly basis to recreational camping vehicles (RCVs) such as motor homes, fifth-wheel trailers and travel trailers. The campground does not have a separate bath/shower house so tent camping is not available and all RCVs staying at the campground must be equipped with their own bathroom.

    Cuyuna Range Campground is located in the heart of Cuyuna Country - located within a 10-minute drive of the nearby cities of Crosby, Cuyuna, Deerwood, Emily and Ironton as well as the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, mountain biking trails and ATV trails. We are your home base to come back to after exploring all the area has to offer for restaurants, shopping, activities and adventures. Relax, laugh and enjoy time with your friends and family in the beauty of nature! Cuyuna Range Campground is a place for you to rejuvenate in the privacy of your own wooded campsite.

    Cuyuna Range Campground offers 17 private, wooded and level campsites, all with full hook-ups (water, septic and electric (20/30/50 amp)) - the only campground of its kind in the Cuyuna Area! Each campsite is 40' wide x 60' deep (with at least 30' of woods in between each site) giving you plenty of privacy. No overcrowding here! Each of our sites accommodate RCVs up to 50' in length and provide use of a picnic table and fire pit with grill attachment. There is a class 5 pad on which to park and a grassy area to stretch out and relax in (bags game anyone?).

    We live in the Cuyuna area so are available if you have any questions or issues and we'd love to make recommendations for restaurants, shops or activities! There is so much to explore and experience and we look forward to hosting you!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $57 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Holiday Resort and Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Holiday Resort and Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Holiday Resort and Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Holiday Resort and Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Holiday Resort and Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Holiday Resort and Campground

    7.

    Camp Holiday Resort and Campground

    5 Reviews
    6 Photos
    26 Saves
    Bay Lake, Minnesota
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $30 - $66 / night

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    Camper-submitted photo from Gull Lake Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Gull Lake Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Gull Lake Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Gull Lake Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Gull Lake Recreation Area

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    Gull Lake Recreation Area

    9 Reviews
    35 Photos
    79 Saves
    Baxter, Minnesota

    Overview

    Gull Lake Recreation Area offers something for everyone with boating, hiking, fishing and swimming at Minnesota's famous Gull Lake, the largest of the 10 lakes on the Gull Chain of Lakes. Visitors have the opportunity to see and hear an abundance of watchable wildlife like bald eagles, white-tailed deer, river otters, a variety of songbirds, and the legendary call of the loon.

    Recreation

    Anglers will delight in the large population of fish including stocked walleye, northern pike, bass and a variety of panfish. Boaters can access crystal clear waters throughout the chain of lakes and enjoy the peaceful sunsets overlooking the woods. Hit the self-guided interpretive trail for a short hike with wildlife watching and scenic overlooks along the lake. Hop on your bike on the City of East Gull Lake's paved multi-use trail that starts by the dam, or head out to join up with the Paul Bunyan State Trail with trailheads located in Baxter and Nisswa. Got a kayak, canoe, or intertube? Try heading down the Gull River from the lower canoe launch. Ask the Park Rangers about river safety with current water flow and check-out a life jacket before you go.__

    Facilities

    Anglers will delight in the large population of fish including stocked walleye, northern pike, bass and a variety of panfish. Boaters can access crystal clear waters throughout the chain of lakes and enjoy the peaceful sunsets overlooking the woods. Hit the self-guided interpretive trail for a short hike with wildlife watching and scenic overlooks along the lake. Hop on your bike on the City of East Gull Lake's paved multi-use trail that starts by the dam, or head out to join up with the Paul Bunyan State Trail with trailheads located in Baxter and Nisswa. Got a kayak, canoe, or intertube? Try heading down the Gull River from the lower canoe launch. Ask the Park Rangers about river safety with current water flow and check-out a life jacket before you go.__

    Natural Features

    The campground sits on the Gull River at the outlet of Gull Lake. The area was formed by a receding glacier that moved southward from Canada and carved the landscape. Gull Lake is one of the six Mississippi Headwaters Projects of the Mississippi River Watershed operated by The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    Nearby Attractions

    Gull Lake is located minutes from 520 holes of golf, the 100-mile Paul Bunyan State Trail, amusement parks, a zoo, and numerous shopping opportunities in Brainerd, Baxter, and Nisswa.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Ogechie Campground — Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ogechie Campground — Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ogechie Campground — Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ogechie Campground — Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ogechie Campground — Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ogechie Campground — Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

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    Ogechie Campground — Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

    7 Reviews
    27 Photos
    3 Saves
    Isle, Minnesota

    Ogechie is the more rustic of the park’s two campgrounds. This scene showcases campsite #11, which is a double site with vehicle parking on two sides. This shaded site offers tent pads, fire rings, and picnic tables.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Picnic Table

    $23 - $46 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Crow Wing Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Crow Wing Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Crow Wing Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Crow Wing Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Crow Wing Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Crow Wing Lake Campground

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    Crow Wing Lake Campground

    10 Reviews
    18 Photos
    39 Saves
    Fort Ripley, Minnesota

    Family memories to be made just 2 hours from the Twin Cities! It is located just 10 miles south of Brainerd/Baxter, and 20 miles north of Little Falls on Highway 371.

    Crow Wing Lake Campground lies on 30 wooded acres of mature trees, on the shores of 400 acre - Crow Wing Lake. We have 80 full hook up sites (some seasonal) and 20 electric/water sites. Each site comes with its own picnic table and fire ring. Our full hook up and electrical sites also have a 7’ X 20’ cement patio for a more enjoyable camping adventure. Most of our sites offer shade for those hot summer days.

    The campground also offers full service restrooms, laundry facilities, fish cleaning house, boat launch, docks, slips and an on-site store.

    Our camp store has a variety of things that you might need, or forgot to pack! We have groceries and bait, a variety of beverages, snacks, pizzas, souvenirs, camping equipment and a whole slew of other things! You can also rent pontoons, canoes, funyaks, paddleboat, and paddleboards here.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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