Top Equestrian Camping near Bay Lake, MN

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Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Bay Lake, MN (7)

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

    1.

    Crow Wing State Park Campground

    25 Reviews
    91 Photos
    39 Saves
    Baxter, Minnesota

    Crow Wing State Park Campground, near Brainerd, MN, offers a solid camping experience with a mix of history and nature. The campground is set in a wooded area, providing a decent amount of privacy between sites. It's a great spot for both tent and RV campers, with amenities like electric hookups, showers, and a sanitary dump station.

    One of the standout features here is the abundance of hiking and biking trails. You can explore the park's rich history through various trails that wind along the Mississippi and Crow Wing Rivers. Historical markers give you a glimpse into the past, making your hike more than just a walk in the woods. Canoe and kayak rentals are available, so you can hit the water if you’re feeling adventurous.

    Visitors have noted that the campground is pretty rustic, but it has all the basics covered. Drinking water is available, though some mentioned it has a high iron content. Firewood can be purchased at the registration building, which is convenient for those evening campfires. And yes, bring bug spray—mosquitoes can be relentless, especially in the summer.

    The campground is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just remember, no alcohol is allowed on the premises. If you’re looking for a place with a bit of history, plenty of outdoor activities, and a straightforward camping experience, Crow Wing State Park Campground is worth checking out.

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

    $21 / night

    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

    19 Reviews
    66 Photos
    62 Saves
    Isle, Minnesota

    Father Hennepin State Park Campground, nestled near Isle, MN, is a gem for those looking to enjoy the great outdoors. This campground is open from May 15 to October 1 and offers a mix of tent and RV accommodations. It's a fantastic spot for anyone who loves being close to water, as many of the sites are right on the edge of the lake, providing a refreshing breeze and stunning views.

    One of the standout features here is the excellent hiking. The trails are well-maintained, and if you're lucky, you might even spot some unique wildlife like an albino deer. The campground is also big-rig friendly, so RV travelers will find it accommodating. Electric hookups are available, and there's a sanitary dump station for convenience.

    Visitors have praised the shaded sites, which are perfect for setting up hammocks and enjoying the fall colors. Firewood is available at the office, making it easy to get a campfire going. The bathrooms and showers are well-kept, and there's even a market nearby for any last-minute supplies.

    For those who enjoy a bit of adventure, the lake offers plenty of activities like swimming, boating, and fishing. The beach area is large and rocky, but it's great for a swim. Plus, the campground's proximity to town means you can easily pop out for groceries or other necessities.

    Overall, Father Hennepin State Park Campground is a fantastic spot for a weekend getaway or a longer stay. Whether you're here for the hiking, the lake activities, or just to relax by the campfire, you're in for a treat.

    • 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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    Mille Lacs Kathio Petaga Campground — Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

    12 Reviews
    28 Photos
    104 Saves
    Isle, Minnesota

    Welcome to Mille Lacs Kathio Petaga Campground, nestled in the heart of Mille Lacs Kathio State Park near Onamia, MN. This campground is a gem for those who appreciate a mix of history, nature, and convenience. With a rating of 4.0, it’s clear that many campers find it a delightful place to unwind.

    The campground offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, and cabins. One of the standout features here is the availability of electric hookups, making it a great choice for RV campers. The campground is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    Visitors have praised the spacious and private campsites, especially those in the Petaga area. The sites are well-maintained, with amenities like picnic tables, fire pits, and nearby drinking water. The bathrooms and showers are clean and functional, which is always a plus when you're out in the woods.

    The park itself is rich in history, with archaeological sites and an interpretive center that offers a glimpse into the area's past. Hiking trails are abundant and well-marked, providing plenty of opportunities to explore the beautiful surroundings. The trails lead to scenic overlooks along the Rum River, perfect for a peaceful walk or a bit of photography.

    For those interested in water activities, the park offers canoe rentals, and the calm waters of the Rum River are ideal for a relaxing paddle. Just remember to bring your bug spray, as mosquitoes can be quite active, especially in the warmer months.

    Overall, Mille Lacs Kathio Petaga Campground is a fantastic spot for a family getaway or a quiet retreat into nature. Whether you're here for the history, the hiking, or just to relax by the campfire, you're sure to have a memorable stay.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Lac qui parle county park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lac qui parle county park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lac qui parle county park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lac qui parle county park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lac qui parle county park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lac qui parle county park
    Camper-submitted photo from Walter E Stark Horse Campground - Pillsbury State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Walter E Stark Horse Campground - Pillsbury State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Walter E Stark Horse Campground - Pillsbury State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Walter E Stark Horse Campground - Pillsbury State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Walter E Stark Horse Campground - Pillsbury State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Walter E Stark Horse Campground - Pillsbury State Forest
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      Equestrian Campground — Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

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      Isle, Minnesota

      Horse Required to stay at this camp.

      The camp has 10 sites and a maximum capacity of 40 horses. Flush toilets are available but no showers. Horse Camp has picket lines at each site. For reservations contact the state park reservation service by phone or online.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Reservable
      • RVs
      • Tents
      • Equestrian

      $25 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Twisted Willow Farmstay
      Camper-submitted photo from Twisted Willow Farmstay

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    Frequently Asked Questions

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    According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular equestrian campground near Bay Lake, MN is Crow Wing State Park Campground with a 3.9-star rating from 25 reviews.

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