Best Camping near Detroit Lakes, MN

All 97 places to camp near Detroit Lakes, MN. Only on TheDyrt.com: real photos & reviews for all top Detroit Lakes campsites, RV parks, free camping, and more.

Detroit Lakes, MN is a great camping destination for adventurers of all types. Aside from great camping spots, you'll find hiking and many more outdoor experiences. Thinking of traveling with kids? You're in luck—Detroit Lakes is surrounded by family-friendly activities. Ready to plan your adventure? Check out our campgrounds near Detroit Lakes and user-submitted reviews.

Best Camping Sites Near Detroit Lakes, MN (97)

    Camper-submitted photo from Maplewood State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Maplewood State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Maplewood State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Maplewood State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Maplewood State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Maplewood State Park Campground

    1.

    Maplewood State Park Campground

    24 Reviews
    87 Photos
    77 Saves
    Erhard, Minnesota

    Welcome to Maplewood State Park Campground! This spot is a real gem, especially if you're into hiking and mountain biking. The park is massive, with miles of trails that wind through some stunning scenery. If you time it right, the fall colors here are absolutely breathtaking.

    The campground itself offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, and even glamping accommodations. It's got all the essentials: drinking water, electric hookups, showers, and toilets. You can also bring your pets along, and yes, you can have a campfire—firewood is available for purchase at the park office.

    One of the standout features here is the spacious campsites. Some folks have mentioned that a few sites are a bit slanted, but overall, there's plenty of room to spread out. If you're lucky, you might snag a spot with a great view of Grass Lake. Speaking of lakes, there are eight within the park, perfect for kayaking, fishing, or just soaking in the peaceful vibes. Beers Lake is a favorite for its calm coves and good fishing.

    For those who like a bit of adventure, the park offers boat rentals and has a swim beach and picnic area at Lake Lida. And if you're into wildlife, keep an eye out for loons, beavers, and even the occasional muskrat.

    The park is conveniently located near Pelican Rapids, so if you forget any essentials, a quick drive will get you sorted. Plus, the nearby towns of Fargo and Moorhead offer additional activities if you're looking to explore the area.

    So, whether you're here for a night or a week, Maplewood State Park Campground has plenty to offer. Enjoy your stay!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Buffalo River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Buffalo River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Buffalo River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Buffalo River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Buffalo River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Buffalo River State Park Campground

    2.

    Buffalo River State Park Campground

    34 Reviews
    102 Photos
    83 Saves
    Glyndon, Minnesota

    Welcome to Buffalo River State Park Campground, nestled near Glyndon, MN. This spot is a favorite for many, and it's easy to see why. The campground is open from April to November, offering a great escape during the warmer months.

    One of the standout features here is the clean and well-maintained shower and restroom facilities. Visitors often rave about how spotless they are, making your stay that much more comfortable. If you're bringing an RV, you'll appreciate the electric hookups available at many sites, and there's a convenient dump station with potable water at the entrance.

    The campground is surrounded by mature trees, providing ample shade and a serene atmosphere. The sites are nicely spaced, giving you a bit of privacy and room to breathe. If you're into stargazing, you'll be happy to know that the north sky is clear enough for a good view, and cell reception is solid with both Verizon and AT&T.

    For those who love to explore, the park offers some fantastic trails. You can enjoy a peaceful walk through the prairie or along the river, with plenty of opportunities for bird watching and wildlife spotting. Just remember, no alcohol is allowed in any Minnesota State Park campground, so plan accordingly.

    Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure. And if you need firewood or ice, the campground office has you covered.

    Whether you're here for a quick overnight stop or a longer stay, Buffalo River State Park Campground has everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable camping experience.

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

    $24 - $34 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Paw Campground — Itasca State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Paw Campground — Itasca State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Paw Campground — Itasca State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Paw Campground — Itasca State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Paw Campground — Itasca State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Paw Campground — Itasca State Park

    3.

    Bear Paw Campground — Itasca State Park

    37 Reviews
    148 Photos
    32 Saves
    Laporte, Minnesota

    Welcome to Bear Paw Campground in Itasca State Park, Minnesota. This place is a gem, especially if you love being close to nature. The campground is right on the lake, offering some fantastic views and a peaceful atmosphere. It's a great spot for both tent and RV camping, and there are even cabins available if you prefer a bit more comfort.

    One of the standout features here is the clean and well-maintained facilities. The bathrooms are spotless, and some are even housed in charming log cabins. You'll find drinking water, electric hookups, and showers, making your stay quite comfortable. Plus, there's a market nearby for any essentials you might need.

    Visitors rave about the hiking trails and the variety of activities available. You can rent kayaks or pontoons for some fun on the lake, or take a leisurely bike ride through the park. The headwaters of the Mississippi River are a must-see, and there are plenty of trails to explore, offering breathtaking views of old-growth pines and serene lakes.

    If you're into wildlife, keep an eye out for eagles and other critters. One camper even spotted a raccoon during a late-night bathroom break. And don't miss the chance to climb the fire tower for some incredible views, though that's not for the faint of heart.

    Overall, Bear Paw Campground is a fantastic spot for a relaxing getaway. Whether you're here for the hiking, the water activities, or just to soak in the natural beauty, you won't be disappointed. So pack your bags, grab your gear, and come enjoy everything this wonderful campground has to offer.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  1. 4.

    Country Campground

    4 Reviews
    12 Photos
    16 Saves
    Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

    We are a family style campground featuring 30 full service 40'x60' sites w/20/30/50 amps. (16 pull thru sites for big rigs) Each site includes nice grass with a picnic table on a concrete pad, fire ring, soft water, sewer, electricity, 30 TV channels & Wi-Fi. We have a Recreation Hall with free foosball, ping pong, pool, air hockey, kitchenette area for potlucks, and restrooms w/showers. Our office has a small store, restrooms w/showers, firewood & Laundromat. Outdoors features chipper golf, volleyball, 2 large playgrounds, basketball, horseshoes, & swings. Within a few minutes is the mile long beach, fishing, golf, mini golf, amusement park & nature hiking. We pride ourselves on neatness and cleanliness and welcome families to enjoy a fun time at our campground & pets welcome! 2023 Rates: $45 per night

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

    $45 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Long Lake Campsite-RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Long Lake Campsite-RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Long Lake Campsite-RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Long Lake Campsite-RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Long Lake Campsite-RV Resort

    5.

    Long Lake Campsite-RV Resort

    4 Reviews
    5 Photos
    21 Saves
    Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Ridge Campground — Itasca State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Ridge Campground — Itasca State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Ridge Campground — Itasca State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Ridge Campground — Itasca State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Ridge Campground — Itasca State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Ridge Campground — Itasca State Park

    6.

    Pine Ridge Campground — Itasca State Park

    30 Reviews
    86 Photos
    17 Saves
    Laporte, Minnesota

    Pine Ridge Campground in Itasca State Park, MN, is a gem for anyone looking to immerse themselves in nature. This spot is perfect for those who enjoy a mix of comfort and the great outdoors. The campground offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, and even glamping options.

    One of the standout features here is the extensive network of hiking and biking trails. Visitors rave about the beautiful bike trails and the numerous hiking paths that wind through the park, leading to scenic spots like the headwaters of the Mississippi River. If you're into biking or hiking, you'll find plenty to keep you busy.

    The campground itself is well-equipped with amenities. You'll find clean restrooms and shower facilities, drinking water, and electric hookups. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. There's also a market on-site for any last-minute supplies you might need.

    For those who enjoy a campfire, you'll be pleased to know that fires are allowed, and firewood is available for purchase. The sites are generally spacious and offer a good amount of shade, making it a comfortable stay even during the warmer months.

    Visitors have noted the friendly atmosphere and the beautiful fall colors if you time your visit right. Whether you're here for the trails, the tranquility, or just a weekend getaway, Pine Ridge Campground offers a solid mix of natural beauty and modern conveniences.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Glendalough State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Glendalough State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Glendalough State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Glendalough State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Glendalough State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Glendalough State Park Campground

    7.

    Glendalough State Park Campground

    13 Reviews
    59 Photos
    50 Saves
    Battle Lake, Minnesota

    Welcome to Glendalough State Park Campground! Nestled near Battle Lake, MN, this spot is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature without straying too far from civilization. The campground offers a mix of tent sites, camper cabins, yurts, and even glamping options, making it perfect for all types of campers.

    One of the standout features here is the serene Annie Battle Lake. This non-motorized lake is ideal for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. Visitors rave about the clear, calm waters and the sandy shores, which are perfect for a relaxing swim. If you're into hiking or biking, you'll love the paved trails that wind around the lake and through the park's diverse habitats, from pine and aspen forests to oak savannahs and marshes.

    The campground itself is thoughtfully laid out. The cart-in sites and camper cabins are tucked away in an old-growth forest area, offering a good mix of privacy and stunning lake views. The yurt and watercraft sites are particularly secluded, providing a unique camping experience right on the water. Firewood and drinking water are conveniently available, so you won't have to haul those essentials far.

    For families, this place is a dream. The park is packed with activities like swimming, picnicking, and wildlife watching. Kids will love the modern shower and restroom facilities, and parents will appreciate the quiet, peaceful atmosphere that sets in by evening. Plus, the nearby town of Battle Lake has grocery stores, restaurants, and even ice cream shops for those little indulgences.

    In short, Glendalough State Park Campground offers a fantastic mix of natural beauty, recreational activities, and convenient amenities. Whether you're a seasoned camper or a first-timer, you're bound to have a memorable stay here.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Golden Eagle Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Golden Eagle Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Golden Eagle Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Golden Eagle Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Golden Eagle Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Golden Eagle Campground

    8.

    Golden Eagle Campground

    4 Reviews
    8 Photos
    15 Saves
    Dent, Minnesota
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Valhalla Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Valhalla Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Valhalla Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Valhalla Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Valhalla Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Valhalla Resort

    9.

    Valhalla Resort

    2 Reviews
    11 Photos
    2 Saves
    Rochert, Minnesota

    Valhalla is a family resort nestled on the east shore of Island Lake on 100 acres of northern Minnesota’s beautiful birch, hardwood and evergreen trees. Wildlife abounds in the woods and on the lake. Deer, ducks, raccoons, chipmunks, squirrels, songbirds, purple martins, and the bald eagle live here. Come and hear the call of the loon and enjoy the beautiful sunsets.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $30 - $190 / night

    • No image available
    Showing results 1-10 of 97 campgrounds

    Pet-friendly camping near Detroit Lakes

    Recent Reviews In Detroit Lakes

    282 Reviews of 97 Detroit Lakes Campgrounds


    No Reviews Found



    Frequently Asked Questions

    What camping is available near Detroit Lakes, MN?

    According to TheDyrt.com, Detroit Lakes, MN offers a wide range of camping options, with 97 campgrounds and RV parks near Detroit Lakes, MN and 1 free dispersed camping spot.

    Which is the most popular campground near Detroit Lakes, MN?

    According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Detroit Lakes, MN is Maplewood State Park Campground with a 4.3-star rating from 24 reviews.

    Where can I find free dispersed camping near Detroit Lakes, MN?

    According to TheDyrt.com, there is 1 free dispersed camping spot near Detroit Lakes, MN.

    What parks are near Detroit Lakes, MN?

    According to TheDyrt.com, there are 4 parks near Detroit Lakes, MN that allow camping, notably Chippewa National Forest and Crooked Creek Lake.