Places to Camp near Houston, MN

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Best Camping Sites Near Houston, MN (142)

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

    1.

    Perrot State Park Campground

    33 Reviews
    200 Photos
    169 Saves
    Trempealeau, Wisconsin

    Sitting pretty right where the Mississippi and Trempealeau rivers meet, Perrot State Park is a true geographic wonder. This 1,270-acre park was once inhabited by the native tribes in the area, who conducted important meetings (amongst other things) atop Trempealeau Mountain. The “mountain” is truthfully considered more of a bluff, as it is cone-shaped and surrounded by water. Trempealeau Mountain, as well as Brady's Bluff Prairie are the two main natural areas that the state park protects.

    Another interesting factoid about this park is that it's located in Wisconsin's Driftless region. The Driftless region is characterized by the lack of glaciation that took place there during the last Ice Age. This makes it one of the few places in the world you can actually see that was left unaffected and uncarved by ancient glaciers. Luckily, the park's main attractions provide stunning views of the surrounding geography.

    As far as recreation, this park offers plenty. There are over 12 miles of hiking trails that are great for mountain biking as well. Many of the trails provide great viewpoints from which hikers can enjoy the beautiful view of the Mississippi River with. Right over on the Trempealeau River is a boat landing where visitors can take their own private canoe or rented kayak out for some time on the water. Fishing equipment is available at the park office, and anglers can enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the shore.

    During the winter, over nine miles of trails are groomed for cross country skiing, as well as snowshoeing and winter hiking. Visitors are urged to take caution as the rivers can be unpredictable and exposed to various ice conditions.

    There are 2 campgrounds available for use at Perrot State Park. One is a family campground that features 102 campsites, 38 of them have electrical hookups. The other one features 4 walk-in campsites with water access. Both campgrounds offer easy access to trails and other attractions of the park.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Beaver Creek Valley State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Beaver Creek Valley State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Beaver Creek Valley State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Beaver Creek Valley State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Beaver Creek Valley State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Beaver Creek Valley State Park Campground

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    Beaver Creek Valley State Park Campground

    19 Reviews
    45 Photos
    70 Saves
    Caledonia, Minnesota

    Welcome to Beaver Creek Valley State Park Campground, nestled in the beautiful driftless area near Caledonia, MN. This campground is a hidden gem, tucked between two bluffs with Beaver Creek running right alongside the campsites. The sound of the creek adds a soothing backdrop to your stay.

    The campground offers a mix of tent, RV, and cabin accommodations. Some sites are quite spacious and secluded, like Site 39, which can fit multiple tents and still have room to breathe. If you prefer a bit more privacy, the cart-in sites towards the back, such as Site 49, are a great choice. They offer a sense of seclusion without being too far from your vehicle.

    One of the standout features here is the excellent hiking. The Big Spring Trail is an easy, grassy path along the creek, perfect for a leisurely stroll. For those looking for more of a challenge, the Hole-in-the-Rock trail offers steep, rocky terrain with stunning views and unique rock formations.

    Fishing enthusiasts will be thrilled with the world-class trout fishing available in the park. The crystal-clear creek is a prime spot for casting a line.

    Amenities include electric hookups, showers, and toilets, though be prepared for a bit of a walk if you're at the far end of the campground. There's also a sanitary dump station and firewood for sale on-site. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    Keep in mind, there's no cell phone service throughout the park, so it's a great opportunity to unplug and enjoy the natural surroundings. Whether you're here for the hiking, fishing, or just to relax by the creek, Beaver Creek Valley State Park Campground offers a peaceful retreat with plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Minneiska Campground — Whitewater State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Minneiska Campground — Whitewater State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Minneiska Campground — Whitewater State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Minneiska Campground — Whitewater State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Minneiska Campground — Whitewater State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Minneiska Campground — Whitewater State Park

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    Minneiska Campground — Whitewater State Park

    47 Reviews
    145 Photos
    171 Saves
    Elba, Minnesota

    Schools of trout happily swim through the lazy Whitewater River and various spring fed creeks of Whitewater State Park. And while it’s known for its fantastic fishing opportunities, the park also boasts year-round interpretive programs, a modern Visitor Center, and an especially appreciated lack of mosquitos, unique for the region.

    Whitewater is well seasoned, with a number of historical attractions within and nearby. In fact, 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the park. To commemorate the occasion, local conservationists and naturalists have teamed up to release a special Oral History Project from stories of campers and those native to the region.

    Explorers and adventurers will love this park’s diverse selection of attractions and oddities. Home of the park office and interpretive services, the Whitewater Valley Visitor Center should be your first stop. The friendly Park staff are ready to help you plan your visit and load you up on information, and even loaner equipment such as GPS units, fishing kits, discovery kits for kids, and birding kits. Don’t skip the Discovery Room, which showcases nature displays, exhibits and a spotting area to observe the local bluebirds, cardinals, hawks and bald eagles flying about.

    The vast expanse of outdoor wilderness is really what you’ll want to check out. If you only have time for a quick visit, check out the Chimney Rock Trail for an awesome view of the Whitewater River. Those searching for a more accessible hike can take the Meadow Trail, which drops off right into a grassy valley, surrounded by dramatic Minnesota bluffs. During the hot and humid summers, go unwind at the beach for a refreshing dip in the cold, spring-fed water. Those more interested in history lovers should visit the famous Elba Fire Tower. Built in 1933, this sturdy tower offers cozy 360 degree views of the entire wetland region below. You’ll be especially grateful for the chance to unwind, thanks to the arduous 500-step climb required to ascend to the top.

    Finally, firmly planted atop the land sits Inspiration Point; a beautiful limestone rock outcrop that overlooks the entirety of the Whitewater valley. Known as the most popular attraction within Whitewater State Park, visitors can still discover solace from their troubles. In fact, this is the only overlook in the entire park where there are no signs of civilization anywhere in sight. With just a little imagination, standing atop Inspiration Point on a clear, calm day can make you feel as if you could step down into a deep forested paradise, unspoiled and far from the reach of society.

    Whitewater campground here is plentiful, with every site having full electric hookups and full-through capabilities. The campground features a full range of amenities including regularly placed shower houses with laundry facilities, and a number of group camping areas as well. Furthermore, there are 5 cabins available with various sleeping capabilities.

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

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    Great River Bluffs State Park Campground

    23 Reviews
    70 Photos
    125 Saves
    Dakota, Minnesota

    Welcome to Great River Bluffs State Park Campground, a fantastic spot near Winona, MN, where you can enjoy the great outdoors all year round. This campground is perfect for those who love a mix of comfort and nature. Whether you're pitching a tent, parking your RV, or trying out glamping, there's something here for everyone.

    One of the standout features of this campground is the stunning views of the Mississippi River and the surrounding bluffs. The hiking trails are easily accessible from the campground and offer some breathtaking overlooks. If you're into photography or just love a good scenic walk, you'll be in heaven here.

    The campground is equipped with essential amenities like drinking water, electric hookups, showers, and toilets. You can also have a campfire, as fires are allowed, and there's firewood available on-site. Just remember, no alcohol is allowed, so plan accordingly.

    For those who prefer a bit more seclusion, the cart-in sites are a great option. They come with a fire pit, picnic table, and are a short walk from the primitive toilets. These sites can comfortably fit three to four tents and offer a bit more privacy, especially sites 3 and 4.

    Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just be mindful of other campers and keep your pets under control. The campground is also big rig friendly, making it a convenient stop for RV travelers.

    Overall, Great River Bluffs State Park Campground is a solid choice for a weekend getaway or a quick escape from the hustle and bustle. With its beautiful scenery, well-maintained trails, and essential amenities, it's a place where you can relax and enjoy nature at its finest.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Cliff Campground and Lodging
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Cliff Campground and Lodging
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Cliff Campground and Lodging
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Cliff Campground and Lodging
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Cliff Campground and Lodging
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Cliff Campground and Lodging

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    Eagle Cliff Campground and Lodging

    16 Reviews
    22 Photos
    92 Saves
    Lanesboro, Minnesota

    Located just three miles east of Lanesboro, Minnesota, Eagle Cliff Campground & Lodging offers something for everyone. Accommodations include riverfront tent sites, electric-only sites, water-electric sites and full hookup sites and a five-room motel on site. Eagle Cliff offers group camping, a picnic area, private canoe launch and wonderfully-clean central restrooms.

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

    $30 - $46 / night

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    Camper-submitted photo from Goose Island
    Camper-submitted photo from Goose Island
    Camper-submitted photo from Goose Island

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    Goose Island

    13 Reviews
    41 Photos
    61 Saves
    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    Goose Island Campground is located on Hwy. 35, 3 miles South of La Crosse. Located on the backwaters of the Mississippi, this large campground offers excellent fishing and beautiful sunsets. Our camping season begins April 15th and continues through October 30th. Reservations are accepted at Goose Island beginning on the first working business day of the year. To place a reservation, please use the online system or call the campground at 608-788-7018. A fee is charged and you will also be required to pay a deposit. Credit cards are accepted.

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

    $22 - $34 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Pettibone Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Pettibone Resort
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    Pettibone Resort

    12 Reviews
    15 Photos
    71 Saves
    La Crescent, Minnesota

    What We Have To Offer

    Over half the rv and camping sites are waterfront
    Large pull-thru sites
    Beautiful sunsets around a campfire
    Fishing
    Security entrance
    Rustic tent camping
    Playground with sand pit
    Basketball court, horseshoes, and canoes
    Camp store and bar
    Canoe rentals
    Clean and free bathroom/shower facilities
    Coin laundry facilities
    Dump station
    Easy to find
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $28 - $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from The Old Barn Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from The Old Barn Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from The Old Barn Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from The Old Barn Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from The Old Barn Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from The Old Barn Resort

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    The Old Barn Resort

    10 Reviews
    18 Photos
    40 Saves
    Lanesboro, Minnesota

    Welcome to The Old Barn Resort, nestled near Preston, MN. This place is a gem for anyone looking to unwind and enjoy a mix of relaxation and activities. The campground is open from April 1 to October 31, and it's got a lot to offer.

    First off, the Root River Bike Trail System runs right along the campground, making it a prime spot for biking and running. If you're into water activities, the river is perfect for tubing. You can float down one side of the campsite and pull out on the other—it's a blast!

    The campground itself is pretty spacious, with sites that aren't too crowded. It's got full hook-ups, so you won't be roughing it too much. There's also a covered pool, which is great for a dip whether it's sunny or rainy. And if you don't feel like cooking, the on-site restaurant and bar have you covered. They even have an outdoor bar area with slushy drinks and games.

    For families, there are small playgrounds and a pool, though the shallowest part is 4'6", which might be a bit deep for the littlest ones. The campground is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    Golfers will be happy to know there's a golf course right on the property. And if you're into stargazing, the lack of city lights makes for some incredible night skies.

    Overall, The Old Barn Resort is a fantastic spot to kick back, enjoy some outdoor activities, and soak in the beautiful Minnesota scenery. Whether you're biking, tubing, or just lounging by the pool, there's something here for everyone.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Houston Nature Center
    Camper-submitted photo from Houston Nature Center
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    Money Creek Haven Inc

    4 Reviews
    4 Photos
    7 Saves
    Money Creek, Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Houston, MN?

According to TheDyrt.com, Houston, MN offers a wide range of camping options, with 142 campgrounds and RV parks near Houston, MN and 4 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Houston, MN?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Houston, MN is Perrot State Park Campground with a 4.5-star rating from 33 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Houston, MN?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 4 free dispersed camping spots near Houston, MN.

What parks are near Houston, MN?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 4 parks near Houston, MN that allow camping, notably Eau Galle Lake and Coralville Lake.