MN DNR has begun a phased re-opening of campgrounds

Minnesota campers now have a chance to get out and enjoy state campgrounds for the first time this year, but there are some restrictions related to COVID-19.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has reopened its campgrounds at state parks, state forests and recreation areas in a phased approach, following the State of Minnesota campground guidelines.

To better plan your camping trip, visitors should be aware of the following:

  • Cash-less and minimal contact transactions (pay online when possible)
  • Bring everything you’ll need, including soap and sanitizing supplies
  • Socially distance yourself while camping
  • Only members of your own household should be at the campsite
  • Make sure facilities and programs are open ahead of time

The DNR will leave the following facilities and amenities closed until further notice: beaches, pond-pools, housekeeping cabins, visitor centers, group centers, fire towers, large-group facilities (such as amphitheaters), group tours and other scheduled interpretive programs.

Visitors are advised to check the DNR’s COVID-19 website for the latest information about facility status and reopening timelines.

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