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Lake Carlos State Park Campground Minnesota

Lake Carlos State Park Overview

Lake Carlos State Park has an Upper & Lower campground with a total of 121 sites (81 with electric hookups). Lower campground is near the lake (sites 109 to 124 are lakefront), and Upper campground is in a more secluded and wooded area. There are also 77 equestrian campsites, 2 group camps and 4 cabins.

Campground amenities include drinking water, flush & vault toilets, hot showers and a dump station. There’s also a nature store/gift shop, visitor center, interpretive exhibit and firewood available for sale.

Lake Carlos State Park – Area Recreation

The park has a bog, marshes, ponds and lakes that were formed by ancient glaciers.  Many outdoor recreation activities revolve around the lake including boating, fishing, swimming and water sports. Other activities include biking, hiking, picnicking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing. Visitors can also enjoy ice-fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the winter.

You may also like Mille Lacs Kathy State Park or Father Hennepin State Park.

Make a Reservation for Lake Carlos State Park

Amenities
  • BBQ Grills
  • Boat Launch/Ramp
  • Boat Ramp
  • Camp Store
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electrical Hookup
  • Equestrian Facilities
  • Equestrian trail
  • Equipment Rentals
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Ice
  • Nature Store
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Recycling Center
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets, Vault Toilets)
  • RV Hookups
  • Showers
  • Visitor Center
Activities
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback riding
  • Ice Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Visitor Center
  • Volleyball
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Winter Sports
  • Winter/Snow Sports
2601 County Road 38 Northeast
Carlos, Minnesota 56319
320 852-7200
Lat / Long:

45.9977, -95.3367

Make a Reservation
Best Campsites

8, 9, 14, 18, 20, 22, 30, 34, 42. 109-124

Regions
Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • Cabin
  • Equestrian
  • Group
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Season:

Year Round

Elevation:

1,362

# of Campsites:

121, 7 Equestrian & 4 Cabins

# of RV Campsites:

81 w/ Electric

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Lake Carlos State Park Bathroom
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Lake Carlos State Park Picnic Area
Lake Carlos State Park Sign

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