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Nerstrand Big Woods State Park Campground Minnesota

Nerstrand Big Woods State Park Overview

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Nerstrand Big Woods State Park Campground has 51 campsites for tents, trailers and RVs (up to 60 feet). There are 27 sites with 30-amp electric hookups, 4 walk-in campsites and 3 group campsites. Each campsite has a table, fire ring and grill. The campground has drinking water, flush toilets, shower and a dump station (all available arly May through mid October). There’s also a playground and overflow parking. The campground (and Park) is open year round (but only 7 of the 51 sites are available in the winter).

Our favorite campsites at Nerstrand Big Woods State Park are: 3, 14, 15, 19, 20, 22, 29, 37, 41, 48 and 50.

Nerstrand Big Woods State Park – Area Recreation

Nerstrand Big Woods State Park offers visitors the chance to view beautiful  wildflowers in the spring and fantastic colors in the fall. Winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy cross-country skiing and snowmobiling . Miles of hiking and biking trails are also located throughout the Park. Hiking to Hidden Falls is a must, if you can find them (being hidden and all). Also, don’t forget to stop by the Visitor Center to learn more about the Park and the many adventures that await.

Sakatah Lake State Park is another option for camping and outdoor fun. It’s about 25 miles to the  West via MN-60 West.

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  • Amphitheater
  • BBQ Grills
  • Campfire Center
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electrical Hookup
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets, Vault Toilets)
  • RV Hookups
  • Showers
  • Visitor Center
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Creek
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • River
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Stargazing
  • Visitor Center
  • Volleyball
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Winter Sports
9700 170th Street East
Nerstrand, Minnesota 55053
507 384-6140
Lat / Long:

44.34408, -93.10332

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Nerstrand Big Woods State Park Comments & Reviews

Visited Nerstrand Big Woods State Park Campground lately? We'd love to hear about your adventure. Did you find us useful? Did we forget something? Anything our community should know before heading out to Nerstrand Big Woods State Park?

10 Comments on “Nerstrand Big Woods State Park”

  1. Doug Erickson says:

    I would like to reserve an RV camp site (small one) for the weekend of June 1-3 2018.
    How do i go about doing this?

  2. Bobby and Judi Thomason says:

    How can to talk to a person at Nerstand about a reserved campsite? I tried to the phone number, but I only received the run around. We need to make some adjustments in the reservation. Thank you.

    • Hi Bobby and Judi,
      CampsitePhotos is not associated with the campgrounds listed on our site. We provide the photos of each campsite, campground info and links to the agency that handles the reservations for Nerstrand Big Woods State Park and other facilities. You probably already tried, but you can check availability and make reservations HERE, or give the Minnesota State Parks Reservation system a call at this number: 866-857-2757.
      Best of luck!

  3. Aug 16 to 19 camping pop up

    • Have a great time at Nerstrand Big Woods State Park! Don’t forget to hike to Hidden Falls if you have the time. You’ll enjoy the hike and Hidden Falls – if you can find them (being hidden and all).

  4. Deborah Marti says:

    I am frustrated in the fact that I put in a date for August 21 and 22nd and it doesn’t show what sites for an RV are available. So do I have to go through every site to see if it’s available? I will be calling in the morning to talk to a live person. Deborah

  5. Morgan LeAnn says:

    We have one small problem we can’t remember what sites we stayed in last year or the other ones we liked and we can’t find pictures of the sites anywhere and there are no numbers on the photos you have here. We loved it here we stayed here last year going to and from North Dakota and would love to stay again, and probably a few years to come too!!

    • Hi Morgan,
      We do have numbers for each campsites for Nerstrand Big Woods State Park. The campsite #s are shown above the picture as you browse through. Here’s an example (screen shot) for campsite #10:
      Nerstrand Big Woods State Park Campsite #10

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