Fall asleep to the sound of crickets and wake up with the sunrise. Camping is the stuff memories are made of. At Three Rivers, you’ll find all the fun of camping without the long car trip. Campgrounds at Baker Park Reserve, Carver Park Reserve, and Cleary Lake Regional Park offer amenities for campers seeking a more rustic experience and those who want to maintain some of the creature comforts.
Programs and Events
Upcoming camping programs and events.
Campsites and camper cabins may be reserved up to one year in advance of your first night's stay. Reserve a campsite online. To reserve by phone, call 763.559.6700. A $7.50 (sales tax not included) non-refundable reservation fee applies.
Reservations within 48 hours not available online
To make a reservation or check availability within 48 hours of the current date, you must call reservations at 763.559.6700 during business hours, or call the campground you would like to visit.
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Three Rivers is a year-round destination for group camping. Sites for larger groups are tucked into secluded areas within the parks, including some you can only reach by hiking, biking or horseback. View a list of group sites and pick the one that's best for your group. May be reserved up to one year in advance of your first night's stay. Call 763.559.6700 for more information.
Camp without reservations. Hike-in, bike-in and horseback ride-in sites are available at Crow-Hassan Park Reserve and Elm Creek Park Reserve. Sites are rented on a first come, first served basis. The fee is $15 per night (sales tax not included) and payable at the drop box. For more information about drop-in camping, call 763.559.6700.
Bike Only Drop-in sites
Lake Auburn Campground is accessed by the Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail. Campsite amenities include a commons area with a fire ring, picnic tables, bike racks and all the other nearby facilities of Carver Park Reserve. As drop-in sites, no reservations are available. Camping fee is $10 per tent per night, the site can accommodate up to 6 tents. Larger bike groups and those wanting a guaranteed site are encouraged to reserve a site online.
Other things to do
Biking in Three Rivers is a great way to get the whole family outside. Whether you’re the casual rider or a cyclist in training, you’ll appreciate more than 100 miles of paved off-roadway bike/hike trails that wind through woodlands and grasslands and rim the shorelines of lakes and ponds at our parks.
Three Rivers offers plenty of boating opportunities with over 30 lakes, rivers and streams. With lake access points and trailer parking sites, it’s easy to get the family out on the water to enjoy the ultimate Minnesota pastime.
No-wake Restriction on Lake Independence
The City of Medina is enforcing a no-wake restriction on Lake Independence in Baker Park Reserve because of high water levels. Learn more.
Recreate on the water with canoeing, kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding. Get exercise and fresh air while you explore the shorelines and bays where motorized boats can’t go. Need a boat? Three Rivers offers canoe, kayak, rowboat, paddleboat and stand-up paddleboard rentals at several parks.