Camping

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.

Reserve a Campsite

To ensure the health of our guests and staff, we have made changes to our usual operations. Before you arrive, review tips on how to plan for your visit.

Reserve a Campsite Online

Campsites and camper cabins may be reserved up to one year in advance of your first night's stay. To reserve by phone, call 763.559.6700. A $7.50 (sales tax not included) non-refundable reservation fee applies.

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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. 

Want to camp but don't have a tent or an RV? Try camper cabins at Baker Campground or Elm Creek Park Reserve. Reservations required.

Camping tent and fire

Bike-in Camping 

The bike-in campsite at Lake Auburn Campground in Victoria is accessed by the Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail.

Reservations are required prior to arrival in 2020, and sites are limited to members of the same household. Camping fee is $18.50 per night. Maximum 8 people.

Campsite amenities include:

  • Space for up to six tents
  • A common area with a fire ring 
  • Picnic tables
  • Bike racks
  • All the other nearby facilities of Carver Park Reserve

Camping Policies

Review camping and firewood policies. Be sure to camp in a way that is environmentally friendly by following basic green camping guidelines!

See What It's Like to Go Camping at Three Rivers

Three Rivers no longer accepts plastic bags in recycling bins.

Related Blog Posts

June 30, 2020

Fourth of July weekend is almost here! Whether you are going camping, staying in a cabin or planning an adventure at home in your own backyard, try one of these basic campfire cooking techniques and recipes for a tasty meal.

August 05, 2019

Saturday is National S'mores Day! Read on to find fun takes on the classic camping dessert, alternatives for dietary restrictions and ways to celebrate with Three Rivers. 

Other things to do

Bike Trail

Biking

Two women bike over a bridge.

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 240 miles of off-roadway bike/hike trails that wind through woodlands and grasslands and rim the shorelines of lakes and ponds at our parks.

Boat Launch

Boating

two men fishing in a small motor boat.

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.

Paddling

Paddling

Three people kayaking on a lake.

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.

Fishing / Fishing Pier

Fishing

A man and his son fish from the shore of a lake.

Throw a line for your own catch of the day. In Three Rivers, you might reel in muskie, northern pike, sunfish, bass or even walleye.

Swimming

Swimming

two girls swimming

Swimming beaches in Three Rivers are located near play areas, trails, visitor centers, and campgrounds, so you can make a day of it. Or try the swim ponds at Lake Minnetonka Regional Park and Elm Creek Park Reserve for the perfect mix of pool and lake.