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

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.

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

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.

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

Camping tent and fire

Drop-in Camping

Camp without reservations! Hike-in, bike-in and horseback ride-in sites are available at:

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 in Victoria is accessed by the Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail. As drop-in sites, no reservations are available for bike-only sites. Camping fee is $10 per tent per night.

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

Larger bike groups and those wanting a guaranteed site are encouraged to reserve a site online.

Three Rivers no longer accepts plastic bags in recycling bins.

Camping Policies

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

Programs and Events

Upcoming camping programs and events.

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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


A fat biker bikes across snow.

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


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.



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


Two people sit on a buckets while ice fishing.

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.



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.