Lake Auburn Campground

For an authentic camping experience, try the Lake Auburn campground in Carver Park Reserve. This 57-site rustic public campground is located near an unguarded beach, play equipment, miles of trails and other park amenities for true outdoor fun. Rustic group campsites are also available for reservation.

Rates & Reservations

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

Reserve a Site

Reserve a site online or call 763-559-6700.

Campsites can be reserved up to one year in advance of your first night's stay.

Daily Rates

$15.44 per site, sites #1-56
$18.71 per site, site #57

A $7.50 (sales tax not included) non-refundable reservation fee applies.

Sales tax not included.

Midweek Camping Special

Reserve a campsite or RV site at Lake Auburn Campground for one night and get a second, consecutive night half off with no reservation fee. This offer is valid Sunday–Thursday only and does not apply during the week of July 4 or to group camps. To receive this special reserve by phone at 763-559-6700 or onsite at the campground office.

Campground Info & Hours

2021 camping season: April 23 to Oct. 31

Located within Carver Park Reserve, which offers miles of biking and hiking trails, an archery range, a play area, nature center, picnic areas, boat access, watercraft rentals and more.

Lake Auburn Campground encourages recycling and composting. Get tips for green camping.

About the Sites

55 drive-in sites, two hike-in sites and one bicycle-in-only campsite.

Each site has a picnic table and fire ring with pit latrines (wheelchair accessible) and drinking fountains nearby; no showers or electricity. Each site accommodates two tents or one tent and one RV, with a maximum of six people. Site 57 accommodates up to eight people. RV dump station (fee applies).

Campground Office Hours

April 23–May 27:

Friday: 12–8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM–8 PM

May 28–Sept. 6:

Thursday–Sunday: 9 AM–8 PM

Sept. 7–Sept. 30:

Friday: 9 AM–8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM–8 PM
Sunday: 9 AM–5 PM

Oct. 1–31:

Friday: 12–8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM–5 PM

Bike-Only Site

The bike-in campsite at Lake Auburn Campground is accessed by the Lake Minnetonka Regional Trail. Reservations are required in 2021, and sites are limited to members of the same household. Camping fee is $18.50 per night. Maximum eight people.

Reserve the bike-only site.

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

Rental Equipment

Canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and other recreation equipment is available to rent at the campground. The bike and child trailer are currently unavailable.

Watercraft Rental Hours

Through September 6: 

Thursday and Friday: 12–8 PM
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 10 AM–8 PM

September 7–26: 

Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 12–6 PM

Boat rentals can be reserved online in advance or in person at the campground office. Boats can be reserved in two-hour time blocks up to seven days in advance. Same-day reservations are available online. 

Reserve a Boat Online.

Rentals are available for groups Monday–Friday upon request. Call 763-694-2012 to make arrangements.

To join the efforts in making Minnesota a leader in proper waste management, Three Rivers no longer accepts plastic bags in recycling bins.


Three Rivers Park District offers select campsites to help aid those with mobility impairments. Amenities at these sites include accessible picnic tables, accessible fire pits, more level terrain and close proximity to bathrooms. Baker Campground also has two camper cabins which feature an entry ramp and more space between the beds for maneuvering. Location of these sites is noted on the campground maps.

These sites are held to be used by those with mobility impairments until all other sites are reserved. See site availability and reservations online, or call 763-559-6700.


Please review important changes to camping and cancellation policies.

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