Baker Campground

With more than 200 sites to choose from, you may have trouble picking your favorite spot! Camper cabins and sites with or without electrical hookups are available with shower and restroom facilities nearby.

Located within Baker Park Reserve, which offers miles of biking and hiking trails, swimming beaches, a play area, picnic areas, boat access, watercraft rentals and more.

Main Number:

763-694-7662
2309 County Road 19
Maple Plain, MN 55359

2024 camping season: April 26 to October 20

No-wake restriction in effect on Lake Independence

There is currently a no-wake restriction in effect on Lake Independence due to water levels.

Road construction on County Road 19 through summer

Improvements will be made along County Road 19 between Main Street in Maple Plain and Highway 55 starting spring 2024. 

During construction, all areas of Baker Park Reserve will remain open, but park guests may need to take alternate routes to the park and should note road and trail closures.

Local access will be maintained to Baker Park Reserve on County Road 19 through April. Starting in early May, portions of County Road 19 near Baker Park Reserve will be closed. Refer to this map of road closures and alternate routes to the park.

  • May 8–August 16: A segment of County Road 19 south of Loretto is expected to be closed, and the Lake Independence Regional Trail will be closed from Loretto south to County Road 11.

The project will resurface the roadway; convert bypass lanes into turn lanes for easier access into Baker Park Reserve; and improve safety, accessibility and storm water management. It is led by Hennepin County in coordination with the City of Loretto. For more information, visit Hennepin County's project page.

Invasive Species Work

Emerald ash borer, a serious invasive pest that kills ash trees, has been found in this park. We are actively monitoring and managing this situation by removing and replacing infected trees. There will be significant tree removal in this park and you may see signs about the work we're doing. Learn more about the emerald ash borer and our management of the invasive species.

Rates & Reservations

Reserve a Site

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

Daily Rates

Sales tax not included.

$23 per site (non-electric)
$29 per site with 30 amp electrical service
$32 per site with 50/30 amp electrical service
$80 per cabin per night

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

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

Campground Info

2024 camping season: April 26 to October 20

Baker Campground has 203 sites, including 103 with electricity. Each site can accommodate two tents or one tent and one RV, and a maximum of eight people. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring, with wheelchair accessible showers and flush toilets nearby. There is an RV dump station available.

Baker Campground encourages recycling and composting. Get tips for green camping.

Campground Staff Hours:

Sunday–Thursday: 10 AM–6 PM
Friday & Saturday: 9 AM–9 PM

Policies

Please review important changes to camping and cancellation policies.

Programs

Check out all events or programs at Baker Park Reserve.

Baker Boo 2024

Saturday, October 19, 2024

Fee: $54.00 program fee applies, per site.

Reserve your campsite for Saturday, October 19, 2024, to participate in Baker Boo! Decorate your campsite based on one of the following themes: Born to BEE Wild, Creepy Crawlies or The Great Boo Bake-off. Prizes will be awarded to the best decorated site in each category! After your site is decorated, enjoy fun at the festival which includes pumpkin carving, Halloween-themed outdoor activities, geocaching, food truck and so much more. In the evening, participate in trick-or-treating throughout the campground (don’t forget 250–300 treats to handout at your reserved site) and live entertainment. Halloween costumes are encouraged!

Saturday Programs

From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day:

  • 7 PM every Saturday
  • 2 PM on the first and third Saturdays of the month

Campers are welcome to join our very own naturalist at the D-Loop amphitheater to learn about how neat nature is! Programs last approximately one hour and are interactive for all ages. Campsite reservation required.

Become a Junior Naturalist

20 pages of activities to help you explore

Learn about nature all around you with the Junior Naturalist Activity Book! Pick up a free copy at this location or print it out. Available in both English and Spanish.

Equipment Rental

Bicycle Rentals

Bicycles and child trailers can be rented for two-hour time blocks in-person at the campground office, or reserved online up to 7 days in advance. Learn more about bicycle rentals.

  • Rental availability: During the camping season, late April to late October
  • Rental hours: 10:30 AM–6 PM*, daily
    *The last bike rental starts at 3:30 PM. Bicycles must be returned by 6 PM.

Stroller Rentals

A child stroller can be rented for two-hour time blocks in-person at the campground office, or reserved online up to 7 days in advance.

  • Rental availability: During the camping season, late April to late October
  • Rental hours: 10:30 AM–6 PM*, daily
    *The last rental starts at 3:30 PM. Stroller must be returned by 6 PM.

Watercraft Rentals

Canoes, kayaks, paddleboats and stand-up paddleboards are available on the waterfront. Watercraft can be reserved online up to seven days in advance; limited walk-up rentals are available. Reserving online is encouraged to ensure availability.

  • Rental availability: Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day
  • Season rental hours:
    • Thursdays, Fridays and Holidays: 12–6 PM
    • Saturdays and Sundays: 11 AM–7 PM

Baker has five 12’x16’ cabins. Each features a screened-in porch, table, benches and wooden bunk beds with mattresses, electricity, heat, overhead lighting, ceiling fans and outlets. The cabins are near a modern restroom facility that includes showers, changing rooms and dishwashing sinks. Three of the cabins can accommodate up to six people; two cabins are ADA-accessible and can accommodate up to five people.

Check out the inside and surrounding area of one of the cabins in this virtual tour.

Group Camps

Five group campsites offer many options: from simple, open-air locations to spots with shelter, electricity, water, and flush toilets. For those who want to brave the cold, Half Moon Group Camp is available for winter stays. All group camps require reservations; call 763-559-6700 for more information and availability. You may also view our reservation calendar.

The Baker Outdoor Learning Center offers additional group stay options in its lodge and cabins. Call 763-694-7724 or email for reservations or more information.

Accessibility

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.

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