Cleary Lake Campground

Roughing it was never so easy. Several campsites ranging in size from small to large are located in Cleary Lake Regional Park for outdoor enthusiasts, including 26 sites for tents only, two RV sites with full hookups, and three group campsites.

Main Number:

18107 Texas Avenue
Prior Lake, MN 55372

2024 camping season: April 28 to October 22

Select Campgrounds Closed for the 2024 Camping Season

The Basswood (walk-in campsites) and White Pine (drive-in campsites) at the Cleary Lake Campground are closed for the 2024 camping season due to construction of a new shower building, gravel roadway and dump station. Grading for the project is taking place in April. Work will continue throughout the 2024 construction season, with project completion anticipated in November 2024.

The Group Camp and RV campsites will remain open.

Rates & Reservations

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 Rate

Sales tax not included.

$20 per campsite
$50 per RV site
Prices for group campsites vary.

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

Campground Info

2024 camping season: April 28 to October 22

Camping areas

Cleary Lake Regional Park has five camping areas. Campground encourages recycling and composting. Get tips for green camping.


Each site has a picnic table and fire ring with pit latrines (wheelchair accessible) and water pump nearby; no showers.

  • Basswood: 15 campsites and two RV sites
    • Walk-in campsites have no electricity
    • RV sites have full hookups with water, sewer and electric
    • Shelter is available to all campers staying at the Basswood camping area
  • White Pine: six campsites
    • Tent-only, drive-in sites (no RVs) with no electricity

Group Campsites

Cleary has three group campsites. 

  • Cleary Point
    • Capacity: 80 people/8 vehicles
    • Includes one small dock and four electrical hook-ups
    • Fire ring, picnic tables, outhouse-style pit toilet
    • No dump station at site (dump station in park being added summer 2024)
  • Oak Grove
    • Capacity: 60 people/parking in overflow parking lot (no vehicle parking within campsite area)
    • No electrical hook-up
    • Fire ring, picnic tables, nearby outhouse-style pit toilet
    • Explore the site with this Oak Grove virtual tour.
  • Norway Ridge
    • Capacity: 40 people/8 vehicles
    • Includes area for small campers in parking area
    • No electrical hook-up
    • Porta-potty on-site
    • Explore the site with this Norway Ridge virtual tour.

Cleary Visitor Center Hours

  • April–May: 8 AM–8 PM, daily
  • June–August: 7 AM–9 PM, daily
  • September: 8 AM–8 PM, daily
  • October: 9 AM–6 PM, daily


Please review important changes to camping and cancellation policies.

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 and Scott County

scott county logoCleary Lake Campground is operated under a joint powers agreement between Scott County and Three Rivers Park District. 

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