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.
Carver PDF Maps
Find a printable map of Lake Auburn and other areas of Carver on the Carver Park Reserve page.
Rates and 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.
$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
2020 camping season: June 1 to Oct. 25.
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, 2 hike-in sites and 1 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 8 people. RV dump station (fee applies).
Campground Office Hours
The office will be closed, but staff will be available through the window.
Hours through Labor Day:
Thursday-Sunday: 9 AM-8 PM
Hours from Sept. 8-Oct. 1:
Friday: 9 AM-8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM-8 PM
Sunday: 9 AM-6 PM
Hours from Oct. 2-25:
Friday: Noon-8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM-8 PM
The bike-in campsite at Lake Auburn Campground is accessed by the Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail. Reservations are required 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
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 Labor Day: Noon-7 PM, Thursday-Sunday
Sept. 8-27: Noon-6 PM, Saturday & Sunday
New in 2020: Boat rentals can be reserved online 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.
Rentals available for groups Monday-Friday upon request. Call 763.694.2012 to make arrangements.
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.