Campground Operations Updates

May 21, 2020

Based on the new campground guidelines issued by Governor Walz on Wednesday, we will be opening our campgrounds starting June 1.

To meet these guidelines and ensure the health of our guests and staff, we have made some changes to the usual operations of our campgrounds to encourage social distancing, reduce touching shared surfaces and decrease face-to-face interaction.

Reservation Changes

  • Camper cabin reservations will now have 24 hours between them to allow for adequate cleaning and disinfecting.
  • To allow for proper social distancing between campsites, some campsites will be closed.

We will contact anyone with a reservation impacted by these changes to adjust, reschedule or cancel your reservation.

Operational Updates

  • Only members in the same household can camp at a site.
  • No gathering between sites (pulling together picnic tables, sitting around a shared campfire, etc).
  • No guests are allowed; only registered campers can be in the campground.
  • When you arrive, proceed directly to your site. You no longer need to check-in at the office.
  • Bring a copy of the guidelines sent with your confirmation (these include a map of the campground); guidelines and maps will not be provided onsite.
  • Bike-in camping at Lake Auburn will only be available for members in the same household and will require reservations for 2020.

Amenities & Services

  • Bathrooms and shower buildings will be cleaned at least 2 times a day. Some restrooms will be converted to single-unit, gender-neutral facilities — pay attention to signage.
  • RV fill and dump stations will be open.
  • Jug fillers will be available; drinking fountains will not be.
  • Firewood and ice will be available for purchase online only; pickup is available when the office is staffed.
  • No naturalist programs will be offered this year at Baker or Lake Auburn.
  • Recycling bags will not be distributed; please bring your own.
  • Boat rentals and beaches are anticipated to open in early June. Be sure to check for updates before your stay.

General Reminders

  • Remember to keep 6 feet between yourself and others.
  • Self-contained units should limit use of public restroom and shower facilities.
  • Remember: Bathrooms, showers, RV fill and dump stations, picnic tables and other amenities are only as clean as the person before you.
  • Bring disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer for personal use.
  • If you are sick or experiencing respiratory symptoms, do not come camping. Full refunds will be given for reservations canceled ahead of time.
  • Read more tips on how to plan for your camping trip.

Staff presence will be increased to educate and enforce these operational changes.

If you would like to cancel a reservation, contact guest services at reservationhelp@threeriversparks.org or 763.559.6700 to receive a full refund without penalty.

To make a reservation, call 763.559.6700 or reserve a campsite online.

Spending a night under the stars is always a welcome sign of summer in Minnesota, and this year we appreciate it even more than usual. We are excited to see you soon and appreciate your patience and understanding as we adjust our operations.