Lake Auburn Campground

For an authentic camping experience, try the Lake Auburn campground. 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.

Campground Info

2018 camping season: April 27 to Oct. 28
2019 camping season: April 26 to Oct. 27

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.

55 drive-in sites and 2 hike-in sites. 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).

Saturday evening programs

Family Campground Programs are hosted at the amphitheatre Saturday evenings at 7:00 PM, Memorial Day through Labor Day. Free to registered campers.

Campground office hours

April 27–May 24 
Fri. 12 PM–8 PM 
Sat. 9 AM–8 PM

May 25–Sept. 3 
Thurs. 9 AM–8 PM 
Fri. 9 AM–8 PM
Sat. 9 AM–8 PM 
Sun. 9 AM–8 PM

Sept. 4–Sept. 30
Fri. 12 PM–8 PM 
Sat. 9 AM–8 PM 
Sun. 9 AM–5 PM 

Oct. 1–Oct. 28 
Fri. 12 PM–8 PM 
Sat. 9 AM–8 PM

October 29–campground closed for the season.

Rates and Reservations

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.

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

Reserve a site online or call 763.559.6700.

Reservations Within 48 Hours Not Available Online

To make a reservation or check availability within 48 hours of the current date, you must call reservations at 763.559.6700 during business hours or call Lake Auburn Campground directly at 763.694.1112. 

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.


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.

Bike Only Drop-in sites

Lake Auburn Campground is accessed by the Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail. Campsite amenities include a commons area with a fire ring, picnic tables, bike rack and all the other nearby facilities of Carver Park Reserve. As drop-in sites, no reservations are available. Camping fee is $10 per tent per night, the site can accommodate up to 6 tents. Larger bike groups and those wanting a guaranteed site are encouraged to reserve a site online.


Please review important changes to camping and cancellation policies.

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