Planning For Your Camping Trip
Nothing says summer like roasting marshmallows over a campfire and sleeping under the stars. While we are excited to be able to provide these experiences at Three Rivers this year, things will look a little different. To protect the health of our staff and guests, we have made some updates to our campground operations — and there are a few things you can do to help.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has provided the following guidelines to help you prepare for your next camping trip.
When you are able, make reservations and purchase permits online before you arrive on site. We recommend purchasing ice and firewood once you are at the campground. Signage with instructions for purchasing ice and firewood are posted at the campground office. Cashless and minimal-contact transactions are becoming a common operating procedure in many establishments to avoid lines and person-to-person interactions. This will help protect you, other visitors and staff.
At Three Rivers, you can reserve campsites online or by calling 763-559-6700.
Construction on Highway 12 Near Baker Campground
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is conducting construction on Highway 12 from County Road 6 in Orono to County Road 92 in Independence. Construction will begin in spring 2021 and continue into 2022. This may affect your normal route to Baker Campground. See a map of construction and detour routes.
Be prepared to be as self-contained and self-sufficient as possible. For example, arrive prepared with your own soap, surface disinfectant supplies, hand sanitizer, paper towels/hand towels and toilet paper just to be sure.
Stay Home If You Are Sick
If you are sick or experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, do not come camping. Full refunds will be given for reservations canceled ahead of time.
Follow Face Covering Recommendations
In accordance with Executive Order 21-23, which went into effect on May 14, 2021, all face covering requirements have been removed. While not required, all people who have not been vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces.
Know Before You Go
Plan ahead for your visit. Ensure that you have maps of the area downloaded or printed before you leave home. Check online resources for updated information about operational changes so you know what to expect when you arrive.
We will send you a copy of our guidelines and a campground map with your campsite reservation confirmation.
Campground maps are also available online to print at home or download to your device:
- Baker Campground (Baker Park Reserve)
- Lake Auburn Campground (Carver Park Reserve)
- Basswood Campground (Cleary Lake Regional Park)
- Red Pine Campground (Cleary Lake Regional Park)
- Elm Creek Camp Cabins (Elm Creek Park Reserve)
Follow the Rules
Follow all campground rules and instructions, whether given in writing or verbally, that protect your safety and the safety of others. View Three Rivers camping policies.
Be Well Informed
Stay informed of the latest Three Rivers COVID-19 updates. Continue to consult Minnesota Department of Health guidelines for up-to-date information on keeping yourself and your family healthy. Visit the Minnesota DNR website for up-to-date Outdoor Recreation Guidelines.