Camden State Park
Located just 10 miles southwest of Marshall on Highway 23, Camden State Park offers much for visitors to enjoy. Fish for brown trout in the Redwood River or bass and bluegill in Brawner Lake. Hike the trails, or cool off in the spring-fed pond. Walk along the wooded river valley, climb the Dakota Valley Trail to the lookout for great fall colors, or go canoeing on Brawner Lake.
Woodlands --- maples, basswoods, oaks and cottonwoods --- dominate the park. Sun-drenched prairie grasslands and marshes offer added diversity. The park also provides picnic areas, campgrounds (drive-in, horseback and group), swimming, hiking and cross country skiing.
Facilities: Camden State Park facilities are top-notch and include historic sites and an information office with gift shop.
Campsites: 80 drive-in campsites are available in the Upper and Lower Campgrounds. There are 7 pull-through sites located in the Upper Campground. Electric sites are available, 20 in the Upper Campground and 9 in the Lower Campground. In the Lower Campground, there are 2 sites available that handicapped accessible. RV's are permitted, with a 50 foot length limit. In addition, 12 sites with a maximum capacity of 50 are available for horseback groups, and a group camp for up to 50 people can also be reserved. Showers, and both flush and vault toilets are located in the campgrounds. Reservations are recommended for both drive-in and group camp sites.
Self-guided: 1.7 miles
Hiking Trails: 15 miles
Mountain Bike Trails: 4.25 miles
Horseback Trails: 10 miles
Cross Country Skiing: 5 miles of groomed trails when 6" of snow is on the ground
Skate Skiing: Separate 1.4 mile trail
Snowmobiling: 7.6 miles of groomed trails
Snowshoes: Allowed anywhere in the park except on groomed trails
Camden's 2,245 acres of cool wooded valley also offers a variety of wildlife, including mink, raccoons, songbirds, hawks, coyotes and a large herd of whitetail deer. Native and restored prairie provide a backdrop for colorful wildflowers, and sightings of majestic bald eagles during the winter months is not uncommon.
A current Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required on all vehicles entering the park. There is no fee to enter the park by foot, bicycle, horseback or snowmobile.
For more information contact:
Camden State Park
1897 Camden Park Road
Lynd, MN 56157
or visit the DNR Website.