Summer at Camden

Fun in the Sun at Camden State Park

Camden State Park is a fabulous MN State Park, offering up tons of different things to do each season. Here are our top activities to enjoy this summer at Camden!

Go Fishing for Trout in the Redwood River

Before hitting the river, rent a fishing kit from the main office. It includes a rod, reel, and a fully stocked tackle box or use your own poles and bait. Learn more about fishing in southwest Minnesota.

Take a dip in the Swimming Pond

Built in 1935 the spring-fed pool has a beautiful sand beach that is perfect to set up a picnic. Take a dip after a long hike, or feel like a kid again playing in the sand and water with the family.

Mountain bike Trails

Hop on your bike to pedal through over 4.25 miles of trails through Camden State Park. You can take in the natural landscape of southwest Minnesota at your own pace and through your own lens. You can also take the paved trail from Camden State Park to nearby Marshall, MN.

Camden State Park - Waterfall
Camden State Park - Bridge to Swimming Pond

Hike 15 miles of trails

From creek-following trails, to prairie field paths and river overlooks — there is a trail for any level of hiker. These trails are perfect for hiking, jogging, or walking; experiencing the firsthand wonder of the natural world for yourselves. Find hiking trails.

Spend the night at the Campground

Plan ahead and book one of 80+ camping sites, half of those being electric sites! Or stay in the renovated 3-bedroom Redwood Lodge. Make Camden State Park camping reservations here.

Bird Search

Reinvigorate your love for nature and all of its varied wonder by picking up a pair of binoculars and going birdwatching,  Print off the bird checklist and see what you can find! Those of all ages will enjoy the adventure of spotting all kinds of warblers, thrush, and flycatchers among many others!

Geocache in Camden State Park

Geocaching is a scavenger hunt organized and administrated from the web, but it’s one of the best ways get in touch with nature. It’s a blast for people of all ages because it combines the excitement of treasure hunting with the knowledge and primordial roots of the natural world. Camden Park is proud to offer several geocaching routes that you can check out before you start your journey.

Try Stargazing

If you’ve never experienced the beauty of a natural world night sky, you have no idea what you’re missing. You can pick up a set of Night Sky Kits and wait for the sun to go down; take out your kit and see what you can observe in the night sky. These are absolutely free and will amaze any children who have never experienced a night away from the city before.

Rent Watercrafts at Camden State Park

Explore Camden Park’s aquatic side and enjoy a day on the lake! Available rentals include canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, and paddle boards. Rentals include all necessary safety gear. Get rental information.

Camden State Park hiking trail

Plan your trip to Camden State Park,
and get ready to Cultivate the Best Experience!

Family Fishing on the river - Jon Wood
Camden State Park - Prairie Flower
Camden State Park - Tent Camping
Camden State Park - Summer Hiking Path
Camden State Park - Visitor Center
Camden State Park - Bridge over River

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