Camping

Washington County offers two beautiful campgrounds for a relaxing getaway, one located within Lake Elmo Park Reserve and the other within St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park. Find a campsite that suits your needs, from sites with electric and water hook-ups, to group sites, to rustic hike-in sites. Enjoy all the other amenities the parks have to offer, including hiking, fishing, boating, and more.

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  1. Lake Elmo Info
  2. St. Croix Bluffs Info
  3. Campground Policies
  4. Camping Rates
  5. Cancellations & Refunds

Group Campground Features

  • Reservations now available online
  • Three sites available for groups of up to 50 people
  • Wheeled cart available for check-out at park office
  • Group Site #2 includes a small picnic shelter
  • Picnic table and fire ring/grill provided at each site
  • Vault or portable toilets available
  • One-day reservations allowed
  • Pets are not allowed

Hike-In Campground Features

  • Five hike-in tent sites - one tent per site
  • Hiking distance from parking lot is approximately 100 to 300 yards
  • Wheeled cart available for check-out at park office
  • Modern bathrooms and water available at the Nordic Center
  • Pets are not allowed

Modern Campground Features

  • Eighty campsites, suited for tents, trailers, or motor homes - most sites are back-in
  • Sites 1-58 have 20/30/50 amp with water. Site 59 is 50 amp only (no water).
  • Sites 60-80 are 20/30 amp
  • Camp Host/Work Camper sites include sewer hookup
  • Picnic table and fire ring/grill provided at each site
  • Modern bathroom facilities with flush toilets and hot showers
  • Trailer/RV dump station
  • Play area
  • Handicap accessible
  • One camping unit per site
  • Pets are not allowed

The entrance gate closes at 10 p.m. A gate code is required for after hour entry, available from the park office.

Rustic Campground Features

  • Twenty spacious non-electric back-in sites - one camping unit per site
  • Picnic table and fire ring/grill provided at each site
  • Horses allowed at each campsite
  • Portable toilets available
  • Pets are not allowed

The entrance gate closes at 10 p.m. A gate card is required for after hour entrance, available with a refundable deposit from the park office. 

Reserve a Campsite

Volunteer Camp Host Information