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.  You can also enjoy all the other amenities the parks have to offer including campfire programs, hiking, fishing, boating, swimming, and more.  You will feel like you are far away but close to modern conveniences if needed, both parks are within an hour of the Twin Cities.

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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

  • Please call 651-430-8370 for reservations
  • 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
  • Electrical hook-ups at all sites with 20 or 30 amp; 50 amp at one site only
  • 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
  • Pets are not allowed
  • One camping unit per site

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
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Portable toilets available

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

Reserve a Campsite

Volunteer Camp Host Information