Reservations & Permits

  1. Goats will be in Lake Elmo Park Reserve starting July 22

    Goats are going to be in the park starting Monday July 22. They are being used to browse on re-sprouts of buckthorn and honeysuckle. Read on...
  2. Pine Point Regional Park Master Plan Survey now available

    Washington County is seeking community input on the Pine Point Regional Park master plan. Your ideas will help inform the plan that will guide future recreation and natural resource improvements for the park. Read on...
  3. Campground Closure

    The Lake Elmo Modern Campground (sites 1-80) will be closed after September 8, 2019, for an improvement project. Read on...
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Vehicle Permits

All vehicles entering a park require a vehicle permit, including vehicles belonging to registered campers and picnic shelter users. The permit is valid in all Washington, Anoka, and Carver county parks.

Vehicle permits are not required along the Hardwood Creek Trail, or at the Historic Courthouse. Vehicle permits are also not required in any park on the first non-holiday Tuesday of each month, or on the first Saturday of June, which is "Explore Your Parks Day" in Washington County.


Camping and Pavilion reservations begin in January (see our Camping page to the left for more specific dates) for the upcoming season.  Reservations can be made on-line or by calling one of our Park Offices (right-hand column of this page).

  1. Vehicle Permits
  2. Camping
  3. Picnic Pavilions
  4. Miscellaneous

Vehicle Permits

Daily $7
Annual (valid for 12 months from month of purchase) $30
2nd Annual (same household, purchased at same time as 1st annual) $20