Now's the time to reserve camping spot

Even though we're stuck in winter, it's not a bad idea to start planning for summer, especially if you're thinking of camping this year at Lake Carlos State Park.

Lake Carlos State Park, approximately 10 miles north of Alexandria, was the second-most popular state park in Minnesota to camp in 2018. (Echo Press file photo)

Lake Carlos State Park, approximately 10 miles north of Alexandria, was the second-most popular state park in Minnesota to camp in 2018. (Echo Press file photo)

Lake Carlos State Park in Douglas County offers many amenities, including a beach area. (Echo Press file photo)

Lake Carlos State Park in Douglas County offers many amenities, including a beach area. (Echo Press file photo)

The reason is that among the 64 state parks in Minnesota, it is the second most popular place to camp.

In 2018, Lake Carlos ranked second only to Itasca State Park in the total number of campsite reservations with 11,306, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

The spots fill up fast, assistant park manager Ryan Sansness said, because it's one of the busiest parks in Minnesota and it provides plenty of variety for visitors and its excellent camping sites.

"The biggest draw is the lake itself," he said. "There many activities for people to do

here, including watching the beautiful sunsets during the evening hours." 

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