The Complete Guide To Camping in Minnesota

Ah, Minnesota. Land of the Twin Cities, the Vikings, and the Mall of America.


Minnesota is a wonderful state packed full of American icons, and it has one of the highest living standards out of all of the 50 states.

Check out our updated list of Best Places To Go Camping in Minnesota.

Yet perhaps one of the biggest perks of living in Minnesota is its connection to the great outdoors. It’s packed with vibrant plants and wildlife, hiking trails, and parks that are perfect for hunting, fishing, hiking, and other sports no matter the weather. For example, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Northern Minnesota is considered one of the best camping destinations in the entire world! There’s almost no better place to camping than in Minnesota.


  1. Why Minnesota is a great place for your next camping trip

  2. Ten great places to camp in Minnesota

  3. Wildlife

  4. Safety

  5. Now what?

Why Minnesota is a great place for your next camping trip

Out of all the US states, Minnesota is ranked 31st in its population density and is the 12th largest. The state also has a relatively small population of about 5.5 million people, most of which (60%) concentrated in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. This leaves a massive amount of open space and wilderness that’s just waiting for you.

The many lakes are just a small fraction of the places where you can find a great view in Minnesota. Large open fields blanketed by clouds, jagged cliffs, serene waterfalls, rushing rivers, and more await you. Minnesota is actually home to a whopping 4 national parks, 66 state forests, and even more private campsites and wildlife reserves. There is incredible variety in the scenery you can experience, from the dimly-lit caverns of Niagara Cave to the rushing waterfalls of Gooseberry Falls.

Minnesotans take pride in their state’s natural beauty. They care deeply about their state’s environment and make strides to use green energy. Minnesota is the 4th largest producer of wind power in the country and requires all gasoline to have a two percent biodiesel blend. These measures are all taken to ensure the longevity of the beautiful Minnesota ecosystem.

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Many residents are extremely active and enjoy regularly exercising outdoors. In fact, Minnesota is considered one of the healthiest states in the USA, and there’s no doubt this statistic is related to the states close connection to the outdoors and endless opportunities to experience the wilderness firsthand.

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