Campgrounds in the Twin Cities Gateway
Camping near Minneapolis / Saint Paul
If you’re looking to camp in a spot with lots of fun activities nearby, Bunker Hills Campgrounds is the place for you! Located in Bunker Hills Regional Park in Coon Rapids, the campground shares the park with Bunker Beach Waterpark, Bunker Stables and Bunker Hills Golf Club. Imagine that! You can splash about at Minnesota’s largest outdoor waterpark, go horseback riding and play a round of golf on one of the state’s premier courses – all within the same park! The campground offers 72 secluded and shaded sites, ranging from the rustic to modern with water and electrical hookups. There is one group site that can accommodate up to 30 people, using tents, with water and electricity hook-ups. The campground does offer 2 camper cabins as well.
Another popular campground for active families is Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Campground, located in the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve in Lino Lakes, just minutes from St. Paul and Minneapolis. The 5,500-acre park is one of the largest in the area and contains some of the most significant native wildlife habitat and water resources in the region. Campers can enjoy a round of golf on the Chomonix Golf Course, spend a relaxing day at Centerville Lake Beach. Or, enjoy Wargo Nature Center learning about the birds and the bees (literally). You’ll always find experienced naturalists to answer any of your questions. Canoes and kayaks are also available to rent at the visitor’s center.
If you’re looking for a little more rugged camping experience near the Twin Cities, consider Canoe Camping along the Rum River, near Anoka. Two canoe camping locations are available for your use at Rum River North County Park (at the northwestern corner of the park) and Rum River Central Regional Park (directly east to the river from the park entrance). There is no charge for using the canoe campsites and they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Canoe or kayak through restored native prairies and under thing canopies of mature hardwood forests and enjoy exquisite views of the Rum River. The Rum River flows south from Lake Mille Lacs 145 miles to its confluence with the mighty Mississippi River. Bring your fishing gear, because anglers are likely to have success fishing for smallmouth bass, and walleye are not uncommon from Princeton to Anoka.
550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW
Andover, MN 55304
13101 County Parkway B
Coon Rapids, MN 55433