State Park Cabins in Minnesota

State Park Cabins in Minnesota
Dotted with lakes and thick forests, Minnesota has 66 state parks, six state recreation areas and eight waysides scattered throughout the state. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, bird watching, fishing, swimming and camping at practically all of them. One distinctive feature at many Minnesota state parks is the camper cabins, which are one-room log structures with bunk beds with mattresses, a table and benches. Some have room for up to six people, and many have electricity and heat. You can reserve a cabin through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources up to a year in advance.

Bear Head Lake State Park

Bear Head Lake State Park is in the extreme northcentral part of Minnesota, adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. It has five camper cabins, all of which sleep either five or six, and two of which are wheelchair accessible. All of the cabins have heat, electricity and porches. They range in distances from the restrooms from 60 to 225 feet.

Bear Head Lake State Park
9301 Bear Head State Park Road
Ely, MN 55731
(218) 365-7229

Beaver Creek Valley State Park

Beaver Creek Valley is in the southeastern part of the state and is renowned for its spring-fed creeks and its abundance of brown and brook trout. The park has one cabin that's available from April through October. It has electricity, electric heat and a porch, and sleeps up to five people. It's 350 feet from the campground restroom.

Beaver Creek Valley State Park
15954 County 1
Caledonia, MN 55921
(507) 724-2107

Glendalough State Park

Glendalough State Park is in the western part of the state, a little north of its center. Fishermen in particular appreciate it because Annie Lake, which it encompasses, is open only to non-motorized boat traffic. The park lies in the transitional zone between the hardwood forests to the east and the prairies to the west. The park has four cabins, three of which sleep six and one of which sleeps five and is wheelchair accessible. All four have porches, but only two have heat and electricity, and all require campers to cart their gear in from the parking lot.

Glendalough State Park
25287 Whitetail Lane
Battle Lake, MN 56515
(218) 864-0110

Lac qui Parle State Park

Lac qui Parle, in the southwestern part of Minnesota, takes its name from the lake that the Dakota called "the lake that speaks." The lake is a stopping point for huge flocks of Canadian geese and other migratory water birds, which make their presence known with their squawking, quacking and general noisiness. Historic Fort Renville and Lac qui Parle mission are nearby, as is the Lac qui Parle Wildlife Management Area. The park has three cabins that sleep between five and six people. All have heat, electricity and porches, and all are within 300 feet of the campground restrooms. Two overlook the lake.

Lac qui Parle State Park
14047 20th St. Northwest
Watson, MN 56295
(320) 734-4450

Article Written By Cheyenne Cartwright

Cheyenne Cartwright has worked in publishing for more than 25 years. She has served as an editor for several large nonprofit institutions, and her writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including "Professional Bull Rider Magazine." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Oklahoma Christian University and a Master of Arts in English from the University of Tulsa.

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