Campgrounds in St. Paul, Minnesota

Campgrounds in St. Paul, Minnesota
St. Paul is one of Minnesota's Twin Cities, along with Minneapolis. Kayakers and canoeists can paddle the Mississippi River, which separates St. Paul from Minneapolis, and anglers can go for catfish, bass and trout. There are multiuse trails in St. Paul and Minneapolis, where hikers, runners and cyclists can find a variety of challenging activities.

St. Paul East RV Park

The St. Paul East RV Park is open seasonally, usually from April through October, depending on the weather. The park can accommodate both tent campers and RVs. Tent sites have access to fresh water and picnic tables. RV sites have 30- or 50-amp electric, water, sewer, cable TV and Wi-Fi hookups. All guests can use the showers and bathrooms, laundry room, picnic areas and barbecue stations. Pets are welcome but must be on a leash. Firewood is available for bonfires and cookouts free of charge. Bikers can head to the St. Croix River Valley, where there are trails through wooded areas and along the river.

St. Paul East RV Park
568 Settlers Ridge Parkway
Woodbury, MN 55129
(651) 436-6436

Lebanon Hills State Campground

The campground is part of the state park system, and visitors will find hiking, biking and fishing opportunities within the park boundaries. The park is open seasonally, typically between late April and October. Tent and RV campers can be accommodated. Pets are allowed but must be leashed at all times. Tent sites are primitive with access to fresh water and picnic tables. RV sites have partial hookups (water and 50-amp electric) or are primitive. There is a dump station for RV use. Bird-watchers can try spotting many different species of songbirds within the park.

Lebanon Hills State Campground
12100 Johnny Cake Ridge Road
Apple Valley MN 55124
(952) 891-7000

Minneapolis Southwest KOA

The Minneapolis Southwest KOA is across the river from St. Paul in Jordan. The KOA can accommodate tent campers and RV travelers. Tent sites are level and have fire rings and picnic tables. RV sites have 30- or 50-amp electric, water and sewer connections, as well as Wi-Fi hookups. Pets are allowed but must be on a leash. All guests have use of the guest house with kitchen, bathrooms and showers. The Twin Cities bike paths and multiuse trails can be accessed from the campground for visitors to hike and bike. Good Sam and AAA discounts are available. The nearby Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge has over 13 miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking.

Minneapolis Southwest KOA
3315 W. 166th St.
Jordan, MN 55352
(952) 492-6440

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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