Family Campgrounds Near St. Paul, Minnesota

Family Campgrounds Near St. Paul, Minnesota
St. Paul is the capital of Minnesota, located across the Mississippi River from Minneapolis. The two urban centers form the Twin Cities metropolitan area. St. Paul has cultural attractions such as a chamber orchestra and theater company, but it might be better known for its outdoor activities, which includes skiing and skating in the winter, and hiking, fishing and boating in the summer.

Cannon Falls Campground

Cannon Falls Campground is about 30 miles south of St. Paul. The campground has 198 campsites. There are RV camper sites equipped with water, electric and sewer hookups. Tent sites are also available. All sites come with a picnic table and fire pit. Cannon Falls Campground features modern bath house facilities with flush toilets and hot showers. Amenities also include a heated pool, playground, game room, dump station and general store. Pets are allowed. The campground has daily and seasonal rentals.

Cannon Falls Campground
30365 Oak Lane
Cannon Falls, MN 55009
(507) 263-3145


Ham Lake Campground

Ham Lake Campground is about 30 miles north of St. Paul. It has 143 campsites on Ham Lake, including RV sites with full hookups, cabins and tent sites. The grounds are wooded and all campsites have a fire ring and table. There's a sandy beach area for swimming and fishing in the summer. Other amenities include a bath house with hot water and flush toilets, laundry facilities, a playground and a petting zoo. The on-site camp store sells basic supplies. High-speed Internet is available.

Ham Lake Campground
2400 Constance Blvd.
Ham Lake, MN 55304
(763) 434-5337

Lake Elmo Park Reserve

Lake Elmo Park Reserve is 12 miles east of St. Paul. The 2,165-acre park has forest and prairie terrain as well as a lake. Park facilities include picnic areas, fishing piers, a boat launch and a chlorinated swimming pond. There are 120 campsites, including RV electric hookup sites and tent sites. The camp bath house facilities have flush toilets and hot showers.

Lake Elmo Park Reserve
1515 Keats Ave. N.
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
(651) 430-8370


Article Written By David Thyberg

David Thyberg began his writing career in 2007. He is a professional writer, editor and translator. Thyberg has been published in various newspapers, websites and magazines. He enjoys writing about social issues, travel, music and sports. Thyberg holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh Honors College with a certificate in Spanish and Latin American studies.

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