Hutchinson, Minnesota, Area Campgrounds

Hutchinson, Minnesota, Area Campgrounds
Hutchinson is a small town located approximately 60 miles due west of Minneapolis. The areas to the north and southwest of the town are packed with lakes of all sizes. Most of the campgrounds near the city offer basic sites, but these small parks provide immediate access to boating and recreation on the water.

Piepenburg Park

Piepenburg Park is only 7 miles northwest of Hutchinson. The campground has 28 spaces for both tents and pop-up campers. Electric service is optional at the campsites and air conditioning hookups are available. The facilities provided include showers and a dump station. The park is located alongside Belle Lake and three other lakes are within a short drive of the site. Belle Lake offers beach swimming, a pier and a boat launch. The park has a softball field, volleyball pit and playground. Hikers can explore the Red Rock Trail, and cross-country skiing trails are open in winter. Cedar Lake is about one mile from the park and offers rental boats at the Cedar Lake Memorial Park Campground.

Piepenburg Park
21104 Belle Lake Road
Hutchinson, MN 55350
(320) 587-2082

Lake Marion Park

Lake Marion Park is just 7.5 miles south of Hutchinson. The 80- acre park has 45 campsites, with 20 tent-only and 25 camper or RV sites. Each offers water, electric and air conditioning hookups. Flush toilets, showers and a dump station are provided for travelers to use. At the park, beach swimming, a boat landing area and a pier supply lake access. The grounds also hold playground equipment, a softball field, volleyball court and a short hiking trail. In winter, guests can find groomed cross-country ski trails. The park is 7 miles from Mud Lake, Barber Lake and Eagle Lake--located at the Ras-Lyn State Wildlife Management Area.

Lake Marion Park
11655 State Highway 15
Brownton, MN 55312
(320) 328-4479

Collinwood Lake Park

Collinwood Lake Park is 20 miles north of Hutchinson and provides 49 campsites that include electric hookups. Group camp facilities are also available. The park has toilets and showers, plus a dump station for RV campers. Guests can sample a number of outdoor games at this location--from horseshoes to sand volleyball. The grounds feature 5 miles of trails for skiing or hiking. Visitors can enjoy beach swimming and use the boat launch and pier for greater access to the lake.

Collinwood Lake Park
17251 70th St. Southwest
Cokato, MN 55321
(320) 286-2801

Article Written By Alice Moon

Alice Moon is a freelance writer with more than 10 years of experience. She was chosen as a Smithsonian Institute intern, working for the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and has traveled throughout Asia. Moon holds a Bachelor of Science in political science from Ball State University.

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