Campgrounds in Alexandria, Minnesota

Campgrounds in Alexandria, Minnesota
Alexandria, Minnesota, is northwest of St. Cloud. This prairie town sits among numerous lakes, guarded by the statue of Big Ole, Viking warrior. The campgrounds of the area offer plenty of water-based activities but also include trails and proximity to unique historical attractions such as the Kensington Runestone Museum.

Broken Arrow Resort

Broken Arrow Resort offers multiple accommodations for travelers. The resort has rental cabins and 17 shaded campsites with full hookups, where guests can also opt for air-conditioning. The sites are offered for rent daily, weekly or seasonally and each is a short walk from the edge of the lake. The resort facilities include showers and restrooms. The resort sits between Lake Victoria and Lake Geneva, just two of a long chain of lakes surrounding Alexandria. Boaters can reach both of these lakes and Lake Jessie without ever leaving the water. The Central Lakes Trail for bicyclers passes through the southern portion of Alexandria and is open to hikers and skaters.

Broken Arrow Resort
3408 E. Hwy. 27
Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 763-4646
(800) 729-2202
brokenarrowresort.com

Cottage Grove Resort and Campground

Cottage Grove Resort and Campground is on the southern end of Alexandria at Lake Andrew. The park provides cabins and campsites for travelers, groceries for sale and Wi-Fi service as an option. Video games, table games and outdoor games are supplemented with special events held throughout the summer. Guests can experience sandy beach swimming. Boats are offered for rent, and a boat-lift service is available for an additional fee. Kensington Runestone Park is 18 miles west of the campground, offering hiking trails, cross-country skiing and tobogganing.

Cottage Grove Resort and Campground
7870 Cottage Lane SW
Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 762-1336
cottagegroveresort.com

Lake Carlos State Park

Lake Carlos State Park, 7.5 miles north of Alexandria, has 121 drive-in sites covering two campgrounds. Electric service is available at more than half of the sites, and RVs up to 50-feet long will fit the spaces. A horse camp and group camps also are available, along with cabins. The campground provides showers, vault toilets, flush toilets during the summer months and a dump station that is open seasonally. The park sustains 14 miles of hiking trails and a swimming beach. Winter visitors can anticipate 5 miles of cross-country skiing trails and snowshoeing is offered anywhere in the park except on groomed trails. The park picnic shelter doubles as a warming house.

Lake Carlos State Park
2601 County Road 38 NE
Carlos, MN 56319
(320) 852-7200
dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/lake_carlos

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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