There are so many gorgeous places to spend the night outdoors scattered throughout the Land of 10,000 Lakes, how can one possibly choose? Camping in Minnesota is second to none, and a fantastic way to enjoy the season – whether for a lakefront stay in summer or a fall color-peeping adventure. To really up your summer planning game, we’ve done the hard work for you. Are you ready for an epic outdoor adventure? Here are some of the best campgrounds in Minnesota:

These unique campgrounds in MN are tough to beat! We’re fortunate to have so many scenic options when it comes to camping here.

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For even more opportunities to get outdoors but without the beach crowds, glamping in Minnesota is the way to go. These yurt rentals around the state are as cute as can be!

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What are the most beautiful lakes in Minnesota?

There are at least 10,000 gorgeous lakes in Minnesota to choose from and all of them are worth a day trip or summer dip. Some of the most beautiful lakes in Minnesota include:

  • Lake Brophy, Douglas County
  • Lake Kabetogama, St. Louis County
  • Lake Nokomis, Hennepin County
  • Lake Pepin, Goodhue / Wabasha Counties
  • Lake Superior
  • Lake Vermilion, Saint Louis County
  • Lake Winona, Winona County
  • Lax Lake, Lake County
  • Long Lake, Hennepin County
  • Upper Bottle, Hubbard County
  • West Rush Lake, Chisago County


Does Minnesota have any islands?

Due to the impressive number of lakes in Minnesota, the state is also home to a surprising number of islands as well ... somewhere between 600 and 14,000, depending on who you ask, and how they determine what size of land mass counts as an island. Many of these are located in Lake Superior and the North Woods region. While many of the state's islands are privately owned, there are still a few islands in Minnesota that are open to the public and offer gorgeous waterfront views:


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