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Camden State Park

Camden State Park offers much for visitors to enjoy. Fish for brown trout in the Redwood River or bass and bluegill in Brawner Lake. Hike the trails or cool off in the spring-fed pool. Walk along the wooded river valley, climb the Dakota Valley Trail to the lookout for great fall colors, or go canoeing on Brawner Lake.

Woodlands, maples, basswoods, oaks, and cottonwoods, dominate this park. Sun-drenched prairies, grasslands, and marshes offer added diversity. The park provides picnic areas, campgrounds (drive-in, horseback, and group), swimming, hiking, and cross-country skiing.

Tell me more about this park's wildlife, history, geology and landscape.

Visitor Alert

October deer hunt

The park will close during a special permit youth hunt from October 29 - 30. For more information, visit hunting in state parks.

2016 Reservation changes

  • All campsites at this park are reservable.
  • Same-day reservations are now available.
  • If you need help making a reservation, call 866-857-2757.
  • For more details, read the FAQ.

(Updated Sept. 19, 2016)

Park Notes

Virtual Tour:

Take a virtual tour. It's a great tool to help you plan your next trip to the park! Panoramic tour | Snapshot tour

Friends of Camden State Park:

The Friends of Camden State Park support and sponsor many activities and projects at the park. Membership is open to individuals and organizations interested in supporting Camden. Call the park at 507-865-4530 for membership information.

Gift Cards:

Purchase a Minnesota State Parks Gift Card.

Don't move firewood!

Burning non-local firewood can spread invasive species, and it's against Minnesota state law. Learn more. Always buy your firewood at the park, or from an approved local vendor. Find firewood vendors for Camden State Park.


Bird Checklist This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. at Camden State Park.

Park Highlights

tree Camping

tree Fishing

tree Fall Colors

tree Dakota Overlook

tree Wildflowers

tree Native and Restored Prairies


Best time to contact the park:

Summer: Daily, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.


1897 Camden Park Road
Lynd, MN 56157

tel: 507-865-4530

fax: 507-865-4608

email: camdenstatepark@frontiernet.net

Getting There

Go 3 miles southwest of Lynd on Hwy 23 or from Marshall, go 10 miles south on Hwy 23.