Camden State Park

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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!

Lake levels at Brawner Lake have somewhat come back,so we will again have canoe/kayak rentals this summer! Fishing is allowed and normal seasonal limits apply.

We have added 14 new electrical sites in the Lower Campground and upgraded all of the current electrical sites to 20-30-50 amp service in both campgrounds this spring!

Join us for a fun evening of story telling followed by a night hike on Friday, October 23rd starting at 7:15 PM. We will meet at the parks historic north picnic shelter. Stay after the night hike to enjoy the cozy fire with warm apple cider and smores! This is a free family event sponsored by the Friends of Camden State Park.

Last updated Sept 24,2015

Park Notes

Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.

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.

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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:

Fall: Daily, 9 a.m.- 8p.m.


1897 Camden Park Road
Lynd, MN 56157

tel: 507-865-4530

fax: 507-865-4608


Getting There

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