Camping: Tipi, Yurt and Wall Tents

CampsiteA bit of history, a bit of tradition, a bit of adventure...try camping in a tipi, and you'll get all three! Each tipi is 18 feet in diameter and has a cedar deck inside. Check out the tipi photo gallery, and then book your tipi! Want another option? How about trying a yurt or wall tent?

Rates and Location

Tipi camping is available from $30 (weekdays) to $35 (weekends) per night in the Yellow Medicine River Campground at Upper Sioux Agency State Park and in the Blue Mounds campground at Blue Mounds State Park.

Yurts will soon be reservable at Afton State Park, Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area and Glendalough State Park. Yurts range in size from 16 to 20 in diameter will be reservable for $45-$50 (weekdays) to $50-55 (weekends) per night. Check back for updates.

Wall tent camping is available at Myre-Big Island State Park from $30 (weekdays) to $35 (weekends) per night.

Availability

  • Regular Season: Tipi sites typically late May to late October; yurts available year-round; wall tent mid-April to October
  • Off-Season: closed
  • Check-in: 4 p.m. (sites may be available earlier)
  • Check-out: 4 p.m.

Details

  • Bathrooms: Water and toilet facilities are available
  • Capacity:
    • Tipis up to six people.
    • Yurts from five to seven people depending on diameter. Contact park staff for details.
    • Wall tent dimensions are 10 by 12 feet. The wall tent capacity is very tight, when using six cots. Contact park staff for suggestions.
  • Cooking: Campfires, candles, or other open flames are not allowed inside tipis, yurts or wall tents. Picnic tables and fire rings with grills for cooking are provided outside.
  • Firewood: Can be purchased at the park office. Minnesota restricts firewood being brought to or used on DNR lands. More information and vendor list.
  • Pets: All pets must be kept on a leash of not more than six feet and personally attended at all times. Pets are not allowed inside tipis, wall tents, or other buildings, lodging facilities, or beach areas.
  • Quiet Hours: From 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Remember to bring

  • Sleeping bags or other bedding
  • Cot or sleeping mat for tipis and wall tents (yurts contain bunkbeds)

Park

Structure

Sun-Thurs

Fri-Sat

Afton State Park *Coming soon

Yurt (20 foot)

$50

$55

Blue Mounds State Park

Tipi

$30

$35

Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area *Coming soon

Yurt (20 foot)

$50

$55

Glendalough State Park *Coming soon

Yurt (16 foot)

$45

$50

 

Yurt (20 foot)

$50

$55

Myre-Big Island State Park

Wall tent

$30

$35

Upper Sioux Agency State Park

Tipi

$30

$35

 

Make a Reservation

Phone

October - March
8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday & Sunday

April - September
8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Daily

Call center is closed holidays.

Call 866-857-2757

TTY: 218-336-2189

Online reservations can be made 24 hours a day, except for the first day a reservation becomes available. On that first day, reservations cannot be made online before 8 a.m.

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A non-refundable reservation fee ($10.00 for call center/$8.50 for web) is charged for each reservation. This fee and camping fees for the entire length of stay must be paid when the reservation is made.