Camping: Rustic

CampsiteLooking for a more rugged camping experience? You have lots of options! Rustic sites have limited amenities. They are located near drinking water and primitive toilet facilities, and allow campers to get even closer to nature.

Rustic camping is available in both state parks and state forests. Learn more about camping in state forests.




Rustic campsites come with a fire ring, garbage cans, and access to drinking water and primitive toilets. Dispersed camping outside at least one mile designated camping areas on state forest land is free. There is no dispersed camping in state parks.

Rates and locations

$15-$19 per site, per night, including tax.


Regular season


Carley State Park



Flandrau State Park



Franz Jevne Lake State Park



McCarthy Beach State Park



Scenic State Park



Schoolcraft State Park



Upper Sioux Agency State Park



*Off-season dates vary by park. Check with the park for details.

ParkFinder will help you find the park that fits your needs.


Call 866-857-2757

TTY: 218-336-2189

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.

Make a Reservation

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 advance reservation. There is no reservation fee to reserve a campsite same-day. The reservation fee (if applicable) and camping fees for the entire length of stay must be paid when the reservation is made.