Lake Carlos State Park


Campground Type
State Park

2601 County Road 38
Carlos, Minnesota 56319


Lake Carlos State Park

Campground Details

Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 127
Number of Sites with Electric: 81

Sculpted by ancient glaciers, Lake Carlos State Park contains a tamarack bog, marshes, woodland ponds, and lakes.

A variety of recreational activities revolve around the lake. Clear and deep, Lake Carlos offers visitors a perfect setting for swimming, fishing, boating, camping, hiking and horseback riding. In the winter, ski from the tamarack bog to a maple-basswood forest.

Campgrounds: The upper and lower campgrounds will remain open year round and will be at the rustic rates when the shower buildings are closed.

Electric Sites: 59 electric sites in lower campground - 22 electric sites in upper campground.

Special Notes for RV Campers: Gravel spurs are available at all campsites.
Reservations: Recommended during the regular camping season. Reservations are not needed November 1 - April 1.

Drive-in Sites
121 Sites
Lower campground is near the lake. Upper campground is more secluded and wooded. Only one camping unit is allowed per site in the lower campground. This is strictly enforced.

Electric Sites
81 Sites
59 sites in lower campground and 22 electric sites in the upper campground.

RV Length Limit
50 Feet
Length is measured from front of tow vehicle to rear of vehicle being towed.

Handicapped Accessible Sites
2 Sites
One site in the lower campground and one site in the upper campground. Both are electric sites.

Horse Camp
7 Sites
Camp can accommodate a total of 30 people. Campers can use shower building and flush toilets available in the park's Upper Campground.

Group Camp
2 Sites
Campers will need to walk a short distance from the parking area to campsites. Each site includes an open-sided picnic shelter with electricity and water source at, or nearby, the shelter.
Pioneer site - Accommodates up to 35 people.
Lakeview site - Accommodates up to 50 people.

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