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Lynd - Camden State Park

1897 Camden Park Road

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.


aj jackson

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
Park staff are amazing! Beautiful park with a nice swimming area. Also has a train track In the park for any train buffs out there.

Ivan Hudson

Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
Very nice park. The camping sites look excellently maintained, the restrooms are nicely maintained, and it has miles upon miles of hiking trails. Infact I spent about 2.5 hours one day on a single trail and was unable to find the end. It's an excellent park and definitely makes my list of favorite parks.

Jessica McMullen

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Immediately impressed upon arrival because the staff knew the forecast was hot and windy so they recommended us to a more shady protected site in the upper campground (we had a tent). Very caring and kind staff! Shower building and vault toilets remodeled and very clean! Yes, there are trains nearby, but it you don't mind being roused a few times over night, it's well worth it for how nice of a park this is!

Christopher Heille

Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017
Wonderful park. Would recommend the lower loop campground for families with kids to be close to play areas and swimming. We stayed at the upper loop site 44 with a fantastic view of the valley below and the sunset was fantastic. 4 star because of train that runs through park.

Mike-Allen Butterfield

Monday, May 29, 2017
I Took the family to Camden State Park for a Memorial Day Weekend camping trip. We live in the Twin Cities, and it was about a 3 hour drive for us. It is a beautiful state park, and the staff at the visitors center was so friendly, and very helpful. We camped in the upper campground. The restrooms and showers were some of the cleanest and nicest that I have seen at a state park. We did some hiking on the beautiful trials, and explored the Redwood River. I tried to do some fly fishing, but the river seemed a bit high, and it was not possible to wade. The spring fed pool, and playground area at the lower campground area is very nice. We did some fishing at the lake, and caught some small pan fish and bass. Overall, I really enjoyed this State Park, except for ONE small thing: The train that goes through right beside the campground blowing the horn at all hours, including 5 am on a Sunday morning! That is why I gave this a 4 star instead of 5.

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