Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

Contact Information


  • Park permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate.
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On-Site Recreation

  • Hiking Trail
  • Playground
  • Cross Country Ski Trail (groomed)
  • Snowmobile Trail (groomed)
  • Snowshoes Available

Accommodations Policies

  • Open to the general public, no membership required


  • From Twin Cities to Nerstrand Big Woods State Park: Go South on I-35. Exit 69, (MN 19) into Northfield. Turn right onto MN Highway 3. Turn left onto MN Highway 246. Follow 246 approx 11 miles to 4-way stop. Turn right onto 29.

Other Date Information

  • Book an online reservation 24 hours a day. Phone reservations can be made by calling 866-857-2757 (TTY: 952-936-4008) between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily November through March, and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily April through October. Call Ctr closed holidays.

Green Practices

  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Energy Efficiency/Conservation
  • Transportation-Related Policies or Programs
  • Eco-Friendly Purchasing Practices

Length of Stay

  • Daily site rental

Campground Features

  • Electric
  • Water
  • Pets allowed in campsite
  • Open in fall
  • Open in winter
  • Camping Accessible to disabled
  • Hookups available in WINTER
  • Flush toilets in campground
  • Group camp facilities
  • Hot showers in campground
  • Lodge/central building
  • Pull-through sites
  • Sanitary Dump Station
  • Secluded campsites

Number/Type of Campsites

  • TOTAL number of campsites: 51
  • TOTAL number of campsites available in winter: 7

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  1. Nerstrand Big Woods State Park - Activities

    Nerstrand Big Woods State Park - Activities

    State Hwy 246 & Cty Rd 29
    Nerstrand, MN 55053
    Call: (507) 333-4840
    Toll Free: (866) 857-2757

    Part of the original "Big Woods," this park is known for its spring wildflowers, large hardwood trees, and fall color. Take the boardwalk trail or hike to Hidden Falls. The best way to see the beauty of this park is on foot, on 13 miles of hiking trails. In winter, enjoy 8 miles of mostly intermediate level cross-country ski trails, 5 miles of snowmobile trail.

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