Lake Carlos State Park

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  • $15 - $23 Daily Camping
  • Park permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate. Camper Cabin $60 per night with electricity Sun-Thurs and $70 per night Fri & Sat.
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Located on a Lake or River

  • Carlos
  • Hidden

On-Site Facilities & Services

  • Located on a Lake or River
  • High Speed Internet Available
  • Children's Programs (scheduled, supervised)

On-Site Recreation

  • Swimming Beach
  • Canoes or Kayaks Available
  • Hiking Trail
  • Lake/River Access (Boat Ramp)
  • Dock Space/Slips/Mooring Buoys
  • Cross Country Ski Trail (groomed)
  • Snowmobile Trail (groomed)
  • Snowshoes Available

Accommodations Policies

  • Open to the general public, no membership required


  • The park entrance is located 10 miles north of Alexandria on State Highway 29, then 2 miles west on Highway 38.

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 April-Sept and Oct-March from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. M-F and from 8 a.m. to 2p.m. Sat & Sun.

Green Practices

  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Energy Efficiency/Conservation

Length of Stay

  • Daily site rental

Campground Features

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

Number/Type of Campsites

  • Number of tent or RV/Trailers: 81
  • Number of camping cabins: 4
  • Number of camping cabins available in winter: 4
  • TOTAL number of campsites: 121
  • TOTAL number of campsites available in winter: 2
  • Number of sites in horseback camp area: 7

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  1. Lake Carlos State Park - Activities

    2601 County Rd 38 NE
    Carlos, MN 56319
    Call: (320) 852-7200
    Toll Free: (866) 857-2757

    Lake Carlos State Park is located 10 miles north of Alexandria on Highway 29. The park offers visitors a beautiful setting of rolling hills, hardwood forests, grassy meadows, prairies, and a deep clean lake noted for its abundance of walleyes, northerns, bass and panfish. The park is located on the north end of Lake Carlos. Lake Carlos is on a chain of five lakes that extend from Alexandria north to the park.

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