Lake Elmo Park Reserve

Contact Information


  • Daily Camping Minimum: 15
  • Daily Camping Maximum: 55
  • Washington County Parks vehicle permit is also required for each vehicle - $5.00 per overnight stay (or per day) or $25.00 for a 12-month vehicle permit.


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Located on a Lake or River

  • Eagle Point
  • Elmo

On-Site Facilities & Services

  • Located on a Lake or River
  • Children's Programs (scheduled, supervised)
  • Evening Entertainment (regularly scheduled)

On-Site Recreation

  • Swimming Beach
  • Hiking Trail
  • Bike Trail
  • Lake/River Access (Boat Ramp)
  • Fishing Guides Available
  • Playground
  • Cross Country Ski Trail (groomed)
  • Snowmobile Trail (groomed)

Accommodations Policies

  • Open to the general public, no membership required

Other Date Information

  • The park is open daily from 7am to ½ hour after sunset. The campground is open from early May to mid October, however, water may not be available after October 1st. Reservations can be made, beginning January, by calling the park office.

Green Practices

  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Water Conservation/Wastewater Mgmt Plan
  • Eco-Friendly Landscape/Facility Design
  • Eco-Friendly Purchasing Practices

Length of Stay

  • Daily site rental

Campground Features

  • Electric
  • Open in fall
  • Camping Accessible to disabled
  • 50 amp
  • Flush toilets in campground
  • Group camp facilities
  • Hot showers in campground
  • Pull-through sites
  • Sanitary Dump Station

Number/Type of Campsites

  • Number of tent-only sites
  • TOTAL number of campsites
  • Number of sites in horseback camp area

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  1. Explore Your Parks Day

    1515 Keats Ave N
    Lake Elmo, MN 55042
    Call: 651-430-8370

    Explore Your Parks Day

    Exploring outdoor recreation!

    Our annual event 'Explore Your Parks Day' encourages people to visit any Washington County Park on the first Saturday in June for free (no vehicle permit required-all day). Historically, Lake Elmo Park Reserve has hosted the main event complete with outdoor recreation demos, 5K/1K fun run, live music and entertainment for the entire family!

    Plus! Seven Sundays will be giving out FREE samples of their delicious muesli and peace coffee!

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