Frontenac State Park29223 Cty 28 Boulevard
Frontenac, MN 55026
Frontenac State Park is located approximately 10 miles SE of Red Wing on Highway 61 or 5 miles northwest of Lake City, then 1 mile north on County Road 2.Get Directions
Enjoy views of Lake Pepin as you hike along the wooded slopes of this park. Be sure to bring your binoculars. This is one of the best places in the US to view birds, including bald eagles, migrating every spring and fall along the Mississippi Flyway. Camping available in some form or another year round. 13 miles of hiking trails and 7.1 miles cross-country ski. Sliding hill available in winter. Some facilities are handicapped accessible.
Hours & DatesBook an online reservation 24 hours a day.
Phone reservations can be made by calling 866-857-2757 (TTY: 952-936-4008) Apr–Sep, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Daily; Oct–Mar, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon – Fri and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat & Sun CT.
Park permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate.
- Open in fall
- Open in winter
- Open in summer
On-Site Facilities & Services
- Located on a lake or river
- Canoes or kayaks available
- Cross-country ski trail (groomed)
- Hiking trail
- Snowmobile trail (groomed)
- Snowshoes available
Recycle bins in picnic area, campground and group camp.
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
Number/Type of Campsites
- Number of tent-only sites: 6
- Total number of campsites: 64
- Total number of campsites available in winter: 5
- Flush toilets in campground
- Group camp facilities
- Hookups available in winter
- Hot showers in campground
- Pets allowed in campsite
- Sanitary dump station
- Secluded campsites
- State Parks Campgrounds
Length of Stay
- Daily site rental
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 73 reviews
Easy walks from the main parking area for nice views of the Mississippi River area. Lots of picnic spots.
— SharnRol2018, September 19, 2021
Great hiking on the Bluffside Trail with beautiful views of the Mississippi River and Lake Pepin further south. There is a upper and lower bluff trail and hiking both in a clockwise fashion involves...
— TravelingSoccerLoon, June 20, 2021
Camper cabin was clean. Needed some maintenance. Door was falling off hinges. Had to use state certified firewood but the wood was always locked up and unavailable. Was a 1/2 mile hike to a so so...
— 1JWThomas, June 7, 2021
The Frontenac State Park is situated a leisurely hour drive mostly along the Mississippi River from the Twin Cities. The park has a nice picnic area with benches and a fantastic view of a winding...
— Nostalgiyeah, May 16, 2021
We were excited to check out this park. We pulled into the parking lot expecting to be able to easily find the trail we were looking for like we have at similar places. We were wrong. I read...
— Momof4Girls23, October 12, 2020