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 & DatesPhone 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
- Daily camping maximum: $23.00
- Daily camping minimum: $15.00
Park permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate.
- Open in fall
- Open in winter
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 70 reviews
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
Went to the parking lot and checked out the short trail with the lookouts along the bluffs. Was busy Labor Day weekend but was able to stay apart for the most part. Beautiful park would like to...
— zachary140, September 5, 2020
This was our first state park in our quest to visit the Minnesota State Parks. The drive down from the Twin Cities was nice. I have always enjoyed the Lake Pepin area. The view from the picnic area...
— NatureBoo, September 1, 2020
First time camping in over 10 years, and first time with our young children. We got lucky and caught a cancellation over the upcoming weekend. We got a cart in site (5). It was a very pretty drive...
— howmanypeopleareon, August 17, 2020
Skip the backpacking sites and go straight for the cart-in sites! The backpacking sites are both right on a busy trail and directly across from a busier highway and an active railroad that must have...
— DogtownGetDown, July 21, 2020