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Lake Carlos State Park

Minnesota State Park

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2601 County Road 38 Northeast Alexandria, MN 56308 320-852-7200 Reservations: 866-857-2757 Official Website

GPS: 46.0, -95.336

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Overview of Lake Carlos State Park

Number of Sites 121

Pad Type gravel

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 1,345 ft / 409 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Lake Carlos State Park 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Last reported 6/16/2019
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Minneapolis, MN 22' Roadtrek 210 Popular
24 reviews
“No bad sites in the lower campground!”

Reviewed 6/16/2019

Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 108
Overall Rating

We made last minute reservations and ended up in site 108. Our site had a near perfect lake view. In looking around, I don't think there is a bad site in the whole campground.

The showers/bathrooms were really nice (not pay showers either).

The length of the campground is a very nice sandy bottom lake front and if you have a boat, you can tie it up right there. The boat launch is next to the campground.

You can rent canoes, kayaks and paddle boats at the office (there is a small marina nearby with a store if needed)

The campground was very well maintained, very quiet and well supervised.

The park has a very nice beach, two campgrounds (plus group areas and lots of good hiking.

Make plans in advance, this is a popular spot.

Site Quality
Verizon 4G/LTE

1bike would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of

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Lake Elmo, MN 24' Pleasureway Plateau FL
49 reviews
“Camp near a good fishing lake”

Reviewed 5/23/2017

Nightly rate: $31
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 143E
Overall Rating

Lake Carlos SP is about 10 miles north of Alexandria. It has two campgrounds: Upper and Lower. Lower is directly on the lake. The campground is fairly flat and is equipped with flush toilets, and a dump station. Many sites have electricity. The rate is $23 + $8 for electricity.

Camp sites are angled off surfaced access roads. Each site has a gravel vehicle pull off, picnic table and fire ring with grill. No Wi-Fi but cell service is present.

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Verizon 4G/LTE

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  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • volleyball
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • cabins
  • dump station
  • firewood
  • group sites
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets
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