Prairie Island Campground


2021 Update:

Thank you for considering Prairie Island Campground as a destination for your camping and outdoor recreation experiences.  2020 was wrought with so much uncertainty, unrest, and overall disruption in our lives and communities.  We hope you are all staying safe and well amidst these crazy times, there is light at the end of the tunnel. The closing of the campground for the 2020 season made it possible for us to complete many long overdue upgrades and renovations at the campground and we are excited to share them with you in 2021. 

It is exciting and a relief to be moving forward with plans for the reopening of the newly renovated campground in the spring of 2021. There are many improvements that we are sure will make your camping experience with us even more memorable. Gravel pads in all riverfront short term electric and water sites, a new and improved beach and common picnic area, new boat launch, and the addition of a disc golf course as well 2 miles hiking trails within Prairie Island Park. We will have a second Tiny House available for rent for those who are looking for an easy, comfortable way to spend time close to nature. There are plans to bring back our Campfire Concert Series with an improved offering of regional food truck fare!

Welcome to Prairie Island Campground!
Check out the Event Calendar for activities and events that will be happening around the campground and in the area. 

Online reservations can be made any time, Jan 1 – Oct 30.

Reserve online here

Gear Rentals at Prairie Island: Open to the Public

May – late September, Prairie Island rents bikes, stand-up paddle boards (SUP’s), canoes, kayaks, tents, sleeping bags, pads, and more! High-end equipment offered at a reasonable price that includes paddles and life preservers.

Reserve gear when making a reservation: Just before booking your stay, the Camp Store screen will pop-up, offering rentals as add-ons to your reservation. Boats and camping gear can be picked up at the Rental Center, located on the upriver side of the campground near the public boat launch and Spillway. Bikes are available at the Camp Store.

Renting equipment is open to the public and able to be done in person as well as online. The bike fleet is made possible by a Minnesota Department of Health SHIP Grant. Persons receiving WIC may rent bikes at no charge.

Open Spring (weather and water dependent) through October 31

Phone: (507) 452-4501

1120 Prairie Island Road