Prairie Island Campground


Spring Flooding 2019 Update: We are anticipating higher than normal Mississippi River levels this spring. The Mississippi is not subject to flash flooding but rather slow rising floods. At this time it appears we will be closed for the entire month of April. Please check back for updates and opening date information.

Welcome to Prairie Island Campground!
New for the 2019 Season: We are in the midst of building an off-the-grid tiny house cabin that will comfortably sleep five. Check out the Event Calendar for activities and events that will be happening around the campground and in the area. View the exclusive Packaged Experience opportunities for 2019 and add these experiences to your online reservation at any time.

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

View the Campground Map here

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 here. The bike fleet is made possible by a Minnesota Department of Health SHIP Grant. Persons receiving WIC may rent bikes at no charge.

Canoe, Kayak, Stand-up Paddle Boards – $30 for first day, $15 each additional; $15 for 3 hours

Adult and Kid Bikes and Burley Trailers – $5 per day

Tent- $10 per day

30 Degree Sleeping Bag- $5 per day

Sleeping Pad – $3 per day

Dutch Ovens – $3 per day

Open Spring (weather and water dependent) through October 31

Phone: (507) 452-4501

1120 Prairie Island Road