Prairie Island Campground


Closed to Short Term Recreational Camper for Renovations. See you in 2021!

  • Watercraft Rentals Closed Until Further Notice
  • Dump Station is Open

Tiny House Rental available! Potluck String Lodge (PSL) is situated within Prairie Island Campground. This tiny house tells a story through Ty Helbach’s photograph of the the picking circle hosted in this site by PSL’s namesake, the Potluck String Band, during the Boats and Bluegrass music festival. With cottony sheets, coffee & towels, paddle sport equipment & bikes, and an outdoor fire ring, you can simply show-up, relax, reconnect, and recreate.

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.

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