Crow Wing State Park RV & Campground Guide


The Crow Wing State Park is a gorgeous park of almost 3,000 square miles in the center of Minnesota near Brainerd. In 1970, this park was awarded the special honor of being added to the National Register of Historic Places. This park has a wide variety of activities since the weather can go anywhere from freezing temperatures in winter up to the 80s in the summer, so you'll have plenty to do throughout the year, including hiking and wildlife watching.

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Spring 15-67 F
Summer 50-80 F
Fall 20-69 F
Winter 4-26 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Crow Wing State Park

If you are traveling in an RV, this is such a convenient way to visit and camp. Crow Wing can have some inclement weather, so having your vehicle right there means you can duck inside if it starts to rain and stay cozy in the evenings when the temperatures drop. If you do not own an RV, you can take advantage of convenient rentals on RVshare.com.

Shady Hollow Resort and Campground

Shady Hollow Resort and Campground offers you a private and serene experience. This is the only resort on Hardy Lake and is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway or a family reunion. The camping rates start at $30 for weekdays on $100 on weekends. The camp spots are small with a picnic table and fire ring. They are close to the swimming area on the lake. The campground has flush toilets and hot showers, and it always stays well-lit for your safety. The campground also offers free boats to use on the water and free games.

Crow Wing Lake Campground

Crow Wing Lake Campground is 30 acres of beautiful older trees right on the banks of Crow Wing Lake. A site with full hookups starts at only $58 during the week and $65 on the weekend. You will enjoy all of the amenities and things to do in the campground. It includes a lodge and game room as well as a large heated pool. Guests can also enjoy a nature trail, a playground for kids and an off-leash dog park. You can participate in activities like boating and fishing on the lake or stay in the campground and enjoy softball, horseshoes, basketball, shuffleboard, golf or beanbag toss. There's even a spot where you can wash your dog.

Gull Lake Recreation Area

The Gull Lake Recreation Area is located at the Gull Lake outlet. It is a great place for fishing as well as swimming, boating, and hiking. You are also sure to experience a wide variety of wildlife. The campsites are well-spaced with electric hookups, picnic tables, and fire rings. Sites start at $28 a night. The campground includes a centrally located shower house as well as a dump station and electricity, sewer, and water hookups. If you like to fish, enjoy the fishing pier and fish cleaning station. There are also interpretive trails and scenic overlooks in the area.

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What to Do at
Crow Wing State Park

Inside Crow Wing State Park

There is plenty to see and do at the park. Be sure to check out the historic Old Crow Wing Town Site where the Mississippi and Crow Wing rivers meet. The site tells the story of the mid-1800s frontier town. In the rest of the 3,000 square miles, there is plenty of room to explore. Hike the scenic trails where you can spot all kinds of birds and wildlife. Canoe on the river or enjoy some fishing. If you like to take pictures, you will find plenty to see.

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How to Get to
Crow Wing State Park

Crow Wing State Park is only 11 minutes south of Brainerd, Minnesota. Take MN-371 south, and then turn right on 60th Avenue SW. From there, you will see the road signs along the way.

Entering Crow Wing State Park

The park is open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.. Make a reservation and get licenses for fishing or boating depending on what activities you want to participate in when you get there.

Crow Wing State Park Vehicle permit : $7.0

per day

Crow Wing State Park is a beautiful area in the heart of Minnesota listed in the National Register of Historic Places. You can enjoy a historical representation of Old Crow Wing, a town from the 1850s and 1860s. In addition, take some time to explore the trails, observe the wildlife and savor the natural beauty of Minnesota. Also, be sure to take plenty of photos and send them to [email protected], or tag RVshare when you post your pictures on social media.

Frequently Asked Questions About Crow Wing State Park

Are pets allowed at Crow Wing State Park?

Pets are allowed at Crow Wing State Park, but dogs must be licensed, tagged, and vaccinated before they can enter. All pets must also be well-behaved and watched over at all times by their owners.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Crow Wing State Park?

Crow Wing State Park features a campground with 59 total campsites, 13 of which are designated RV sites with electrical hookups. The RV campsites are large enough for RVs up to 45 feet long.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Crow Wing State Park?

You might see a wide variety of wildlife species while visiting Crow Wing State Park. Some of the local species include coyotes, white-tailed deer, beavers, muskrats, foxes, eagles, hawks, and various songbirds.

What is the climate of Crow Wing State Park?

Crow Wing State Park is fairly warm during summer and freezing during winter. Between November and March, there can be lots of snow and temperatures as low as -5 degrees. Summer temperatures range from 52 to 81 degrees.

What is the best time of year to visit Crow Wing State Park?

Unless you like cold weather, the ideal times to visit the park are between June and August. The summer months should be warm enough to be comfortable for enjoying outdoor activities.