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End of Summer Camping Destinations

Sad, I know summer is coming to a close. However, the camping season itself isn’t over quite yet. The official date range is mid October. Which is a beautiful time of year to get out and take in the many colors of the fall trees. Before there is a slight chill in the air make sure to check out these few camping destinations while it is still hot.


Kamp Dels

You must hit up the place where the idea of a campground meets waterpark! Make the call before the pool is closed for the summer! I admit the rate to stay at Kamp Dels is on the high end, but if you were to stay at a waterpark hotel it would cost more out of your pocket. There is so much to do at Kamp Dels besides the waterpark, too. Like horseback riding and a whole petting zoo! Just a little over an hour away from the Twin Cities and you will have an unforgettable family vacation.

Afton State Park

We enjoy the pools and activities at the private campgrounds, but nothing compares to Mother Nature. I stand in awe at times just looking at my surrondings. Afton State Park is known for a place to take in the world around you. The camping is more on the rustic side of things. Backpackers and hikers this is a location you will enjoy! Plus, my husband heard there is a new Disc Golf course there.

St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park

Although you are in a campground, you feel tucked in enough that it’s almost like camping in your own backyard. That is one thing we have loved about the state parks, too. The green plants and trees in-between each site is so nice. If you have a canoe the St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park is the perfect campground to stay at before the river turns into a hockey rink. PS – no pets allowed (sorry Rosco).

Stony Point Resort

It’s up there in North Country, but worth the drive. Sitting on a fish filled Cass Lake you are sure to bring in supper from the boat. They even have a children’s fishing pond. Stony Point Resort has gone out of their way to make your stay relaxing and memorable. The kids can play outdoors on the beach front or play tag at the updated park. In the evening plan a meal at the Stony Point’s very own restaurant and lounge. They also have cabins to rent if you like to camp in a more modern style. 

Happy Camping, Kelly

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