Whitetail Woods Regional Park – Camping – Minnesota

Have you been to the awesome camper cabins at Whitetail Woods Regional Park?

The best part is that Whitetail Woods Regional Park is only 40 minutes from the Twin Cities and yet, you feel like you are 1000 miles away.


There are only three cabins so they book up quickly on the weekends. There is more availability during the week and if you plan ahead.

The cabins sleep six, are very clean, and well kept. They have heat and would be a gorgeous winter getaway. The trails for hiking, walking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing are literally right outside your door. They are very spacious with a beautiful deck that looks out over the towering pines.


We only stayed for one night and I was worried that it would feel like a lot of work for such a short amount of time. I was completely wrong! We loved the whole experience and felt so relaxed. It was a good reminder that even one night away is so good for the soul. We had plenty of time to hike, take photos, grill an amazing dinner and watch the Minnesota Vikings (oh yes we did! There is great wifi for streaming). Then we were blessed with a beautiful sunset. There is nothing better than spending all day and night outdoors!

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The next morning we had coffee and breakfast over the open fire, a couple hours of hammock time, and a lovely walk.  This sunrise!


We will definitely stay here again. If you’ve been there, let me know your thoughts. If you haven’t and are looking for a cool place to camp close to the Twin Cities, I would check it out.

My reminders and takeaways from this trip…..


Keep it simple.

One night away in Mother Nature’s arms is the best medicine.

Treat yourself…


Another great spot to enjoy peace and quiet in the Twin Cities is Two Pony Pizza Farm.

We stayed here in 2017 – updated July 2019.  ©Tracy Blowers

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