Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park

The campground dump station, shower building and picnic shelter restroom facilities will open for the season on Friday May 4th.
  • The campground dump station, shower building and picnic shelter restroom facilities will open for the season on Friday May 4th. Vault toilets are available in the picnic area.
  • Trails are open for hiking. If you have a dog with you, it must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times.
  • Hammocks. One per set of trees (no stacking), straps only (no ropes), must be within the campsite, only some sites can accommodate a hammock. If your only camping structure is a hammock tent please call ahead to assure the trees accommodate.
  • Walk-in and group sites are in the rustic area. This means that the shower facilities in the main campground are not included in the rates. The facilities have a limit on capacity, therefore, if you are in the rustic area, please do not take showers.

When the office is unstaffed, use self-service to pay your entrance fee. Put garbage and pet waste in the parking lot dumpster.

Park Highlights

  • “Big Woods” Landscape
  • Spectacular Spring Wildflowers
  • Fabulous Fall Color
  • Visitor Center
  • Self-guided Interpretive Trail
  • Hidden Falls Waterfall

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170th Street East 9700
Nerstrand 55053 MN US
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Daily from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.