Camden State Park offers much for visitors to enjoy. Fish for brown trout in the Redwood River or bass and bluegill in Brawner Lake. Hike the trails or cool off in the spring-fed pool. Walk along the wooded river valley, climb the Dakota Valley Trail to the lookout for great fall colors, or go canoeing on Brawner Lake. Woodlands, maples, basswoods, oaks, and cottonwoods, dominate this park. Sun-drenched prairies, grasslands, and marshes offer added diversity. The park provides picnic areas, campgrounds (drive-in, horseback, and group), swimming, hiking, and cross-country skiing.
Anne-Marie H. on Camden State Park
Even in late fall the Dakota Prairie and the Camden History Trails were beautiful. The climb and descent were steep by Minnesota standards. And with lots of leaves on the trail, be sure to pick your feet up to avoid tripping over hidden roots and rocks on the descent. Really beautiful, at the interface of prairie and big woods.