Parks & Camping Reservations

The opening of County campgrounds remains uncertain. Campgrounds will remain closed until further notice pending State and County directives in observance of Emergency Executive Order 20-56 stating, "Both private and public developed campgrounds remain closed to recreational camping."

Please note that cautionary measures will likely be in place when campgrounds open.  These include bathhouse restrictions and continued closures of playgrounds, beaches, and pavilions/shelters.  For more information and updates as they become available, visit the COVID-19 page


Requesting Reservations

Camping reservations for Bray and Daly Parks should be made online. For questions or assistance, please call the park office locations listed below. Rapidan Park reservations are on a first come, first serve basis and no reservations are taken. Primitive tent camping and pop-up camping (restricted sizes) are available at Rapidan Park. 

Park Locations

  • Bray Park
    22214 Oriole Rd.
    Madison Lake, MN 56063
    Ph: (507) 243-3885
  • Daly Park
    11056 571st Lane
    Mapleton, MN 56065
    Ph: (507) 524-3000
  • Rapidan Dam Park
    54116 Glory Lane
    Mankato, MN 56001
    Ph: (507) 546-9997

Reservation Guidelines

Visitors may not make camping or shelter reservations prior to March 1st (or the first business day in March) of the current year.
A deposit is required to hold each camping site. Please sign up or log in to preview reservation options and check availability.
Mobile and tent camping sites are offered. Electrical and water hookups are available, and a dump station is provided at each camping park. Firewood is available for purchase by cash or check only. 
Bray and Daly campgrounds open May 1 and close October 31. Rapidan primitive campground opens April 1 and closes October 31.

For More Information

For information on Blue Earth County Parks, Trails and Campgrounds, download the Information Guide.