Open Year-round
Reservations possible?
RV Hookups
Potable water
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The drive-in campground at Rice Lake State Park has a total of 40 sites. There are two gravel loops in the campground. Loop A has the non-electric sites and Loop B has 18 sites that have electric hookups. The electric hookups are 50-amp service (the electric power pedestals also has 20-amp and 30-amp outlets).  Most the sites are heavily wooded so they offer nice privacy. Each site has a fire ring and a picnic table. Firewood is available for sale at the park office. The non-electric sites have nice level pads built to accommodate tents. There are three wheelchair accessible sites; two these are electric sites. All the sites are back-in and can accommodate RVs with lengths from 35 feet to 55 feet. There overflow parking for tow vehicles that do not fit on the spur. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the campground, except in the restroom. There are spur trails from both loops that lead to a trail the runs near the shores of Rice Lake.

The campground has a bathroom and shower building that as well as two vault toilets. The campground is open from early May until mid-October. There is no dump station at Rice Lake State Park, but there is a free dump station located at the Owatonna Wastewater Treatment Plant which is about ten miles away.

In addition to the camping fees, there is a fee to enter the park; a day use or annual permit can be purchased at the park office.  All the sites can be reserved online or by phone.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)



Occasionally full

Parking Pass

State Park Fee

Open from

May 01 to October 24

Price per night (basic site)

23.00 $ (19.31 €)


Most sites are heavily wooded.


Many sites will not accommodate large RVs.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Managed by

Minnesota DNR

Reservation phone number

1 (866) 857-2757


ADA accessible
Vault toilet
Firewood for sale
Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Potable water



Total number of sites


Lodging type


Maximum trailer length

55.00 ft (16.76 m)


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