There are two public campgrounds in Anoka County, both of them with large, beautiful sites and in parks with plenty to do.
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(One of the county’s most popular campgrounds—and the only private one—Ham Lake Campground, has been sold to an out-of-state membership-only camping organization.)
Bunker Hills Campground (Coon Rapids/Andover)
Nestled in 1,600-acre Bunker Hills Regional Park. Bunker has 71 spacious campsites, a group site and two camper cabins. Many of the sites are surrounded by mature trees, giving you plenty of shade and privacy.
Also within Bunker Park is Bunker Beach Water Park and Bunker Park Stable. And there are many miles of both natural surface and paved multi-use trails for hiking, running and biking.
So there’s plenty to do here for all ages, whether you want to be active or relax—or both!
Read: Camping at Bunker Hills Campground
Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Campground (Centerville)
Anoka County’s other public campground, Rice Creek Campground is surrounded by even more natural preserve with 5,000 acres total. It has 80 campsites, a large group campsite and two camper cabins.
Nature-based activity options include swimming, biking, hiking and kayaking the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Water Trail. Canoe and kayak rentals are available at Wargo Nature Center for George Watch Lake, a short drive away. Or you can bring your own kayak, canoe or paddle board to launch near the park’s swimming beach on Centerville Lake.
Read: Camping at Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve