There’s currently just one campground in Carver County, but it’s well worth checking out…
Lake Auburn Campground (Victoria)
Lake Auburn Campground is located within Carver Park Reserve, on the western edge of the Twin Cities metro. Lake Victoria itself is actually two lakes connected by a stream. This rustic campground is situated between the two lakes, which means lots of lake-view sites.
Of the 57 campsites, 2 are walk-in, which means a lot of privacy. You won’t get showers, flushies or electricity here, but there are miles of hiking and bike trails, a swimming beach, and a playground area.
There’s also an archery range, an off-leash dog park, and canoe and kayak rentals available for the three lakes there.
Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area (bordering Carver and Scott Counties)
According to the DNR website (as of January 2018) the campground and group camping area here are closed—they don’t say why or when they’ll be re-opened.
There are six equestrian campsites here, though. So this is a great option for those of you who love horse camping.