There are a couple nice campgrounds in Carver County…
Baylor Regional Park Campground (Norwood Young America)
The campground in Baylor Regional Park has 50 campsites for both RVs and tents. 15 of these are primitive. Some of the campsites wrap around a pond for some “lake front” sites.
The park is on Eagle Lake. There’s a swimming beach, boat access, an 18-hole disc golf course, sand volleyball and more. These are within easy walking distance of the campground. The campground also has direct access to the 4 miles of hiking trails, including a 1/4-mile boardwalk.
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 (through 2019) 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.