There’s one public campground in Dakota County and another park that rents out camper cabins:
Lebanon Hills Campground (Apple Valley)
Located within 2,000-acre Lebanon Hills Regional Park. Lebanon Hills Campground has both 93 tent and RV sites. There’s an $8 fee for online reservations, which will be worth it if you want to camp over a summer weekend. The camping season is early May through mid-October.
No full hook-ups here, but water and electric are available as are showers and laundry facilities.
This campground is a great location if you’re looking for hiking, mountain biking and paddling. All are within the park’s borders.
This campground also happens to be next door to the Minnesto Zoo if that interests you.
Read: Lebanon Hills Campground
Whitetail Woods Camper Cabins (Lakeville)
Located within Whitetail Woods Regional Park are three rustic camper cabins. Rates are under $100 per night. Weekends book fast for months ahead so it’s well worth the $8 online registration fee to book far ahead. Mid-week dates are often available if that works for you, though.
These cabins can sleep up to 6 people. They have heat, electricity, a deck, picnic table…even WiFi. There are showers and restrooms nearby. Like all camper cabins, bring your own sleeping bag or linens.
The cabins are open year-round, but are very popular. So be flexible or book early!