Parks & Camping Reservations

Requesting Reservations


**Exciting News:  Blue Earth County is introducing a new reservation system for the 2022 camping season! Stay tuned for more information! 

Camping reservations for Bray and Daly Parks should be made online. For questions or assistance, please call the park office locations listed below. Rapidan Park reservations are on a first come, first serve basis and no reservations are taken. Primitive tent camping and pop-up camping (restricted sizes) are available at Rapidan Park. 

Park Locations

  • Bray Park
    22214 Oriole Rd.
    Madison Lake, MN 56063
    Ph: (507) 243-3885
  • Daly Park
    11056 571st Lane
    Mapleton, MN 56065
    Ph: (507) 524-3000
  • Rapidan Dam Park
    54116 Glory Lane
    Mankato, MN 56001
    Ph: (507) 546-9997

Reservation Guidelines

Visitors may not make camping or shelter reservations prior to March 1st (or the first business day in March) of the current year.
A deposit is required to hold each camping site. When the new reservation system is live, a sign up/log in will be required to preview reservation options and check availability.
Mobile and tent camping sites are offered. Electrical and water hookups are available, and a dump station is provided at each camping park. Firewood is available for purchase by cash or check only. 
Bray and Daly campgrounds open May 1 and close October 31. Rapidan primitive campground opens April 1 and closes October 31.

Storm Shelter Disclaimer 

Blue Earth County’s campgrounds do not have designated storm shelters and you are camping at your own risk.  Bathhouses may offer protection but are not FEMA rated storm shelters.  In the event of severe weather please seek shelter at the location posted at check-in or as listed below.  We attempt to notify campers of inclement weather whenever possible; however, it is your responsibility to stay informed and have a safety plan in place to protect yourself and your family from severe weather threats. 

  • Bray Park 
    Madison Lake Police & Fire Station
    525 Main St. 
    Madison Lake, MN 56063
  • Daly Park 
    United Church 
    201 Troendle St. 
    Mapleton, MN 56065
  • Rapidan Dam Park 
    Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center 
    621 West Nathan St. 
    Lake Crystal, MN 56055

For More Information

For information on Blue Earth County Parks, Trails and Campgrounds, download the Information Guide.