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Nice camp ground

Spot 141 back in & electric. $30 for spot, $7 for on line booking & $7 park fee; $6 for wood. Had a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gillette, Wyoming
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Afternoon hike

If in the Alexandria area, it is a nice drive. We went for a hike, it has decent hike trails... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2019
Cambridge, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spot 141 back in & electric. $30 for spot, $7 for on line booking & $7 park fee; $6 for wood. Had a good view of lake. Nice evening with rain. Had a shower house but did not use. Went for a 30 min walk...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank WYOJuls
Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

If in the Alexandria area, it is a nice drive. We went for a hike, it has decent hike trails system. There are campground and a swimming beach. A bit above average of wildlife sightings. The other advantage to this one it is close to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank northstar83
Reviewed April 24, 2019

Hiked the 2.9 hiking club trail on 4/21. The trail is moderate due to the hills and length. There was an area of standing water on the trail near the parking lot. I would start hiking the trial going toward the lake.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank kimkarol07
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We enjoyed the view, the facilities, hiking trails, eating in Alexandria one evening, and fishing in Lake Carlos.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 573dons
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We stayed in the lower campground, situated right on the lake with its sandy bottom and clear water. The place was very popular for people with boats and also for people with children and bicycles, as the campground road was hard surfaced. Even though it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Janice S
Reviewed June 30, 2018

I decided to take a last-minute camping trip and Lake Carlos was within a few hours so I thought I'd give it a shot. I hadn't spent much time in the area previously so I didn't know what to expect. I pulled into the state...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank hupd
Reviewed March 23, 2018

While I was staying at Carlos State Park it was definitely a time to remember. I now bring my family there every summer. It has lots of programs for the kids where they learn and have fun. My kids come back from these programs raving...More

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank Josette P
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

Lake Carlos is very clean and beautiful. The beach area is really nice and the campground on the lake has a nice sandy bank to play and relax. The upper campground is half wooded and are not too tightly spaced. The facilities are kept up...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank 00seva00
Reviewed October 6, 2017

We stayed in Lake Carlos SP for one night, and it was a major production just to get a site. The occupied sites were not marked, so we had to drive through the campground and pick out a few sites we might like, then call...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank durrae j
Reviewed May 24, 2017

This state park is on the lake. The lower campground is right on the lake, the upper campground a short walk away. This is a typical Minnesota state park campground with camping spaces allocated off paved access roads. Flush toilets. The park is on relatively...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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