Camping Lyon County Parks

Lyon County features two (2) County Parks (Garvin, and Twin Lakes) comprising 5 campgrounds with 50 total campsites (most have electricity) generally open (weather permitting) between May and October. Payment for camping is on the Honor System, although County Staff, and a Campground Host are available onsite for Registration. Payment Boxes are located in the park, or you can leave your payment with the Campground Host when available. 

Now accepting reservations for the 2017 camping season.  

The Garvin Park allows five (5) designated campsites to be reserved in each Garvin Park campground (Lower, Upper, and Horseback Riding), and two (2) campsites at Twin Lakes Park. The reservation calendar appears below.  

All campsite reservations are done over the phone. Email reservations are not accepted so that proper payment, and pertinent instructions regarding reservations can be described. Payment methods allowed include cash, check, or credit/debit card. Cash and check payments must be delivered to the Environmental Department office within 24 hours of the confirmed reservation. Additional reservation details are as follows:

  1. Sites must be reserved at least 7 days in advance. (Please refer to the reservation calendar below)
  2. Contact the Environmental Department to make reservations over the phone (507) 532-8210
  3. Campsites that can be reserved are listed on the maps below.
Lower Campground Upper Campground Horse Campground Twin Lakes
 
Reservable Sites 2,3,6,7,8 Reservable Sites 20,21,28,29,30 Reservable Sites 1,2,3,4,5 Reservable Sites 1,2

  • Lower Camp Site 2
    Lower Camp Site 2
  • Lower Camp Site 3
    Lower Camp Site 3
  • Lower Camp Site 6
    Lower Camp Site 6
  • Lower Camp Site 7
    Lower Camp Site 7
  • Lower Camp Site 8
    Lower Camp Site 8
  • Upper Camp Site 20
    Upper Camp Site 20
  • Upper Camp Site 21
    Upper Camp Site 21
  • Upper Camp Site 28
    Upper Camp Site 28
  • Upper Camp Site 29
    Upper Camp Site 29
  • Upper Camp Site 30
    Upper Camp Site 30
  • Horse Camp Site 1
    Horse Camp Site 1
  • Horse Camp Site 2
    Horse Camp Site 2
  • Horse Camp Site 3
    Horse Camp Site 3
  • Horse Camp Site 4
    Horse Camp Site 4
  • Horse Camp Site 5
    Horse Camp Site 5

Attachments:
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GARVIN PARK

  • Lower Campground: 15 sites with electricity
  • *Campground Host site is Site #11 (lower camp)
  • Upper Campground: 14 sites with electricity, and 1 non-electric site
  • Horse Camp: 17 sites with electricity. (starting August 2013)
  • Primitive Campground: 8 non-electric tent sites. 

TWIN LAKES PARK

  • North Campground: 15 Sites (1 ADA site) with electricity

CAMPING RATES: 

    $15.00 all campground electrical sites

    $10.00 primitive campground only (without electricity)

Park Lodge (Warming House) Rental:  The Park Lodge can be rented throughout the year for $50.00 per day and a $75.00 damage deposit. Contact park staff to schedule rental of the building.

Shelter Rental:  Shelters can be rented throughout the year for $25.00 per day. Contact park staff to schedule rental of the building. 

Park Amenities and Facilities: Garvin Park has Shower Facilities in the lower campground.  A Dump Station is also available in the lower campground. (Off Site Dumping for non-registered campers is $5.00). Garvin Park has plenty of recreation, and play space including a softball field, several sets of playground equipment, and disc golf.

Picnicking: In addition to camping facilities, Garvin Park has five (5) large picnic shelters, and numerous picnic tables spread throughout the park. Four (4) shelters have electricity. Twin Lakes park has one picnic shelter with electricity.

Trails: Garvin Park has about 3 miles of hiking trails, and a lookout tower (Merton's Lookout Tower) that overlooks the beautiful park. Horse riding trails run throughout the south part of the park, covering 6 miles. 

Maps, Rental Rates, and Park Rules are available below.

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://lyonco.org/parks/camping#sigFreeIdc5c234ceb2

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