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2020 Camping Season Updated 05/28/2020 (Covid-19)
We will allow you to bring your campers on Sunday Afternoon, May 31st
BUT you cannot stay at the campground until June 1st! 

Kandiyohi County is involved in the planning to slow the spread of COVID 19.

State of MN - Emergency Executive Order 20-56
All recreational overnight camping closed until June 1, 2020. See page 9

The State of MN has extended the Stay at Home order until May 18th.

 All private and public campgrounds and dispersed camping sites are closed to recreational camping.
This means that campsites that are reserved for temporary rotating and seasonal recreational use, are not allowed to open.

 Therefore, we will be refunding any reservation fees made for this time
(May 4th to June 1st)  
period at 100% of the total camping fee to each camper. 

We are in this together, but we need to take steps to slow the spread of COVID 19.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me directly 

Larry Kleindl
Kandiyohi County Administrator
UPDATED 5-14-20


ON LINE Registration begins January 14th, 2020 at 8:00 A.M.
and continues until January 28th, 2020

Anyone registering before 8am will be will be removed from the reservation site and will need to re-register.
On January 29th reservations becomes a first come, first serve basis that can be made by either phone or online.


Online registration for campsites
Big Kandiyohi Lake West  - Sites | Site Map
Big Kandiyohi Lake East  - Sites | Site Map
Diamond Lake  - Sites | Site Map
Games Lake - Sites | Site Map
Green Lake - Sites | Site Map


Welcome to Kandiyohi County! A convenient place to vacation and enjoy the many fresh-water lakes in which boating, fishing, and camping can be accomplished easily from any of the six county parks.
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Kandiyohi County has a rich history of Indian culture for you to explore. KANDIYOHI is an Indian word meaning "where the buffalo fish abound." The county of Kandiyohi was in the middle of a hunting and fishing ground used by both the Sioux and Chippewa tribes of the plains. We invite you to come and explore the present, and the past of Kandiyohi County.

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Big Kandiyohi Lake County Park WEST

14391 - 45th Street SE
Lake Lillian, MN 56253

Compass smallmap 320-995-6599
Big Kandiyohi Lake County Park EAST 9144 - 123rd Ave SE
Lake Lillian, MN 56253
Compass smallmap 320-664-4707
Diamond Lake County Park 6903 County Rd 4 NE
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Compass smallmap 320-974-8520

Saulsbury Beach County Park

151 Lake Ave S
Spicer, MN 56288
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Green Lake County Park 12381 North Shore Drive
Spicer, MN 56288
Compass smallmap 320-796-5564
Games Lake County Park 20944 County Road 5 NW 
New London, MN 56273
Compass smallmap 320-354-4453


Check out what we have to offer


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*Lifeguard Hours 1:00 - 5:00, 6:00 - 8:00

                                         Kandiyohi County Parks                                                  

Big Kandiyohi Lake County Park West is located on the west side of Big Kandiyohi Lake.  The lake is known for northern, walleye, bullhead, and crappie fishing year round.  In the spring of the year, the park is known for its excellent crappie fishing in the bay, next to the park.  Big Kandiyohi County Park West has 94 campsites. Seasonal rates available. Big Kandiyohi County Park West  is located 10 miles south of Willmar.

Big Kandiyohi Lake County Park East located on the east side of Big Kandiyohi Lake, has an excellent sandy swimming beach and access to shoreline fishing.  Walleye, northern, crappies, and bullheads can be caught from shore here as well as from a boat.   Located 18 miles south of Willmar, or 6 miles north of Lake Lillian on County Road 8.  Big Kandiyohi County Park East has 80 campsites. Seasonal rates available. 

Diamond Lake County Park located on the western shore of Diamond Lake is know for its lunker walleyes and scrappy northerns.  Diamond Lake County Park is approximately 4 miles north of Atwater or 6 miles southeast of Spicer.  Diamond Lake County Park has 80 campsites.  Seasonal rates available.

Saulsbury Beach County Park located on the southern shore of Green Lake in Spicer has an excellent swimming beach and a shady picnic area.  There are changing rooms and toilet facilities available to the public.  A boat access is adjacent to the park.

Green Lake County Park on the northeastern shore of Green Lake, is known for its clear water and wonderful fishing with guide service available. Green Lake County Park is located 5 miles north of Spicer.  Green Lake County Park has 61 campsites. Seasonal rates available.  Open usually on fishing opener. Check with managers on dates.

Games Lake County Park located on the east shore of Games Lake, is part of the "Norway chain of lakes," four lakes totaling 2800 acres, and provides an excellent fish population.  Located 14 miles north of Willmar on County Road 5.  Games Lake County Park has 56 campsites.

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 *The County's website is the OFFICIAL website for camper's rates and fees.
Any other rates and fees posted on another site will not be honored