Riverside Rustic Campsite Reservations

Rustic Campsite Reservation Process:

Updated:  August 2, 2019.  Riverside Park was flooded heavily this spring and the park remains closed at this time.   No campsite reservations will be taken for the remainder of the 2019 season.  Please check back in 2020 for updates or call 952-448-8727 for more information.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Reservations should be requested at least 24 hours in advance and during business hours Monday – Friday – 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM when City staff is available to process the request.  Please plan accordingly.  

This is a request only.  If the campsite is available, you will be notified and directed to go to cityofcarver.com to pay on-line or to send a check payable to the City of Carver, PO Box 147, Carver, MN 55315 – Attn:  Campsite Reservation.  A reservation is confirmed only when payment is received.  A reservation will be held for 5 business days.  If payment is not received during this timeframe, the reservation will be cancelled.

The entrance to the park/campsites includes going under a bridge with a clearance of 12 feet.  The reservation is for the campsite only.  Since this a public park, other events (like archery or ball games) may be happening in the park.

Map – Riverside Campsites

By filling out the form below, you are verifying that you have read the campsite policies and rules listed here and that you have read, understood, and agree to the terms of this release as follows:

Riverside Rustic Campsite Reservation Policy

  1. Riverside Campsites are available June 1 through September 15 (conditions permitting). Campsite rental hours are 1:00pm to 11:00am the following
  2. Reservation requests for Riverside Campsites can be made by calling 448.5353 between the hours of 8:00am – 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, or by visiting our website at www.cityofcarver.com.
  3. Reservations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. A reservation is valid only when payment is received.
  4. A person may rent a maximum of 7 consecutive days in any one month period at the Riverside Campsites. The campsites are closed during the Steamboat Days celebration – September 6, 7, and 8, 2019.
  5. A $5.00 service fee will be charged for all cancellations requested by the individual prior to the reservation date. No refunds will be made on or after the reservation  date.  Extreme weather conditions may be taken into consideration and refunds are subject to the discretion of the City of Carver. If the City of Carver closes the park a full refund will be made.


Riverside Campsite Reservation Fee:      $15.00/per day              Permits are required.

Riverside Campsite Rules:

  • Must be 18 years or older to reserve site.
  • Person making reservation must be present during the reserved time period.
  • Minor children must be supervised at all times.
  • Groups over 10 people are not allowed without prior written authorization.
  • Park in designated areas, do NOT drive on the grass.
  • Renter is responsible for making the area free of trash and debris before leaving.
  • Pets must be leashed and in the owner’s control. Pet waste must be properly disposed of.
  • Fires may not be over 3’ in height, must be contained in the fire ring, and must be extinguished before leaving site.

Common Sense Rules:

  • Absolutely NO underage drinking or drugs allowed. Police Patrolled.
  • Be mindful of excessive noise; no loud music. Quiet times are 10:00pm – 6:00am.

At the Site:

  • Water is not available on site, please bring your own.
  • Bring a flashlight, there are no lighting fixtures at the campsite.
  • A portable restroom is available.
  • No cutting trees, no out-of-state wood allowed. Follow DNR guidelines.
  • Camping permit must be displayed on campsite post sign in plastic sleeve.


As lawful consideration for being permitted to use the City of Carver Parks and Recreation services and facilities, I on my own behalf, and on behalf of any minor children or whom he or she is legally responsible, hereby assumes the risk of any liability resulting from such use, and agrees that the City of Carver and any and all of its agents, employees, elected officials, and volunteers (collectively “the City”) shall be held harmless and exempt from liability for any injury or disability which the participant(s) under my reservation might incur as the result of participation in the use of services and facilities of the City of Carver, due to the passive or active negligence of the City.  By signing below, I understand a $5.00 service fee will be charged for all cancellations requested by the individual prior  to the reservation date.  No refunds will be made on or after the reservation date, unless the City closes the park.  By signing below, I verify I have read, understood, and agree to the terms of this Release.

Campsite Reservation

Please fill out this form and we will get in touch with you shortly. Reservation requests will be responded to M-F 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Please allow a minimum of a 24 hour advance notice for a reservation.
  • Groups over 10 are not allowed without prior written authorization from the City.