Fun Family Camping Conveniently
located off I-94 in Garfield, MN

Rules for Happy Camping

Our goal at Oak Park Kampground is to maintain a family friendly atmosphere and provide a fun and memorable camping experience for our guests.

  • Check in Time: 1:00 pm.
  • Check out Time: 12:00 pm (Early arrival or late check-out may be available).
  • All guests and visitors must register & pay at the office $5.00\person before entering the Park. $8.00\person on holiday weekends.  Visitors must leave the park by 9:30pm.  Number of adult visitors limited to 4 per site, if having more than that arrangements should be make to reserve the community campfire area or our shed.
  • QUIET HOURS: 10 pm to 7 am. Strictly Enforced!  We ask that all outside lights, radios and TV’s go off at this time.  Playground closes at 8:30 or (Dusk)
  • Adults may consume alcoholic beverages at your site (in moderation) or in a container such that it is not displayed in the campground. Absolutely No non-prescription drugs allowed on property.
  • Please refrain from using profanity while in the park.
  • Restrooms will be closed for cleaning daily as posted.  During  COVID times, they may only be open to people camping in sites without sewer hook up..
  • Parking:  Please park camper and all vehicles on the gravel pad in the direction the arrow shows on your map.  We can no longer allow campers to go in the wrong way.
  • The use of Firearms, bows and arrows, slingshots or fireworks of any type are not permitted in the campground.
  • Speed Limit in the park is 5MPH this is very slow and is strictly enforced for the safety of all guests.  Please leave your Motor Bikes/ATV’s and Golf Carts, at home unless otherwise approved by management.
  • Pets: Campground friendly pets are allowed, however they need to be on a hand held 6′ or less leash, picked up after and should your pet show any signs of aggression they will be asked to leave.  Pet owners must be able to show pets,  proof of rabies vaccination if required.  Please be sure to read our People Owner Courtesies (see below).
  • Parents are responsible for the safety and behavior of their children in the campground.  Children under 10 must be supervised when off their site.
  • Pool: NO LIFE GUARD ON DUTY SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK. Children 14 and under must be accompanied and supervised by an adult (someone 18 or over) at all times at the pool. More guidelines posted at the pool that must be read and followed.
  • Drones, clotheslines and Hammocks are not permitted in the campground.
  • Mats, Screen Rooms with floors Portable Hot Tubs and Kiddie pools – Are not allowed as they kill our grass.
  • Washing of vehicles is not permitted in the campground.
  • Each site has a fire ring please use it where it is on the site.
  • For your safety bicycle riding is not permitted after dark. Please ride only on the roads and not through sites or on the grass.  The 5 mph speed limit must be adhered to as well.  We do not allow skateboards or scooters.
  • Pedal boats are available for use by our guests when signed out by an adult, life jackets must be worn and for the 2021 season you will need to bring your own.  Children must be 10 years or older to be on the boat without an adult.  Boats can be checked out between the hours of 9:00 am and 7:00 pm.
  • Please do not walk through other peoples campsites.

A complete list of our camping guidelines can be found on the, view campground map link below. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in eviction without refund. 5

Oak Park Kampground is not responsible for accidents or injury to our guests and/or damage of personal belongings while camping at our Campground.

Map 2022

Firewood Restrictions (Statements Courtesy the MN DNR)

Why Firewood Restrictions?

Emerald ash borer (EAB) and many other forest pests and diseases can be accidentally transported in firewood. In order to help prevent the introduction and spread of invasive pests, state statute was amended by commissioner’s order in March 2011 banning all firewood in state-owned camping facilities unless approved by the DNR (Minnesota Statute, section 89.551, Sec. 2).

Approved Firewood is:

  • Firewood sold at a state park.
  • Firewood purchased from a vendor that is either:
    • Non-ash firewood harvested from and purchased in the same county where it will be used (be sure to keep your receipt to show proof of purchase)
    • Firewood harvested in Minnesota that has been certified by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture or the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (be sure to keep your receipt to show proof of purchase).
  • Kiln-dried, unpainted, unstained dimensional lumber that is free of any metal or foreign substances, or manufactured logs. Pallet wood is not approved firewood. Dimensional lumber does not require proof of purchase.

People Owner Courtesies

We are a family campground that realize pets like to camp with their people. We welcome both here at Oak Park.  Pets you know your personality, if you are not good at being social and show aggressive behavior, such as growling or nipping, do not like to be on a leash or like to hear yourself bark, then please let your people camp without you, as any dog that shows aggressive behavior of any type will be ask to leave the park. 

Having said that, here are a few tips for you pets who know you are not aggressive, and always be on a hand held 6′ leash and enjoy camping with your people. 

  • Only 3 dogs allowed per site.
  • Please keep your people on a hand held leash (6′ max) at all times.
  • No outside kennels of any type.
  • If you poop be sure they scoop.
  • Please do not let them use the screw in to the ground dog ties as we have many underground utilities.
  • Please do not let them tie you to our trees.
  • Do not let them leave you outside unattended.
  • Be sure they take you inside the RV or tent with them at night.
  • Be sure they do not take you into buildings, playground or pool area.
  • We know there are lots of new sights and smells, but try to keeping the barking down, so that it does not disturb the neighbors.

See You Soon!

Providing Memorable Camping Experiences for Over 40 Years