Whitetail Woods Regional Park

Have you been to the awesome camper cabins at Whitetail Woods Regional Park?


Last spring, I saw so many pictures on Instagram and I couldn’t wait to go visit! The best part is that Whitetail Woods Regional Park is only 40 minutes from the Twin Cities and yet, you feel like you are 1000 miles away.


When I made my reservation last May, the ONLY night available was Monday, September 11th. There are only three cabins so they book up quickly on the weekends. There is definitely more availability during the week and if you plan ahead.

The cabins sleep six, are very clean and well kept. They do have heat and would be a gorgeous winter getaway. The trails for hiking, walking, cross country skiing and snow shoeing are literally right outside your door. They are very spacious with a beautiful deck that looks out over the towering pines.


I was worried about only going for one night. I thought it would feel like a lot of work for such a short amount of time. I was completely wrong! We loved the whole experience and felt so relaxed. It was a good reminder that even one night away is so good for the soul. We had plenty of time to hike, take photos, grill an amazing dinner and watch the Minnesota Vikings (oh yes we did! There is great wifi for streaming). Then we were blessed with a beautiful sunset. It’s always so nice to be outdoors all day and night!



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The next morning we had coffee and breakfast over the open fire, a couple hours of hammock time and a lovely walk.  This sunrise!



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We will definitely be going back. If you’ve been there, let me know what you thought. If you haven’t and are looking for a cool place to camp close to the Twin Cities, I would totally check it out.

My reminders and take aways from this trip…..


Keep it simple.

One night away in Mother Nature’s arms is the best medicine.

Treat yourself….



  1. Looks so beautiful – we will have to check it out!


    1. You guys would love it!


  2. Awesome photos, Vikings by campfire, cool! Glad you took the opportunity to rest in Mother Nature’s Arms.


    1. Thanks, Mary! It was so nice, just what we needed. Guess what I’m working on…..the boys senior photos! Can’t wait to wrap them up and get them off to you.


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