Learn about camping and boondocking in Minnesota

160.272-2755, Safety Rest Areas

The following are the laws relating to the length of stay for commercial drivers at Minnesota rest areas and laws about dumping trash.

168B.04 Authority to Impound Vehicles

This law established 4-hour time for leaving a vehicle unattended at a publicly-owned parking facility (rest area) in Minnesota, specifically refer to Subdv 2(iv)...

Minnesota Camping Laws and Regulations

All the laws and regulations within the State of Minnesota that pertain to camping, campfires, and other activities associated with camping, including overnight parking...

A Guide to Boondocking in Minnesota

Boondocking in Minnesota! Boondocking in Minnesota is plentiful within Superior National Forest and its large network of state forests. There is also dispersed camping within the state wildlife management areas and state fishing lakes. There are no BLM lands, however. Check with the state’s laws and regulations on camping before setting up on public lands. Minnesota Boondocking Map This Minnesota Boondocking Map contains locations of free boondocking and free campgrounds where bloggers and YouTubers have produced detailed reviews. Click on a map marker to access their reviews… [AK] [AL] [AR] [AZ] [CA] [CO] [CT] [DE] [FL] [GA] [HI] [IA] [ID] ... Read more

Minnesota Rest Area Rules

Is overnight parking permitted at Minnesota rest areas? How long can you stay at a Minnesota rest area? Is camping permitted at Minnesota rest areas? What are the full Minnesota rest area rules?