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Carver County Parks

What's New!


Construction updates as of 6/26/15

Please see Road Construction Updates

 Expect Closures and Delays inside the Park


Lake Waconia Park access during Highway 5 Contruction

Traffic coming from Victoria to Waconia 

Traffic coming from the West  


Click here to view our 2015 Summer Camp Options!

Click here to learn more about our Private Group Programming options for scouts, schools, & corporate events! 

Visit the Construction Project page for information about park and trail construction projects taking place at any of the Carver County Parks and Trails facilities.

Welcome to the web site of Carver County Parks. Carver County operates the parks of Baylor Regional Park, Lake Minnewashta Regional Park and Lake Waconia Regional Park. Each park is a natural resource based recreation area situated on the lakes of Eagle, Minnewashta and Waconia respectively. Within these parks you will find swimming beaches, picnic facilities, forests and prairies, trails, playgrounds, boat accesses, campgrounds, picnic shelters and more. Each park provides different opportunities and experiences. Discover more about these parks by clicking on the desired information listed below. For additional information, please contact the Carver County Park Office at (952) 466-5250 or by e-mail.

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Make a 2015 Camping Reservation Online!

Purchase a 2015/16 Annual Permit Online! 


Upcoming Events & Recreation Programs 2015

   Ongoing: (Memorial Day - Labor Day)

  • Saturday Morning Mischief - Free crafts & activities open to the public at Baylor Regional Park Campground Office, 10-11am every Saturday.


  • 6/25 - Father & Son Stand-up Paddleboard Fishing at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 6-8 pm Register Now!
  • 6/26 - Family Archery & S'mores at Riverside Park, Carver 6-8pm Register Now!
  • 6/27 - Family Beginner Archery at Baylor Campground 10am-noon Register Now!
  • 6/27 - Family Moonlit Canoe at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 8:30-10pm Register Now!
  • 6/29 - Family Archery at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 5:30-7:30pm Register Now!
  • 6/30 - Adult Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga  (SUP) at Baylor Regional Park 6-8pm Register Now!


Click here for a complete listing of our upcoming 2015 recreation programs!


Carver County Park and Trail Locations:

County Map of DRT  for Main webpage

Park Mission Statement:

The purpose of the Parks and Recreation Department is to provide a variety of quality recreational experiences, services, and lands that meet the needs of the residents of Carver County and Carver County Regional Park users.

Parks and Trails Legacy Funding:

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More Information on Parks & Trails Legacy Funding