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Carver County Parks

What's New!

LAKE MINNEWASHTA PARK IS OPEN! - ROAD CONSTRUCTION UPDATES      

Construction updates as of 7/10/15

Please see Road Construction Updates

 Expect Closures and Delays inside the Park

 

Lake Waconia Park access during Highway 5 Construction

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.

 

July:

  • 7/29 - Adult Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Lesson at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 6-8pm Register Now!
  • 7/31 - Family Full Moon Canoe at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 8:30-10pm Register Now!

August:

  • 8/1- Family Fishing Day at Baylor Regional Park 10:00- 11:30am Register Now!
  • 8/4-8/6 - Wild Encounters Camp at Watertown Primary School 9-2:30pm daily Register Now!
  • 8/4 - Adult Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Lesson at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 6-8pm Register Now!
  • 8/7 - Youth Archery at Chaska High School 9-11:30am Register Now!
  • 8/8 - Family Beginner Archery at Baylor Regional Park 10-noon Register Now!
  • 8/8 - Family Slackline at Community Park, Carver 1-2:30pm Register Now!
  • 8/8 - Public Star Party - Baylor Regional Park - 7:30pm - 10:00pm
  • 8/10 - Adult Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Lesson at Baylor Regional Park 6-8pm Register Now!
  • 8/11-8/13 - Splashin' Bash Camp at Lake Waconia Regional Park 9am-3pm daily Register Now!
  • 8/12 - Family Archery Night at Carver Park Reserve, Victoria 6-8pm Register Now!
  • 8/14 - Couples Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Date Night at Lake Waconia Regional Park  6-8pm Register Now!
  • 8/22 - Carver County Library Story Walk at Baylor Campground 10:00am-2pm
  • 8/21-8/23 - Camping with the Stars Event at Baylor Regional Park with the Minnesota Astronomical Society opening Onan Observatory
  • 8/24 - 'Sharks & Shrimps' Grandparent & Me Fishing at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 9-11am Register Now!
  • 8/25 - Adult Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Lesson at Baylor Regional Park 6-8pm Register Now!
  • 8/28 - Family Full Moon Canoe at Lake Waconia Regional Park 7:30-9pm Register Now!
  • 8/29 - Family Full Moon Canoe at Baylor Regional Park 7:30-9pm 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