Children hiking through park

About Plum Creek Park

About Plum Creek Park

Children hiking through park
Lake Laura Shelter

Camping Season: Open May – September

Plum Creek park is a 215 acre Redwood County park located just minutes from historic Walnut Grove. The same Plum Creek that Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote about in her books, runs right through the park. The park also features a large swimming lake, Lake Laura. Lake Laura was created in the late 70’s as a reservoir to help alleviate flooding concerns downstream. It is because of this constantly moving water, that Lake Laura stays fresh and clean throughout the summer months when other area lakes experience excessive algae growth.

Fishing is also a popular pastime around the lake. The park maintains 64 RV campsites, 8 primitive campsites and 6 camper cabins. There are 2 trails around the park that allow visitors to experience the diverse and serene landscape, one around Lake Laura, and another along the banks of Plum Creek.

There are many spots around the park to gather with friends, and even spaces that are suitable for large group gatherings. Flush toilets, disc golf, 2 baseball fields, and sand volleyball courts all help make the park a great weekend destination.

Mission Statement

In partnership with our citizens, Plum Creek County Park provides a quality park and recreation experience which respond to the changing needs and desires of the region. We strive to preserve, enhance, and protect our open spaces to enrich the quality of life for present and future generations in a safe and secure environment.

Vision Statement

Plum Creek County Park pledges to: Provide Stewardship of the Parks natural, cultural, and historical resources. Provide an excellent outdoor experience for our citizens to pursue recreational needs in a leisure environment. Provide the highest standard of excellence in public service through cooperative partnership with our community.

Plum Creek Park Campground Map

Campground Park Map

Site prices include up to 6 people per site and 2 licensed vehicles (including all trailer types). You may request a specific site, however site numbers are not guaranteed.

For guests who may arrive outside of our usual business hours, your reserved site information will be available via a posted envelope on the Registration Building window. The next morning, please stop by the Office again to complete the check-in process.

Located in Redwood County

Plum Creek Park is located in southwest Minnesota and is the only county park in Redwood County.

Park Features

Camp Store

Snacks, soda, souvenirs, gifts, supplies, firewood, ice (no tobacco or alcohol available)

Pleasurable hiking opportunities

Plum Creek park offers two different trail systems. Mostly flat terrain makes the trails accessible to a wide variety of people.

Disc Golf Course

A 9 hole disc golf course which has been delicately placed into the prairie landscape.

Wireless Internet Available

Wifi service is available through MVTV Wireless. Sign up when you get to the campground (additional cost paid to MVTV Wireless).

Lake Laura

One of the only body of water in Southwest Minnesota that remains swimmable throughout the warm summer months. The lake is utilized extensively throughout the summer by citizens in the region as well as those who are traveling through the area. Fishing on Lake Laura is an option.


Playground equipment throughout the park.

Frequently Asked Questions

The nearest grocery store is Bubai Foods located on main street in Walnut Grove (2 miles from park).

Only one RV per site, tents are allowed for family members but must be 10 ft. apart. There is no maximum for people per site, but if you are planning on having a large family gathering we encourage use of one of our shelters. 

Yes, pets are allowed in the park.

They must be up to date on their shots, have an identifying tag and be kept on a leash. Pets must not be left unattended.

Please clean up after your pet and keep them from barking or causing annoyance to other campground visitors.

Yes, each campsite has a fire pit for campfires. There is to be no moving of fire pits. Please burn only wood and dispose of garbage in waste containers.

Yes, you can purchase firewood, ice and ice cream at the park office.

If you need groceries you will need to head to Walnut Grove to Bubai Foods, the local grocery store, or Hoyt Oil and Convienence.

Nellie’s Restaurant and Walnut Grove Bar and Grill are both conveniently located in nearby Walnut Grove.

Yes, alcohol is allowed in the park. You must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol in the park.

No, golf carts are not allowed inside the campgrounds.

Meet Park Ranger, Adam

Not only is the Plum Creek Park amazing, so is our Park Ranger!  

Park Ranger Adam is a Westbrook native, who now calls Walnut Grove home. He has worked at the Park for over 20 years! As an outdoor enthusiast, paired with a passion for nature and preservation, he is dedicated to providing a fun and safe camping experience for all visitors. When he’s not at the Park, Adam enjoys spending time with his family, teaching Kindergarten at WWG Elementary, serving on the Walnut Grove Fire Department and coaching youth basketball. Be sure to give Park Ranger Adam a wave when visiting!

Adam Kletscher Headshot