Special-Use Area

at Thousand Hills State Park

The special-use camping area is designated for use by nonprofit organizations. Organized youth groups have priority. The total capacity of the special-use area is 100. The site has a fire ring and picnic tables. Parking capacity for the area is 30 vehicles.

The rate for the special-use camping area is $2 per person, per night. Proof of tax exemption status is required or taxes will be added to the sale. 

A portable toilet and potable water are available in this area during the on-season. The showerhouse is located in Campground 2, approximately one-tenth of a mile from the special-use area. If this area is not reserved, it may be available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about the special-use camping area or to make reservations, call the park office at 660-665-6995.

Park Hours


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Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.

Day-Use Areas:

  • April through October (On-Season)
    7 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily
  • November through March (Off-Season)
    7 a.m. to sunset, daily

The day-use area gates close at these times.

Park Office hours

  • April through October (On-Season)
    Usually available in park daily
  • November through March (Off-Season)
    Usually available in park Monday through Friday

The office telephone is monitored for messages between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., daily, year-round.

Please note there may be times when the office is closed while staff are working in the park.

Beach hours

Season: May 27-Sept. 5
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.