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Campsite reservations open March 1 for county parks

Dakota County residents looking for a place to sleep under the stars this year can start making reservations for Dakota County campsites online beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, March 1 at 10 a.m.

Lebanon Hills Campground in Apple Valley and Lake Byllesby Campground just north of Cannon Falls will accept reservations.

Reservations are accepted online only, 24 hours a day. Holiday weekends fill up fast, while weekdays are often less busy. To make a reservation, go to and click on Reservations & Passes.

After setting up an online account, people can reserve camp sites, pay using MasterCard or Visa, and receive an email confirmation of the reservation.

For more information, call Dakota County Parks at 952-891-7000.