Discover a new outdoor play space! Looking for specifics like a playground, swimming spot or bike trail? Want to find the perfect place to a pitch a tent or your city’s best sledding hill? Search by all of these amenities and more in our Twin Cities Parks & Playgrounds Search. You can even search by city or region of the Metro. Plus, find park hours, fees, directions, pictures and other extras.
Baker Park Reserve is located on Lake Independence and is the home of Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement. The park offers year round outdoor activities.
Baker Park Reserve Beach
The beach at Baker is free, but unguarded and is open between Memorial Day and Labor Day from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Family Archery at Baker Park Reserve
Baker is offers family archery programs. Skilled instructors aid families in learning the basics of shooting safely and accurately using fun games. The range includes stationary targets and an elevated platform. Equipment provided for this program. This program is for ages 8+ and children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult. More archery ranges.
Trumpeter Swans at Baker Park Reserve
Baker is one of several Parks participating in Three Rivers' Trumpeter Swan Reintroduction Project. This program was launched in 1966 and gained support from the formation of the Trumpeter Swan Society in 1968. It started with one pair of swans and has grown to over 12,000 birds. Baker, and other parks in the metro area, are home to nesting pairs and their cygnets. Three Rivers asks that park visitors respect these wild birds, and the parks in general, by following park ordinances, remaining on designated trails, not getting too close, and avoid feeding the wild animals.
Birthday Parties at Baker Park Reserve
Take your party outside with FootGolf! It's just like playing golf but you kick a soccer ball instead of hitting a golf ball. Tennis shoes or indoor soccer shoes are required; no soccer cleats allowed. Balls are included while supplies last; players may want to bring their own.
• GPS Party (9+)
• Insects Party (5+)
• MN Animals Party
• Rock Climbing Party (7+)
• Snowshoeing Party
• Survival Party
Camping at Baker Park Reserve
Baker Campground is located on the shores of Lake Independence inside the park reserve. It offers over 200 campsites both without and without electricity. It also has five camper cabins available. Shower and bathroom facilities are located nearby. While camping there is plenty to do both in and around the park. Book a site online or by calling 763-559-6700.
Articles Related to Baker Park Reserve
For more outdoor play ideas:
- 10 of the Best Twin Cities Playgrounds
- 20 Twin Cities Beaches, Parks & Playgrounds to Try This Summer
- Nature Playgrounds in the Twin Cities - Get Back to Green