Baylor Regional Park is a Carver County Park in Norwood Young America. Family-friendly amenities include a beach, disc golf course, campground and an observatory. In December of 2019, Carver County Parks eliminated vehicle fees in its park, making visiting more affordable for everyone.
11 Ideas for Family Fun at Baylor Regional Park
- View the stars at a public event at the observatory
- Swim at the beach during the hot months.
- Rent a paddle boat or canoe.
- Pack a picnic. There is a reservable shelter on the beach and other nearby picnic tables and grills available on a first come first serve basis.
- Run the bases on the ball field
- Bring your tennis gear for a fun family game
- Play on the playground
- Go fishing on Eagle Lake
- Hike. There are approximately 4 miles of trails around the park.
- Geocache. There are 4 caches in this park.
Baylor Regional Park Beach
The beach at this park is unguarded and, therefore, adults need to actively supervise their children. Carver County beach season runs from mid-June to late August. The beach does provide changing and restrooms onsite and paddleboats and canoes are available to rent. Learn more about Carver County Beaches here.
Eagle Lake Observatory
The Baylor Park observatory is owned and operated by the Minnesota Astronomical Society. The observatory hosts events throughout the year, such as Star Parties and its annual Camping with the Stars event each summer.
Baylor Regional Park Disc Golf
The 18-hole disc golf course is located on the south end of the park. It begins near the parking lot and mostly follows the Peninsula Trail and the Lake Trail around the developed portion of the park. Equipment is available to rent.
Learn More About Disc Golf: Fun With Dad: Disc Golf in the Twin Cities.
Camping at Baylor Park
The park has a campsite geared toward quiet family camping. Each Saturday, campground staff offers family activities like crafts, story walks, and scavenger hunts, that families can do at their own pace. Find more information, a campground map and a general park map here.