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Barsness Park
Camping season May 1st- September 30th



Reservations for daily camping will open April 1, 2024.


  1. One person can reserve up to 5 sites.

  2. No refund if cancellation is within 10 days of reservation.

  3. 70% refund if cancellation is within 30 days of reservation.

  4. Payment in full required when making reservations, cards accepted. You may also send in cash or check.


Barsness Park, located near the northeastern shore of Lake  Minnewaska, offers one of the most scenic spots in Pope County.

The 300 acre park located on the southern edge of the City of Glenwood, has a campground with full hookups, water/electrical hookups, electrical hookups, tent sites and shower facilities.

There are four miles of hiking trails within the park and 150 acres is a wildlife preserve.

The park offers horseshoe pits, sand volleyball courts, softball diamonds, soccer fields, playground equipment, and a Frisbee golf course.

Two buildings are available by reservation and can accommodate large gatherings. These buildings are completely enclosed and include refrigeration and cooking facilities. These buildings provide an excellent spot for gatherings of all kinds: graduations, family reunions, grooms dinners, etc. Both buildings are equipped with full kitchen facilities, restrooms and have picnic tables located inside.

The City’s swimming beach is a short walk from the park and a concrete boat landing is adjacent to the beach.


Campsite Fees


Full Hookup sites are $55 per night
Water and Electrical sites are $50 per night
Tent sites are $35 per night, ONE additional tent can be pitched for a fee of $35, maximum of two tents per site.

The Chalet rents for $150/day and the Glenhaven Shelter rents for $125/day: (8am-6pm). We ask for a $150/day damage deposit at the time of rental, which is returned once the building is inspected by a member of the Parks department.

For Campsite Information, please contact the Glenwood City Offices at 320-634-5433.

Please see notes above regarding cancellation policies. 

Prior to your stay, please call City Hall for electronic Payment and reservation.  Golf Carts are allowed with a City Permit.

Additional Fees may apply to include; but not limited to, littering, destruction of property, or for proper disposal of abandoned property.  Refer to City Resolution of fee schedule and expense allowance for more details. paths.jpg

Walk/Hike & Bike Trails

Barness Park, Glenwood,MN 300ft 360 and 400ft 360 with music wait for it taken with DJI Phantom 2 Plus

Video by Glenwood resident, Michael Butler.


Barsness Park Overview

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Lower Level RV & Tent Campground

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Upper RV Campground-Seasonal Campsites

For more information on Barsness Park, contact the City of Glenwood

weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at 320-634-5433.

Barsness Park
Disc Golf

Glenwood Disc Golf Course


Disc Golf Course

For more information on Barsness Park, contact the City of Glenwood

weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at 320-634-5433.

Glenwood Shooting Range
Season Runs April 1st- November 30th 

Shooting Range 2024 Hours


Calendar of Important Dates Below

or click here to view on Google Calendar


Shooting Range now open for the 2024 season

19006 195th Ave, Glenwood, MN 56334

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The public shooting range is owned and operated by the City of Glenwood. Funding for the Glenwood Shooting range development was provided in part through the DNR Game and Fish Fund from a 2015 MN Legislative Appropriation, along with numerous private donations. The range is utilized for education and training by the Glenwood Police Department, Pope County Law Enforcement, Youth Firearms Safety Training programs, and various conceal-and-carry courses.

To access or utilize the Glenwood Shooting Range, a Single One-Day Pass and/or an Annual Pass shall be required.

A Single One-Day Pass is $15 (Adult and Youth) and may be purchased from:

The City of Glenwood, at 100 17th Avenue NW, Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, or

Pope County Law Enforcement (Dispatch) at the Pope County Courthouse, 130 East Minnesota Avenue, Glenwood, 320-634-5411, Monday - Friday after 4:00 PM, or during the day, Saturday and Sunday.

An Annual Adult Pass is $75 per year, per individual, a Youth Annual Pass is $35 per year per individual and may be purchased from the City of Glenwood at 100 17th Avenue NW Glenwood, 320-634-5433, Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Any individual on the premises without a valid Single One-Day or Annual Pass shall be considered unauthorized and trespassing.


Shooting Range Hours: 

Open 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM or one half hour prior to sunset, whichever occurs first. The season runs April 1st to November 30th, weather permitting. No shooting is allowed after sunset.  The range is closed over winter.

Range Closed for the Following Events:

  •      Glenwood Trap Club: 

    • Every Tuesday at 4:00 pm (April-Oct)

    • Dick Thompson Memorial Shoot, August 31, 2024.

  • Minnewaska Area High School Trap Team Practices:

    • March 26-June 1; Thursdays 3:00 PM- 8:00 PM and Sundays 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • DNR Fire Arm Safety Class:

    • June 1, 2024, all day

  • Check online Calendar for updates 

No youth under 10 years of age shall be allowed on the premises. All youth 10 to 17 years of age, must be under adult supervision at all times. Any individual under the age of 18, must be accompanied by an adult. Only youth with a Firearm Safety Certificate are allowed to shoot, unless registered and participating in a youth firearm safety training program.

Prior to issuance of a Single One-Day Pass and/or an Annual Pass any/all individual(s) utilizing the Glenwood Shooting Range shall have read, know, understand, and agree to abide by all General Rules, Safety Rules and Range Commands; and they shall have signed an Acknowledgement and Hold Harmless Agreement and paid the required fee.

On mobile, click date to find events, then click on the event box below calendar for more details.

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Shooting Range Calendar

Buckthorn Brigade

Buckthorn Brigade, The MN Department of Natural Resources categorizes Buckthorn as a non-native invasive species which threatens the wellbeing of  Barsness park. The Buckthorn Brigade is a volunteer group lead by Wayne Zimmerman to irradicate and curb the growth of this unwanted  species. Included in the recent efforts are rented seasonal goats to bring in “natural control” efforts. Read this article to learn more.

Buckthorn Brigade

Buckthorn Brigade Sign-up

Click button to sign up for times to volunteer for goat monitoring on the Buckthorn Brigade at Barsness Park. Please also fill out a Volunteer Waiver form and return to the City of Glenwood.

Volunteer Waiver

Click blue button to read the waiver, then sign up electronically.

Thank you for volunteering

For more information on the shooting range, contact the City of Glenwood

weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 320-634-5433.

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