Pack your bags, load up the tent or camper, and head for the lake! Mount Carmel is the perfect place to go camping. We are a Christian Family Bible Camp on the shores of Lake Carlos near Alexandria, MN. We offer a variety of camping opportunities for families and adults throughout the summer, including weeks with lots of family programming and fun.
We may have extra campground space that is available for during off peak seasonal times, when onsite programming is not going on. (See Rate section below for dates)
Bring your own RV or camper trailer and stay amidst the pine trees overlooking the wetland area and near a large beachfront filled with amenities and fun. Paved roads with either pull through or back in spots are available. Modern restrooms with showers are located nearby if needed. No pets allowed.
We are a camping MINISTRY! An integral part of our Christian hospitality and ministry is sharing a daily devotional called the Daily Texts, published by us at Mount Carmel Ministries. We offer opportunities for campers to take part in a spiritual practice we call the T.R.I.P. method. You will be given offer a free copy for coming to stay with us. We’d like to have an opportunity to share the resources included in the devotional book for you while here.
We have a variety of tent sites available. Near the beach, this space offers level, grassy, shaded spots with picnic tables with water and electricity hookups if needed. A modern private restroom is available in the youth chapel nearby. Additional camping space may be available near cabins or the RV park area.
Camping Dates and Rates
The following are approximate dates when we may have camping spots available to guests, apart from our peak summer camp programming.
Available – May 15 through June 21. (May depend on spring weather)
Reserved – June 22- August 14 for our family camps and adult camps.
Available – August 15 – September 30 (subject to other groups renting)
Paved RV Campsites: 13 sites: 8 Pull through, 5 back in.
$39/night for up to 4 people ($5 each additional person)
Includes water, sewer and electrical (110 and 220V) hook ups
Children under age 4 are free. Maximum of 8 people per site.
Modern bathroom/shower facility, paved roads and pads.
$29/night per tent up to 4 people. ($2 each additional person)
May include access to water and electricity.
Group Campsites may be available. Call for pricing.
Seasonal and monthly campsites.
$175 weekly rate for up to 4 people. ($10 each additional person, per week)
$500 monthly rate for up to 4 people. ($20 each additional person, per month)
Call for seasonal rates and availability.
Amenities – subject to season. Call for availability and rentals.
Beach and swim area, Disc Golf course, sand volleyball court, tennis court, children’s playgrounds, swing sets, sandbox, horseshoes, hiking walking trails.
Beachfront includes docks, row boats, canoes, kayaks, campfire ring, sauna, and pontoon.
Showers and Laundry Facilities. Soda vending machines. Limited canteen and camping supplies, depending on programming. Free Wi-Fi in lodge and chapel.
Fishing: Lake Carlos is on a chain of 5 lakes, is 2700 acres and 167 ft deep, includes Walleye, Northern, Large Mouth Bass, pan fish. Fish cleaning house onsite.
Golf courses – Lake Miltona, Alexandria, Geneva, Arrowwood, Hardwood Hills, etc.
Local Restaurants – Bugaboo Bay, Zorbas, Interlachen and others in town.
Public Boat slips – located on Carlos and Le’Homme Deu. Marina on Carlos for fuel, snacks
Carlos State Park – Carlos State Park, with walking and biking trails
Carlos Winery – tours may be available, food, entertainment seasonal.
Please provide at least 24 hour notice if you will be unable to keep your reservation. If a reservation is cancelled 24 hours or more in advance, there is no cancellation fee. If less than 24 hours of your scheduled arrive date there will be a $5 cancellation fee. No shows will be charged 1 regular night of camping. All fees will be charged to the credit card under which the reservation was made.
Reservations: A non-refundable down payment of $10 required to hold the site.
Call the Shelli at (320) 846-2744 during regular office hours.
Location: 800 Mount Carmel Dr. NE, Alexandria, MN 56308