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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Oakwood RV Park, Clear Lake, Iowa

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The weekend was busy. (July 2-5) There are LOTS of rules at this campground and if you don't follow them, they will let you know. Some workers in a nice way, other workers weren't so nice. Upon check-in, the woman was very condescending to me as we pulled in to check in. I guess we pulled ahead too far past the check in stop, and she thought we should have known that. She made me feel like I was an idiot for something I did not know about. For being the 4th of July weekend we thought it was incredibly quiet for being packed.

The Wi-Fi was spotty.

Our two families had sites #2 and #3. We were RIGHT at the entrance of the campground. I would not recommend this location for a tent camper especially as there is a bright light that is on all night to light the road and it shined right into our trailer. Also, the road is gravel so every time someone drove in it woke me up.

There was no grass between our two campers. just a nice concrete "porch" and lots of class 5 gravel. The campers are PACKED IN. My husband joked that our daughter on her end of the camper was sleeping closer to strangers than us.

Fire rings are tiny and they bring them to you if you want a fire. We set up our fire area nestled between 3 big rigs and our campers. Wood was $10 for two wheel barrel loads which I thought was kind of expensive; and you couldn't just get one.

There were 4 swings for the kids, and chickens roaming around which the kids found amusing until they were told to not go by them any more. The chickens are not part of the campground. The bathrooms are nothing fancy, but were cleaned a few times a day which was nice.

The building for laundry looked run down on the outside, but it had lots of new looking machines and was very clean on the inside. The "Game Room" upstairs was where old card table and chairs go to die, and people leave their old musty faded games to feel better about getting rid of them.

Not on the lake, about a mile walk to public access. We camped at Oakwood RV Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

State Park is a short drive down the road to the East coming out of the campground, public boat access is a short drive down the road to the West coming out of the campground. Keep your dog quiet or they will let you know about it.

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Highway 250 Campground, Lanesboro, Minnesota

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground was fine. Not great, but also not bad.

Great location on the Root River walking distance from downtown Lanesboro. Bike path also runs right along the edge of the campground. There are tubing and kayak rentals on site. No mosquitos, even though there had been quite a bit of rain. There is a nice playground area for kids.

Sites were long and narrow. Grassy part was well maintained. On our visit, the campground was not full so we had plenty of room between us and our "neighbors". I imagine that it would be quite tight if the campground got filled up.

THE NOT SO GREAT: You could not easily see the river from the sites even though we had a "river side site". Vegetation is thick. There were a few paths down a steep bank to get to the river, but nothing you would want to send your children to check out unattended. The bathrooms are basic campground bathrooms. Pay showers-bring quarters! (.50 for 5 minutes, 20 seconds of water), It did seemed to be cleaned out each day. There are a lot of people who camp here with big rigs so the bathrooms, for us and tenters, were not very busy at all which was nice.

The Owner, John (I believe he is the owner, or at least the guy that runs the place) is very "hand's off" You won't have to worry about him talking your ear off for sure. In fact you might find yourself looking for him or longing for more information like "Where do I check in?, When should I pay you?, Where should I pay you?, What spot can I take for a campsite?" I made our reservations in March for our June trip and all he took was my name, no phone number, or credit card, nor did he assign a specific site at that time. Very casual. For some people this might be good, but for me I'd prefer assurance that I was going to get a site!

Overall, I felt this place lacked charm, even the name! -Nothing was terrible. We camped at Highway 250 Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
95
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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