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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Wild River State Park, Center City, Minnesota

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

The park overall is beautiful. It has a nice mixture of woods and prairie, and of course lots of walking trails near and along the St. Croix river. The campground, like most state park campgrounds, is not so friendly to modern day RVs. We have a 29' travel trailer. The campground is densely wooded, so we had a hard time backing into our site with trees all along the road. Once in our site we found we had to make a decision; do we want the awning out on a rainy weekend, or do we want the kitchenette slide-out out? There was a tree just a couple of feet from the front side of the camper so we wouldn't have been able to open the awning. We pulled ahead as far as we could and were able to get the awning out, but then the power box was directly behind our slide-out. The sites are very secluded from your neighbors. Very few sites have any grass. Most are dirt and are quite small, so if you want to play any yard games you'll have to drive to the picnic area. We camped at Wild River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
71
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Bunker Hills Campground, Coon Rapids, Minnesota

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

In addition to the nightly rate, there is an $8 reservation fee, and you will need a vehicle permit ($5 daily or $25 annually). The nice thing about the annual permit is it's good at all Anoka county, Washington county and Carver county parks. When you choose your site on the online reservation system you are able to view an image of the site. We had a great site, large and grassy, but there are a lot of sites that are narrow or mostly dirt. The sites are mostly private with lots of trees and bushes in between them. There are a few sites grouped together that would be good for a group of up to four units plus an additional tent on each site, however, it appeared to be a long walk to the restroom from those sites. There are a lot of trails and a nice playground. We camped at Bunker Hills Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

St. Cloud Campground & RV Park, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Camped here with a large group. We had reserved a block of sites together many months in advance, but when we arrived they had moved us around and given away some of our sites. The Rally Center building is very nice and handy to use for group meals and gatherings, especially if it's raining. The restrooms in the Rally Center were very clean, but the light in them is very dim. The sites came with full hook ups and a pull through gravel pad, but they aren't very wide sites. The picnic tables are tiny. Each site has a sunken, small fire pit oddly located just a couple feet from the road, posing a hazard for anyone walking between sites, especially in the dark. There was a nice, large, fire pit in a large open area across from our group's sites that we were able to use. There is a pool but it is closed this late in the year. Aside from a couple of minor nuisances, all in all a pretty decent camp ground. We camped at St. Cloud Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
77
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Burlington Bay Campground, Two Harbors, Minnesota

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a city run camp ground. They are very accommodating in that they let you put extra tents on your site ($10 per night) and have extra vehicles ($5 per night). In the original camp ground, sites 1-66, all of the sites along the lake are very tight. There may only be two feet between your awning and your neighbor's camper. The gravel pads are built up so that they are flat, which makes the ground between each pad sloped up or down, so the small strip of grass you have between campers is not very useful. The tightness of these lake side spots also makes for a very awkward setup for hook-ups. There are hook-up posts at the left edge of the pads, but those are your neighbor's hook-ups. They would be on the wrong side for your camper. So our neighbor's hook-up post was literally underneath our awning. This is not the case with the sites that are not on the lake as they are more spacious. There is not much for trees or shade here. There are trees along side of sites 1-15, and between 48-66 and 67-74. There is a newer section of the campground on the other side of the road. These rows are tiered, so every spot has a great view of the lake, but there are no trees there. The bath houses were clean, but old. The showers have cinder block walls and the only thing providing privacy and security is a thin, plastic shower curtain. The bath house is also quite a way from most of the camp sites. Having a spectacular view of Lake Superior made it worth it for us to sacrifice camp site size. (Note, our first night there was a huge motor home on the lake side next to us, completely blocking our view of anything. The next two nights there was a tent on that spot so we got our view back.) We camped at Burlington Bay Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
50
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Gooseberry Falls State Park, Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Betty's Pie's, Castle Danger Brewery, Canal Park in Duluth, go to the docks when the ships are coming in (check schedules at duluthboats.com).

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Buffalo Valley Camping, Duluth, Minnesota

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed with a large group in the lower campground. The downfalls are that there is no shade there, and no picnic shelter. The upper campground does have lots of trees and shade. Other than that we were very happy with everything. The owners and staff were great. The sites were good sized. The restaurant is nice and the food was good. There are plenty of port-a-potties and they are very clean as was the shower house. We camped at Buffalo Valley Camping in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Shabbona Lake State Park, Shabbona, Illinois

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are spacious and grassy. Campground host is friendly and helpful. This is a nice, quiet place to stay. We camped at Shabbona Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Blackhawk Valley Campground, Rockford, Illinois

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground has a lot of open space. The lawn and landscaping are well maintained. The Wi-fi works pretty well at the sites. The sites are quite close together. We enjoyed our one night stay here. The only problem was when we called to change our reservation from Saturday to Friday, there was a lot of confusion and misinformation on their end. They couldn't find our reservation, but told me they didn't have any openings for Friday anyway. When I called later with the date they charged my credit card and told them they had put me on site 52, they said they didn't have a site 52. The woman on the phone was fumbling around with paperwork. Finally she found my reservation under "V" instead of "B", and then she was able to move me to Friday night on the same site. I didn't understand why she told me earlier that they were all booked up when obviously they had an open site, but was grateful to have it figured out. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Crystal Springs RV Resort, Ellendale, Minnesota

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

All of the seasonal spots have gravel pads. There are about 13 over-night spots at the end of the road that are on what you might want to call grass but really it's a bed of dandelions. The Wi-Fi isn't even detected in these spots. The highway noise is very noticeable. There are no fire pits at the sites. There is a thin, green stake about three feet tall at the end of each site which can make it tricky to maneuver into your site without hitting this stake. It appears that at one time the stakes had site numbers on them, but I only saw one in the whole campground that did have a number on it, so the stakes are pointless and dangerous. The dump station is in an awkward spot as if it's meant for dumping on the way in, so when you're done dumping you have to drive all the way back through the campground to turn around and get out. The positives were that the owners were very nice and helpful, and the rest rooms and showers were spotless. We camped at Crystal Springs RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Autumn Woods RV Park, Rochester, Minnesota

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived on a Friday at 7:00pm to find that the office closes at 6:00pm. There is a long note on the front door with instructions to fill out a form, which they have in a mailbox, put it in a drop box, and come back the next day to register. There was no one to show us to our site and the sign at the office shows a straight ahead arrow to get to our site number, which is misleading, because you have to turn to the right immediately to get to it. If you go straight like the sign says, like we did (as did others in our group) you end up going down one road and coming back up another expecting you'll be able to get over to the road you need to be on, but unless you have a pop-up or very small trailer you won't be able to make the backward angle of the turn to get to the other set of roads. The connecting road is also gravel unlike the roads we were on which were paved, so it's easy to miss. Whether you missed it or couldn't attempt the turn, there is no place to turn around. We had to leave the campground, drive down the road to a residential neighborhood, and drive through the neighborhood to get turned around. The spots are narrow, a strip of grass in between them. It's large enough to play a lawn game but not by much. The picnic tables are tiny and can only seat 4. There are no fire pits at the sites. There is one communal fire pit. There are no shade trees at the site. There are no nature trails, no river or lake, I don't think there was even a play ground. There are no activities. It's really just a place to park your camper. Based on all of the above, I would not camp here if it were just us or just a few in our group. However, we were camping with a large club and thanks to the Rally Room they have, this campground worked out perfectly for that. We were able to use the Rally Room for our group meals, and the communal fire worked great for us. They also have good sized private restrooms, each with a shower. The restrooms were very clean. We camped at Autumn Woods RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
56
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Grand Casino Hinckley RV Resort, Hinckley, Minnesota

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

A friend had reserved six sites for our group. She put our site under my husband's name. When I called to change our arrival date they would not let me. They would only allow me to change it if I were my husband, or if I knew the last four digits of my friend's credit card that was used to reserve the spots. I informed them the site was under my husband's name but they were completely inflexible and repeatedly told me that that is their policy. The sites are very close together. There is an asphalt slab for your camper and the picnic table, leaving a small stretch of grass between each site. There is not enough room on your site nor are there any open areas to play outdoor games. There are no large trees. There is free wi-fi, however it is so slow it is unusable. That was surprising since we stayed here in the fall when there are very few RV sites still open. There is water, electric and sewer at each site, and cable television as well. There is a lot of traffic going by each campsite all day and all night with the casino shuttle coming every 20 minutes plus maintenance and housekeeping vehicles. The traffic from the highway is also very noticeable. We camped at Grand Casino Hinckley RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
184
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Lake Elmo, Minnesota

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park reserve and campground. The camp sites are large and grassy. There are enough bushes and trees between them to make them private, but not so dense that you can't get to the site next to you if you're camping with others. Sites 25 and 26 offer a view of a pond. The restrooms were clean although the shower floors and walls are stained yellow. There are lots of trails, playgrounds, a swimming pond, and volleyball nets. Wi-fi and cell signals are good. There are two downfalls to this park though. One is, they don't allow pets in the camp ground. This prevented my brother and his family from joining the rest of us. The second downfall is that Oakdale Gun Club is right next door. The sound of gun shots all day non-stop, all weekend, ruined the tranquility of the park. We camped at Lake Elmo Park Reserve in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

They turn off the water in the campground October 1st so be sure to bring your own. (Water still works in the rest rooms.)

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Two Rivers Campground & Tubing, Royalton, Minnesota

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Our camping club, the MN Going Gophers, held their fall camp out at Two Rivers this year. We had 16 units in attendance so we got a group discount. While the nightly rate is on the pricey side in the summer, it's very reasonable before Memorial Day and after Labor Day. The staff was very accommodating and helpful with making the arrangements and while we were camping. An employee stopped by during our stay just to remind us that the pavilion was available if we wanted to use it and to see if we needed anything. The campground is beautiful with lush, green grass, large level sites, and well maintained buildings and landscaping. The lower campground is surrounded on three sides by the two rivers. Every site in the lower campground has a good view of the rivers and there are many sites right on the river shore. The upper campground does not have a view of the rivers but is closer to the office, pool, pavilion, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and it's a short walk down to the rivers. There was a small pine tree on our site that prevented us from backing in far enough to park our truck in front of the camper, otherwise we wouldn't have been able to open the awning. We were able to park the truck perpendicular to the camper though so it wasn't a problem. One unusual feature of this campground is that they have a security gate. You have to pay $20 for a gate card and register every vehicle with the office. You get the $20 back when you check out. This was a little inconvenient when a member of our group arrived early Saturday morning but couldn't get in the gate. Even when her husband, who had a gate card, went to let her in, an employee noticed and said she couldn't go in because her car wasn't registered with the office and the office didn't open until 9:00am. There is a large parking lot next to the office that she had to leave her car in. We camped at Two Rivers Campground & Tubing in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
120
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Oak Lake Campground & RV Sales, Kerrick, Minnesota

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This is primarily a seasonal campground, however, they do have 16 spots for daily rentals (8 for tents only and 8 for RVs). The daily tent spots are all on the lake shore. Two of the RV spots are also on the lake shore and the rest are close and still have a good view of the lake. The RV spots are a little tough to get into. The spots are all grassy and have good tree coverage for some shade. The restroom/shower building smelled musty but looked to be very clean. They have pay showers. There is a swimming beach. While the park itself appeared to be well maintained, some of the equipment was not. One of the picnic tables left spots all over my pants that will not wash out. The volleyball net is falling apart and sagging. The horse shoe pits aren't pits at all; they are just bent, rusted, loose poles sticking out of the grass, and the horse shoes are not all the same size. The playground is a combination of 1970's equipment and one modern "Tree House". Overall it is a nice place to camp with a great view if you're on the lake, but there aren't many amenities for the price. We camped at Oak Lake Campground & RV Sales in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
62
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Hay Creek Valley Campground, Red Wing, Minnesota

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a large, well maintained campground. The staff are friendly and helpful. They were flexible to accommodate our needs. They have a heated pool, playground, volleyball court and horse shoe pits. The saloon is a good option for one or more meals. On a very hot day it felt good to walk down to the creek and wade in it. Most of the campground is for seasonals. The spots for daily campers don't have large or many trees so there isn't much shade. Most of the daily spots are large, grassy, and level. Some of the picnic tables are in need of repair or replacement. We camped at Hay Creek Valley Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
N
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There are endless things to do in Red Wing. Hike up Barns Bluff, or you can drive up to the top of Soldiers Memorial Park for a great view of the city and river.

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Oak Park Kampground, Garfield, Minnesota

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice campground with good sized, grassy, level sites. Most sites are pull through. We had full hook ups for $39 a night. The pool was clean but is not heated. There is a large grass field, which is good for playing games, and a nature trail. They have horse shoes, ladder ball, and some other games you can check out for free. All of the staff members that we encountered were very friendly. They do have a rule about not leaving your camp fire unattended until it is fully out, and they enforce it! There are plenty of over night sites, but there are a lot of seasonals and they are scattered throughout the camp ground. We camped at Oak Park Kampground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
N
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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