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A nice Minnesota State Park. We stayed just for an overnight. Price included an 8.50 reservation fee. Some of the sites have electric and others do not. The site we were in had a tree just off the side of the trailer so we were unable to use our awning. Overall it was a nice park and we would go back.

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Very nice park with a new section of full hookup sites. They have 32 new sites that are all full hookup sites. The new sites, some of them backup to the woods and others are out in the open. No low hanging trees, as it is new, and no shade. The sites all are very spacious in the new section. The old section with the electric sites are a little smaller, but are well shaded and more private. Plenty of wildlife. We were seeing deer every time we went for a walk. A nice park overall and we will return. We stayed in a full hookup site. Only downsides were the sewer pipe was about 8-9 inches above ground and makes it difficult to drain your tanks, and the lack of shade trees in the new area we stayed in but did enjoy the big open sites.

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We thought this was an absolutely wonderful campground that had everything. We got a site that had a few trees to give a little privacy and shade. They are adding on to it now and making more seasonal sites in the back. There is a little bit of road noise you can hear off of Interstate 94, but it is not real noisy. A 5' pool, a kids waterpark, mini golf, horse shoes, and a big playground. They even serve soft serve ice cream. We got a full hook up site and it was right around $50 a night on the weekend.

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Another campground with not a lot to do with a very high rate. The staff was friendly and brought me out to my site. The sites were not real level but not to hard to level. It is an old KOA so they have the same setup and amenities as a KOA. I was a little disappointed that when I called and placed my reservation. I had ask for a back in site around the outside and was given a pull thru right in the middle. I do not care to camp in a pull thru right on top of my neighbors. This was my major problem and the fact that they had back in sites open for the weekend we were there. The back in sites seemed to be more private and that is big for us. It was not at though the lady that took my reservation did not know about it. She ask why I wanted a back in, and explained to her exactly that way. They did have a 5' deep pool that was nice and is hard to find a campground with a pool around that MSP metro area.

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This was a nice campground with a nice 5' pool with 2 waterslides. They had basketball, shuffle board, swimming pool, a lake with boat rental directly across the road. There was a lot of seasonal campers that are set up around the outer edge of the campground. I thought the price was quite high for being there on a Tuesday night. I was here with my 2 kids and they were quick to point out that the base price is for 2 people and I would have to pay for the 3rd person. I really dislike having to pay for people in your family. I think that the rate they have was a little extreme. It was quiet during our stay being during the week and how close it is to Old Highway 14.

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Stayed here in early October when the leaves were changing and it was beautiful. The park itself is about 4 blocks off of the Mississippi River and is just a short walk or ride away. As previous people have noted it is mainly all seasonal campers with a few spots for overnighters. Most the sites are full hookup sites. When you register you need to stop by the hotel that is just down the hill from the campground entrance. There is a train that goes though pretty regularly and sounds its horn each time. Seems as though it did not go through at night when we were there. The train is down by the river so it is about 4 blocks away. Pepin is a nice town with a few things to see and do. There is a playground that is across from the campground and behind the hotel.

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Nice city owned and run campground. The campground hosts are very nice and very friendly. We came down here Labor Day weekend for 2 reasons. First because I did not have reservations for anywhere else on the busy weekend and they do not take reservation, it is all first come first serve. Second because of the Waterpark next door. The Water Park, known as the Aquatic Center, was closed for the weekend, and we found that out after we arrived, because it is mainly staffed (lifeguards) by college students and they had all went back to school and did not have enough help to open it and run it. Bummer! Other than that the park was very nice with some sites shaded and others not. You pick your own site when you get there and set up. No sites are assigned. A short walk or drive away is a deer farm, a rustic playground, and geese that sit by the river that runs through the area. It was fairly quiet for the most part. You could here traffic going by on the city street but nothing too bad, and you could hear a train go through town about 4 or 5 times a day. The train was a couple of miles away and was just a distant sound. We will definitely be back, only we will do it in the middle of the summer so we are sure that the Aquatic Center will be open. They have Tent sites $12, Water & Electric $16, and Full Hook Up for $25.

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Everything from the previous review is right on. I camped in an area of the campground this time where the sites are extremely close together and no shade. I really do like this campground, but I will have to do more research on the site I choose here next time. I will be back.

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This park is right next to the Mississippi River in front of you and right behind you there is a railroad tracks. There is a ferry just south of the park that goes across to Illinois throughout the day. The train went through 3 times while we were there (about 12 hours). It is very loud and very close. Other than the train the park is very quiet, we had read that the tracks were there so it was not a surprise to us. There is no regular set schedule as to when a barge will be coming up to go through the lock and dam so it is just luck as to when they come through when you are there. They could be lined up waiting to get through or it could be a few hours in between. Overall the park could use a good scrub down and for some black dirt brought in and seeded. Not much grass, but have a lot of weeds. We just put out our carpet and enjoyed sitting by the river. If you are going here they have an address of 700 North Front Street, Canton. Very easy to find and it is off route 16 off of U.S. 61, east of 61. We would stay here again when passing through. It is worth the stop to see the lock and dam, it is a very laid back and quiet place. It is all self registration when you get there. Have cash or check for $18 per night.

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Park had many positives. Nice pool, quiet evenings, full hookups, cable, wi-fi. Wi-fi was a bit weak and slow being right next to the office. The place has a lot of seasonals, and they are at one end and really keep to themselves. We are not too far from an airport here, and it was a bit noisy early morning. Overall I really liked this park and will definitely come back. Nice, new, and clean. Many things for the kids to do and pretty price friendly for a Jellystone Park. The price reflects a Good Sam Club discount of 10%.

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Very nice park close to The Gulf of Mexico. The sites have either a dirt base or a pea gravel base depending on which side of the park you are in. The walk down to the gulf from the parking area is very short. We enjoyed our stay here and the staff was very friendly. We will stay here if in the area. Make reservations well in advance.

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Very nice park right on The Gulf of Mexico. We were in a site close to the pool and just loved it. They have a tram that runs once an hour down to the Gulf and back, as you can not park very close. They have live music on Thursday nights and a kids movie at the amphitheater on Friday night. Some sites are bigger than others and others are more private. They have cable TV, but we could not get channels to come in clear. We would definitely stay here again.

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Like everyone else has said, we used it as a stop over on the way to Florida. All pull through sites easy on and off the freeway. Gravel interior roads and pads. It is right off of I-65. Turn in 1st driveway. Owner was very nice and helped us ever way possible. We would stay here again if in the area.

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I would suggest entering off of I-80 and follow signs to park. Very easy and well marked. We had a pull through site. It was rather small. We got in late at night and thought it would be easier, not much room on either side of us. We walked around and the back ins were very spacious. We only stayed here for just a stop over,and it was just fine for it. It is a very beautiful park and a lot to see and do. I would like to stop back when we could stay longer.

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Very nice city campground. Very quiet and a few seasonal campers. We got in here last minute on a weekend. The campground hosts were very nice and friendly. The bundles of wood for $5 are HUGE! We will stay here again when we get in the area. The sites are big, but not the most private.