Date of Stay: July, 2006
Do not let the lack of 50 amp service or water or sewer connections fool you. This is a top notch campground that is among some of the best maintained and planned I have seen. There are several potable water spots throughout the campground and a spot to fill your tanks by the front office. We filled our 23 gallon tank and this more than surficed the 4 nights we were here. The campground was rated as one of the Top 100 in the nation in 2003 and that was before they did a 3 million dollar renovation of the grounds. The campground is located right on Fall Lake in northern Minnesota. There are sites for every type of camper. Pull-Throughs for big rigs and bigger fifth wheels, secluded back in sites for those with travel trailers, tent campers and fifth wheels. Lakeside sites, enclosed wooded sites and more. We literally could not see our neighbors and had more visits from chipmunks than we did from other campers. The roads are all paved and the bathrooms are absolutely immaculate. There are two groups sites that can be booked which have their own shared bathroom facility, secured entry from the rest of the campground, pavilions, private docks and two fire rings to each site. One on the lake and one up in your private group site. This place was well worth the 4 hour drive from Saint Paul and we have already booked sites for a return visit. If you are in to tenting in the wilderness, most of the tent sites can't even be seen from the road. This place is top notch and to make it even better, you have direct canoe access to the boundary waters and a boat launch for your other boats right in the campground area. Can't say enough good things about this place.
Date of Stay: July, 2006
First off let me say, this is not a campground, it is an RV park. The Woodalls website is actually a bit misleading as the sites on this page look to be very large when in all actuality they are quite small. This park is also nestled right inside a trailer park. If big sites are not your thing and you just need a quick place to stay, this place is great. All the roads are paved and all sites have sewer, water, 50,30 and 20 amp service. The playground equipment is very well maintained, staff is very friendly and the bathrooms and showers were clean and nice. There is a kids only fishing pond and the park is located both on the Mississippi and a smaller stream. Overall it is a nice place but not a place for those looking for large sites and a bit of privacy. We had roughly 12 to 15 feet on each side of our pad and that was it. Outside of that, nice place. We stayed in a tent trailer.
Date of Stay: July, 2006
Staff was friendly enough and there were a lot of activities for kids. Pool was in very nice shape. They had a band on Sunday evening and other activities for adults to participate in as well. Campground was fairly well maintained but many sites either have no shade or the ones that do have shade are crammed in very tightly. 4 sites share water and electric which can make it difficult when you have a tent trailer and two travel trailers all via'ing for the same power and water. Overall not bad, recommend sites 121 and 122 for good shade and size. Try to stay out of the Little John's area, and the Greens. Bathrooms were clean but showers were filthy. Lots of porta johns that needed to be cleaned. We had to request that the one next to us get pumped as it was very smelly by the second day into the trip.
Date of Stay: May, 2006
This is a quiet little park right off of the freeway. There is some limited seasonal access and some quick pull through sites near the interstate that the ownership group leaves open for the quick overnight stay. The campground has spacious open areas in the back that are seldom used for camping. (Occasional primitive tenting). There is a playground and the staff was very courteous and friendly. (New ownership in 2005). Restrooms were clean with mens room recently remodeled. Although no pool is available at the campground, there is a pool located less than 1/2 mile into town along with a nice 9 hole golf course. It does boarder a river but none of the sites are on the river. Overall a great little place to stay.
Date of Stay: August, 2005
Staff is friendly and the store and game room are adequate size for the campground size. Tubing and other activities help keep kids busy and a variety of different site locations, shade options and site sizes make this a nice campground. Bathrooms can be difficult to access as the main bathroom is at the bottom of the bluff and can be a hike if you are on the top of the bluff. Many times a vehicle was the best way to go to get back and forth to the bathrooms and peak times, (morning and night), can be very crowded in the restrooms. Surprisingly the campground was almost completely mosquito free!
Date of Stay: August, 2004
This campground was quiet and well maintained. The pool was fairly new at the time that we were there and it was a great place for just a quick quiet retreat. Mosquitos were a bit bad along the river sites but those were the only sites with shade. The open sites next to the pool did not seem to have quiet as bad a mosquito problem but they did not have any shade. This campground definitely isn't fancy but there is a lot of open room for the pets to run and it does border the Cannon River which is great for canoeing and kayaking. Overall, we would go again as staff was friendly and campground was quiet.