This is a very nice RV resort, but there are no pull-through sites and the sites are somewhat difficult to back into due to lighted site number posts right out next to the narrow paved drive. I had some difficulty backing in with just a motorhome and watched two 5th wheelers having to negotiate those posts and get their rigs in without back and forward a couple of times. Sites are paved and level with full hookups. I did not use their cable as my satellite had a clear shot and their trees are not mature enough to block. Shuttles come through about every 20 minutes to take you up to the casino or restaurant. I am glad I was not towing my car trailer or I would have had to unhook it to get into the site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
All back-in, kind of narrow sites and many roads not that wide either. But we got in OK. Check-in staff not at all friendly and not much - like none - info given on the RV resort; just a map. Laundry was very clean. Easy walk to the casino if you are so inclined - it has a great buffet. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
For the second year in a row we stayed here for 3 days over a weekend. We had a full hookup, back-in site with 50+ channel cable TV and Wi-Fi. I believe that describes all sites. The comments in my review of last August (8/11) still stand. When the 500+ weekenders leave on Sunday morning, this becomes a much different park. Some examples: the pool is less crowded, the Wi-Fi works better, and the air is less full of campfire smoke. If you don't like crowded conditions, don't come on a summer weekend. The RV service center that has been on the resort grounds the past few years is now closed. They now have some (plastic bottles and aluminum cans) recycling. This is possibly the best RV resort in MN. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a terrific campground with well maintained, level asphalt sites and greenery all around. The rate was good and the amenities, also. The pool was enjoyed. Restrooms were clean though the shower/changing areas could have included a little more space and an additional hook for hanging clothes. For those who enjoy gambling, there is a regular shuttle (every 20 minutes) to the nearby casino. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It has been 5 years since we were here last. We stayed for 3 days the final weekend of August. The difference between the park on Fri. and Sat. versus Sunday after the weekenders have left is like night and day. We had a FHU, back-in (which most sites are) with 50+ channel cable TV and od, at site WIFI that worked well for us. While complaints about crowds, kids, and lack of trees are based on facts, a park that has 300+ sites and draws families because of its' recreational facilities (pool, playground, b-ball, volleyball, horseshoes, etc.) is going to be crowded and crawling with kids at times (especially on summer weekends as others have noted). The lack of shade trees is something that is what happens when you convert and old, treeless farm field into an RV park. It takes decades for trees to grow to any substantial height. The only fixable flaw that I noticed was the "too high" sewer connection that others have mentioned. Ours was a at least 7" above ground and many others were a similar hieght. This is one of the best RV parks in MN. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful, well-kept park. All sites are asphalt back-ins with grassy area, picnic table and fire pit, and are amply wide. Sites are long enough to accommodate a large RV and tow or towed. Most sites appear to be level or close to it. At night the park is quiet and dark, and security patrols the place night and day. The pool was clean and warm (heated). Staff at both the RV park and the casino were friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wonderful campground with many amenities. Did not have the same experience of the previous reviewer with the bugs, etc. Those with pets took very good care of mess and noise which is expected by the park. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Although this is a clean park with roomy sites, it is overrated by Good Sam's 10/10/10. Very little shade available from random small trees within park. Lots of mosquitos from small stagnant water pond in center of park. Nice casino but food sources there are mediocre at best. Due to $20 monthly rate, lots of long term campers taking up the better sites within the park. All sites are back-in but long enough for big rigs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here twice this year, both times it has been a pleasant weekend. Sites are level, and some have shade. Shuttle comes by every few minutes should you wish to go to the casino. Morning walks are nice and large variety of RV's to look at. Campfire rings and picnic tables are well maintained at each site. Wi-Fi works well. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Love this park!! Especially nice if you like to gamble; they pick you by shuttle at your site and leave you at the front door of the casino. Park is very clean and has a large pet area. The staff from the the check-in to maintenance and security are great! Plenty of garbage containers throughout the park. Each site has a patio, picnic table and fire pit/barbecue. For everything that is included in the camping fee this is a great value. Has a nice play area for kids: volleyball, basketball, pool, inside game room to play cards or other table games. You also have access to all three hotels (Grand Casino hotels) to use the pools if the weather outside is not good for the campground pool. Hope to spend more time there in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park and it is what it is, RV casino park and a destination, we traveled 800 miles to get there, mind you we met friends there as well. Staff is friendly, park is clean, sites level and the amenities adequate, cable is a nice touch. One gripe is that the sewer drains are too high makes for a poor dump but for 20 bucks what the heck. Once the trees mature it should be really nice, not really for the kiddos as is what we prefer. Definitely going back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of our favorites. Plenty of room with blacktop parking, all sites have full hookups including sewer. Mostly flat, open RV park but the trees are finally starting to grow! Pretty wetland area meanders through the park; a lot of water and lots of ducks and geese when we were here. Good fun. One large bathroom/showerhouse for a campground this big (287 sites) might seem a little dicey, but it works ok. We've never had to wait. Shower stalls during our last stay, were a little less than spotless, but it was a busy week. If you put up the little flag at the end of your site, the shuttle bus will pick you up for a 'free' ride to the big casino. Buses every 5 minutes, 24 hours. Several very good restaurants at the casino. Car wash and large RV wash on site, plus a service bay for motorhome oil changes. VERY helpful folks at oil change facility; a great deal. We brought our own oil and filter; they charged us $12 to change it! Gas rig, of course. The Hinckley fire museum in town (2 miles) is worth a visit. The casino/RV park is 1 mile east of I-35, and at the interchange are lots of fast food places, gas stations, etc., also a multiplex theatre about a mile from the resort. This is a class act and a good deal. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We used this as an overnight stop. Sites have FHUs and they are correctly placed. Shuttle service to the casino and restaurants. Very efficient check-in. The site was almost level. WiFi is rather slow. It is well-priced for what you get. Inexpensive restaurant food and casino card for $5 gambling per person. There was a major storm while we were here and some sites flooded. This campground gets high ratings from Trailer Life and Woodall's. I have only given it an 8 as the WiFi is weak and there was a noisy party until 11:30 p.m. and security did not break it up, even though they tour the campground regularly. Campers were a mix of seniors and families so a late party seemed inappropriate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice campground, we would stay here again. The staff was friendly and helpful. Make a reservation ahead of time or call early in the morning, they fill up fast. The sites are back-ins with descent room between sites. The casino is within easy walking distance. We had a flat tire the next morning and they were very helpful. They put air in the tire and directed me to the garage on the casino property. The flat was fixed promptly and we were on our way. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The price is reasonable for what you get, but there are some issues. We were here a week in hot muggy weather. The power in the park, and the town, failed regularly. We would lose power every day several times during the day, and one day it was off for over 4 hours. Weekends are jammed with families and kids. Some sites have paved patios and some do not. We had some severe weather while we were here, so the paved sites were nice. I would stay here again but during the week is better. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Big park, lots of spaces, good facilities. Sites were level and roomy, with full hookups (50amp) and WiFi. Good value for the cost of the site. Free shuttle to casino, so you can eat lots at the buffet! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We generally choose the State Park experience but thought I'd chime in this resort since we tried it for the first time. I'll second the previous review from July 2009: "I saw no dogs running loose, no dogs off leash and nobody not picking up after their dogs. This place is great. Full hookups at every site, excellent Wi-Fi reception". For an RV-style resort, I felt it was excellent. It was even much quieter than I expected for this style of resort. I would stay here again if my destination was near here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I read the previous review and I saw no dogs running loose, no dogs off leash and nobody not picking up after their dogs. This place is great. Full hookups at every site, excellent Wi-Fi reception, cheaper rates during the week. An RV service center next door. Shuttles to the casino so you don't have to drive over and walk from the parking lot. Very nice people in the office. Security. I could spend a summer here happily. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stay here quite often and it is a very nice RV park. They do need to start making people pick up after their dogs. Doggie do on the lawn which isn't too nice. Also people let their dogs run free, no leash. Hopefully the management gets stricter on this. We were disappointed when we came out of our camper; a big dog was on our step. We are responsible pet owners and hate to see a nice RV park with pets not under control. Otherwise this is a very nice place with nice sites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Level paved site with paved patio. Good water, electric, sewer, and WiFi. Friendly staff. Would camp here again if in the area. Very good buffet at the casino. 24/7 free shuttle to casino and it is also within walking distance if you'd rather. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
One of the best campgrounds we've stayed in. Grounds were immaculate, service was excellent. Shuttle to casino was dependable. Sites are a little close. We would stay there again and recommend it to friends. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are narrow, overall. You are very cozy with your neighbors on either side. All sites (except overflow) have full service, including sewer hookup. Controlled entry into the location. Very clean overall. Shuttle service for casino is great. It is a good place to stay if just overnighting or if there for the casino. If we weren't going to the casino, we probably wouldn't stay there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I agree with the others. This is a great RV park. Yes, it's not the quietest, but there is no shortage of things to do (gambler or not). Great food, but be either early or late on weekends at the casino eatery's. We went for a concert weekend and it was great fun. Everything was clean and well kept. The check in was quick and easy. This should be rated highly unless all you want to do is sleep. Then you don't belong at this type of place. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Perhaps all the bad reviews are sour grapes over a bad night at the casino, remember folks going to the casino is optional. We had no problems here at all, everything worked from the efficient check in to the voluminous cable channels to the omnipresent casino shuttle busses. Gives a Good Sam discount as well. Of course I'll let the gamblers subsidize my travel. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The negative reviews of this park are also a mystery to me. The park staff was plentiful, courteous, and check in was easy. It’s not an over 55 adult only park, so families with kids are to be expected. All the sites are the same length and width and equally spaced apart, which makes me wonder why one would need to “ask for another site.” The maintenance crew empties trash cans every day. The fire rings could use some cleaning, but by no means were they trashy. The hook-ups are exactly where they should be –half way between the front and back of the site in order to accommodate a variety of RVs. The grass doesn’t contain weeds, was mowed, and in the hottest month of the year, can not be expected to be a lush green. One should not expect a campground to have full time dog-police on staff, but only to correct the actions of discourteous owners when observed. I did have a minor annoyance with the security gate entrance. It’s built to accommodate a Volkswagen, not a large rig. Very tight fit. Also, one should pay close attention to the electrical box on the site. It is tall and could interfere with slide out operation. It doesn’t get a 10 because that would mean it’s perfect. There are only a handful of those type campgrounds around. But it is well worth the cost and I enjoyed my stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of the nicest campgrounds we have been to. There is an outdoor pool, but if the weather is bad, the shuttle will bring you to one of their hotels, where there are indoor pools. Clean, well maintained, and lots to do. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very smooth transaction when checking in...the guy at the counter was funny! Very secure campground...access card needed to get into the sites and we saw security making a pass by our site several times. WiFi and cable worked great. All sites are asphalt which is nice and level. Overall a great experience...I can see why this is rated one of the top places for RVs in MN. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Campground is rated as the "Best in State" by Trailer life. Some people would find problems with heaven! They do have campground wide WiFi, but they could use more towers for better signal pick-up. Sites are as wide as any I have seen. I don't need help to back into a site, but I have seen other campers help those that did! Restaurants at the casino are very good, with "The Winds" steakhouse equal to some of best around the state. The golf course adjacent to the campground is well run and maintained, and is fun to play. Shuttles to and from the casino stop at the front of your site, very convenient! Finest restroom I have seen in a campground, both from a viewpoint of size, and cleanliness!! This is not a "deep woods" campground, so know in advance what the lay of the land is. Sites are paved, full hookups, free WiFi, free cable TV! You only need to position your RV correctly on the paved pad to reach all hookups! The town is a couple of miles away, and offers plenty of shopping for last minute items. We have experienced many wonderful weekends here, and it is our first choice within Minnesota. I am constantly amazed at some of the comments and/or reviews that campers write. In regard to amenities, recreation and dining, this is as good as it gets! Some people find fault we a "Free Lunch!" We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is not well run. The people used to check you in don't seem to have any knowledge about camping. They assigned me a site that did not match my trailer. I had to go back and ask for another site I had checked out. They do not direct you or assist you in finding or backing into your site. I was traveling alone so had to back the trailer into a narrow site by myself. Could have used a hand. Sites are level. Sewer, water, electric and cable are all positioned so that after you back your trailer into the spot, you need extra long water lines, sewer lines, electrical cord and TV cable to use the facilities. The only reason I would stay here again is for the same reason I stayed here this time. For a night of gambling. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I have stayed here maybe 6 times over the years. Only an 8 because I am a tough rater. Park needs park-wide, free Wi-Fi. Grass was again like stray when I was there - the area had not had rain in six weeks - same as 2005. Don't blame the park for a drought. During these situations water is too precious to waste on something as frivolous as campground grass. You have to expect lots of kids at a family RV resort in the summer. Just hope I am not "less than desirable." We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is trying to cater to two very different types of RVers. The park is at a large casino, so it has lots of adult RVers. But come the weekend, familys with pop-ups and small trailers show up with lots of kids, dogs, bicycles, scooters and roller blades. It was like a KOA. The park is well maintained. Roads are paved and wide. Sites are paved and level. There are a few small trees, but no real shade. The park is big rig friendly. We would stay there again thru the week, but not on a weekend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The only redeeming feature of this RV Park is that it is cheap. It does not have wi-fi. It reminds me of a Calcutta slum. The grass (weeds) is dead because they don't water it. The place is full of trash. When we arrived, our fire ring was a foot deep in trash, but nobody ever bothered to empty it. The sites are not kept clean, people don't pick up after their dogs, and, in general, the place is not at all attractive. The restaurants in the nearby casino are, however, quite good and reasonable. This place seems to attract a lot of less than desirable people. I would not recommend it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Paved pads and roads, great pool. The bath house was clean. T-Mobile data capable area, so you T-Mobilers can go online through your ISP. Only downside (thus our "7" rating), is the fact that during the past 8 years we've been camping here, we've noticed the majority of dog owners don't use the dog walk area, so there is plenty of dog waste around the campsites. No wonder more and more CG's are banning dogs, and they have our votes. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This is an outstanding park. Sites are paved and level. Lots of space between rigs. Only gripes we have are that there is only one restroom facility which means that it is not convenient to most campers. Also, the pool and recreation facilities are far removed from the camp meaning that you will need to drive to the pool, laundry and rec hall. Casino shuttles are more than happy to deliver you to the gambling hall whenever
you want to go! (Takes Good Sam and Good Neighbor discounts) We camped here in a camper.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Very nice park, lots to do even without going to the casino. No pull thru's
keeps this from being a ten. We camped here in a camper.
The only thing that could make this campground better is if it was on a lake. Lots of fun things for kids to do. There was a parade the weekend that we were there. There was also a band in the pavilion on Saturday night. They have a small indoor pool that is perfect if you have kids. Clean restroom and free showers. Pet friendly. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Nice office with lots of extras. Highly recommend St. Croix Haven Campground. We will definitely be visiting again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This place has potential to be an excellent place. It has a store, game room, indoor pool, and lots of trees. However, the place had some downfalls. We had to be extremely patient with the lady checking us in. Our group had 5 sites reserved together, but she kept trying to put my family in another site on the other side of the campground. After about 15 minutes, we finally were able to go to our site, which seemed like it wasn't ready for the season. It wasn't cleared as far as it should have been. The long grass was almost right up to the fire pit, and we literally had a stream running through our site when it would rain. The indoor pool is a neat idea, but it was extremely gross, slimy and moldy. They had fire truck rides that seemed very unsafe with kids hanging off the sides. They said there was Wi-fi, but we weren't able to pick it up at our site. The line for the dump station could only handle a few vehicles, and not wanting to block the road, we ended up dumping when we got back to our hometown. All in all, we had a good time, but I'm not sure the place was worth the money. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very fun campground. Nice big sites in a cul-de-sac setup. Lots of dirt (messy if it rains). They had karaoke and a DJ when we went and it was a blast. They have a indoor pool and nice playground for the kids. Inner tube trips down the St.Croix was a lot of fun. Best campstore we have seen. This campground is very popular with ATV riders, but they were very respectful of the campground and the kids that were running or biking around. We for sure will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We first went to a site that did not work for us at all...way too many low trees and a small area to back our fifth wheel in. We went to the office and requested a different site and they were happy to accommodate us and give us a site without any trees. The site turned out great, we had enough room to set up our screen tent along our fifth wheel. Caution to those with big units, there are a lot of low trees in the cul-de-sacs and it is very tight getting into a site. There are very few "open" sites so request those early, or be lucky like us! The only downfalls were that at 10am a fire truck gives rides and sounds its siren all though out the campground. ATV's are welcome so be prepared for neighbors bombarding your space with their trailers and starting them up early in the morning. Also, the campground rules state no loud music anytime, yet they were putting on a very very loud karoke/dance from 6-10:30pm. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have been to this campgroun 3 times so far in the last 2 years and love it! The indoor swimming pool is great for the kids in the spring & fall. Everyone has always been very nice & helpful. The kids love the firetruck rides and the sites are not on top of each other. Very large wooded sites. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Campground rents tubes and canoes and provides transportation and pick-up on St Croix river. Area around campground has many ATV/Snowmobile trails. Very nice setting with the illusion of privacy thanks to the culdesac design of most of the sites. If you need to back up a trailer, this design requires a bit of reconoitering before you proceed. The culdesacs are too small permit most travel trailers to go in and loop around so plan your moves carefully. Danbury WS is just east of the river if you need supplies. If you're a gambler, Grand Casino is 25 miles down the road.
Fire engine rides for the kids (and those that still think they're kids). Nice overall experience, will probably return with the grandkids. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Very nice, clean campground. Unique set up in that there are 6 sites in a cul-d-sac. Owners very accessible and friendly. Nice indoor pool. Located about 20-25 minutes from Hinckley and Casino. Only one grocery store in Hinckley. Stop before you head to campground. Nearby State Park for hiking etc. Many trails for ATVs close by. Downside for me is no sewer, they do have a honey wagon for a fee. Would go back again. Visted in May 2003. Seasonals were very friendly. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We really enjoyed this State Park. It has a lot of biking and hiking areas. The sites all had tall mature trees around them. Some of the sites were longer and more private than others. The camping area is quite a ways off of the main road (5 Miles). The sites were nice and level. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Among the largest parks in the state, St. Croix State Park offers recreational access to rivers and lakes. There is also an extensive network of biking and hiking trails, and an equestrian facility. Most campground guests take advantage of river-based recreation of one form or another, since the campground is remote and there are closer alternatives for other purposes. There is a concession on site that offers canoe and kayak rentals starting at about $40. There are a number of campsites that are hike-in or canoe-in only, inaccessible to RVs. The RV campground layout is similar to other state parks, only larger. There are 9 campground loops, all equipped with back-in sites. About half the sites are electric, more than are shown on official maps. To the extent I am able to determine, all of the electric sites are 30A. Though the loops are separated into three campgrounds: Riverview, Paint Rock Springs, and Old Logging Trail. They are adjacent and are similarly equipped. Wi-Fi is provided. Speeds are slow but usable. Like other Minnesota state parks, there is no water at individual sites, a policy the DNR has adopted to discourage grey water dumping. The sites themselves are grassy, of medium size, and generally have shade from tree cover. There is not much screening vegetation between sites. The sites are more closely spaced than at most other Minnesota state parks. Vehicle permits are required, $5 per day or $25 per year, for each vehicle. This being a large, heavily used facility, DNR staff are present in force during peak times, and a number of interpretive programs are offered, especially on weekends. Though we did not have any problems with overzealous enforcement, our sense overall was that compliance was expected with the many DNR policies given lip service at other parks. Bears have been an ongoing problem at this park. There have also been ongoing problems with other opportunistic wildlife, raccoons, etc. Finally, this park was part of a demonstration project in the 1940s that resulted in the construction of some unusually luxurious cabins and group facilities, which remain in place. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Large State Park. Electric loop gets crowded in the summer. Non electric loops have large campsites. Shower buildings are clean. Lots of bear activity the past few years. Playground for kids. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Plenty of walking Trails and Biking Trails. We hiked and biked on the roadway even. Nice secluded and the St Croix is beautiful this time of year. Price includes a daily park fee. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Our site was in the Riverview loop, site 33. We were at an end and it was a large space. However, our campfire was close to the camper next to us and their camper, table and fire faced ours. I felt a little uncomfortable with that setup. Our kids wouldn't spend much time outside the camper because of the bugs. I had gathered ticks just walking to the bathroom. There were only two showers available to our loop. We all enjoyed the trails, biking and the beach. We drove around the park and discovered the fire tower. That was C O O L ! ! Loved that. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We've been here 3 times in the past several years. RiverView campground has the 42 electric sites. Best sites are at the North or South of the campground - those in the middle are not as level or as spacious. This campground is mostly open but sufficient old trees to provide good shade on most sites. Paint Rock Springs Campground is our 2nd favorite if all the elec sites are taken. The South end of the two Western loops have some nice non-elec sites (#106, 107, 105, etc). The Old Logging Trail Campground is perfect for tenters/pop-upers that like smaller sites carved out of the forest. These have a secluded feeling. Good hiking in the park. Canoe rental with transportation at concession stand near the lodge. Facilities are clean & modern. Rangers patrol frequently. Excellent firewood at fair price. Poor cell phone signal in park. We camped here in a Motorhome.