This was not big rig friendly with very few full hookups, narrow gravel roads and grass sites. It seemed best for families and groups wanting to tube the river or bike the trails. Otherwise there's no pool, no restaurant, and a sparse store. Porta-potties here and there was one shower area far away (pay) which we didn't use. No 3G or even LTE connectivity. Internet: there is a service you pay for per day from a wifi company that only allows one device to be hooked up. Trying to change to another device is difficult and we are tech savvy. It's good for roughing it but we wouldn't stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was OK. There are a lot of seasonals near the full hookup sites. The staff wasn't very friendly but served their purpose for the most part. We had chosen this campground because we wanted to bike the root river bike trail, which is beautiful, but I wish the campground was a bit closer to it. In order to get to the paved bike trail we had to ride on the gravel shoulder of the highway about a mile or so to get there which wasn't ideal. The campsite itself was fairly small but nice and grassy but it appears the seasonals allowed their pets to use it as a bathroom because there was poop everywhere - which meant on our shoes and in our camper as well. Not cool. Our day trip by bike to Lanesboro was very beautiful however and we managed to pop into the local farmers market for some fresh desserts and amish goods. Good luck finding any type of grocery or drug store, we needed some cough syrup for my daughter and the closest we could get was some cold and flu liquid from the gas station. There was a wedding the Saturday night of our stay that celebrated the end of their night with fireworks, which was kind of cool - but I'm thankful they didn't set them off any later because it was pretty close to the kids' bedtime. We shut off the lights in the camper and watched the show though which was cool. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed at this park with a 40' motorhome. We got a 50 amp site but the trees were too low to get in the spot, so we went to a 30 amp away from the trees. Voltage got down to 112 volts with only 1 AC; could not use the water heater (all electric coach) and 1 AC, at the same time. Water pressure was low. We would stay there again, because it was very large and open spaces where we were at. Nice river there too, hiking trails, but we did not use them. Used Passport America. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the quietest campground we have ever stayed at. Great scenery and lots of riverfront. We were ticked that the water pressure was so weak when they charged for the showers. The showerheads sprayed the water around you instead of on you. We deducted a point for that. Free WiFi and better showers would have earned a 10. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful little park! Very well maintained. Helpful staff/owner. We got stuck in the very wet grass/gravel after lots of rain here, but the owner helped pull us out. One hundred sites were down due to flooding, so we stayed in the seasonal area, but it was not at all trashy. Very well kept. We would have loved to stay longer, but we rely on internet. We paid $20 per computer ($40 total) for a weeks worth of internet, but the provider has some strict firewall settings and I could not access my work files, nor could my husband access his entertainment service. The service gives about 0.5 mbit/s so not bad, other than the restrictions. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This a great park! Stayed here on our way to Winnona and picked this one cause it had a laundry. Two new large capacity washer & dryers each: $1.75 wash & $1.50 to dry. 30 minutes. Immaculate ladies bathroom: 25 cents for four minutes. Used our Passport America discount for $15.00 full hookup pull through Site G37. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate based upon PA discount, plus: stay 4, 5th night free. A great deal. Pros: Beautifully landscaped, spacious, on the river, can be taken tubing/canoeing straight from park; mostly shaded, level and grassy sites; RV supplies in office; Lanesboro is a a cute town; access to bike path (but not from park, have to ride 3/4miles). Negatives: Wash $1.75, dry $1.50 high end; showers $.25 for 4 minutes; Wi-Fi free at office, otherwise $6 day, $20 week; staff indifferent, couldn’t answer simple questions about Wi-Fi, river condition, etc. Even though most sites are shaded, we were given least shaded. Has numerous seasonals, but most only come during the weekend, so ghost-townish during weekdays. Has NO At&t cell signal. If you want a quiet, well-kept CG off the beaten path during the week, this will be a good fit. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice enough campground. Not everybody followed the rules and nobody seemed to care. Loud party across from us went on until after 4:00 A.M. Large grassy sites, well maintained. Wi-Fi at your site for $6.00 a night. Beware of creative rates for camping. We were charged $30.00 in taxes for 4 nights. Never could get an explanation. Ask what your total charges will be up front. We got different answers from 3 different people. We won't go back We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice campground. Nice people. Be careful if you stay. Our site had 50 amp service and I don't carry an adapter for 50 amp and the campground didn't have any adapters left to borrow or buy. Luckily it was a cool enough weekend that 20 amp service was good enough. Ask questions when booking the site as to what electric service your site will have. Otherwise a great place to stay and good area to visit. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice campground. Spacious sites, entirely on grass. Lots of activities right out of the park; bike trail, tubing, kayaking, etc. Lanesboro is a really pretty little town, and well worth a visit. Although near highway 16, road noise was no issue. Our only complaints were: 1. Coin operated showers, with poor shower heads that make it difficult to rinse. Please just build the price into the campground fee. 2. Advertised site wide WiFi could not be received at our site, or anywhere nearby outside. In fairness, many campgrounds don't get the importance of this feature to modern travelers. 3. For a decent sized campground, there are only two washers, and one was out of service. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We went tubing for the afternoon...what a treat! The water was warm and it was a perfect lazy river ride for us and our two girls, ages 7 and 9. It was their first time tubing, and they loved it. The park was at meticulous as everyone says, but to have such gorgeous grass, worth the inconvenience with the carpets. We were there mid-week, and the girls played lacrosse on the empty sites, it was so inviting. I didn't find the staff to be particularly friendly, but they were polite. It just didn't seem authentic, but forced. But anyone who's worked in the service industry knows that it's hard to be chipper when the chips are down. The only really annoying thing of our stay was the swarms of black houseflies that had invaded the campground. Not sure if this was an unusual event, but it took us a few days after leaving to hunt them all down in the trailer. We would definitely return to go tubing again if we lived nearer, so I recommend this to those interested in a peaceful and convenient place to do so. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The friendly management maintains an efficient organization. The grounds are well groomed with spacious sites, many of which have a generous amount of shade. Sites are grass and protected by some unusual rules: movement of picnic tables daily, tents moved every two days, mats limited to 4’x4’ and picked up at night. The campground is surrounded on three sides by the Root River and is very near the popular 60-mile paved Root River Trail. Outfitting services are available with bikes, canoes, kayaks and tubes. Wi-Fi is only available in the immediate vicinity of the office. AT&T phone and air card service are completely absent. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Enjoyed a very relaxing stay at Eagle Cliff for two nights. There were only a few campers so, all was quiet. We were 5 sites from any other camper. Sites were quite wide and the thick grass was very nice. You will have to bring your mats up at night and move your picnic table every 2 nights. The bathrooms/showers were the cleanest I have seen. You will have to pay for your shower. We had our 2 dogs and enjoyed walks by the river. The Root River Trail access is nearby. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is a southern Minnesota treasure! What a better getaway than to spend some time away, right in the lush Root River Valley surrounded by beautiful bluffs. The Root River runs right along the campsites and provides for more than just a scenic backdrop to your camping vacation. Tubes, kayaks, and canoe trips are all reasonably priced for enjoyable recreation while camping. Scenic bike trails are located near by, and the campground has tons of bikes to rent. The campsites are very clean and so are the bathrooms and showers: you don't have to pay for them and there's no timer. Downtown Lanesboro is a short bike ride away. There's so much to do on site and nearby the campgrounds. The entire campground is laid out nicely and well maintained. It also seemed very family friendly with lots of family oriented, scheduled activities and things to do on the campground itself. We found the staff to be very organized and friendly: the place is very well run/managed. No riffraff: management does a great job of taking care of and cutting off shenanigans. We love Eagle Cliff! We would highly recommend this campground with all its amenities and surrounding beauty to anyone looking for a nice getaway. We camped here in a Tent.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Very beautiful campground. Nice big sites down by the river. Yes they do make you pick up your rug or mat, but thank god they do because it poured sheets when we pulled in. And if it wasn't for the nice lush grass, we would have been setting up in a mess. Inner-tubing down the river is the highlight of this campground or watching the eagles hover overhead. They do have a beach that the kids can wade in, but the playground is out-dated and a long walk. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at Eagle Cliff about two years ago (2006) and had the same experience with the rug, but ours was just a small doormat. So I went and asked why the big deal. The owner explained that I was there for a short time but the grass was there all year and their reasoning was to keep the grass green all year for all the campers. It only takes a couple of days with no sun on the grass and it turns yellow and then dies. So if one likes the green grass and not dirt I should help by picking up the mat each night, which I just put away and enjoyed the grass. By the way, they did move the tables in the unoccupied sites and set them on the fire rings. It’s all so we can have a beautiful campground to camp in, on real grass and not plastic covered dirt. I also asked why you had to walk up the hill to the bathrooms and showers and why the portable out houses instead of a restroom and showers close by in the lower camping area. That answer was very simple, because the lower area camping is in the flood plain of the Root River and you would not want all that stuff flushed into the river when it rises. It always helps to ask questions. We are from California where virtually all campgrounds are either dirt, gravel or paved so it was very refreshing to camp on real grass. All in all, the campground is four A all the way, We would gladly stay there again. We enjoyed the bike trail, Lanesboro and towns around, the fishing was great too, we even tried floating down the river, lots to do and see. We are retired and travel in our 5th wheel trailer, and have RV’d over 30 years. This is my first attempt at posting so I hope it was of help. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Campground and surrounding area is very beautiful. Sites are spacious and clean. Unfortunately, you are met with a list of rules that many of the seasoned campers in our group had never heard of. Rugs must be picked up every night. They actually drive around in the early morning and pick up your rugs and leave you a note. One of our group had his rug picked up and laid across his brand new truck. Not Cool! The second night we rolled the rug up next to our tent. They took our rug. Tents are expected to be moved every 2 nights. With all of the stuff we had in our tents we thought this was extremely unneccessary. Picnic tables should be moved every day. I wonder if owners do this themselves when they have no one in the spot. Actual restrooms were not close by and you were expected to use portable toilets. Now if you have an RV great, but if you are tenting, you may want to look elsewhere. Oh, and watch out for the tubing they offer. A very steep decent to the river with your tubes with no offer of helping us and after you get out of the river you have a pretty lengthy walk with your tubes to the office. Would have been nice to be able to leave the tubes by the river. We camped here in a Tent.
We did not camp here but drove through to check it out as a future place to stay. We stopped in store briefly, owners were pleasant and gave me brochure and said drive and around and check it out. It is a large place but has very nice sites. It's obvious they keep it up. The larger camping area looked great, though it's a bit of a walk to showers at main building, but they did have nearby porta-toilets. We would like stay in section-E (very shaded) next to the river and there is a bathhouse/showers just a 2 minute walk away. We didn't check out the bathouse because we assumed it was likely kept up well if the overall grounds were a reflection of their good upkeep. Though I was only in the store a few minutes, I did note they had a few very basic items in case you needed something. We stayed at the nearby Barn Resort and wished we had stayed here instead. Next time we will. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The sites were roomy and we were in a nice shady area. The "greenspace" was pleasant. Access roads were good for bikes as well as the Root River bike trail. The bike trail was paved and shady through the country side and along side the river. On the 4th of July, the campground sponsored a professional fireworks display. The only thing missing was Wifi and cell service was sketchy. We'd definitely visit again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the finest campgrounds we have ever visited. The staff was friendly, the rates satisfactory and the grounds clean and neat. We would highly recommend this park to any family. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Simply beautiful area and camp ground, right on the banks of the Root River! Plenty to keep the whole family entertained, with tube, kayak, canoe, bike rentals, fishing and game room. We saw eagles and deer right on-site. Not to mention there is a lot to see and do within a short distance of the campground. Everyone was very helpful and friendly. We will definitely be back soon!! We camped here in a Campground Cabins.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Located on Root River - great for tubing and canoeing - rentals available. Also 1/2 mile from Root River bike trail - 70 miles of paved old railroad right-of-way. Bike rentals available. Riverfront sites mainly for tenters. Very clean rest roms and showers. Very helpful, friendly staff. Amish towns nearby. Community theater in Lanesboro one of top 5 in US. We camped here in a camper.
This long and narrow park follows the banks of the Root River. The campsites are laid out along the river and in the center between the driveways. Signage is nearly non-existant consisting of a little sign on the mailbox opposite the entrance of the park. Google navigation takes you to the center of town: right highway but wrong location. Just head north and follow Highway 250 over a narrow bridge and take the first driveway to the right. They have one good size office/bathroom building with bathrooms that are clean. Showers are $.50 for 5 minutes. The grassy campsites are laid out along the river and in the center between the park's gravel roads with the permanent sites beginning after the park office. I did not see sites with sewer for short term guests. Many sites (particularly along the river) offer shade but you may need quite a bit of hose and electric wire to make use of it. There is more than adequate room between units for slide outs and awnings. Units can be placed anywhere on the grass lots. The lots are generally near level but uneven so RV's need to be placed carefully to be level. Firewood is available. Tubes, kayaks and canoes can apparently be rented (though I am not sure how.) The proprietor lives on the second level of the restroom building. There is no sign for the office so I had to ask to find out where to check in. The proprietor didn't remember my calling, but told me to pick a site. He wrote nothing down so probably doesn't remember who I am. We have been here for two nights so I still don't know how I check out, etc. He was nice enough but I am baffled by how laid back this all is. The proprietor is the only employee I have seen, but everything seems to work and the place is in decent repair so I guess it is working. Verizon 3G cell coverage was good. Sites along the river are back in but it looks like the sites in the center could be pull through. The Highway 250 campground is located in a rural setting at a distance from highways (rural with minimal traffic), etc., so it is generally quiet. Seasonally, if you are near the river you will hear tubers going by on the river. I understand that the campground can be crowded on weekends so noise from other campers might be an issue but during our July midweek stay it has been wonderfully peaceful. This campground is located between the gorgeous paved Root River Bike Trail which provides easy access to the delightful town of Lanesboro and the Root River. In addition to the great restaurants, shops and biking and river outfitters, Lanesboro is home to the wonderful Commonweal Theatre which offers professional theatre for much of the year. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice campground. Grounds are very well kept, managers around quite a bit and helpful. They came around when there was any weather issue. Very strict with the quiet time. Beautiful area. We will be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Old Barn Resort as a campground is a lot of fun. The sites are tighter than we have seen at other campgrounds with your neighbors picnic table less than 5 feet from our motorhome. We had a devil of a time leveling the motorhome on the grass site, which we did not have that issue at other grass site campgrounds we have been to. A lot of big dips and mounds in the site. The only real complaint is the gravel roads have washed out at the top of the hills leaving ravines and have basketball sized pot holes in spots which does keep the speed down. There were no bugs at all which is a huge plus especially at night. We did not use or go into the bathrooms but were next to them, and there was a constant stream of people in and out all day long. It would be hard to keep them fully stocked and spotless without a full time attendant. We ate at the bar/restaurant, and the food was good, and service was good considering how busy they were and only two servers. This weekend was the most fun we have had all summer! The access to the bike path is wonderful to bike for a short time or make a day of it! The path has spots to stop and rest, enjoy the view of the river, or have a picnic. The people we ran into were all very friendly and seemed to be having a great time. The tubing on the river appears to be a huge hit, and although we did not do that, plenty of others were! The golf course was very fun to play, with a nice mixture of long and short holes. Beautiful scenery. We will definitely come back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wow: was told quiet hours start at 10pm. The campground felt like downtown Minneapolis at 1AM. The party did not wind down until 4AM. We left at 6:30am. Off to Whitewater for some much needed sleep. I did receive a refund for the next booked night. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice campground with beautiful surroundings, but the bathrooms didn't have soap. Has a good restaurant and wide sites. They have a problem with thieves stealing coolers: put away all your valuables at night because there is no security. Otherwise this is a nice campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here during the July 4th weekend for two years in a row now. Several members of our family from SD, MN, and WI showed up so its a good compromise place. Also quite a few of us are bicyclists and this campground is connected to a 5 star trail. Other then that its not really that great. The A row is the best with limited shaded areas. As mentioned, rules are rarely enforced after the quiet hours. Cooperative staff though and we did have a nice time. Just nothing special if you aren't a golfer. WiFi didn't work for my computer. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
If you're a golfer, this is a great campground. 18 hole course on-site and is a very nice course. For the kids, there is a small playground and a pool. On-site bar and grill wasn't too bad at all. All of the spots are pretty small, no parking pads, just grass. Very few trees. Gets pretty crowded on weekends. Convenient location to several nice cities. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Campground is "OK". Lots of seasonals in rows built along a tiered hill. We camped in row-A, the bathouse was down a hill below the next row of seasonals. During the week you could cut through the seasonals to get there (don't tell anyone). A dumpster sat in front of the bathouse and I think something died in there while we were there. At night you needed almost needed a flashlight to find your way around to the mens room on the backside of the building. Camping spots only had shade toward west/south so only got some shade in evening (July). Bathrooms-showers were plain cement floor. I would say the mens room was "clean" but wife said hers was not. Showers took a quarter, and there is nothing to put your clothes on or a bench or anything. On the floor next to the shower was the only place. It was clean, just could use a few minor (inexpensive) touchups. A few benches and some rubber mats to stand on after a shower would be nice. Other campgrounds lack these simple amenities and I still can't figure out why. The little "shack" of a campstore is open during limited hours but they had a fair amount of things if you didn't bring something. The pool was nice, and if you're a golfer (I'm not), it looks like a popular place for golfing. The barn had a nice restaurant. They had good wood and a good-sized bundle which lasted us several nights to make a small fire to enjoy and eat s'mores. There was a small playground for little kids. At night you could see the bright stars in the sky. Next time, we'll likely stay at Eagle Cliff campground just south and east of Lanesboro. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
For all the great things we heard about this campground, we were dissappointed. They have a good website and encourage reserving sites on-line - even check-in is over the web. However, if you don't check-in over the web, you must go to the bar in the restaurant - a bit confusing. Very loud campground at night, quiet hours are not enforced. A dog barked across the way ALL afternoon. PAY showers - I would expect if I have to pay for a shower, I would have someplace dry to hang my clean clothes. Also - there is NO SOAP, let alone soap containers in the restrooms. The pool is pretty cool, it was big and seemed quite clean, but not supervised at all. Many teenage boys whipping a superball around. The saving grace was the CG was right on the bike trail and an easy ride to Lanesboro. We will choose another CG next year. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 5 / 10 ]
Campground was in a GREAT location, right on the Root River Bike Trail. Beautiful setting and grounds. Nice restaurant. However, the bathrooms were never cleaned the whole weekend we were there. The showers are pay showers and there was no hot water in either bath house, even during off hours. Full hookup sites had no shade. Pool was dirty with no staff supervision at all, full of kids without adults. We will try a different campground next time we bike the Root River trail. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We found this to be a very nice campground. Only about 1 block from the heart of the downtown district, so we walked or biked to our activities. The campground is part of a city park. The main campground road was paved, the sites are gravel and most seemed to be level. It was quiet and friendly. No reservations taken, first come first serve. Restrooms were not as modern or clean as we would have liked, although the 2nd set of restrooms/showers at the community center were much cleaner and more modern; they are located at the park entrance. Farmers market at the park on Saturday, and several Amish vendors all day Fri/Sat, so we had lots of fresh veggies and bakery items. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here 3 nights. No reservations taken, it is just first-come-first-served. We got in Thursday morning and 3/4 of the sites were available. Thursday evening 1/2. Friday afternoon 1/4 and Friday evening it was full. Some sites are sloped: ok for a trailer but hard to get a motorhome level. Very poor cell phone coverage on Sprint and Verizon but none on AT&T or T-Mobile. Bath houses were adequate but small and needed updating. Showers cost 75-cents for 5 minutes of lukewarm water. Very easy walk to town for theater and dining (but we didn't find any of the restaurants exceptional). In addition to Sylvan Park, there is another local park. It also has sites with water & electricity but no "facilities," only a port-a-potty. If the sites were more level, had just a little more space, and better "facilities," this would be a 10! Tents are $15/night and MH & trailers are $25/night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here for 3 nights. The sites are grass with dirt and gravel where you park. There is a picnic table with each site and a fire pit near. Though the sites are smaller and you are somewhat close to your neighbors, it was not a noisy campground. There is a small fishing pond and a playground in the park which is next to the campground. We thoroughly enjoyed the campground but found the nearby showers not what we expected. There are two sets of showers, one in the campground and one near the Library / Community Center at the other end of the park. Firstly, they cost money and secondly they need some updating. We used the showers near the Community Center and, while there was a bench nearby for your clothes, etc., it was outside the shower in the main bathroom. Thus everyone must dress out in the open where there were people coming in to use the bathrooms. As I was going into the shower, a small boy was leaving with his mother. Imagine our surprise had he come in while I was changing. This campground is very convenient to the bike trail which is why we chose it. It is also in town and, should you need to do some last minute grocery shopping, there is a small grocery store in the town. There are also many shops and restaurants should you wish to shop. There is also a winery in town. Had the bathrooms and showers been nicer, this campground would have gotten a higher rating. We camped here in a Motorhome.