This is mostly a seasonal site campground. Many campers here with permanent decks, porches, etc. Large activity area for games. Fire pits and picnic tables. Off the road next to farm fields. Appears to be an older campground, but they've done some repaving work to the office area and it looks nice. We had a large but uneven site for the night. Water and 30amp electric only. It was a handy over night stop that was quiet. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Campground was nice, bathhouses were clean. Sites weren't level, needed jacks. Pull thru sites available for big rigs. Mostly seasonal and park models filling the campground at one end. Family run. If looking for social time they do have Bingo and BBQ dinners at certain time of year. Everyone who was there seemed to know each other and liked it that way. Easy in and easy out. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is based on two months with fhu and electric is included in the rate, not extra charge. Good quiet cg managed by a family that is on site 24/7. No frills and sites are either gravel or grass but sites are well taken care of. New remodel of womens bathroom and showers started and completed while we were there. Small camp store with ice, etc., and game room in the office area. Utilities worked as they should and Manager and family were very friendly and kept the cg and rv'ers secure. Had truck issues and son of manager lent us a car to go for things in town while truck in the shop. Not many folks would do that. If you want a resort look elsewhere. If you want an older cg with old fashioned honest dealings and a quiet spot, then this is for you. We will stay here again real soon. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a lovely campground. Huge, old oak trees and all grassy areas. The sites are good sized. There's 30 and 50 amp. Some pull-through sites are "back to back" if you're camping with friends. It's peaceful and the people are very friendly. Easy on/off the freeway. Cheap laundry. It's definitely not a "foo foo resort," but it's clean and well kept. Very relaxing after hours on the road. We would for sure come back here again. We stayed 5 nights. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wi-Fi is available in the office, and the signal reaches sites near the office. However (and this is the unusual feature here) the office staff cannot give you the Wi-Fi password because they don't know what it is! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a quiet, clean but generic campground. Basically it's camping and nothing else. Most sites are under beautiful big oak trees. The "Village of Yesteryear" was a local attraction but has since gone out of business. This property is close to Interstate 35 and makes a very good stopover place. Also good if you just want a nice quiet weekend. The seasonal campers were friendly. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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Nice and shady, friendly owners and quiet. Many sites very unlevel and hard to enter/exit with any rig over 30'. We camped here in a camper.
Rice Lake State Park is quiet and restful. That is one of the reasons why we like it so much. The other reason it has many different hiking trails, walking in woods, next to the lake, or on open prairie. There are not any hills so it is all pretty level. We see many different types of birds, waterfowl, as well as deer. The campground has two loops, A loop is all non-electric and B loop, electric. The restroom and showers are located in A loop and are kept stocked and clean. I would not recommend this campground for people who have big rigs. Most sites are shaded with the exception of a few sites in B loop where you will get full afternoon sun. There are waterfront sites available but they are for walk-in tenting only. If you do like to tent these sites are very nice! Since this is a state park with majority of it forested do expect mosquitos and ticks while out hiking the trails. Also, during duck season, hunting is allowed. If you do decide to camp during duck season be prepared to hear the noise of gun shots and would be to your advantage to stay away from trails along the lake. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Spots are almost always available here. However, very few sites are sufficiently level for a motorhome. On the B loop (electric loop) site 20 is the best for a MH followed by 19, 18 and 17. The others are either too small or too tilted to level without your wheels hanging in the air. There is no dump station at this park any more. Showers and restrooms are in the non-electric "A" loop, are old and dark but kept clean. Nice hiking trails but the woods are very buggy - big flies and hungry mosquitos abound. Poor cell phone coverage in the campground. Most sites don't have good "run around" room for kids - Site 20 has a great "back yard" though. We'd stay here again for an overnighter if we needed a place, but we would not think of this as a "destination" for a week. (Most needed improvement is to regrade sites to be more level side to side and front-to-back. ) We camped here in a Motorhome.
Past reviews are too generous IMO. This is an okay overnight stop but certainly not higher than a 5 or 6. This park is full of long termers with a few spots open for transients. Sites along the river looked like they had flooded recently. Our site was about 60 feet long & narrow plus it sloped from back to front. Almost all sites are full shade. Staff was friendly and wifi worked. Laundry was dated. Bathrooms had a bad odor. Both ATT & Verizon had good signals. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Easy access from I-35, about 2.5 miles or less. Interior roads gravel. Appears to be popular site for people that park their units and use them periodically. Lots of permanent decks etc. Friendly staff. Overnight sites close to the office and restrooms. No cable and lots of trees that block satellite. WiFi had a good signal where we were located. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The entrance road and sights are gravel/dirt. The Campground is rustic and located on the Straight River. There are full hook-ups, good WiFi and limited over-the-air stations that came in clear. The management was very friendly. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The customer service of this park is beyond excellent. The park itself is nice but an older park that, based upon the design of the buildings, is probably an old KOA. Everything works and the owners are very friendly. When we arrived, I got no TV signal and reported that to the office. Later in the evening, the owner came by and allowed me to set my Dish antenna in one of the streets so I could get a signal. It is the off season here and they have little traffic. He soon brought some sawhorses to protect my antenna. If you are in the area, this is a great place to stay! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were here a few years ago and there has been some good improvements in the staff. Our site was very steep. We got to the end of our jacks to be able to level. The sewer was on the wrong side of the site. However, the campground was nice and worth the stop. The sites along the river flooded while we were here. Road noise from the highway is there, but OK. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A very tight squeeze for our 40 ft. motorhome but we did fit into the one pull thru that could fit us. Shady campground was nice to keep heat off but not good for TV reception. Verizon broadband was fine as was phone. Quiet during the week but lots of traffic that stirred up dust evenings and weekend we stayed here. Friendly staff and weekenders were a quiet local group. Seemed to be mostly seasonal and locals with a few spaces for we passing thru the area campers. Interesting area and an hour from historic areas. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The only problem with this campground is the noise from I-35. The campground is a mature campground, since it was originally a KOA in the 1960's. The new owners are doing great things with the remodeling: awesome restrooms like being at home with slate and tile, the pools (regular and a kiddie wading), and the new office lodge with a place to relax, a small grocery, and a game area. Many of the sites are small by today's standards, but there were big rigs in them. If you are looking for some nice shade and a nice looking campground, this is the place to come. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Unfortunately, we would not stay here again. Numerous puddles of water on unpaved roads, extreme mosquito population to the point you ran to the car and back only. However, the woman at the desk was very nice and friendly. Lots of seasonal residents. On the plus side, strong 50 amps. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground with easy access from I-35. Spaces can be a little tight, but the shade trees and set up work OK. This was our first outing with a new travel trailer, and it turned out to be a great experience. There is some noise from the interstate, and the pool keeps busy on weekends, so keep that in mind. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.