The web site makes this campground look very inviting, but BEWARE! The road down into the camp is rutted and difficult. The sites are not marked out, you are not assigned a spot and it is first come first serve. People set up wherever they find space. Though our site was OK, we ended up with not one, but two tents plopped in the middle of our site and our fire ring full of cardboard garbage when we came back from a day trip. This left us no place to park our truck on the site. Being boxed in forced us to wait for them to pack up and leave Sunday afternoon before we could get our camper out. The firewood we had purchased was stolen from our site during the night. Quiet time was non-existent, as the camp was loud with drunken partiers until well after 3 AM. The bathrooms were totally filthy, no TP, and not cleaned throughout our 3 day stay. We were very disappointed and consider this the worst campground we have ever stayed at. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
I would recommend this campground. The owners were very helpful and pleasant. They had lots of local information for entertainment and shopping. We were able to choose our own campsite which made it very nice. We have a son who really enjoyed the other children to play with. We felt safe letting our son play at this campground. Our area was clean as well as the entire campground. They provided a garbage drop site which was convenient. I loved the fact they provided us with tubes for a small fee, to ride down the river where we ended at the campground. That was very easy and safe for my son. We will continue to camp at this park in the future. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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Hidden Valley Campground in Welch, Minnesota is located between two wonderful resources: The Canon Valley Bike Trail, and the Canon River. Unfortunately, this campground is one for families to avoid! The web site promises a tranquil stay in a picturesque setting, however the proof is in reality. Despite the 10 mph rule, there was much exhibition driving. The 11 pm quiet hour was largely ignored by the many drunk guests. There was an unleashed dog wandering around in the women's bathroom. I heard chain saws being used to presumably cut firewood, and heard fireworks being shot after quiet hours. All this despite "rules" against such activities. "Amenities" are sparse electrical hookups taken up by permanent campers, water from the bathroom sink, a playground of dilapidated equipment, and bathrooms which were poorly maintained and just plain disgusting! Between the ceaseless noise of boom-boxes blaring, the cursing, screaming, and gnashing of teeth till all hours of the night, and the filth and stench of the bathrooms, you will feel like you were literally transported to the bowels of hell! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Beautiful campground with large sites and located 1 mile from a tubing/canoeing facility and the Cannon Valley bike path. . . . BUT sites are hard to back into due to trees, many sites are not level. First come, first serve and no direction on how to get into spots. Gravel roads, which is not unusual, but high amount of traffic from seasonals going in and out makes for lots of dust. The bathrooms were awful, filthy, with no paper towels, spiders everywhere. Quiet hours are at 11:00 p.m., but not observed. Party in the campground lasted until 2 or 3:00 a.m. Dogs not leashed. Takes only cash or checks. Trash dumpster was a distance away and FULL. The playground was quite nice. I think owner is trying to fix things up, but he has a long way to go. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Well, it was $23 a night. The restrooms and showers were very clean and the staff was friendly. However, there was no shade that we saw, gravel and blacktop sites only, and no Wi-Fi as far as we could tell. Keeping in mind this is an RV park for a casino, it makes sense that there aren't going to be amenities that lure you away from the tables. It gave us a place to plug in for the night, but it isn't a place I'd want to stay for any longer than that. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here 2 weekday nights in late August. The previous 3 reviews give good description of the park including the unusual sites (your RV will be partly on asphalt and partly on gravel). Utilities and Wi-Fi worked well. There were only about 20 rigs in the park during our stay, so the situation may be different with a fuller park. There is no cable TV, but there are some antenna channels. Because it is a "parking lot" type park, most sites are satellite friendly. Laundry has very modern machines (4 of each)and the bath facilities are clean. There is nothing in the RV park for kids, but RV customers do have access to the casino hotel's small indoor pool. The casino resort also has a marina on the Mississippi River. Unless you are traveling/touring the Great River Road (US61) or here for the casino, this park is too far off I-90 to be used as a convenient overnight stop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Have stayed here a few times in the past. At checkin you get passes from office for laundry and restrooms. Both laundry and restrooms were very clean. Down side they just repaved the parking lost with hot tar and gravel. Small stones are picked u[p by your shoes and carried inside. So hot the tar is melting. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are pull to rather than pull through. Several rows of hookups that you pull to. Lots of room so if you want to stay hooked up that is not a problem. The restrooms and laundry require a card that you cam get from the casino shuttle driver. We were there on Sunday and the office is not staffed. Pulled into a spot and paid the next morning. Good hookups and pretty level. More than I like to pay but good sites. Some antenna channels and good free Wi-Fi. Verizon phones good. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is basically a large, flat parking lot with a gravel strip running down the middle of the rows. It would be much better if the gravel was replaced by cement, the spot is only as level as the gravel. You are walking on and your lawn chairs are on the gravel. There are no trees or grass except for the south and east sides of the park. The only fire rings are on these grassy areas. Try to reserve a site on the south end. The grassy area on the east side is for tents. There are only two small areas dogs are allowed on so it is best to leave Fido at home. It is also best to leave the kids at home because there is not much for them to do. The bathrooms are very nice and very clean. The managers are very friendly and helpful. The price is right and it is a good place to stay if you are going there for the casino or as a base camp for exploring Red Wing and the National Eagle Center. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Staying here on monthly rate. Quiet in the country not much traffic in RV park. Has adequate laundry facilities and a very friendly staff. Would stay here again and recommend to friends. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a clean, well maintained rv park. It is mainly a park for the casino visitors. As the previous reviews say, it is just a parking lot. It is mostly paved with strips of gravel in the middle of each site. Most rver's can't decide where to park on the site since it is an unusual arrangement with no guide lines. We centered our motorhome over the unpaved part of the site. The park itself is level, but it will depend on where you park in regard to the pavement and the gravel how easy it is to get your rv level. Grass and trees are on two sides of the park, but not on the sites. Pros included being big rig friendly and having pull thru sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Your basic casino parking lot camping. Not a camping experience but more of either a casino experience or jump off spot for local attractions. Wifi OK. Shuttle runs back and forth to casino and marina. Dinner cruise on the river was great and live entertainment in the casino very nice. Close enough to Mall of America and other attractions. I would stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Access to the casino and pool makes this a good deal if that's what you want. It doesn't make a great 'camping experience' though. It was noisy and desolate. The spots by the tree line would be nice-there you can have a fire and some shade and green grass. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
After phoning numerous campgrounds in the area including another casino which charged $30! This one was great. Paid $18 for a 30amp back-in site along the tree line. Nice wide sites, lots of room for slide-outs. Green picnic area on one side as well as clearly marked pet area. Short walk to the casino. Large no-smoking casino area. I even won 3 out of 4 nights! Pull through sites don't have painted lines to guide you, but I didn't see what the fuss was. Extra wide roads between each row and around the perimeter. We would definitely come back. It's at a dead end road. We saw security drive through a couple of times. Felt safe and secure even without them. You have access to pool and spa at the hotel. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Located right next to a major casino approx 200 yards away. Layout is like a big parking lot with a strange pull through arrangement. A 15 foot wide grass/dirt/gravel area runs perpendicular to each pull-through "row." The end result is that coaches will have their front and rear axles on pavement, and the rigs' exit door will exit onto this "grassy" area. The fivers and TT's will have both their axles as well as the exit door(s) on this somewhat uneven "grassy" area. In addition, early arrivers tend to take up position at the head of each row, so their "curbside" area faces all pavement, and they tend to obstruct the entrance to each row. It would work better if the entire area were paved. Being adjacent to the casino is a major plus, however. Great food, gaming if that's your bag, shelter, should big storms pop up, all at a reasonable price. Campground is not secured, however. Anyone can drive right in. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.