The campground owners were very nice and the park is directly located on the Mississippi river. There is good water and electric but only a dump station due to state riverfront regulations. Restrooms/showers are average at best. If you like to watch trains, boats and giant barges go by, this is the place for you. But all this action brings a lot of noise. The trains are especially loud and combine that with a very near highway bridge a quiet night sleep is hard to come by. The river town of Red Wing is minutes away. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a hard campground to review. It has a unique location on a peninsula (maybe island) in the Mississippi, across from Red Wing Minnesota. But most spots (all the desirable spots) are taken by seasonal rentals. We were in a spot right on the river, but very close to the highway bridge over the river and connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin--noisy all night. The Marina was directly on front of us, but it seemed in bad sharp with very few boats. Red Wing is an active port with a lot of train traffic and noise from the grain elevators, etc. so not peaceful--but a stunning sunrise with a beautiful down river view pretty much compensated for the noise and the "rustic" condition of the overnight campsites. We would recommend Island Campground to those in the area looking for a different kind of one night stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have been seasonal campers at this campground for the past two summers. It is great - plenty of shade, level sites, friendly owners and a lovely view. It is located on a beautiful island in the Mississippi River across from Red Wing, MN. You can sit in your site and watch the boats and barges on the river, just feet away from you. The owners take excellent care of the campground, it is always clean, overhanging limbs are kept trimmed and the interior road is graded frequently. Because of the riverfront location, sewer is not available, but there are two dump stations and they do provide a "honey wagon" service. Sites are pull-in or back-in on grass or gravel. Wi-Fi is available at the office and pavilion and in the nearby campsites. Rate shown is the regular daily rate. (The seasonal rate works out to about $13 a day plus electric). We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice older, but well maintained campground. I was in site #3 about 10 feet from the river. The site was extra large. It was relaxing watching all the boats come through the no-wake zone. The campground is in a flood zone, so it's mostly gravel and the electric boxes are on 6' posts. The Harbor Bar and Marina down the road hosts summer concerts, so the campground was very busy. The owners are very nice and accommodating. They only take cash or checks, so plan accordingly. I will definitely return again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Kind of small, but very cozy place most people do not even knows exists. About 30 sites, attatched to a Marina with seasonal slips for the big yachts. The marina has a very peaceful bar with a beautiful view of the waterfront. The property is well-staffed with the very friendly owner supervising day to day activities. The bar is officially on the Wisconsin side of the Mississippi River and offers Off-Sale beer 7 days a week. A game room is also attached. If you like to check out new campgrounds from time to time like I do, check it out but keep in mind that because the campgrounds is located within 50 feet of an interstate body of water (Mississippi River) individual sewer hookups are not available. If you need to dump you will need to use a blue sewer container to carry the grey water to the dumping station (not their fault, just an environment precaution). The dumping station is not "curb-side" but rather 15 feet from the road so pulling your rig up for dumping is not easy, however the owner did let us use a blue container to transport. The campground is smaller than most so it doesn't pay for them to offer honey wagon service for fee (others in the area charge as much as $10.00 for honey wagon service). So, if you are reasonable and understand the minor inconveniences are out of respect for the environment as apposed to some nit-picker who likes to complain about everything, check it out. The bar people are very friendly and easy to get along with. Keep in mind that due to the smaller size of the campgrounds, they sometimes cannot accommodate a lot of people. One other note, they do not have a credit card processing machine however their more than reasonable prices reflect that they are passing the savings (credit card processing fees) directly on to you. Also, if you are a pet lover like we are, they have grand-fathered a few stray but extremely friendly pets that like to visit from time to time and would greatly appreciate any scraps of food (BBQ Ribs, Burgers, etc.) you happen to be throwing away. LOL. We camped here in a Motorhome.