This camp ground is under new management. It is operated by a management firm for the city of Superior. There are NO bathroom facilities open. The phone # is 8-4 (715)394-4667, after 5 (218)591-2733. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a clean RV/trailer court. It is run by an old but friendly owner. Many locals live in the park. It is a quiet area at the edge of town. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Friendly owner on site. This is an older park, so sites are small and tight, our 43ft motorhome barely fit. But the people next to us with a smaller coach were just fine. Water was fine, we had 30A and no sewer or WiFi. But it was convenient for our purposes, and it is a good place for an overnight stay. If we ever get back in this area we'll stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We picked this campground because it was closest to a Freightliner shop that we needed to visit in Superior. Basically it is a mobile home park with a few extra sites available for nightly rentals. It was well kept and met all our needs for an overnight. Sites were level with decent gravel and nice grass between them. Big-rig access was good. No recreation or special facilities here, but we weren’t looking for them. Credit cards are not accepted. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice, clean campground. This is a mobile home court that provides RV specific sites and tent sights. Owners are very nice people ... friendly and helpful. The Nemadji River flows by this campground and is a great fishing spot. The site is two blocks from the major highway that runs through Superior, so road noise is minimal. We've stayed here before, and will again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The good - The hosts of this campground were awesome. We arrived in one of the heaviest rain falls of the year. Everything was flooded. Even though we arrived late, the host stayed up for us and guided us to a level solid spot for the night. She then recommended we move to the concrete pad area the next morning when the sun came out because more rain was expected. Awesome advice because for the next 3 days the skies opened up. Electricity was stable and water and sewer were very conveniently located. The laundry facility was clean and very usable. I was able to connect reliability to internet using a Wilson booster with high gain antenna via my Verizon hot spot. We were definitely there off season, so the bathrooms and shower being unheated, were mostly unusable. Campground provided internet was spotty at best. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
$32/night cash or check only. Roads and sites were gravel and mostly level – no problem with full hook-up and most are pull through sites with tables and fire rings. Data card and antenna TV worked well. Bathhouse was old could use some work – no soap or anything to dry your hands with – showers were hot but the blowing curtain can be cold. The owners were very nice with maps and info on the Duluth and Superior areas. Easy on and off Hwy 2/53. Pool and hot tub looked okay, but closed after the holiday. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Northland RV Park is easy to access and maneuver within; the level gravel sites are mostly pull-throughs. Basic utilities were reliable though Wi-Fi was sometimes too weak to function and some sewer hookups are very high out of the ground. AT&T phone and data signals are very good in the area. Facilities show a lot of age but are adequately clean. Road noise is very apparent. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very friendly owner/manager. Good gravel/dirt interior roads and sites all seem fairly level. I saw other reviews and they stated they paid a lesser amount than what I was charged. When checking in, I was told $31 per night and no discounts. The laundry room was dirty and the washer very old, but it worked OK. My wife found a pile of dog crap right outside the laundry room door left from an inconsiderate campers's dog. We don't have a dog so she did not pick it up. There is plenty of fire wood for campfire and Sat TV was easy to get a signal. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a week. Sites are gravel and level. Owner was pleasant and helpful telling us about the area. The park location is ideal to see sites both in Superior as well as Northern MN. The laundry could use some TLC. The machines worked fine even though they looked beat up. If we ever came back through this area we would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We also stayed here last August for one night. See my 8/11 review. I could almost say "ditto" that review for this one. We had a FHU, pull-through site with good, at sight, Wi-Fi. There is no cable, there are antenna stations and most sites are satellite friendly. The laundry still has old, but working machines and the room could use a good cleaning. Same with the bathroom: it is hard to make old cement floors look clean. The pool was refreshing on an upper 80's afternoon. This is a good, but not great park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites are gravel as are the interior roads. Sites are large, level and long enough for large rigs. Not all sites have 50amp. Wi-Fi worked well, even from the back row furthest from the office. There are a picnic table and fire ring at each site. The manager/owner was very helpful and friendly. As others have stated, they don't take credit cards; cash or check only. The rate stated was a weekly rate. This is where we will stay when we're in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground very convenient to Superior WI and Duluth MN. Long, fairly level, satellite friendly sites. No cable, OTA basic networks with OK reception. Utilities convenient and worked well. Pool and hot tub very clean. Staff very knowledgeable and friendly. Pet friendly, no designated pet area. Laundry and bath house could use updating. Verizon 3G service good for both data and voice. No problem maneuvering 42' fifth wheel. We would stay here again We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a older campground that could stand a little updating but for a up north campground this is normal. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The owners do not take plastic so plan on paying with cash or a check. We were there right after the area was hit with over 10 inchs of rain so some of the sites were not being used as they were to soft for a rig to drive on them. The campground has Wi-Fi through out Its just far enough out of Superior to be rural but close enough that it only takes a couple minutes to get to the city. We really like this campground and the small camping fee considering that all sites are full hook ups. We would definitely stay here again if we get into the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an excellent campground with very friendly owners. We had brake problems which needed to be fixed in town and they had no issue with us staying well into the afternoon of our departure day without any additional charge. The pool and hot tub are also a nice touch. Pull through sites are a plus also. Only minor issue was our site, though hard-packed gravel, was a little crowned so we had to be careful when we set up. Its an older campground but is kept up well. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great parks north of the 45th parallel are hard to fine! Although not a RV resort this park is a 10 for parks above the above the 45th. The sights are well packed gravel (we weigh 48,000 lbs) and when you step out the grass is lush and cared for: barefoot anyone? Our 45 foot bus with 4 slides had no problem maneuvering or parking here. Several sites are newly revamped and over 70 ft. The owners of 25 years are fantastic, family friendly, although the owners do insist that children and pets are minded; which is good. Just minutes from town and amenities. Great pool and hot tub,also rare for this area. The bus was very happy here and we spent 10 days enjoying the cool weather and sights. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed the quiet here at night and the close location to Duluth and the North Shore of Lake Superior. There is a nice pool to cool down in and the owners are very nice and helpful with any questions. The biggest problem we have found in this and other parks in our two years of "full-timing" is RVers not cleaning up after and not controlling their dogs. The only negative thing at this park are the fire rings as the sites are close together and your neighbors fire is only about 5 feet from your RV which creates smoke problems. We will stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is another park we have stayed at previously but haven't been here for years. We had a FHU, pull-through, gravel pad site. There is no cable TV but most sites appear to be satellite friendly and there is some antenna TV. The Wi-Fi worked fine for us in the RV. Most sites are pull-through and are of a decent size. The laundry was a bit dirty and the machines were old but worked. Bathrooms were OK. This was our first park with a pool in almost 2 weeks and I was able to get in it despite some threatening clouds in the area. There appear to be some extended stay customers but nothing that looks full-time. Lots of RVs checked in after us, so it does seem to get lots of overnight travelers. There is nothing nearby, so you need to drive to get to anything. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overall a nice campground. Spots were not big, but offered enough room to be comfortable. The pull-throughs are nice and long, with fairly level concrete pads. Not much shade and the playground could use some work. Wi-Fi was flaky. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Overall this was an OK place to stay while touring the area. Sites are well-packed gravel pads with grass lawns and picnic tables. The owners are helpful with directions through the road construction in the region. The good: easy 15 minute drive to downtown Duluth; roomy sites; warm pool; quiet setting away from the noise of city traffic and trains noise. Needs work: bathrooms and showers are due for a good cleaning; restrooms, pool area and office are looking tired. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There seems to have been a lot of rain in the area, and some of the sites are in disrepair, most likely because of the rain. By disrepair, I mean that the gravel has washed away, or piled up in some areas. Some sites are very close together, but the manager kept some sites empty to make up for it, thankfully. It is easy enough to get in and out. There are trees between the campground and US-2, but they don't stop the morning rush hour noise from reaching the campground. It is noisier than I would have expected. Our campsite is clean. It is a good location for exploring the area. There are restaurants nearby. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a very nice campground to stay at and enjoy Lake Superior and the Duluth area and such. There is an incorrect review posted on this campground as it is not the park on a river and the roads are not tight. It is quite the opposite as there is plenty of room to maneuver. There is all green grass, sites are generous, very quiet, and I really appreciated the special maps and hints that were provided for this area. We will come back here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We paid for a week and left after 4 nights.The owners were very rude to us and our children. We would not stay here again. The MN state parks were closed and this park was only half full over the week of the 4th of July. I now know why. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Yes, the check-in office is "cluttered", but I'm not camping in the office (and I carry my own soap and towels, for that matter). The owners are friendly and gave me maps for how to get around road construction in Duluth; the sites are level and totally grassy in the pull-throughs (they ask that you NOT use patio mats, and you don't need them with the grass anyhow). While the sites are narrow for rigs with huge slide-outs, it was the fastest set-up I've ever had. Fire-rings and picnic tables are at each site (they even brought out a picnic table for my site, unasked, while I was setting up.) The bathrooms and showers are simple but clean. Pool was nice. WiFi worked fine. The only drawbacks: it's a little ways into Superior to find gas, groceries, or stores; and a chain-smoking woman with dogs in a 5th-wheeler next to me "snuck" into my site in her robe during the night to blow out two citronella bucket candles I had lit to keep mosquitoes and flies away (I watched her from my window in disbelief). If you're expecting concierge service, hot towels, hors d'oeurves, and entertainment, this is not the place for you, but I'd go back again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The manager was very friendly to deal with. We had a choice of two sites. The first site was in the regular RV area and it just seemed really tight. Some of the roads are also tight to maneuver around even for my husband who is a master with driving and parking our large 5th wheel. The second site was a regular mobile home site and that worked much better. The park overlooks the Nemadji River and is peaceful. The park itself is older and there are some pretty worn looking mobile homes so I would say that generally, the park is not really "pretty". It is also located near the oil refinery so if the wind was a certain direction, you could get whiffs of the refinery. The location worked great for our purposes. I would possibly stay here again if visiting the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Office was very cluttered. Pool looked in good shape and clean. Close to Hwy 53 but not noisy. Staff was friendly. Campsites were level with grass area. Average park. They do not accept credit cards - cash only. Good for 1 night stays - I would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were greeted by a very rude lady that complained about our discount. We used Camp Club USA which was 1/2 price for one night. We had requested a pull through site and were assigned a back in at the rear of the grounds with a row of full time residents. The bathroom/shower facilities were spartan and were not clean. The park didn't provide any hand soap or anything to dry hands. The pull through sites were very long and there were plenty of vacant spots during our stay. The park staff/owner apparently has a grudge about CCUSA members. Our site had a bit of gravel that was mostly overgrown by grass and was not level. The internet was fine. The facility is overpriced for the amenities offered. The heated pool was closed - even at the beginning of September. The owner indicated that she will no longer participate in CCUSA. We would not have known about her park without CCUSA and will most definitely not stay at this park again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great park with friendly people. The sites are clean and every one has a fire pit. The sites are open, dish reception works well, and there is good over-the air TV. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park was very clean and hosts were helpful. They provide information regarding the surrounding area. Sites were adequate but not overly large. Length was good and most sites were paved as well as level. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Certainly not a fancy campground, but more than adequate for an overnight stay. Extra long pull through sites with easy in and out. Close to freeway access without too much noise. Wifi to the sites, but am not sure it would work well if the park were busy. All sites open enough for satellite. Be prepared for a foul smelling, smoky office at check in! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stopped at this campground on one of our northern trips. Was greeted by a cheerful lady and was checked-in, in just a few minutes. Lots of drive-through sites. As a overnighter, we found this place very easy to find, easy to park rig. These are things that matter most to us while towing a vehicle. We will stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First impressions weren't great, due to the smoke-filled "office" one has to go into upon arrival. But the sites were well level and maintained, with mowing and maintenance going on constantly. The pool and sauna areas were also well taken care of. And the owners could not have been more helpful or accommodating, answering all questions readily and happily. We give this campground higher marks solely because of the owners. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 1 / 10 ]
We should have know that we would not enjoy this campground upon arrival. The "camp store" is nothing more than a disgusting bar with the owners sitting enjoying a brew and a smoke. Sites had not been mowed in weeks and owners were constantly hounding people at the pool concerning rules that seemed made up on the spot. Pass on by, too many other nice campgrounds in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
To be fair it had been pouring down rain for hours before our arrival, however the roads were not in good shape in the campground and the grassy areas were covered with a couple of inches of water. The check in office doubles as a local bar. The RV pads were pavement strips in need of some repair. The campground might take on a different look in nice weather but I do not think I would stop here again. It is a convenient location and easy to find from major highway. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has improved a little bit since we were there in 2003, but there is still room for a lot of improvement. There was a Bounder RV Rally while we were there, don't know if they cleaned it up for the rally or had done so previously. The office area had been cleared of trash & cobwebs and the floor had been swept. The restrooms and showers were hosed out daily, not sure how clean that made them. Grass was cut but not trimmed around utility posts and trees. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I agree with the above review. This park needs a lot of maintenance. The office, restroomes, showers and laundry were dirty. The grass needed to be mowed. Roads and sites were gravel & level. It is rather tight for big rigs, but lots of them stay there including Prevosts. I think the reason for this is because it seems to be the only park in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very pretty park. I agree with other reviewers that these folks have the check-in process down! Nice facilities all-around. We enjoyed being able to walk to the Big Manitou Falls--were they ever running after a week of rain. Sites are excellent--huge, landscaped-for-privacy pull-throughs. That helps one swallow the costly camping: $20 something for the night, $9.70 ReserveAmerica fee (it was a Friday--we had to), and then the $10 vehicle fee. Holy Toledo. But we did enjoy the park quite a bit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Check-in was handled very well. This CG is used to getting people in and out. Roads were a little tight with small tree branches overhead. Sites are large and not right on top of each other. Electric worked properly(30AMP). This CG is right by the Manitou Falls both the large and small one. Overall this is a really nice CG, however be prepared for lots of families with children. The Park Ranger presence was seen several times a day/night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pattison Park is a great place to stay in the Superior, WI area. Campsites are nicely wooded, the swimming beach is clean and well maintained. It is a wonderful place to bring families. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here in the past. Busy on the weekend, slow and easy durring the week. Great place to stay and visit Superior, Duluth and the North Shore without the masses you find on the North Shore. Nice trails and beach. Had a good time on a park sponsored wolf calling trek late in the night in the woods of Northern Wisconsin. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We camped here with friends and it was a very nice camping trip, the sites were large and water was available right at our site. The staff were helpful to us. The beach was nice and the trails were fun to hike on. Lots to do here and the scenery was beautiful but we never made it to the falls. Would recommend this park to anyone ! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
A nice park that offers very spacious, private sites, the best we've ever camped in. The state's largest waterfall is within walking distance of the campground. The playground only offers swings but the kids had fun. There seems to be a need for another shower house but it's cleaned twice daily so it's sufficient. The only downer is the beach had high E. Coli counts during our visit so we couldn't swim. Otherwise it's a great place to camp. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Pattison Lake State Park, WI. Stayed here for one night on 1 July 2007. A nice state park, but we were surprised at how difficult it was maneuvering our 35ft 5er into the sites that were deemed large enough for our rig. The problem wasn’t the sites themselves, rather it was the very narrow and curved entrance and exits for each site that were the problems, with rather large trees to maneuver around. No generators of any kind are allowed in this state park, so plan accordingly if you can’t get a site with electricity. Some nice hiking trails to a couple of waterfalls in the immediate area, one the highest waterfall (165ft) in WI. Park is clean, quiet, just narrow camping sites, including the access roads through the campsites themselves. The vast majority of sites in this park are suited best for TTs and Class Cs under 30ft or Pop-Ups. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nightly rate on a large pull through site with electricity was $17. Most sites are large and pull throughs. All were very well shielded with bushes & trees for a feeling of solitude. I expected it to be crowded with no vacancies, but I drove in without reservations and had a choice of sites to pick from. There are great trails for hiking, a beach, nature center, etc. Restrooms were large, clean and well maintained. Showers were HOT! Nice on a cool northern WI AM. This park was highly rated on all the web sites I checked & I can see why. I only wish all campgrounds and state parks were this great. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Pattison looked good on the web, but it looks even better in person. Almost every site is a pull-through which is unusual for a State Park. However, only 18 have electricity. The sites are Large, Medium & Small (the ranger station has them labeled that way on their map) but they are all quite nice. There are a couple of double sites for camping with friends. Good playground for kids. $4 for a pile of firewood - enough for all night. Excellent interpretative center. The naturalist while we were there, Jesse, was wonderful. He was a very hands-on field work kind of a guy, not the lecture kind. His naturalist hikes were excellent - he knew every bird in the forest, he took us off-trail to a huge beaver dam, he had a fine insect collection, well, you get the idea. The hiking here was awesome. The trails were well maintained but not totally artificial. Hiking to the waterfalls is a must. At 165', Big Manitou Falls is the highest waterfall in Wisconsin and the 4th highest east of the Rocky Mountains. Very easy hike to it, and around it, and down river. Well worth it! Rangers patrol the campground hourly and it was very peaceful while we there (as is typical). It is also very quiet at night. Very nice beach and bathhouse too. Great for kids to play on or swim in the roped off area. Water was a bit cool in late August already. One disadvantage for multi-day visitors in a non-electric site: Generators are not allowed to be run at any Wisconsin State Park at any time. After three days, we had to strike camp in our Class A and take a drive into Duluth for groceries (but the drive was really to recharge our house batteries). The ranger, when he found out, was so nice - "Ya coulda driven down to the shop, I'da let ya plug in for a cupla hours. " This park, in our opinion, is a good destination park. We spent 4 days there in late August and were not ready to return home. There were good hiking trails we didn't take, more swimming to do, horseshoes/volleyball/basketball (all free, get supplies from the park office), and walking the campground talking with more people. No problem with animals (bears are very rare there). We had good Cell Phone coverage there, but there was no Blackberry (digital) coverage. No Internet access at the park (but one of the lady attendants offered to let us plug our laptop into their phone line in the office). When we return, we'll look to reserve one of the electric sites on the inner loop. All of the electric pull-throughs are quite nice. They reserve 6 sites for people without reservations - all non-electric. Site #1 is the best if you can get it (we did). Finally - that far north, the sky is spectacular at night. You can easily see the Milky Way among an incredible number of stars. We camped here in a Motorhome.