9 Parks near Aitkin, Minnesota
Aug 2015 - $24.00
Thought I'd add a recent review.
As others said, very well run, clean, etc . I highly recommend it. A great bargain because of the amenities (full hookups, etc) with Passport America.
We asked for and got a site with shade that is also pull through.
Free wifi, but Verizon /AT&T both come in well.
There's a heated pool/hot tub/small snack bar. - RoadVenture
Jul 2012 - $44.00
This RV park is actually in Malmo about 18 miles south of Aitkin. We can't say enough about the owners of this campground. We were there during a storm and they were amazingly efficient at taking care of all the storm problems. The grounds were well taken care of, the permanent sites were very nice, the RV sites were large. I highly recommend this RV park. We stayed there a week and would go back in a heart beat. - mkfore
Aug 2008 - $47.00
Really loved this campground. VERY clean and pretty. Great place for young children. Two pools, two playgrounds and a Dirt bike track. Lots of seasonals, but you would not guess because all the campers look really new. Very friendly owners also. Big sites and pretty level. Will definitely be back. - bunny102
Aug 2012 - $56.00
The staff at this campground are very nice. The lake is small, but very quiet and beautiful. They have small boats for rental for a very reasonable rate. The pool is wonderful. Bathrooms and showers (free) were always clean. Their rates are a little high, but you usually get what you pay for. I would highly recommend Hickory Lake Campground if you are looking for a relaxing place to visit. - MNCampingFamily
Aug 2011 - $52.00
If you love barking dogs, this is your place. Otherwise, stay away! We listened to the dogs of seasonal campers bark constantly. Fireworks, loud partying, and barking dogs well past quiet time. We did report this to the office, and fortunately these seasonal campers weren't there the entire length of our stay. The pool is warm, but very small and doesn't open until noon. The beach is nice. Sites are not level and requires some maneuvering between trees. The bathrooms are clean. They certainly do nickel & dime their guests! It is not worth the cost. We won't be returning. - apple234
Jul 2011 - $52.00
Clean campground with very friendly owners. Only downside is feeling nickel and dime for everything. After paying $52 a night plus $5 a night for a dog, I hate to pay $5/hour for a simple canoe and $.25 for a shower. Resort was pretty wet but we have had lots of rain. Overall a decent experience but just a bit high for what you get. - Mr.Surfer
Jul 2016 - $46.00
We requested a site facing the lake with a nightly rate of $46.00 for water and electric only versus $42.00. In addition, there are other extra daily costs of $5.00 for use of any of the following items: dump station, boat launch, a dock space. We launched our boat once, but did not use a dock space, but were charged for it.
We felt the $46.00 nightly rate, without full hook-up, should include use of the dump station, as well as access to the boat launch, and temporary tie up somewhere without charge, since Turtle Lake is part of their campground, and advertised as such. We felt this was excessive, and had not encountered it before at any other campgrounds across the states.
Also, it said pets welcome, but the cost was $3.00 per day/per pet - again, we felt this was excessive; we had two small dogs (approx. 20 lbs. each).
Otherwise, the campground was very nice, staff very accommodating, grounds were kept nice, and sites were nicely spaced and laid out. Mosquitoes were horrible and mean. - Travelor
Sep 2012 - $35.00
Nice little campground, some sites seem small and close together. There is a small store but it is close too the end of the season so the stock was low. The showers are clean but need some minor repairs. Everyone one was friendly and the owners seem to have things under control. It is family and pet friendly, plenty for the kids to do. We will stay here again. - B HANSEN
Jun 2010 - $45.00
A very nice campground. Pet and family friendly. The sites are nice and fairly good sized. The bathrooms are clean. - smores
Jun 2011 - $33.00
The sites are nice and large, each site has a picnic table and fire ring. The park is mostly heavily wooded. There is a nice clear stream and there are canoes and inner tubes available. The roads and pads are all gravel, watch out for the speed bumps. There is a clean heated swimming pool. There also is a camp store with reasonable prices, a game and recreation room. There is a nice patio with a fire ring overlooking the stream. The bathrooms and laundry were very clean. The Wi-Fi worked well at our site. The staff were friendly and made coffee for our group. The park was about 75% seasonal campers but that was not a problem. This park is located far enough away from the highway so that it was very quiet and peaceful. It was a very pleasant stay and we would return. - pawatt
Jul 2015 - $29.00
Heavily wooded sites on all gravel roads. Very quiet other than a constant cycling of what sounded like a circuit breaker or relay switch on a pole. We used as a stop from a longer trip out west. Very buggy (biting flies and mosquitoes). Campground is close to one of several lakes in park, but no site has direct view/overlook to lake. And lake has no swimming - must drive to other lake with swimming beach.
Restrooms were very clean. Showers were located outside toilet area as separate rooms, and were clean and hot. Small bench available, only 1 hook for hanging towel and clothes.
Site difficult to get into - at top of hill that was required to back up. Difficult with larger rig on gravel road. But once in site it was level and roomy - did have a drop-off between sites. - Browndogs2
Aug 2008 - $22.00
We loved this park. It is off the beaten trail, but that's why it's so wonderful. The sites are private and shaded. The kids rode their scooters on the road. There was plenty to do, we borrowed the park's GPS and went geocaching. The kids loved the beach. Lovely hiking trails. We drove to Hibbing one day and toured the mines and Iron world (it's about and hour or so north). We would definitely stay here again. - dansophem
May 2015 - $26.00
This is a great park, tons of room between sites. Right across the street from a small shopping district. Price was for the electric sites. Small swimming area on Crosslake, two boat ramps on the lake. This is a huge boating area. Paved roads in the campground with gravel sites. Nice to have a site large enough so you can have the awning out and still have a fire in the fire pit. I would have rated this a "10" but one loop is close to a busy road and there are several street lights that are not needed throughout the campground. Several lit up campsites. I would not have wanted to be in one of those sites. - tslarson
Oct 2010 - $40.00
Completely remodeled RV Resort with lake front and lake view campsites in a park like setting. Sandy swim beach and nice docks. Very clean park with quiet time rules. Pet friendly and family friendly resort. South East of Brainerd on Lower South Long Lake and a few miles from Paul Bunyan land. - Y5Family
Aug 2012 - $36.00
We stayed four nights in our 40' motor home. There are some 50 amp sites but we chose to stay in a 30 amp site. We were unable to get satellite signal due to overhead trees, which provided very nice shade. Roads and sites are dirt/grass with lots of sand. It was a little tight getting into our site and we had to back out of it. Owners were quite helpful. Many other campgrounds in the vicinity do not allow dogs whatsoever, but they allowed dogs with considerate owners. Campground was fairly quiet on a busy weekend and other campers seemed seasonal and very respectful. Although we would not necessarily recommend for big rigs, we were fine and would probably stay again, due to its location near our relatives. - BigRigTravelerUSA
Jun 2010 - $34.00
Overall, a nice campground. Owners were friendly and escorted us to our site. Sites were grass, fairly level and with plenty of shade. There was a nice play gound area for the kids. Lake access was very nice and so was the swimming beach. The store was very limited so plan on getting groceries/supplies elsewhere. Roads were dirt and were muddy do to excessive June rain. Otherwise, we had a very good time at this cg. - foley5000
Sep 2016 - $30.00
Very nice city-owned park. Lots of open area and a lake nearby. Wifi was pretty weak unless you are right under the tower. No cable or sewer. We would stay here again. - Bojangles
Aug 2014 - $30.00
This is a nice quiet city park located just on the outskirts of Brainerd. The road into the city park is on asphalt and the sites and interior road of this campground is on packed dirt and gravel. Some of the sites have the utilities located at the back while others were closer to the front. All sites had 20/30/50 amp service along with water. The dump station was located within the park – not within the campground. The electrical voltage was a little weak, hovering around 119. All of the sites had a picnic table and a fire ring. A few of the sites were pull-throughs and most of the sites could handle a large rig. The bathroom and the one shower (per gender) were located within the city park. The bathrooms were very old, functional but not very appealing. We chose not to use them. The campground had Wi-Fi but was very weak. Verizon air card was a little slow. Verizon cell phone worked well. There was very little road noise at night. This is a well used city park. The camp host and the Parks and Recreation office are located near the dump station. We would return to this park if we were in the area. We camped at this campground with a 32 foot rig. - adsaxs
Oct 2010 - $30.00
This pleasant city park is located on Rice Lake which is part of the upper Mississippi River. The sites on the single loop provide both 50-amp power and water hookups. Cable TV is available. The Wi-Fi connection indicated no owner identification, but I assume that it belonged to the park. There is little shade at the sites. While there are a number of newly planted trees, it’s going to be quite a few years before they provide any shelter from the sun. Since I visited in the early fall, I dealt with the very pleasant staff at park department’s office. During the camping season a host is resident in the campground. - GreenMtn08