11 RV Parks near Alexandria, Minnesota
Aug 2016 - $20.00
This park is also a trap shooting park. It is about 1/4 mile from I-94, making it convenient traveling through Minnesota. We called ahead & were told no reservations needed. They have over 140 hook-ups with water and electric. There is no sewer but the dump station is located by the exit. It was quiet and though one could here traffic on the interstate it was not loud or annoying. The park is located about 5 - 10 minutes from town. It is a great place for one to two nights. It has a friendly, laid back atmosphere. There were not many campers when we were there, but if it was full, we could not have our awnings extend on our slides. The sites are definitely close for big rigs. - Kelsidy
Aug 2016 - $20.00
This is a campground inside a shooting park. We stayed one night in a 50 amp pull thru RV site with water. No sewer but a dump station is on site. Check in is in the shooting park office but they have limited hours so there's a board outside one of the buildings with instructions and a drop box for payment. Cash or checks accepted. Sites are mostly grass and all pull thru. Most are 30 amp with a few 50 amps that are noted on the board. Check their website for any scheduled shooting events because the campsites will be full during those events. It was pretty empty during our stay. Some shooting in the late afternoon but it was quiet near dark. Sites were level and long. Very little shade. Good water pressure. Nice playground for kids. Plenty of space to walk the dogs. Next to interstate but really quiet. No lights at night so very dark. Nice park. We would stay here again. - Flippitti
Aug 2016 - $20.00
Huge grass field with gravel roads and grass pull thru. Sites were huge! This was simply a place to stay for us. The price was awesome! We arrived, set up, walked the dogs, dropped the fee in the overnight drop box. We got a great night sleep and were on our way home. If you are looking for a one night stop on your way to somewhere else- this is a good place! The interstate is very close and can hear it outside, but we did not hear it inside. I would guess there are close to a hundred sites and we were one of ten. - Hoovr108
Jul 2017 - $23.00
We stayed at site 149 in the Lower Campground. The Lower Campground is on the lake, and it is a gem. The boat launch is right next to the lower campground. If you have a boat you can beach it right at the lower campground.
This campground has both electric and non-electric sites, and are back-in sites. The sites all book up fast during the summer, especially the electric ones. You are only supposed to be able to book the sites one year in advance. Some folks have found a way to manipulate the reservation system by changing their dates after they make reservations. Point is, plan very early.
This park is one of the nicer ones in the state, and is within 9 miles of Alexandria, which will have all supplies necessary. A pretty well stocked convenience & liquor store (with propane) is only a mile a half away too.
The upper campground contains a mix of fairly open and nicely wooded sites, so make sure you know what you're reserving if you have a preference. The upper campground is not on the lake itself, but the boat launch is only about 1/3 mile away. Both campgrounds have hookups and nice showers & restrooms. There is also a dump station at the park.
The ranger station also has ice, firewood, and a few basics. Do not bring outside firewood into the park as it is banned. There is also a swimming beach, hiking trails, fish cleaning station, and dump site within the park.
If there is one drawback here, the extra parking gets tight when the campground is full. All in all, Lake Carlos is a really nice state park, just plan your summer stay early. - Nthernlgts
Jul 2016 - $31.00
This was a very popular state park. Seemed like every slot was full. The site was clean and well laid out. We only stayed for one night but truly enjoyed this campground. We arrived late and the staff was extremely accommodating and friendly even though it was time for them to go home. - CO_Clarks
Sep 2015 - $31.00
This park is a real gem, especially if you can get a lakefront site in the lower campground (reserve early). Well-kept, shady, spacious sites, though not too long, as with most state parks. Anything over 40 feet and we wouldn't have got our car on the site, though there was parking close. Sites are electric only (30 amp) or no hookups. Docks and ramp close, looked like fishing was good, though I don't fish. Nice hiking trails through the park - you can start right at the campground. Highway is fairly close, but it gets quiet at night. Good Verizon voice and internet service, despite being well out of town. - JA1800
910 34th Ave W Alexandria, Minnesota 56308 (map) | (230) 763-5121
Sites: 40 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 14 Reviews
Jun 2017 - $22.00
Sites could use some leveling, but CG is clean. Price is very good. Staff was excellent and very helpful. Wifi is very usable. This is not a 'resort' CG, but if you want somewhere to stay while going out and about, it's great. For the best satellite and wifi reception, get an inner spot. - Walt Bennett
Jul 2016 - $38.00
This park is mostly a location for working in the local area. The manager was very nice and gave me a site but added that she wasn't sure if someone was there or not. If so, then pick an open site. Even though she didn't ask me to return and give her my location if I moved, I did anyway. They had some storms the night before and she wasn't sure if the Wi-Fi would work or not. Later in the day and this morning it seems to be working OK. The park is small with dirt/gravel sites that are small but it works for an overnight. It was quiet so I would stay here again when passing through. I selected tight turns for interior roads but that is mainly due to parking of the residents. If they were to park properly, then no big deal for the tight turns. - Jack&Wanda
May 2016 - $38.00
Name Changed to The Lakes Area Motel & RV Park.
We stayed 1 night passing through the area.
The park is a mile or so drive from I-94 (Exit 100: 34th Ave) along a busy multiple lane road that narrows to a 2 lane road. The park was built in a little hollow so the roads & sites have slopes.
The sites are all back-ins. No P/T's! Several sites appear to be extended stay sites. The sites are different lengths. Site had enough room for opening slides. This park doesn't understand the simple concept of the importance of a flat, level site and sewer doesn't flow up hill! Distance establishes privacy between the sites but the sites were narrow and close to each other. Only a few sites had an outside table. Some campers had a fire.
There were trees throughout the park so satellite reception would be dependent upon site assignment and your dish configuration. Didn't try to get any broadcast channels.
The park provided WiFi was good. Our Verizon WiFi hotspot worked well. Didn't try the NET10 phone so don't know about cell phone reception.
No designated fenced pet area. There were bag dispensers and collection stations for waste around the park. There wasn't much space to walk dogs along the park's roads.
For being in a hazardous/severe weather area, there was no underground storm shelter. None of the structures in the park were identified as a severe weather shelter.
No park brochure provided. The park is located across the street from the airport. There was aircraft activity noise late into the night.
We would not stay here again if traveling through the area. The other park in town offered the same type of hook ups with larger and level appearing sites as long as there isn't a shooting event. - bsb814
Jun 2017 - $23.00
The campground was great. It was beautiful and had everything you could need. Didn't use the pool as it was chilly the weekend we were there. Our family was there at two campsites, one with a tent and one with a pop-up camper. I appreciate that it is a nice quiet family type campground but they were WAY too strict about everything! It did not make for a fun relaxing weekend. I would never stay here again due to how terrible they were. You can't have fun at all! We aren't crazy as we have a baby with us, but we still would like to have a campfire and spend time chatting with our family without being interrupted numerous times for ridiculous rules. - Meghan1314
Jun 2017 - $41.00
Very clean, well kept park. Friendly staff. Escort to site. Not far from I-94 and close to Alexandria Shooting Park. Here for the state high school trap shoot. Hope to visit again next year. - Dan_S
Jun 2017 - $22.00
The owners were very friendly, led us to our site. We had a pull-through, long enough for our 40' coach and toad. The campground is very well maintained. - Stan1
May 2009 - $25.00
We recently rented an RV Lot for the season and have been very pleased with the resort. It's well-maintained and has a private beach, marina, shower house and fish cleaning house. We also received a dock slip with the rental and plan to use the lake all summer. Overall it's a very nice RV park. - AlexandriaMNRV
Jun 2012 - $35.00
This is our third stay at this RV park in the last 3 years and it's our first time saying for two weeks. The young couple who own/run this RV Park are very energetic and friendly. The sites are very wide, spacious and grassy. We get about 10 TV channels including the 3 major networks. It's very quiet and peaceful on weekdays and busier on weekends. The pool is large and very well maintained. On weekends the staff give the children rides in a train around the park, there are mini-hayrides, a short dirt BMX bicycle track, volleyball, a large playground, basketball court and open grassy areas. An RV washing service is available on-site. We will be back again. - Roving RVer
Jul 2010 - $32.00
This RV Park has 10 pull through sites however, all of the sites are very spacious and unobstructed for easy backing. The sites are level, very clean and grassy with no mud - all have 50 amp service. We camped here for 4 nights and enjoyed the quiet environment. There is a new swimming pool and there is volley ball, tetherball, a bicycle course, horse shoes, and other games. Each site has a fire ring that is 15' away from the site so it's safe to use. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The shade trees are between 15 and 20' tall. We plan to stay again next year. - Roving RVer
Jun 2010 - $32.00
This park is one of those jewels you look for and never find. Very open, not a lot of mature trees, but a very nice park and very friendly owners. I highly recommend. They have bike rental and a BMX course for the kids. Movies are available in the office for free rental, and they have a nice ice cream shop. - Grandpafurface
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Very nice campground located on a lake right in town. The site we had was small and hard to get into but we made it. Nice walking and biking paths in the area and a short walk to the American Legion for a good meal. Host took the time to show me the site before we paid and helped us get back in. - repeterson
Aug 2012 - $28.00
Was a nice city campground on the edge of town. Roads are paved and the sites are grassy and pretty level. The sites are pretty close together. You will get to know the family next to you fast. The bathrooms and showers need some up dating. As long as I could get a full hook up site I will go there again. - B HANSEN
Jun 2010 - $27.00
Stayed at this campground two nights. Had a site with water and 30 amp electric. The sites have the utilities at the front of the site which is fine for motorhomes (pulled in facing lake) but would be more difficult for 5th wheels and travel trailers unless you have long power cord and hose so you can back in. One misconception I saw from an earlier review. There is a box at the dump site requesting $3.00 to dump. I asked the manager about it and she said that was for people not staying at the campground. Over-nighters can disregard. They recently repositioned the Wi-Fi from inside a building to outside and Wi-Fi works much better. I'm using it to access this site with a standard laptop. - jgf0346
May 2009 - $25.00
27 E-W sites and 2 full hookups on lake shore. On an excellent fishing lake with many permanents. Very well maintained, neat park with some monster pull thrus with E-W only. Just two full hookup back in sites. Friendly check in and manager lives on site. Very quiet with good access. A little off the beaten path but I would stay here again. - run2
Jun 2017 - $30.00
Very convenient off of Exit 77 on I-94. A nicely kept facility, very clean bathrooms with plenty of hot water (key required to gain entry). 2 showers each in both men's and women's washrooms. Very large grassy manicured field for leashed dogs to stretch their legs. Friendly staff/operators. Free WiFi. Nice playground set with patio table nearby. Trees among pull-through RV sites provide shaded areas. They have the RVs pull in facing opposite directions next to each other so your passenger sides are open to each other as opposed to your outside camping area facing the "backside" of your neighbor. Your picnic table is next to your neighbor's. Standard spacing between RV sites. Our particular RV site did not have a fire ring, just a picnic table, but most or all tent sites had fire rings and water. I did not notice if there was an outside sink to wash dishes or whether laundry facilities were available. Adequate for a quick overnight stay and our needs. - Winnie View Sprinter
May 2017 - $30.00
We arrived here at about 7:00pm on Friday night before Memorial Day without a reservation. Had no trouble getting a spot with full hookups, although these are limited. Full hookup sites are close together but level and very adequate. They do not, however include a fire pit. Bathrooms/showers are immaculate. View of the lake is beautiful. The owners are very friendly and right there for whatever you need up until 9pm each day. They also maintain a small store of items for sale including firewood. There is a small playground area for children but not much else to do but relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Only stayed one night on our way to Theodore National Park but would definitely stay again. - Otterbandits
Sep 2016 - $30.00
Be aware that you pull off the ramp when traveling north/ west and its almost an immediate turn into campgrounds. Great little campgrounds for overnight or a short stay. Very clean, well set up for pull thru site- no sewer hook up but dump station is available. Great view and fresh air. We stayed overnight. Staff courteous and very friendly. - witchey1