15 Parks near Bena, Minnesota
Jul 2012 - $55.00
Pros: staff very friendly and accommodating. Grounds kept very clean. We had our own trash can that was emptied daily. Kids loved the pool. Very quiet day and night. Lodge was relaxing with cable TV, Wi-Fi, games and ice cream. There was a small playset and basketball court that was fun for the kids. Cons: Although the sites are electric, water, sewer: there are only 5 of them and they seem to be almost an afterthought. They are very close together with only about 3 feet between our awning and the next guy. No shade, and located directly in front of the bathhouse/laundry building. $9/day extra for our dog. That coupled with the daily rate made it more than we usually like to pay. The Wi-Fi was only available in or near the lodge, it would be great to have that boosted out to the campsites. Driveway leading to resort was very narrow and muddy (dirt road). Again, I can't say enough about the hardworking staff or the cleanliness of the grounds, but sadly I doubt we'll be back anytime soon. - minn camping family
Jul 2015 - $36.00
Mostly permanent campers. A couple seasonal sites may be available with full hook ups. Several temporary sites with water and electric, but no sewer. No dump station. Restroom/Shower house in campground. Swimming beach on lake, boat landing, many docks, fish cleaning house, residents on site, office has WiFi and is open 8am to 8pm. South off Hwy 2, 6-1/2 miles of "good" winding dirt road ending at the campground. Wonderful, no nonsense owner/managers, will help with what ever you need. One dock comes with camping spot in central dock area. Premium gasoline pump at dock. Firewood available for a fee and delivered to your campsite. Harbor is protected in a channel. Limited supplies available in office (ice, non-perishables, charcoal, aluminum foil, etc). Dogs welcome but must be on a leash and cleaned up after. Apartments available year round above office. - Macmasterson
Jul 2010 - $25.00
Sand roads, large grassy sites, shade trees and nice owners. Large lodge, Cabins and tent spaces, New Wi-Fi setup. Boat launch and dock with bait shop and fish cleaning building. Nice pool area with deck. On big Winnie lake with lots of water activities. Owners are friendly couple. - PDDeen
Aug 2016 - $18.00
This is the kind of park you wish for as a traveler - beautiful large sites in a park like setting. Paved interior roads are narrow but doable in a large motor home. Our full-hookup site had a large table and fire ring, and backed up to the forest. No WiFi or cable, but Verizon cell/data worked well and although there are lots of trees, we were able to find the satellites with a tripod mount. Extremely well maintained by a large cadre of friendly volunteers, quiet at night, and even free firewood from downed trees. An enjoyable stay and very reasonable using the Golden Access pass. Only a few full hookup sites, so reservations are a must. - Meanderman
Jun 2016 - $24.00
Great COE park. As previously stated you are not on the lake. Sights have plenty of room. Interior roads are paved. Sites are gravel. Our Verizon cell phone service was spotty though. Roads feel tight but we got through with our 40' motorhome with no issues. - jprisbe
Jul 2015 - $24.00
We spent 2 nights here. Used as a lay-over for a trip further west.
Campground was very nice. Many trees, but open underneath. Large sites and space between. Paved roads with gravel pads. Very quiet. Most people here to boat/fish so are gone during day.
Restrooms were clean, but did show some signs of use - marked up stalls, etc. There is one shower building and additional vault toilets throughout campground.
We were disappointed that you are not on Leech Lake. You cannot even see it from the campground. You are located on a channel/river and the open lake is some distance away (> 1 mile). No swimming at campground.
There during July 4th week, and the vendor for firewood did not have any available for purchase. Had to order, but they delivered to site. But it was wet and green wood. - Browndogs2
Aug 2015 - $10.00
Host was very pleasant. He directed us to park in a"walk Up" site 4 so we could have DirecTV reception from our antenna mounted on the motor home. Only 3 of 22 sites occupied while we were there in August, including a rainy weekend. There is a launching ramp in the day use area on the Mississippi River. RV sites are large. - Bill Strong
Sep 2013 - $45.00
Really nice, super clean, campground, set in the heart of the national forest. Huge spaces. This campground/lodge is situated on the shores of lake Winnebigosh and Cutfoot Sioux. The staff here is terrific, they cant seem to do enough for you. The only drawback is no restaurant or bar, which would be kind of nice because you are set about 20 miles from the nearest town. Also, there are not many sites here so be sure to call ahead to check availability. The campground also has a great marina for parking your boat, or renting boats/watercraft from them. - MN Bound
Jul 2015 - $13.00
Lovely campground on Leech Lake. This is a Chippewa National Forest Campground. Sites are roomy and spacious. It is very shady. It is close to Walker, MN and the bicycle trails. The bathrooms were not cleaned regularly or well. The more important problem is very low voltage. We spoke with the Forest Service people and it is old wiring and at the "end of the line". Weekends were the worst. We would NOT stay here again for that reason. - ouachita princess
Jul 2014 - $13.00
There are lots of trees in this campground, so not much sun gets through in the daytime and you won’t get reception on your satellite TV. The sites on the outside of the campground loops are large, but the inner loop sites are a bit cramped. Also, if there is a lot of rain, several of the sites on the outside loop become flooded. The campground is on Leech Lake and there are two mooring harbors for boats, so if you are staying several days, there is no need to take your boat out of the water every night. Our rate reflects our Senior Pass discount. - Bobbi1948
Jun 2009 - $23.00
Great Forest Service Park on a point in Leech Lake. Very shady sites which help cut down on wind coming across the lake. Some sites have beach access and some are on water front. Small campground with a boat launch and has two small harbors where you can tie up your boat. The campground roads are paved and the perfect size for kids to ride bikes and enjoy themselves. The sites were well spaced and most of them were very private. - wildcat63
Aug 2016 - $38.00
Very nice resort. Friendly staff and nice store. Enjoyed the on site restaurant. Full marina with rentals. Sites are pretty large and easy pull-thus. Not very private though and lots of kids. Play areas for the kids. Nicely paved roads. - amlarson
Sep 2015 - $38.00
Stoney Point has a very high number of seasonal sites, most of which appear to have been occupied for many years. Also has a number of rental cabins for those without an RV/Park Model trailer. All sites were in excellent condition, and maintained to a very high level. Resort features a double canal/harbor with boat docking/rental available.
Huge beach with swim area filled with giant inflatables for kids.
This was after Labor Day, so resort was at low eb. With the huge number of sites, it may be a different story on busy summer weekends.
Staff were all pleasant and accommodating, although disorganized and some untrained. They were more used to dealing with customers that were already familiar, as there was little information shared at check-in. We had to figure out on our own by walking around where the bathrooms were, laundry, that there was a pretty decent restaurant on property, etc. Store is primarily a heavily stocked gift shop Only beverages available. Only a mile or two from a full grocery, so this is not a big issue.
We rented a premium site located on the main small canal. Gravel, with an old concrete "patio" pad. Sites are old, so have gone out of level over the years. Site was back-in, and took a fair bit of backing and filling to get into.
No cable TV - only local limited over the air. Free Wi-Fi limited to the main building. $25 per week fee for slow campground Wi-Fi.
Many extra charges - pet fee, docking fee, boat launch fee, extra tent fee, etc.
Overall, good to very good facility, but potentially crowded, that seems overpriced for the RV'er/Camper. OK for a night or two. For longer stays, better to choose a real cabin resort for only a bit more, and leave the RV at home, or use the very nearby Forest Service campgrounds, if you can get by with limited/no hookups. - Flapper
Aug 2015 - $43.00
A lot of seasonal and full time units. Nice beach. Lots of kids, fires and bugs. Beautiful sunsets. We stayed here 13 years ago and boy has this place changed. We were put in the middle of the resort and there was a lot of traffic and again, lots of kids. - Butcherboy13
Aug 2011 - $42.00
Wow. Where do I start. This is a resort with cabins and campsites. They claim 5 transient sites but there are more. There are at least 30 sites with most of them occupied by seasonals. Each site either a concrete patio or a wood deck. Some have both. The decks come right up to your bottom step. Need to get used to that last step that disappears with the deck. Restrooms and showers are spacious and clean. It does not matter if you spend $1,000.00 a week for a cabin or $250.00 for a campsite, you are treated as an equal. Campsite delivery of firewood, ice etc. makes you feel like you belong. Great (small) beach for the kids with a water slide and trampoline. Very pet friendly. Dogs are allowed everywhere, even on all rental boats. This is a resort for fishing. After all, it is on Leech Lake. If you get a brochure, it it outdated. There is no snack shop or sandwich shop. They offer frozen pizza and ice cream bars. The only negative I can say is the sewer hook-ups are a little awkward on some sites. Mine was way too high out of the ground. I went to the office to mention it and a camp employee nearly beat me back to my site to cut the PVC down so my hose pitched correctly. There were other sites where the hook-up was at the ground and still above the RV's outlet. I would highly recommend Acorn Hill to anyone. We will be back. - Wydglide
Aug 2010 - $49.00
This is a resort that caters mostly to people who want to fish. As it is on Leech lake. However, it is a great place for families that are not going to take the boat out also. They say they only have 5 RV sites, but we saw people coming and going all 3 days we were here, into other sites. So that was rather confusing. Now what a awesome place to be. Our kids (7 and 8) are still raving about it. Nice (but on the small side) beach with a big water slide going into the lake and a water trampoline, free kayaks and ducks that will come and eat bread out of your hand. Now when it gets too hot on the beach, they have a awesome indoor pool and hot tub, with attached arcade and exercise room. Only negative about this place is the biting flies, they didn't bother us too bad but they loved feasting on our dog. We had to put her in the camper a lot. And they staff is pretty laid back and get to stuff when they get to it. Our garbage can from the previous people wasn't picked up till a day after we arrived. So we woke up and had to pick up shredded garbage from the raccoons the night before. But all the positives totally outweigh the couple negatives about Acorn Hill. We will go back for sure. - bunny102
Jul 2013 - $32.00
This is a large campground resort with many seasonal sites and 9 cabins. It is located on a chain of lakes which offer excellent fishing. Interior roads are dirt but are well maintained. The beach area is well maintained and is great for swimming. They have water toys available for use and a variety of boats, and pontoons that can be rented and bait and gas for sale. RV's park on grass and each site has a picnic table and campfire ring. Some sites offer full hookup and some only water and electric. Sites are fairly spacious, and you can put your RV anywhere on the site which helps one find a level spot. The owners are very friendly and willing to help. Verizon 3G cell coverage was passable, but the data speed seemed to flag much of the day. WiFi is available in the Lodge and elsewhere for a fee. The campground is located on a very quiet road, so noise was not an issue. This rate was for a water/electric site. We would stay here again. - StillBill