14 Parks near Big Lake, Minnesota
We did however find 14 campgrounds within 25 miles of Big Lake. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Big Lake in the left hand column.
Sep 2016 - $35.00
This was a very nice R.V park. You do drive though a trailer park so can be a bit confusing. And the sign for the office is too. It's not the first house trailer like arrow suggests, but down the road about a block. Owner seemed very nice ,they also have a military discount but need to ask for it. Over all very nice and clean. We would visit it again. - Msneuby
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This campground is conveniently located just far enough from 94 so you don't hear traffic. Monticello has everything you may need, great restaurants, Target, Home Depot... The staff is very nice. I drive a 45' motorhome and there is plenty of room to maneuver. Nice level site right on the Mississippi River. Nice walking trails just outside the park. - 2-75 Ranger Bob
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This park is a mixed bag. The RV area itself is pretty nice, with a number of sites under beautiful tall trees and others that back right up to the Mississippi River. The river was high when we visited, so high that the boat ramp was blocked off with sandbags to keep the water out. Not sure how normal that is, but I wouldn't want to stay in one of those waterfront sites with a small child -- the water is close and moving fast. Other than that, the main downside to this park is that it's situated in the middle of a pretty sketchy trailer park, so the first impression is not good. Also, the owner uses his house as his office, which felt odd and unprofessional. And he doesn't take credit cards. And finally, though the owner was friendly and helpful, I was a put off by all the signs on his home and truck with right-wing political messages. - jeneric
Oct 2015 - $30.00
We found this place on our GPS and needed a place to stop for one night. The office is an old travel trailer outside, what was, the camp office. We found out that the owners couldn't get permits renewed for some unknown reason so the office and associated amenities was mothballed. It looks like this park was really nice at one time but not now. It is really run down with mostly permanent residents. Our site was right in front with 30 amp and no sewer. It was OK to plug in for the night but not much else. It looks like the 30 amp was protected by fuses, not breakers in the pedestal. We didn't look around much and if this park has restrooms and showers, they were probably disgusting. If you are looking for a safe place to hook for one night and plan to stay in your rig, this would be an OK park, otherwise for the price, there are better places to stay. We were told there was a dump station but we didn't need it. Our site was right in front of the office and the free WiFi was decent with one bar. - sprinter55
Jul 2010 - $32.00
Old, poorly maintained park. Roads are dirt as are the spaces. Many longterm residents and many motorcycles and 4 wheelers. Some grass but thin. Too much bird crap everywhere to enjoy being outside. Peafowl and guineas everywhere and they are really noisy especially when about 10 of them gather under you rig and start their screeching at 6 am. WiFi is non-existent. Manager said it was working in her mother-in-law's house but I stood under the antenna and had zero signal. This was true for the 2 days we were in the park. - PDDeen
Aug 2009 - $30.00
I have been camping at Wapiti Park Campgrounds for over 10 years and I absolutely love it! There are 2 parks for the children, swimming, fishing, and tubing in the river. There are 2 bath houses that are very clean. The showers have plenty of hot water. The office supplies many things including ice, firewood, propane, pizza, beer, pop and many more items! The staff is friendly and helpful. Thanks Wapiti for all the good years! - kasr123
Sep 2012 - $30.00
Very clean and well maintained. A lot of rules that are enforced. No access to trails or other activities. No pool. Won't stay here again. - MarkandLaura
Aug 2011 - $35.00
This is a very peaceful location. The owners are great. We were driving through Minnesota and needed a place for the night. They were very accommodating and the site was great. It is a campground with many retired campers and they really do not have kids at the campground. It was so relaxing and clean that we may make a trip back just to relax sometime. We really appreciated the hospitality - Cudpal
Sep 2016 - $21.00
We stayed in the overflow along a golf course with water and electric. It was very green everywhere, but a nearby railroad had many loud trains and train whistles, especially while we were attempting to sleep. This is an Airstream only park, though we saw a motorhome of a different brand also. it was a busy weekend and the overflow was on grass and quite level, so we were glad to find it. I don't know what they have with full hookups since most of it seems to be sites owned by Airstream owners. Overall it met our needs for the night except for the trains. - AirstreamGene
Jun 2012 - $15.00
Very nice, family friendly campground. The prices is right. Lots of shade and there are several sights with paved pads and lots of grass, not all are this way but some are. Pet friendly. Very clean restrooms and showers. Nice large beach great for swimming. Nice playground. Easy boat docking area and large dock for fishing. Nice fishing lake. Would recommend. - babytygger
May 2010 - $19.00
The campground is in a very scenic setting, right on a lake with lots of trees. You can hear the calls of the loons in the early morning. There are no water or sewer hookups, obviously no WiFi or cable TV, and only 30 amp electric, so it's really suited more for primitive camping. They start taking reservations on a specific day in April and it's standing room only from early in the morning. Most of the popular dates book up very quickly. We were visiting family in nearby Maple Lake, so this campground was very convenient. There is nothing else any closer than St. Cloud. We would stay there again if back in the area. - melissab7
Aug 2008 - $16.00
Great place!! Only drawback is it is very hard to get into. Cool playground right on the beach!! Really big sites. Would be better if they had full hook-ups. Summer months fill up fast. - bunny102
Aug 2016 - $22.00
An overnight stop. All utilities used and all worked well. - Sewmom
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Level gravel site. Just long enough for our MH and trailer. A tree between sites provided some shade. We needed to use our sewer line extension as the hook-up was at the very end of the site. Cost for washer/dryers was high ($1.75) but machines were clean and in good working order. Laundry room itself was clean and decorated. We stayed 3 nights and our one criticism would be the dog walk area. They have a perfect area for a fenced park but no real area exists now. - Boomerific
Jul 2016 - $44.00
Hard to get a campground in this area. Weekends impossible!
The mgr said, well it's a short season and the locals camp every chance.
So this appears to have been a KOA and barely maintained. Sites have not been leveled for awhile. Hookups are far from middle, so my 35' electric cord was enough.
Locals let their kids run wild at night until we yelled at them to go to their site.
Got up this morning and someone let their big dog poop at the front of our site and not clean up.
Will not see us again! But when you are sold out, do you think they care? - Sir_Charles395
Sep 2016 - $40.00
This Park is located approximately 4 or 5 miles off the Interstate in a very busy & growing area. With no fault of the staff, we camped there after much rain so the gravel streets and gravel sites were very muddy. Nonetheless, our site was level and didn't have any trees on it enabling us to access our satellite services. This would not be our preferred location for a future visit but would probably return if necessary. - kurtk
Sep 2016 - $54.00
This park is the worst of all KOA's we have stayed at. Visually this park is very unappealing. The grass was long and lots of uneven grounds. The mosquitos were overwhelming. This place might be ok for a one nighter, but that's about it. Very aged and needs a new face lift. - Bobk816
Sep 2016 - $44.00
Got lucky and booked on a last minute cancellation over memorial day long weekend a few hours before pulling in for the night. Friendly staff, convenient location to all the amenities of the city. Far enough from the interstate so noise is just local traffic. - MJB
Aug 2011 - $39.00
We decided not to stay here once we had a conversation with the lady at the front desk. We stopped in at about 8PM just looking for a place to park and sleep and be on our way by 8AM the next morning. The individual was very rude and really didn't want us to stay. It was if it was to much work and when she gave me the price for 7 people she had the nerve to say you might as well stay at a hotel because it will be cheaper. From the outside things looked nice but if that is how people in Minnesota treat people passing through, - Cudpal
Aug 2010 - $38.00
We read many of the reviews the day that we left. Wasn't sure what to expect. Having stayed only one night we can say the negative reviews are more than accurate. The campground is filthy. The sites are nothing but sand. Mud for us since it rained the entire evening. I thought we could tolerate the sandy conditions, but even die hard like us could not stand it for more than one night. There is no game room as advertised. Also, the petting zoo is a long walk for most campers and is nothing special. A couple wandering goats, a llama and a donkey are what we saw. The beach was disgusting. There were cigarette butts and litter all over. The seasonal crowd wasn't the most welcoming. They complained loudly about "weekenders" coming in. There also was excessive swearing and drinking at the beach. After 45 minutes I decided it was not the best place for our young children to be. I even felt uncomfortable. At night, it was noisy with loud campers and dogs barking constantly. The first thing we did the next morning was pack up and leave. I do not suggest this campground, especially to those with young children. - smores
Jul 2009 - $36.00
We were heading home from vacation when we decided to look for a campground for our last night on the road. We made a major mistake by picking A-J Acres. When we turned onto their dirt road we were immediately struck by the roads disrepair. For the mile it took us to drive back to the campground we were jolted and jarred by the wash-board condition of the dirt road. The speed sign of 30 mph must be meant for Baja racers as we could barely maintain 3 mph with all the bouncing our truck and coach were taking. In all my years of travels, this road was by far the worst I ever had to drive on to get to a campground. When we finally managed to get into the campground, and into the office, I asked about the rough and deplorable condition of their road. The guy behind the counter just shrugged his shoulders and said they can't get the township to run a grader over it to smooth it over. In my opinion if I owned this place I would buy my own drag and pull it up and down the road with my lawn tractor. Anything is better then nothing... I also asked about a full hook up site and was told they were all spoken for. Later when we took a walk in the park I observed many full hookup sites sitting empty. Another thing about this CG is that it's very old and in desperate need of upgrading and repair. When we were given the map of our campsite the guy just pointed up the hill and told me to just pick a site. He told us to look for site numbers on the trees and to pull in. Well to make a long story short there turned out to only be a couple small, faded number signs on a few trees so it was almost impossible to determine what site we were actually in. All in all, I suggest anyone who wants to camp in this area look elsewhere for a campground. This is one poor excuse for a campground in my opinion. - jackmroz
Sep 2016 - $25.00
This would be a decent $12 park.
The park has a nice playground and riverside - which is open to the public/city.
The sites are 90 degree turns with a pretty narrow asphalt road. The road has sunken near the restroom (septic system?) They had dumped a bunch of big river rock to compensate.
We had a 40 rig and arrived at night, and in the rain. There was a lot of standing water. I was worried that we were going to get stuck if we had to drive in the grass. I found one site that had an angle to it, but we had to drive over the sunken part of the road. My husband said "I'll just gun it!" and we made it.
Sites are electric only with posts with 20 and 30 amp stuck every-other site. Presumably shared?
There was a dropbox with self-registration. $25 a night. Price increases after 14 days. I never saw a ranger.
There was a water spigot in the center of campground. A pick up truck came and filled 2- 55 gallon drums.
NO DUMP STATION!
Bathroom was a running water toilet and sink only, no showers. Dusty, low quality. - mmette00
Sep 2010 - $20.00
A place to stop. Fairly private. Not very handy for bigger rigs, our 30 ft 5ver used every bit of the roads and needed grass to finish the turns. Some trees need pruning. - stetwood
Jul 2016 - $26.00
Shady, nice park, clean facilities, electric only at sites. Potable water and dump station available. - Legends Of America
Jul 2014 - $28.00
We stayed there over the 4th of July and made reservations on the day the system opened in March and got the last site available. Very busy!!!! But a well kept park. There is a large lake with boating, fishing and beach along the many miles of trails. Every working person we ran into was about 16 years old (except for the construction workers)and didn't seem to have any mature adults supervising them. The restrooms were modern but so busy it was nearly impossible to keep them clean. - rhianna