7.6 Good
     
Bigfork, Minnesota

Scenic State Park

Bigfork, Minnesota



Bigfork, Minnesota
Phone: (218) 743-3362

Sites: 95
Recent Rate: $29 8/2016

Latitude: 47.702455
Longitude: -93.564735

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

7 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Review Count: 286
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 48

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate does not include the required daily entry fee or purchase, as we did, an annual pass for motorhome and towed vehicle for $43 per year. There are two campgrounds in this State Park -- Lodge Campground without any hookups, really more designed for tenting, and Chase Campground with sites without hookups and several with 50 amp electrical. The non-hookup sites are larger and better separated, but not really designed for RVs. The electric sites have reasonable separation with some vegetation for visual separation. Most sites are fairly level, and there are several pull-through sites that are suitable for big rigs. Be careful when making a reservation, our site was listed as a pull-through but it was not, so check the campground map. There were some maintenance issues such as very smelly, overflowing dumpsters, and no rinse water at the dump station due to a broken faucet. Also, there was a sign on the fresh-water fill saying it had detected positive for bacteria but was still OK to drink. We used it because we had little option, but you might want to arrive with a full tank to avoid this concern. The campground is heavily wooded but we were able to get satellite with our portable dish. We had strong Verizon voice and data. All sites are reservable and you will want to make reservations well in advance. Also, be aware that the check-out time is not until 4 p.m. The area is .... well ... scenic, and we would stay here again. We camped at Scenic State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
43E
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There are some nice hiking trails in the park but you do need to deal with the mosquitoes.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a lovely state park that we've stayed at repeatedly over the years. We had reservation for 8 nights this time. Everything was as good as usual except we had lousy loud neighbors one night. When my husband asked them to quiet down, he was called every name in the book. When we talked to the park staff about this the next morning, it became clear she was friends with our lousy neighbors. She was unable to be objective about their abusive inflammatory language. We're not enthused about returning to Scenic with staff who can't appropriately sort out camper's issues. Furthermore, it's become clear that during fall camping, there's no staff in the parks after 4 PM. The lack of staff never concerned us until we encountered our abusive neighbor. By the way, the next morning (after a sleepless night) we moved to another campsite which was nice and quiet. We camped at Scenic State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park with clean restrooms. Friendly staff. Nice hiking trails available. Good fishing on the lake. Some of the electric sites are a bit close together, but they are all pull-through. Good access to the dump station. We camped at Scenic State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice State Park on a lake. We camped in the non electric (Lodge) loop. Lodge loop can be a bit difficult with large RV. Turns are tight and trees need to be trimmed back a bit to allow access. Not very much privacy in between sites. Showers and rest room are very clean. Dump station is easy to access. Staff is friendly. We camped at Scenic State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Among the nicer state parks with a layout that allows access to major amenities without having to drive. There are docks, boat launching facilities, and a beach within walking distance of the main campground, as well as the trail heads for the more interesting walks. We found the access roads and corners somewhat narrow for our 30' trailer but were able to make do and the sites themselves are sufficient for longer rigs. Like many Minnesota state parks, the water is shut off unnecessarily early, presumably for the convenience of the staff, and so we had to use our own water and find a dump station on the road. We camped at Scenic State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice campground. There are two campgrounds. We stayed in the Chase Point campground, in one of the sites closest to the lake - the campground road and a row of trees are between the site and the lake. Very roomy and isolated sites. Nice trees, and a nice distance between sites. Excellent hiking trails and a lake with canoe rental made for a very pleasant 5 night stay. No electric sites were available for our entire 5 day stay, so my only criticism would be they should add more electric sites. Great Minnesota north land camping; dark nights, excellent starry skies, loons and other water birds calling on the lakes. We camped at Scenic State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2006 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a lovely State Park! On the maps, it looks like sites 1 to 8 overlook Coon Lake - but there is a row of dense trees between the road and the lake so you won't have a view. Sites 1 through 41 seem a bit smaller but would be fine for tents or pop-ups. 5th wheels, large TT, and Motorhomes will do best in sites 43 to 69 (This is all in the Chase Point Campground). These sites are generally level and wide enough to support slides. Personal preference is to avoid #50, 51 & 60. 52 - 58 are really nice for larger units (no low tree branches, good entrance/exit, and nice site). Facilities were modern, clean and pleasant. The hiking was wonderful - both along the lake as well as in the hills. The hike out to Chase Point is well worth the time - fantastic view from there (we took our lunch, sat on benches at the point, and had a great time). Good "northwoods smell" - pine trees. Very nice boardwalk on the lake between sites 5 and the boat launch - great for meditating!! Row boats/canoes available for $10/hr - wonderful boating lake! Large stand of 200+ year old pine trees up by Pine Lake (about 5 mile round-trip hike). Grounds generally bug-free (thanks to the wonderful bats!) On a clear night, millions of stars are visible over the lake as it is pitch black in the campground and no big cities nearby. Average-to-poor cell phone and Blackberry coverage. We camped at Scenic State Park in a Motorhome.

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