14 Parks near Brownsville, Minnesota
Aug 2014 - $35.00
The rate was $35, cash or check. Reception person not nice! County park leased from COE. Good for overnight. Would not stay again. Good for boaters. - har-fl
Sep 2016 - $27.00
The park is about 2 miles from the main highway along a narrow, winding, two lane paved road. Trees encroached on the road and vehicles were parked on the actual roadway narrowing the width of the road to a hazardous condition. The main highway out of La Crosse is not in good condition. But a few miles from the turn off to the park, the road was recently resurfaced. The interior roads are paved but the design creates a challenge and potentially a hazard to larger MHs. The roads are narrow (some oneway) and some of the turns are tight. The site parking pads are either grass or asphalt. A large majority of the grass parking pads have significant challenges to leveling an RV. Some of the sites have steep slopes. Some of the parking pads near the river were subject to flooding. The sites are the largest that we have encountered in our travels of the lower 48 states. Privacy is established by distance. The water & electric connections were some distance from the parking pads requiring long runs of cord/hose. They had an outside table and moveable fire ring. Part of the park is covered with trees and another portion is open to the sky allowing for satellite reception. There seem to be a lot of long term residents called "Seasonal Campers". Those sites impacted the visual appeal of the park. Only WiFi reception was at the camp store. It was a long distance from the paved parking pad sites to the store. Dumpsters located throughout the park. The dump stations were located towards the rear of the park. One of them was along the main road in a congested area creating a traffic obstruction. The park did offer a pump out service for $25. Although the county has a leash law, many dogs were allowed off leash and there was no enforcement of the law. There was no designated, fenced dog area but there was sufficient area to exercise along the park roads and in the adjacent day use area but dogs off leash posed a potential hazard. - bsb814
Jul 2016 - $26.00
Nice County park on the river. Clean sites and relatively quiet. WiFi was non existant on the south end of the campground. Had heavy rain (2") during the night which flooded several sites and the water remained for the two days we camped. All said, we would stay there again. - N8MD
Aug 2015 - $27.00
First of all, this is an enormous campground with hundreds of sites for RVs and tents. It's right on the Mississippi River and its adjacent marshes. On weekdays it was half empty, but it was packed during the weekend with local campers towing boats and jetskis. Many of the RVs there look like they are permanent or seasonal residents, but in general they were tidy. None of the sites have sewer, but they have a mix of 30 and 50-amp electric, and some with water. There are a few bath houses, but the two at the south end of the park are new, large, and clean (25 cents for four minutes of shower), while the north one can best be described as "rustic". It's a 1.4 mile round-trip walk from our site to the south bath house, so we ended up driving for our showers, a first for us. The park is very dog friendly, and we never ran out of places to walk our active dog. We also found plenty of places where he could go for a quick swim in the river. Verizon and AT&T worked very well in the campground, but AT&T in general was spotty in La Crosse, going from 4 bars LTE to "no signal" just a half mile from the campground. The camp hosts we met were very friendly and helpful. One word of warning: the roads in La Crosse are some of the worst we've ever encountered. The 10 mile drive on WI-35 to get to the campground shook our motorhome mercilessly. In general, it's a nice family-friendly campground. If we return to La Crosse someday we'd consider staying here again. - LifeRebooted
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Stayed here a 5 days while visiting relatives. Park is clean but on Mississippi, so no sewer. They do furnish pump outs on Mondays and Thursday. Showers and restrooms clean.
Paid for 50 amp. Something wrong with 50 amp plug. Electrical Management System would not let power through, did it's job. Plugged into 30 amp. It worked fine. Ask office to send someone to check power. They came out without talking to me and plug us back into 50 amp. Asked office again to send someone out. Never did. Used 30 amp.
Office is also a bar so get here before happy hour. Can't hear a thing because of the juke box. Bartender is also check in clerk. - Rubberfoundation
May 2016 - $42.00
Really nice park on an island in the Mississippi River. Spacious sites easily accommodate large rigs.
Back-in sites back onto the river, facing west so you get a nice sunset. Pull-throughs are in the middle.
Laundry is a little old - 2 washers/2 dryers, but they got the job done. $1 per load so price was right!
Bathrooms too are a little old but showers were free and water was hot, again a bargain.
Cable was disconnected a few years back, but Wi-Fi is available. Depending on users, access varied, but I was able to update our blog without too much trouble.
No sewers as island is a "flood plain" but there are 2 dump stations on the way out.
We came for 1 night, fell in love with the view, the quiet, and the general surroundings so stayed a 2nd night. I can see why some people we met come here for the entire summer. I would too if we didn't have other places to go.
Highly recommend this park. We would definitely stay here again. - DCM/JMB
Sep 2015 - $36.00
The park is convenient to LaCrosse attractions and right off Highway 61/14. The sites were of sufficient length and well shaded by tall trees. Access to the Mississippi River west branch is on one side and local access on the other. A restaurant and bar are on site. - gbburgess
Aug 2016 - $27.00
A rustic campground accessed by driving through (REALLY!) a trout stream. Vegetation screens most of electric sites from each other; hillsides and/or intermittent water are behind all sites so very private in that direction. Variety of hiking trails (flat and steep) are accessed from campground road. Park is in midst of hills and valleys. Coldwater stream environment means virtually no mosquitoes, but gnats, yes. No cellphone reception in park. Birding and kids discovery kits available for free from park office. Probably great birding in Spring. Picnic and playground area is down the road from the campground, making it quieter at the campground. On printed and online campsite maps, tick marks on map are not indicative of pad length; ask park office for this info. Park brochure cites potential for flash flooding after heavy rain. It rained 3 inches when we were there; water and debris on road in low spots, but not a big problem. - Susi Nehls
Jul 2016 - $12.00
Very well maintained COE Campground. Access to the park is very good as is the interior roads. The north side of the park is more shaded, but has mostly 30 amp sites. The south side is wide open so no problem with satellite reception. The sites on the south side have mostly 50 amp service and about half the sites are reservable. The shower facility is on the south side and there were three drinking water faucets to fill your tank. There are two boat launch ramps, a swimming area and lots of fishing from the bank or on the piers. The north side of the campground was closed due to potential flooding so it is a good idea to call about river conditions. Would definitely stay here again. - Good Vibes
Aug 2014 - $12.00
Park was very clean just like other COE parks we've stayed in. Not much grass on our side of park but I believe it was from Spring flooding as the park was closed in June due to flooding. The vault toilet facilities were clean. We did not use the shower house which was in the other loop. Sites are well spaced but no vegetation in between so you can easily see from one end of the loop to the other. The site we had was about 75 feet deep so plenty of room for big rigs. No water or sewer at the sites but there are water spigots scattered around the loop and a dump station at the entrance. Right on the Mississippi River boat landings in the park as well. Our price reflects my Access Pass discount. - Blu1e
Aug 2013 - $12.00
The park is a typical Corps of Engineers park. When we arrived the government employee was pretty clueless, however, about their sites and what was available in them. The 50 Amp site we had reserved was mostly grass to park our motorhome on, and since it had just rained we decided against parking there. The employee gave us a list of other sites, and we selected another one she said was 50 Amp which turned out to be 30 Amp. That worked out since the other sites would have prevented us from getting a DirecTV signal. Since it was pretty warm, we could only run one air conditioner which worked out OK anyway. Be advised that water access locations to fill your tank are very limited except at the dump station. We filled our tank at our last stop. There was good fishing from the bank for our grandchildren, and fire rings for them to have a campfire in the evening. The newer camping area in the park had better electric but no trees to shade you on some warm days. We would probably stay here again. - Kent and Margaret
Sep 2016 - $30.00
We stayed in this park on 2 separate occasions while visiting family. It is picturesque with the river and lots of trees and grass. Not all the sites have 50 amp service so if you need to use the AC it is important to choose the right site. They also do not have full hookups but have a dump in the park. There is a lot of room so it is possible to park away from other campers with room to spread out. It is quiet and located close to stores and a small town. - mountainfan
Jul 2015 - $26.00
This is the third visit to this campground. Beware they do not take reservations. This visit, while pleasant, did have some problems. The campground was full of construction workers who, while quiet, were not the best neighbors. The camper next to use began leaking black water. The campground host got involved quickly and I believe they were asked to leave the next morning. Great location right on the bike trail. Bathrooms were extremely clean and make sure you take a quarter to the shower. - GLL
Aug 2014 - $27.00
Nice park with friendly staff. Since we were staying 1 night, they gave us the last pull-through site. Rating reflexes the lack of full hookups and other amenities. Still a very nice park for a day or so. Liked walking the dogs in this huge park. Too bad some of the seasonal folks leave their dogs off leash. We would stay here again. - SDeasy
Oct 2005 - $15.00
No hookups. New, clean restrooms/showers. Nice trails & look out sites. Very nice fall colors in October. Requires $7/day or $25/year vehicle permit. Off the beaten path for very quiet private camping. Folage shielded sites for privacy. - dakotaken
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Older reviews sum it up. Just wanted to add best suited to smaller and medium rvs. We did fit 43 feet in midweek. Entrance narrow, roads narrow but trees are well trimmed. Owner helpful , had a full service 50 amp spot. Couldn't get Satalite from our spot phone service 1 bar for Verizon. Lots are grass we had the only gravel spot 107.
Every rv park in this area is for smaller rigs. Check out Rushford for converted mobile home park. - what next
Jul 2013 - $45.00
This is a very pretty campground. The office personnel were nice and friendly. It is not set up for a big rig coach. Leveling was difficult and bugs were very bad. The campground was extremely crowded with multiple tents and pop-ups on each site. It is a great place for children and family gatherings, but not for big rigs. The roads are very narrow for maneuvering. - larriin
Jul 2013 - $45.00
This campground is in two sections across a large road. Part of the camp is very old, and the bathhouse in that section is awful! However, the sites are huge and easy to pull through. There is a large amount of permanent trailers here. The "pool" is actually a very large spring fed cement pond, yes Jed, cement pond with some fish in it. The office/bathhouse/laundry area is new and very nice, but the sites aren't close for middle of the night potty trips. If you are self-contained, this is a great park, if you need the facilities, not so great. When we were here the bugs were also a problem. - IndianaCamper
Jul 2016 - $65.00
This is more of a destination resort than a campground. You go here to swim at the pools and do other activities. Everything was clean and well kept. Much to do here. Expensive if you are just using the place as a home base to do other things. This is a family place with tons of kids everywhere doing everything. Most sites are fairly well spaced with old growth trees offering shade scattered about. Many seasonal sites with very well kept grounds and trailers (nice to see). My only complaint is the golf carts running around everywhere. I get that it is a huge place and you need one, but their gas engine putting by your site every minute or so gets irritating. Also, as we had an end site, their lights at night lit up our site continually. A few well placed fences would fix this problem. We had a water and electric site. If we went again I would pay extra for full hook ups with a view. - tslarson
Aug 2014 - $60.00
Nice wide grassy pull-though sites, with trees and shade. Expensive for people like us that don't use the pool and other amenities but good for families for a weekend getaway. Would have appreciated being guided to our site because the map was confusing to a novice. The main roads were kind of narrow. - mountainfan
Jul 2014 - $71.00
Stated rate is for a full hookup site with a lake view, including the daily resort fees and taxes. This is a beautiful park with loads of open green space, grassy areas and mature trees. It is definitely a resort, great for families and friends getting together for a vacation. We were there over a weekend and though the park was full and lots of kids around, all were quiet and well behaved. Sites are level with lots of room between rigs. Not much to do in the area. The cost is substantial, perhaps a little high for us since we didn't use the pools, but it is a very nice park. - dbcordello
Jul 2011 - $30.00
What a gem!!!...Huge grassy sites, Awesome 2 acre man made lake that they call the pool, tube trips down the river (4 hour or 8 hour ride) and they actually let you use your own tube if you have one. There are some negatives. The pool and office close at 6 during the week (not sure about the weekend), be prepared to have no cell phone or internet service (they are working on the Wi-Fi) as you are in the middle of nowhere Iowa, dump station connection is odd...But those couple drawbacks are nothing compared to all the positives about this place. We would go back for sure, but it would have to be a extended stay (far from home). Great place! - bunny102
May 2010 - $26.00
Looking for a "boys weekend" of camping and canoeing. Picked this resort based because of location, user ratings and the fact that they also run the canoe shuttle here. We arrived very late on Friday night, but had called ahead for the site number. Wasn't too hard to find, even in the dark. Sites were large, had more than enough room for my hybrid, slide-outs and 14 pax van. Woke up in the morning and really realized what a great choice we'd made. It's a beautiful area and great campground. The owner was more than accommodating even though he had a family function that weekend. The only problem I had was that there was only one urinal, toilet and shower for each VERY rustic bath house (don't know what the women's bath houses had), and there were only two bath houses for 115 sites. This might explain why they were as dirty as they were. They weren't filthy: I just wasn't all that crazy about it when I had to go do my "business". In all, it was a great weekend and there's no doubt that I'd return. If I don't, it's not because I wasn't happy. It'd just be because I wanted to try something different. - Bryan & Gina Mallin
Jul 2009 - $20.00
If you like the great outdoors, swimming, fishing, tubing and relaxing by the campfire with a wonderful ocean of stars, this is the place for you! Second time we have been here and love it! Will be going back for years to come! - dogandbeerlover