14 RV Parks near Chatfield, Minnesota
We did however find 14 campgrounds within 25 miles of Chatfield. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Chatfield in the left hand column.
Jul 2017 - $40.00
We stayed here one night as we traveled through Minnesota. It's a pretty park with lots of trees and grass. The park is kind of cut in half by the road. The office building and some of the RV sites are on the right side of the road as you come down the street, and the pool and other camping sites are on the left inside of a fence. The staff was extremely helpful and kind. Terrific people! We had a medical emergency and one of them drove us to the hospital so we wouldn't have to pay for a taxi. My daughter loved the pool and the playground. There were several large balls and other pool toys available for the kids to play with. We camped there in a motorhome. - RVfamof3
Jul 2017 - $40.00
NOT BIG RIG FRIENDLY. Trees caught the top of our rig when we checked in, but we made it and they said they would trim them. It rained over night the site flooded with water, and the next day when leaving the trees damaged our rig. We struggled to get out of the campground and they never once offered to help. The management acted as if it were our fault and took no responsibility in maintaining the trees. My guess is they sell the walnuts and didn't want to lose any by trimming them. Unfortunately, now they will have an insurance claim because it. Nice place but I was very disappointed in the management and their lack customer service. Our experience in the midwest has been so good - I hate this put a damper on it. - Wigglelock
Jun 2017 - $46.00
We stayed here on our way home. The campground is easy to get to and yet far enough off the interstate to avoid all the traffic noise. We had a back in site, but the site behind us was open so the host just had us drive through. We didn't even bother to unhook our tv, so we would be ready to leave in the morning a little faster. The main office and showers are across the street from most of the camping sites. It is an odd configuration, but the street is a quiet residential street with no real traffic on it. - User3641
Jun 2017 - $31.00
See my previous review for additional details. We stayed two weeks during this visit and mostly really enjoyed it. While not a lot of dog friendly trails, there are a few (nicely marked) with bag and waste stations. The grass trail through the meadow and along the tree line is loaded with ticks, so avoid that one. Very peaceful and quiet during the week with a very friendly crew. The weekends however, are horrible. Crowded, screaming kids, noisy neighbors, and smoky fires made it less than pleasant. There is some noise from the highway and an occasional train, but it didn't bother us. We won't hesitate to stay here again during the week, but will be looking for alternatives for the weekend. A $5/day pass is required for visitors, but campers pay $5 for their entire stay. If this park had full hookups and they trimmed the trees along the road, it would easily rate an 8 or 9. - Jerry and Betsy
Jun 2016 - $30.00
Nice smaller, quiet, very pretty county park. Electric only, but there are water spigots and a dump on site. Easy drive to Rochester and all it offers. Lots to do in the campground, but not a very dog friendly place. Only about 3 miles of trails dogs can be on (on leash only). Sites are mostly long enough for 40+ RVs, but several are not level or have over hanging trees/branches. Campground fills on weekends, so make reservations early. There is supposed to be a $5/day vehicle pass required, but we were only charged for one day. Not sure if that is policy or we got lucky. The best sites for big rigs (fairly level, no close trees/low branches, easy in/out) are: 1, 2, 4, 7, 8 (prime spot), 9, and 23. Sites 20 & 26 are good as well, but have walnut trees, so you may get sticky drips. Our original site was not useable so we moved to 1. Would love to stay here in the future, but only if one of the above sites are available. The official policy is no refunds, but they may offer vouchers, or if you're lucky, refunds if you have a good reason to cancel. Great, and very friendly hosts and helpful county employees. - Jerry and Betsy
Aug 2014 - $35.00
Stayed at Chester Woods for the first time and it was very nice. Very close to Rochester, Mn where you can do some shopping if you'd like. We had site 41 which was very nice. The pads are gravel and level. Our site had a 50 amp hookup but no water, which was OK because we only stayed two nights. There are a lot of fun things to do, beach, canoe rental etc. It's quiet at night and very wooded. Very nice place to stay. You are also about 35 miles from Winona so if you have a student at Winona State you are pretty close for a quick stop in. Nice place we will definitely be back! - LP2013
May 2017 - $46.00
(Price is an estimate) The park as a whole was nice. The Old Barn itself was neat, and it had a nice restaurant inside (although not cheap). Our site was right beside the full-timers on the front row, and maneuvering to back the travel trailer was pretty tight. If we had arrived later and there would have been other tow vehicles parked, it would have been very difficult. The space was clean, but not very level front to back; one end of out trailer was very high in the air. There was a fire ring, but we weren't able to use it due to how close it was to the back of our camper; we didn't want any embers to get on the awning. The staff was very pleasant, and the park was clean. Nearby Lanesboro was very nice with a lot of neat things to do. - joshnichols84
May 2017 - $37.00
A very pretty location, with the huge barn, now converted into restaurant/bar/resort offices at the top of a bluff overlooking the surrounding river valleys. We camped during early season, so were one of the few people there. Resort has covered pool (didn't use), 18 hole golf course, limited access to on property trout stream, located right on the regional bike trail. Campsites are terraced in the hillside going down to river. Large to very large grass sites - lots of space to spread out. Most are very flat and level. Road signs to sites non-existent. May be difficult to very difficult to back into sites when CG is very full, due to single lane roads. Only weak cell service at the Barn bluff, and in highest loop - "A". No service anywhere else in campground. No WiFi at all. TV antenna picked up 13 channels, however. Trash at one end of CG, which can be a very long trek from some sites (no site pickup). 50% seasonal campers, but all very, very well maintained. 2 Day minimum stay (3 on Holidays) required. Restroom/Bath houses old cinderblock, in need of updating, but clean and functional. Coin operated showers. - Flapper
Sep 2016 - $56.00
We camped here with some friends. I guarantee none of us will be back.
1) The roads to the campsites are narrow with a lot of hills. We had a lot of trouble backing into our site due to the huge incline right in front of our site, the narrow road where the edges are washed out, and trees on the site. The highlight of our stay was a resort staff person came out to help guide us out the backside of our site onto the narrow road without plunging (and I mean plunging) over the huge hill on the other side of it after getting stuck in the mud as we tried to center our camper. We couldn't fit our trailer and tow vehicle on the site. Fire pits are located under the trees.
2) Our friends were on the site next to us, and their sewer and electric were right where they're supposed to be, but their water hookup was with ours, and they had to run a hose under their trailer and across their site to get to it. It was really a hassle not to trip over it.
3) There is a bar/restaurant. It is small and busy. The food is mediocre and expensive for what you get. I ordered chips and salsa/cheese - jarred salsa and canned cheese that you get at a ballpark, and I paid around $8 for it. The waitress was crabby, unfriendly and had very little patience for indecisive people.
There is very little for older kids to do here. There is a playground, but it is small and geared toward small children. There is an indoor pool, which is open after Labor Day, but really nothing else unless you golf. There was a huge tournament going on the weekend we stayed and couldn't get on the course, and they have no driving range. The oddest part of this "resort" was there is no camp store, and you actually check in for camping at the bar.
There are lots of campsites, but only 3 inconveniently located near bathrooms/showers. I never made it to them as they were all too far to walk to - luckily we have a full bathroom in our rig.
We won't be back. - TT Mom
Jun 2015 - $39.00
This park is in town and close to everything the town offers. They do not take reservations and they fill up fast on weekends. During the week the bathrooms are kept acceptably clean, but on weekends it doesn't appear that they are maintained; sinks and countertops were dirty. Will stay here again for the convenience. - Camping Luvr
Sep 2012 - $25.00
We found this to be a very nice campground. Only about 1 block from the heart of the downtown district, so we walked or biked to our activities. The campground is part of a city park. The main campground road was paved, the sites are gravel and most seemed to be level. It was quiet and friendly. No reservations taken, first come first serve. Restrooms were not as modern or clean as we would have liked, although the 2nd set of restrooms/showers at the community center were much cleaner and more modern; they are located at the park entrance. Farmers market at the park on Saturday, and several Amish vendors all day Fri/Sat, so we had lots of fresh veggies and bakery items. We would stay here again. - skate
Jun 2011 - $25.00
We camped here 3 nights. No reservations taken, it is just first-come-first-served. We got in Thursday morning and 3/4 of the sites were available. Thursday evening 1/2. Friday afternoon 1/4 and Friday evening it was full. Some sites are sloped: ok for a trailer but hard to get a motorhome level. Very poor cell phone coverage on Sprint and Verizon but none on AT&T or T-Mobile. Bath houses were adequate but small and needed updating. Showers cost 75-cents for 5 minutes of lukewarm water. Very easy walk to town for theater and dining (but we didn't find any of the restaurants exceptional). In addition to Sylvan Park, there is another local park. It also has sites with water & electricity but no "facilities," only a port-a-potty. If the sites were more level, had just a little more space, and better "facilities," this would be a 10! Tents are $15/night and MH & trailers are $25/night. - AndersonFamily
Jun 2016 - $25.00
Please note that the Bridge on Highway 250 between Lanesboro and this campground is closed as of June 2016. The area is a river valley with bluffs, and the decor was an additional 15-to miles. Plan accordingly if you are planning to visit in the summer of 2016. The bike/pedestrian bridge to Lanesboro is open.
The campground was nice. There were a large number of seasonal campers and still an abundance of sites that were available for reservations or drop in. We camped Sunday through Tuesday and there were several sites available.
The proximity to Lanesboro is great, maybe 1/3 mile. The Root River Bike Trail crosses the driveway into the campground. This is a great place to stay if you plan on bicycling the trail.
As other reviewers indicate, the owner is very hands off and laid back.
We plan on returning in the near future. - Jim Kruzitski
Jun 2015 - $25.00
This campground was fine. Not great, but also not bad.
Great location on the Root River walking distance from downtown Lanesboro. Bike path also runs right along the edge of the campground. There are tubing and kayak rentals on site. No mosquitos, even though there had been quite a bit of rain. There is a nice playground area for kids.
Sites were long and narrow. Grassy part was well maintained. On our visit, the campground was not full so we had plenty of room between us and our "neighbors". I imagine that it would be quite tight if the campground got filled up.
THE NOT SO GREAT: You could not easily see the river from the sites even though we had a "river side site". Vegetation is thick. There were a few paths down a steep bank to get to the river, but nothing you would want to send your children to check out unattended. The bathrooms are basic campground bathrooms. Pay showers-bring quarters! (.50 for 5 minutes, 20 seconds of water), It did seemed to be cleaned out each day. There are a lot of people who camp here with big rigs so the bathrooms, for us and tenters, were not very busy at all which was nice.
The Owner, John (I believe he is the owner, or at least the guy that runs the place) is very "hand's off" You won't have to worry about him talking your ear off for sure. In fact you might find yourself looking for him or longing for more information like "Where do I check in?, When should I pay you?, Where should I pay you?, What spot can I take for a campsite?" I made our reservations in March for our June trip and all he took was my name, no phone number, or credit card, nor did he assign a specific site at that time. Very casual. For some people this might be good, but for me I'd prefer assurance that I was going to get a site!
Overall, I felt this place lacked charm, even the name! -Nothing was terrible. - Camping-with-Kids
Jul 2012 - $25.00
This long and narrow park follows the banks of the Root River. The campsites are laid out along the river and in the center between the driveways. Signage is nearly non-existant consisting of a little sign on the mailbox opposite the entrance of the park. Google navigation takes you to the center of town: right highway but wrong location. Just head north and follow Highway 250 over a narrow bridge and take the first driveway to the right. They have one good size office/bathroom building with bathrooms that are clean. Showers are $.50 for 5 minutes. The grassy campsites are laid out along the river and in the center between the park's gravel roads with the permanent sites beginning after the park office. I did not see sites with sewer for short term guests. Many sites (particularly along the river) offer shade but you may need quite a bit of hose and electric wire to make use of it. There is more than adequate room between units for slide outs and awnings. Units can be placed anywhere on the grass lots. The lots are generally near level but uneven so RV's need to be placed carefully to be level. Firewood is available. Tubes, kayaks and canoes can apparently be rented (though I am not sure how.) The proprietor lives on the second level of the restroom building. There is no sign for the office so I had to ask to find out where to check in. The proprietor didn't remember my calling, but told me to pick a site. He wrote nothing down so probably doesn't remember who I am. We have been here for two nights so I still don't know how I check out, etc. He was nice enough but I am baffled by how laid back this all is. The proprietor is the only employee I have seen, but everything seems to work and the place is in decent repair so I guess it is working. Verizon 3G cell coverage was good. Sites along the river are back in but it looks like the sites in the center could be pull through. The Highway 250 campground is located in a rural setting at a distance from highways (rural with minimal traffic), etc., so it is generally quiet. Seasonally, if you are near the river you will hear tubers going by on the river. I understand that the campground can be crowded on weekends so noise from other campers might be an issue but during our July midweek stay it has been wonderfully peaceful. This campground is located between the gorgeous paved Root River Bike Trail which provides easy access to the delightful town of Lanesboro and the Root River. In addition to the great restaurants, shops and biking and river outfitters, Lanesboro is home to the wonderful Commonweal Theatre which offers professional theatre for much of the year. We would definitely stay here again. - StillBill
Jun 2017 - $43.00
The park was packed on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday it was empty. Sites pretty close together. Nice access to Root River. - Cory S
Aug 2016 - $17.00
Stayed here 3 weekdays and the park was nice and quiet. The grounds are beautiful, very clean and well maintained as well as the restrooms, showers and laundry facility. You do have to pay for a shower though and walk a ways to get there as well as getting to a clean restroom otherwise there are porta-potties nearby. Verizon 4G was a bit spotty but we were able to get 2 bars. The sites are quite large and level, most are on all grass or a gravel pad (full-hookup). There was a wicked thunderstorm one night and we did not lose power. We would definitely stay here again! - Mel and Jim
Jul 2016 - $18.00
We showed up without a reservation and the staff took great care of us getting settled in. Very nice park. Seem to have adequate Verizon Data and phone service here. Park is nicely maintained, lots of seasonal sites that are very clean and kept up! Definitely a hidden gem that we will be back to visit again! - dmkimm
Aug 2017 - $33.00
We were looking for somewhere to stay after touring the Mystery Caves and this place was great. Lots of grass, 30 amp electrical, very nice people, family friendly, and quiet. I think some sites have water and sewer but ours didn't and that was fine. - DonHov
Aug 2016 - $30.00
Thank you for a fantastic week. This is a gem of a campground and so happy the hosts do such a great job of maintenance and watching out for all the campers. We came in well after dark one night and after a bit the hosts came and checked to see that all was well. All the campers, seasonal and overnighters were friendly and also cared about this gem.
Lots to see and do in the area, almost need to have some rain so we could rest up!
WiFi was above average at our site compared to most RV Park "free" WiFi. No showers could be a problem if you aren't self contained. Lack of laundry is something you must plan for.
We will be back! - Tom P
Jul 2016 - $36.00
Beautiful site. I wouldn't say real spacious, but good enough for us. We stayed in a beautiful site about 30 ft. from Forestville Creek. Fishing yes - happy kid noise playing in very shallow part of the river, YES.
Very nice store. Owners very nice. Pit toilets were very clean. - Cory S
Jul 2017 - $44.00
We shared here twice on our way to & from Oshkosh. Very nice, quiet & clean park. We had a backin space the first time which was very easy to get into. Pull through the second stop. There are two laundry facilities & $1.50 per load is very reasonable. Very friendly staff. We would definitely stay here again. - HS R.
Jul 2017 - $37.00
It is what it is; a perfectly adequate park whose main claim to fame is its proximity to Mayo Clinic. - Katy29
Jun 2017 - $40.00
This is really a feeder park for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. As such it offers special services for patients and caregivers but not much beyond a clean and neat environment for campers. The host told me that 99% of their guests are there to obtain medical care. We were there in transit only and it worked fine for that. - Alan S
Aug 2016 - $31.00
Once again, the park naturalists exceeded our expectations with two wonderful presentations on snakes and Eagles. As noted in previous posts, there is no phone reception, but you can get WiFi in the office or parking lot. The park rangers recommend that people do not hike alone due to no phone service. The park is always full and people seem to camp with friends or in groups. Just be advised that there are a lot of unsupervised children running around while their parents are consuming adult beverages. We were fortunate enough to hear "on top of spaghetti" 200 times and then the kid woke up singing it all over again. We got a laugh out of that song. We thoroughly enjoyed the park, the presentations, lack of mosquitoes and the lively atmosphere. If you are looking for quiet, come here during the week. We thought the bathrooms were fine, didn't have dump station issues, but sites seem a bit short. Most importantly, this park is expanding across the road. There will be 30 or more electric campsites, not sure of non-electric. Trees are young, so shade will be limited. Check the website next year for more information. - brendajoro
Jul 2015 - $40.00
A nice Minnesota State Park. We stayed just for an overnight. Price included an 8.50 reservation fee. Some of the sites have electric and others do not. The site we were in had a tree just off the side of the trailer so we were unable to use our awning. Overall it was a nice park and we would go back. - PackerFanRick
Aug 2014 - $28.00
Gorgeous park with fantastic, shaded sites. Lots of trails to hike in the woods and across the streams. DNR sponsored programs were fun. Popular park was jammed full of families during our visit. Bathrooms seem old and too small to support volume of use. Despite daily wipe-downs, facilities were frequently very dirty by mid-day. - jorn