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3 RV Parks near Dawson, Minnesota
Jun 2014 - $20.00
This is a nice, well kept campground ran by the city of Dawson, located in the beautiful city park, and is adjacent to the very nice city swimming pool. Park has numerous places to picnic, ride bikes on bike paths, play ball and bar b que. We stayed here several days and enjoyed the quiet, peaceful atmosphere. They have nice showers/restrooms available that were mostly clean, though mosquitoes were always present while showering. They utilize a self pay system, with pay envelopes in a box mounted on the side of the building on the way to the showers. Very easy to use as long as you have cash. Overall, a nice clean, quiet park that was a pleasure to stay at. We look forward to staying again when in the area. - Southwest Travelers
Aug 2008 - $15.00
It is a nice small town campground. It has new bathrooms and showers. They are very clean. It has a new town pool next to the campground. - Shadoe
Aug 2017 - $27.00
First - see the review dated July 2010 - it summarizes most of what I'd share about the layout of each campground. Bottom line - the Lower Campground is a traditional state park campground. The Upper Campground is newer - and while the sites are mostly spaced far apart (see addt'l notes on that below, there is essentially no tree coverage whatsoever. You're staying in prairie. There are trade offs for that: the shower building is much newer and features individual lockable shower stalls that each have their own access from the outside of the building - awesome. There are some FULL hookup (sewer/water/electric) sites available, as well as several pull-through sites. However, the loops are paved. Why is this bad? Because most people drive on it like it's a roadway rather than a place children are playing. Here are my site tips for the UPPER campground only: Do not camp in 18 if you can help it - it's next to the restroom building and EVERYONE seems to drive to the building at all hours rather than walk. Super disruptive to your relaxation time around the fire. 33 and 40 are excellent sites - at the top of the bluff overlooking the lake...great spots if you can get them. 30/31 and 35/36 are suuuuper close together but the state park site discloses that. Only do one of those if you're going with someone else or have no other options. They are RIGHT next to each other. Be sure to check out the state record cottonwood tree and Hiking Club trail (accessible via Lower Campground) while you're there! - MNAnna
May 2017 - $30.00
We stayed here over Memorial Weekend. It is a very wide open campground with very few trees. The views are very pretty of Lac Qi Parle. We stayed in the upper part of the campground. It was too windy to use our awning. We loved our site, but when we walked around found a few that we liked better. Very quiet and peaceful park. Staff was great. No shade. We will be staying here again for sure. They have about 7 sites that have electric/water and sewer. Very clean park. - jejmjj5
Sep 2013 - $30.00
$30 per night was for a full hookup site in the upper campground. In addition, there is daily parking permit of $5 or you can purchase an annual MN state parking pass for $25, which is good for 12 consecutive months from the date of purchase. Many recreational opportunities are available in the surrounding areas including biking/hiking/cross country skiing trails. Campground is within manageable driving distances for shopping and other activities. Spacing between sites is generous and most sites are level or need only modest leveling. Sites are all in full sun in the open prairie in the upper campground. We received three bars of 4G on our AT&T phone. - DD Rolling Ranch
Jun 2014 - $15.00
No, it's not near a rifle range...it's near Shooter's Bar & Grill. Well, it's not really near anything, so it's quiet and peaceful except for the occasional train horn. Just outside town. No pull-throughs, but the sites must be 100' long, spacious and treeless, so even my grandmother could back in with no trouble :) Level, grassy sites and the nicest owner. Mosquitoes can be bad. Price reflects weekly rate. - TheRollingJones