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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $37.00
Location...location...location. Our site was in the parking lot of a pleasure craft marina within a 10 minute walk to the most enjoyable area of historical Duluth. We opted for the electric and water only site over the FHU due to the outstanding view offered of the city including the nearby Duluth Lift Bridge. We came for 2 nights, stayed for 4 and didn't want to leave. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.
On Tuesdays the 2 hour Vista Boat Harbor cruise was only $5.00. Outstanding value and very educational. Depot Train Museum and the free Maritime Museum were not to be missed.
Review Count: 48
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 6
Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $35.00
This is definitely "black top" camping, but the views and location are great! The drive to it is pretty scary with a rig towing a car, but trust Google Maps to get you through the turns in town. You drive through the Canal Park district and over the Aerial Lift Bridge to get there, and turn onto a tiny road. Stop at the marina office and they will show you where to go. A very nice young woman checked us in. All sites are back-in, and you have to back out from the water/electric sites when you leave. We enjoyed the view of the city and the bridge, and it's definitely a different kind of camping. Wifi worked pretty well. The bathroom/showers are in a small trailer, but work OK. There's lots of clanging of the masts and chains and some boat and train horns, but we slept through most of it. There are a couple of patches of grass to walk dogs. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.
Be sure and drive out to the end of Minnesota Point (the road that goes on past the turnoff to the campground). It's a long spit of land that stops at an airport, and there are beaches at the end.
Review Count: 22
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $40.00
Location. Location. Location. If you want to be in Duluth and close to the action, this is where you need to be. There are no alternatives. Yes - it's a parking lot. Yes - it's a pricey parking lot. If you're parked on the non-sewer side of the rv park, getting a big rig in & out is a little tight but certainly do-able. However the staff was friendly and allowed us to check in early. Sites are level. The hook-ups worked perfectly. Verizon cell and Sprint Mifi worked perfectly. Water pressure is excellent. (You MUST use a water restrictor for your own good! The office sells them if you need one.) You have a view of boats in the marina. It's very quiet at night. If in Duluth, we would stay here again. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.
You're walking distance to the Aerial Bridge, restaurants, shopping, beach, etc.
Enger Park is beautiful and provides a great view of the city. Glensheen (a historic mansion) is over-priced in my opinion but it's pretty and may be worth it to you. Great trails for walking or biking. Highly recommend The Rathskeller which is a bar in the sub-basement of Duluth's old city hall at 132 E. Superior St. (enter through the restaurant above called Tycoon's). It feels like you're in the prohibition era.
Review Count: 44
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 8
Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $39.00
Its all about the location if you want to be in the action. It was fun seeing the marina activity. Our 42' motorhome squeezed into a full hookup with a limited waterview. Last night we moved to elec/water site which has a much nicer view facing town and water. Be prepared to face traffic when leaving marina for day trips. You have to drive in and out of a congested tourist area. Even coming in with the coach was a bit daunting with a few tight turns through the shopping/dining district. We really enjoyed the Duluth area, golf and a few good restaurant meals. We never got their WIFI going and didn't bother with owners to try so not sure about that. We had our satellite and mifi. Limited doggie areas in the marina but again, it was fun to be on the water. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 69
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 10
Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $42.00
I don't have a lot to add to previous reviews, but since there have been no posts recently I thought I would confirm that this is an unusual but very enjoyable place to stay. We were in one of the full hookup sites; as someone else stated, you might get a little better view from the electric/water only row, but we still liked our location. Close to many shops and restaurants in the Aerial Bridge/Canal Park/Lakewalk area, but very quiet at night at the marina itself. If there is a downside, it is that the area is too popular and the crowds and traffic can be heavy in the summer, especially on weekends. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 75
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 8
Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $34.00
As others have stated, this is a wharf, a marina, with RV hookups. We enjoyed our stay, walked across the Aerial Lift bridge into town several times. The Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center is free and very interesting. We spent several hours there. Many good restaurants in town also. Watching the giant lake carriers come through the canal and under the bridge is really amazing. Parking in the electric sites can be tight, but we left early on a week day morning and got out just fine. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 58
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 11
Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $39.00
Paved parking lot adjacent to marina. Nice view of boats in marina, but not much view of Lake Superior beyond the boats. Utilities worked well including WIFI. There is no cable TV, but all broadcast stations came in fine with antenna and nothing obscured satellite TV reception. Location is fabulous for tourist activities around the Canal Park area including watching ships going through the aerial bridge. Enjoy the ships' horns. Great biking along Lake Avenue to very nice parks at the end 3 miles or so from RV park. Bring your own shade. All sites face west or southwest, so sun comes in most of the day. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.
There is a website that shows what ships are coming and going and what time. Look it up and watch from the walkways along the channel ships take to go under the aerial bridge. It's fascinating to see and you can learn a lot about the ships. The Canal Park Brewery has nice outside seating overlooking the lake, good beer, and a modest food menu.
Review Count: 117
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 3
Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $39.00
Honestly, we were somewhat disappointed. Our checkin was performed by a rather grouchy man in a dirty boat yard shop. At that time we were informed that although they advertised we Good Sam, no discount was offered. He did offer to lend us a water pressure regulator as the yard pressure was 120 psi. Wow! I always carry my own regulator in any case. Although the facility was indeed unique for many, after having managed several boat yards, it was a bit ho-hum for me. Actually the yard looked pretty run down. It was kinda nice watching the 1000 foot ore boats come into harbor though. The electric service was stable and strong. Sewer clean and accessable. WiFi virtually unuseable. Verizon signal strong in the area. As we have relatives in Duluth we will probable return to the area, we may very well choose a different place to stay though. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Travel Trailer.
Review Count: 38
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 16
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $39.00
This campground is part of a marina and is basically a parking lot. That being said, we absolutely loved it. We were able to leave the car parked most of the time and ride our bikes across the iconic Aerial Lift Bridge into town. Park Point was a perfect location for access to the quaint town of Duluth. The father/daughter team who ran the RV Park/Marina were very friendly. We stayed in the full hookup spots to the immediate right when entering the gate (site #10). We had no problem backing into our spot and there was plenty of space. The W/S/E hookups are at the back, so be mindful of that with your connections. Not a problem though. Satellite friendly. We would absolutely stay here again. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 57
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 6
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $36.00
This park is located on a pier or wharf, and boats are lining the water. Actually it is a wharf overlooking the bay. Location is walking distance to the aerial bridge, maritime museum, and many restaurants and things to do at night. We enjoyed the stay. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Travel Trailer.
Review Count: 65
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 8
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $39.00
We love this campground. OK, it is a marina parking lot, but it has full hookups, the sites are wide enough to accommodate our 43 ft motorhome with slides out, and the Jeep parked alongside. We are looking out at boats cruising the harbor, and ships transiting the aerial bridge one block away. It is walking distance to Canal Park, with many restaurants and attractions, bike paths, etc. What is not to like? We would definitely stay here again! We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 156
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 23
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $43.00
Unique CG and marina. VERY tight blacktop sites, 1 to 10 are much easier to back into and exit than the sites around the corner. Rooftop dish worked as no trees, Verizon cell & hotspot worked well, as did their WiFi. Crowded tourist area to get through to the marina but we had no trouble, not far off expressway. Interesting location and convenient to many activities. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $34.00
Wow we loved this campground! If you like watching freighters this is the place to be. If not, you will at least enjoy the proximity to town. The campground is the parking lot of a marina three blocks from the aerial lift bridge on the Park Point side. The best sites for viewing the bridge and freighters are the water/electric sites, and the closer you get to the end of the row (which is site #30) the better your view will be. We were in #25. Full hookups sites did not have a very good view. The spots are big enough to put out your awning. There is a picnic table at each site. There are three restroom/shower stalls available which were spotlessly clean, probably because most of the campers there had self-contained units. There are some grassy areas to walk the dog. It is three blocks to the bridge and once across the bridge you are right in the heart of Canal Park with shops, restaurants and bars. I would not recommend arriving after dark, as the sites are not well-marked and the area itself is not well lit. We paid for the whole weekend when we made our reservation and never saw any campground employees the whole time we were there. We had a wonderful three day weekend and can't wait to return! We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 27
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $35.00
Lakehead Boat Basin is primarily a marina, and also offers RV sites. As such, it is a most unusual campground and difficult to rate. It is within a mile or two of Canal Park and other major tourist destinations in Duluth making it the most conveniently located campground in the area. All campsites are on the water. I could hit a volleyball into Lake Superior from here, and I'm bad at volleyball. Staff are accommodating and utilities are reliable. I have found the boaters who also overnight in the marina to be friendly and talkative. The immediate presence of deep water poses a safety hazard for young children. The facility is almost entirely paved with no green space. Water pressure is excessive so bring a regulator. Utility connections are in odd locations, generally at the rear of the back-in sites, with shared electrical pedestals between adjacent sites. Extra length hoses and cords may be required depending on which site you get and where within the site you want to park. Showers and bathrooms are in a trailer. The place has a careworn appearance. Part of that is the inherent wear and tear that comes with the snow and the freezing and thawing of the harbor, and part of it is just a need for updating. There is enough room for any size rig; however, access roads are tight so you'll have to know how to drive and back. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Travel Trailer.
Review Count: 126
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 12
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $40.00
We liked this park and wished we had more time to spend there. The campground is nothing more than a parking lot for RVs, but the sites have plenty of room for our RV and Jeep and we were able to put out our awnings with plenty of room to spare. The sites are paved and the utilities worked well. Water pressure is very high so put your regulator on your hose inlet. The Wi-Fi was fast most of the time. You have to drive through a tourist area and the streets were tight and busy but we didn't have any problems getting to the campground. It was great to watch the ships and the Aerial Bridge. We road our bikes to the shops and the tourist areas. The host was friendly and very helpful. We would stay her again. We camped at Lakehead Boat Basin in a Motorhome.
There is a website that shows what ships are coming and going and what time. Look it up and watch from the walkways along the channel ships take to go under the aerial bridge. It's fascinating to see and you can learn a lot about the ships. The Canal Park Brewery has nice outside seating overlooking the lake, good beer, and a modest food menu.ramblin' vagabonds • July 2015
Be sure and drive out to the end of Minnesota Point (the road that goes on past the turnoff to the campground). It's a long spit of land that stops at an airport, and there are beaches at the end.mom2wildlife • August 2016
You're walking distance to the Aerial Bridge, restaurants, shopping, beach, etc. Enger Park is beautiful and provides a great view of the city. Glensheen (a historic mansion) is over-priced in my opinion but it's pretty and may be worth it to you. Great trails for walking or biking. Highly recommend The Rathskeller which is a bar in the sub-basement of Duluth's old city hall at 132 E. Superior St. (enter through the restaurant above called Tycoon's). It feels like you're in the prohibition era.GottaGoNow • August 2016
On Tuesdays the 2 hour Vista Boat Harbor cruise was only $5.00. Outstanding value and very educational. Depot Train Museum and the free Maritime Museum were not to be missed.pwgfalcon • September 2016
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