8.8 Excellent
     
East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Red River State Recreation Campground

East Grand Forks, Minnesota



East Grand Forks, Minnesota
Phone: (218) 773-4950

Sites: 113
Recent Rate: $37 7/2016

Latitude: 47.9302899750481
Longitude: -97.0290184020996

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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 no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $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 ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $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 ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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28 Reviews

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park in the city on the Red River. Nice large grassy sites with gravel parking pads. Nearly all sites have a lot of space between campers. 15+ miles of excellent paved bike/walking paths going up and down the river on both sides. Walk to restaurants, Cabelas and downtown Grand Forks, ND. Add $5 a night (or $25 for an annual pass) for vehicle entry as this is a state recreation area. We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
42
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Spaces are very large and private, but I'm really tired of not being able to get on the wifi. Every year they promise better, but... We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
102
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Second year we have been here and really enjoyed our stay. First time was hard to find, but asking a few people greatly helped. We had a pull through site, with a picnic table and a fire ring. We were close to showers so I used them and they were very clean. They have a blacktop path to walk or ride bikes on around campground and town. We enjoyed the large grass area and not getting eaten up by mosquitos. The stores, shopping areas and restaurants are excellent nearby, and easy walking distance or drive with plenty of parking. The employee's were helpful. We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
113
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Shops are close by. Walk the paved trail along the river and around. Plenty to do or take it easy and relax. Our sites have always been quiet. Bring stuff along for the family to play in the large grassy areas.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This stay was second time, now and 2 yrs ago. The staff are great and helpful and the place has excellent water, sewer, electric, and WiFi. Plus, they come around to see if all is OK. The first time was the same as this time. A first class place and with a great story of how it came to be. We have a 31' RV and NO tow vehicle. We carry bikes. We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

You are right near restaurants, all within walking distance plus many other downtown stores.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

I would rate this campground higher but the female park ranger made our stay unpleasant with her overbearing demeanor. It is a nice facility with large campsites and clean facilities. It's just a shame that one person can ruin an otherwise nice stay. We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
109
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The park is downtown but there aren't any restaurants within walking distance, that serve breakfast or where you can get a cup of coffee. The helpful and knowledgeable woman in the office gave us a tip on where to eat and we took her advice.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for 5 days. Great area. in town with out of town setting. Shops, restaurants, every thing you need within walking distance. Lots of beautiful paved trails to walk or ride bike along river and around area. We loved this park. We had pull thru site with elect., sewer and water hookup. Large grassy area by sites for kids and parents to play catch, badminton or to sit and enjoy. Next time we will have bikes to bring along to ride all the trails; walked them, but could go so much further on bike. We really liked this area. We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
65
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Great pull through camp sites., some with shade, very well kept and the management and employees are great. Lots to do. We had full hook up. We cant wait to return. We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

River and bike..walking paths around campground. Can use road or path to make it to fantastic dinning and a little further for shopping of all kinds.

Or sit back at camp site and enjoy the quiet and serinity of camping area.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This is actually the Sherlock Park Campground in the Red River State Recreation Area. Absolutely the nicest and most accommodating park we've been in this summer. The Park Service personnel couldn't be more helpful. They even took me around to help choose the site and filled mud hole immediately after bring it to their attention! Lots of nice mature trees, green grass and open space between sites. We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
90
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Easy walking distance to restaurants and fabulous 1,200 acre greenway along the Red River in East Grand Forks, MN. The recreation area also includes trails for walking and biking, areas for picnicking.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

It was a lovely campgrounds. Wi-fi was great. The night we were there they were spraying for mosquitoes. They had someone come around to reminds us and to close everything up for about 1/2 hour until they were done. We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

I wish we had more time. The town (within walking distance) looked like it would have been fun to explore.

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

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

It's the newest and best State Park campground in Minnesota, with amenities more like a private campground. We love the pull-through sites and onsite sewer hookups, pluse water and electricity. The bathrooms are clean and new. However, the toilets and showers are in separate buildings, which is a bit weird. We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
72E
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

There's a Cabella's sporting goods store very close to the park, in case you forget something. There's also a movie theater, downtown shopping district, and several restaurants within easy walking distance. Great park with a great location!

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Review Count: 118
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

A very interesting state CG making a plus out of a disaster. The CG is a low land by the Red River that was a devastated residential area that was flooded in 1997. The layout is that of the original streets with its curbs. The sites are mostly level curved pull throughs. Lots of nice trees and lush grass, well kept. Didn't use the central baths but they looked clean. Unfortunately for us there is a near by car raceway that was in full racket that evening until about midnight. But a good safe place to stay. We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful, clean, well kept state campground. Most sites have full hookups. Most sites are pull thru with more than enough space for big rig and towed vehicle. Nicely treed. Spacing between sites is the most I have ever seen insuring privacy. Well kept showers and restroom facilities. Wi-Fi on two buildings but trees block access to many sites. Many sites satellite friendly despite trees. Easy walking distance to downtown restaurants, sports store and multi-screen theater. Lots of grass kept well mowed and trees vary from very young to very old (over 140 years according to caretaker). Located next to Red River of the North and surrounded by flood control levee on two sides - keeping noise down. Reservations advised but individual site photos and reservation info is online under Minnesota Parks site. Some sites are not reservable - first come, first served. Very busy on summer weekends. Two week stay limit. We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very pleasant campground. Stays are limited to 14 days, so the sites are occupied by campers rather than long term residents. Roads are paved with concrete or asphalt. RV sites are gravel. The park has lots of grass and trees. It is within walking distance of several restaurants and shops. There are some great hike & bike trails adjacent to the park. We enjoyed a ten mile scenic bicycle ride from our campsite. The trail was aside the banks of the Red River. We crossed to the Minnesota side and back amidst lovely surroundings. We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 120
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 52

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

$30 per night was for a full hookup site. 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 park and surrounding areas including biking/hiking trails. The campground is located within walking distance of downtown East Grand Forks, MN and its many dining and shopping opportunities. You can also walk across the bridge into Grand Forks, ND, which offers many more shopping/dining experiences. As stated in prior reviews, spacing between sites is generous and most sites are level. While there are trees in the campground, they afford very little shade but they’ve done more plantings so shade should improve in the coming years. We received three bars of 4G LTE on our AT&T phone. There is free Wi-Fi in the campground which worked well for us. We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 183
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Holy cow, the previous reviews are right, this place is in the middle of a city! This place was created in 1997 after a flood devastated the area. This area was a housing development. After the flood, everything was torn down and rebuilt to a State Park. What is so cool about this place is that it is within walking distance of some restaurants, movie theater, Cabela's, a place to get your hair cut, lots of things. If you don't tow a car and find yourself in this area, try to stay two nights just to "do the town." You are close to a bridge where you can walk to the North Dakota side. The hookup sites are pull-through but the sites are arranged parallel along the driving road so that someone may be in front or behind, but nobody is directly beside you. You get a lot of acreage with your site. Restrooms were clean. I had to pay $35 ($30 camping, $5 car fee) for full hookup. If you have the Minnesota Annual Pass, you don't pay the car fee. You pay the car fee even if you aren't towing a car, but they don't charge extra for a towed car. Little pricey for a state park, but cheaper than a hotel! TV reception via JACK antenna was difficult. It seemed that you got the most channels when you turned it the direction of the least blue reception lights. You get CBS, NBC, ABC, ME-TV, CW, and some good Prairie Public PBS stations. I'm surprised I couldn't get a FOX station. The park does not have Wi-Fi. I detected a "city Wi-FI" but was unable to use it from my site. Verizon JetPack, cell phone, and wireless landline all worked great. The only thing I DIDN'T like was weasling my RV down DeMers avenue to get to this park. That is a busy street! We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Motorhome.

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