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: $38 6/2015

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) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $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 ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • 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 ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • 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 ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • 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 ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

21 Reviews

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Skyzie

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.

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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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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HB Taxlady

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

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.

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

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Midwesterner

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.

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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210jem

Review Count: 102
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $35.00
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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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Winnie35

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

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $30.00
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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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jdstevens

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $35.00
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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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DD Rolling Ranch

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 37

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $30.00
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$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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DXSMac

Review Count: 176
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $35.00
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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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Keewatin Kids

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $30.00
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Built after the 1997 massive flooding of Grand Forks, it has to be one of the nicest parks we have ever stayed in. The roads are paved and the sites are level and spacious, affording privacy. Well looked after, it provides for a great place to stay. We extended our time there. You can walk to nearby restaurants and yet still feel you are removed from the town. There are walking and biking trails as well as some television channels and WiFi internet. Many sites can be reserved online but they also have a number of first come, first served non reservable sites. We stayed for 6 nights and plan to go back in September. We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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ppalmer21

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $31.00
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Very nice park with many level pull throughs. We were only there for one night and didn't unhitch. Plenty of restaurants within walking distance. Cell service was good. We picked up an open Wi-Fi from the city, but didn't use it. We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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traveling the use

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $31.00
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Excellent state park. Huge sites with lots of play room for kids. Has playground and tons of bike trails. Convenient to restaurants and movie theater. Right next to Red River and Grand Forks, ND. Highly recommend. Would stay again without hesitation. We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Motorhome.

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jwlbal

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $31.00
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Excellent park to use as a base to visit the Grand Forks area. Walking distance to downtown of cities on both sides of the river. Close to restaurants, movies, Cabela's, Saturday morning farmers market, and more. Lots of old trees and open areas, most sites pull through. Campground was created out of an old neighborhood and the existing streets were used to layout this spacious campground. We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Lance Sterling

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $35.00
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If you are camping in the Grand Forks area, you are missing the boat if you pass up this park. It is sited right next to The Red River in grassy, partly shaded area, within walking distance of various, eateries, pubs, entertainment, and a new Cabelas, yet is isolated from them. So, there is a lot to do close by, and what appeared to be a huge playground with lots of stuff for kids just across the street. We liked this park! We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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agnesattic

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $48.00
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It is a very nice, clean, and friendly park. The bathrooms and shower house are clean and new. There is a brand new playground that the kids could bike to. We attended the Fall Festival, and the kids had a good time with it. It is very close to town, interesting location and back story of the 1997 floods. We enjoyed the Hiking Club and geocaching in the park. The only issue was the location of our site that we picked, it was sugar beet harvest, and the trucks were jack breaking all night long 500 feet from our site. I would suggest picking a site in the middle or closer to the park office which is behind a dike and quieter. But it is a very nice campground. We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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ncc1701e

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $31.00
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What a little gem this campground is. We were looking for a campground in the Grand Forks area and found Red River Recreation Area. The sites are large with tremendous space between sites. The roads are paved, sites are gravel, and reasonably level. Most sites have plenty of shade and the park is very easy to walk around. The restrooms and showers are clean, modern, and well maintained. At night the park is very quiet and relaxing. There is a fire ring at each campsite. I really could not say enough good things. Perhaps the only thing missing is a pool if you are looking for something for kids to do. The only negative was not with the park rangers as they were extremely friendly and helpful. I was on the road and called the number listed for reservations. A very rude state employee informed me that reservations or request were not accepted for the same day. If I wanted to make a reservation it had to be for a future date. I said OK, then can you check your computer and tell me if the park is full and I should look at another campground. The rude person said, "No, I will not. Sites for the same day are first come first serve and you will have to take your chances." As I said earlier, this was the central reservations office for Minnesota parks. I took a chance and stopped at the park. The rangers were helpful, we got a great site for three nights with no problem. We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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