8.8 Excellent
     
East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Red River State Recreation Campground

East Grand Forks, Minnesota


515 2nd St NW
East Grand Forks, Minnesota 56721
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Sites: 113
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 47.930289975048
Longitude: -97.0290184021

Elevation: 825' (approximate)
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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • 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 ?

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38 Reviews

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Wide open spaces. This little park is awesome. The sites are very large with room to spread out. So close to restaurants and shopping that you can smell it. Great place to stop for the night while travelling US 2. Use the online registration the day of and pick a spot. 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
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Great places to eat or catch a movie. Cabelas is just a few blocks away.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park with long, wide sites. Very pricey when you add in the $7.00 per day park entry fee. Still, a very nice, clean park within easy walking distance to Grand Forks. We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Grand Forks has an excellent farmers market on Saturday morning!

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

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful, large green spaces between campsites. Very pretty and clean campground. Best I have seen in a while. Only drawback is WiFi is available, but was horrible. We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Spacious campground with wide asphalt roads next to a river. A 5 or 10 minute walk to a 15 screen movie theatre and restaurants. Poor WiFi but easily accessible from Rt. 2.Same day reservations are available online. We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
51E
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for 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
No
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The Park Ranger Supervisor was great, she shared a lot of pertinent local information. She consistently moved throughout the park and I felt that my RV was watched closely. Will definitely stay here again. Thanks. We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
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: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This one is hard to rate because it is different from most campgrounds I'm used to staying in. This was a neighborhood that was devastated in 1997 by flooding. FEMA purchased the buildings and they were demolished and the area along the river and lake was turned into a greenway and this RV Park...Great idea! It's in the floodplain, so that is something to keep in mind if you plan to stay here during a heavy rain.

We paid $39 for a pull-through site with full hookups. That included a $10 state park charge. Gravel parking was relatively level. Friendly staff and clean park. We didn't take advantage of the close proximity of a cinema, restaurants and shopping within walking distance or the bike trails because we were passing through and only spending one night.

There were several other campers, but we were nicely spaced out...moreso than average. Lots of trees. The prime spots along the bike path were rented, so it's best to call ahead if you want one of those. Only issue was a gazillion mosquitoes (they actually sprayed the night we were here).

The park ranger was kind enough to stay after hours to take our money along with 2 other folks who also showed up while we were doing our business.

We had a hard time finding a suitable campground with decent reviews within striking distance of Winkler, Manitoba Canada...and this area seemed the best option as far as proximity. This one was a crap-shoot with only one review before mine. Being 2 women, we seek out locations and campgrounds that we feel safe in. This fit that bill. Glad we gave it a shot. Would definitely recommend and would stay here again. We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
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
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Nearby Cinema, restaurants and shopping. Bike trails.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground situated in East Grand Forks but very spacious and lots of shade. Wife and I stayed 1 night on our US-2 trip to WA. Walking distance close to shopping, restaurants, movies, etc but yet you have that "out-of-the-way" feeling because of the location along the river. Good wifi, friendly campground host and nice sites. I would definitely stay here again. We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Tent Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 126
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 16

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

One of the best parks I have stayed in lately. Spacious sites spread out along the east bank of the Red River right across from downtown Grand Forks. Easy walk across the bridge to city center. Choices available between pull-through/back-in or shaded/not shaded. Decent wifi. We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Movie theater, restaurants, etc. all within easy walking distance for an old duffer like me!

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 17

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: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

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: 9
States Visited: 2
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: 27
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Interesting park built in an old residential neighborhood, so there's a lot of history. Widely spaced gravel sites with paved roads. Unfortunately, the age of the trees makes them susceptible to storm damage. Fortunately no injuries from falling trees in a severe storm while we were there. Would be nice to see an investment in new trees for the future. Easy walking distance to restaurants and the downtown area. No wifi, except apparently at the bathhouse. We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
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
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our second 5 day stay at this park. It continues to be one of the best campgrounds we have stayed in and is very popular so reservations are recommended. It is very close to major restaurants and entertainment and the city pool. Huge sites with full hookups and almost all pull-throughs and very far apart. We camped at Red River State Recreation Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
29
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, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Located within the city of East Grand Forks and only a block from the bridge to Grand Forks, North Dakota downtown area.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
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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