18 Parks near Farmington, Minnesota
Jul 2016 - $20.00
Paid for a month at $400. Will leave on 8/3 due to the fair. We can come back to use the remainder of the 30 days. The campground closes in the middle of September. Maintenance is very good. Nice grass kept up by maintenance. Mower available to trim around your site. Tables available upon request. If Host not available when you enter, just pick a spot and set the rear of the coach in line with the utilities. - easydoesit
Jul 2015 - $20.00
This campground is about 30 minutes south of Minneapolis. It's pure fairgrounds camping: a big, mostly level grassy area with no trees to speak of and just the basics for a RV. There are no sewer hookups but there's water and 50 amp electric and a nearby dump station. The camping area is set up for clusters of four RVs to set up around four hookup power/water pedestals. That's not immediately apparent upon arrival, though, because there are a few exceptions to that setup (along the roads) and also, some folks park a distance away from their hookup point and stretch cords to their hookups, giving them some elbow room from their neighbors. There's a range of people in the campground - guys working in the area, retired people, and families all taking advantage of probably the lowest camping rates in the Twin Cities area. The fairgrounds has lots of good gravel roads, so there's plenty of places for a nice walk. There are restrooms (although the one right at the campground was undergoing repairs during our stay). I saw a single shower in the restroom, though, and it didn't look very inviting - the toilets, though, were acceptably clean. We had full scale Verizon 4G and, with no trees to speak of, no problem getting a satellite signal. The county fair takes place in August, during that time all campers have to be out, as the area is used for vendors and parking. - nazpaz
Jun 2015 - $42.00
Clean park, level sites. Did not use any of the amenities as this was a one night stay - moving on to Iowa. - Jim MacIsaac
Nov 2016 - $33.00
Really nice place and pretty close to the city. People were nice and helpful, site was nice, really liked the place. Was here to have work done on our satellite dome so stayed two nights and of course there was lots to do while it was getting done. - mainesailer
Sep 2016 - $42.00
It's perfect for visiting Minneapolis, but feels like you're not in the city at all. We had a full hookup site and it was very private and secluded. Verizon 4G coverage was very good. It's a little expensive though. - Love2Camp777
Aug 2016 - $39.00
Very nice campground close to the cities. We have a daughter that lives up here and this many be our new goto campground. Not a lot of shade for trailers. Lots are very close, sunny and open. Site surface is gravel and features a fire ring and picnic table. - Elkhounds
Sep 2016 - $25.00
We stayed at Lake Byllesby for the long 2016 Labor Day weekend. Terrific place. Sunrise on one side and could see the sun set from the other. Nice paved roads and walking path. Very easy to back our 42' fifth wheel into the site. Sites 1 - 17 are on the opposite side of the playground so might not be as enjoyable for younger kids but very relaxing for adults. Will try and return several times in 2017. Bathrooms and showers clean and very pleasant hosts when we were there. - RRBye
Jun 2013 - $30.00
You are a bit close to other campers and if they are the barking dog or screaming kids people it will be like they are in your campsite. They do not allow mats, which we found out when we received the 'warning' from the office folks. I can understand, they have very nice grass at the sites. Pads are gravel and level. One thing we noticed is that there is no where walk. There is no sidewalk or path to walk on. You walk on the road which is very narrow. Not a huge deal but noticeable. If you want to sit around the fire ring you are literally right next to your neighbor. Not much privacy. The town of Cannon Falls is very close and a fun place to spend a little time in. Overall nice and a decent place to stay. - LP2013
Jun 2010 - $35.00
Campground was family friendly for it had activities for kids. There was a lot of noise from the road where we were parked. The lake was getting green so swimming was not an option. The staff were helpful. - happycamper100
Aug 2016 - $47.00
Sites are on the small side for the price. Especially sites 7 and 8. Otherwise I think previous reviews are correct. - zDale
Jul 2016 - $40.00
We needed a place to camp in Minneapolis over July 4, and (of course) every campground was full. Town & Country put us on a waiting list, and called a few days later to tell us they had a site for us. It was a newly created full service site in the corner between the laundry room and the pool. The campground was full and hopping with many, many families. We arrived just after the July 4 Bicycle Parade. The campground really emptied after the weekend. The staff were so helpful and great to work with. It was a nice place to stay! - ShoreXplorers
Jun 2016 - $40.00
We booked in advance and paid when we arrived for full hookup. We were then directed to our site. It was a corner site and the 5th wheel next to it was huge; they had two pickups and a large trailer on the site which they had to move before we could even get down the row. In the corner (and not on their map) was an old run-down trailer with a large wooden deck that had holes in it. The man guiding us said someone lived there (didn't look like it). After looking at the space that had low tree branches that were about 10 feet off the ground we said we couldn't park there. According to the office that was the only full hookup left so we were directed to a better site with no sewer. We did get a partial refund. When I mentioned the rundown trailer the lady said no one lived there so not sure which it was; vacant or occupied. Either way it was not somewhere you'd want to be next to. TV reception was good. Site was clean and level but right in front and across from the dump site so lots of traffic. After the hassle of pulling in, which included waiting for two people to move cars out of the site we were supposed to go in, I went to the ladies' shower and there was a sign on the door that read "Men's restroom closed Sunday night to Monday so this restroom is co-ed". Obviously I went back to our trailer to shower. A hot tub was also advertised but was not working; we were told it hadn't worked for a month. This should have been disclosed when we booked it. Could be a nice park if attention to detail was done. - Catsinatrailer
Jun 2013 - $45.00
Very nice campground. The only negative would be that the sites are on the small side. Bathrooms and showers were very clean. Nice pool and play area for kids. Horseshoes, volley ball court. We will go back! - grdngrl
Jul 2012 - $43.00
This is a very attractive large park with paved roads, green grass and many trees. It is well maintained with a nicely heated swimming pool (which was packed most of the time), and camp store with yummy ice cream cone service. They have a large hall that is used occasionally for dances, etc. They have two bathrooms that are clean but showers are the pay type. There are also some satellite type toilets around the park. Campsites are laid out along several looping roads and generally offer shade but no bushes, etc., to offer any privacy. There is adequate room between units for slide outs and awnings. Units can be placed anywhere on grass lot. Lots are generally fairly level. The office was regularly staffed. They were pretty much all business. Verizon 3G cell coverage was good. Site was back in but could have been pull through if campground wasn't full. Campground is located in a quiet rural setting away from highways, etc., so is generally quiet. Again sites are fairly close together so noise from next door can be an issue. Unfortunately, we were here when it was very hot, placing extra demands on the parks electrical system. We had two lengthy power outages one day. The 3 park power transformers were operating at max and one of them failed. I noted another had water running constantly on it to keep it cool. We would definitely stay here again but hopefully when it is cooler and the power demands are reduced. - StillBill
Sep 2010 - $35.00
This park has a lot to offer - a swimming pool, volleyball, horseshoes, and a large field for a game of baseball or football. The problem is the owners are so rude and grumpy they will probably yell at you for trying to have a good time. My early teenager was yelled at for using the Rainbow climber but nowhere was there a sign stating a maximum age or weight limit. Some kids were having fun riding their bikes over a mound of dirt. The owner barricaded it. Some campers a couple lots down were putting up a tent. The owner watched them putting it up then when they were finished yelled at them that tents weren't allowed. The bathrooms aren't that great and the showers are pay. The roads are paved but very narrow and are not one way. Our campsite had a nice crushed rock pad but was badly off level both front to back and side to side. I will not be staying here again unless it is under new ownership. - backin15
Dec 2016 - $30.00
Open for the Winter! Surprising number staying the winter judging from the pink styrofoam and hay bales around the motorhomes and fifth wheels. Store is stocked and staffed, gas pumps on site and complimentary jump-started motorhome at minus 10 degrees. - NanciRV
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Simply one of the nicest parks we've stayed in in the 3 years of travel. This is adjoining, and owned/managed by, the Casino here.
The park is about a quarter mile from the Casino and thus no noise/traffic issues. Spaces are large, level concrete arranged so that you pull through and your immediate neighbor pulls in the opposite way. On a raised concrete area is your own modern pedestal with all hook-ups. The neighbors is on the same, just down from yours.
Each is separated by a large, luscious and meticulously maintained grass area with a BBQ, fire ring and table. Trees are mature and well spaced.
The management is super friendly and helpful. The store area has a good supply stock.
We definitely will stay here again if in the area. - TPDBOB8687
Aug 2016 - $39.00
We were provided a 10% discount even though we didn't have AAA or FMCA. We said we had Good Sam so they gave us the discount anyway! Easy and efficient reservation and check-in. All hook-ups worked perfectly. Wifi worked fairly well except during peak periods. Verizon cell worked well. Sprint Mifi worked fairly well. Water pressure was fine. We requested to add an extra day and the staff was very helpful. We had to change sites which was no problem. This is a lovely campground which is very clean and well-maintained. A couple of negatives - 1. As others have said, you are very close to your neighbor on the hook-up side but you have a nice grassy area on your front door side. 2. The signage to find the rv park wasn't very good. It's easy to see the casino from a distance (it's a tall building) but coming in for the first time, it wasn't clear to us exactly where to turn in specifically for the rv park. If you see the "RV Wash" sign - that'll take you there. Several positives - 1. Park is very big rig friendly. 2. Free shuttle to Mall of America (get the schedule at the office so you can plan accordingly). 3. Lake, playground and overall landscaping are impeccably maintained. 4. The fitness center across the street at $5/person per day is a bargain. It's a FABulous facility. 5. Friendly and accommodating staff. 6. We had a serious rain storm and their drainage system worked well. We had no issues afterwards with mud or puddling. We would definitely stay here again.
NOTE - There is construction in process along the backside of the B sites so you want to avoid that area. Also the playground can be noisy including kids walking thru your campsite to get to it (Sites A26-A30). I prefer sites A38-A78 but you really can't go wrong with any site. - GottaGoNow
Jul 2016 - $30.00
What a gorgeous park. The sites are large and the pull through sites have water. We will be back. - grdngrl
Jun 2016 - $35.00
This is a large, well kept county run campground. Very comparable to many COE campgrounds we have stayed at. This is one of our favorite places for a quick local getaway, but there are some idiosyncrasies to the place that let you know the people in charge may not be in touch with the modern RV experience.
On our most recent visit we had a pull through that was very steep front to back. Once unhooked, in order to level our trailer the tongue was almost on the ground. Other sites have posts that mark each campsite placed precariously close to the pad, making backing or pulling into your spaces extremely difficult. And finally, they have a strict "no dog" policy for the campground, but dogs are welcome throughout the rest of the park and hiking trails. On this particular visit we felt the park host was somewhat overzealous in his enforcement of rules. On a midweek night, with the park virtually empty and not another camper within several hundred feet we were told our quiet campfire conversation was disturbing other guests. The next morning I was chastised for not having a paper tag with our check out date attached to our campsite marker. I had never received one, and was asked to stop what I was doing and drive to the front gate and obtain one. Once there, the same teenager that checked me in admitted that she forgets to give them out from time to time.
These things aside, it really is a wonderful campground located within a beautiful regional park. There are several miles of hiking trails, a modern boat landing, playgrounds, picnic shelters and other typical park amenities. - scott1k
Jul 2015 - $25.00
Extremely large and neat sites all pull through in the modern campground area. Electric and Water only but very clean dump station, Site Z is on the corner looking into woods and field and we regularly saw deer walking through. There is a beach and boat access, along with conference centers, a playground, volley ball court, tennis court, and many other common areas. NO PETS are allowed in the campground (although we saw them in the boat dock area). It was largely empty the entire time we were there and the fellow campers were quiet and polite. My largest complaint was the office staff and campground hosts. They were not very friendly to "out-of towners" and complete sticklers for the rules. That being said, aesthetically it was a beautiful park, one of the nicest we have stayed in. There is no wifi, but my ATT coverage was good. The price is $25 a day and what is not very clear on their website is there is an additional per car $5 day access pass you have to pay for on arrival. (Reservations for the campground are done online.) The annual pass is $25 which you can purchase if your stay is 5 days or longer. They are also inflexible with their cancellation policy. We left a day early and even though we told them that at the beginning of our one week stay they were unwilling to refund us that day. You can stay in the park for one week but then need to move to another spot if you are going to stay longer. - Lee and Trace
Aug 2009 - $35.00
The web site makes this campground look very inviting, but BEWARE! The road down into the camp is rutted and difficult. The sites are not marked out, you are not assigned a spot and it is first come first serve. People set up wherever they find space. Though our site was OK, we ended up with not one, but two tents plopped in the middle of our site and our fire ring full of cardboard garbage when we came back from a day trip. This left us no place to park our truck on the site. Being boxed in forced us to wait for them to pack up and leave Sunday afternoon before we could get our camper out. The firewood we had purchased was stolen from our site during the night. Quiet time was non-existent, as the camp was loud with drunken partiers until well after 3 AM. The bathrooms were totally filthy, no TP, and not cleaned throughout our 3 day stay. We were very disappointed and consider this the worst campground we have ever stayed at. - terryann
May 2007 - $30.00
Beautiful campground with large sites and located 1 mile from a tubing/canoeing facility and the Cannon Valley bike path. . . . BUT sites are hard to back into due to trees, many sites are not level. First come, first serve and no direction on how to get into spots. Gravel roads, which is not unusual, but high amount of traffic from seasonals going in and out makes for lots of dust. The bathrooms were awful, filthy, with no paper towels, spiders everywhere. Quiet hours are at 11:00 p.m., but not observed. Party in the campground lasted until 2 or 3:00 a.m. Dogs not leashed. Takes only cash or checks. Trash dumpster was a distance away and FULL. The playground was quite nice. I think owner is trying to fix things up, but he has a long way to go. - antigua195ck