17 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
Jul 2016 - $39.00
Advance reservations are required and can be easily made on-line, however the friendly park staff made a site available to us the day prior to our reservation. The sites at the front of the campground are closely spaced with little shade but more spacious sites are available in a wooded area on the north loop. Water spigots are available along the gravel road in front of loop. WiFi access is available near the Camp Office only. - T E Barnhizer
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This county-owned park is neat and clean to a fault. An employee politely knocked on our door when a guest parked on the grass. The two large pull-thrus (56 & 57) are isolated from the other sites. There is some aircraft noise, not bad in a motorhome. Recycling is extreme: campers are issued color-coded bags for trash, recycles and a separate one for composting. Wi-Fi was solid. There is a super grocery store - HyVee - a couple miles south. Minneapolis is to the north and an easy drive. Bicycle rides around the Minneapolis city lakes revealed fabulous houses. Restaurants and bicycle rentals are available at the lakes. - Mtmoi
Jun 2016 - $28.00
Really enjoyed the site due to the semi-seclusion. Was quiet and had lakes to swim, kayak and hiking. Mountain biking is very near campground. Would definitely camp here again. - kaseyA
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
Jun 2010 - $25.00
This is a very nice park that is on a very nice lake. The sites are all back in sites. They all have a good view of the lake. There is a very large and nice playground. The bathrooms are very nice and clean. The east side sites have more shade than the west ones do. Very nice park. Well maintained. We will be back. - PackerFanRick
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
Jul 2016 - $42.00
Beautiful landscaping, very quiet, clean bathrooms with great security. Not the friendliest place we've camped (in terms of other campers; campground staff was great) but it made a good overnight stop in the area. Wish the sites weren't double but we got lucky and had no neighbor to share hookups with. If we had they wouldn't have been more than a few feet away. - calijame
Jul 2016 - $30.00
The $30.00 rate is based on a 7 day stay weekly rate.
I see that several people hace left reviews recently, so all I can do is to echo the same as they have said. This is a beautiful well manicured and kept park. The casino complex rivals anything in Las Vegas, and Hank Williams Jr. played the week we were there. The full sized bus to the Mall of America is great. 22 miles away, takes about 30-40 minutes. The gym complex is beautiful, about 1/2 mile away with the local shuttle service available if you want and is yours for $5 per day. Local shopping is about 3-5 miles in any direction for food etc.
As with all Tribal owned campgrounds, there is never any cable tv connection, as they want you in the casino, not watching tv. However, being 25 miles SW of Minneapolis, we were able to pick up numerous (34) stations over the air with our King digital antenna.
The only down side we did not care for was that 2 sites are always paired together, with both sets of utility connections sharing the same center island area, so that when you pull in and connect, your neighbor must pull in the opposite direction to connect. Result is that your rv's are about 5-8 feet apart back to back. So if you both have big slides, you can almost open your windows and shake hands with your neighbor! The front of your site is open and grassy and a reasonable distance to the next rv. Overall, a very nice place, reasonable priced with the best on site fuel price around. - AlaskaJack
Jun 2016 - $39.00
I would stay at this park even if I wasn't just passing through across country. Super, super clean. Great customer service. They have free shuttles all over the property. We stayed here because of the free, yes free, shuttle into the Mall of America. They have shuttles that will take you all over the area. Seriously this is a great deal!
The sites are level, wide and well kept. The park is beautiful and the casino is nice too. They have cheap fuel on site and an RV wash too. Just a beautiful property.
There is no "clubhouse" per se but you can pay $5 per person to gain access to their fitness center.
The bad - The wifi here is not good. I think that is the only bad thing I can say about this park. - scruggsfamilyRV
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
Sep 2012 - $34.00
From the pictures and description on the website, we had high hopes for this campground. Upon arrival, we were put in a campsite where the hookups for the water and electric were broken. So we had to move to a different site, after we had already unhooked and setup. The part of the campsite closest to the river resembles a gypsy camp. There are various makeshift tents constructed of tarps and chicken wire. There are loose dogs running around. Broken down cars covered with tarps. The bathrooms and showers are infested with spiders. The stall doors have so much rust on them that the bottoms are falling off. The toilet paper was always empty in a least one of the stalls. In the stalls that did have paper, the toilets were plugged. The pool looked as if it had not been cleaned for a very long time. There were cars racing in and out of the campground at all hours of the day and night. I would not recommend this campground to anyone, let alone campers with small children, as they would not be safe. It's really unfortunate that this campground is not properly maintained, as it could be quite beautiful and it is in a superb location. Needless to say, my family and I will not be staying at Shakopee RV park again. - MNCampingFamily
Aug 2011 - $12.00
Everything was subpar. Starting with being quoted three different rates for camping by an employee, to being told conflicting information as to sites available. Our second day we had to move to a new site due to our campsite being used as a bike ramp and social drinking area. We were told we would have electric, but there was no access from the tent areas. Loose dogs were in and out of our campsite: leaving waste in our site the owner did not attend to. The park seemed to think the only issue was noise of dogs but we had issues with the shower house water temperatures being too hot or lukewarm, the pool was not being heated, the bathroom and shower house doors did not always shut or lock due to rust. We were so dissatisfied we chose another campground to go to. The owner was unpleasant and tried to change our nightly rate to say "we owed him" when his sign on the wall said "two persons/1 tent= $300/month." We stayed a month, were okay with paying for the month but wanted the $300 back for the month we weren't staying. He tried to tell us that you couldn't take apart the payment to get a refund at all for canceling. Then at the mention of a lawyer and the Better Business Bureau, he handed me two hundred and said, "There, a good compromise, look forward to having you back next year." Seriously? There are many other campgrounds in the area. I have found many nicer and more professionally run choices. I will not be staying here again. - gypsysojourner
Jul 2011 - $40.00
When we arrived, the entry area was so full of vehicles, you couldn't pull an RV in there. So we parked the RV at the nearby restaurant. After running the gauntlet of smokers outside the office door, we were told our site wasn't available, but they would give us a different site (with sewer) at no extra charge. A "really nice" site. Not very welcoming or friendly. The road to the site was horribly pot-holed. The roads are very narrow, and one parked RV had his awning out into the road. The site was extremely unlevel and muddy. When we got to the site, we saw why our original one wasn't available; 75% of the sites are flooded! It's on the Minnesota river, and it was apparent that most of the sites had been flooded at one point. There was very little gravel to park on and very little "grass" to walk on. Parking the towed vehicle was a challenge. While we were here it rained even more, and the water got to within 10 or 15 feet of our rig. This reservation was made in April, and no attempt was made to contact us to let us know the situation at the campground, nor was anything said at the time of checkin. Overall, what sites were available were very narrow, very run down looking, very damp due to the heavy tree cover. We would not stay here again. There are other options within the Minneapolis/St Paul area. - cobragt23