Farmington, Minnesota

Dakota County Fairgrounds

Farmington, Minnesota

Farmington, Minnesota
Phone: (651) 463-8818

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $20 7/2015

Latitude: 44.6283133502476
Longitude: -93.1470572948456

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • 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 no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $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
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly no
  • 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 ?
  • 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

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Review Count: 79
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Dakota County Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

There's also Dakota Village on the property. It's a small town of several carefully restored buildings dating back to around 1900. There's a church, schoolhouse, drug store, blacksmith shop, and several other buildings. During the fair and at other times, local volunteers come out in period clothing to make Dakota Village come alive. There are also equestrian and canine groups that do training adjacent to the camping area. It's fun watching these activities.





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Review Count: 79
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Good choice. Wanting to stay at the completely-full Lebanon Hills State Park, we opted to stay at quiet Dakota County Fairgrounds. "Park anywhere" said the friendly helpful campground hosts, leaving lots of room between the dozen trailers and motorhomes parked with us on this wide open field. Mature trees are growing only along the outer edges of the campground. All the campground and grass sites are level, except for a few ruts in the grass where heavy motorhomes had dug dirt during the previous week's heavy rain. Also on the fairgrounds are the old buildings moved here to make the Dakota County Historical Village. There are no showers in the clean bathrooms. Children would be welcome, but there is no children's play area. No resort amenities, but it is quiet except for the occasional train's whistle. $20 per night includes electricity, either 30 amp or 50 amp. The monthly rate is only $350, except during much of July when hundreds of trailers and people attend the crowded fair. We enjoyed our time here, and in Minneapolis, and St. Paul. We will return. We camped at Dakota County Fairgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 244
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is for 50 amp level grass pull through with water. There are potentially hundreds of sites available but only a very few with shade. Dump station is available. Camp hosts are marvelous! No frills but a great value and we would definitely stay again. Probably want to check to see if there are events as it could get very crowded, but we enjoyed the open, quiet country atmosphere. We camped at Dakota County Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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