15 RV Parks near Frontenac, Minnesota
Oct 2015 - $28.00
Frontenac is one of the smaller state parks, built in the late 1950s. Go for the trail system, the views of Lake Pepin, the fall foliage, or recreation opportunities in surrounding cities. Sites are smaller and nearly all back-in, marginally suitable for large rigs. Restrooms and showers, though working, are badly in need of updating. Like other reviewers we had problems with the dryness of the firewood, which was exorbitantly priced at $6 for a small bundle. All sites are now reservable. The electric sites fill up on weekends. - Jammer
Jun 2014 - $28.00
We pulled in on a Friday late morning and got a lovely non-reservable site in the first loop. Site itself was large, with a fire pit and solid table. Slight slope down to the road which I could accommodate with a 3" board under each front wheel on the motorhome. Good electricity (121 volts) and solid Verizon 4G coverage, and about 15 digital TV stations detected. Campground is well patrolled and there was no trouble of any kind while we were there. Lots of kids on bikes having a great time racing around (we think of them as a floor show). Some fine hiking too along the ridge of the bluffs, finding several points of interest, finding geocaches left in the neighborhood, and attending a most interesting naturalist hike were among the available activities. Only down side - Ranger station sells wood for $6/bundle (which is expensive for the area) and, when I got it to the site, I found it was not totally dry - rather the fire struggled to stay alive and was hissing/sputtering until it really hot and the moisture was driven off. We hooked up the toad in the ranger station parking lot. They were nice about that and you have a lot more space than trying to do that in the campground. We had a great long weekend at Frontenac State Park. I'd need to recommend it to others. - AndersonFamily
Jun 2014 - $27.00
Our price was $22 per night for a non-electric site plus the $5 per day admission fee. This park is definitely not big rig friendly. The site are rather small and very tight to get into with rocks and trees on both sides. The hiking/bike trails are very nice. There aren't enough electric sites to accommodate a crowd on weekends. - SteveCampsTx
May 2015 - $28.00
Since it is very early in the camping season it was difficult to reach anyone in the office. Played phone tag with the manager. When we arrived she came driving up in her golf cart to check us in. Very friendly and seemed genuinely pleased to meet us.
After paying our fee she directed us to two different areas, back-ins or pull-through and told us to pick any empty site. Found a nice pull-through which worked for us since we only were staying for one night. Fairly level, good water pressure and great 50 amp service.
The park is rather rustic looking but has a nice playground that looks fairly new and lovely landscaping. All units in the park are neat and tidy which you rarely see in parks that have long term renters.
We would stay here again if we are in the area. - Rick & Karen
Sep 2009 - $24.00
This was one of the worst campsites we have had. It started with the check-in process, where the owner checked us in but really only talked to the guy in the lawn chair shooting the breeze and not me. It continued with having to pull out on the street and coming back in to jump the curb to get back into the campground and into our "pull-thru" site. The owner walked us out there, and she told us that our neighbors had been talked with and that would be running our utilities under their camper as our site did not have any. The site was not level, even though it had gravel that could be leveled out. The seasonal campers are rude and don't respect your space, while they parked their boat in and flooded our site with water while cleaning and blocked us in with their mini-van so we could not leave. This campground does not have a view of Lake Pepin from all parts, just one small corner of seasonals. Only come to this campground if you are coming with extra vehicles and boats, because there are no rules on how to park them and manage them on site so you will be happy. - JasonW
Oct 2005 - $14.00
Clean and quiet. Older bathroom/showers, but clean. Nice view of Lake Pepin. In the city for easy bike access to restaurants. On highway 61, so it was a little noisy with traffic. $9 bundle of firewood. - dakotaken
Oct 2015 - $20.00
Camping sites in small city park overlooking Lake Pepin/Mississippi River. Don't stay here if you don't like trains - there is a double track right next to park and lots of freight trains! One block from main highway. A few shops and restaurants in town. Electrical hookup only. On a Monday evening in October, we were 1 of 3 people in campground. Very pretty view of lake/river, sunset, boats. This campground is very busy in summer, first come first served. Gravel/Grass sites. Fire ring and picnic table. - Sparky6238
Jun 2016 - $38.00
This is a large, well maintained campground. The staff are friendly and helpful. They were flexible to accommodate our needs. They have a heated pool, playground, volleyball court and horse shoe pits. The saloon is a good option for one or more meals. On a very hot day it felt good to walk down to the creek and wade in it. Most of the campground is for seasonals. The spots for daily campers don't have large or many trees so there isn't much shade. Most of the daily spots are large, grassy, and level. Some of the picnic tables are in need of repair or replacement. - Juniper94
Jun 2011 - $33.00
This is a nice, rural, family-owned and operated campground. The rate is a bit on the high side since we had no sewer, but we were on a large, grassy site that was easy to get into. There are a lot of seasonal/permanent campers and those sites are fairly shaded. We were on the upper level near the ball field. The sites are on a grass field with gravel roads. There's little shade, but it was easy to get satellite reception. Where we were there was a good Verizon signal, but down the hill, in the restaurant we didn't get any at all. The restaurant/bar is very casual, but the food was decent and fairly priced. We were here over the July 4th weekend, and there were all sorts of activities planned, although I think a lot of them, like the fish fry, are weekly events. The owners and staff were exceptionally friendly. - docj
Aug 2010 - $33.00
Park is about 6-7 miles out of Red Wing on Hwy 58. Friendly staff at office/restaurant/bar. Expensive for a plain lot with no sewer and not close to any public restrooms. We did not see any. We stayed only one night. - dfc
Aug 2016 - $36.00
Camping on the river with Red Wing, MN across the river. Marina is on the river so when it floods everyone has to move out. Kind of tight with some low branches, but we fit 40 plus feet in. Good food at bar near entrance. - what next
Aug 2015 - $35.00
Rv park connected with casino.. A little different configuration with blacktop and gravel. Only friendly person I have found do on this entire reservation was the gentleman that checked us in. Bring lots of cash, the slots are tight. - Butcherboy13
May 2015 - $30.00
This was our worst campground and camping experience. Very few shaded lots as per website photos. We were on a waterfront site, all rocks, poor site, unlevel, muddy and nasty with train across the river as well as a foundry with industrial noise and lights. There is a convenient restaurant/bar outside the gate, decent food at reasonable prices. However, unless you are truly part of the River Rat culture stay anywhere else! - Beth1
Oct 2013 - $28.00
Stayed here in early October when the leaves were changing and it was beautiful. The park itself is about 4 blocks off of the Mississippi River and is just a short walk or ride away. As previous people have noted it is mainly all seasonal campers with a few spots for overnighters. Most the sites are full hookup sites. When you register you need to stop by the hotel that is just down the hill from the campground entrance. There is a train that goes though pretty regularly and sounds its horn each time. Seems as though it did not go through at night when we were there. The train is down by the river so it is about 4 blocks away. Pepin is a nice town with a few things to see and do. There is a playground that is across from the campground and behind the hotel. - PackerFanRick
May 2013 - $16.00
We camped here for a month so the rate shown is the monthly. First, this is a campground populated almost entirely by seasonal campers. So most sites have a tow behind or 5th wheel parked on it. There are only a handful of free sites. Weekdays there are virtually no seasonals around. They arrive on the weekend, mow their site grass, put in decks or sheds, and have a good time. Nice folks but they all locals, so full timers like us are the odd man out. Regardless, Pepin and the surrounding towns are great. Lots to do and great food. Check out the Harbor View Cafe. Super. Verizon 3G (and sometimes 4G) service good but spotty. Never was able to connect with the campground WiFi. - zulu
Sep 2011 - $24.00
This is a nice park on the edge of town. The interior roads and sites are gravel, sites are large and pretty level with lots of grass between. The older section has large mature shade trees, the newer section has lots of trees, but not yet large enough for shade. The restrooms/showers are modern, spacious and fairly clean. The Wi-Fi signal was very weak, but was able to connect. It appears that the vast majority of the sites are seasonal and they do not have alot of overnight spots, so i would recommend calling ahead. Everyone was very friendly, quiet and close to good restaurants. We would stay here again. - skate
Aug 2011 - $15.00
Nice place to camp. They are right n the Zumbro River and have canoe and tube rentals. Will definitely go there again. - Robj
Jul 2011 - $15.00
Wonderful place to stay, the hosts are very friendly. Will definitely come back. - Robj
Jun 2011 - $20.00
This is a very basic, smaller campground. We enjoy coming here about once a year. Usually we leave the kids with Grandma and visit with friends. We like to rent canoes and take a trip down the river. The views are beautiful. The river is nice and relaxing during the week, and gets to be more of a party on the weekends. I was glad they were able to keep it going after the massive flooding here last fall. - highlanderchic
Jun 2016 - $52.00
I had stayed here over 35 years ago, it's much larger now but still very nice. The service is wonderful and the campground is beautiful. The sites along the river are gorgeous. The only complaint I would have is the firepits are dug into the ground and flood when there is rain. - grdngrl
Jun 2014 - $51.00
This campground is situated in scenic valley along the Zumbro River. This is a campground, not an RV park and that is an important distinction. We stayed in a waterfront premium site with 50 amp electric and water. The sites are extremely large and all grass. There are no RV pads but it allows you to position your unit any way you wish. Our site required leveling blocks, and many of the sites will, depending on how you wish to position your rig. My only complaint with our site is there were several dead trees that posed a hazard. They appeared to have been dead for sometime and there is really no excuse why they were not taken down. There was plenty of activities to keep the kids happy. They enjoyed the pool and on site skate park and climbing wall (additional fee required). There is a new office building with rest rooms and showers. We didn't use the showers, but the bathrooms were modern and clean. This was an enjoyable camping experience and we will definitely come back. - scott1k
Aug 2013 - $45.00
We recently went on our week long family vacation to this campground. We were originally scheduled to stay at Site#81, but when we got there we didn't realize it was way down in the valley. So we asked the check in person (who was extremely nice) if there were any open sites up on the hill (where the pool area was). He circled a few on the map and after driving around and looking at the open sites, choose site#414 - a nice corner spot. We liked this campground and plan on coming back here next year again -- we would highly recommend it. The only down fall I guess would have to be the Internet. Before we left for vacation I emailed the campground and asked if they had Internet and I got a reply back "yes". When we got settled and got on our computers we realized we had to pay for our internet usage (a little over $17 for the week) not a bad price, but it would have been nice to know before we arrived - Close to Home Mom
May 2017 - $30.00
Not much of an RV Park, basically a paved parking lot. No grass unless you walk over to the dog walk area. Only reason to stay here would be for the casino, which is why we stayed. Parking is very close together and you will need to unhook your tow vehicle. - Matt Klein
Oct 2016 - $30.00
Stayed here 8 days. Sites are close together but good access roads makes the park easy to navigate. No Cable TV, Wifi is so-so depending on time of day. Since this is next to a casino, it can be quite busy and somewhat noisy. Lots of train activity all night long and they are not shy about using their whistles. The people working here are very nice and try to be very accommodating. They worked around my schedule to get me an extra day, and we were grateful for that. No real amenities except for the casino (pretty smokey inside). - DIXIEDUALLY2013
Sep 2016 - $32.00
We stay at Treasure Island RV park several times each year. All sites are easy to access. The back in sites are very nice if you are having people join you for picnicking and games as they back up to a grassy area. The remaining sites are gravel with the roadways paved. If it does rain, there is no sinking of jacks. Personally we do not need activities for kids so we are good with being able to relax and sit outside. The train noise is not a bother to us, to some it might be. Excellent security for the park. The hosts have always been terrific. This park has the best shower, bathroom and laundry facilities of any park we have been to. They also provide shuttle service to the casino and marina if you want to go. There is a discount pass for the waterpark at the casino. Red Wing is only a short distance with lots of shopping, food and fun if you want it. - RRBye
Oct 2016 - $38.00
We found this on Good Sam, otherwise didn't know it even existed. Had a nice stay with quite a few things in the area to see. Lots fit our 45' motorhome and vehicle well. Area was mowed but appeared to have never been trimmed around edges, under trees & shrubs or around RV hook-up areas. You have to get used to the numerous trains passing by a few blocks over all day and night. Because of family in the area we will be back. - CJWagner
Sep 2016 - $38.00
This is a very nice park with great views of the bluffs. The sites are well maintained with plenty of personal space (no fencing, just open) around. - if you have a motorcycle or bicycle, this is an ideal basecamp.
We're a traveling couple with home bases in MN and SoCal and have experienced many different parks.
A few items to note:
- Trash is picked up daily, just leave at the front of your site in the morning.
- The office is a cross highway 35 in the Nelson Creamery. While your there, you should expect to spend some time sitting on the porch for some cheese, meats, wine and beer!
- Our only negative comment is the train tracks are very close to the site. They run about every 45 mins to an hour starting around 9pm. They blow their horns when running through the town and there isn't much to baffle the noise between the park and the tracks.
- Not every site has a picnic table.
- Our site (#2) was mostly level.
We would definitely stay here again in spite of the trains. - Rosenriddle
Jul 2016 - $18.00
We loved this area and we loved this park. It's like camping in a big meadow underneath the scenic bluffs. The bathhouse is clean and the laundry has new high capacity machines that don't mangle your clothes. There's not an office on site so you check in at Nelson's Creamery across the street. Manager lady was wonderful and responded quickly to any questions we had. I noticed that one reviewer noted there are no trash receptacles and that's because you just place your trash outside and they pick it up. The only downside is the noise of the frequent trains, but after a few days we didn't notice them anymore. It's a puzzle to me why this place isn't filled to capacity all the time. The rate we paid reflects the monthly rate.
Note: Don't follow your GPS. Coming from Wabasha, turn right at the second street after the railroad tracks. Coming from Pepin, turn left at Top Hat Bar. - Wind blows