9 RV Parks near Garfield, Minnesota
Aug 2017 - $20.00
This is a very clean park. The site was level with owners and workampers that were very helpful. The pool area was very clean along with the playground. The wifi at the site was acceptable as was the tv on rabbit ears. - Al and Anne-Marie
Aug 2017 - $40.00
Beautiful campground, but no wifi or cable. Personnel very friendly. Had a great site for one night. We left our door awning out when we pulled out in the morning and they call us within a minute to tell us. - Keeponmoving
Jun 2017 - $23.00
The campground was great. It was beautiful and had everything you could need. Didn't use the pool as it was chilly the weekend we were there. Our family was there at two campsites, one with a tent and one with a pop-up camper. I appreciate that it is a nice quiet family type campground but they were WAY too strict about everything! It did not make for a fun relaxing weekend. I would never stay here again due to how terrible they were. You can't have fun at all! We aren't crazy as we have a baby with us, but we still would like to have a campfire and spend time chatting with our family without being interrupted numerous times for ridiculous rules. - Meghan1314
May 2009 - $25.00
We recently rented an RV Lot for the season and have been very pleased with the resort. It's well-maintained and has a private beach, marina, shower house and fish cleaning house. We also received a dock slip with the rental and plan to use the lake all summer. Overall it's a very nice RV park. - AlexandriaMNRV
Jul 2017 - $23.00
We stayed at site 149 in the Lower Campground. The Lower Campground is on the lake, and it is a gem. The boat launch is right next to the lower campground. If you have a boat you can beach it right at the lower campground.
This campground has both electric and non-electric sites, and are back-in sites. The sites all book up fast during the summer, especially the electric ones. You are only supposed to be able to book the sites one year in advance. Some folks have found a way to manipulate the reservation system by changing their dates after they make reservations. Point is, plan very early.
This park is one of the nicer ones in the state, and is within 9 miles of Alexandria, which will have all supplies necessary. A pretty well stocked convenience & liquor store (with propane) is only a mile a half away too.
The upper campground contains a mix of fairly open and nicely wooded sites, so make sure you know what you're reserving if you have a preference. The upper campground is not on the lake itself, but the boat launch is only about 1/3 mile away. Both campgrounds have hookups and nice showers & restrooms. There is also a dump station at the park.
The ranger station also has ice, firewood, and a few basics. Do not bring outside firewood into the park as it is banned. There is also a swimming beach, hiking trails, fish cleaning station, and dump site within the park.
If there is one drawback here, the extra parking gets tight when the campground is full. All in all, Lake Carlos is a really nice state park, just plan your summer stay early. - Nthernlgts
Jul 2016 - $31.00
This was a very popular state park. Seemed like every slot was full. The site was clean and well laid out. We only stayed for one night but truly enjoyed this campground. We arrived late and the staff was extremely accommodating and friendly even though it was time for them to go home. - CO_Clarks
Sep 2015 - $31.00
This park is a real gem, especially if you can get a lakefront site in the lower campground (reserve early). Well-kept, shady, spacious sites, though not too long, as with most state parks. Anything over 40 feet and we wouldn't have got our car on the site, though there was parking close. Sites are electric only (30 amp) or no hookups. Docks and ramp close, looked like fishing was good, though I don't fish. Nice hiking trails through the park - you can start right at the campground. Highway is fairly close, but it gets quiet at night. Good Verizon voice and internet service, despite being well out of town. - JA1800
Jun 2012 - $35.00
This is our third stay at this RV park in the last 3 years and it's our first time saying for two weeks. The young couple who own/run this RV Park are very energetic and friendly. The sites are very wide, spacious and grassy. We get about 10 TV channels including the 3 major networks. It's very quiet and peaceful on weekdays and busier on weekends. The pool is large and very well maintained. On weekends the staff give the children rides in a train around the park, there are mini-hayrides, a short dirt BMX bicycle track, volleyball, a large playground, basketball court and open grassy areas. An RV washing service is available on-site. We will be back again. - Roving RVer
Jul 2010 - $32.00
This RV Park has 10 pull through sites however, all of the sites are very spacious and unobstructed for easy backing. The sites are level, very clean and grassy with no mud - all have 50 amp service. We camped here for 4 nights and enjoyed the quiet environment. There is a new swimming pool and there is volley ball, tetherball, a bicycle course, horse shoes, and other games. Each site has a fire ring that is 15' away from the site so it's safe to use. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The shade trees are between 15 and 20' tall. We plan to stay again next year. - Roving RVer
Jun 2010 - $32.00
This park is one of those jewels you look for and never find. Very open, not a lot of mature trees, but a very nice park and very friendly owners. I highly recommend. They have bike rental and a BMX course for the kids. Movies are available in the office for free rental, and they have a nice ice cream shop. - Grandpafurface
Sites: 40 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 14 Reviews
Jun 2017 - $22.00
Sites could use some leveling, but CG is clean. Price is very good. Staff was excellent and very helpful. Wifi is very usable. This is not a 'resort' CG, but if you want somewhere to stay while going out and about, it's great. For the best satellite and wifi reception, get an inner spot. - Walt Bennett
Jul 2016 - $38.00
This park is mostly a location for working in the local area. The manager was very nice and gave me a site but added that she wasn't sure if someone was there or not. If so, then pick an open site. Even though she didn't ask me to return and give her my location if I moved, I did anyway. They had some storms the night before and she wasn't sure if the Wi-Fi would work or not. Later in the day and this morning it seems to be working OK. The park is small with dirt/gravel sites that are small but it works for an overnight. It was quiet so I would stay here again when passing through. I selected tight turns for interior roads but that is mainly due to parking of the residents. If they were to park properly, then no big deal for the tight turns. - Jack&Wanda
May 2016 - $38.00
Name Changed to The Lakes Area Motel & RV Park.
We stayed 1 night passing through the area.
The park is a mile or so drive from I-94 (Exit 100: 34th Ave) along a busy multiple lane road that narrows to a 2 lane road. The park was built in a little hollow so the roads & sites have slopes.
The sites are all back-ins. No P/T's! Several sites appear to be extended stay sites. The sites are different lengths. Site had enough room for opening slides. This park doesn't understand the simple concept of the importance of a flat, level site and sewer doesn't flow up hill! Distance establishes privacy between the sites but the sites were narrow and close to each other. Only a few sites had an outside table. Some campers had a fire.
There were trees throughout the park so satellite reception would be dependent upon site assignment and your dish configuration. Didn't try to get any broadcast channels.
The park provided WiFi was good. Our Verizon WiFi hotspot worked well. Didn't try the NET10 phone so don't know about cell phone reception.
No designated fenced pet area. There were bag dispensers and collection stations for waste around the park. There wasn't much space to walk dogs along the park's roads.
For being in a hazardous/severe weather area, there was no underground storm shelter. None of the structures in the park were identified as a severe weather shelter.
No park brochure provided. The park is located across the street from the airport. There was aircraft activity noise late into the night.
We would not stay here again if traveling through the area. The other park in town offered the same type of hook ups with larger and level appearing sites as long as there isn't a shooting event. - bsb814
Sep 2017 - $20.00
This park office opens at 2:00 so if you get there earlier, just look at the board and pick a spot. Once the office opens just stop in and pay. It's a very laid back place with lots of grass. Our site was easy to level in and the utility post was well located. It was not busy at all while we were there. All pull thru sites. The 50 amp sites seem to be at the end of the rows toward the office. Dump station is located near the entrance and they charge $4. We stayed here in a 42'MH towing. Would definitely stay here again, very peaceful. Walmart etc nearby. - User3025
Aug 2017 - $20.00
While visiting friends and needing RV repairs we used this park which has only about 10 really level sites. It is an RV park within a popular shooting range but there was very little shooting of clay pigeons while we were there - mostly between 4 to 9 pm. Our site was level with 50 amp and water but we did not use any dump station although it was on the property. - Birdieman
Aug 2016 - $20.00
This park is also a trap shooting park. It is about 1/4 mile from I-94, making it convenient traveling through Minnesota. We called ahead & were told no reservations needed. They have over 140 hook-ups with water and electric. There is no sewer but the dump station is located by the exit. It was quiet and though one could here traffic on the interstate it was not loud or annoying. The park is located about 5 - 10 minutes from town. It is a great place for one to two nights. It has a friendly, laid back atmosphere. There were not many campers when we were there, but if it was full, we could not have our awnings extend on our slides. The sites are definitely close for big rigs. - Kelsidy
May 2009 - $25.00
27 E-W sites and 2 full hookups on lake shore. On an excellent fishing lake with many permanents. Very well maintained, neat park with some monster pull thrus with E-W only. Just two full hookup back in sites. Friendly check in and manager lives on site. Very quiet with good access. A little off the beaten path but I would stay here again. - run2
Sep 2017 - $30.00
Easy on and off the freeway, we didn't notice any noise. Great for a 1 night stay. Sites were very close together. They charged an extra $2 for a pet, but had a nice pet area. - dalebonnie
Sep 2017 - $30.00
Great little campground for an overnight stay. Level pull-through, full hookup sites made for a quick & easy set up. Beautiful views, not much noise from nearby I94, great place to walk your dogs. - Marianne W
Aug 2017 - $30.00
Stopped for overnight stay while heading across I-94. Owners are very nice. Campground has a beautiful view overlooking lakes and fields. Even though it is close to I-94 the traffic noise level is not too bad overnight. They have had a lot of rain lately and some of the sites could use some additional gravel. Biggest downfall is the shared utilities so one camper pulls in one way with the one next to you pulling in the other way. We had a trailer next to us and their slide out was less than 2' away from ours. A little too close for me. - ForzaDude