9 Parks near Garfield, Minnesota
Jul 2016 - $39.00
Great family campground with large playground, Quiet, clean, neat and trimmed throughout entire campground. Country setting, easy off and on Interstate, nice pull through sites with good space around it. Lots of nice mature oak and maple trees. Quiet hours enforced at 11PM. Mostly 30 amp sites and a couple 50 amp. Owners always upgrading sites adding more 50 amp. Free but marginal coverage area Wi-Fi(closer to store the better it is). Local over air TV reception is good; most sites can get satellite TV. Adequate water pressure 40-45 PSI and clear water, quite a few Full Hook up. All sites including tent sites have water and electricity. Well stocked store and check in area, Friendly and accommodating owners. Weekend themed activities planned for kids activities, free wagon rides through the woods on most weekends, free use of paddle boats for on pond on site. Wooded hiking trail, large ball field and areas for play. Ice and Firewood for purchase at store and delivered to campsites, and basement severe storm shelter. Nice large pool that owner tests the water every day. Pool is unheated but that didn't seem to bother anybody by looking at all the people enjoying it. Horseshoe pits, laundry facilities, clean bathrooms, . . . - Bob and Twyla
Oct 2015 - $25.00
We stayed here towards the end of October on our way south. The water was no longer available but we expected that due to the time of year and we were winterized anyway.
We were assigned a very nice long pull thru which was great for our 39' 5th wheel. Escorted to our site. Easy to get in and out. Wifi was good.
Very pretty park, rolling hills and a few ponds.
We would stay here again. - aries
Sep 2015 - $39.00
Nice, clean park convenient to the freeway. We had a drive-thru level lot with full hookups. There were nature trails and peddle boats to use. Nicely stocked camp store. The staff was very friendly and accommodating when their WiFi was down for a short time. Didn't even know there was WiFi available. The nights were quiet and relaxing. Although we didn't have children along, they included us in a Halloween themed weekend, featuring trick or treating and a haunted hayride. The new owners work hard to make sure any young campers are occupied with crafts and activities, and that's every weekend. Great place! We'll be back next season, with our grandchildren in tow. - nomadsark
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
Aug 2015 - $34.00
Very crowded campground even during the week. The swimming beach was small and not very nice, the beach along the campground was longer and would have made a better location. Overall the park was just ok. - shaker_77
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
910 34th Ave W Alexandria, Minnesota 56308 (map) | (230) 763-5121
Sites: 40 | Latest Rate: $38.00 | 12 Reviews
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
Jun 2015 - $32.00
This is an unusually nice little RV park for being behind a motel. Most sites are level but a little crowded. This would be a great place for an overnight but some people stay here longer as a campground. We stayed here in a 40ft motorhome and would stay again if in the area. Call first they fill up quick in the evening. - TexL23
Jul 2016 - $20.00
This is a GREAT stop without reservations. Only a few blocks off the Interstate but not much noise in the park. My dog loved this place as there is a huge area with grass and I rode my bike and we went up and down the rows. Since the rows were almost entirely empty that was no problem. We had very good 50amp and water hook up. Dump station at end of row. - RFCN2
May 2016 - $20.00
The campground is self service, pick a site, put money in envelope and put in the drop box. Good spot for overnight stop. Within eyesight of I-94 on the west side of the interstate and a little east of Alexandria. Take exit 103, go south to the roundabout, go east about 1 mile. The park is associated with a gun club and there may be trap shooting in the late afternoon. No problem for us. No table, fire ring or patio if those are important to you. - dfc
Jul 2015 - $20.00
Traveler John's review is spot on, except now rate is $20. We were there over 4th of July weekend and only 5 other sites were occupied. Sites are actually in a grassy field, mostly pull thrus, E&W only, but sites are defined by chalk lines and are more level than they look. Limited number of 50 amp sites. Plenty of sites unless there is a shooting match in which times they are filled. Office may not be open, so get an envelope, mark your site number and put in cash/check, drop in honor slot. Town of Alexandria has many amenities. 300 lakes in area. - Too Tide
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
Jun 2016 - $30.00
Excellent choice if you're working your way west/east across the prairie as its just off Interstate 94. Most of the sites are pull-through facing the lakes. Pelican Lake, an EXCELLENT CHOICE for birders, is located within a mile. Not much for shopping except a small, local grocery store. - Tessa & Toadee on the Road
Sep 2015 - $30.00
We all read into reviews; I did. I read the reviews and the frequent reference to the beautiful lakes and assumed that they were accessible. Not! The park is on very high ground that drops away sharply giving a commanding view of the countryside including Pelican Lake. It is very big, quite pretty and more than 1/4mi away with no access. Enjoy the view.
This is a very small park: 14 rv sites, the first six with sewer, and 10 tent sites. More interesting the rv sites alternate pull-through and back-in and share a pedestal breaker box in pairs. All power is 30amp. The paired rv's are very close.
Wi-Fi was difficult to get started, then fine. Antenna TV pulled in a lot.
The bathrooms were not fancy, but were fresh and clean. Shower was hot with a lot of force. There is no laundry.
The owners are very pleasant and helpful and keep a clean and well maintained park. Not much to do in the area, but a nice place to stop. Be careful, it is right next to the I94 exit, within 500'. A big berm cuts down on hi way noise
$30.00 is a little pricey for this simple, basic park and the pet fee is just not right. $2.00 per dog, per day is just a money maker, there are no pet facilities. What are we paying for? Our dog, like most rv dogs, is very scheduled. I have to pickup after her twice a day. So I am paying them $2.00 a day for the privilege of cleaning up after my dog. RV'ers with more than one dog, staying a couple of days could be paying a lot. It would be better if this was a deposit to be returned if no dog mess was found. - Jack B
Aug 2015 - $36.00
Stopped here for an overnight. True about the sites being tight if they were full, but they do space you out and you want to set up facing the view of the lake. Absolutely beautiful spot. It was a very windy night but they have trees and bushes planted that blocked the wind. Level gravel sites with full hookup. Wifi was fine, a little slow but we had no problem. Verizon cell was excellent. Antenna pulled in plenty of channels. Owners were lovely.Excellent stopover. We would definitely stop here again. - luv2gowalkabout