16 Parks near Lonsdale, Minnesota
Jun 2016 - $25.00
This a small, quite, family friendly campground. Easy access for kayaks on Shields lake. Fishing didn't turn out well for us; maybe our fault. Nice, short hiking trail. Would definitely stay there again. - Linda V
Sep 2015 - $25.00
This is a beautiful, grassy county park on Shields Lake. There are two docks for fishing and a place to launch your boat nearby. Each site has a picnic table and fire pit. There are no sewer hookups, but there is a convenient dump. The bathrooms and showers are very clean. They have the best WiFi. Thesignal never failed and we were on the far end of the park. Several antenna TV stations come in well. Less than an hour to the Twin Cities so great place to stay while visiting family and friends. - Jan and Larry
Oct 2016 - $45.00
We had a great little spot with good cell phone coverage (sprint). The camp provides wireless(satellite) internet but it is spotty. The pool is very well cared for and gave us hours of fun over our stay. What started out as a one month visit turned into 3 months. We really did enjoy ourselves in this area. It is a short jaunt to the Mall of America in Minneapolis and other fun attractions. We were even able to attend the annual Renaissance fair which was also just a short ride away.
The mud mentioned by other reviewers really wasn't an issue for us over the three months we were here. Yes there was some mud, but what 4 year old doesn't enjoy splashing around in the puddles? We just wore boots- no biggie.
The owners are on-site and friendly. The Camp hosts are all lovely people who seem to be friends and friendly with everyone around. Very good experience. If we can we will definitely be back. - Hart_Serenity
Sep 2016 - $45.00
The staff was very nice. It is impossible to drive a large rig with scratching it on overgrown shrubs and trees. It is an over priced mud pit that is swarming with biting bugs. Seems to be full of long termers. Basically a trailer park. - Salsa
Jul 2016 - $40.00
The owners are very friendly and helpful. The site was fairly level, but a bit tight for a 42 foot rig. The wifi was non existent, but our Verizon mifi worked ok. The park is older and has a lot on long termers in it. It is a good spot for an overnighter, but not so much for long term. The value is just not there for this park. - Jim and Sina
Jul 2008 - $45.00
The owners were friendly and nice. The campground was clean. Sites with full hookups are basically set up in a field, but the electric/water sites are nicely shaded and spaced apart. The pool was a favorite with the kids. With a bit of building and grounds work, this place could be one of the best private campgrounds in the area. - dansophem
Aug 2004 - $28.00
This campground was quiet and well maintained. The pool was fairly new at the time that we were there and it was a great place for just a quick quiet retreat. Mosquitos were a bit bad along the river sites but those were the only sites with shade. The open sites next to the pool did not seem to have quiet as bad a mosquito problem but they did not have any shade. This campground definitely isn't fancy but there is a lot of open room for the pets to run and it does border the Cannon River which is great for canoeing and kayaking. Overall, we would go again as staff was friendly and campground was quiet. - bjohnson2002
Jul 2016 - $90.00
Great new water park. Three great playgrounds! Petting zoo, pontoon rentals, and many planned activities for our kids! Highlight is the friendly service! - nutbomb44
Jul 2014 - $57.00
Attractive family oriented park near a lake. We had a long pull-through site that had 50 amps ($2 extra) and a concrete pad with a picnic table. Staff is friendly. WiFi is free and worked adequately. Attractions in the park are apparently popular enough to push the owners to impose extra fees for visitors ($3 for children and $5 for adults). Extra fees are also imposed for sewer, water-electric, cable TV, children, and weekends. Water pressure is 60psi. We enjoyed our stay here in spite of the high cost. - Roger H.
Jul 2014 - $59.00
I have three kids, 8,6, and 3. We stayed for five days and my kids had a blast and were never bored. The service was great and Kamp Del's employees went out of their way to add activities for kids like treasure hunts, bingo, and volleyball tournaments. Their showers and bathrooms were kept neat and clean and we had a great time. We will definitely be going back to Minnesota and Kamp Dels! - nutbomb44
Jun 2013 - $28.00
I drove through all the loops to see what the campground is like but did not stay overnight because all sites were full. We did spend the day at a picnic site. Sakatah Lake state park has two main attractions: the state trail that passes through the park, and the upper and lower Sakatah lakes which adjoin the park. The campground area has full tree cover and mature understory vegetation screening the sites from each other. Sites are short and narrow with boulders and trees limiting turning space. Many if not most spaces cannot accommodate slide outs. The campground appears to have been laid out primarily with tent camping in mind. Most sites have a flat, level area for a tent adjacent to a parking area that is sloped. The site-by-site parking pad lengths on the park reservations web page appear to be accurate if not optimistic and include all usable space between the road and major obstructions like trees. Rigs exceeding these lengths just won't fit at all. Due to the heavy vegetation and standing water there are bugs. Despite its drawbacks, the campground is usually full on weekends during the camping season. - Jammer
Jul 2009 - $15.00
We loved this park for its private, small camp sites perfect for tenters and small RVs. It is right on the Sakatah Bicycle Trail it also has some bicycling camping areas. It is not really suitable for big rigs as the turnarounds are tight and sites are kind of small. The Rangers and park assistants are very helpful and friendly. The lake after June will probably get very green from the farm fertilizer cooking up the algae. Boaters should try Elysian down State Route 60. It is a big lake and cleaner. - TinCanTraveler
Apr 2007 - $15.00
There are 4 loops, total of 62 sites. 48 non-electric and 14 electric. All sites are wooded and are shady. Some sites tend to be sloped side-to-side. People with big RV's or slides may have trouble as most sites are narrow with boulders lining the spur. Sites are primarily dirt, no grass. During summer months there are tons of mosquitos as there is a lot of areas within the park that has standing water. This park tends to be very busy as it is close to the Minneapolis/St. Paul cities. You also do hear traffic morning, noon and night as it is next to a highway. - meriflower
Jun 2014 - $17.00
I have stayed in this campground before. This year the sites were poorly maintained, the seasonal sites were junky and the price had increased greatly with no improvements. While I was staying there the lake had overflowed and half the campground was flooded. The water came within about two inches of my site. I chose to stay until my prepaid month expired. I will not stay here again. - bones1941
Aug 2012 - $13.00
This park is a well kept park. It is located right on a lake with lake access. The sites are very level, very wide and there is lots of grass and shade trees. The park is mostly seasonal people, and is usually full. This year they had space available. The park is located behind a gas station/liquor store. No traffic goes thru the park however. The owners are extremely courteous and very helpful. The rate reflects a monthly rate. Electricity and cable TV are billed separately. I would definitely camp here again. - bones1941
May 2012 - $32.00
This was our first trip of the season. The campground is well laid out with adequate privacy. Public facilities were clean and well maintained. There were private shower rooms available. I manager to sever my trailer wiring harness during set up. The campground host was very helpful and spent over an hour actually doing the repair. No phone service or internet available. - Estse
Jun 2010 - $24.00
Nerstrand State Park is one of the closest parks to the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul that offers camping facilities. The park is sited on roughly 1400 acres of land originally platted as 20 acre woodlots for the farmers who settled the surrounding area. The land is unremarkable except for a small waterfall on an unnavigable river. Recent park management has emphasized development of the trail system. The campground is unchanged since the 1970s except for the removal water supplies to individual campsites in accordance with current statewide park policy. Electric is 30a only. Sites are more closely spaced than most other state parks. The park is located away from major roads and provides a quiet, secluded environment with a trail system that crosses a variety of ecological niches, prairie and forest. Despite the lack of a focal point and the somewhat dated campground design and facilities, the park offers an enjoyable weekend getaway close to the cities. - Jammer
May 2010 - $22.00
This is a State Park that has so much to offer. It has miles of hiking trails, a nice water fall that is just a short hike from the campground. It has a playground and geo caching. It is very quiet and wooded. We stayed in site 7 because we did not have reservations but it was a nice site and would stay there again. We will be back. If you are planning on a weekend in the summer make sure you have reservations or get there early enough to get a non reservable site. - PackerFanRick
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
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Simply one of the nicest parks we've stayed in in the 3 years of travel. This is adjoining, and owned/managed by, the Casino here.
The park is about a quarter mile from the Casino and thus no noise/traffic issues. Spaces are large, level concrete arranged so that you pull through and your immediate neighbor pulls in the opposite way. On a raised concrete area is your own modern pedestal with all hook-ups. The neighbors is on the same, just down from yours.
Each is separated by a large, luscious and meticulously maintained grass area with a BBQ, fire ring and table. Trees are mature and well spaced.
The management is super friendly and helpful. The store area has a good supply stock.
We definitely will stay here again if in the area. - TPDBOB8687
Aug 2016 - $39.00
We were provided a 10% discount even though we didn't have AAA or FMCA. We said we had Good Sam so they gave us the discount anyway! Easy and efficient reservation and check-in. All hook-ups worked perfectly. Wifi worked fairly well except during peak periods. Verizon cell worked well. Sprint Mifi worked fairly well. Water pressure was fine. We requested to add an extra day and the staff was very helpful. We had to change sites which was no problem. This is a lovely campground which is very clean and well-maintained. A couple of negatives - 1. As others have said, you are very close to your neighbor on the hook-up side but you have a nice grassy area on your front door side. 2. The signage to find the rv park wasn't very good. It's easy to see the casino from a distance (it's a tall building) but coming in for the first time, it wasn't clear to us exactly where to turn in specifically for the rv park. If you see the "RV Wash" sign - that'll take you there. Several positives - 1. Park is very big rig friendly. 2. Free shuttle to Mall of America (get the schedule at the office so you can plan accordingly). 3. Lake, playground and overall landscaping are impeccably maintained. 4. The fitness center across the street at $5/person per day is a bargain. It's a FABulous facility. 5. Friendly and accommodating staff. 6. We had a serious rain storm and their drainage system worked well. We had no issues afterwards with mud or puddling. We would definitely stay here again.
NOTE - There is construction in process along the backside of the B sites so you want to avoid that area. Also the playground can be noisy including kids walking thru your campsite to get to it (Sites A26-A30). I prefer sites A38-A78 but you really can't go wrong with any site. - GottaGoNow
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