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
Aug 2015 - $37.00
This is a small friendly park. The owner came out to help us pull forward as the site was uphill a bit. Our site was quite large and had trees for shade. We were only there for two nights, but I had stayed there once before and came back because of the wonderful staff. - gail klugman
Jun 2015 - $38.00
I want to be fair, because the people seemed friendly enough, including fellow campers, but for $38 a night, I don't think it's too much to expect to not have to drive through and trek through mud. It evident that no one has spent a dime on gravel in too many years, and I understand that it rained the night before, but seriously. The interior roads were all muddy (not "get stuck muddy", just standing water and sloppy, sandy mud). We had to park our car across the road from our site, so were forced to gingerly pick our way back and forth, leaving our shoes off at our door. The site was fairly level, didn't use the water hookup, but I just feel that the price should have been down around $20-25 a night, considering the site and road conditions. - chixs
Aug 2013 - $85.00
Wow, where do I start? They charged us 335.00 for 4 nights. The water pressure very poor. The water comes out cloudy. You can get a large rig in there, but its stressful due to the s curve driveway and many uncut trees. The park is small and dirty. The owner treated us very poorly. We were lied to when we pulled in; then she tried to say we were the liars. I did not feel comfortable at all. We had to park our truck on the playground because there was no room. Then when they started to fill up it was really bad. Kids running around your camper; then they rode their bikes around our camper. Our sewer tube was on an up hill; needless to say it did not work well. We felt this park is one step up from a trailer park - lynelle
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
Jul 2016 - $30.00
The $30.00 rate is based on a 7 day stay weekly rate.
I see that several people hace left reviews recently, so all I can do is to echo the same as they have said. This is a beautiful well manicured and kept park. The casino complex rivals anything in Las Vegas, and Hank Williams Jr. played the week we were there. The full sized bus to the Mall of America is great. 22 miles away, takes about 30-40 minutes. The gym complex is beautiful, about 1/2 mile away with the local shuttle service available if you want and is yours for $5 per day. Local shopping is about 3-5 miles in any direction for food etc.
As with all Tribal owned campgrounds, there is never any cable tv connection, as they want you in the casino, not watching tv. However, being 25 miles SW of Minneapolis, we were able to pick up numerous (34) stations over the air with our King digital antenna.
The only down side we did not care for was that 2 sites are always paired together, with both sets of utility connections sharing the same center island area, so that when you pull in and connect, your neighbor must pull in the opposite direction to connect. Result is that your rv's are about 5-8 feet apart back to back. So if you both have big slides, you can almost open your windows and shake hands with your neighbor! The front of your site is open and grassy and a reasonable distance to the next rv. Overall, a very nice place, reasonable priced with the best on site fuel price around. - AlaskaJack
Jun 2016 - $39.00
I would stay at this park even if I wasn't just passing through across country. Super, super clean. Great customer service. They have free shuttles all over the property. We stayed here because of the free, yes free, shuttle into the Mall of America. They have shuttles that will take you all over the area. Seriously this is a great deal!
The sites are level, wide and well kept. The park is beautiful and the casino is nice too. They have cheap fuel on site and an RV wash too. Just a beautiful property.
There is no "clubhouse" per se but you can pay $5 per person to gain access to their fitness center.
The bad - The wifi here is not good. I think that is the only bad thing I can say about this park. - scruggsfamilyRV
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Sites are paved and level but a little close to one another. The park is clean and quiet. The Wi-Fi is horrible and we could not get it to work during the 5 nights we were there. Security made regular rounds through the park. They have their own fuel island on site and the price is as good as anywhere in close proximity. I would rate the park a 9 if the Wi-Fi worked. - cwousa