6.8 Good

Rice Lake State Park

Owatonna, Minnesota

8485 Rose St
Owatonna, Minnesota 55060
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 42
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 44.09531
Longitude: -93.06398

Elevation: 1286' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) ?
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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4 Reviews

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

As the other reports have detailed, this is a very small park, with small sites and sharp turns. It's very damp and buggy due to little sunlight. Our site was almost a 90 degree turn due to stupid logs that were placed in the site across the narrow road. I will say the sites looked better than when we dove through 5 or so years ago. There are rocks in the sites, but they are so large that I twisted my foot twice and slid. Campground was full due to county fair in Owatonna. The bathroom (women's) was very dirty and old. Bugs everywhere in light fixtures. The shower (dirty) was lukewarm, had no water pressure and when toilet flushed it was a dribble. Hoping the shampoo would wash out. All of a sudden the water turned cold and wouldn't turn off. No dump station or water fill up. Potable water in campground loop and cars/campers have to wait until you fill up because road is too narrow to pass. This park is not convenient nor easy to get to from the Owatonna. As stated before, best for tents, pop-ups and small campers. There are much nicer State Parks in Minnesota. We will not return unless there are upgrades made to this park. We camped at Rice Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Free county fair the 3rd weekend in August.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

his is a very rustic park. It is old and not for today's rigs. One loop has no services and the other has electric only. The road into the camping sites is very narrow with low branches- two rigs could not pass and a car and a rig would be very tight. We struggled to back our 33ft TT in to the site with low branches, trees sticking out into the site, narrow road. The office was closed when we arrived with no signage saying when it was open. And, there is no dump station!! While the sites were all nicely wooded, this park is only good for under 25ft campers or tents. We camped at Rice Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2006 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Rice Lake State Park is quiet and restful. That is one of the reasons why we like it so much. The other reason it has many different hiking trails, walking in woods, next to the lake, or on open prairie. There are not any hills so it is all pretty level. We see many different types of birds, waterfowl, as well as deer. The campground has two loops, A loop is all non-electric and B loop, electric. The restroom and showers are located in A loop and are kept stocked and clean. I would not recommend this campground for people who have big rigs. Most sites are shaded with the exception of a few sites in B loop where you will get full afternoon sun. There are waterfront sites available but they are for walk-in tenting only. If you do like to tent these sites are very nice! Since this is a state park with majority of it forested do expect mosquitos and ticks while out hiking the trails. Also, during duck season, hunting is allowed. If you do decide to camp during duck season be prepared to hear the noise of gun shots and would be to your advantage to stay away from trails along the lake. We camped at Rice Lake State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: July, 2005 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

Spots are almost always available here. However, very few sites are sufficiently level for a motorhome. On the B loop (electric loop) site 20 is the best for a MH followed by 19, 18 and 17. The others are either too small or too tilted to level without your wheels hanging in the air. There is no dump station at this park any more. Showers and restrooms are in the non-electric "A" loop, are old and dark but kept clean. Nice hiking trails but the woods are very buggy - big flies and hungry mosquitos abound. Poor cell phone coverage in the campground. Most sites don't have good "run around" room for kids - Site 20 has a great "back yard" though. We'd stay here again for an overnighter if we needed a place, but we would not think of this as a "destination" for a week. (Most needed improvement is to regrade sites to be more level side to side and front-to-back. ) We camped at Rice Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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