17 RV Parks near Saginaw, Minnesota
Jun 2018 - $50.00
Location is nice, right next to several lakes (and quiet at night). Unfortunately, you cannot swim in them due to leeches which will get on you....yuk. Goose poop all near the ponds in the grass. No tornado shelter. I was able to sit in the shallow to keep cool. That was nice. WiFi was non-existent. Men's restroom: One toilet, one shower, one urinal for all the sites (all 90 of them!). Never used it. Spacious between sites. The hookups were fine except the water hookup was on the passenger side behind us...need to ring a LONG hose(s). Sites near the lake are back-to-back so we had to unhook our car trailer to fit in the site. Escort to the site. Otherwise we would've had to book the site behind us. Site was level. We did not do any TV. Owners were nice and around. He took me around to see a couple of sites to choose from. Cash or check only. No amenities so the price was a bit steep. Water quality was very hard with iron in it. If you stay a long time, you'll see it show up in your toilet and sinks. We'll probably find another place next visit. - We2AreUs
Sep 2017 - $40.00
Very quiet park. Easy off and on from 53. Easy checkin --cash or check only. Bathhouse was new and sparkling clean. Park has several lakes for fishing. Sites are in a row and fairly close. Would stay again. - sp123
Aug 2017 - $40.00
We chose this park due to the 8+ rating on RV Pk Reviews, but when we arrived we did not think it was up to that high a rating. Sites were gravel with some grass between but not really landscaped. Other parks that charge $40/night seem to offer more. - denvercats
Aug 2017 - $29.00
We pulled in, no call ahead. Owner came right over. Stayed one night. Cash or check only. Nearby train tracks but they weren't a bother. We could navigate the interior road with our toad attached. Our site was a pull through long enough for 45 ft coach and toad. We had good shade. - Ramblin-Roll
Jun 2017 - $30.00
Very clean and well kept campground. The owner is very accommodating and will go out of his way to help any of his guests. Every one there is very friendly. Many seasonal campers and one big family atmosphere. I travel from Ontario Canada, a 12 hr drive just to be there for a couple of weeks. - willy martin
Jun 2016 - $30.00
This well-kept quiet campground has lots of trees, grass, and long, spacious sites. There are many pull-through sites. Owner is very friendly and attentative, and lives on premises. Rest rooms are clean with large showers. Caters to daily, weekly, and seasonal campers.
This is our first time in this campground. We're staying here full-time from May until September. Seasonal rate is lowest in the area ($1,150 plus electric from 5/1 to 10/1). This campground most suitable for adult campers; there is no playground for children. Other campers are friendly and considerate. Yes, there is some train traffic behind the property, but it is infrequent and doesn't bother us. There is no nearby crossing so trains don't blow their horns too near us. We heard a few trains the first night here, but have had no trouble sleeping through the nights since.
Overall, would highly recommend this campground for either a short-term or long-term stay. - Sandymplz
Aug 2016 - $30.00
This park is only three years old; owner spent six years creating it. Nestled in trees by the Cloquet River; very picturesque. Sites are plenty big but not quite level. Sites aren't right next to each other, so not looking in neighbor's windows. No views of the river due to trees, but there's a dock and access. Very quiet (a little noisy on weekend).
The office is at the back of the campground loop; just pull up and wait and owner will be around in his golf cart. - Liv2RV
Sep 2017 - $25.00
This is a great inexpensive basic city owned campground from which the Duluth area can be enjoyed. Hook ups are water and electric with only a very few 50 amp spots. Most spots are 30 amp only. Be sure to ask for 50 if that's what you need. The grounds are clean and well kept, check in is a breeze and roads are paved. Dump station was ok but a little tight for a big rig. There is a USG factory very near by and creates a low frequency "hum" around the clock. This sound was not a problem for us. Duluth is about 20 minutes away and a wonderful city to visit as is Cloquet. This little park is first come first served but well worth a look, especially if you arrive during the week. - Beech35p
Sep 2015 - $25.00
This small municipally owned campground was a pleasure to stay at. The park is on a small island on the St. Louis River. There are only 21 sites and all have electric and water plus at least one other site has sewer as well. On-site hosts were very accommodating and are there around the clock. Sites are well-spaced (except for 11 and 12 which are too close) and offer some shade during the day. Some sites have asphalt parking areas and the others are gravel. Big rigs appear to have no trouble getting into most sites. Biking and walking trails are available from the campground. One drawback is the large factory immediately next to the campground that had constant operational noise. The little railroad that serves local industries also ran nearby but it wasn't a bother inside the motorhome. There is no campground wi-fi, but our Verizon card worked well for internet and our over-the-air TV antenna brought in plenty of stations. This was our second time at this campground and would definitely stay here again when coming through. - Jay Rutherford
Aug 2015 - $20.00
The park hosts were extremely kind and helpful. We just stayed one night en route. It is on the St. Louis River. Nice setting. The campground was full so they put us in overflow. They charged us less because of that. There was some industrial nearby which created some noise but nothing bad. Would definitely stay here again. - JulieDR
Jun 2017 - $28.00
First Impression: Quaint. Secluded. Rustic. Thirty spacious sites tucked away in a small forest. A few sites in a meadow. Safety: no concerns. Access: Don't trust GPS. Don't trust Microsoft maps or Mapquest; they can't even find the address. Google maps on wife's phone took us right in. Poor roadside signage. Office: Casual, family staff. No store. Credit cards accepted. Must call for reservations and directions. Facilities: No amenities. No laundry room. Restrooms are porta-potties; no showers. No propane sales. Playground consists of a few swings and see-saws without the sees (or saws). No off-leash dog run. Campground: In a flood plain (St. Louis River). Roads are narrow, dirt/gravel with gentle turns in meadow but sharp, tight turns in forested section. Low hanging branches. Big rig challenging. Prevosts will have problems in the woods. All sites are spacious, pull-through but mostly back-in. Tents can go almost anywhere. No yurts or cabins. Sites are level, gravel/dirt/grass in "ok" condition with grass landscaping. Utilities at rear of site with either 20/30A or 20/30/50A (at extra cost); monthly meters. Low water pressure with "ok" taste. NO SEWER; pump truck available for a fee. Dump station. No patios. Old picnic tables. Open ground fires not permitted but fire rings are at some sites. Buy wood in office. Good satellite views in meadow; not-so-much in the forest. No cable TV. No CG Wi-Fi. Verizon phone at 5-bars; 4G at 4-bars. Distant railroad, no aircraft, but interstate noise notable when outside. No recycle bins. Bug Report (early June): Small brown ants; mounds all over the place. I sprayed and sprinkled (ant "food"). Runners: CG roads adequate for running, no fitness room so no treadmills. Yoga: If you don't mind, place mats on the grass. Conclusion: Marginally overpriced. We're here because a big, Duluth air show has other CGs booked. - StephenK
Aug 2016 - $27.00
Our site was gravel/grass but spacious. We had a back in site with W&E 50A.
Although there is no sewer connection at the sites, the park offers free of charge, a sewer truck to empty your tanks.
Campground is built along St Louis River with access to Knife Island.
Staff was very friendly and often asked if there were anything they could do for us.
Would stay here again. - Calibrateguy
Sep 2010 - $30.00
Neat place to stay in RV, the sites are shaded and mostly level gravel. Nice folks run the place. Only electric and water sites but they have free weekly pumping service. There are only portable toilets and no showers. Stayed here many nights. There are some nice tent sites also. Many trees and neat geologic features. - ttankie
Sep 2017 - $42.00
Would have rated it higher, but the sites could use a little more gravel on them, as our site was pretty muddy. Nice store and TV lounge, got all 4 networks on my bat-wing with a strong signal. Campground was full, but only one person in the office - had to wait both times I needed something. - rr2254545
Jul 2017 - $54.00
I believe KOAs vary a lot - some are premium fancy setups and others are roughing it. This isn't a fancy KOA. It doesn't have any of the fancy premium sites with patios and grills, etc.. It does have a mix of sites, though, from wooded, private sites to pull-thrus which are seemingly on top of each other. Cabins, too, which are a cute option. Some here looked a little aged but I didn't see inside them. It's a bit off the highway, but quite near Cloquet. If your destination is Duluth, I'd probably look elsewhere first but day tripping is possible for sure. Our site was #23 which was plenty big enough for our 32 foot trailer and truck to fit on. It was unimproved - just grass, but had 2 fire rings for some reason and an ok picnic table. Site 24 was so close to us. I felt badly as their awning was only a few feet from the side of our camper. The map of the campground leads you to believe these few sites are much wider than that. There was a little bit of garbage on the ground of our site near the fire ring. I can't erase that from my mind and it leads me to have an overall impression of trashy when I think about it. However, in reality, we thought the park was decent. They have some of the nicest bathroom facilities I've ever encountered at a KOA. The workers were all pleasant (a shock to me as my usual impression is the opposite for KOA workers). We had our dog and the dog walk was near a railroad track. We ended up walking some residential roads, too, with the dog. For a stop over it is a workable choice. If you have young children, there is a pool and a small rec room. Nothing fancy but enough. Perhaps in the wooded section you'd feel compelled to stay longer, but otherwise in and out was enough. Dump station easily accessible at entrance. - MNJessieJ
Jul 2017 - $42.00
Typical KOA. Spots are close together. The hot tub wasn't working (low water level) but pool was nice. We had a pullthru with E/W. The attendant led us thru a very tight roadway to get to the site and I had to be extremely careful not to hit a tree. Lots of branches scraping alongside the trailer though. Wasn't impressed. Sites were setup so we faced our neighbors patio too. Weird. - spanielrage
Aug 2017 - $43.00
It was jammed full on a weekend in mid August. Portable toilets were often without toilet paper and need emptying due to so many campers. Seems overpriced for the situation. $43 for a pop up seems high for what you get. Not sure we would use it again. - Dave54
Aug 2017 - $43.00
We spent 3 nights at Buffalo Valley while visiting the Duluth area. It is a sports complex with 3 baseball diamonds, volleyball courts, and horseshoe pits. There is a bar and restaurant onsite, which is good because the campground is about 10 miles from downtown Duluth. There are no nearby restaurants to grocery stores that we saw. They have 3 camping loops. The loop of about 20 sites behind the bar/restaurant with full hookup and was dominated by seasonal rentals. There is a loop on the hill that is wooded with water and electric hookups--both back in and pull through sites along with a few tent only sites. We stayed in this loop, and our site was relatively level. Down the hill is the Bison/Buffalo loop. Most of these sites are full sun. After a day and a half of rain, this area had some standing water when we pulled in. The only bathhouse is near the bar/restaurant. It is relatively new and immaculately clean. There are portajons sprinkled throughout the campground. There were no sewer hookups in two of the loops, but there is a mobile dump service on site. There is also a dump station. The manager goes out of his way to ensure you are happy. We stayed during the week, but it sounds like they are very busy on the weekends with ball tournaments and other events. Planning on holding a rally for our RV club here next year. Manager can arrange transportation into Duluth for those who do not tow a vehicle. Best choice of area campgrounds from my perspective for such an event. - RagTopDay
Jul 2017 - $43.00
Buffalo Valley is about 10 miles from downtown Duluth, but has easy access to I-35, so was ideally located for day trips up the North Shore. BV's RV sites, utilities, roadways, dump station, grounds, restroom & shower building were all well maintained. Note - the showers cost 50 cents for 5 minutes, so bring plenty of quarters with you (also, the motion-detector lights don't come on until after you've entered into the building.) The staff was friendly and accommodating. We were originally assigned RV site #27, but it had rained heavily and this site had low areas with standing water. I called manager; he said we could move to any open site, so I chose #30 which was high and dry with lots of shade. It was a bit of a walk over to BV's restroom/shower building, but several kybos (toilets) are placed all around the CG, which I found were kept cleaner than most. There is a Buffalo campground and a Bison campground (also referred to as the Back- 40). Both have the same site numbers; so it can be confusing. A large number of construction workers were staying in Bison. Buffalo's sites are mostly shady where Bison has very little shade. Part of BV's complex also contains their Buffalo House Restaurant, three ball diamonds, a horseshoe area, basketball and volleyball courts, access to bike trails. - OTR-again
Sep 2014 - $35.00
We called about availability and got their "after hours - (4:30)" recording stating there was lots of availabilities. Being new to this area and unfamiliar w/the park, we did not realize the closeness of things! Trying to get the big rig in with a tow was a bit tricky and we had no idea of where if any there were any 50 amp sites so we just used a 30 amp converter. The site was not level - our front tires way off ground so decided not to even put slides out or level. We would not try and get in there again with a big rig. The park would be great for smaller size campers though! - Foxes
Jul 2009 - $27.00
While we thoroghly enjoyed the park itself we were horrified to discover ticks on us and our dog. From merely walking through the campground, on the road, we all found ticks when we returned to our trailer. The park is beautiful and serene but I can never stay there again because of the ticks. It was unbelievable. - TravellinTam
Jul 2008 - $28.00
The best thing this place has going for it is its location and natural setting in the woods. Beyond that, it needs some work. We enjoyed having a quick drive to Duluth and other area attractions. We also enjoyed sitting at our site among the trees and usually only hearing wildlife, although occasionally you could hear the distant hum of I-35. The facilities themselves are in need of upgrades and care. First, the utilities for most sites are on the wrong side of the camper, forcing you to run your electric and water across the site and underneath the camper. Several sites are unlevel and in some cases too close to their neighbors (while others enjoyed a lot of separation.) Be sure to know the layout of your site before booking as some are so close together that they are really only meant for group camping with one camper backed in, one pulled in. Even more sites were so small that only a tent would fit, let alone your car- and I'm not referring to the walk-in sites either! It's almost as though the sites were put anywhere space could be found and without the needs of campers in mind. There are bright streetlights that are left on 24-7 (so much for being "green") and are annoying at night when you're trying to watch the stars. Some of the lights are burned out (lack of maintenance) which was fortunate for us since one was right at the front of our site. The front office was hardly ever open so if you need firewood or other basic supplies, expect to go in town. The dump station was difficult to use because the road was lower than the drain; I had to constantly raise my sewer hose up and down in order to empty the tanks. Our biggest disappointment was with the bathrooms. They were clearly NOT cleaned on a regular basis as we observed the same trash (whiskers, toothpaste, hair) in the sinks and showers for several days before they were cleaned. The shower curtains themselves were stained with black mold. There was no hand soap or any way to dry your hands. We watched the cleaning lady one day sweep out the restrooms (not mop) while her car was running, so that shows you how much attention was paid to maintaining the bathrooms. Overall we were disappointed. This place could be so much more if it was maintained better and some of the sites were reworked. It's really a shame because if they did make the improvements, it would be one of the nicest places around in a beautiful part of our country. Too bad. - Fdwt994
Aug 2017 - $12.00
Beautiful wooded campground. Have to walk on busy roads to get to Island Lake swimming beach. You can not see lake from campground.
Electricity included in daily, metered for seasonal. Pump out service promised, but set schedule was not adhered to. Dump station available. Porta Potties available, cleaned weekly.
This campground has become a mecca for 4-wheelers. Campground road has many holes and is very dusty. Owner does not live on premises. Camp Host unreliable and campground rules not enforced unilaterally. - LakeGirl
Oct 2016 - $40.00
We've been seasonal campers here for the past 3 seasons, and will be here again this season. The campground is really coming around. The sites are huge, other seasonal campers are friendly. Since my last review (2013)... - There is water hooked up at the dump station now. Pump service wasn't the best at the beginning of this last season, but owner took control and really did a great job towards the end. - At the end of last season, they cleared a big area that will be used for a playground and bathroom/shower facility. Hopefully that gets done early this season. We saw a lot more kids at the campground this last season, so it would be nice for them to have something else to do. - The trail from the campground to the beach is nice for using golf carts or UTV's. We've biked it, too. Pretty long trek for hiking. We measured it last year and I believe it was just over 3/4 miles from our camper door to the sand on the beach. The beach is very nice and there is a spot next to it to pull your boat up on shore. - From campground entrance, 5 boat launches within 5 miles... 1 mile to United Northern Sportsmen launch on Island Lake (Membership required). Less than 2 miles to MN Power public launch on Island Lake. 2 miles to Abbott Rd public launch on Island Lake. Less than 2 miles to Silver Fox on Boulder Lake. Less than 4 miles to Boulder Lake public launch. - Island Lake Inn, Silver Fox, and Boondocks within a couple miles for food & drinks. Also, ice cream shop and Porky's for groceries, gas, bait, and liquor. - Mncamper
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Love this campground! The owners are wonderful. We came to camp for 3 nights, now we are seasonal here. The campsites are huge, lots of privacy, clean, quiet. It's new so no showers or toilets except out houses (they are the cleanest I have ever used) they are working on getting some. No golf carts driving around; you can take a walk without bring afraid of getting run over. The lake is a little walk, but worth the hike through the woods, beautiful trail. The lake is clean, big swimming beach. So glad we came here. - Coulter