5 Parks near Starbuck, Minnesota
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 - $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
Aug 2013 - $33.00
Clean, but older state park. Short sites, many unlevel. Don't know about the 40ft access, maybe!!! Quiet, cool, shady. A ways from town, probably better suited for a weekend or longer stay rather than an overnight. For us it was close to relatives and "old" friends. Only major complaint is the dump station. Located on a less than 2 lane access road, at top of rise in a slow corner, and the hookups are on the wrong side of RV if using when leaving!! AND, no water at dump. - GLB
Jun 2012 - $32.00
This park has some fishing piers and a swimming beach. They have horse camp sites also. The sites were smaller than most Minnesota State Park. The dump station was on the wrong side of the road when you dump on your way out. - PackerFanRick
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
Sep 2012 - $18.00
Imagine camping in a drive-in movie theatre, this is it. Several long rows of power supply boxes all in a straight line. Best check-in ever. He took my $18 and said "go wherever you want". No name, address, license plate number, nothing. That was great. Restrooms were clean and showers spacious. Has laundry and RV dump. It is what the name says, a trap and skeet shooting range. The Interstate is off in the distance (the shooters were aiming at them, not you the camper) and the traffic noise was audible. Just think of it as 'white noise". No shade as it is wide-open. Being Labor Day weekend and only two other campers were there. Cool! - Traveler John
Aug 2013 - $27.00
This is a city campground. The location along the Chippewa River is very scenic. There are two hiking trails. One trail is paved and wanders past a butterfly garden. The other trail is a dirt trail and follows the river. There is a golf course and a city swimming pool on the other side of the river. Both are within walking distance. The campground has a nice playground. The city website advertises an old schoolhouse which is open to the public. I'm not sure what hours it's open. We were there on a summer weekend and it never opened. There is also a mini golf course in the campground. The mini golf course was recently renovated, but it is obvious that no one does any daily maintenance. There was a lot of debris (rocks, sand, leaves) on the "greens" which made it difficult to play. On the plus side, the golf is free. There are host campers onsite. They were very friendly and helpful. The campsites were level and many had mature shade trees. The roads are paved. There is a train track across the street. At first, we were somewhat concerned by this. Fortunately, the next crossing is a ways down the road, so the whistle was not too loud. The biggest negative was the bathroom. There is only one shower house and it's located near the entrance. The tent sites are in the back of the campground. Tent campers have a long run to the bathroom. The shower house is strange. Instead of the traditional men's and women's sides, there are four or five individual rooms. Some are designated for men and some are for women. Some of the rooms have showers and some do not. The bathrooms were very old and in need of updating, but they were clean. We would camp here again. - Jen5