8.5 Excellent
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Big River Resort (formerly Wabasha Motel and RV Park)

Wabasha, Minnesota


1110 Hiawatha Dr E
Wabasha, Minnesota 55981
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 28
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 44.37245
Longitude: -92.02135

Elevation: 702' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping ?
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly no
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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11 Reviews

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Review Count: 858
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 97

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

This park has doubled the number of sites since we were here in 2012. It now has 28 FHU sites, of which only 5 are pull through. There is cable TV and Wi-Fi. The "resort" also has laundry facilities, a bathhouse, motel rooms, and cabins but no recreational facilities. We camped at Big River Resort (formerly Wabasha Motel and RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We only stayed over night. Very clean and quiet , it also had a new laundry building .We had a very nice large tree and the way the site was set up we had a lot of grass we could walk our dog on all the way around our motor home . We camped at Big River Resort (formerly Wabasha Motel and RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 79
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Pricey but nice. Well maintained park with concrete patio, picnic table and fire ring. Our long, pull through, site had level gravel and plush grass between sites. Good water pressure, Wi-Fi and cable. New bath and shower facilities. Convenient to the National Eagle Center, Lark Toys, and the many festivals of the delightful town of Wabasha - including the Grumpy Old Men Festival which is held all over Wabasha at the end of February. (The movies Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men were set in Wabasha.) We camped at Big River Resort (formerly Wabasha Motel and RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Do not miss Slippery's Tavern and Restaurant (and gift shop). You'll have a great view of the lock and barge traffic on the river while you dine on the best walleye you will ever have. Or sit nearer the bar and watch the movie Grumpy Old Men (where some of the scenes were filmed) and enjoy a PUTZ BURGER, MORON DELUXE (sandwich), or some of RAGHETTIS' SPAGHETTI.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

Owners are very proud of their new bath and shower facilities - very well done. This is a small place with only a couple of permanent units. We ended up in the office basement with everyone in the park during a tornado warning. They made sure everyone in the park was accounted for. Owners had lots of local information handouts. We camped at Big River Resort (formerly Wabasha Motel and RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Eagle center in Wabasha and Lark Toys are close by and worth a visit.

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very nice campground. Located on the edge of town and walking distance to downtown. Also, a paved bike path runs right next to the park entrance. The interior roads and sites are gravel, but level and in good condition. Lots of space between the sites, lots of grass and many with shade. Very well groomed and in great condition. A new section is now open and this has a new bathroom and shower facility. WiFi signal was strong. Very quiet and safe. We did hear the train that is about 1 mile away, but didn't bother us (in fact i kind of like the sound of a train in the night). We would stay here again. We camped at Big River Resort (formerly Wabasha Motel and RV Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

This is a lovely landscaped hotel parking lot. The sites are paved, level and long back-in sites. When we went there the city was tearing up the roads. There was no real road in or out. We drove down the unpaved road to enter the RV park. When we left, we had to exit via a paved bike path, not more than a wide sidewalk really and drive over the corner of a private homeowner's lawn. Not fun in a 35' RV. A bigger RV with toad came through as well, so it's doable, but not fun. The facilities are very clean. Nice laundry. Good Wi-Fi. Lots of TV stations. Walking distance to the quaint town of Wabasha. We enjoyed the farmer's market. I thought the owner should have been more clear about the condition of the roads when we called before arriving. We are ambivalent about returning. If the roadwork was finished maybe. If not, no way. We camped at Big River Resort (formerly Wabasha Motel and RV Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 174
States Visited: 49
Helpful Reviews: 37

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very clean small RV park along with a hotel. Big sites with grass and a nice picnic table. Hostess is very friendly. They do recycle glass and aluminum. It was very quiet. Unfortunately, when we stayed virtually every road in town was under construction. If you call the hostess, they will give you directions around it. This park was close to Pepin, Wi. the birthplace of Laura Ingalls Wilder. There is an Eagle Sanctuary in Wabasha that is well worth the trip. We also visited a unique toy store and stone carver. We camped at Big River Resort (formerly Wabasha Motel and RV Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 98
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

We had a great time here. The staff were great and the park is small but clean and neat, with all the amenities. Wi-Fi was great and cable worked fine. It was a great place to visit area attractions. We saw the Laura Ingalls Museum in Pepin, LARK Toys in Kellogg. The National Eagle Center in town was great and we even took a day and drove up to Redwing. Great little town! Lake Pepin is beautiful! Loved the place! We camped at Big River Resort (formerly Wabasha Motel and RV Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We loved this park! Easy access from the highway, paved drive and hard packed gravel pads. Some sites may require a little jockeying to back in. The grounds are nicely landscaped and neat as a pin, likewise for the bath and laundry. A great paved biking, walk/hiking trail just across the road. The owner informed me that he is planning to add 15 new pull-thru sites in the near future. Wabasha and the Lake Pepin area is great place to visit. Drive the loop around Lake Pepin to explore some of the old river towns along the Mississippi. Many great shops, restaurants’ and the National Eagle Center in Wabasha. We camped at Big River Resort (formerly Wabasha Motel and RV Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 858
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 97

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here on a Friday in mid-September in a FHU, back-in site with 70+ channel cable TV and free WI-FI that worked well for us. The are only 14 RV sites and maybe 20 motel rooms. Most of the sites are wide, level, gravel back-ins and all have cable TV and WI-FI. A few sites have trees which may block roof satellites. Although there are a some pull-through sites, two of them appear (they are nice trailers on cement blocks) to be occupied by long term residents. Not all the back-in sites are long enough to hold a large RV and some would be very difficult to back into for a large motorhome or a 5th wheel. There is a 2 machine laundry. The dryer did not work well - just barely dry enough after two $1.25 drying cycles. The bathroom noted in a previous review is nice but just one single, unisex bathroom. You enter an ante-room with a bench and there is another door to the bathroom with the toilet, sink, and shower. This could be a problem if there are any popups or tenters in the park. There are no recreational (pool, playground, etc.) amenities, so there is nothing for kids. Nice enough park but a bit expensive for what is offered. We camped at Big River Resort (formerly Wabasha Motel and RV Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very nice RV park on the south edge of town, along with a motel. Paved entrance road and parking lot. The interior RV roads and sites are gravel, level, lots of space between. Very well maintained, lots of trees, landscaping and lots of grass area between the sites. Very friendly place, great restaurants in town, paved bike trail next to the park. Wi-Fi works great. The restroom/showers are large, modern and super clean, they are in fact new this year. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Big River Resort (formerly Wabasha Motel and RV Park) in a Motorhome.

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