15 RV Parks near Nelson, Wisconsin
Oct 2016 - $38.00
We found this on Good Sam, otherwise didn't know it even existed. Had a nice stay with quite a few things in the area to see. Lots fit our 45' motorhome and vehicle well. Area was mowed but appeared to have never been trimmed around edges, under trees & shrubs or around RV hook-up areas. You have to get used to the numerous trains passing by a few blocks over all day and night. Because of family in the area we will be back. - CJWagner
Sep 2016 - $38.00
This is a very nice park with great views of the bluffs. The sites are well maintained with plenty of personal space (no fencing, just open) around. - if you have a motorcycle or bicycle, this is an ideal basecamp.
We're a traveling couple with home bases in MN and SoCal and have experienced many different parks.
A few items to note:
- Trash is picked up daily, just leave at the front of your site in the morning.
- The office is a cross highway 35 in the Nelson Creamery. While your there, you should expect to spend some time sitting on the porch for some cheese, meats, wine and beer!
- Our only negative comment is the train tracks are very close to the site. They run about every 45 mins to an hour starting around 9pm. They blow their horns when running through the town and there isn't much to baffle the noise between the park and the tracks.
- Not every site has a picnic table.
- Our site (#2) was mostly level.
We would definitely stay here again in spite of the trains. - Rosenriddle
Jul 2016 - $18.00
We loved this area and we loved this park. It's like camping in a big meadow underneath the scenic bluffs. The bathhouse is clean and the laundry has new high capacity machines that don't mangle your clothes. There's not an office on site so you check in at Nelson's Creamery across the street. Manager lady was wonderful and responded quickly to any questions we had. I noticed that one reviewer noted there are no trash receptacles and that's because you just place your trash outside and they pick it up. The only downside is the noise of the frequent trains, but after a few days we didn't notice them anymore. It's a puzzle to me why this place isn't filled to capacity all the time. The rate we paid reflects the monthly rate.
Note: Don't follow your GPS. Coming from Wabasha, turn right at the second street after the railroad tracks. Coming from Pepin, turn left at Top Hat Bar. - Wind blows
Sites: 28 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 17 Reviews
Jun 2018 - $45.00
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 . - dejavu
Sep 2017 - $45.00
This is one of those RV parks that use the word "resort" loosely. We had a very long and wide, full hookup site; grass was between the sites, with a concrete patio, but dirt and gravel surface pull through. Also had a good picnic table and fire ring. But that was it. Resorts, in my mind, should have a pool, playground for children, a small store maybe, a restaurant, rooms for meetings, scheduled activities, and concrete pads. This campground had none of these. The park was very overpriced for just a regular RV site. Also, this park is not alongside the Mississippi River, but if you look at their advertisements, it gives you the image that it is. It is quiet and satellite friendly. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. We stayed here for a week in a 39 foot 5th wheel. We would stay here again if in the area. It is a good place for a base to explore along the Mississippi River. - Mike1987
Aug 2017 - $50.00
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.) - Mom_of_Two
Oct 2013 - $28.00
Stayed here in early October when the leaves were changing and it was beautiful. The park itself is about 4 blocks off of the Mississippi River and is just a short walk or ride away. As previous people have noted it is mainly all seasonal campers with a few spots for overnighters. Most the sites are full hookup sites. When you register you need to stop by the hotel that is just down the hill from the campground entrance. There is a train that goes though pretty regularly and sounds its horn each time. Seems as though it did not go through at night when we were there. The train is down by the river so it is about 4 blocks away. Pepin is a nice town with a few things to see and do. There is a playground that is across from the campground and behind the hotel. - PackerFanRick
May 2013 - $16.00
We camped here for a month so the rate shown is the monthly. First, this is a campground populated almost entirely by seasonal campers. So most sites have a tow behind or 5th wheel parked on it. There are only a handful of free sites. Weekdays there are virtually no seasonals around. They arrive on the weekend, mow their site grass, put in decks or sheds, and have a good time. Nice folks but they all locals, so full timers like us are the odd man out. Regardless, Pepin and the surrounding towns are great. Lots to do and great food. Check out the Harbor View Cafe. Super. Verizon 3G (and sometimes 4G) service good but spotty. Never was able to connect with the campground WiFi. - zulu
Sep 2011 - $24.00
This is a nice park on the edge of town. The interior roads and sites are gravel, sites are large and pretty level with lots of grass between. The older section has large mature shade trees, the newer section has lots of trees, but not yet large enough for shade. The restrooms/showers are modern, spacious and fairly clean. The Wi-Fi signal was very weak, but was able to connect. It appears that the vast majority of the sites are seasonal and they do not have alot of overnight spots, so i would recommend calling ahead. Everyone was very friendly, quiet and close to good restaurants. We would stay here again. - skate
Aug 2011 - $28.00
This is a large, private campground with over 200 sites, many of which are seasonal. The sites are grassy and shaded. Each site has a fire ring and picnic table. They aren't very wide so we were close to our neighbors. The restrooms were not maintained. The men room had a paper towel jam all day until we notified the owner. He fixed the paper towels, but still the restroom went without soap for over 24 hours. The floors were muddy and did not get mopped all weekend. There was a campground employee mowing the lawn on Sunday morning for about an hour, which was quite noisy. The owner left the office for a couple of hours on Saturday afternoon, leaving a group of four kids, about age 12, in charge behind the desk. Unfortunately the kids did not know much about running the campground and weren't able to answer any of our questions. - Juniper94
Oct 2015 - $20.00
Camping sites in small city park overlooking Lake Pepin/Mississippi River. Don't stay here if you don't like trains - there is a double track right next to park and lots of freight trains! One block from main highway. A few shops and restaurants in town. Electrical hookup only. On a Monday evening in October, we were 1 of 3 people in campground. Very pretty view of lake/river, sunset, boats. This campground is very busy in summer, first come first served. Gravel/Grass sites. Fire ring and picnic table. - Sparky6238
Jul 2017 - $30.00
Not a lot of choice in town, so this was pretty much it. Cash only at the park. Our site was right next to Hwy 61 across the road from the Lake House Restaurant and Lake Pepin, just a short walk to town. Lake City itself is a very nice town. The campground amenities were sparse with campsites very close together. However, it served our purposes and we would stay here again. - bradfeldt
May 2015 - $28.00
Since it is very early in the camping season it was difficult to reach anyone in the office. Played phone tag with the manager. When we arrived she came driving up in her golf cart to check us in. Very friendly and seemed genuinely pleased to meet us.
After paying our fee she directed us to two different areas, back-ins or pull-through and told us to pick any empty site. Found a nice pull-through which worked for us since we only were staying for one night. Fairly level, good water pressure and great 50 amp service.
The park is rather rustic looking but has a nice playground that looks fairly new and lovely landscaping. All units in the park are neat and tidy which you rarely see in parks that have long term renters.
We would stay here again if we are in the area. - Rick & Karen
Sep 2009 - $24.00
This was one of the worst campsites we have had. It started with the check-in process, where the owner checked us in but really only talked to the guy in the lawn chair shooting the breeze and not me. It continued with having to pull out on the street and coming back in to jump the curb to get back into the campground and into our "pull-thru" site. The owner walked us out there, and she told us that our neighbors had been talked with and that would be running our utilities under their camper as our site did not have any. The site was not level, even though it had gravel that could be leveled out. The seasonal campers are rude and don't respect your space, while they parked their boat in and flooded our site with water while cleaning and blocked us in with their mini-van so we could not leave. This campground does not have a view of Lake Pepin from all parts, just one small corner of seasonals. Only come to this campground if you are coming with extra vehicles and boats, because there are no rules on how to park them and manage them on site so you will be happy. - JasonW
Jun 2017 - $25.00
Park has 10 RV sites with electric and water. There also is a dump station. Tent sites also are available. The City pool is located in this Park and charges a nominal fee to use. - anmsw
Jul 2007 - $15.00
We spent 4 days here. We stayed here because it was the end of the Chippewa River Bike Trail which also meets the Cedar River trail so it was a good place to do so. Campsites are close together and are all back in, but lots of room to do so. Check out the historical museum and see the original court rooms. Read about the gunfight in 1881 and learn about the paddle wheels on the Chippewa. Unless you are just traveling through or intent on biking, this might not be the place for you. - stetwood
Jul 2017 - $31.00
Well maintained park. Restrooms were newer and clean. Only about 25 sites with electric. 20/30 amp. More tent camping. Water spicket on each loop. Lots deep, but tricky to maneuver into. Almost all pads were sloped from side to side. Scenic. - Mike from Bama
Oct 2015 - $28.00
Frontenac is one of the smaller state parks, built in the late 1950s. Go for the trail system, the views of Lake Pepin, the fall foliage, or recreation opportunities in surrounding cities. Sites are smaller and nearly all back-in, marginally suitable for large rigs. Restrooms and showers, though working, are badly in need of updating. Like other reviewers we had problems with the dryness of the firewood, which was exorbitantly priced at $6 for a small bundle. All sites are now reservable. The electric sites fill up on weekends. - Jammer
Jun 2014 - $28.00
We pulled in on a Friday late morning and got a lovely non-reservable site in the first loop. Site itself was large, with a fire pit and solid table. Slight slope down to the road which I could accommodate with a 3" board under each front wheel on the motorhome. Good electricity (121 volts) and solid Verizon 4G coverage, and about 15 digital TV stations detected. Campground is well patrolled and there was no trouble of any kind while we were there. Lots of kids on bikes having a great time racing around (we think of them as a floor show). Some fine hiking too along the ridge of the bluffs, finding several points of interest, finding geocaches left in the neighborhood, and attending a most interesting naturalist hike were among the available activities. Only down side - Ranger station sells wood for $6/bundle (which is expensive for the area) and, when I got it to the site, I found it was not totally dry - rather the fire struggled to stay alive and was hissing/sputtering until it really hot and the moisture was driven off. We hooked up the toad in the ranger station parking lot. They were nice about that and you have a lot more space than trying to do that in the campground. We had a great long weekend at Frontenac State Park. I'd need to recommend it to others. - AndersonFamily
Aug 2009 - $25.00
We camped here on a Thursday in Aug. 2009. On the positive side this place is very quiet with lots of shade and the sites are spaced nicely apart. There are a lot of trails to hike, too. On the negative side there is only 2 spots to get water and most sites were not level. It is also quite a distance to the lake. We could not get Verizon cell service or satellite TV. - portecmp
Oct 2007 - $22.00
Based on a prior review here, we spent a lovely Saturday afternoon, night, and Sunday morning at Nugget Lake. First, all of the sites are lovely but only 5 of them are level enough to suitable for a motorhome larger than 34 feet. The other sites are great for a pop-up, trailer, or 5th wheel. Some of the better motorhome-capable sites are 2, 25, and 51. Sites 45 & 47 are excellent also if you don't need electricity. The lake is nice but it is a long walk, with a steep hill, from the campground. The park does have quite a bit of nice hiking in various difficulty levels. On Friday & Saturday nights between Labor Day and Memorial Day there are movies or other activities at the amphitheater. Facilities near site #50 are excellent; some of the nicest I've seen. Those near #34 are typical vault toilets. Very limited cell phone service (less than 1 bar) on Sprint & ATT - none on TMobile. Sites are cut into the forest so you'll have good trees for shade. Satellite reception might be marginal though. All sites have picnic tables and fire pits - some are multi-level (like #19). Sites can be reserved starting Jan 1st of each year. We went on a Saturday in early October and had no problem getting a nice site without reservations. I understand they are usually full during the summer months and, after being there, I understand why! Our family voted Nugget Lake is a keeper; we will likely return for another short weekend again. - AndersonFamily
Aug 2007 - $18.00
Great county park! The sites were very shaded, very private. Lots of trees and greenery. Playground area for kids. In a county park, so there are hiking trails for all levels, fishing, picnic areas. Was quiet all weekend long, even though the campground was full. We would stay again. - cobragt23
May 2017 - $26.00
The 322 arce park is located on the Mississippi backwaters and has a boat launch and separate canoe/kayak launch. There are also very reasonably priced canoe/kayak rentals. The park also includes a nature center, 2 miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, a playground, canoe/kayak trail and excellent fishing opportunities. There are 3 campgrounds with a total of 65 sites. There are 22 sites with electric, all are in the north campground where the shower building is also located. The south campground has 35 sites, 18 on the water and 10 with water access across the road. The only downside is that there is a very active rail line running close to the park. You can actually feel the ground vibrate in the north campground. However, we stay here every Memorial day and after a while you get used to the rail traffic. - Snayte