This is a hard campground to review. It has a unique location on a peninsula (maybe island) in the Mississippi, across from Red Wing Minnesota. But most spots (all the desirable spots) are taken by seasonal rentals. We were in a spot right on the river, but very close to the highway bridge over the river and connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin--noisy all night. The Marina was directly on front of us, but it seemed in bad sharp with very few boats. Red Wing is an active port with a lot of train traffic and noise from the grain elevators, etc. so not peaceful--but a stunning sunrise with a beautiful down river view pretty much compensated for the noise and the "rustic" condition of the overnight campsites. We would recommend Island Campground to those in the area looking for a different kind of one night stay.
Very nice campground walking distance to Pipestone National Monument, which is well worth a visit. Sites all had grass and trees, picnic tables and fire rings. We had a long pull through---convenient because we didn't have to detach truck from trailer. Campground was very large, but it may feel crowded during the season. There are a few seasonal sites, but they all seemed well kept and were just a small number overall. Pool was closed for the season. Internet was fine. Owners might do better to shield off work areas from recreation/camping. Restrooms were older but very clean and adequate. Little town of Pipestone looked interesting, but we didn't have time to explore. We thought this overall is a beautiful part of Minnesota. We would recommend this campground.
Not worth the price. Very noisy due to proximity to I-80. Good concrete pads, but no landscaping in "new" area. Person on desk did not tell us that we were choosing a spot with no grass and no Internet ( apparently due to distance from office). The little lake next to sites was nice for walking the dog. Bathrooms were okay--fairly new construction but certainly not spotlessly clean. Best features: good pads, very level, long pull through sites so we didn't have to disconnect truck.
Cascade is on the popular Chalk Creek Canyon. It is a typical National Forest Service campground in this area, with developed camp sites, vault toilets, and water available. All three Forest Service developed campgrounds appear suitable for RVs, but traffic noise from the county road is a problem. The road leads to the ghost town of St. Elmo (worth a visit), and lots of areas allowing ATVs so the road was busy from very early morning until after dark. Cascade campground is very pretty with lots of trees and great views of the canyon walls/cliffs. Chalk Creek is on the other side of the road from the campground. Sites are well spaced. We like Cascade the best of the three campgrounds because of the abundance of trees. There is plenty to do in the area, including Mt. Princeton Hot Springs and river rafting and fishing on the Arkansas River. Mountain town of Salida is fairly close by.
Bayfield Riverside RV Park more than met our expectations. We were in site #1, which is a back in site very suitable for smaller trailers or motor homes, next to creek with both shade and a over sized grassy area in the sun. The Park property is very large, with meadows, streams and ponds, so great for dog walks. Owners and their crew work really hard on landscaping, cleanliness and upkeep. Unbelievable display of flowers and a huge lawn. Park is next to the highway, but at least at our site, traffic noise was not an issue because of the sounds of the running stream. Location is convenient to Colorado mountain activities and good fishing, but it is way out of the congestion of Durango. WiFi great most of the day but less accessible in the evening. We will definitely stay here again when we return to this area.