If new, remodeled or trendy is important to you, this is not the campground for you. If cleanliness and friendliness are important, you've found the right place. Most of the buildings at this campground are older and in need of some cosmetic TLC such as painting, etc. However, there are many other positive things that outweigh the negative. The bathrooms are immaculate. They've even put dehumidifiers in the restrooms to help with the constant dampness characteristic of most shower facilities. The pool was nice and warm. The kids never complained of being cold. The playground is more modern and in better condition than most commercial campground playgrounds. The staff was extremely friendly and laid back. The campground itself was quiet. Activities such as Bingo and art were offered. The game room needed some paint on the outside, but the inside was clean and all the games worked properly. The location is good. It is removed, but not too far from a major highway and is a short distance from the Pipestone National Monument. The only real negative for us was the train whistle sounding in the night. It was pretty bad the first night, but we only heard it once the second night. The train track runs right through the middle of Pipestone, so pretty much anywhere you are in town, you're probably going to hear the whistle. We would stay here again.
Everything in this park was clean and well-maintained. The grounds were clean and the bathrooms were clean and updated. There were three showers in the restroom instead of the usual two, so this helped alleviate congestion in the morning. There were also two sets of restrooms. The sites are mostly shady and level. The cement pads for the picnic table are a nice plus. We liked how the seasonal campers were clearly separated from the weekenders. Our request for a site near the pool and playground was honored. The fishing dock was a nice feature, but the fishing was very poor (no fault of the campground). The location was terrific. It is located on a major highway, but sits far away from the road and the major tourist attractions to allow for peace and quiet. It's a bit of an oasis in the midst of the hustle and bustle. Even though we have children of our own, it was truly a pleasure to be at a campground where children were banned from running around after 10PM. This was one of the quietest campgrounds we've visited. The only negatives would be that the pool was extremely cold, the dryers were old and didn't dry the clothes on the first cycle and the playground could use some updates. We would definitely stay here again.
This is a city campground comprised of both seasonal and overnight campsites. The seasonal campsites appear to have different amenities, making it difficult to answer questions about sewer, water, space, etc. The overnight campsites have electricity only. We have a 35 ft. trailer and were given a site that we could not have gotten into except for the fact that the campsite behind us was empty when we arrived, allowing us to pull through. Had this site been occupied, we would have been up a creek with no way to back into our site due to space constraints. The office closes at 5:00, so we would have been unable to request a different site at the time. We felt that $35 a night for such a cramped site with electricity only was a bit steep. We could have camped at a state park for far less money, gotten a larger site and had the same amenities. The bathrooms were clean and appeared to be new. Fishing off the dock in the marina was terrific. The playground is mediocre. I've seen better playgrounds and I've seen worse. There is a city park with tennis courts and a swim beach nearby, but these would be a long walk for most people, so plan on driving. There is also a nice paved bike path adjacent to the campground.