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09/2014
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice park with a new section of full hookup sites. They have 32 new sites that are all full hookup sites. The new sites, some of them backup to the woods and others are out in the open. No low hanging trees, as it is new, and no shade. The sites all are very spacious in the new section. The old section with the electric sites are a little smaller, but are well shaded and more private. Plenty of wildlife. We were seeing deer every time we went for a walk. A nice park overall and we will return. We stayed in a full hookup site. Only downsides were the sewer pipe was about 8-9 inches above ground and makes it difficult to drain your tanks, and the lack of shade trees in the new area we stayed in but did enjoy the big open sites.
06/2014
rating [ 10/10 ]
We thought this was an absolutely wonderful campground that had everything. We got a site that had a few trees to give a little privacy and shade. They are adding on to it now and making more seasonal sites in the back. There is a little bit of road noise you can hear off of Interstate 94, but it is not real noisy. A 5' pool, a kids waterpark, mini golf, horse shoes, and a big playground. They even serve soft serve ice cream. We got a full hook up site and it was right around $50 a night on the weekend.
06/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
Another campground with not a lot to do with a very high rate. The staff was friendly and brought me out to my site. The sites were not real level but not to hard to level. It is an old KOA so they have the same setup and amenities as a KOA. I was a little disappointed that when I called and placed my reservation. I had ask for a back in site around the outside and was given a pull thru right in the middle. I do not care to camp in a pull thru right on top of my neighbors. This was my major problem and the fact that they had back in sites open for the weekend we were there. The back in sites seemed to be more private and that is big for us. It was not at though the lady that took my reservation did not know about it. She ask why I wanted a back in, and explained to her exactly that way. They did have a 5' deep pool that was nice and is hard to find a campground with a pool around that MSP metro area.
06/2014
rating [ 7/10 ]
This was a nice campground with a nice 5' pool with 2 waterslides. They had basketball, shuffle board, swimming pool, a lake with boat rental directly across the road. There was a lot of seasonal campers that are set up around the outer edge of the campground. I thought the price was quite high for being there on a Tuesday night. I was here with my 2 kids and they were quick to point out that the base price is for 2 people and I would have to pay for the 3rd person. I really dislike having to pay for people in your family. I think that the rate they have was a little extreme. It was quiet during our stay being during the week and how close it is to Old Highway 14.
10/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
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.
08/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice city owned and run campground. The campground hosts are very nice and very friendly. We came down here Labor Day weekend for 2 reasons. First because I did not have reservations for anywhere else on the busy weekend and they do not take reservation, it is all first come first serve. Second because of the Waterpark next door. The Water Park, known as the Aquatic Center, was closed for the weekend, and we found that out after we arrived, because it is mainly staffed (lifeguards) by college students and they had all went back to school and did not have enough help to open it and run it. Bummer! Other than that the park was very nice with some sites shaded and others not. You pick your own site when you get there and set up. No sites are assigned. A short walk or drive away is a deer farm, a rustic playground, and geese that sit by the river that runs through the area. It was fairly quiet for the most part. You could here traffic going by on the city street but nothing too bad, and you could hear a train go through town about 4 or 5 times a day. The train was a couple of miles away and was just a distant sound. We will definitely be back, only we will do it in the middle of the summer so we are sure that the Aquatic Center will be open. They have Tent sites $12, Water & Electric $16, and Full Hook Up for $25.
08/2013
rating [ 8/10 ]
Everything from the previous review is right on. I camped in an area of the campground this time where the sites are extremely close together and no shade. I really do like this campground, but I will have to do more research on the site I choose here next time. I will be back.
08/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
This park is right next to the Mississippi River in front of you and right behind you there is a railroad tracks. There is a ferry just south of the park that goes across to Illinois throughout the day. The train went through 3 times while we were there (about 12 hours). It is very loud and very close. Other than the train the park is very quiet, we had read that the tracks were there so it was not a surprise to us. There is no regular set schedule as to when a barge will be coming up to go through the lock and dam so it is just luck as to when they come through when you are there. They could be lined up waiting to get through or it could be a few hours in between. Overall the park could use a good scrub down and for some black dirt brought in and seeded. Not much grass, but have a lot of weeds. We just put out our carpet and enjoyed sitting by the river. If you are going here they have an address of 700 North Front Street, Canton. Very easy to find and it is off route 16 off of U.S. 61, east of 61. We would stay here again when passing through. It is worth the stop to see the lock and dam, it is a very laid back and quiet place. It is all self registration when you get there. Have cash or check for $18 per night.
08/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Park had many positives. Nice pool, quiet evenings, full hookups, cable, wi-fi. Wi-fi was a bit weak and slow being right next to the office. The place has a lot of seasonals, and they are at one end and really keep to themselves. We are not too far from an airport here, and it was a bit noisy early morning. Overall I really liked this park and will definitely come back. Nice, new, and clean. Many things for the kids to do and pretty price friendly for a Jellystone Park. The price reflects a Good Sam Club discount of 10%.
08/2013
rating [ 6/10 ]
Very nice park close to The Gulf of Mexico. The sites have either a dirt base or a pea gravel base depending on which side of the park you are in. The walk down to the gulf from the parking area is very short. We enjoyed our stay here and the staff was very friendly. We will stay here if in the area. Make reservations well in advance.
08/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
Very nice park right on The Gulf of Mexico. We were in a site close to the pool and just loved it. They have a tram that runs once an hour down to the Gulf and back, as you can not park very close. They have live music on Thursday nights and a kids movie at the amphitheater on Friday night. Some sites are bigger than others and others are more private. They have cable TV, but we could not get channels to come in clear. We would definitely stay here again.
08/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Like everyone else has said, we used it as a stop over on the way to Florida. All pull through sites easy on and off the freeway. Gravel interior roads and pads. It is right off of I-65. Turn in 1st driveway. Owner was very nice and helped us ever way possible. We would stay here again if in the area.
07/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
I would suggest entering off of I-80 and follow signs to park. Very easy and well marked. We had a pull through site. It was rather small. We got in late at night and thought it would be easier, not much room on either side of us. We walked around and the back ins were very spacious. We only stayed here for just a stop over,and it was just fine for it. It is a very beautiful park and a lot to see and do. I would like to stop back when we could stay longer.
06/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice quiet campground! We camped here just before July 4th. The weather was nice and it didn't rain during our stay. It was very quiet and is set up very nicely. I would strongly recommend this park to friends and family. I will stay again when in the area.
07/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice city campground. Very quiet and a few seasonal campers. We got in here last minute on a weekend. The campground hosts were very nice and friendly. The bundles of wood for $5 are HUGE! We will stay here again when we get in the area. The sites are big, but not the most private.
07/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice campground at a great rate. We stayed here just before July 4th. This place has all the extras, only downside is that they put the sites way too close together and you are very close to your neighbor. All sites are back in sites. They all also have full hookups with cable TV hookup. Also, have 4 different swimming pools that you can choose from to go to. We will stay here again.
07/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
We really enjoyed this State Park. It has a lot of biking and hiking areas. The sites all had tall mature trees around them. Some of the sites were longer and more private than others. The camping area is quite a ways off of the main road (5 Miles). The sites were nice and level.
07/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very nice park. We had a very long site as most of them are. This is a very large State Park with many hiking and biking trails. It has a lot to offer. It is one of the few State Parks on the North Shore that offers camping for larger units. We will be back. Very nice!
07/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice State Park. It is a very busy park. There is a lot to do here. You can go up and walk through the Headwaters of the Mississippi River on the north side of the park. I would suggest reservations well in advance here. This park has very good signage marking where things are and how to get to them.
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice park. BIG!! 30,000 acres. A lot to do here, from fishing to boating, or just go for a hike. Kids really enjoyed swimming at the beach. Sites were easy to back into.
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
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.
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
Nice peaceful state park. Nice lakes, trails, and other things to do. We stayed in the Lower Campground; it only has electric hookups. The signage to find the campground's the office was not marked well at all.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is a very nice campground. Like people have said in the past, it is missing mature shade trees. There was a lot to see and do here. Nice level back-in sites that had good space. Just missed the shade and some privacy.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
We have stayed here a few different times and it is one of the kids favorites. Nice spaced sites with a good layout. There is no shade at all. The kids like the pool. They do have a big amusement park right behind the campground. No fire pits for a bonfire.
06/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
We loved it here! You are just a short walk or bike ride from a beautiful white sand beach of The Gulf of Mexico. We ended up staying longer then we planned to go and swim in the The Gulf. It was absolutely beautiful. We are already trying to plan a return trip for next year. Very friendly staff.
06/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
Very nice! Take time to enjoy a day or two at the campground. The kids loved the pool and the games at the pool. Nightly fireworks at the marina that you could see from Disney World. We had a great time here. Staff was friendly and helpful.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was very nice park. Some of the sites were not level. We did not look any further then the pull through sites. They are very tight getting in and out of. The park had a lot of things to do at it. A very nice lake. I prefer a back in site but with the size of these sites I would strongly suggest a pull through for a bigger vehicle. If in the area, we will be back.
06/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
A nice state park, a little on the smaller side. To get turned around it is very tight. Sites are nice and level with not much privacy between you and your neighbors. I would probably not stay here again.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice State Park. The sites look nice: big, and level. Campground hosts were very nice and friendly.
05/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice state park with lots of hiking trails and horse trails. Not much privacy between sites. The only separation between sites was prairie grasses.
05/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This KOA has rather small sites. We got a big pull-through site even though we had ask for back-in. I was OK with that as it was a big site and the park was not full. This park does not have many large sites for bigger units. The pool was not open yet and that was one of the main reasons I booked that specific campground. The hosts were out and about most of our stay, that was nice to see. The hostess brought us cookies and a complimentary newspaper on our first night's stay. A very nice touch. The host and hostess were also very friendly and willing to answer any and all questions. Very easy to get to if you are coming into Rochester.
07/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Very nice park next to a 9-hole golf course. It is a nice and quiet park that is very busy on the weekends. I would highly recommend this park to anyone especially with young kids. Nice playground area. Most of the sites are well shaded. Some sites are large and others are smaller for tents or a popup. We enjoy this one very much.
07/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a nice State Park. The Park is off of 95 between Taylors Falls and Stillwater and is located on the St. Croix River. The park is very big with a swimming beach, boat launch, canoe rental, picnic area and many other things. The sites in the Savanna Campground part of the park seemed bigger then the ones in the Riverway Campground part. Both Campgrounds were shaded with Riveryway being much more shaded. Overall a very nice park along a scenic river. We will be back.
06/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This was one of the biggest state parks that we have been to. The sites are big, the park is big, and overall it is just a wonderful park. We stayed in a site with electricity and it was nice and level. Most of the sites are very big and they are long. It is in a sandy area, so there is sand around. The roads into the park are all paved. The campsites are at least 2 miles from the main gate to the park. It puts you back into wilderness. There is alot of animals in the park. We will be back as this was one of the best.
06/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a very nice park that is on a very nice lake. The sites are all back in sites. They all have a good view of the lake. There is a very large and nice playground. The bathrooms are very nice and clean. The east side sites have more shade than the west ones do. Very nice park. Well maintained. We will be back.
06/2010
rating [ 6/10 ]
This was a nice clean park, the staff was very friendly and helpful. It has a nice pool nearby that was not open yet. The golf course and ball fields were nice. They have playground equipment in 2 different areas of the park and they are both nice. One of the sets of playground equipment is much newer than the other. The park has 28 sites, 24 of which have full hookups. The downside is that this park should not have that many sites. It is way to small for that many sites. For us the single most important part of a camping site is space and location. We did not have a very good location, and there certainly was not much space between camping sites. This would probably be one we should have went to during the week instead of on the weekend when they were full. I don't think we will be back as there is many more in the area for us to explore.
05/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a State Park that has so much to offer. It has miles of hiking trails, a nice water fall that is just a short hike from the campground. It has a playground and geo caching. It is very quiet and wooded. We stayed in site 7 because we did not have reservations but it was a nice site and would stay there again. We will be back. If you are planning on a weekend in the summer make sure you have reservations or get there early enough to get a non reservable site.
05/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We did not really get to enjoy this campground as it was very cold and raining while we were staying here. We stayed in The Base Camp and would not advise staying in that one as the access to the sites is very small and tight to get in and out of, but it is very close to the office, pool, and playground. We did go around the whole campground (which is huge) and found some very nice sites up in the Lower Ranch Camp and The Island Camp. The Line Camp also had some nice sites, but I would try the other two first. There were deer all over there. During our 2 day stay we must have seen over 50 deer. They do have a nice heated pool and hot tub, but they were not open when we were there because it was too cold. I wish that the weather would have been nicer when we were there as this is a nice campground to be able to explore.
05/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
Another beautiful state park. This park has so much to do. It has a water park, horse riding, bike trails, and a lake. We did not explore the lake area, but the bike trails were wonderful. It has a playground just across from site number one. We stayed in site 1 so that the kids could go and play on the playground. It was nice and level. Some sites are smaller and tighter than others, but there was plenty of room to get around. There is a definite buzz from the highway (I-80) that you can hear. It was not bad when we were inside sleeping. You will also need to purchase a daily park pass that is $4 per day from noon to noon. This park is wonderful. and we will try and get back when we can stay longer to enjoy more of it.
05/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
We stayed here on a weekend, and it is a very busy park on the weekend. There is so much to do at this park. We stayed in site 123. It was one of the better sites that I saw. I would have also picked 121 or site 61. 61 was more shaded than the rest of them. They have back-in or pull-in, or sites that you just pull off to the side. Some of the sites have concrete slabs and others are just rock. The volunteer hosts take such good care of the campsites. After each camper leaves they go and tidy up the site and rake the gravel and have it very nice and ready to go for the next person. I was very impressed with that part of the campground. The one downside that we did notice is you can hear the freeway noise from the campground. It is not terribly loud, but you can hear it throughout the park. This campground also does not have a lot of shaded areas. The park has lots of bike trails, a big lake, and a nice beach. This was a very nice park and we will be back our next time through.
05/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
We stayed here on a Tuesday evening. I wish we could have stayed longer. This is very nice State Park. People were friendly, the park was beautiful, and everything was very clean. We stayed in the East Campground along the lake in site 43. Other sites I would recommend would be 44 or 45. If and when we get back we will try to get into site 45. We could see the playground from there and the kids could play and ride bikes. We pretty much had the whole campground to ourselves. Most of the sites had electricity but no water or sewer. Fine for us we were there only the one night. This park is very quiet; you will probably wake up to the sound of the birds singing. There is a daily park pass required that cost $6 and lasted from noon until noon the next day. The camping cost was $16 a day. Very reasonable for such a nice park. It is located about 6 miles south of I-90 and is well marked to get into. You register at the campground on the west side and if you choose a site on the east side you must drive about 1.5 miles around the lake to the other side. Well worth the drive. I really enjoyed this park and will strongly recommend it to all my camping friends.
09/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
A very nice State Park. They have two different camping areas. Big Island is more wooded and private and White Fox is newer with very nice bathroom and showers. The park staff is very friendly and helpful. We did the Geocaching and that was fun for us. Nice bike trails. We will be back.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We camped here back in the back by the playground and it is right off of I-35 and is very noisy day and night. It is a nice campground but the sites are very small and crowded. The parking is very limited and makes the roads in the park small when people are parked on the side. Nice pool and rec hall. We will probably be back just try and get something further from the road.
08/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice campground with all cement sites. Sites are very close together. The park is very clean and well maintained, with water, sewer and electricity hookups. It was very quiet with one exception about 10:00 at night, the cars next door at the casino were tearing around in and out of the parking lot. It lasted about 1/2 hour. I don't think this is a nightly thing but I don't know. Overall very nice.
08/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We came in on a Monday and it was very quiet. It was nice to see nice grassy sites. The sites were very small and close together. No one was around us so it was not an issue. I had asked for a 30 amp site with full hookups and we were put on a 20 amp site with NO sewer. We only stayed for one night so that was not an issue either but would have been nice to get what I had asked for when I placed the reservation. It did appear to be in nice shape and well taken care of. All of there dumpsters were extremely full and needed to be emptied. I do not believe we will be back as there is many more options in that area that we could explore in the future.
08/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
A nice campground that is very family friendly. They had many different activities for the kids throughout the day, we did appreciate that. As far as full hookups we only saw 13 sites that were full hookups that were not for the seasonal guests. It is very busy on the weekends and require a 3 day stay on the weekends. We will be back.
06/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
Very nice county park. Most sites are very large and shaded. They are not paved sites. Each site has its own fire pit. We have been here several times, and it is one of the cleanest campgrounds that we have been to. They do not have water hookups so have your water before you get here. The bathrooms are non flush toilets with no running water in them, but there is water spigots throughout the campground. They have a few double sites; if you are going with family or friends, you can put two campers in each of them. The playground is in good shape and has a central location in the park.
07/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
Nice campground with a nice looking pool and playground area, but we did not use either. The site that we were in had the sewer hookup way up toward the front of the site so I was unable to hookup my sewer. I was only here for one night so that was not an issue. I would stay here again when passing through the area as there is much to do around the campground. It was a nice quiet area for the campground not to far off the Interstates 80 and 35.
07/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stopped here while passing through. It was good for stopping at on the way through but would not want to stay a very long time as the traffic is very noisy early in the morning. I would recommend staying over by the park and not by Parvin Road. There are no bonfires allow at this campground. It has a nice shallow swimming pool about 4'6" at the deepest and a hot tub. It is very clean and a little hard to find your way into the village area. I would stay here again if going through the area just a different site.
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