From the pictures and description on the website, we had high hopes for this campground. Upon arrival, we were put in a campsite where the hookups for the water and electric were broken. So we had to move to a different site, after we had already unhooked and setup. The part of the campsite closest to the river resembles a gypsy camp. There are various makeshift tents constructed of tarps and chicken wire. There are loose dogs running around. Broken down cars covered with tarps. The bathrooms and showers are infested with spiders. The stall doors have so much rust on them that the bottoms are falling off. The toilet paper was always empty in a least one of the stalls. In the stalls that did have paper, the toilets were plugged. The pool looked as if it had not been cleaned for a very long time. There were cars racing in and out of the campground at all hours of the day and night. I would not recommend this campground to anyone, let alone campers with small children, as they would not be safe. It's really unfortunate that this campground is not properly maintained, as it could be quite beautiful and it is in a superb location. Needless to say, my family and I will not be staying at Shakopee RV park again.
The only thing that could make this campground better is if it was on a lake. Lots of fun things for kids to do. There was a parade the weekend that we were there. There was also a band in the pavilion on Saturday night. They have a small indoor pool that is perfect if you have kids. Clean restroom and free showers. Pet friendly. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Nice office with lots of extras. Highly recommend St. Croix Haven Campground. We will definitely be visiting again!
The staff at this campground are very nice. The lake is small, but very quiet and beautiful. They have small boats for rental for a very reasonable rate. The pool is wonderful. Bathrooms and showers (free) were always clean. Their rates are a little high, but you usually get what you pay for. I would highly recommend Hickory Lake Campground if you are looking for a relaxing place to visit.