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12 RV Parks near Aitkin, Minnesota
Jul 2017 - $54.00
This is a lovely campground located in northern Wisconsin. We stayed here while visiting friends in McGregor as it is one of the few campgrounds in that area with sites large enough for our rig and with full hookup available. The campground is almost an hour off the highway but we used I-35 and Rt. 18 which was an easy drive. We drive a 45ft MH with a tow and easily navigated the roads to, into, and around the campground. Out site was super long, level, and in the open making it possible to get the car into the site and also get good satellite reception. We also had a huge area outside our doorway with a picnic table. The campground is meticulous and it is apparent the owners take a great deal of pride in their property. We arrived on July 2 so the CG was packed with kid and families enjoying the holiday. Despite this, it was quiet at night and very peaceful. Most sites look very level and easily accessible. Utilities were conveniently placed and worked fine. Wifi seemed a bit slow so I connected via my hotspot which had a great signal. We would return here if we were in the area. - LvR
Aug 2015 - $50.00
This campground has large sites with nice green grass, the owners are friendly and there is a lot to do with the kids. The only reason I didn't rate it a 10/10 is that it is quite expensive. It's been worth it for our family, however, as we continue to return to Pete's Retreat. - Thecampingfive
Aug 2015 - $24.00
Thought I'd add a recent review.
As others said, very well run, clean, etc . I highly recommend it. A great bargain because of the amenities (full hookups, etc) with Passport America.
We asked for and got a site with shade that is also pull through.
Free wifi, but Verizon /AT&T both come in well.
There's a heated pool/hot tub/small snack bar. - RoadVenture
Aug 2012 - $56.00
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. - MNCampingFamily
Aug 2011 - $52.00
If you love barking dogs, this is your place. Otherwise, stay away! We listened to the dogs of seasonal campers bark constantly. Fireworks, loud partying, and barking dogs well past quiet time. We did report this to the office, and fortunately these seasonal campers weren't there the entire length of our stay. The pool is warm, but very small and doesn't open until noon. The beach is nice. Sites are not level and requires some maneuvering between trees. The bathrooms are clean. They certainly do nickel & dime their guests! It is not worth the cost. We won't be returning. - apple234
Jul 2011 - $52.00
Clean campground with very friendly owners. Only downside is feeling nickel and dime for everything. After paying $52 a night plus $5 a night for a dog, I hate to pay $5/hour for a simple canoe and $.25 for a shower. Resort was pretty wet but we have had lots of rain. Overall a decent experience but just a bit high for what you get. - Mr.Surfer
Jun 2019 - $30.00
This is a very basic campground that caters mostly to the mountain bike crowd. The are 6 30-50 amp electric sites and 6 tent sites. I stayed at site 5 . All trailer sites are fairly level with gravel pads. Plenty long enough for my 33' trailer and 20' long truck. Tent sites are in a grassy area. This is a great quiet place to base from if you are doing local activities like biking. There is a playground, pavilion, and mountain bike pump track. Otherwise there is nothing else to do in the park. One shower and one toilet. Both were clean. Water is available at the dump station. You must register on-line at their website. There is no on-site registration. No ATT cell service unless you go to the top of the hill by vehicle. I had to do this to register. Don't know about others. - tslarson
Jun 2014 - $25.00
Small city park with 20 RV sites, 6 tent sites and dump station. RVs must enter off 2nd St. SW. There is no host or manager on site, but there are envelopes at a kiosk and the city offices are just north of the park. Bathroom has only one shower for men and one for women. There was no hot water when we arrived so I called the city offices and they sent someone over, but it didn't get fixed all weekend. Most of the sites are grass, but with any appreciable rain, the ones toward the lake get very wet and muddy. Not many campgrounds in the area so it works for at least short stays. - Good Vibes
Jul 2016 - $46.00
We requested a site facing the lake with a nightly rate of $46.00 for water and electric only versus $42.00. In addition, there are other extra daily costs of $5.00 for use of any of the following items: dump station, boat launch, a dock space. We launched our boat once, but did not use a dock space, but were charged for it.
We felt the $46.00 nightly rate, without full hook-up, should include use of the dump station, as well as access to the boat launch, and temporary tie up somewhere without charge, since Turtle Lake is part of their campground, and advertised as such. We felt this was excessive, and had not encountered it before at any other campgrounds across the states.
Also, it said pets welcome, but the cost was $3.00 per day/per pet - again, we felt this was excessive; we had two small dogs (approx. 20 lbs. each).
Otherwise, the campground was very nice, staff very accommodating, grounds were kept nice, and sites were nicely spaced and laid out. Mosquitoes were horrible and mean. - Travelor
Sep 2012 - $35.00
Nice little campground, some sites seem small and close together. There is a small store but it is close too the end of the season so the stock was low. The showers are clean but need some minor repairs. Everyone one was friendly and the owners seem to have things under control. It is family and pet friendly, plenty for the kids to do. We will stay here again. - B HANSEN
Jun 2010 - $45.00
A very nice campground. Pet and family friendly. The sites are nice and fairly good sized. The bathrooms are clean. - smores
May 2018 - $18.00
Admittedly, this was our first stay as a seasonal camper. While we have stayed a long time before at another place, we knew from a previous shorter stay what to expect. To prepare for this trip we exchanged calls and e-mails with the owners before making the decision. On-line reviews were good and using Google Earth the place seemed okay. First, the good news. We never lost power during the time there. However, the loss of water pressure occurred three times and each time we were unable to contact mgt. and had to leave voicemails. The problems were taken care of. We signed a lease, however that was basically a waste of paper. The rules stated a two-vehicle limit. What we encountered was multiple vehicles and boats at many sites creating maneuvering issues on the roads. Trees and shrubs not being maintained and as the summer wore on lots of scratches on our vehicle. The owners are running the place like its a hobby, as they have full-time jobs off-site and are completely unaware of what goes on at the "Resort." Roads are dirt and rock filled and when it rains as it often did, water is everywhere. Once you leave the paved road into the "resort" you pass through a sand pit and drive on a narrow road with rocks, hills, and blind spots to your site. Dogs running off lease and doing their business anywhere they please as well as barking at all times. Trash dumpsters were located in the sandpit and was picked up weekly. Twice a week would have been better. Access to the MS River was non-existent due to grass at the ramp and the canoe/kayak input area was broken. Grass trail access was unusable as the summer wore on due to a lack of maintenance. We finally left two months early and the rate reflects that. - Mr. Camper
Sites: 96 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 1 Reviews
Jun 2011 - $33.00
The sites are nice and large, each site has a picnic table and fire ring. The park is mostly heavily wooded. There is a nice clear stream and there are canoes and inner tubes available. The roads and pads are all gravel, watch out for the speed bumps. There is a clean heated swimming pool. There also is a camp store with reasonable prices, a game and recreation room. There is a nice patio with a fire ring overlooking the stream. The bathrooms and laundry were very clean. The Wi-Fi worked well at our site. The staff were friendly and made coffee for our group. The park was about 75% seasonal campers but that was not a problem. This park is located far enough away from the highway so that it was very quiet and peaceful. It was a very pleasant stay and we would return. - pawatt
Jul 2019 - $31.00
This is a beautiful park in the north woods—very green and lovely. That said—the park is NOT big rig friendly. Our campsite was a tight fit to turn into. The camp roads are gravel with sharp turns, and the trees are overgrown. Our rig was scratched and scraped by branches repeatedly. The bathrooms are clean and seem to have been recently refurbished. Showers are also clean with good water pressure and hot water—but they are push button and you only get 30 seconds per push. No cell or WiFi or OTA tv. Not sure satellite would work with all the trees. If you have a tent, pop up or smaller trailer and want a nice quiet park, this will work. Big rigs are a no go. - SandmannRV
Jul 2015 - $29.00
Heavily wooded sites on all gravel roads. Very quiet other than a constant cycling of what sounded like a circuit breaker or relay switch on a pole. We used as a stop from a longer trip out west. Very buggy (biting flies and mosquitoes). Campground is close to one of several lakes in park, but no site has direct view/overlook to lake. And lake has no swimming - must drive to other lake with swimming beach.
Restrooms were very clean. Showers were located outside toilet area as separate rooms, and were clean and hot. Small bench available, only 1 hook for hanging towel and clothes.
Site difficult to get into - at top of hill that was required to back up. Difficult with larger rig on gravel road. But once in site it was level and roomy - did have a drop-off between sites. - Browndogs2
Aug 2008 - $22.00
We loved this park. It is off the beaten trail, but that's why it's so wonderful. The sites are private and shaded. The kids rode their scooters on the road. There was plenty to do, we borrowed the park's GPS and went geocaching. The kids loved the beach. Lovely hiking trails. We drove to Hibbing one day and toured the mines and Iron world (it's about and hour or so north). We would definitely stay here again. - dansophem
Jul 2019 - $14.00
This is my first time reviewing any park. Thought I better start participating. We live 30 minutes from this campground and stayed here for the first time last fall. Turns out we were missing a beautiful place to go to. This is a Federal Dam campground and they have a nice walkway over the Dam that is quite scenic. If you have a boat you can launch it, stash your boat trailer near the boat landing and then be able to use your vehicle as you wish. This beach is set aside just for the boats. They also have a swimming beach as well. Campsites can vary. Some campsites are large and have shade trees and good privacy. Other campsites can be small and close to your neighbors. We like site #2 for it's larger size and privacy. Many other campers like to get campsites that are closer to the water. A small town is a short walk away. The real gem is the Cross Lake Chain of Lakes that the Park sits on. This is one of the most beautiful lake chains in Minnesota. We now plan on camping here once or twice each summer season. You will enjoy the Park much more if you have access to the water. - jfkidder
Sep 2016 - $26.00
The park is well laid out and paved roads are narrow but accommodate large Motorhomes. The sites are spread out and leave plenty of room between campers. The sites only have electricity but the dump station is easy to get to and use. Most sites looked close to level but mine required some adjustments. Because of the trees, my satellite didn't work. The staff is very friendly and willing to help out. A gas/diesel/ convenience store is nearby, as well as a grocery store, restaraunt and other shops. - George Malloy
May 2015 - $26.00
This is a great park, tons of room between sites. Right across the street from a small shopping district. Price was for the electric sites. Small swimming area on Crosslake, two boat ramps on the lake. This is a huge boating area. Paved roads in the campground with gravel sites. Nice to have a site large enough so you can have the awning out and still have a fire in the fire pit. I would have rated this a "10" but one loop is close to a busy road and there are several street lights that are not needed throughout the campground. Several lit up campsites. I would not have wanted to be in one of those sites. - tslarson
Oct 2010 - $40.00
Completely remodeled RV Resort with lake front and lake view campsites in a park like setting. Sandy swim beach and nice docks. Very clean park with quiet time rules. Pet friendly and family friendly resort. South East of Brainerd on Lower South Long Lake and a few miles from Paul Bunyan land. - Y5Family