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17 RV Parks near Akeley, Minnesota
May 2019 - $65.00
The Akeley City Park is very primitive but beautiful since it's located on 11th Crow Wing Lake. The sites vary in size and many of the sites require extra leveling procedures. The roads are dirt and can be very pot hole ridden especially in the spring. There are two restrooms which have showers but they only accommodate 1 person at a time. To my observation, there is no security, though it is possible that the town police do drive through at night.
I reserved a campsite in March (reservation for the season to start May 1, 2019) and was required to put down a $250 deposit. We arrived May 19th, 2019 and tried to park my RV on the site on May 20th, 2019. The site was so muddy that it was impossible to park or level the RV and I was mired in mud up to my hubcaps. Since more rain was in the forecast and I was traveling with two cats, as were my friends, I had to find a place to plug in the RV. I ended up having to pay $400 for 2 weeks until I could find another less expensive option. Now the City of Akeley refuses to give me back my deposit! At the Akeley City Counsel meeting on 06/12/2019 the audience was told that if you make a deposit to reserve a campsite (required) and when you arrive, the site is uninhabitable due to "an act of nature" (too muddy to park, tree falls, etc.) they get to keep your non-refundable (which isn't mentioned if you make the reservation over the phone) deposit! Do not make a reservation at this campground unless you are totally willing to lose your deposit even if the site reserved is uninhabitable. - katsuey
Aug 2018 - $41.00
We stopped in for one night. We had a great site over looking the Lake, #16. The sites are not really pull throughs, they are driven in's. You park parallel to the road, long ways. The only problem we had was the circle at the end of the road was a bit small to turn around. - plp1280
Oct 2014 - $30.00
RV Sites right on lake but sites are very close to each other. - andy anderson
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Park sits adjacent to the motel with a couple well-kept permanent mobiles in between. In a field at the edge of a grove of pine and spruce trees. We are parked pretty close kind of in a chain around the trees but no one is in the other campers. One is parked beside us with our doors facing each other. Full hook ups however.... Not much info on their website so I called ahead and the owner told us it is 30 amp. We got here, started setting up and realized it's only a regular house plugin. To her credit she did call around to about 10 places for us to find an adapter. Got one about 10 miles away and it's been working fine. The moral of that story is make sure you have an adapter with you!
There's a lumber yard across the highway with some noise from trucks and beeping during the day. They close around 5 pm.
Bullwinkle's Bar & Grill within walking distance. Less than a mile into town with several shops and restaurants. Beautiful area and a cute town that looks like it has a lot going on.
No extra amenities but it's all we need. Just a place to park with hookups for a fair price. Got here on Thursday and plan to stay the weekend before moving on. We would stay here again. - Meesha
Sep 2018 - $47.00
The price is the average over a 9 night stay. There is an up charge for weekend and holiday nights. The name of the park is accurate as this RV park is hidden and off the beaten path. Since there was road construction in the area, the owner of the park met us in town and we followed him to the RV park. We had to drive on a well packed, well graded dirt road a short distance. (Don't know if part of the construction was to pave the road in front of the park.) This is a difficult park to rate as it's still a work in progress. The park entry is a bit odd and wasn't thought through very well. The office is to the left as you drive up the hill. There are a few RV sites accessible from the road that leads to/by the office, but if you're not assigned one of those sites, there is no convenient place to turn around and the road is a dead end. Most of the RV sites are to the right as you enter the park, so it's best to park to the right as you enter and walk over to the office to check in. We were here for nine nights and it was obvious that the owners were still working to make the park a success. They are nice and helpful. The first bit of the entry road is asphalt but the interior roads are dirt/gravel. Sites are on gravel, but are not well compacted, and many are not very level. A few of the sites offer shade, but most do not. I believe all sites are full-hookup and are back-ins. Utilities are placed more to the back of the sites. We had to use 30 feet of sewer hose. The sewer connection in many of the sites is too high, so you have to "walk" the sewer hose in order to dump. There is a heated pool, but we didn't use it. There is a washer/dryer and was free to use at the time we were there. Although we didn't use the showers/bathrooms, they appeared new and clean. Verizon data and cell service worked well. There was no designated pet area, but there's plenty of space to walk pets. - Guinness
Sep 2012 - $15.00
Passport America price was $14.50. Very nicely landscaped lot next to hotel/restaurant, but also right next to the highway/main street. Utilities very good. Sites are level and all are approximately 50 foot pull-through. No office on site. Transactions done via phone according to the owner who just happened to be on site this particular day. - Full-Time Roamers
Aug 2011 - $29.00
We stayed here two weekday nights. All sites are FHU with good cable TV (60+ channels) and Wi-Fi. The previous reviews are all pretty much on the nose concerning this park: gravel lot with grass and a cement patio between the sites; flowers and lamppost at each site. I found the lamppost to be a negative as it was too bright at night and forced me to use added shading for the bedroom windows. As noted, you can use the bathroom and shower in the motel pool area. While here is no laundry in the park or motel, there is a laundromat in town. In addition to being able to walk to all the shops, stores, and restaurants in town there is a very nice lakeside city park (beach, tennis and basketball courts, boat launching area, picnic areas, etc.) at the other end of town. This park is about 1/2 a mile from the RV park. - Jerry S
Jul 2011 - $25.00
This is a great little park right at the edge of downtown. You can walk to downtown in several minutes. We ended up staying here since the park we were supposed to stay for a week wanted us to stay in the worst site they had. So glad we saw this park on the way. It is next door to AmericInn and you can use their swimming pool, hot tub, and showers if you want. There are no restrooms in the RV park, but we use ours in the trailer anyway. This place is perfect if you don't need all the so called amenities that the so called 'resorts' in the area have which they charge a ridiculous fee for. This park is exactly what we look for when we are traveling. Water pressure is great and voltage is good. We would definitely stay here again. The only reason I did not give it a 10 is they have gravel streets and sites, but they are level. They have a small concrete patio, shrubs, and flowers at each site. They also have a small street light at each site. - zrxh14
Jun 2017 - $40.00
Very, very nice park. The managers are very nice and helpful. The sites are very level and the grounds green and beautiful. - GramKate
Jun 2017 - $44.00
Watch for the sign, it comes up on you quick, and shares sign space with a supper club. Also be careful as you cross a paved multi use trail. The registration area is a little tight. Staff was not there and it took a half hour to track them down by phone, but we were there before the advertised 2 p.m. check in so I guess we can't fault therm. Theresa was very pleasant and helpful. Roads are gravel and easy to navigate. The sites are a mix of reinforced gravel (there's some kind of plastic grid that lends more support to the gravel) and dirt. Our site was super long, spacious and fairly level. Little shade. Utilities worked. Restrooms were clean. Showers are large but they ask you to limit use to 5 minutes. WiFi was miserable. Must use their firewood for the fire pits but what a bargain at $5 for 15 pieces. - VegasVagabonds
Sep 2016 - $30.00
We really enjoyed our 4-night stay here. They have some pull-throughs and a LOT of space in between sites. We didn't use the restrooms, showers or laundry but the grounds are very well maintained. Our site was level with gravel and our Verizon signal was good. We checked their Wifi signal and it was the best we've ever seen at a campground. As we were getting ready to leave we discovered one of our coach's tires was low and they had a heavy-duty compressor which they let us use. The staff was really friendly and helpful. - Sheena123
Aug 2018 - $45.00
We made reservations for two nights while on the road only one day in advance. When we got there we realized this is primarily a seasonal park with only about 10 spots for traveling RV'ers. When we booked we were told our space was a pull through. Once we got there and looked over the space we saw there was no way it was a pull through. This is an older very established campground with lots of trees and very narrow roads. We pull a 30 foot trailer and it was not easy getting around. There was no way I was going to try backing my unit into the space. So we asked for a refund and received it without questions, so kudos to them for that. My only complaint was that they weren't more upfront when we booked our reservation. I would not recommend this park for anyone pulling a trailer more than about 20 feet at the most. - Dooger54
Aug 2016 - $40.00
This is a very picturesque place to camp or take your RV. Huge red and white pines along with big oak trees are everywhere. It is a huge complex with 95% of the units being seasonal. Had nice marina/dock system. Roads were paved, common areas were clean, and it certainly had curb appeal. There was no beach to swim, and the pool was average (was closed two of the four days we were there). This wouldn't be a place I'd bring kids.
They gouged you for almost anything they could except for bags of ice ($2 for 10 pound bag). Firewood was pricey and they short-changed us on the amount of wood. Luckily we snuck in some lumber which helped get our fires started. They charged $5 extra for each person if your group was more than two, so it was over $50 a night. We rented a pontoon ($100 for 4 hours). Nice 24 ft pontoon on the big lake. OK lodge-nothing fancy. Clean bathrooms and hot showers were a plus!
The customer service was good on the surface but a pain in the "you know what" when it was all over. Staff was courteous for the most part-nicest employee was the young man delivering firewood each night! The business side was maddening. I had to give them my CC number the day before to "reserve" the site. My dad was then going to pay for all 3 nights once we got there. When it was time to check out, the staff inside said the 1st night had to be charged to me while the last two nights charged to my dad-they didn't know how to take a charge off my CC. No big deal I guess. My dad and I made a "deal" and we then parted ways. 1 hour later as I'm driving home, the same lady calls me and says I "tried to leave with out paying my due balance." She said I hadn't paid for the first night. I told her I'd given her my credit card number when I reserved the site-AND-that she also told my dad the first night had already been charged. So I had to regive my CC #. I check my emailed receipt and see I was charged an extra $32 for a tent - a tent we NEVER SET UP! UGH! Won't be coming back! - vumpire
Jul 2016 - $44.00
What a pretty spot on Leech Lake! We could see the lake from our site and it was an easy walk down to the docks. We were lucky to have cool weather and no bugs, so we could sit out on the dock for an hour in the evening and watch the boaters and Sea-Doos. We never even used any bug spray! It was in the high 70's and lovely.
We arrived in time for the 4th of July golf cart parade, which was a hoot to watch! This park has a number of permanent RV's placed on foundations and it is clear that many people spend most of their summers here. Very family friendly atmosphere. It is near a golf course, so lots of golf carts. Nice lodge to hang out in overlooking the lake. I think they also served food. It was a little noisy at night, mostly due to 4th celebrations and some fire works--one drunk guy singing. But I think that was unusual. Sites are close together and campground is very full during the 4th. But it was comfortable and had a very friendly feel to it. - Rhonda A
Aug 2011 - $42.00
Wow. Where do I start. This is a resort with cabins and campsites. They claim 5 transient sites but there are more. There are at least 30 sites with most of them occupied by seasonals. Each site either a concrete patio or a wood deck. Some have both. The decks come right up to your bottom step. Need to get used to that last step that disappears with the deck. Restrooms and showers are spacious and clean. It does not matter if you spend $1,000.00 a week for a cabin or $250.00 for a campsite, you are treated as an equal. Campsite delivery of firewood, ice etc. makes you feel like you belong. Great (small) beach for the kids with a water slide and trampoline. Very pet friendly. Dogs are allowed everywhere, even on all rental boats. This is a resort for fishing. After all, it is on Leech Lake. If you get a brochure, it it outdated. There is no snack shop or sandwich shop. They offer frozen pizza and ice cream bars. The only negative I can say is the sewer hook-ups are a little awkward on some sites. Mine was way too high out of the ground. I went to the office to mention it and a camp employee nearly beat me back to my site to cut the PVC down so my hose pitched correctly. There were other sites where the hook-up was at the ground and still above the RV's outlet. I would highly recommend Acorn Hill to anyone. We will be back. - Wydglide
Aug 2010 - $49.00
This is a resort that caters mostly to people who want to fish. As it is on Leech lake. However, it is a great place for families that are not going to take the boat out also. They say they only have 5 RV sites, but we saw people coming and going all 3 days we were here, into other sites. So that was rather confusing. Now what a awesome place to be. Our kids (7 and 8) are still raving about it. Nice (but on the small side) beach with a big water slide going into the lake and a water trampoline, free kayaks and ducks that will come and eat bread out of your hand. Now when it gets too hot on the beach, they have a awesome indoor pool and hot tub, with attached arcade and exercise room. Only negative about this place is the biting flies, they didn't bother us too bad but they loved feasting on our dog. We had to put her in the camper a lot. And they staff is pretty laid back and get to stuff when they get to it. Our garbage can from the previous people wasn't picked up till a day after we arrived. So we woke up and had to pick up shredded garbage from the raccoons the night before. But all the positives totally outweigh the couple negatives about Acorn Hill. We will go back for sure. - bunny102
Jun 2017 - $40.00
We arrived with concerns about the park. They were unfounded. The owners were wonderful. They were completely accommodating. They parked our two units side to side with plenty of room for the toads. They let us use an open site to park our boat and the electric to charge the batteries. The office is open till 10 pm for ice cream. Lots of activities for kids and adults in a beautiful settting on a beautiful lake. New boat ramp, nice fish cleaning house. We are coming back next year. - Gdk491
Jun 2017 - $40.00
In reading some past reviews I was somewhat skeptical until we arrived. BUT this park has it all with a staff that goes over and above to assist you. Besides the beautiful lake, they have an exceptionally clean shower/bath/laundry facility, multiple games for both kids and adults, AND they have a main office/store with many supplies- not to mention delicious ice cream and pizza!. It is a fun and active place with many children that is very well maintained. We will return!! - Sam and LeeAnn
Aug 2015 - $44.00
Very nice park that is good for big rigs. It has nice level sites with a nice pool and lake access. Full hook ups including 50 amp Elect., water and sewer. Laid out very nice. Many of the lots have full time seasonal rigs in them but very clean. Staff super friendly. A bit pricey for MN but nice. - signaloil
Jun 2018 - $40.00
This place was perfect for my first night with my new travel trailer I had just picked up that morning. They owners were VERY helpful, even gave me two cute coffee cups and helped me set up since I was a newbie. I would come back to this place again and again and again. They gave a HUGE area to park I mean a meadow. Can't say enough about this place. - Miss C
Jun 2012 - $40.00
Very friendly staff, allowed us to leave our popup while we visited friends nearby the day of our checkout and we picked it up on the way home. Showers went from pleasant to scorching hot, then to freezing cold. There was a very neat lagoon that we camped right by, but the beach was not much. It was quiet, not a lot of campers, which was good as there was only one men and one women's restroom, and two shower stalls. There was a very clean port-a-biff available. Got to hear loons throughout the day and night. - shaker_77
Jul 2015 - $13.00
Lovely campground on Leech Lake. This is a Chippewa National Forest Campground. Sites are roomy and spacious. It is very shady. It is close to Walker, MN and the bicycle trails. The bathrooms were not cleaned regularly or well. The more important problem is very low voltage. We spoke with the Forest Service people and it is old wiring and at the "end of the line". Weekends were the worst. We would NOT stay here again for that reason. - ouachita princess
Jul 2014 - $13.00
There are lots of trees in this campground, so not much sun gets through in the daytime and you won’t get reception on your satellite TV. The sites on the outside of the campground loops are large, but the inner loop sites are a bit cramped. Also, if there is a lot of rain, several of the sites on the outside loop become flooded. The campground is on Leech Lake and there are two mooring harbors for boats, so if you are staying several days, there is no need to take your boat out of the water every night. Our rate reflects our Senior Pass discount. - Bobbi1948
Jun 2009 - $23.00
Great Forest Service Park on a point in Leech Lake. Very shady sites which help cut down on wind coming across the lake. Some sites have beach access and some are on water front. Small campground with a boat launch and has two small harbors where you can tie up your boat. The campground roads are paved and the perfect size for kids to ride bikes and enjoy themselves. The sites were well spaced and most of them were very private. - wildcat63