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Rugged River Resort

Brainerd, Minnesota

12241 Stallman Road, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401
Brainerd, Minnesota 56401
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 25
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 46.43294
Longitude: -94.14462

Elevation: 1210' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access ?
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping ?
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly ?
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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1 Review

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Rugged River Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Duck Bay 14
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Nine miles to a grocery store and laundry. Once you get past the in and out obstacles of the "resort" there are numerous things to do from that area. MS Headwaters, fishing, kayaking, hiking, and state parks.

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