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21 RV Parks near Ely, Minnesota
Sep 2018 - $45.00
We stayed in one of pull-thru sites in 14-23 row. Plenty long enough for MH + toad at 44 feet. We were in town for my wife's 50 year high school reunion. Shopping and town is close, we walked to DQ. Price is reasonable considering this is one of the only FHU campgrounds that is anyways near Ely. Deer came thru the back of the campground early one evening. Site was really long, and hookups are all modern. They mowed the grass, while we were there. Years ago, this was a mobile home park and the new owners are really make this a much nicer campground. We will stay here in the future. Had a little trouble with consistency of the wi-fi being so far from the office, when the entire row had units occupying everything between #22 and the office. However, I noticed that it got way better after several left, so it may be that I need a booster. - TomAndKathy
Sep 2018 - $45.00
We travel in a 43 foot fifth wheel and long bed 350 truck. We spent three months in Ely this summer. Water, electric and WiFi were good, WiFi got bogged down when Park was full, but park usually about half empty. Park has winterized sites. Park staff bent over backwards to help us out during our stay, increasing the quality of our experience. Bathhouse, office, electrical posts and community room have been recently remodeled and are high end. Interior roads, grass, site drives and picnic tables have not received the same level of attention and need it. Weeds all but obscure some site drives. Basically the park is nicer than it at first looks. Park is walking distance to town and connects to walking/biking trails. CAMPFIRES ARE NOT ALLOWED, but there is a lovely outdoor area with chairs, propane barbecues and propane fire pits. Overflow areas available when park is full. We highly recommend this park. - Sheryl E
Sep 2018 - $53.00
This is how this park operates now. If you call the park, nobody answers the phone. When you leave a message nobody calls you back. I drove to the park and was told the only way to stay there was to log on to Reserve America reserve a site and pay for it on line. The person in the office let me use the WIFI in the office but I had to supply my own computer. The person in the office is no help whatsoever and you are told if you don't like the way they operate you can find another place to stay. After creating an account on Reserve America and reserving a site and paying the reservation fee I was allowed to park in my spot. There was no table or fire ring at the site.The park is no way worth the $53 it cost to stay there. The sites are mud and dirt with a little gravel mixed in. The weeds and grass needed to be mowed. The WiFi was excellent (good signal and very fast). The web site for the park does not mention anything about using Reserve America or give the pricing for the park. When you get your email conformation from Reserve America you then find out how much the price is and a very long list of rules. I would not stay here again. - hilgrant
Jun 2017 - $30.00
Very nice state park campground. We had to reserve several months ahead of time for a mid-week site. Very brushy between sites which restricts all air flow but makes for great privacy. Very few mosquitos. Nice hiking trails in the park. - Waukenabogirl
Jul 2016 - $23.00
The rate does not include the required daily entry fee or purchase, as we did, an annual pass for motorhome and towed vehicle (for $43 per year), and is for a no-hookup site. By the time we got around to making reservations, only dry camping sites were available, so that is what we got. This is a heavily wooded campground. Our site, and most, were heavily shaded. There is a beautiful lake, but is not a feature of the campground. On our loop, the trees were very close and scraped the side of the RV. A little trimming would be nice. Because of tree cover, satellite was not possible, even with our portable dish. The sites are well-separated and had lots of vegetation for privacy. We had OK, Verizon data and voice coverage. We had mechanical problems and all of the staff was great. We would stay here again while passing through, but not as a destination park. - TheJim
Aug 2015 - $31.00
Like all the other state parks in Minnesota, this was very a nice campground. The site we had was tight, but I was still able to get my 34' TT in and leveled. - DanBree
Aug 2015 - $8.00
Well maintained primitive camping. Back in lots w/picnic table and firepit.
Pit toilets cleaner than most home bathrooms, really. Nice pavilion for group parties available. Nice swimming beach and boat launch.
Camp custodians very pleasant and helpful. Would stay there again. - NHillCountry
Aug 2010 - $42.00
Moose Track Adventures is a Backcountry Outfitter that provides camping, guided trips, and outfitting for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The campground has 4 spots: two lakeside and two lakeview. One lakeside site (#2) has 30 amp electric, all others have 20 amp. Park your rig facing the lake and leave your front window shades open. Enjoy the call of the loons as you sit by the fire enjoying an adult beverage. There are 6 cabins with accommodations for 6 people. The showerhouse (1 Male/1 Female) has no privacy once you're inside, so you need to lock the door which keeps others from using it. Hosts are GREAT. They have canoes/boats/everything you need for a wonderful time boating/fishing/backcountry adventuring. Kids activities are mostly waterborne: swimming, etc. This is a real find! We will definitely return. - Nemo
Jul 2005 - $32.00
This is a nice little resort on a beautiful lake. The sites were large, level, well shaded and right on the lake. The owners are friendly and helpful. The best part about this resort is the lake, it's nice and clean with a sandy bottom and is shallow a for long way out. My only complaint about the weekend would be the screaming kids in the cabin next door, but that's not the campground's fault. I will definitely stay here again! - julievojo
Aug 2010 - $30.00
We had a great time camping at Silver Rapids campground for a week. We had a site on the lake. The staff are all friendly and helpful. The sites are a little close together, but the view was worth it. We had a wonderful time visiting the Bear and Wolf habitat and the small town of Ely. We definitely would recommend this campground to everyone. - joanne hitch
Aug 2010 - $35.00
We stayed here 3 nights. The first night we stayed at the non sewer sites which are on the lake and have a beautiful view. It is spoiled though by the constant noise from a highway that runs past the campsite. The sites are very narrow though and your awning practically touches the slide of the next camper. The sites are not very deep and with our 26' trailer there was little room to park our truck. Electrical hookup is 20 amp and has no breaker! There are two outhouses that smell terrible and have a couple full fly strips in them. There is a bath house which you have to cross the highway to get to. It has a flush toilet with a non locking stall door and decent showers. The towel dispenser went a day with no towels. There is no dump station. The next day we moved to a full hookup site. To get to it we had to drive up a rutted dirt road. The site was larger than the lakeside site and still had a lake view. The 30 amp hookup again had no breaker! From this site you can still hear the highway but it is not as bad. There is a game room with a pool table, a pinball machine and a couple antique video games. There is also a flush toilet that was plugged. The best thing we found was a huge sauna. We got no TV stations and while a wireless internet search found a signal for Silver Rapids they claimed they had no internet access when we asked for the security key. Not a big deal when you are looking to get away from it all. We decided to leave a day early and on our first day we asked to cancel our last day and they refused to refund our money. - backin15
Sep 2009 - $29.00
We drove by the entrance to this campground since no signs indicating where to go were provided. Went to the office and they said only the lake front sites were available with water and 20 amp electricity. Our 35' motorhome would not fit between their road and the shoreline without sticking out into the access road. We went back to the office and the owner said 45' motorhomes have parked here. I don't believe it! We drove to the end of the access area with a hard time turning around so that we could park at one of the two sites that would take up less of the road. Since we were the only motorhome there and one other tent trailer I guess space was OK. They have no dump station here so you have to go into Ely to dump. - The Austins