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19 RV Parks near Forest Lake, Minnesota
We did however find 19 campgrounds within 25 miles of Forest Lake. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Forest Lake in the left hand column.
Sites: 78 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 14 Reviews
Jun 2018 - $43.00
Nice Municipal Park. Quiet, among the trees. We camp in a Little Rig "Tear Drop" style RV only 15' long w/o toilet or shower, plus we like to eat outdoors using the picnic table and set up our dining canopy for sun and weather protection and thus rely on condition of campgrounds facilities and being nearby our site. So our critique is focused in that area. Best part of this campground was the large roomy tree shaded sites and the vegetation green space between each one giving you plenty of privacy. Each had picnic table on cement pad and a fire ring with gravel pad for your RV, plus ample room for tents on the grass. Our site 11 was close to restroom/shower/laundry building although laundry was closed due to vandalism. Relatively new cement block building with typical public municipality layout. Shower stalls were roomy with cement bench on each end, but only had 1 wall hook above the bench to hang clothes or towels, had to lay other items on the bench. Same for communal sink area, only an air dryer provided but no wall hooks, shelving, or paper towel to clean up after use. As result sinks were constantly messy and dirty even though maintenance cleaned them in early morning. No air movement or ventilation inside of building and after a shower it became extremely stuffy (see my photos). A small playground is adjacent to the restroom/shower building. All roadways and site pads are compacted gravel - and in walking distance to the lake for water activities. Bring mosquito /bug spray - lots of those pesky critters in the park. - dido
Aug 2016 - $25.00
Nice County Park with all the amenities. Great place for kids. Big sites fairly secluded. Easy drive into the cities. - GOTTOYS
Sep 2015 - $30.00
This is a great park. Gravel sites, picnic tables, fire pits and grills. Sites are large and semi private. They have back in and pull thrus. Great for biking and walking. Big rigs are not a problem. - gmbmailbox
Jul 2018 - $35.00
So here is the thing...it was a few days before the 4th of July weekend and we needed a place to park the rig and set up a tent that was near St. Paul and East Bethel. After searching EVERYWHERE for the telephone number for this place, we gave up and decided to drive up. There was a number on a sign at the entrance (I will try to get this from my buddy and post later) which we used to call the owner. The owner was an older lady who came right out from down the road in a Kabota type vehicle and was very nice. The park was by a huge lake with what seemed to be 100 plus trailers and motorhomes...most definitely looked permanent to semi permanent and some looked to be there for the weekend. The only spots they had available were in a grassy area with no facilities whatsoever other than water faucets were could walk to and a pit toilet within reasonable walking distance. The cost of 35 per night seemed very unreasonable with no hookups and we felt we were taken somewhat advantage of since no other campers stayed in our area for the entire weekend. We also had to move tree limbs manually each day to enter and exit our area. The owner lady was very hard working and we were grateful to have the spot after all was said and done. - CaliDiscGolf
Aug 2017 - $37.00
We really liked our campsite across from the donkeys, llamas, goats and peacock! We had plenty of room on this end site and no problem to get satellite reception. Other campsites appeared a bit haphazard in arrangement and some were crammed together. There were also some nice sites surrounding Ham Lake. The entrance in is long, wooded and very narrow with a couple turnouts if two RV's meet. (Seems a tree or two could be removed) We were both a little concerned about where we were headed and were pleasantly surprised at the campground. While some of the signs and picnic tables could use some sprucing up, everything was clean and well kept up. The staff was friendly and helpful. They have mowed walking areas through the woods and fields and a small playground for the kids. We did not use the dump station, it appeared to be difficult to get to and would block vehicles when using it. It is NOT a resort but a very comfortable, older style, friendly mom and pop type operation. They were recently bought out by a resort operation so things may be modernized a bit. - NanciRV
Jun 2017 - $12.00
This park is old and new. Full hook up, 50 amp sites in the office area are filthy, overgrown and in the trees. Lots of shade but very hard to back in to some. Three to four rigs need to hook up to same water outlet. Wifi non-existent at our site. Great at office. Rest room and shower are old, calcified fixtures, and in need of total remodel. - Rsunde
Aug 2016 - $15.00
Competent and friendly office staff.
Poor roads-don't have a clue of how to maintain.
Many sites not level- there is no excuse in this day of slideouts. Some power posts and sewer connections poorly located.
Could use some updates which I understand they will be doing. - Nick2
Jul 2016 - $30.00
The campground was wonderful. Private and heavily wooded. A few of the sites are a bit hilly and difficult to back into with a long motorhome but doable. Seems that the Savanna side seems newer and sites are a bit more spaced apart than the Riverside camping area. Fabulous campground but the showers are in serious need of ventilation, painting and deep cleaning- preferably with bleach! Black mold and looks like green algae growing on the walls in the showers. - NanciRV
Jun 2016 - $37.00
We love this place. Camp there every year. Lake Alice is a great place to swim and the trails are just perfect for new bikers. You can feed the sunnies in the swim area too and our grandkids love that. - Mobes
Apr 2016 - $31.00
We stayed for one night in mid-April, a very early start with the early warm weather this spring. Because the trees have not yet leafed out, the park seemed sparse and there was little to no privacy between the sites. It would be better once the leaves come out. Even so, the sites in the Riverway Campground (the one close to the St. Croix river) were all quite close together. Our site was very level and most of the sites looked fairly level. The pit toilets were open and were adequate, but water was not yet on and the plumbed facilities were not open at all - nor was the dumping station so beware if you camp before they open or after they close for the season (and use the pit toilets unless you know where to find a dump station). The proximity to the river was very nice, although it was not much visible from the camp sites. There is a nice but very flat walk path along the river. Great for kids or anyone with limited mobility (not paved for wheelchairs).It is mostly around wetlands and open prairie land so easy/flat but some of the trails are a bit more hilly. The views there are lovely but not awe-inspiring. You will see some beavers' lodges. In that area there is also a lake with a large swimming beach and a large fishing pier. There is ample group camping and group picnic areas so it's very flexible space and useful for any kind of group (suggest checking on reservations). MN is going to all reservations for campsites as of 2016 so don't count on any walk-in sites being available - always reserve online or call ahead for last-minute visits. - MNroadie
Jul 2018 - $34.00
We really needed a campground for one night and was grateful to have found this on another camp search site. This is an older campground that has seen much better days, is a bit run down, but has a lot of potential under the new owners. Lots of trees, shade and grass in a park like setting. The roads are narrow and winding. We could not have exited our "pull through" site and made it through the curves and trees. It is NOT Big Rig friendly in the majority of sites and particularly those closest to the lake. It was even difficult to negotiate through the gate when towing. There are a lot of seasonal campers that are in a range of condition and repair and seems best suited for seasonal and local weekend campers with smaller trailers and tents. I did not see sewer hookups anywhere, even for the seasonals. I did see a number of Blue Boys. The hookups may be there, I just did not see anyone connected. When walking into the office/store was hit with the smell of mold and dampness. Despite the beautiful setting, just seemed overpriced for 30 amp, water and condition. - NanciRV
Jun 2019 - $25.00
Fallow GPS to golf course for best directions. Camp sights are wide and deep with lots of trees. No dish signal but lots of over air stations. Water electric only. - geo cong
Sep 2017 - $28.00
In addition to the nightly rate, there is an $8 reservation fee, and you will need a vehicle permit ($5 daily or $25 annually). The nice thing about the annual permit is it's good at all Anoka county, Washington county and Carver county parks. When you choose your site on the online reservation system you are able to view an image of the site. We had a great site, large and grassy, but there are a lot of sites that are narrow or mostly dirt. The sites are mostly private with lots of trees and bushes in between them. There are a few sites grouped together that would be good for a group of up to four units plus an additional tent on each site, however, it appeared to be a long walk to the restroom from those sites. There are a lot of trails and a nice playground. - Juniper94
Sep 2016 - $22.00
This is a real gem of a park less than 30 minutes north of the Twin Cities. The sites are among the most generously spaced we've encountered, with lots of trees and foliage between. There are also some sites that are grouped together with less foliage between, suitable for a group with 2, 3 or 4 RVs. Most sites have water and electricity, and a large picnic table and fire pit were in all the sites. We felt that the price/night was very reasonable compared to campgrounds with similar amenities (power/water), and we saw many sites that would be big rig friendly (we were in a 32' TT).
Surrounding the park is a nice system of trails (both paved and mowed grass) for hiking and biking. The city of Coon Rapids is very close by (5 minute drive) if you need a store or other such amenities. Bunker Hills Regional Park (which houses the campground) also features houses riding stables, a disc golf course, a regular golf course, an archery range, and Bunker Beach water park. The park was quiet and well maintained and we enjoyed it so much that we have already booked to return here in a few weeks.
Of note, you do have to purchase either a day or annual park pass for Anoka County ($5/day or $25/year) in addition to your camp site fee, but we have found this to be common with state and county parks. - Canadian in Minnesota
Jul 2012 - $28.00
Wonderfully quiet. Very accommodating staff. Great place for individual camping as well as small to large groups including family reunions, business retreats, specialty camps, crafting organizations, etc. Close to outdoor recreation area & golf courses. Nice walking paths, recreation fields, small lake with water slide, full sized gymnasium, meeting rooms of all sizes. Generously sized grass RV sites with shade &/or sun. Dorm/hotel type facility stays require bringing your own bedding. Numerous restroom areas are kept clean and well supplied. Off the freeway system, but a peaceful drive through the country gets you privacy and solitude. We camp here quite often. - church choir
May 2019 - $55.00
There are two different locations. One park is in Minnesota and the other park is in Wisconsin. We stayed in the park that was in Wisconsin. It was a nice campground. Our site was a little tight with trees tight on both sides and it took some work to get the camper backed in. It was a level site once we got it backed in. In the center of the circle was a large grass area that was open for kids to play. The campground does have a beach area that needs some loving care to as it was a little dingy. The restroom near the beach was equally dingy. This is a big park with lots of areas to walk and explore. It never feels crowded. There are some great hiking areas that go along the cliffs. Our son enjoyed the cosmos presentation that was done at night in the nature center. Overall I would come back to this park. - haplo777
Jun 2018 - $28.00
Stayed at Interstate for a 4 nights in the North Loop. Our site was level and a mix of grass/dirt/gravel. No problem backing in as the site was pretty open and backed up to a large open field (nice for kids to play). The staff is friendly, and the park includes a nice information center, small gift shop, firewood for sale, nice trails and access to the river. No water hookups and water is available throughout the park and at the dump station. The dump station is easy in and out, however not near the campground. We would have liked to have used the shower house to conserve our water, however we found them dirty and downright gross. After observing a cleaning crew on our second day, we decided to check out the showers again and they didn't look like they had been touched or the trash dumped. There is a lot of highway noise at the North Campground. - Golfgirl
Jun 2018 - $45.00
This park is actually located in St. Croix Falls which is an hour from Eau Claire but was the only option I could find that was close when I added the park. The park itself is a state park and has a lot of things to do. Lots of hiking including some trails that are part of the ice age trail system. You can also swim in a lake though the beach area is small and does and could use some maintenance. The showers are free, hot and are all lockable rooms that can be used by families. The bathrooms by our site in the North Campground seemed small. Two working urinals and two stalls. Often there was a line. I would recommend the North campground over the South one. The north seemed to be a lot less buggy and the sites were more open. Overall we had a great time and wold come back to this location. - Schultefam
Jul 2018 - $49.00
We made the mistake of reserving too late at this popular weekend retreat. As a result, we were relegated to the furthest spot in the park, with no 50-amp, no sewer, no wifi, no Verizon service, and the site was very un-level. There is also no laundry. Then, 30 minutes after we got all set up, a ranger came by to tell us we were parked sideways in our square corner site! So we had to unhook everything, slides, jacks, etc., and re-park at a right angle to our previous spot. We would not stay here again. - SusanRon
Aug 2017 - $35.00
When we got here on a Thursday, the park was about 1/4 full. But by Friday night the place was packed with the weekend crowd and by Sunday afternoon was again 1/4 full. And they all had lots of kids. This park is really geared towards little kids with games and activities hosted by the park. The pool was way too crowded to go into. The sites are the side-by-side type with a shared utilities in between. The WIFI was touch and go. Bathrooms are clean. I did not like that they charge an extra $5 for a dog even though they do not have a dog park, but they do have several locations of clean up bags. - akeller156
Mar 2016 - $35.00
We stayed last summer while our house was being worked on for a month. For our purpose it worked out, but if we were doing a normal RV trip would only stay a day or two. The surrounding area has a lot to offer and see. On highway 8 from Lindstrom to Taylor Falls is great. The campground is a field with no shade and the sites are close. The older part of the park needs some work. - Traveler II