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19 RV Parks near Lake City, Minnesota
Aug 2018 - $35.00
We had pretty good view of Lake Pepin from our space, not all spots have this so we were happy for that. Some long term units have killed the grass with rugs, which is too bad for the next renter. Location was good for us and I'd stay again. - brovst
Aug 2018 - $35.00
New perk this year... fantastic wi-fi right at the site! Excellent speeeds, no interruptions all day long. Cash only park. Sites vary. Some near the front (near Hwy 61) are very spacious. Some of the sites are sloped a bit - not level front to back. Sites can be a bit noisy with the road. However, we love this park as it is basically right in town. There are views and easy access to Lake Pepin right across the street. Many restaurants and a butcher shop within walking distance. We will stay again. - bradfeldt
Jul 2017 - $30.00
Not a lot of choice in town, so this was pretty much it. Cash only at the park. Our site was right next to Hwy 61 across the road from the Lake House Restaurant and Lake Pepin, just a short walk to town. Lake City itself is a very nice town. The campground amenities were sparse with campsites very close together. However, it served our purposes and we would stay here again. - bradfeldt
Oct 2015 - $20.00
Camping sites in small city park overlooking Lake Pepin/Mississippi River. Don't stay here if you don't like trains - there is a double track right next to park and lots of freight trains! One block from main highway. A few shops and restaurants in town. Electrical hookup only. On a Monday evening in October, we were 1 of 3 people in campground. Very pretty view of lake/river, sunset, boats. This campground is very busy in summer, first come first served. Gravel/Grass sites. Fire ring and picnic table. - Sparky6238
Oct 2013 - $28.00
Stayed here in early October when the leaves were changing and it was beautiful. The park itself is about 4 blocks off of the Mississippi River and is just a short walk or ride away. As previous people have noted it is mainly all seasonal campers with a few spots for overnighters. Most the sites are full hookup sites. When you register you need to stop by the hotel that is just down the hill from the campground entrance. There is a train that goes though pretty regularly and sounds its horn each time. Seems as though it did not go through at night when we were there. The train is down by the river so it is about 4 blocks away. Pepin is a nice town with a few things to see and do. There is a playground that is across from the campground and behind the hotel. - PackerFanRick
May 2013 - $16.00
We camped here for a month so the rate shown is the monthly. First, this is a campground populated almost entirely by seasonal campers. So most sites have a tow behind or 5th wheel parked on it. There are only a handful of free sites. Weekdays there are virtually no seasonals around. They arrive on the weekend, mow their site grass, put in decks or sheds, and have a good time. Nice folks but they all locals, so full timers like us are the odd man out. Regardless, Pepin and the surrounding towns are great. Lots to do and great food. Check out the Harbor View Cafe. Super. Verizon 3G (and sometimes 4G) service good but spotty. Never was able to connect with the campground WiFi. - zulu
Sep 2011 - $24.00
This is a nice park on the edge of town. The interior roads and sites are gravel, sites are large and pretty level with lots of grass between. The older section has large mature shade trees, the newer section has lots of trees, but not yet large enough for shade. The restrooms/showers are modern, spacious and fairly clean. The Wi-Fi signal was very weak, but was able to connect. It appears that the vast majority of the sites are seasonal and they do not have alot of overnight spots, so i would recommend calling ahead. Everyone was very friendly, quiet and close to good restaurants. We would stay here again. - skate
Jul 2017 - $31.00
Well maintained park. Restrooms were newer and clean. Only about 25 sites with electric. 20/30 amp. More tent camping. Water spicket on each loop. Lots deep, but tricky to maneuver into. Almost all pads were sloped from side to side. Scenic. - Mike from Bama
Oct 2015 - $28.00
Frontenac is one of the smaller state parks, built in the late 1950s. Go for the trail system, the views of Lake Pepin, the fall foliage, or recreation opportunities in surrounding cities. Sites are smaller and nearly all back-in, marginally suitable for large rigs. Restrooms and showers, though working, are badly in need of updating. Like other reviewers we had problems with the dryness of the firewood, which was exorbitantly priced at $6 for a small bundle. All sites are now reservable. The electric sites fill up on weekends. - Jammer
Jun 2014 - $28.00
We pulled in on a Friday late morning and got a lovely non-reservable site in the first loop. Site itself was large, with a fire pit and solid table. Slight slope down to the road which I could accommodate with a 3" board under each front wheel on the motorhome. Good electricity (121 volts) and solid Verizon 4G coverage, and about 15 digital TV stations detected. Campground is well patrolled and there was no trouble of any kind while we were there. Lots of kids on bikes having a great time racing around (we think of them as a floor show). Some fine hiking too along the ridge of the bluffs, finding several points of interest, finding geocaches left in the neighborhood, and attending a most interesting naturalist hike were among the available activities. Only down side - Ranger station sells wood for $6/bundle (which is expensive for the area) and, when I got it to the site, I found it was not totally dry - rather the fire struggled to stay alive and was hissing/sputtering until it really hot and the moisture was driven off. We hooked up the toad in the ranger station parking lot. They were nice about that and you have a lot more space than trying to do that in the campground. We had a great long weekend at Frontenac State Park. I'd need to recommend it to others. - AndersonFamily
Oct 2016 - $38.00
We found this on Good Sam, otherwise didn't know it even existed. Had a nice stay with quite a few things in the area to see. Lots fit our 45' motorhome and vehicle well. Area was mowed but appeared to have never been trimmed around edges, under trees & shrubs or around RV hook-up areas. You have to get used to the numerous trains passing by a few blocks over all day and night. Because of family in the area we will be back. - CJWagner
Sep 2016 - $38.00
This is a very nice park with great views of the bluffs. The sites are well maintained with plenty of personal space (no fencing, just open) around. - if you have a motorcycle or bicycle, this is an ideal basecamp.
We're a traveling couple with home bases in MN and SoCal and have experienced many different parks.
A few items to note:
- Trash is picked up daily, just leave at the front of your site in the morning.
- The office is a cross highway 35 in the Nelson Creamery. While your there, you should expect to spend some time sitting on the porch for some cheese, meats, wine and beer!
- Our only negative comment is the train tracks are very close to the site. They run about every 45 mins to an hour starting around 9pm. They blow their horns when running through the town and there isn't much to baffle the noise between the park and the tracks.
- Not every site has a picnic table.
- Our site (#2) was mostly level.
We would definitely stay here again in spite of the trains. - Rosenriddle
Jul 2016 - $18.00
We loved this area and we loved this park. It's like camping in a big meadow underneath the scenic bluffs. The bathhouse is clean and the laundry has new high capacity machines that don't mangle your clothes. There's not an office on site so you check in at Nelson's Creamery across the street. Manager lady was wonderful and responded quickly to any questions we had. I noticed that one reviewer noted there are no trash receptacles and that's because you just place your trash outside and they pick it up. The only downside is the noise of the frequent trains, but after a few days we didn't notice them anymore. It's a puzzle to me why this place isn't filled to capacity all the time. The rate we paid reflects the monthly rate.
Note: Don't follow your GPS. Coming from Wabasha, turn right at the second street after the railroad tracks. Coming from Pepin, turn left at Top Hat Bar. - Wind blows
Sites: 28 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 18 Reviews
Aug 2018 - $45.00
This park has doubled the number of sites since we were here in 2012. It now has 28 FHU sites, of which only 5 are pull through. There is cable TV and Wi-Fi. The "resort" also has laundry facilities, a bathhouse, motel rooms, and cabins but no recreational facilities. - Jerry S
Jun 2018 - $45.00
We only stayed over night. Very clean and quiet , it also had a new laundry building .We had a very nice large tree and the way the site was set up we had a lot of grass we could walk our dog on all the way around our motor home . - dejavu
Sep 2017 - $45.00
This is one of those RV parks that use the word "resort" loosely. We had a very long and wide, full hookup site; grass was between the sites, with a concrete patio, but dirt and gravel surface pull through. Also had a good picnic table and fire ring. But that was it. Resorts, in my mind, should have a pool, playground for children, a small store maybe, a restaurant, rooms for meetings, scheduled activities, and concrete pads. This campground had none of these. The park was very overpriced for just a regular RV site. Also, this park is not alongside the Mississippi River, but if you look at their advertisements, it gives you the image that it is. It is quiet and satellite friendly. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. We stayed here for a week in a 39 foot 5th wheel. We would stay here again if in the area. It is a good place for a base to explore along the Mississippi River. - Mike1987
Aug 2011 - $15.00
Nice place to camp. They are right n the Zumbro River and have canoe and tube rentals. Will definitely go there again. - Robj
Jul 2011 - $15.00
Wonderful place to stay, the hosts are very friendly. Will definitely come back. - Robj
Jun 2011 - $20.00
This is a very basic, smaller campground. We enjoy coming here about once a year. Usually we leave the kids with Grandma and visit with friends. We like to rent canoes and take a trip down the river. The views are beautiful. The river is nice and relaxing during the week, and gets to be more of a party on the weekends. I was glad they were able to keep it going after the massive flooding here last fall. - highlanderchic
Aug 2018 - $35.00
We had such a strange experience at this campground. We were at site 95, which is a good location but the hookups were on the opposite side. We were then told this was a pull-thru site, but the opposite side was a hill covered in trees! The camp staff never gave us any help - just admitted that it was set up strange. Aside from that challenge, we actually liked this place. They have a nice pool and swing set and the saloon has good food. It does feel like you are a stranger in a small town though, as there are so many permanent sites. The bathrooms are not the best so we used our camper. There are nice bike paths but be warned that there is a fairly busy road that runs through the campground. - threeunderfour
Jun 2016 - $38.00
This is a large, well maintained campground. The staff are friendly and helpful. They were flexible to accommodate our needs. They have a heated pool, playground, volleyball court and horse shoe pits. The saloon is a good option for one or more meals. On a very hot day it felt good to walk down to the creek and wade in it. Most of the campground is for seasonals. The spots for daily campers don't have large or many trees so there isn't much shade. Most of the daily spots are large, grassy, and level. Some of the picnic tables are in need of repair or replacement. - Juniper94
Jun 2011 - $33.00
This is a nice, rural, family-owned and operated campground. The rate is a bit on the high side since we had no sewer, but we were on a large, grassy site that was easy to get into. There are a lot of seasonal/permanent campers and those sites are fairly shaded. We were on the upper level near the ball field. The sites are on a grass field with gravel roads. There's little shade, but it was easy to get satellite reception. Where we were there was a good Verizon signal, but down the hill, in the restaurant we didn't get any at all. The restaurant/bar is very casual, but the food was decent and fairly priced. We were here over the July 4th weekend, and there were all sorts of activities planned, although I think a lot of them, like the fish fry, are weekly events. The owners and staff were exceptionally friendly. - docj
Jun 2019 - $57.00
Camped for 2 nights in mostly overcast, rainy, and cloudy conditions. What we liked best was the large pull-through sites nicely spaced between other sites. The Friday All You Can Eat Fish Fry for $10 served with a "non-salad" salad bar, boiled potatoes, and beverage was terrific and a great value. The only salad item in the salad bar was cole slaw. Other items were cottage cheese, rice pudding, canned fruit, etc. so not a real salad bar as there were no veggies! The lawn was well-cared for and mowed, and we liked having 50A/water service. We did not go tubing due to weather conditions, but note that RT shuttle service with tubing is $12, not $10 as indicated on their website. - RV Fans
Jul 2018 - $55.00
We stayed here over a weekend in July at a premium campsite. The site was very spacious yet kind of buggy. It was really grassy, not many trees and almost felt like we were just camping in a field. It was also very far from facilities. There are no sewers on any sites in the whole campground though which is somewhat inconvenient, however you can pay a fee of $10 to have someone come to your site and dump for you. If you don't, just be prepared to have to wait in line for about 30 mins to 1 hour to dump when you leave.
They do have a lot of amenities available, tubing (costs $ to rent a tube and take the shuttle), swimming pool (really small), skate park, music hall, etc.
If you do decide to tube I would like to mention that the exit out of the river is very difficult to get out of, it's at a slope and extremely slippery and muddy. Just have to beware if you are elderly or pregnant, you will have trouble getting out. Even my teenage daughter almost slipped and fell.
Even at the more spacious sites I felt that it was still a little noisy, we had some younger people next to us on each side that were up running around drunk after quiet hour, but the staff showed up not long after and reminded them to keep it down which was nice. I should also mention I used the restroom one time and noticed it definitely was not maintained and the toilets were dirty and clogged. The showers looked okay though.
I overall feel like the place was a little overpriced for what you get, especially since there isn't sewer available on your site. $55 for the site itself which includes 2 people, but then you have to add another $2-$4 for each additional person on top of that. I don't think we plan to come back to this campground anytime soon. - CampMamaOf3
Jun 2016 - $52.00
I had stayed here over 35 years ago, it's much larger now but still very nice. The service is wonderful and the campground is beautiful. The sites along the river are gorgeous. The only complaint I would have is the firepits are dug into the ground and flood when there is rain. - grdngrl
Aug 2016 - $36.00
Camping on the river with Red Wing, MN across the river. Marina is on the river so when it floods everyone has to move out. Kind of tight with some low branches, but we fit 40 plus feet in. Good food at bar near entrance. - what next
Aug 2015 - $35.00
Rv park connected with casino.. A little different configuration with blacktop and gravel. Only friendly person I have found do on this entire reservation was the gentleman that checked us in. Bring lots of cash, the slots are tight. - Butcherboy13
May 2015 - $30.00
This was our worst campground and camping experience. Very few shaded lots as per website photos. We were on a waterfront site, all rocks, poor site, unlevel, muddy and nasty with train across the river as well as a foundry with industrial noise and lights. There is a convenient restaurant/bar outside the gate, decent food at reasonable prices. However, unless you are truly part of the River Rat culture stay anywhere else! - Beth1