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10 RV Parks near Madelia, Minnesota
Sep 2018 - $25.00
The good stuff first: excellent camp host, nice and convenient location, well maintained and a great deal—we stayed for two months for $500 a month. Water, sewer, 50 amp and free WiFi. Decent verizon signal, and OK over the air TV. Town is small but has a good grocery store and an excellent Mexican restaurant as well as a micro-Brewery. The not so good—the campground floods. It is on the river, and it was closed early in the summer and then almost closed again in late September. In the meantime, the sites are gravel/grass on the outer ring, and all grass in the middle. And when it rains, the campground middle becomes a lake. We had to be towed out (thank you Good Sam and Geifer’s Towing) from the middle on Labor Day, and as soon as we pulled into one of the outer ring sites (which are gravel/grass), we sunk right back in—got ourselves out of that one but it was a mess. Would be nice to see investment in concrete or asphalt pads, or at least more gravel/crushed rock. - SandmannRV
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Dirt/gravel/grassy sites and it had recently rained a lot so some sites were very muddy. Some were under water due to flooding. One entrance was closed. There is a camp host on site at the entrance. He told us to park wherever we wanted so we chose a spot backed up to the beautiful golf course. The site was long enough for our 32' plus the truck so we didn't have to unhook. AT&T phones worked great. Park WiFi showed up under connections but it was secured so only being there one night I didn't ask if we could use it. Got plenty of antenna TV channels. Water pressure was the best we've had in months.
Ball park nearby with a game going on but still managed to be peaceful. We were told by neighbors there is a very good Mexican restaurant close by but it was closed because of the flooding. Watona Park was a very pleasant experience. We were there on a Wednesday night and there were only 3 other campers. Some sites were partially/mostly shaded. We would stay there again. - Meesha
Sep 2015 - $22.00
We were here on a Saturday evening (after Labor Day) and there were lots of sites available. We have stayed here once before. Although the sites are back-to-back we were able to pull into a pull through space with no one on either side of us. The power is good and the water pressure was just right. The sewer hookup is funky because you unscrew a large plastic tree for the easiest way to empty your holding tanks.
The access roads are black top. This campground is next to a park and golf course; both emptied as the sun went down.
It is self registration so you will need cash or a check. - skigramp
Sites: 20 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 6 Reviews
Oct 2018 - $25.00
We had beers staying at a CG in Madelia, about 15 minutes east of here. With weather forecasts calling for heavy rain and a flood watch, we moved here because the sites are concrete pads. We were only here 2 nights, but we are very happy with the campground. The sites, as noted, are concrete and level, with a mix of pull through and back-in. Sites have 50 amp, water and sewer. Recycling and trash dump at park. There are bathrooms as well, and a shelter. The campground is on the lakeshore—I imagine in the summer this is quite busy, but in October we pretty much have the place to ourselves. We would consider returning should we be back in the area. No cable, but good over the air TV, good cell (verizon) service, and free WiFi that works! - SandmannRV
Jul 2017 - $25.00
We have been impressed by how much effort my home town has put into making this small campground a great value for the traveling and visiting public. Since there are so few, let me list the CONS first: 1. No reservations. First come, first served. Since we were coming all the way from KS I sent a relative an extra night's payment and they filled out the paperwork and parked one of their vehicles in a spot for us. We feel it was a legit move as we paid for the spot for three nights. 2. No WIFI, No Cable. PROS: 1. It is on the lake! Our windshield and side windows had a great view of the peaceful vista. 2. It had all the necessary services - Good water pressure, choice of 20/30/50 amp 120v which was phased correctly and steady, sewer (what can you say about sewer? It worked). 3. Had a half dozen free airwave channels. 4. Lot's to do within walking distance Community Pool. Fishing Dock. Boat Launch Ramp. Short walk around end of lake to huge city park with volley ball pits, playground equipment, picnic shelters and tables. 5. Did I mention? It is right on the lake! Okay. I moved to Kansas and I miss Minnesota's 10,000 lakes. - HunkyDoryKS
Sep 2012 - $20.00
Really nice campground. Many sites are paved. Good over-the-air tv signal and 4-5 bars on horizon. Restrooms were not clean when we arrived, but we complained and they corrected the problem. Would definitely stay here again. - herbee
Sep 2012 - $10.00
Restroom was dirty! Access to many sites is not easy, particularly in a large rig. Be careful not to park in one of the sites the host said are "Sand Traps", that is, if you can find the host. 30A electric and well water with lots of minerals. Pets are allowed to roam so watch where you step. Dump available, but bring your own hose. It was quiet and shaded. $10 rate was with Passport America. - JCMDT
Sep 2010 - $20.00
Really quiet place! Water and electric hook-ups. Friendly staff. Great playgrounds! We stayed here on our way through to the Black Hills. - mihalko05
Jun 2008 - $19.00
Wonderful campground! They also double as a county fair location, so no camping during county fair. We stayed for 9 days and 2 of my kids cried when we left. Fishing & Tubing on the river. Game room for kids (needs serious updating though, but my 6 year olds couldn't of cared less). Two playgrounds, horseshoe pits, walking trails along river, bingo Saturday nights. We will go back again and again. Owner and his wife are one in a million. Cons: At least a 15 minute drive to nearest town with a grocery store. - jen_hornaman
Aug 2016 - $23.00
We stopped for one night on our way west. We were able to stay hooked up, as our site was pretty level. The campsites are roomy, but not very private. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The dump station is quite "rustic" and gets muddy after a rain. - viddsk
Aug 2016 - $31.00
We were looking for a campground in the area to break up a long drive. We're self contained and don't use the facilities except for an occasional shower. We camped here on a weeknight in August.
This is a pleasant campground. The staff was friendly and helpful. The sites are a reasonable size, spread across a large field. There are trees for shade and not much privacy. There are electric and rustic sites. There is a dump station.
There's no wifi. There's good ATT and Verizon cell coverage. - dsvt
Jul 2015 - $30.00
Great state park. We stayed here over the July 4th weekend, and even though it was very busy, it didn't seem that way. Very quiet during the quiet time. The main campground has paved roads and two different sides, one electric and on non-electric. The sites had gravel pads and all appeared fairly level, ours was almost perfect. Lots of space between each site, but no foliage between. There are lots of nice trees shading most sites. There is a rustic campground more for smaller trailers and tents a bit further down the campground road. The bathrooms are newer and have private shower rooms. Wood was $6.00 for a good sized bundle of hardwood, a good value. Very nice hiking trails. The sand beach chlorine pool is great, what a unique way to design a pool! The "Old Dam Trail" exits the park and ends up at the Schell Brewery. - tslarson
Oct 2018 - $31.00
This park is beautiful especially since it is located in a fairly large city. Here is where it gets weird because the office and campground are not near each other, but on opposite sides of a highway. Not knowing this, we pulled in the campground area, drove around and around. Finally called the office only to find out it is located on the same side of the highway as the Falls (about a mile drive to the office). I told the ranger that I found the dump station, but no potable water. In A loop non-electric it's at site so and so. In the B loop electric at site B5 to fill up. Another camper couldn't have passed me while filling up and how annoying for site 5. Now, let's talk about the bathroom. It's old, a little musty and showers a little rusty. I've seen worse. The toilets are not flush toilets on the women's side, but vault toilets. We checked them out, but used facilities in camper due to rain. All day and night the big huge noisy fans on the roof are running to keep smell down. Again, annoying. It's fall, so I didn't smell much of anything. Yes, the bathrooms need to be replaced badley. We didn't hike because it has rained non-stop for 4 days. We will definitely come back if we can get one of the 6 electric sites. Also, once the campground host leaves, A32e is the best site in the park. This State Park has so much potential if there were more electric sites and a new bathroom. It's worth a weekend trip. - brendajoro
Jul 2008 - $18.00
If you want electric with a large RV forget it there are only 6 sites with electric and they are small sites. This is one of the oldest state campgrounds in the state and when it was built it was for tent camping only since no one new what an RV was. My lower score is based on the lack of modern updates. The restrooms and shower house building in my opinion should be tore down and rebuilt as the showers stalls are not wheelchair friendly. A wheelchair can not roll into the shower stall. The floor in the shower (mens side) felt like it needed a good cleaning, it felt somewhat mildewed. Our price was a non electric site and we did get lucky as the outside temp overnight was low 60's. But then again it was somewhat wet but that is part of the camping game. We camped out in a van with a bed in back. I asked for a good site for dish reception and the guy at the station pulled out his notebook with pictures of every site they had. and he suggested a site that was a perfect spot for dish network echo119. The rest of the sites didn't look real good for a signal. But the downside was this site had no electric. But since I had my inverter to run the TV and my Honda to run the air to cool of the inside of the van for and hour before shutting it down to sleep it didn't matter. The waterfalls near here is a good view of a nice looking waterfall. If the showers were updated I would stay here again but if the are not I wouldn't stay here and I would look at another place. - wmah
Jun 2015 - $25.00
Great Campground - Plenty of space!
Pulled into this newer campground on a weekend stay in the area. It's fairly new, so all the hookups and facilities still have that "New" feel to them.
There are several play areas for the kids, which were very welcome, and each spot has plenty of "elbow" room from your neighbors.
As was previously said, campfire wood is available on site, and the owners are around to help with anything needed.
Since this is a new campground there is not a lot of shade by the sites yet. I'm sure in a couple years when the tree's take off this will be a lot better, but for now, you'll need to use the awning.
Overall it was a great experience and I'm sure we'll be back. - flippet
Jun 2015 - $25.00
This is a very quiet and peaceful campground located on a good fishing lake with a dock, seating and a paddle boat. The owners are on site and very friendly and accommodating. Firewood is available and a bargain. It was very windy 2 or the 4 days we were there, we were on the top of the campground and we were rockin' and rollin'.
For all you quilters or seamstresses they have a very nice club house with several large rooms and 2 ping pong tables. They opened it up for me so I could do some cutting. An awesome facility. You could probably "hog"one room and lock it every night and your stuff would be safe. - chris and jerry
Sep 2018 - $26.00
We had reserved a pull through site a few days prior. Upon arrival, someone else was in our spot and we were given a non-pull through spot. Not only did the host not offer an apology, he was rude. We had to ask for the price difference to be refunded as the host did not offer. Laundry facility was nice but very expensive. Our site was very private but utility connections needed some work. Power box was full of spider webs. Some trash was in the fire ring and we had to clean it up. We did like that recycling was available and close. The porch was incredibly slippery when it started raining. We both nearly fell. Campground was OK overall, however, the poor customer service guarantees that we will not camp here again. - Geolivia
Aug 2018 - $26.00
This park is out in the country and away from any towns. It is located on a tar road across from a golf course. The folks checking me in were helpful. They assigned me a spot and it was supposed to be vacant, but the people hadn't left. I was assigned another spot and that worked just fine. The next day I was credited money back because the site I had was a back in rather than a pull thru. I stayed here in a motorhome and would stay again if in the area.. - bones1941
Jun 2018 - $15.00
The owner wasn't there when we arrived, luckily our team leader had called him and got our site number. It rained for a week solid and then we were under water, they have serious drainage problems. Laundry was nice and clean, two of each. Wash was $2.25 and dry was $1.50. Excellent golf course just across the road. Very quiet and no frills park. - 2VetsRVing
Oct 2018 - $25.00
Needed a couple of nights in the Mankato area and decided to give Land of Memories a try. The site was closing for the season in a couple of days, but when we were there all was open. The park has greatly improved in the past few years with a new loop west of the main and older campground. No sewer or water, but 50 amp, very long and level sites, and easy in and out. Land of Memories is a city park with soccer fields, disc golf, river access and the PowWow grounds—a very popular park. The park does have a reputation for partying and loudness, but while we were there it was nice and quiet—of course, the fact that it started snowing the day we left may have had something to do with it. The city of Mankato is just a few minutes away for any needed supplies. - SandmannRV
Jul 2017 - $25.00
We stay here occasionally as it's close to home and the nearby state park is always booked. This is a quiet city park with wide open spaces for frisbee golf and soccer tournaments. Peaceful in general. The sites are very large and grassy with sites in the newest section almost too large. The newer the section, the fewer the trees. The bathrooms require a pass code to use, which is okay as there are a number of non-campers using the area for kayaking on the river. - nomadsark
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Camp site are really nice and big, that is the only thing good!! The bathrooms are very dirty no toilet paper. There is no one here that cares people are screaming and partying until almost 4 am!!! We are set to stay 3 more day. We are leaving even if I can't find another campground because of the holiday! - Rvtraveler4fun
Sep 2014 - $16.00
This is a city park on the edge of Sleepy Eye lake. There are no water nor electric hookups. The sites are reasonably level and have easy access, and are very large. There are satellite toilets available, and there is a toilet in the nearby pavilion. This is a good overnight park. I would stay here again. - bones1941
Sep 2014 - $20.00
We read about this park on these reviews and decided to spend a long weekend here. We are so glad we did! We arrived on a late Friday morning and drove through the 4 camping areas. The largest, and the one we liked the best, was area 4 at the far end of the park. Just about every site was empty so we got a great impression of the park. Every site we saw looked level. Some were a bit close and some had a bit more space but all of the RV sites seemed workable. We selected a site we liked, #84, right down by the lake, big area around the fire pit, and very easy access. When we went to check-in at the caretakers home, we found that almost every site had been previously reserved over their web but #84 had just been cancelled! We spent 3 very nice days here. Bathrooms were clean. Hiking in the park was fun. We walked around the "island" and found it a very nice trail. Our dog was with us and enjoyed the park too. One problem, many people here did not follow the dog-on-6-foot-lease rule so we were a little nervous twice and nearly needed to intervene in one situation. View of the lake was wonderful. Very breezy while here so there were no bugs at all! Good Verizon 4G coverage throughout the park. Very nice family type of atmosphere though the majority of campers seemed to be friendly older empty-nesters. Good playgrounds for those kids that were here. Areas 3 and 4 have modern flush toilet bath houses. Areas 1 and 2 seemed to rely on porta-potties. - AndersonFamily
Aug 2012 - $18.00
Length of stay was seven days. The website does not reflect the beauty of the park. You can make a reservation through the website, but I did not like using it. It said there were pull-through sites, but I didn't see any when we got to the park. I suggest calling. The park was hard to find using GPS, as it was not accurate on truck GPS or my phone app. Nice park entrance and office. Friendly staff. New managers. Sites are difficult to get into with a big rig. Lots of trees and no pull-through sites. Electric not so good: only 30amp. Some sites without water. Bathrooms dated, but clean. Scenery gorgeous! Beautiful lake, but no boats to rent. During the week, we had it practically all to ourselves; weekends bring a respectful, family crowd. Verizon phone access great; no T-mobile access. No internet. Went to the library in downtown Mapleton for access which was pretty decent (although the staff was not aware they had wireless). Small town with just a couple of restaurants. Charming little tea house there! Great area for biking as the roads are paved, marked for biking, and little to no traffic due to it being farmers country. (They don't have to drive to work!) Rates typical for a county park. $18 p/night, but they do have a senior discount. We will stay again as it's located by family, but if another park popped up with easier access for a big rig, we would probably, sadly switch. - destinationvibe
Sep 2010 - $17.00
This is an exceptional county park with beautiful views of Lura Lake. It's tucked away far from any highways or trains. There was no noise from other campers until the campground got busy on the week-end. Unfortunately it looked like the bathrooms hadn't been for months. Piles of worms were in the corners of the bathroom. We camped there several days and that became a problem for us. When the week-end came, suddenly thorough bathroom cleaning occurred. We would probably camp here again with hopes that their bathroom cleaning becomes more consistent. - pocabe