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6 RV Parks near Paynesville, Minnesota
Jul 2005 - $18.00
Very nice wooded sites. Lots of privacy. It was kind of inconvenient to have to cross a highway to access the baseball field and beach. There is no RV camping on the lake side, just tents. Very strict on quiet times, almost too strict. There was no complaints on us, but the manager came twice to tell us that we needed to be quieter. We were just sitting around the campfire talking, not being loud at all. Lots of games to keep the kids busy. We didn't go on any hikes, but there were numerous trails to go hiking on. Very nice campground, just remember to keep it to a whisper at quiet times. We would visit here again. - Kristine Birkholz
Jun 2014 - $38.00
Rating reflects no cable and no wifi at sites. But for money it is a great place to camp. Huge sites, grassy and well kept. Fire pits and tables. Mostly seasonal campers with permanent sites but there is still room for the drop ins. Road down to water , office,and pool a bit narrow. Watch speed bumps. Owners are pleasant and welcoming; they live on site and are available. Bar and restaurant on premises and food was good. Lots of weekend special events for people. Would return here. - Jmh510
Aug 2010 - $31.00
This is an off the beaten path location which is absolutely beautiful chain of lakes. Boaters bring your boats. This campground has many seasonal sites but does offer a special new street of back in sites with full hookups and good satellite coverage. Campground has marina, launch, indoor pool and bar. They have no dedicated website so a call is in order. We will likely return to this area. - jones4110
Aug 2016 - $50.00
This was our first visit to El Rancho. There were fun planned activities for our children, however the campground itself was not very kid friendly. Very small playground only for very little children. The swimming beach got very crowded with other campers. The campground itself was too large and spread out, not an easy walk to the main lodge. It was nearly impossible pushing our jogging stroller because the roads were so sandy. Therefore our older children couldn't use their scooters or bikes because of all the sand and unevenness. The campsites we and our other party had were very uneven. We had full hookups but the campsite was so tight and uneven it was hard to empty our tanks at the end of the stay. Neither us or the other party we camped with had picnic tables either. So we are our meals separately in our own campers - Jberg82
Jun 2011 - $50.00
Nice setting, with relaxed feel. Some of the sites were tight and uneven. Horse riding was expensive, but kids enjoyed it. You can also walk the horse trails but not real smooth. Overall we enjoyed. - RVP CAMPER
Sep 2008 - $30.00
Ours was a single overnight visit while traveling. While far from physically ideal for overnights, this is an amazing campground basically directed to horse-campers, trail hikers, small boat fans, and family outings of more than one or two nights. For those uses, our scoring would be two steps higher. The facilities are rustic but well-maintained. The staff is friendly, helpful, and very concerned that one enjoys one's visit. Our stay was at the end of the season, and the campground was largely empty. We would have no hesitation about visiting again. - nasa42a
Jul 2018 - $31.00
We stayed for 4 nights in site 19. They report the site as level. While it is not bad, previous tenants dug holes to level their camper. It is near the road and when raining, which it did, the water runs into the site in front of the door. We had tree branches hanging on the roof, and with a forecast thunderstorm, requested they trim the branches so as not to damage the roof. They never came by, and did not acknowledge our request. The trees in general need pruning, and two trees near our camper need to be removed, as they are dead. We have stayed at this Park for a number of years and feel the maintenance and cleanliness has declined. The stairs to the beach are in need of work. One has to jump from the bottom step to the beach. Don't know if it is due to budget cuts or poor Park management. - DBG
Jul 2017 - $30.00
This is a lovely park, though quite busy during vacation season. Best to get a reservation ahead of time. - W Davidson
Jun 2017 - $28.00
We absolutely loved our visit to Sibley State Park! We found it to be a great family friendly park with lots of things to do as a family. The lots are very close and mostly shady. The site surface is dirt and features a fire ring and picnic table. The lake beach area is nice, clean and spacious. - rv_newbies
Jul 2017 - $35.00
This is a decent park but with a few issues. The pool, clubhouse, volley ball and basketball courts are all very nice amenities. There is also a storm shelter under the clubhouse, which we did have to use on night as a storm came through, with a tornado warning attached. The roads getting into the park are a little narrow with a lot of tree branch overhang. Fortunately, we never met any one coming or going. Not sure how that would have turned out?
The sites are pretty much just grass, but very spacious, and the hookup are excellent. And my site, #79, and many of the other sites are not very level. I could not get my front end low enough to get completely level, but it worked out. The lake at the park is not really usable. But there is a great lake just a short distance away (Green Lake) in the town of Spicer and it is really nice with a public sand beach.
The park seems to be mostly used by seasonal tenants who leave their RV here all season. We arrived on a Saturday and our reserved spot was the last site left in the park. By Sunday evening, the park was like a ghost town. All the seasonal people went home (their RVs were still here). But it did make for a nice and quiet four days for us. And of course this is Minnesota in the summer time, so bring plenty of mosquito repellent. While I wish there were more options for parks in this area, I would stay certainly stay here again. - littleapple
Jun 2017 - $35.00
We have stayed here in the past and loved it. This time only 9 spaces available for overnight stays as they have let permanent seasonal takeover 95% of the park (and the best spots). Assigned 2 different spots and both times it was already occupied but finally got settled in an unlevel spot. Wish there were more options available in the immediate area. - Travelingfriends
Sep 2014 - $35.00
This is a very nice, quiet campground with large, green grassy sites. You have to drive through the lower campground to get to the office, which is a little confusing. All of the sites in the upper campground are seasonal, as well as several in the lower campground. There are only small trees on the sites which wouldn't provide much shade. We couldn't get the Wi-Fi to work. There is a pool, game room, large playground, volleyball court, and horseshoes. The restrooms/showers attached to the main lodge building are finished nicely and are clean, but were not well maintained, as at least one was out of toilet paper. The showers in the adjacent building are large but still bare concrete. All showers require quarters to operate. I would have given this campground a ten if they didn't charge you to use the showers after you've already paid to camp there, and if the Wi-Fi worked. - Juniper94
Jul 2019 - $20.00
A little city park which was perfect for an overnight stop off I94. We stayed on a weekday when the ball fields were quiet. It is a first come park and there were several campers on July 3, but also some open sites. It was very quiet with a nice concrete walking trail. Our site was right on the Sauk River which was pretty. We definitely would stop again. - busyteach
Sep 2016 - $12.00
This is a hidden gem if your passing along I-94 and need to stay overnight. 50 amp & Water for $15/night pay box at campground. Right along the banks of the Sauk River, river sites only have 20 or 30 amp there are 4 sites with 20, 30 & 50 amp, next to ball diamond. One pedastal for every two sites, so some utilities on opposite side of most trailers or RV's. No checkout time, no reservations, 7 night maximum stay. Nice grassy park with gravel pads, level sites. The four sites by the ball diamond are big rig accessible. No sewer hookups, but a nice dump station is available. Verizon data speed 3.34 mbps. Able to get satellite TV reception at our site. - dmkimm