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16 RV Parks near Preston, Minnesota
Jul 2018 - $35.00
We stayed here to visit the nearby Mystery Cave, which we highly recommend. This campground has more open space than the nearby State Park. The grounds are just beautiful. The pads could be a little wider and the layout is awkward to get in and out of. Lots of seasonal sites that are well maintained with many have bird feeders for the abundant, pretty birds. - Uthagan
Aug 2017 - $33.00
This was a womdeful stay, way off the beaten path. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The store was handy. We enjoyed visiting with our neighbors and took advantage of their farmhouse worship service. This was our first visit to Minnesota and we met some wonderful ambassadors. Great internet service. The campground is an a peaceful valley with a nearby stream. It was child, horse and dog friendly. - MEJ
Aug 2017 - $33.00
It was awesome. Loved sitting by the stream, the quiet, the owners are awesome. Only things missing were showers and laundry but that goes with most places. We will definitely be back and be telling our friends. LOVE IT. - Fern Salzwedel
Oct 2018 - $32.00
Large campground with plenty of spots for over night camping. Sites are large and grassy. Campground is tiered. The lower part appears to be newer with smaller trees. Bar and restaurant on site. Friendly staff. The only drawback I found was they have pay showers. - Juniper94
Sep 2018 - $35.00
Beautiful, clean, quiet location on the Root River Bike Trail. Park has a covered pool which can be closed in during cooler weather. Very nice pub with good food. Convenient to Preston and Lanesboro. Golf. Hostel style accommodations for overflow. Very nice park with friendly staff all the way around. - Todd Fogelberg
Sep 2018 - $35.00
We attended a rally. Very nice restaurant on site. A bit dusty and the entrance road was a mess. The last 100 feet were very narrow and no way could two vehicles traveling in opposite directions make it through. Cell reception is poor or non existent for ATT. Verizon was better. No WiFi except at the Barn. OTA TV channels were hard to come by too. - Karen Fredrickson
Jul 2016 - $20.00
Decent for Fairgrounds Camping. Water, electric, dump station, wifi. No other amenities. No attendant, place money in mailbox. - Legends Of America
Jul 2010 - $20.00
No reservations, first come, first served. Closed 7/19-24 for the Fair. One 50 amp next to building and six 30 amp. Water available. Dump. Two sites under trees. Relatively quiet except for a 5:30 am wake up as the local bus starts and runs for a half hour before leaving with the park and ride folks. Dogs loved the place as there are lots of critters around. An ace in the hole for us since we didn't have any reservations for the 4th weekend and everyplace was full. Nice bike/walking trail goes by CG. - bilmo
Jun 2017 - $23.00
Very nice quiet park. Most sites were occupied but we still had some privacy in our site. Many families with children but not noisey. Restrooms and showers were clean and in good condition. Showers had hot water! There is no phone or internet in this park...nice way to get off the grid and enjoy nature. - N8MD
Sep 2016 - $30.00
If you enjoy lush, wooded and private campsites, you'll enjoy this. We went for 3 days and took my mom in an RV. We hiked on some very nice trails and learned so much about the restoration of the natural habitat including grasses and wild flowers from the very nice and knowledgeable camp host. He was amazing and took us through the restored fields and pointed out all the beautiful flowers that were blooming and how they collect the seeds to sow. The park is very blessed to have this man as he is a volunteer and passionate about this beautiful park. He is willing and happy to teach. - Terry Hunsaid
Aug 2016 - $36.00
We had a wonderful time here. Could have been less rain and himidity, but that's the way it goes. The roads are great for bike riding and running. The trails to the river are a little overgrown and not disability supportive. The host was terrific!
The raccoons are quite used to people and all garbarge and food needs to be put away at night. - octothorp
Oct 2017 - $30.00
Sylvan Park Campground is part of River View Campground. River view is directly across the street from Sylvan. At River View, there are no restrooms, and only 2 portapotty's in poor condition. The road into Sylvan is torn up to replace a sewage line into the elementary school which shares the same parking lot as Sylvan's campground and city park. Neither campground had a host, and we were in desperate need to assistance when on the first night camped there, a major tree limb fell on our 5th wheel. The old restroom at the Sylvan Park was poorly kept and unclean. No showers. - mitig8er
Jun 2015 - $39.00
This park is in town and close to everything the town offers. They do not take reservations and they fill up fast on weekends. During the week the bathrooms are kept acceptably clean, but on weekends it doesn't appear that they are maintained; sinks and countertops were dirty. Will stay here again for the convenience. - Camping Luvr
Sep 2012 - $25.00
We found this to be a very nice campground. Only about 1 block from the heart of the downtown district, so we walked or biked to our activities. The campground is part of a city park. The main campground road was paved, the sites are gravel and most seemed to be level. It was quiet and friendly. No reservations taken, first come first serve. Restrooms were not as modern or clean as we would have liked, although the 2nd set of restrooms/showers at the community center were much cleaner and more modern; they are located at the park entrance. Farmers market at the park on Saturday, and several Amish vendors all day Fri/Sat, so we had lots of fresh veggies and bakery items. We would stay here again. - skate
Jun 2016 - $25.00
Please note that the Bridge on Highway 250 between Lanesboro and this campground is closed as of June 2016. The area is a river valley with bluffs, and the decor was an additional 15-to miles. Plan accordingly if you are planning to visit in the summer of 2016. The bike/pedestrian bridge to Lanesboro is open.
The campground was nice. There were a large number of seasonal campers and still an abundance of sites that were available for reservations or drop in. We camped Sunday through Tuesday and there were several sites available.
The proximity to Lanesboro is great, maybe 1/3 mile. The Root River Bike Trail crosses the driveway into the campground. This is a great place to stay if you plan on bicycling the trail.
As other reviewers indicate, the owner is very hands off and laid back.
We plan on returning in the near future. - Jim Kruzitski
Jun 2015 - $25.00
This campground was fine. Not great, but also not bad.
Great location on the Root River walking distance from downtown Lanesboro. Bike path also runs right along the edge of the campground. There are tubing and kayak rentals on site. No mosquitos, even though there had been quite a bit of rain. There is a nice playground area for kids.
Sites were long and narrow. Grassy part was well maintained. On our visit, the campground was not full so we had plenty of room between us and our "neighbors". I imagine that it would be quite tight if the campground got filled up.
THE NOT SO GREAT: You could not easily see the river from the sites even though we had a "river side site". Vegetation is thick. There were a few paths down a steep bank to get to the river, but nothing you would want to send your children to check out unattended. The bathrooms are basic campground bathrooms. Pay showers-bring quarters! (.50 for 5 minutes, 20 seconds of water), It did seemed to be cleaned out each day. There are a lot of people who camp here with big rigs so the bathrooms, for us and tenters, were not very busy at all which was nice.
The Owner, John (I believe he is the owner, or at least the guy that runs the place) is very "hand's off" You won't have to worry about him talking your ear off for sure. In fact you might find yourself looking for him or longing for more information like "Where do I check in?, When should I pay you?, Where should I pay you?, What spot can I take for a campsite?" I made our reservations in March for our June trip and all he took was my name, no phone number, or credit card, nor did he assign a specific site at that time. Very casual. For some people this might be good, but for me I'd prefer assurance that I was going to get a site!
Overall, I felt this place lacked charm, even the name! -Nothing was terrible. - Camping-with-Kids
Jul 2012 - $25.00
This long and narrow park follows the banks of the Root River. The campsites are laid out along the river and in the center between the driveways. Signage is nearly non-existant consisting of a little sign on the mailbox opposite the entrance of the park. Google navigation takes you to the center of town: right highway but wrong location. Just head north and follow Highway 250 over a narrow bridge and take the first driveway to the right. They have one good size office/bathroom building with bathrooms that are clean. Showers are $.50 for 5 minutes. The grassy campsites are laid out along the river and in the center between the park's gravel roads with the permanent sites beginning after the park office. I did not see sites with sewer for short term guests. Many sites (particularly along the river) offer shade but you may need quite a bit of hose and electric wire to make use of it. There is more than adequate room between units for slide outs and awnings. Units can be placed anywhere on the grass lots. The lots are generally near level but uneven so RV's need to be placed carefully to be level. Firewood is available. Tubes, kayaks and canoes can apparently be rented (though I am not sure how.) The proprietor lives on the second level of the restroom building. There is no sign for the office so I had to ask to find out where to check in. The proprietor didn't remember my calling, but told me to pick a site. He wrote nothing down so probably doesn't remember who I am. We have been here for two nights so I still don't know how I check out, etc. He was nice enough but I am baffled by how laid back this all is. The proprietor is the only employee I have seen, but everything seems to work and the place is in decent repair so I guess it is working. Verizon 3G cell coverage was good. Sites along the river are back in but it looks like the sites in the center could be pull through. The Highway 250 campground is located in a rural setting at a distance from highways (rural with minimal traffic), etc., so it is generally quiet. Seasonally, if you are near the river you will hear tubers going by on the river. I understand that the campground can be crowded on weekends so noise from other campers might be an issue but during our July midweek stay it has been wonderfully peaceful. This campground is located between the gorgeous paved Root River Bike Trail which provides easy access to the delightful town of Lanesboro and the Root River. In addition to the great restaurants, shops and biking and river outfitters, Lanesboro is home to the wonderful Commonweal Theatre which offers professional theatre for much of the year. We would definitely stay here again. - StillBill
Jul 2018 - $30.00
We've stayed here before. The park is right on the Root River. Things you can do: fishing on a really good trout river. Tubing, kayaking, etc. - Cory S
Jun 2018 - $20.00
Very nice park next to a river and cliffs with eagles flying! Probably our only complaints were no cell or wifi service. Local channels on antenna and Dish service ok (missing some channels). It was quite a way off of interstate 90, but really a nice place with beautiful scenery. - rcf
May 2018 - $35.00
This is the 3rd year we stayed in May for the MSRA (Minnesota Street Rod Association).
Our group had 104 RVs for this year's spring camp out. We were the first ones to stay on a site that was just added. Could not be any better. Very nice lawn. Well cared for park, very clean and well maintained. No mosquitoes!!! - northern boy
Jun 2018 - $35.00
Very nice and quiet park. It is surrounded by grassy hills and farmland. A bit of a drive on a gravel road to reach the entrance, but that wouldn't stop us from returning. We stayed one night and enjoyed a grassy, pull-through space. Surprisingly good wifi! There are also 2 playgrounds that my 6 & 8 year old appreciated. - KTandFamily
Jul 2017 - $35.00
This is a beautiful campground! The lawn is immaculate, the staff is very helpful and friendly. There is a convenience store, game room, boat rentals and lots more. The sites are easy to get into with electric and water. Nice shower houses and restrooms. Will definitely be going back! - iahawks4me
Sep 2018 - $27.00
This is an old mobile home park converted to rv lots. The lots are large , so easy to get a larger rv into. I found a lot that had satellite view, most lots have mature shade trees. The old gravel pad from mobile home is not exactly where you want to park but just move over to what works. I did not want to get a 40,000 lb mh to far off in grass so I had to use an extension on my electric cord. The electric was a good clean 50 amp, only a couple of lots had 30 amp so have an adapter if needed. Had a strong Verizon signal , the tower is just up at top of bluff. The town is just a short walk and has several places to eat. The bike trail that runs through this area is right along side park. The manager walked out and helped everyone I saw come in. I plan on going back and spending more time in this area. The owner of park should invest in some gravel so rv pad is alongside sewer and water and extended back so electric is within reach. - what next
Jul 2018 - $10.00
We came here because it was listed in the coast To coast magazine as one of their best resorts. Not sure how it received that distinction. To get to park you must drive a twisting and turning dirt road. There isn't any phone service, antenna TV is impossible, satellite TV is a maybe and their WIFI doesn't work. They advertise a pool and hot tub, the hot was closed our entire visit and the pool was shut down one day too. When we asked about the the hot tub and pool being closed we were treated very rudely by Judy who was in the office. They had just reopened from a flood where people had to be evacuated. There is a work camper that does rounds on his bicycle, while speaking with him, the flooding is a common occurrence anytime it rains. For this reason we will not stay again. The trees are pretty overgrown on the shade sites, I had to keep ducking under then while tending my fire pit. - Travelgypsy
Oct 2017 - $1.00
We've stayed at this campground many times, and each time is just as enjoyable as the last. Our site was level and spacious with full hook-ups. Cell phone reception is difficult at best, and their Wi-Fi is improving. We will stay here again, for sure. - JBu
Jul 2015 - $1.00
Great utilities, 50 amp power was good, water and sewer was good, satellite was good but some sites on the south side of the park may have trouble with tree blockage. Flat terrain, walking good. All gravel roads including 1.3 mile road to park. Very busy on weekends but only 1/3 filled during the week. Good outdoor pool, super friendly staff, recycling bins available near office. We paid zero dollars using our Resorts of Distinction membership. This was our first time here but we will DEFINITELY be coming back many times in the future. - lajuene