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21 RV Parks near Spring Grove, Minnesota
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
May 2018 - $32.00
Sites are very tight, our 32' camper barely fit and was hard to back in. Otherwise this state park is really nice and rustic. Beautiful stream with huge trout that I could see with my eyes. Nice hiking trails along stream. Dump station available. - Bjb1775
Jun 2017 - $35.00
Very small sites, no privacy, sites are close to each other, we could see(and hear) campers 7-8 sites away. We barely had room to back our 21' travel trailer and Ford F-150 into the site. Back half of site was not level and was very wet, like camping in a swamp. - Lakekab
Aug 2016 - $27.00
A rustic campground accessed by driving through (REALLY!) a trout stream. Vegetation screens most of electric sites from each other; hillsides and/or intermittent water are behind all sites so very private in that direction. Variety of hiking trails (flat and steep) are accessed from campground road. Park is in midst of hills and valleys. Coldwater stream environment means virtually no mosquitoes, but gnats, yes. No cellphone reception in park. Birding and kids discovery kits available for free from park office. Probably great birding in Spring. Picnic and playground area is down the road from the campground, making it quieter at the campground. On printed and online campsite maps, tick marks on map are not indicative of pad length; ask park office for this info. Park brochure cites potential for flash flooding after heavy rain. It rained 3 inches when we were there; water and debris on road in low spots, but not a big problem. - Susi Nehls
Jul 2011 - $25.00
Wonderful, wide, mostly-level gravel spots with shaded spots overlooking Bear Creek. We stayed 2 nights after full days of fishing the nearby trout streams. Iowa now requests that you buy firewood where you burn it to avoid spreading a tree-killing pest, and the super-nice owners will bring fire rings to your site. The roads leading to the campground are all dusty gravel, but the campground is silent at night, with no traffic noise at all. We will be back again as soon as possible! - AluminumCloud
Jul 2011 - $30.00
What a gem!!!...Huge grassy sites, Awesome 2 acre man made lake that they call the pool, tube trips down the river (4 hour or 8 hour ride) and they actually let you use your own tube if you have one. There are some negatives. The pool and office close at 6 during the week (not sure about the weekend), be prepared to have no cell phone or internet service (they are working on the Wi-Fi) as you are in the middle of nowhere Iowa, dump station connection is odd...But those couple drawbacks are nothing compared to all the positives about this place. We would go back for sure, but it would have to be a extended stay (far from home). Great place! - bunny102
May 2010 - $26.00
Looking for a "boys weekend" of camping and canoeing. Picked this resort based because of location, user ratings and the fact that they also run the canoe shuttle here. We arrived very late on Friday night, but had called ahead for the site number. Wasn't too hard to find, even in the dark. Sites were large, had more than enough room for my hybrid, slide-outs and 14 pax van. Woke up in the morning and really realized what a great choice we'd made. It's a beautiful area and great campground. The owner was more than accommodating even though he had a family function that weekend. The only problem I had was that there was only one urinal, toilet and shower for each VERY rustic bath house (don't know what the women's bath houses had), and there were only two bath houses for 115 sites. This might explain why they were as dirty as they were. They weren't filthy: I just wasn't all that crazy about it when I had to go do my "business". In all, it was a great weekend and there's no doubt that I'd return. If I don't, it's not because I wasn't happy. It'd just be because I wanted to try something different. - Bryan & Gina Mallin
Jul 2009 - $20.00
If you like the great outdoors, swimming, fishing, tubing and relaxing by the campfire with a wonderful ocean of stars, this is the place for you! Second time we have been here and love it! Will be going back for years to come! - dogandbeerlover
Aug 2011 - $14.00
This campground is VERY family friendly and the owners couldn't be more helpful. The camping area is large, flat and grassy with shade available. There are 2 cabins that can be rented. The sites are huge and the area is quiet enough to hear the river running beside the campground. Canoes and kayaks are available to rent and the owners will shuttle. If you paddle the Upper Iowa River try to come out of the river in the late afternoon so you can relax at your site and watch the eagles that soar above the scenic bluff that overlooks the campground. - tigrred
Aug 2018 - $20.00
This park exists for those wanting to canoe the Upper Iowa River and it is a canoe livery. The park is situated along the Upper Iowa River and has direct access to the river. The park is very laid back and easy going. There are no site numbers, it's a pick-your-own-spot kind of thing. On a busy weekend site spacing might be tight. Hruska's Canoe Livery will take you up the river and you can canoe/kayak for several hours and end your trip at your campsite. The owner is very friendly and courteous. He has been running a canoe business for 30+ years. - Keystone Trail
Sep 2018 - $50.00
We stayed here over Labor Day weekend. Everywhere was full so we opted for here. We had a pull thru all grass and mud, but not long enough to park our truck. We had to park the truck on the side. Most of the park is full time folks with one small area for folks like us. It did have a nice general store and the staff was friendly and the store had the only WiFi. No WiFi or cell service in the park. Due to the holiday, the park was packed with families and lots and lots of children. It rained a lot which made it muddy. There are two small towns nearby (10 miles). Not one of my favorite parks. - Tom-Sandy
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Older reviews sum it up. Just wanted to add best suited to smaller and medium rvs. We did fit 43 feet in midweek. Entrance narrow, roads narrow but trees are well trimmed. Owner helpful , had a full service 50 amp spot. Couldn't get Satalite from our spot phone service 1 bar for Verizon. Lots are grass we had the only gravel spot 107.
Every rv park in this area is for smaller rigs. Check out Rushford for converted mobile home park. - what next
Jul 2013 - $45.00
This is a very pretty campground. The office personnel were nice and friendly. It is not set up for a big rig coach. Leveling was difficult and bugs were very bad. The campground was extremely crowded with multiple tents and pop-ups on each site. It is a great place for children and family gatherings, but not for big rigs. The roads are very narrow for maneuvering. - larriin
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
May 2019 - $21.00
This park is outstanding. The lawns are manicured, healthy, and very pleasing (especially after spending the winter in the desert.....the green lush lawns were wonderful). The pull through sites we were on were very long and there's a significant space between sites. The park sits on a river, which we weren't near, but I'm sure that there are sites on the river. The utilities are well placed except our sewer connection. That's the only reason we didn't give this park a 10. The connection is towards the back of the site, which is slightly uphill from the front of the site. Just up enough to not drain. And the connection sticks up about 6 inches out of the ground which exacerbates the problem. We had to jack the RV up a lot to get it to drain...so much so that the bottom step to get in the RV was a doozy. Verizon cell was OK -LTE with 2 bars, our site had no problem getting satellite signal and power and water were fine. We would come back here again. So peaceful and beautiful. - jomark
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
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