It’s surprising that this campground has not been previously reviewed. It’s a backpack-in campground with 2 Yurts and four, electric with heat camper cabins. The hiking along the St. Croix River was so beautiful in the fall. People at the beach were in swimsuits and dipped their toes in the river. Temperatures in 80’s in late September brought out crowds for day hikes and picnics. The prairie grass and leaves were very colorful. We couldn’t believe how much noise that dry, falling leaves sound when they hit the ground. There are plenty of hiking and biking opportunities at this campground. Flush toilets are available in the visitor center or vault toilets throughout the campground. Note that there are no showers or ice available for purchase. The closest city is Afton, however the address lists Hastings on the website. We stayed in a camping cabin and will return. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
This is a nice place to camp when visiting St. Paul and Minneapolis. It's in the country with pines all around, but less than 1/2 hour from the cities. We stayed in the section with just water and electric and liked these sites very much. They were spacious with shade and some privacy. The full hookup area appeared to be more the typical tight spots you find in private CG's. Bathrooms were fantastic! Clean, nicely designed, even had flower arrangements! Small pool and a basic playground. No store to speak of, just ice cream and firewood. Nice selection of used paperbacks- on an exchange, you bring one and then take one. Seasonals were plentiful (a lot of people staying there while working in the area), but all were neat and kept up nice. Quiet at night. This is not a destination CG, but a great little spot to camp and discover the area. No website, but here is their phone: 651-437-5269. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Amazing, new, medium-sized park. All new sites with concrete patios at each site. Location is safe, quiet, and clean across from a pristine golf course and surrounded by a game refuge. The owner/manager is as personable and professional as one could wish for. The staff is working daily adding improvements and maintaining the area. The park is located outside of the Minneapolis/St. Paul areas with easy access to both including many activities close by as well. This is a good park for those visiting and sight-seeing the region. You will not have to worry about the facilities or utilities as all are sound. We stayed here about two weeks and will return to this park when we re-visit the area for sure. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This county park and campground is a scenic and serene oasis along the Mississippi River. A new shower/bath house opened this year in the campground; it is nicely designed and very clean. Many of the sites offer shade most of the day from stately and well established trees. From the park's beach area you can enjoy wading in the river or sit on-shore and watch the fishing and pleasure boats pass by. The park is located close to towns of Prescott, WI and Hastings, MN, both of which offer interesting histories, fun shopping and restaurants. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Actually not in Hastings, but close. Very shady, spacious and quiet. No Internet, and cell service is marginal. Nice trails and excellent access to the river with a launching ramp. One central bathroom and showers for the whole park; needs updating but is generally clean. You must buy firewood there, available at the park office and from the Campground Hosts. One of the best we have seen. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are grassy, but when it rains it's muddy by the camper. The cost adds up here because there's a reservation fee and a permit fee to get in the campground on top of the campground nightly fee. We weren't aware of the NO PETS in the campground policy until we received the reservation confirmation. It seems the reservation email is the only information you'll get about the park and the rules of the park. We were out and about on Saturday and returned to the campground beyond the "1/2 hour after sunset" and we were locked out of the park. There was no way to get to the campground at this time. Parks and playgrounds are nice. We'll probably return only to visit the parks/playgrounds/beach in the future since we bought a season Washington County pass, but we won't camp here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is the former Control Data Corporation employee recreation area. 95% of the facilities were built by Control Data in the 1970s. It was a wonderful place to camp then (I did often, when I was an employee), and it still is today. We camped here in a Tent.
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A quiet campground even when full, that was nice. Some of the sites were hilly and the grass was very weedy so there were a lot of ticks in the area. The park was nice and there are a lot of activities. On the fence if we would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here while visiting the twin cities. Overall, a good experience. The campsites in the water / electric section are pull through and pretty spacious with good separation. I would estimate that the sites are at least 50' apart in most cases with trees scattered throughout for privacy. The electric only sites seem to have smaller pads and in some cases are closer together than the water / electric sites. The primitive sites in the woods were very private but only big enough for tents. The bathroom was clean however the showers were looking a little old and probably in need of new floors. There is firewood available in the campground or at the office for $4. It's probably the most quality firewood I've received for that price. A good deal. The campground host was very friendly and helpful but not intrusive. There are several walking trails throughout the park and some are paved. The beach was clean although it's a river so no telling what the water conditions are or what's floating by the day you want to swim. There is also a boat launch. I don't know that I would classify this park as a destination itself for more than a weekend, but it's a great place to use as a base while you explore the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A very well thought out county campground with a section of pull-through sites that accommodates even the biggest rig. Other areas are more for trailers, popups and tents. No sewer hookups but there is a dump station. Several large playgrounds throughout park for the kids and a boat launch on the St. Croix for the bigger "kids". You park on gravel, but most of the rest of the site (except the heavily wooded ones in the tent area) is nice and grassy. Most of the ones we saw were fairly level. Some sites may have low hanging branches but quite a few are out in the open if you need satellite. Very active camp hosts. Besides the nightly fee you also need to purchase a day pass each day you are there ($5 per day). Out in the country but within 1/2 hour to the Twin Cities and lots of picturesque river towns and scenery. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.