We camped here Memorial weekend. WE couldn't believe how quiet it was. The campground was full, but the sites are very far apart so you didn't even see your neighbors. They have a huge waterpark with a lazy river, 6 water slides, wave pool but it wasn't open for another week. There is a golf course and riding stables (all for additional fees). They have 8 miles of paved biking trails which were alot of fun - very hilly, curvy and scenic. THey are adding on additional sites (all electric) which should be completed by the end of the summer. You are in the middle of a suburb, but when you are in the park it doesn't feel like it. We'll come back again.
This is a very small state park. There are 2 loops in the camping area. The first one you come to is all non electric and for some reason many of the sites were blocked off. The other "loop" isn't really a loop but one long road. The sites are very spacious. One side of this road is the river so many of the sites are waterfront. To get to the bathrooms you have to walk across a bridge and up the stairs so they are not handicap accessible. This campground has quite a few hiking trails as well as a golf course. The course is extremely hilly so you'll get a good workout. They have a deal where if you stay 3 nights you get a free day of golf (as much as you want to golf). We'll stay here again.
We really like this park. There is a ton of hiking to do and the views from the top of the hiking trails are great. This is also the only area where cell service is good, too! The sites are large and spread out, the creek running through the park is beautiful, and there are no mosquitoes. The only downside to this park is you get very limited TV, and cell phones don't work in the park as you are located in a sort of gully between 2 large bluffs.
Really well kept park. The reasons we didn't rate higher was that there is no swimming and the nearest town is about 30 miles away. If you're looking for a Minnesota woodsy (out in the boonies) location with all of the amenities, this is it.
The campground is very hilly so sites can be uneven. The sites are closer together than most Minnesota state parks. The campground is walking distance to the lake, a great beach, many planned naturalist activities, and access to the Paul Bunyan state bike trail. Overall good experience, nice campground.
The park is convenient to town. The view is not actually of the lake but of a river way and the view across the riverway is of an industrial building. The bathrooms are clean and they are the family style bathroom (sink, shower and toilet all in one room). All of the sites are pull throughs and have full hookups. This park had alot of older people with some BIG rigs.
Stayed at this park 2 nights - once going out to the West Coast and once again on the return trip. The park has new owners as of this spring and they are very friendly. The park is very clean. The only down-side is that you have to drive through a pretty rundown part of town to get to the park. The owners came around with free ice cream each night.