Minnesota is an amazing state to travel through, especially during the summer when you can get around to some of the northern parts of the state in your RV or van. "The Land of 10,000 Lakes" has so many beautiful national forests to explore and towns to admire. When you head up there, just make sure to plan out your campground stops ahead of time. That's where we can help! After our research and travels, here are our top 10 campgrounds in the great state of Minnesota.
Kiesler's Campground and RV Resort
If you're camping in southern Minnesota, Kiesler's is the perfect place to stay. There's always fun around the corner with unique activities that include a remote-controlled car racetrack and even an 18-hole mini golf course. The 2000 square foot pool, DJ'd dance nights, and watercraft rentals keep the fun going. All of that paired with friendly, family-run service makes for an experience that can't be beat.
Stony Point Resort
Stony Point is a lake camping resort in northern Minnesota that serves campers of all ages with its accommodations, facilities, and activities. The resort offers comfy cabins that include housekeeping as well as a full-service RV campground and shaded tent sites. Special perks at Stony Point include the onsite Canal House Restaurant and Lounge, a 650-foot sandy beachfront, and an indoor pool facility for year-round fun!
Crow Wing Lake Campground
Just two hours from the Twin Cities, Crow Wing Lake Campground lies on 30 wooded acres and offers full hookup RV sites and electric/water RV sites, each coming with their own picnic table and fire ring. This campground checks all of our boxes, with full service restrooms, a boat launch, an onsite store, and even a fish-cleaning house. Besides groceries and other camping essentials, the camp store has rentals available if you are looking to kayak, paddleboard, canoe, or pontoon.
Kamp Dels is all about fun, as it is half campground and half water park. The huge pool complex, which features 32-foot tall water slides, a climbing wall, diving boards, and more, is free for registered guests, as are the four massive playgrounds, the 16,000 square foot maze and petting zoo, and a long list of other sports and recreational facilities. Accommodations include tent camping, RV camping, seasonal campsites, and cabin rentals.
Oak Park Kampground
Offering either a comfortable overnight spot to spend the night or a destination for a family camping trip, Oak Park Kampground is a natural 43-acre area complete with three ponds, trees to provide shade, and nearby access to beautiful lakes that give Minnesota its nickname, "The Land of 10,000 Lakes". The family-friendly offerings include a large playground, a softball field, and a fenced-in outdoor pool on Oak Park's grounds, as well as themed games and crafts every weekend.
Wildwood RV Park and Campground
By camping at Wildwood RV Park and Campground, you can get discounted unlimited admission to mini golf, Wild Mountain Waterpark, Alpine Slides, and Go-Karts, Taylor Falls Scenic Boat Tours, and Taylor Falls Canoe and Kayak trips, taking advantage of the shared ownership of the campground and all of those attractions. Onsite, you can also enjoy the heated pool, volleyball and basketball courts, and bike trails.
Eagle Cliff Campground & Lodging
Whether you are looking for motel lodging, RV camping, or a place to pitch your tent, Eagle Cliff Campground will have what you are looking for. The riverfront tent sites, RV sites options (electric, electric and water, or full hookup), and comfortable motel rooms exceed visitors' expectations. The campground also offers outfitting rentals to campers and the public. These include inner tubes, canoe and kayak rentals, and bike rentals, with shuttles available for the tubes, canoes, and kayaks.
Oak Lake Campground
Located between Duluth and the Twin Cities, Oak Lake Campground is a great spot to relax and enjoy summertime activities. The campground offers RV and tent sites both on the lake itself or in the wooded area if you prefer shade. The many lake amenities offered at Oak Lake include pontoon, row boat, pedal boat, and canoe rentals; boat docking and launching; fishing tackle and live bait; and a swimming beach and diving platform on the lake.
Pokegama Lake RV Park and Golf Course
With its own nine-hole golfcourse onsite and location on Pokegama Lake, Pokegama Campground can virtually guarantee that you won't get bored in your stay there. Besides the golf, boating, and fishing, guests can also enjoy the large heated swimming pool, TV lounge, and horseshoe pits. All sites are full hookups with water, electric, and sewer included.
Lamb's Resort on Lake Superior
Lamb's Resort, established in 1922, encompasses over 60 acres with half a mile along Lake Superior's lakefront. The campground is ideal for visitors to the North Shore and is the only one with sites right on the lake. The resort's accommodations options include primitive tent sites, RV sites with full or partial hook ups, and fully furnished, full-housekeeping cabin rentals also on the lake or on the Cross River.
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