Campgrounds

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Lakehead Boat Basin Marina & Campground ~ Duluth, Minnesota

From our stay at Vermilion Sunsets campground, we headed to the big city of Duluth. Our friends from Minnesota, Jeanette and Ron, had recommended we visit Duluth and the Lakehead Boat Basin. It was a bit of a challenge to get reservations, and we had to jiggle our schedule around to get a few days reserved. We were glad we did. Lakehead Boat Basin is not your usual campground as it is in downtown Duluth on the water of the Duluth Harbor. You will need to cross the Duluth Aerial Bridge to arrive at the campground. We did not notice […]

Vermilion Sunsets RV Park ~ Cook, Minnesota

We found this park after a bit of searching for a campground near the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary. We stayed there July 12-16, 2017. They did have a website, however, it seems that it is now gone. Here is the contact info I have for the campground: Dave Hampson dave@timbuktumarine.com Phone: 218-666-2276 2475 Vermilion Dr Cook, MN 55723 Www.timbuktumarine.com The folks that run Timbuktu Marine, which is next door, also run the campground. The campground was perfect for what we needed, it was quiet, easy access and had 50 amp full hookups. And at $25 @ night it was reasonable. […]

Deparcq Woods Campground, Camp Ripley, Minnesota

We departed Dakotah Meadows and drove northwest to a National Guard Post just north of Little Falls, a 58,000-acre military reservation named Camp Ripley and more specifically the Deparcq Woods Campground. I’d never heard of Camp Ripley and we were surprised at how large the camp was and how active the airfield was while we were there. It was a very nice campground, we had cell service, 50A service, water and there was a dump station near the campground. They also provided free firewood. We arrived mid-afternoon and found the billeting office and registered. We were informed that the host […]

Dakotah Meadows Campground, Prior Lake, MN

After our stay in Mason City, Iowa we continued north toward the Twin Cities. We planned on a week at the Dakotah Meadows Campground, however, when I called 8 weeks out, they were booked. However, a last minute call, a few days before, got us a reservation for a couple nights. This campground is part of the Dakotah Indian properties which also includes the Mystic Casino, stores, an RV wash and a diesel/gasoline station. We arrived just after noon and due to the on and off showers, as we were driving north, Ike was in need of a good cleaning. […]

MacNider Campground, Mason City, Iowa

We departed the Lakeside Casino heading north to MacNider Campground, a city campground in Mason City, Iowa. It was a very nice campground and surrounded by a large city park along the Winnebago River. It had a very large aquatic center, pictured below. Mason City was a friendly city and we enjoyed our short stay in the area.

Lakeside Casino – Osceola Iowa

From Cameron, we continued north to Osceola, Iowa and the Lakeside Casino RV Park. We arrived early afternoon and found the RV Park to be a self-service affair. Park wherever you’d like and drop your payment in the box. We found a nice FHU site and for $20 a day it was a great deal. We visited the casino, had a nice meal at the Buffet. We enjoyed our stay, the campground was relatively quiet and we would return.

Elks Lodge #2615 in Cameron, MO

We joined the local Elks Lodge this past winter while in Florida. As a member, we can stay at Elk Lodges around the country that have accommodations for RVs. Our first opportunity to try a Lodge stay was along Highway 35N in Missouri at a very nice active lodge near Cameron. We called and learned that they had a Benefit Concert scheduled for the weekend that we wanted to stay there. They said it might be a bit noisy and crowded, but welcomed our stay. They said they had a 50 amp site and would provide us a water connection […]

Forbes LOA at Lake of the OZARK near Edwards, MO

We arrived at the FORBES Landowners Association (LOA) campground just before Memorial Day. We didn’t realize till after we arrived, that this campground was very remote. As least more remote than we were accustomed to. This campground is available to any of the landowners within FORBES LOA. It has 30amp power, water, restrooms, showers, tennis and basketball courts and a dump station. They have recently begun charging $5 a day, you pay in advance at the LOA office which is about 6 miles from the campground. We arrived just as the Memorial Day crowd was gathering filling the campground for […]

Laura Ingalls Wilder Campground & Museum

As we worked our way northwestward, we decided that a stop at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Campground which is just across the road from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home & Museum. Stephanie has always been a tremendous fan of the Little House on the Prarie TV show, so it seemed like we should visit Laura’s home and museum in Mansfield, Missouri. The campground is on a hillside and has been there for a few years.  It is managed by a family that has owned the campground for a few years. They are very laid back and couldn’t have been more gracious […]