If you are a tent camper, I would suggest going to local nearby state parks vs. this campground. Nice for a quick weekend away in an RV. On the Mississippi River and close to town. Across the street from a dog park so if you bring your fur-friend with, there is a nice enclosed area for them to run while being supervised.
Prairie Island has all of you basic amenities without being too far from town. This campground isn’t for everybody -- if you’re looking for extreme adventure and wilderness, this is not the place for you. If you’re interested in getting into camping and not investing the money into all the gear or having direct river access, this is the place for you! They seriously rent it all. Paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, and dutch ovens. The camp store sells all of the basics and fishing supplies. The shower house has flush toilets and pit toilets are located throughout the campground.
Personally, this campground is not the type that I like to stay at but it is really great for the type that wants to get into camping or the camper trailer type. Unfortunately, not enough activities to do besides boating on the river.
This is a great local campground right on the river and a great stay for gorgeous Winona, MN. Management is helpful and friendly. The regular patrons know how to have a good time but keep it quiet when necessary too.
I rated this campground 2 stars based on they type of camping that I like to do. If you like to feel secluded in the wilderness when camping then avoid this place at all costs. If you are looking for a place park your camper with a nice view and plenty of distractions for your kids then this could be the perfect place. We went camping with my girlfriend's family and they loved it.
The campground has very nice views of the Mississippi River and the surrounding bluffs. The lot size for campers are big enough that you aren't stacked on top of your neighbor but there aren't a lot of trees. Plenty of playground equipment and some organized activities for children. There was a nice beach. We rented canoes and paddled around the river (probably my favorite part of the weekend.) There was a rummage sale the weekend we went (there are permanent residents there) which some members of my camping party loved. Very clean bathroom building with free showers.
Personally I was going to give it 1 star but I bumped it up because of the beach and some of the surrounding activities. But that being said my girlfriend's mother would have given it 5 stars so it really depends on your idea of what an ideal camping experience is. The campground had its own Wifi covering the whole place which really sums it up pretty well.