This is a nice and family friendly campground. We've camped in loops E and F and both are good. Most sides have some shade and trees and the picnic tables are in great condition! We were there over the 4th weekend and it was pretty busy, but everyone seemed respectful and the loud parties seemed mostly to be over at the beach. Lots of great paved trails surrounding the area, and Wargo nature center is only about 2.5 miles away, a bikable distance even for my 7 year old!
We took a 30 minute drive north of the cities for a quick get away, and were rewarded with a very nice campground!
The check in staff was friendly, helpful and efficient. She gave us the info we needed for wood and other campgrounds in the area.
Our site was clear, flat and grassy, and had an established fire pit. Other loops had grills and hook ups for pop-up campers and RVs.
There is a gorgeous beach area with tables, a pavilion, changing rooms and a well equipped playground.
We walked a portion of the trails towards the golf course, on a paved path under a green canopy.
Plenty of bugs, so bring your spray!
We had never heard of this campground prior to seeing a booth for the Anoka Parks system at the Sportsman's Show. This is a beautiful park reserve! The sites are near each other but seem to have quite a bit more privacy that you would expect at a county or state park. The showers were very nice and clean. The gem of this campground for us was Centerville Lake!
There is ample picnic space and a very nice swim beach, plus there is room to beach your boat if you are so gifted. This is a great trip to "the lake" that is very convenient to the metro area.
There is only one complaint I have about this campground, and it feels a little ticky-tacky to mention it, but I will because I think it may be significant to some people…there is significant road noise from 35E and 35W nearby. We found it to be almost like background white noise, but it was never not noticeable. The noise was definitely not a deal-breaker for us and this great park!
We were into it! There was good space and we had fun.
Wonderful site! Feels very secluded in spite of being so close to the cities. Great beach & sunrise. Highly recommend!
Brief visit for a scavenger hunt in Minneapolis
Brief stay for a scavenger hunt in Minneapolis
It was very easy to find, close to the twin cities, and clean. There was good access to kindling for a fire in the nice fire pit that has a grill. There is ample room to park a car and put up a large tent. We were impressed with the upkeep of the park.
This campground was very accommodating! We came in late due to the Adventure and they had no issue with it. The site was large and flat with a nice fire pit. Thank you!
We love to camp here as it's so close to home. Decent amenities, however NOT the feel of a State Park. Think suburbia meets nature.