Lake Ripley Campgrounds in Litchfield, Minnesota

Lake Ripley Campgrounds in Litchfield, Minnesota
Lake Ripley, in the town of Litchfield, is one of 10,000 lakes in Minnesota that makes for a great area to have campgrounds. The lake and campground are in the Litchfield city limits. There are other campgrounds near Litchfield that offer fishing opportunities in nearby lakes or in trout ponds. There are also hiking trails carved around the lakes and in the towns.

Lake Ripley Campground

The Lake Ripley Campground is on the south side of the lake, off U.S. Highway 22. It is in the city limits of Litchfield, making it convenient for any last minute items you might need. The campground is open April through October. The campground has 32 sites, all with water and electric hookups, and 12 have sewer available. There are hot showers and bathrooms at the campground, and there is a dump station. Some of the sites are on the lake, while others are more secluded in wooded areas.
Pets are allowed on a leash. There is a playground and a swimming beach at the campsite. The lake has a dock, slips and mooring spaces for boats nearby.

Lake Ripley Campground
1810 S Ripley Dr.
Litchfield, MN 55355
320-693-7201
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Lakedale Campground

Lakedale Campground is on Long Lake, named because of its shape, and offers fishing and wildlife watching opportunities. It is also close to the Knapp State Wildlife Management Area, which has trails and areas for bird watching. Camping is allowed May through Semptember. The campground has 45 campsites, all with water and electrical hookups. There are no sewer connections but there is a dump station at the campground. Bathrooms and showers are available. Pets are allowed but must be kept on a leash. There is a lodge and central building available for public use. Daily and weekly rates are available at this campground. The lake has dock space and lips available, and there is a swimming beach.

Lakedale Campground
24473 Csah 4
Dassel, MN 55325
320-275-3440
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Clear Lake Campground

Fishing is the main attraction at the Clear Lake Campground in Watkins. The campground is by the lake, but there is also a stocked trout pond less than a mile away. The campground is open May through October. There is a large open area and volleyball nets are available. There are 49 sites at the campground, and all of them have full hookups, water, electric and sewer. There are bathrooms and showers available.
There is a boat ramp at the site. Nearby in Watkins there is a dock with spaces, slips and mooring available.

Clear Lake Campground
36649 657th Ave.
Watkins, MN 55389
320-764-2592
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Article Written By James Jordan

James Jordan has been a writer and photographer since 1980. He has worked for newspapers in Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina and Kansas, winning state press association awards for writing, photography and page design. In 1995 he received his master's in Christian education and completed two years of Ancient Greek at the graduate level. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism.

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