Eagle Cliff Campground and Lodging Review – Lanesboro, Minnesota

Eagle Cliff Campground and Lodging in Lanesboro, Minnesota is one of the nicest campgrounds we’ve stayed at. We stayed here early on in our Full Time RVing life but it is still one of the nicest places we’ve been. The grounds are very well-kept and the owners, staff, and seasonal campers are all very friendly. This is definitely a place we’ll stop at again if passing through the area.

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Location

Located just three miles east of Lanesboro, Minnesota, and right on the Root River makes Eagle Cliff Campground a great place to stay.

35455 State Hwy 16
Lanesboro, MN 55949

Prices

Eagle Cliff offers many options for camping: primitive tent sites along the river, electric only, electric/water, and full hook-up. Each site is large and includes a fire ring and picnic table. Camping rates listed below are per night, for 2 adults. Additional adults/children will be charged as indicated, with a maximum of 6 people per site.

2021 Camping Rates:

  • Tent Sites $30/night
  • Electric Only Sites $34/night
  • Electric & Water Sites $37/night
  • Full Hook-up (Electric, Water & Sewer Sites) $41/night
  • 50-amp Electric Add $2/night
  • Extra Adult $9 each/night
  • Holiday Weekends Add $5/site/night
  • Children 6-17 $3 each, Maximum $6/night

The five room lodge at Eagle Cliff is popular, and books up quickly. These rooms offer the comforts of home, and are great for group gatherings, where some of the group prefers to camp while others enjoy not. These rooms are large (14′ x 28′), non-smoking, and sleep 1-4 people in comfort. Each room features a private entrance, full bath, two queen beds, TV, air conditioning, deck, mini-fridge/microwave and hair dryer.

2020 Hotel Rates:

  • 1-2 people $85/night
  • 3-4 people $95/night
  • Holiday weekend rates are $90/$100
  • All linens are included in your rental.

 

 

Reservations

For Reservations click here. Call (507) 467-2598 or email: eaglecliffcampground@gmail.com

Our Review

Eagle Cliff Campground is a beautiful park like setting located on the Root River. Lots of grass. It’s cut nice and short. Can almost see the river from our campsite. We walked to the river and it was flowing good. They offer tubing here we’re debating trying it out. Lisa has never gone tubing before. They also have bike rentals, and canoe rentals. Reasonably priced.

Sites are all grass, well maintained and spacing generous. There is a small gravel pad for RV’s. With over 250 Sites including 100 seasonal the campground was very quiet. Campground store had the necessities as well as Schwann’s ice cream cookies that we loved.

The owners and staff were very helpful and friendly during our stay.

Lanesboro is an easy drive away, so the location is perfect for taking a short drive to explore the area while having a quiet place to come home to.

Bring bug repellent!!! You’d think with all the water and grass around that mosquitoes would be rampant. They claim to be naturally mosquito free and we didn’t see any while we were there but there were some gnats that didn’t bite but were equally annoying.

This area is known for their eagles. We didn’t see any. We heard April-May is the best time to view them.

The seasonal people are very friendly. Everyone knows everyone. Fun community. Would be great for families.

Located on the Root River, they offer canoe and kayak trips as well as tubing.

Unfortunately during our stay June 27-July 1, 2019 we were not able to go kayaking due to flooding in the area. It started raining Friday night 6/29 and into the early morning. The river rose 4 feet in three hours. By 2pm it had covered all the lower tent area.

The staff was awesome. They made sure tent folks were moved before the flooding reached them. Not quite what we had in mind when we came here but Mother Nature had other plans. Turned into a one of a kind adventure. It was wild watching so much stuff get carried down the river.

End of the day we’ll come back here. We loved the park, RV area, and the people were so nice. I still recommend this park! It’s definitely someplace that we want to go back to and play in the river.

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Amenities

Eagle Cliff Campground has most of the amenities you’d want from a campground. The staff is very friendly and helpful with any questions you may have.

  • Restrooms/Showers

The camp restrooms and showers were clean, but do cost money, 25 cents for 4 minutes.

  • Laundry

We were only here for a few days and only used the laundry facilities once. $1.75 to wash and $1.50 to dry. The rooms were very clean and well maintained like the rest of the property.

  • Dog Park

Although they don’t have a dog park our leashed dogs loved running and playing in the grass. Plenty of room for them to sniff around and stretch their legs going on walks around the campground.

  • Pool/Spa

Eagle Cliff Campground does not have a pool or spa but if you’re looking for a dip the Root River is running right through the area.

  • Mail/Package Service

We didn’t use any mail or package service while staying at Eagle Cliff Campground.

  • Sports, Recreation, and Playground Areas

Nice play area for the kids that was well utilized while we were there. They have a basketball court and volleyball (both on grass)

 

 

Things to see/do nearby

Things to do on site:

  • Tubing
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Bicycling
  • Fishing
  • Volleyball
  • Horseshoe
  • Basketball
  • Games available in the office

Eagle Cliff offers a variety of rentals, including: bikes, canoes, kayaks and tubes. You do not need to be staying with them to do outfitting rentals. All outfitting is open to the public.

Things to do off site:

  • Amish Back Roads Tour – An audio tour takes you to Amish shops and sites in the comfort of your own car at your own pace. Pick up CD or USB Flash Drive in downtown shops
  • International Owl Center – Let the International Owl Center staff help you unravel the mysteries of owls as you meet the Center’s feathered ambassadors up close and personal.
  • Niagra Cave – Niagara Cave was discovered in 1924 and first opened for tours in 1934. It is one of only two publicly accessible caves in Minnesota. Niagara Cave is privately owned and has had three families stewarding it since its discovery.
  • Lanesboro Area Art Trail – Long known for its quaint bed & breakfasts and scenic bike trail, Lanesboro Minnesota also has a vibrant community of talented studio artists.

Conclusion

When in Southeastern Minnesota check out Eagle Cliff Campground and Lodging for a peaceful place to camp or stay in their hotel. If relaxing next to a scenic river or going for a paddle is your thing you can’t go wrong with Eagle Cliff! It’s on our list of places we’d return to.

Have you stayed at Eagle Cliff Campground? What were your thoughts of the place? Let us know if you have any questions or comments below. Thanks for reading.

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