Overview of Chahinkapa Park
Last Price Paid: $10
Reported by MinnWise on 8/9/2017
Number of Sites 6
Elevation 948 ft
Tent Camping Yes
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“Lots of activities, crowded campground.”
Small, compact, municipal campground with 6 RV spots with electricity, 2 camper cabins and a tent area that has an electrical post.
The RVs spurs are close together. The tent area has been made smaller due to a new building being constructed which from appearances looks like it will be a new bathroom/shower.
The bathroom building has one shower each in the womens and mens. The bathrooms are old and in fair condition with the stalls in the women's not being able to latch shut. But it was clean. Again, I strongly suspect that the new building will be a new restroom/shower. Drinking water is available and fire pits with tables available in each RV spur as well as a few in the tent area.
The campground is right next to the zoo, located in a very nice park which has (but not limited to) walking and biking paths, a sculpture garden, a very pretty historical carousal (double check the hours), a chapel for rent, golf course, and further in the park are softball diamonds, a municipal swimming pool with fun curling slides (you know the type), playground, skateboard park, fishing in the river, nice picnic areas by a very pretty pond, and apparently a beach (which I did not personally view). Not sure if there is swimming at the beach along the river.
Needed a place to spend the night on our way further into ND to visit some friends. Popped in here tossed $10 in the payment box and pitched a tent in the tent area around 8 pm. Selection of where to pitch the tent was limited at this time because grass was removed due to the construction of the new building, as well as the new building taking up quite a bit of the original tent area. The remaining area was mostly taken up with toys and games from one of the nearby RV groups. But we did find a nice level area to pitch.
The peacocks were rather noisy in the early evening with other beasties joining in now and then. But they seemed to quiet down after 10pm. (Wish the same had been for some of the RV campers who decided loud conversation was appropriate until 12:30 am. Not a reflection on the actual campground however, just venting.) Although there is a road next to the campground, it is not traveled much during the evening and once the neighbors settled down it was quiet and sleep was good.
After a nice walk around the park in the morning, we packed up and headed out as my van and attached pop-up trailer was taking up two much needed parking spaces after the zoo opened.
Overall a decent and cheap place to spend the night. We slept well and then went on our way the next day.
Have a Tracfone and was able to get cellphone service.
MinnWise would stay here again
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- 30 Amp
- 20 Amp
- Partial Hookups
- dump station
- restrooms: flush
- water available
Fergus Falls, MN
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