Frontenac State Park

State Park

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29223 County 28 Boulevard
Frontenac, MN 55026
651-345-3401
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GPS: 44.5376, -92.3472

Last Price Paid: $17
Number of Sites: 58
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 1049 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G
3bars
T-Mobile 4G
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DMR
Jordan, MN
Scamp Camper 13'
9 reviews
Nightly rate: $17
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 49

DMR would stay here again

“Nice place”

Reviewed Apr 18, 2017

Overall Rating

We stayed here one night on 4/16/2017 still early in the season for Minnesota but no bugs ! Trees have not leafed out so we could see the river. Nice state park it was quit only three other campers here but think things will pick up as the summer go's on so book early. Also should say not a good place for 5th wheel campers most sites are small no pull though sites. Many tent sites with some cart in sites for tent camping with carts there for you to use. We paid $5 to enter park and $17 for a none electric site total $22.

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3bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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webster
Minneapolis, MN
Winnebago Micro Minnie
43 reviews
Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 3E

webster would stay here again

“Great campground for hiking”

Reviewed Mar 11, 2017

Overall Rating

This is one of my favorite Minnesota state parks for hiking.

First, the campground: There are four loops with 57 individual campsites and a separate group camping area. If it's not busy and you can score a spot away from others, privacy isn't an issue, and some spots have quite a bit of foliage. But when all the campsites are full, some of the sites are very close to others back-to-back. If there are a bunch of openings, I recommend showing up without a reservation to scope out a spot and book from your phone/tethered laptop once you arrive.

Loop 1 has eight sites with electric, Loop 2 has 11 sites with electric, and Loop 3 and 4 have no electric. The restroom and shower building is in the second loop, which adds noise and traffic. There's a vault toilet with a dedicated parking area near Loop 4. Each loop has one spot to get water from (no hookups at campsite).

Site 1E has probably the best view of all the electric campsites, but with little privacy because it's adjacent to the road and parking area. 17E is probably my favorite spot for being a little bit secluded. Be careful on 19E because there's a makeshift trail along side it and nobody respects the privacy of the campsite. 23E is the only pull-through spot, but it's high traffic because the official trail entrance is right next to it.

In September 2016, unboosted Verizon LTE was three bars at 17E, and 17E had working 15A power. In March 2017, unboosted Verizon LTE at site 3E was three bars / 60ms ping / 20mbps down / 12mbps up; and unboosted T-Mobile LTE was 92ms ping / 38mbps down / 4mbps up. 3E had working 30A power @ 122v, and working 15A power.

Hiking! The entrance to Upper Bluff Trail is between campsites 20 and 22, and I highly recommend doing a loop (going west toward In Yan Teopa Rock, taking the Lower Bluff Trail, and then around Point-No-Point). There's a spot where you can walk down to the river on the Lower Bluff Trail, too. It's about 2.5 miles of rough trails round-trip (rocks, branches, elevation changes) - so plan for a good three hours and bring water. I wouldn't go down to the lower trail if it has been wet recently. Cell service is a little spotty once you get down by the river. The trail is not suitable for road bicycles or wheelchairs, but there are some paved trails near the campsite suitable for both.

A daily permit, annual permit, or State Parks license plate is required at this park. Dump station is open April 15-November 15, and dumpsters are there year-round. I paid $25/night on a weekend.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
Verizon 4G
3bars
T-Mobile 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • firewood
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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