Ridge Campground

Zippel Bay State Park

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3684 54th Avenue NW Williams, MN 56686 218-783-6252 Reservations: 866-857-2757 Official Website

GPS: 48.8576, -94.8366

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Overview of Ridge Campground

A Minnesota State Parks vehicle permit is required for all vehicles entering state parks and state recreation areas. Daily or annual permits are available and may be purchased online, in-person, at self-service kiosks or by phone. Learn more: Minnesota State Park Vehicle Permit Information

Number of Sites 13

Pad Type gravel

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally April - October

Elevation 1,082 ft / 329 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Ridge Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Verizon 4G
Confirmed by 2 Users
Last reported 8/4/2020
42 reviews
“Nice wooded spaces”

Reviewed 8/4/2020

Nightly rate: $28
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 34
RV Length: 20' (Travel Trailer)
Overall Rating

We stayed in the Ridge campground. Our site was surrounded by trees with the exception of a gap that went to the next site. This seemed to offer pretty good privacy. The entrance to the site was very tight with trees on both sides. Backing our trailer in would have been very difficult. Luckily there was no one in the adjacent site and we were able to drive through that one and turn it into a drive through site. The campground was fairly quiet with the exception of a neighbor loudly playing cornhole, but they quieted down before dark. Verizon gave me 1-2 bars of LTE which worked reliably. The campground is a pretty good distance into the park. The dump station is right inside the right after you turn right after the ranger building. There was a sign pointing for it to be down that road but no sign to indicate where it actually was and it was not readily apparent from the road. We needed to fill our tank with water and ended up driving all the way to the campground trying to find it before we pulled up a map on our phone and had to drive back to the entrance.

The lack of light pollution here made for a great opportunity to take night photos over the lake from the beach at the end of the road.

Site Quality
Verizon 4G

Wogggieee would stay here again

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

Minneapolis, MN
52 reviews
“Beautiful campgrounds”

Reviewed 10/6/2017

Nightly rate: $19
Days stayed: 1
Overall Rating

There are four campgrounds here: Ridge, Birch, Lady's-slipper, and Angler's, as well as a group campsite.

I stayed at the Ridge Campground. Many of the spots have tight 90-degree back-ins and I'm not sure I could have managed backing in, but a few of the spots are better due to curves in the road. I stayed here in autumn on a Friday night during peak fall colors, and I had the entire place to myself somehow. Which is good because there's not much privacy between sites. Campground was completely quiet.

No electricity at any campground here. The generator policy is: they're allowed, but not at night.

There's not much hiking here, and there really should be. Most of the "trails" are actually roads that cars drive on. The only actual hike is out to the entrance to the bay (labeled Coast Guard lights at end of rock jetties on map), which is about 30 minutes round-trip from the picnic area.

Verizon was 1 bar LTE, good enough to watch Hulu in 720p. AT&T went in and out of "no service" but with an external antenna I did get a steady one bar LTE.

Site Quality
Verizon 4G

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

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  • dry camping
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • volleyball
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • dump station
  • firewood
  • group sites
  • restrooms: vault
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets

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