Friday, August 1, 2014

Campground Review: Hendrum Community Park Hendrum, MN

Go about 25 miles north off I-94 along Minnesota HWY 75 and you come to the small town of Hendrum, Minnesota which is almost on the border with North Dakota.  About a half mile east of Hendrum is the Hendrum Community Park where the town allows RV camping in a small area of the park that hosts 5 RV sites and also some room for tent camping.

No Verizon signal meant no phone GPS so this was a little hard to find!
I didn't encounter very many free campsites in my travel through Minnesota, Hendrum Community Park was the exception and not only was it free to camp there the city provides free electric hookups!
Here's the Hendrum Community Park Data sheet:

Hookups:                                 15, 30 and 50 amp and water
Fire ring:                                  no
Water Access:                         yes
Fresh Water:                            yes
Trash Service:                          yes
Toilets:                                    yes - flush
Showers:                                 no
Dump station:                          no
WiFi:                                       no
Level sites:                              yes
Laundry:                                  no
Store:                                      no
Pool:                                       yes
Shade:                                    yes - abundant
Verizon reception:                   3G, ½ bar
Millenicom reception:              intermittent
Cost:                                      Free, no posted limit on duration

A nice little park with well-maintained facilities.
The park has a couple outdoor group picnic buildings, a cinder block bathroom which was clean and had flush toilets - always an upgrade from the more common vault toilets I encounter, and overall was fairly well maintained with the exception that two of the five electric hookup stations were out of service during my two day stay there (I snagged the last working one!).

The Tank sipping the free electricity from the park's hookup.
There are so many tall shade trees in the park, particularly in the RV camp area, that it was a good thing I DID have electric hookups as the shade would have made operation of the Tank's solar setup really inefficient.

Looking at a nice ball diamond through the shade trees.
I enjoyed my two day stay at Hendrum's park.  As I mentioned there are far fewer free camping spots in Minnesota than in most of the other states I've passed through, not really sure why, but that makes places like Henrdum Community Park that much more destination worthy.  I recommend it to campers with RVs not much longer than 30 feet -- I think getting a 40 foot long Class A into the very tight campsites would be a major trial.  I would definitely camp here again!

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