City of Princeton, MN Campgrounds

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$30.00 USD per night, starting at.

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300 N Rum River Dr., Princeton, MN, 55371

The main feature of Riverside Park is the camping! The campground has 8 back-in sites with both 30 amp and 50 amp power. The sites have water hookups (sewer not available). There are three tent camping sites available with no hookups or electric. In 2018 a new shower/restroom building was constructed.  Riverside Park has a picnic shelter and tables, barbecues, playground equipment and an all-purpose sports field. The park is located on the Scenic Rum River featuring a canoe and kayak launch. While you're here feel free to drop a line and do some fishing! The swim area is located at the north end of the park. Across the river from the campground there is a dog park for your favorite pet to enjoy the scenery leash free.


Riebe Park is approximately 27 acres with about one third of it being occupied by a 9-hole Disc Golf Course.  Future plans include walking paths and a bridge connecting to Riverside Park on the south side of the Rum River.  The Disc Golf Course is the first feature of this newer Princeton Park so amenities will be added as resources become available. The course is 9 holes of grassy fairways with plenty of trees on either side. There is water and tall grass hazards on the course as well.  While the course is not long, it is challenging with all of the trees and changes in direction on the fairway. Recently new hole signs were added, and the tee box locations were adjusted.  Plans are also in the works to install a warm-up/putting basket. It is free to play the course.  Have fun!! 
This park also includes a dog park.  The dog park contains a large fenced-in area for the dogs and picnic tables for the owners. There is also a water fountain.  
Riebe Park Campground contains three cart-in primitive tent campsites. There is a vault toilet and water located near the parking lot.  Campsites require a reservation.



Open Dates: April 28 to October 1

Last Updated: 04/17/2024

Riverside RV Camping

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Water and Electricity (30/50 Amp Service) $30.00 $210.00 Choose Your Site
Riverside Tent Sites

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Riverside Park Tent Camping $25.00 $175.00 Choose Your Site
Riebe Primitive Camp Sites

These are cart-in primitive campsites. Their is a vault toilet and water located near the parking lot.

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Riebe Park Primitive Tent Camping Choose Your Site

Reservation Confirmation Posting

Campers are required to post a copy of their reservation confirmation on the site post upon arrival. Campers who do not do this will be asked to verify their reservation by local law enforcement or Public Works.

Length of Stay

LENGTH OF STAY CANNOT EXCEED 10 DAYS in any given reservation. Riverside RV Campsites with electricity and water: $30/evening up to 10 days. Riverside Tent campsites: $25/evening up to 10 days. Reibe primitive tent campsites: $10/evening up to 10 days.

Emergency Information

If you have electrical or water emergencies during your stay, please call (612) 850-8042. In the case of other emergencies, contact Sheriff Dispatch at (888) 860-8250.

Pet Policy

Pets must be on a leash.


Pets Allowed



Hike / Bike Campsites

Community Showers

Fire Ring / Grill

Water Hookups

Community Fire Pit

Gasoline Nearby


Picnic Area

Community Restrooms

Back-in RV Sites

ADA Accessible


Fire Pit

Paved Roads

Pet Friendly

Slide Outs


50 Amps

Picnic Table

30 Amps

Splash Pad


Kayaking & Canoeing

Historic Sightseeing







Scenic Drives


Swimming Outdoors


Wildlife Viewing

Family Friendly

Tent Camping


Public Park

City Park

300 N Rum River Dr., Princeton, MN, 55371
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Riverside and Riebe Park are located adjacent to downtown providing great access to area restaurants, local shops and bike paths.  The Splash Park is located at Mark Park for a fun family outing. Friday nights throughout the summer the racetrack provides racing entertainment. 

Overall Rating: 3.2

James DeLong

Nice little city campground. Very close to downtown shops and eateries. Had restrooms with showers. Very quiet. Easy to make reservations online.

Theresa Lindemer

Clean and many trees!

Megan Yager

I booked a campsite Right next to a family members site so we could hang out togethe And so the kids could play and go back-and-forth between the two sites. I got a message the day of saying my camp site was changed. No idea why I was switched and When we got there a different person was right in between us. Very frustrating when we booked In advance for the two sites. The people next to us were using power tools early on there vehicle. Probably won't stay again!

Doug Ryder

Nice little park on the Rum River. It's right downtown Princeton so you will hear traffic and people. There is an nice beach area for kids to play and kayak launch for exploring the river.

Fred Parris

This is a lovely in-town city campground that is great for visiting family or for a brief stop-over. The lots are spacious and the utilities (water and electric) were functioning; we had no problems with electricity or water pressure. The major problem we experienced over our 9 day stay was the cleanliness and maintenance of the lavatories/showers. This is a public park in addition to a campground and the lavatories are used by the general public who visit the park. Consequently they can be trashed and dirtied very easily. For instance, we arrived on the Saturday before the 4th of July. One of the two lavatories was clogged and had toilet paper strewed about. There was dirt and mud on the floor of both this lavatory and the other one (although its toilet was operating). The problem continued until July 5. No one serviced the toilets on the Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday. Trash pickup was the same. No trash collection until July 5. Trash was overflowing. We kept ours inside our trailer until the situation was resolved. Because of the condition of the lavatories, we used our onboard toilet more frequently than we planned, causing our black tank to become filled up quickly, Since there is no dump on site or near, I had to hook up our trailer and drive 30 miles to the nearest dump I could find ($10 dump fee). I looked online for a septic service to come and make a house call, but none were willing. Two major suggestions: DAILY cleanups on the lavatories (including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays) and an emergency phone number in case the facilities are trashed and need attention. Second, a dump facility nearby, maybe on city property somewhere away from the river (I can understand the city not wanting to dig a dump near the river and create septic runoff into the water). I'm assuming the city has a sewage treatment plant somewhere? Other municipalities have a dump station at those facilities. Or an arrangement with a septic service to service campers. The two star rating is mainly for the toilet and shower conditions. Otherwise the park is great. Very little noise from town, close to conveniences, lots of water activities, and a great place to hang out with family and grandkids. We come again, but we'd be better prepared.

John Walters

The stay was pleasantly. They keep the park clean, empty trash daily, clean the bathroom/ shower clean. The new park host is a great addition. It's a park on a river, expect a lot of people on the weekends.

Brooke Wilson

Small camp sites, not very well taken care of. Garbage and sticks all over the place. Difficult to setup tent and camp sites are so small. Lots of walking required, especially because the website is mislabeled compared to where the sites actually are in person. Not worth $10 a night

Glow Bechard

lt was easy to get camping and pay online for my friend, but when he did get there he was a little early so i dont know if that was some of the problem but he did have a small trouble getting electricity but with the help of someone camping next to him he was able to get the electricity working, much better than when he came over earlier this year to go to the races and found out he could not camp there cause he had to get camping online and he does nothing online he is 77 years old so he drove a hour back home, so i was glad he could come this time and at least camp and see the races and do what he enjoyed

Diane Anderson

No one took care of the bathrooms 1 bathroom out of toilet paper both both bathrooms were flooded No one came to empty garbage was not impressed with that camp ground at all

Fred Deffinbaugh

This is a basic campground with mostly 50 amp and water in downtown Princeton. The park is used by locals during the day so families and children are around. We felt safe and liked being close to restaurants and friends near here.

Michelle Johnson

Had reservation for three nights. On arrival our electrical didn't work, called the campground 'emergency' line and left a message asking for it to be addressed and that we would be going to an empty spot with electricity until it was working. Never heard anything back. Sunday morning a city guy yanked our power cord out and then banged on my drivers side window (even though I was clearly sitting right inside). Informed us this park was for PAYING campers only! Informed him we were and he then looked it up. He then chewed me out for parking on the grass (dirt) even though another truck was also but he didn't go talk to them. My 25 ft cord reached fine in my original spot but it didn't in this one so I was off to the side in the dirt. Apologized for that and said I would move and was leaving soon but he just kept on berating me. So rude! Police then arrived for backup in case these two quiet 60 yo ladies were too much for him to deal with. He then walked off, never apologized for assuming we were shady, freeloading van dwellers and left my plug on the ground. Never have I been treated so poorly in a campground, I will never go back. And to top it off the bugs are horrible, bathrooms are dirty and wet and we had some shady methhead sleeping at our site Sunday morning.

Randy Hatch

The information provided as to which site where available was NOT correct.

David Thompson

Nice city campground. Lacking a dump station though.

Russ Vander Wiel

Bathrooms were not clean and neither shower was working.

Beautiful area with the river, trails, playground. Within walking distance to restaurants. The place has really gone downhill with homeless people trying to stay there in their cars for free and crime. Police showed up one night to search for a guy in the woods with outstanding warrants. Police and city were there a lot trying to help manage the people that attempt to stay there without paying. At least they’re doing what they can to help mitigate.

Jammie Stein

They need someone cleaning the restrooms and showers a couple times a day. They were disgusting. Other than that the location was great and plenty to do. We did get eatin alive by mosquitoes but not anyone's control.

James Richard

I had to go through roverpass to book the site and i tried to cancel my reservation and rover cancelation page didnt work nor could princeton see my reservation when I tried to call them. So Im out $30 for a site i never used. I definitely put this blame on rover pass.

Campground Response

James Can you please call Princeton City Hall and ask for Ed. We would like to fix the situation if possible. We need some more information to research the issue. Please call 763-389-2040 and ask for Ed so we can assist in getting this resolved. thank you!


A great small campground easy in easy out. Has water and electricity no dump. Rum river close by . Love this campground

Bev Knutson

Great weekend. Very nice campgrounds

Violet Bibeau

It was a great little campground!! Very close to our event. Being that close to the river was wonderful!! I will be coming back here soon!!