Riverside Park

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

Located in Princeton, Minnesota, the main feature of Riverside Park is the camping! The campground has 8 back-in sites with both 30 amp and 50 amp power that support water hookups (sewer not available). There are three primitive tent camping sites available with no hookups or electric for those seeking something a little more different. In 2018, a new shower/restroom building was constructed which our visitors can use as they please! Riverside Park features amenities such as 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. If you are seeking some weekend fun, we now feature canoeing and kayaking all summer long! Whether its for a short and or long term stay, we hope to see you soon!



Open Dates: May 1 to September 30

Last Updated: 12/27/2021

RV Site

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Water, NO Electricity $25.00 $175.00 Choose Your Site
Water, With Electricity (30/50 Amp Service) $30.00 $210.00 Choose Your Site
Riverside Tent Sites

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
No On-Site Water Access $10.00 $70.00 Choose Your Site
With Shower + Water $10.00 $70.00 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
Tent Camping $10.00 $70.00 Choose Your Site

Pet Policy

Pets must be on a leash.

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.

Length of Stay

CAMPING RATES will increase after the first 10 days in the park. Campsites with electricity: $30/evening for the first 10 days, $40/evening thereafter Campsites without electricity: $20/evening for the first 10 days, $25/evening thereafter

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.

ADA Accessible


Hike / Bike Campsites

30 Amps

50 Amps

Back-in RV Sites

Community Fire Pit

Community Restrooms

Community Showers

Fire Pit

Fire Ring / Grill

Gasoline Nearby

Paved Roads

Pet Friendly

Pets Allowed

Picnic Area

Picnic Table




Slide Outs



Water Hookups





Kayaking & Canoeing

Splash Pad


Swimming Outdoors


Wildlife Viewing




Historic Sightseeing

Scenic Drives

Family Friendly


Tent Camping

City Park

Public Park

300 N Rum River Dr., Princeton, MN, 55371
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Riverside Park is 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: 3.5

Al Wilson

This is my fourth year coming to this wonderful beautiful campground only to find a drug dealer broken down trailer no license plate missing tires drug buys pick up all night long to this trailer police come do nothing what a shame this is a beautiful campground I don’t know if my friends and I will come back here camp host gone all day no help

Connie Keith

This is a very nice park. Nice blacktop road around campsites. The campsites are very level with small white gravel for the site pad. The park bathrooms and showers are clean with plenty of hot water. Many trees with the river right in walking distance. Things for kids to do also. Park is closed and quiet after 10pm. It also is patrolled by the Princeton PD. We will stay there again.

Pat Glenn

We had a very good one night stay. Easy to park and one issue we had was dealt with efficiently.

rayell Arowojebe

It was very nice however I had a very unpleasant experience which I will not return. I was in site riverside 2 it’s a tent site n I paid the Monday before we arrived which was a Friday the 20th of aug and to depart on the 22nd of aug the first night was really peaceful then the second night we had some errands to run so we took tent left then when we came back we were unpacking and a gentleman with no identification on in just a random truck came to site and said this is not parking lot which I was not aware we couldn’t park by site and I apologize and said we stayed last night n the site supervisor said nothing so I didn’t know n would move… he then proceeded to tell me ohh so u stayed last night to without paying I felt very shocked and told him I paid online and it was as if he didn’t believe me my spouse was with me and he is black and I felt very uncomfortable like he was being racist even after showing him my registration he said he would be back because his laptop was not on him and he needed to make sure this made me very uneasy rest of trip and will never return!

Leslie Wills

Great park! Nicely leveled gravel spots. Lots of activity in and around park, but everyone was very respectful of each other. Many eating establishments within walking distance. No dump station is only draw back.

Batbara Adams

Had a great three night stay. Beautiful area and very clean. Shopping was close by. Bathrooms were exceptionally clean. The guest hosts were the greatest, fun caring welcoming people! We will be back!

Cindy Marshall

Site 5 has nice shade, appreciated the water filter on each hookup, park and bathrooms very clean. Camp host very attentive to cleaning bathrooms and picking up garbage left in park. Nice in town campground.

Peter Mikleton

Public non campers dirty the bathrooms. The camp host was very accommodating in cleaning them for the campers and helpful. It wound nice if a dump was available for the paying campers. I am planning to stay next year because it is close to family

Adam Kvam

Nice small little campground. It is right in town so you do get some traffic noise. But pretty peaceful at night. Nice spot for launching kayaks or canoe.

Brent Kosloski

Very nice park. Campground host was wonderful. He kept the bathrooms spotless, I think one day he cleaned them 3 times. Very friendly and helpful. Great spot, within walking distance to entire city. Nice trails across the river.

pete bach

Riverside was very pleasant. Friendly host. Spotless restrooms. Nice natural surroundings on river all within easy walk of downtown attractions

robert brogan

Clean, quiet, peaceful! Park was recently renovated and it shows. Walking distance to coffee and ice cream. Would be 5-star, but no dump station on site. Closest dump is Marathon gas station about 1.5 miles away

Grant Bakken

Park clean, well maintained. Expectable amount of noise for an rv site adjacent to the main drag. Ran into an issue with water quality Saturday evening into Sunday- called parks staff Monday morning, they were very responsive and said they would look into the matter right away.

Dee Thompson

What a nice park and community! The campground was very clean. There are bathrooms with a shower. The playground is awesome. There are rope swings for jumping in the river on a hot day. Each campsite has a nice fire ring and picnic table. Be sure to get your picture on the giant chair on the hill! No dump station here, but there is one at the Marathon gas station, free with fuel fill otherwise $10. There is also a fantastic dog park across the river. My dog loved it! It has lots of room, garbage can and bags for poo, and even a water fountain for tall people, short people, and dogs. We'll be back to this campground next summer!

Joni Shurtz

It was a great place for the first time ever using our new camp trailer. You are so close to everything that if you needed you were right there.


Very clean. Nice big sites but little to no shade. The park was excellent and the access to the Rum River is top notch. Saw a bonus rope swing but the weather was to cold for the kids to swim. Don’t forgot to take a family photo in the big chair on the Hill!!

Jim Crisham

Very nice and quiet..easy walk to downtown bar's and food..grandkids were catching a lot of fish in the river.but NO onsite waste disposal for campers to empty waste tanks.

Judy Tabbut

The campground was very nice, bathrooms cleaned in the morning. My husband's only complained was someone smoked in the bathroom.

Andrea Galatian

When we arrived the rental kayaks/canoes were in my reserved spot. Friday night there was a kids birthday party at one of the campsites with the parents screaming at thier kids all evening. The bathrooms were filthy and not cleaned until late Monday morning.

Campground Response

Andrea, We want to apologize for the inconvenience of the canoes in your space upon arrival. As I'm sure you noticed we are currently making improvements to the park and the construction crew must have moved the trailer out of their way and into the campground space. We also apologize for the birthday party. We are working on improving our processes and would like to offer a free weekend at our campground if you would be interested either this year or next summer when all improvements are complete and processes are improved. Please feel free to email me at shillesheim@princetonmn.org for more information. Kind regards, Stephanie

Susan Jones

Not a place we will frequent often