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: January 1 to October 10

Last Updated: 10/13/2022

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

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

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

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.

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: 3.4


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!!

Jackie Krause

Love the location You are right by the river and can also walk to bars and restaurants.

Tammy Hamilton

Pretty area, bathrooms could use a bit of cleaning, but I believe since in a city park, the general area can use bathrooms too. It's on the end of city, so you have some traffic noise. But, overall, nice and was convenient for us!

Kristen Erickson

The park itself over all was ok. What concerned us most were the drug deals, homelessness and constant drive throughs by the same vehicles that weren't even staying there. At times we felt very unsafe, but the cops did drive in once in a while. All in all, the park was was fine, just don't leave any belongings out unattended. Princeton needs to clean up its riff raff.

Nice well kept park. We had the end spot right next to the trail and some great open space. We heard the bathrooms & showers were clean & nice from our camp neighbors. We were in town all week for my father's funeral and were really pleased this park was available for our bigger rig. the park employees were there often and law enforcement came through regularly. We were thrilled to be so close to everything and felt safe.

Joanne Brown

A motorhome was in our reserved spot #6 with no one seen all weekend at the camper or anyone checking paperwork. Spot 3 has low spot with water drain. Restroom facilities are nice. Location is great!

Keith Novotny

It was nice and clean when we arrived on Friday, but by Sunday it was nasty. A lot of homeless/vagrants in the area that came up to the campsite begging/panhandling. Also saw many drug deals in the park area while our kids were playing. I would suggest more police patrolling that area.

Jason McNeil

first and foremost walking down the trail there was dog poop sitting right in the middle of it. Then we got to our tent site and there was glass (BIG PIECES) laying all over it and trash laying all around... It also looks like that area does not get any attention from the city at all There was barely any room to put a tent we had to set our tent up on broken pieces of glass and weeds that had roots so when we walked in the tent we were stepping on these hard roots.. Friday night there was some shady stuff happening in the parking lot of the dog park that really made myself and my 11 year old daughter very uncomfortable. I understand it is a public park but why would the cops in that town not patrol it a little better. Also by the big chair there was big pieces of glass! We did go down the river and that was enjoyable and the kids really liked the sandbar and went swimming there for a bit, But overall we were not impressed by the upkeep at all

This is a beautiful park. It's to bad that it is just not comfortable staying here with all of the rif raf that hangs out here all hours of the day and night. Feels like drugs are a factor here got approached twice by people just wondering through the park that were definitely high on something- Once at 10:00 at night and once at 8:00 in the morning! Will not stay here again too bad.

jeffrey arychuk

we paid for water but apparently the splitter we were to share with another site was stolen so we were without water for the weekend until they provided a new splitter. oh well

Ann Gerold Stibal

Clean and welcoming. The steps had nice gravel driveways, good fire rings and grass areas. It has beautiful paved walkways along the river and a sandy beach. Being in the town of Princeton, and on Mainstreet, it does have traffic noise, which I muffled with ear plugs and had a 2 good night’s sleep! There is a camp host and Public Works Director that are professional, available and very accommodating!

Judy Tabbut

We like this campground but a camper was in our space on Saturday when we arrived. The grounds keeper had to have the camper move so we didn’t get to park until much later.

Dawn Houser

We were in Princeton for a baseball tournament in Zimmerman. This was a perfect little campground! It was a 100* day while we were camping. The kids could swim, enjoy the rope swing, and play on the playground. The site was big enough that we did not feel like we were on top of our neighbors. It was perfect!

Brand Inc.

I have been there 2 times and both times I had to wait for and ask other campers to help me move a picnic table to my spot. They are heavy & I cannot move it with just me & my child. It would be nice if Bob could make sure each spot has it's picnic table.

Mark Vallevand

Noisy and crowded. The local yahoos are racing their go-loud pickup trucks all night. The water hookup leaks. The bathrooms were muddy. Find another place, I suggest.

Anita Seekins

This is a nice campground except for the noise. It was the worst night sleep ever. Cars driving through the campground, people yelling, the noise from the pizza bar. The bathrooms could have been cleaner. Always wet and sandy. Barely saw the camp hostess. We did appreciate the police driving through occasionally.

Edward Archambeau

Place smelled like a swamp. Non stop parade of people driving through starring at you or stopping in to crap in the toilets and plugging them up. Worst part some drunken ass drove through in the middle of the night and ran into my truck. Place should not be open at night for people to drive through. I’ll never go there again!

Edward Archambeau

Felt like camping in a swamp. Everyone in Princeton decided to stop in and crap in the toilets and plug them up. Discusting🤮