Riverside Park

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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 primitive 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.


Canoe and Kayak from Riverside Park Weekends all summer long!


Returning for the Summer of 2020, an outfitter will be renting canoe and kayaks from Riverside park from 9am-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Special events will be held throughout the summer please check back in 2020 for more details on dates and times.


Open Dates: January 1 to October 18

RV Site

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Water, NO Electricity $20.00 $140.00 Choose Your Site
Water, With Electricity (30/50 Amp Service) $30.00 $210.00 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

Family Friendly


Tent Camping

City Park

Public Park

300 N Rum River Dr., Princeton, MN, 55371
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Riverside Park has 8 sites for tent or RV with electric (30amp/50amp) and water. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and fire pit. There are three primitive sites for tents available in the park on a first come first serve basis for $10.00. 

There is a canoe and kayak outfitter onsite on weekends throughout the summer. For more information visit our website at www.princetonmn.org. 

Riverside Park is located on the Rum River, within walking distance to downtown Princeton. Local bike paths provide a great opportunity to visit the Splash Park at Mark Park. The Rum River Wild and Scenic Water Trail provides a great place to travel the river or catch some fish. A swimming area is also located in the park. 

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: 3.1

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

Irene Jacobson

The lot itself was acceptable, recently mowed. What was not pleasant was the amount of people there. It is a city park, so it was very busy. Bad part is, there was a bunch of locals coming through clearly intoxicated. On guy we observes was actively intoxicated, and appeared to be a predator, watching young girls swimming, and tossing his beer bottles in the trees. The bathrooms were cleaned daily, but in no time, they were a mess again. Never did see any law enforcement come through. If they had a presense, maybe the excessive alcohol use wouldn't be such an issue. It's a pity...it is a nice park.


Campground was nice people before use left half Burt garbage in fire pit that we cleaned up and lots of people driving through campground that were not staying there not sure what they we looking for but we keep everything locked up if we were not around. Nice little campground in town

Woodrow Caswell

Traveling through the area and paid $35 to reserve a site with electric because it was in the 90's and needed air conditioning. Was a waste of money because we did not stay. Reservation stated the site was 55' which it was not, there was nothing marking the site as reserved, there was food and garbage on the ground, there were tents set up that appeared to have been there quite awhile, the grounds were not well maintained and I did not see any type of lighting for security. We did not feel comfortable staying at this park and moved on down the road.