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Scenic View Bar & Campground
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Better campgounds out there”
Reviewed 29 May 2012

We went to this resort based on reviews of friends who had been there years prior. If you have a camper with a bathroom, it may be okay, but we were "tenting it" and needed to use the facilities. The website says "modern clean restrooms" which couldn't be any farther from the truth. The bathrooms look like they haven't been updated since the 60's and they were incredibly dirty. The shower was terrifying because it wasn't clean (dead spiders included) and the shower head was at about 5 feet tall. You also have to pay to take a shower (which I know is standard at some resorts, but they never mention it on their website). It was so bad that my 2 teenagers decided they would rather not shower for 3 days than to bathe in the bathhouse. The water hookup at the campsite was disgusting. I don't know how else to describe it other than the hookup had large brown snot like rust hanging from it. The handle was broken so you couldn't turn it without a pliers. The water has an orange rusty tinge to it....we didn't use it other than to rinse stuff off with. It seemed as if everyone had at least one dog, which is fine, but there were a few that barked and barked at all hours of the day. There also are no "quiet hours" and each night there were people up partying until 3 in the morning, which is tough to sleep through when you are in a tent. The beach area is poor....down about 50 steps to a small sandy area. We contemplated renting a boat for the day because there seemed to always be someone cleaning fish in the fish house, but the lake is very very small. The owners are friendly and make their appearances around the campsite. If you are bringing teenagers, have them bring friends, because there really isn't a whole lot for them to do here. Like I said previously, you may like it here if you have a camper and don't have to rely on using the gross bathroom, but I think even if we did have a camper, we would probably stay someplace else.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2011

We ALMOST stayed at Scenic View Campground. The location was nice. We had planned on staying for a long four day family weekend. When we arrived we found it to appear to be in disrepair. This alone wasn't enough to make us flee, but upon inspection of the bathroom facilities and beach did. The beach was at the bottom of about 50 stairs. We checked out the bathrooms and found one shower per sex and two toilets in the ladies restroom. One toilet was soiled with urine and the second was filled with feces. We took off like a bat out of hell and tankfully we were able to get one of the last camping spots at the local KOA. I will not be going back nor recommending it to anybody that I liked.

  • Stayed July 2011
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7 Thank Joe_2224
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Property: Scenic View Bar & Campground
Address: 24560 Scenic View Ln, Spooner, WI 54801-9685
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Spooner
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Spooner
Number of rooms: 40

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