For Xcel Energy employees, retirees, their families and guests. Oaks on the River is a secluded campground located a short drive from the Twin Cities on the Mississippi River between Monticello and Becker, Minnesota.
The 42-site campground is open to Xcel Energy employees, retirees, their families and guests. Campers can enjoy the big outdoors at Oaks on the River by exploring the hiking trails in the area, or canoeing and fishing on the river.
Oaks on the River facilities include a swimming pool, with a wading pool; three playgrounds, a baseball diamond, horseshoe pits, basketball and volleyball courts. Three pavilions - one large and two smaller - also can be rented on a daily basis for reunions, picnics, and other special events. Other amenities include toilets, showers, and a dump station.
Xcel Energy and Oaks on the River Board of Directors invites employees, retirees, their families, and guests to visit Oaks on the River Campground soon.
Oaks on the River is open from May 1, through October 18, 2020.
To check site availability and make a reservation visit www.oaksontherivercampground.com.
Fill out the reservation form completely, including your employee number. Call 763-263-2576 or email email@example.com with questions.
Oaks on the River offers outdoor winter storage of trailers & RV's.
We have a $5.00 Dumping fee to cover pumping fees. This only applies to trailers & RV's with holding tanks. This fee will be collected on check in.
Please check the rates.
You may want to rent the Cul-De-Sac for family parties or other get togethers.
Please refer to the site table and Map (PDF) when making reservations.
As always, Oaks on the River will begin taking reservations Monday, March 2, 2020 at noon.
Note: March 2-16, 2020 will be for Xcel employees and retirees to make reservations, after that, friends, family and affiliates of employees will be able to make reservations.
You can visit Oaks on the River Campground (external link) to make an online reservation request and pay electronically. You will receive an email confirmation and a Paypal request for a $27 deposit. Pay either electronically with Paypal link using a credit card, or by sending a check made out to Oaks on the River Campground.
Oaks on the River
16722 Cty Rd 11 SE
Big Lake, MN 55309
Attn: Scott Ramsdell
Pay campsite and pavilion use fees at the time of stay.
The balance of your campsite and pavilion use fees are due when you check-in at the time of stay. (See rate information). Make check or money order payable to Oaks on the River Corporation.
Check-in is at 4 p.m. and check out time for campsites is 3 p.m.
Please note: You may also call the park manager at 763-263-2576 to arrange for late arrival the next morning; if you do not call in advance - and do not arrive by 10 a.m. the following day - Oaks on the River reserves the right to give away your site.
Check-in time for pavilions is 8 a.m.; check out time is 10 p.m.
If you are unable to keep your reservation date, please call the park manager at 763-263-2576 as soon as possible. You will be charged in full if you do not cancel reservations for campsites or pavilions at least 24 hours in advance. You also must pay this fee before you can make another reservation.
2020 Camping Season begins Friday, May 1, 2020, and goes through October 18, 2020. Only two reservations are permitted at any time. Long term camping will again be available this year for sites 10, 24, 26, 36, and 37. Spring cleanup is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, April 23 and 24, 2020. Free camping for Volunteers April 24-26 and May 1-3.
2020 Campsite Rates
|Daily $27||Additional units $20|
|Weekly $135||Additional units $85|
|Cul-de-sac $130 daily||$650 week|
|September 3 through End of Season||$20|
$390 per month
Dry Camping/Off-Peak (no water at sites)
$300 per month
$20 a night
Note: Camping Units include tents
Maximum stay is 14 days except for long-term campsites.
Long-term campsites can be open at any time.
$135 Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays
Note: Does not include swimming pool
Outdoor Winter Storage of trailers and RVs
$125 pull in October, pull out in April
Group Camping (to include nonprofit organizations)
Group camping will be in cul-de-sac sites 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20. The cost will be $130 per day, $650 for a week, payable when making the reservation. This includes the use of the cul-de-sac pavilion for campers' personal use during the stay. See Map (PDF) for locations.
All reservation holders MUST check in upon arrival. Additional campers can register upon request.
Enjoyment for all and the continued use of the campground is conditional upon Xcel Energy employees, retirees, their families, and guests observing the following:
The Waste Water is routed to a drain field. Please be reasonably conservative when using the facilities and help us to keep the unit clean.
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