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Tuesday, August 10, 2010


View from our site.Our Opinion: Neutral.  This unassuming park worked well for our utilitarian needs.

Date of Stay: August 8 through 10, 2010.

Weather During Stay:  Quite a mix of sunny and cool; hot and humid (including warm fog); and rain.

Site Description:  This combination mobile home park (older single-wides), RV park, and campground is quiet and convenient.  It appears that FHU RV sites have been added as mobile homes have been removed, resulting in about a dozen 50 amp FHU sites in various spots in the small park.  Another dozen W/E sites are in a row adjacent to a large grassy area for tent camping (unusually appealing tent area for an RV park).

Our row at NemadjiWe were in a FHU site in a row of  half a dozen large RV’s.  The site was a level back-in, gravel and grass, with a sturdy picnic table.  Our site was reasonably roomy with space for slides and awnings.  The park road is paved and easily negotiated by big rigs.

Dump station, bathhouse and laundry on site.  Very reliable electricity even on a hot afternoon.

Rate: $24/night for FHU; don’t know the rate for W/E or tent camping.

Phone/radio/TV:  Good Verizon signal for phones and aircard.  No obstacles to block our roof-mounted satellite TV.  Twelve channels on air antenna.  No cable TV.  NPR broadcast from Minneapolis on 100.5; Duluth probably has a station, too.

Row of single wide mobile homes.Elevation/landscape/terrain: This is a small, open campground at lake level (Lake Superior). Views are of the owner’s home (owner lives on site), older single-wide mobile homes, other rigs, and large trees. 

Lighting/noise:  Conveniently located a couple blocks off of Hwy 2 on the east end of Superior in a residential neighborhood, road noise and other city/residential noise is noticeable during the day, lighter at night.  Several large security lights reflected off our rig at night.

Favorite Sites:  Sites in our row were all very similar, so no favorites here.

Hiking/Walking: A long, paved walk/bike trail runs alongside Hwy 2 and Lake Superior through town.  Very pleasant walking, just a few blocks from the campground.

Tent area at Nemadji Comments:  We wanted an easily accessible, level, FHU site with reliable 50 amp service for a 3 day stay between W/E sites, and Nemadji delivered it all at a bargain price.  Nothing here for kids (though a few live in the park), just us old retired folks.  Very friendly and helpful owner. There is a small grocery store nearby, with Target and WalMart within 5 miles.  Easy access to downtown Duluth, the harbor, and the lift bridge.  We would return.


Anonymous said...

Looks and first impressions can be decieving , the so - called "owner" ( he leases from the city ) , truely lives up to his name , which is Dick Larson . There have been several complaints about him , but since he has the city ofSuperior pretty much wrapped around his finger , nothing seems to come of it . His day consists of driving around on either his little scooter , lawn mower , or truck eyeing up everything and nit-picking every last thing . Rather than being civil about a situation , he tears into people and plays favorites . I figure at least 75% of the people that live here year round refuse to step outside their homes for a fear of being brow beaten . He is referred to all around the east end area as the "Trailer Park Hitler".It is a very nice park , evreryone here ( seasonal or yearly ) is very neighborlie and a joy to talk to . Dick on the other hand - not so much .

Anonymous said...

In regards to camping within city limits this campground is hands down the best. Located on the Nemadji river the park is clean, quiet, and enjoyable.The last post was written by an anonymous writter, we will just call it Nick. Most likely Nick was an ex-tenant to the park which also holds mobile homes to year round community members. All the year round tenants are very friendly and appear to enjoy their nice peaceful community. Many of the tenants have been here for over ten years and some even twenty plus years. I personally have talked to over 80% of the tenants and they all are so happy to have such a great community. The owners do run a tight ship but you can plainly see the results of thirty years of business. Around here the folks say a few bad apples don't ruin the whole bunch!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have lived here for many years and can vouch for the first comment being from a disgruntled ex-mobile home tenant. It is a childish rant from an immature person. I don't know any tenants that feel the way he describes. This community is awesome and it is the only quiet, safe mobile home park/campground in the area.

Yes, the owners do have rules and run a tight ship, which is why it is not your typical small town trailer park. No drugs and violence here...