Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve

Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve, Lino Lakes: Address, Phone Number, Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve

Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve
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Pete_and_Tara
Lino Lakes, MN121 contributions
Nov 2015 • Family
We love this local park for a lot of reasons. There is great camping, a nice swimming beach and great trails for hiking and biking. It is very expansive and encompasses a lot of the local lakes with connecting trails. The park is well kept and never crowded. It is a great place to stop while traveling or for a quick family get away.
Written March 6, 2016
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cindy y
Minneapolis, MN150 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
My husband and I kayak here just about twice a week when the weather is nice. Hardly anyone uses the lakes and channels during the week, so it's a fairly peaceful paddle. Lots of water birds...herons, egrets, an occasional muskrat...what's not to love about this place!
Written July 31, 2015
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Patricia_5754
Forest Lake, MN13 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
This summer, my family decided to hit various state and county and city parks and preserves...we are rich in Minnesota with bountiful beauty!!! LOVE it...easy trails, nice walking and view of wild life...
Written October 2, 2018
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Jaqijoy
Foley, AL145 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
I decided to stay here vs. a hotel while visiting my family and grown son. When I went to check in at the main building no one was there and the sign said it would be open at 12:00/noon. The lady on the phone said she would be there, but I guess I misunderstood. So I went to the nearby Target in town. I returned at noon to the main building and was greeted by a very unfriendly woman. She rigerously read me all the rules and when she was done, I was actually feeling like it would be just be easier to cancel and go get a room at a hotel. I stayed at one of the cabins. Apparently if you stay at one of the cabins and your friend with a dog wants to visit. It is not allowed. Not even if the dog stays outside only, while you sit around the campfire. I told her I had asked a friend to come sit around the campfire with me and bring their dog. That was a BIG No No! And she came by that evening to check and make sure there were no dogs. The misquitos were so bad we werent able to sit around the fire for more than 20 mins. We went inside. The cabin is very very small. Has electricity, a table and 2 bunk beds in a very small space. But it was nice to sleep where it is quiet and peaceful. We saw deer, bunnies and lots of birds. If you need to go the bathroom, you need to walk or drive in the middle of the night to the nearby facility. 2 bathroom stalls and 2 showers for the entire campground. Only one of the 2 showers worked. There is 2 washers and 2 coin operated dryers. Only one washer and 1 dryer worked. I had a friend visit one eve. And the lady came around and noticed she was parked with one of her tires touching the grass. She was curtly asked to park elswhere on the "parking pad" again, like she was being scolded and not asked. Walking around the campground I was glad to be in nature. Near a beach. With beauty all around. I just think it could be a lot more welcoming. I may try the Bunker Hills site next time and hope for a more inviting atmosphere.
Written September 12, 2016
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Sally S
Loxley, AL803 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Passing through for one night and found this hidden gem! Upscale RV park with private, spacious, well groomed and level campsites. Not far from I-35 but, far enough to not hear any road noise. Staff was friendly and accommodating at check-in. Would definitely recommend!
Written August 26, 2018
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RJourn
1,245 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
This campground is a jewel. It has easy access, level sites that are huge, quiet, grass, firepits, tables and within walking distance of lakes with beach and many types of birds to appreciate. Electric and water at most sites with two large areas for tents only. Bugs are minimal.
Written August 9, 2015
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Bikemolly
Lino Lakes, MN119 contributions
Sep 2020
This is a great bike trail, from trail riding to mountain biking! Rice Creek Trail has many different diversions to ride from Centerville Beach to Shoreview and beyond! Check the posted maps and enjoy your ride!
Written September 25, 2020
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D.W. Bauer
Lino Lakes, MN38 contributions
Sep 2019
We visit this park often, usually for biking on the trails but sometimes for swimming, fishing, or canoeing. An Anoka country parks pass is needed for the main entrance, but you can park for free outside the park and bike or walk in.

Trails bisect the park in several places. To get a loop trail, you will have to leave the park. Riding around Centerville Lake is nice and gives a nice loop. The trails on the west edge of the park cross Rice Creek and go over a board walk and a long wooded bridge along Rice Lake.

The beach has bathrooms and an outdoor shower. It might have had indoor shower, I did not notice. There is usually a lot of families at the beach in summer on weekends, but I almost always find a free picnic table if I want it. The sand of the beach is kept clean and the swimming area is roped off. If you get deep towards the ropes, you might find weeds.

Centerville Lake is good for fishing panfish like Sunfish and Crappies. There is a campground and a boat landing.

A canoe route goes through west part of the park, along Rice Creek. I believe the nature center has canoe rentals. Sometimes you might be lucky enough to see River Otters, as well as Bald Eagles, Osprey, and deer. You will probably see carp too.
Written November 4, 2019
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Lisa S
Winsted, MN32 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Large camp sites. Great biking trails. Enjoyed the stay for the Weekend. Would return either next year or the following year
Written October 15, 2019
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Jeff N
Saint Paul, MN689 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
A beautiful walking trail connects a series of lakes - including Centerville Lake - which are very popular this time if year for ice fishing and other ice-based activities. The trails are paved and kept plowed so very walkable- lots of families and people walking dogs. In years where we have more snow there are snowmobile crossings. In warmer times (yes we have those) the trail connects to a beach, a boat landing and golf course. You’ll love it- close enough for quick access but peaceful enough that you’ll forget your stresses!
Written January 10, 2019
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