Lebanon Hills Regional Park Campground, Apple Valley, Minnesota

Just south of the heart of Minneapolis you will find Lebanon Hills Regional Park. The park is enormous and hosts its own lovely campground. The park borders the Minnesota Zoo amd is very convenient to the Mall of America. We were surprised when we rolled in just how nice this campground is. There are three main loops to the camp: North, West, and East. We reserved a full hookup site in the West
Loop. This loop is extremely big rig friendly with paved roads, long and level paved site pads, and full hookups at every site. Sites in the West Loop are slightly less private than the North and East Loops, but are spacious and scenic. Trees spot the entire campground, but sites in the North and East Loops are more heavily wooded and private from neighbors. East Loop has dirt roads and pads that offer electric only sites. Pads here are level and long. I liked this loop best because of the electric hookup offering convenience, but the more scenic and spacious sites. Site 90 was my favorite because it has a huge grassy open area behind it and also is easily accessible to the playground if you have small children. The North Loop is a no hookup loop with dirt roads and site pads, best suited for those not needing many amenities. Restrooms in this North Loop seem to be rather far from campsites, which could be a bit of an inconvenience for those needing access. Drinking water is availabke in all three loops, but most prevalent in the East Loop. Back in the West Loop you will find a small camp store selling firewood and the registration office. All sites have picnic tables and fire rings. Hiking trails lead from all three loops which take you around small lakes or deeper into the regional park. Most of these paths are paved for easy walking and biking.  Upon check-in you will receive your recycling/trash bags to sort recyclables from regular trash and compostables. This is a beautiful spot to spend time whether it's hiking around camp or heading into the city. You really can't go wrong picking a site at this campground as all are scenic.

Best Sites: 17, 35, 45, 50, 90
Poor Sites: 47, 56, 57
Hookups: Electric, Water, Sewer
Potable Water: Yes
Dump Within Facility: Yes