Sunday, July 31, 2016

St. James Tiell Park CG, St. James, MN

Date of Stay:  Wednesday July 27 – Sunday July 31, 2016 (4 nights)

Rate: $20/night

Website:  St. James Tiell Park CG
   205 Tiell Drive
   St. James, MN 56081

Description:  Located in a small town in southern Minnesota, this self check-in facility has large sites with paved roads and concrete pads with FHU 50A.  They even have free wifi.  All this right on a small lake with a boat launch and super nice fish cleaning table.  The town’s swimming pool and big water slide is on the other side of the cg.  We stayed on site 6 of this 20 site cg.  The sites are walk-in only (no reservation), but 15 of the sites are seasonal rentals so that doesn’t leave much for us transients.  A local resident said that the town is trying to build another cg on the other side of the lake for transients if the DNR approves.  It would be real close to a railroad track that isn’t all that busy.

Trash and Recycle:  Dumpster near the boat ramp and comingle recycle bins.

Activities:  Not much to do here but I started my morning walking routine again because they have such a nice sidewalk system in St. James.  There is a 4 mile loop of sidewalk/paved path around the lake for a good bike ride although it is in the sun beside the roads more than the lake.  We enjoyed watching the boat launch area and chatting with the locals.  Don’s Tires fixed our truck tire which had a nail in it in just a few minutes. 

On site 6  On site 6
On site 6
On site 6 from the boat launch  Self registration
From the boat launch                                Self check-in facility
Closed railroad museum  Swimming pool has big waterslide
Railroad museum (closed)                       Swimming pool with large water slide
Boat launch  Patio view of boat launch
Boat launch                                    Looking at the launch from our patio


  1. What a nice view from your patio. I'm always glad to see your blog posts and it seems you and Gin are doing well. Safe Travels

  2. Looks like a very nice spot and FHU for $20 is fantastic. You guys are brave to walk into a place with so few sites available.