September 3, 2019 - reviewed by Denise
Could not believe the sites did not have water...the bugs were awful , that’s not the fault of the park , just sayin....having stayed in numerous state parks across the country I had higher expectations, given the high fees
May 28, 2019 - reviewed by Deborah
Pricey And A Little Flooded
I thought it would be nice. Self check in but you had to do it by phone or the web. I couldn’t get online so was on phone 35 minutes before finally getting someone to book my sites. After paying the camping fee then I was told there was also a parking permit fee so I would have been better off with a commercial
campground. Electric but no water at the sites. Site 63 near shower at White Fox was muddy and flooding in “pond” across the way so I couldn’t back into it. I had to move to 61 to stay stay and not get stuck. It was scary to get stuck in the
Mud at the first site. We did see one deer so far. No handicap or senior discounts. 29 plus 7
August 31, 2018 - reviewed by Marie and Jim
Stayed overnight here. Big beautiful lake, trees around site keeps it shady. Be sure to book a site with a faucet near site, otherwise fill your tank at dump station. We had site 16 E, pretty level and spigot right near site. We would stay here again, even longer to bike ride and kayak, quiet night.
January 27, 2018 - reviewed by TomC
Two campgrounds, we stayed at the island campground. I was afraid I would be listening to the highway all night but I did not hear it.
August 17, 2017 - reviewed by Hubs
Very Nice Campground
Campgrounds are shady, grassy & mostly flat with clean bathrooms. Great hiking & bike trails, can't wait for the bike trail to extend onward towards Austin. Only downside is the lake, it is sediment filled & weedy. ( farmers nearby need to keep a buffer zone for runoff control). We took our canoe into town to canoe that lake in Albert Lea. Beautiful state park, too bad the lake is in poor condition. Great park staff!
July 16, 2017 - reviewed by Happy Campers
We stayed at Myre-Big Island park for 2 nights... Friendly, helpful staff, clean restrooms/showers, well groomed trails... We rented canoes in place of swimming as the lake water is very dark because of the mud bottom. Our camp site was roomy and had a fire ring, picnic table and electric hook up. The power did go out in the middle of the hot day but it was taken care of in a couple of hours. Our site was very difficult to maneuver our 5th wheel into so did suggest some changes or change the website to say shorter length trailer and vehicle combination.
Recommend if you're looking for hiking or canoeing but not swimming.
October 7, 2015 - reviewed by Moonrover
GPS: 43.63730, -93.30895
Blazing Star State Trail runs through the park.