What has happened to Apple River Camp...

United States

#142 Sep 13, 2008
WTF wrote:
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Im from Somerset and Im more than happy to see the "tubing" leave!! Im sure not all, but as a bartender there, the tubers Ive come across are
obnoxiously rude. Only the few businesses benefit
and the rest of us suffer. Now Im not try to attack
ALL tubers but.... OMG the one's Ive come across
are obnoxious. I turn away most because even the locals don't want to listen to the loud stupidity
spewing from their drunken mouths. For all you that
know who Im talking about... please find a different river to pollute. Just my opionion!!
boo who..cry some more

Minneapolis, MN

#143 Sep 15, 2008
naaaa wrote:
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boo who..cry some more
WTF voiced a valid opinion and you maturely handled it. I would hope that you are incapable of producing offspring.


#144 Sep 27, 2008
eu sunt handicapat da

Minneapolis, MN

#145 Jan 28, 2010
River rat wrote:
Bummer. Iíve been going for the last 10 years. Any of you know what the better place would be..FloteRite, Rivers Edge or Apple River Hideaway? Looking for the best place for a weekend in July, would like a party atmosphere.
well there all great i think river's edge is a little cheaper and a little smaller than flote rite. hide away is the most expensive and its right on the river. I like to go to river's edge there more personal i feel.

Minneapolis, MN

#146 Mar 16, 2010
please wrote:
Here's my story:
Dirty and trash your own home town. Stay away from Somerset, it's so nice without you.
Just move to a new town its my party town when im there because i pay i hope x fest comes back

Minneapolis, MN

#147 Mar 16, 2010
naaaa wrote:
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boo who..cry some more
you should embrace it and be glad people come to your hick town to have a good time and spen money your kidding yourself if you believe otherwise i buy all my food and drinks there... if you dont like drunks maybe you should find a new profession instead of bartending.

Stillwater, MN

#148 May 3, 2010
native wrote:
Somerset has changed. The main highway no longer goes through the town. Somerset Campground closed for many reasons. The land has gotten extremly valuable. To run a place like that is a nightmare.Too many inconsiderate people. It can still be fun to go there, just don't expect much.The campgrounds are a joke and the people that run them have no concern for your welfare.Keep an eye on your friends or family. It can be a very dangerous place to be.

What do you mean a very dangerous place? I am planning on bringing my children is there something I should know about?

Chicago, IL

#149 Jun 2, 2010
The Apple River Campground is now the Apple River Family Campground. It will stay a campground under it's new own and management and will be OPEN this season! Come out and camp! Visit the website at www.appleriverfamilycampground.com for more information!

Saint Paul, MN

#150 Jun 17, 2010
Everywhere I look I see no personal tubes allowed (Float-Rite and Hideaway have it in big bold letters on their websites)

I'm wondering what people who want to bring their own tubes do or what the locals do for tubing? Surely there has to be an exit point somewhere on the river that the public can use. What about Village Park?

New Richmond, WI

#151 Jul 1, 2010
The Apple River camp ground in Somerset, WI has been sold and has reopened this Spring as the Apple River Family Campground.
After the deaths of the owner's son, and eventually, the owner, the campground closed after many years of operation.
It is now owned by the same people that own the Star Prairie Trout Farm in Star Prairie, WI.

United States

#152 Jul 3, 2010
Thnk goodness.
old man

Castro Valley, CA

#153 Sep 5, 2010
Get serious. Nobody would have ever heard of somerset Wisconsin if it weren't for the Apple River. 30 years after going there I still recall the good times, wild parties, and value of the place.

Somerset would have shriveled up long ago had it not been for the amazing tubing rides that bring thousands of people and millions of dollars to your stupid, shit-hole town.
Iowa guy

Clearlake, CA

#154 Nov 15, 2010
There is a place in Iowa that is 15 mins or so from DM called Raccoon River Excursions that has camping and tubing. They have a bar and restaurant on the same land so it's pretty pimp. http://raccoonriverexcursions.com/ is their website. It's a private campgrounds so they don't care if you party.

United States

#155 Jan 8, 2011
It's now called apple river family campground. Was bought last summer. www.appleriverfamilycampground.com
Scotty P

Des Moines, IA

#156 May 11, 2011
This place has reopened, good prices, probably won't be a party atmosphere though if thats what you're looking for.

La Crosse, WI

#157 Apr 30, 2013
jackie wrote:
all i know is that my uncle use to own it i am in high school and my uncle and aunt owned it until he died and now the owner just isnt organized and i live in somerset where it is and i think it is just goin down hill and rivers edge is takin over as of now
When is the best funnest time to go to hideaway, if you're from Somerset. I've gone twice and it was mediocre, and I won a free trip for four but we want like tons of ppl partying. Please help! Thanks :)
ella metallico

United States

#158 Jul 23, 2014
Went to apple river this last weekend. Not a good place to bring your kids unless you don't mind them seeing boobs while u are floating down the river. Also do not camp at the hideaway if u plan on getting any sleep. Otherwise alot of fun and u would definitely recommend it to the age appropriate.
Not impressed

Alexandria, MN

#159 Jul 27, 2014
The last time I had been on the Apple River tubing was 30yrs ago. My mom never took us back after how badly it was "infected" w/drunk kids, nudity, and litter up and down the river. I had certificate's from Float Rite last year and took my family. It was a wonderful time and we were almost literally the ONLY people there. This year I had certificate's from Apple River Hideaway (never saw "Family" mentioned anywhere) and was dismayed to see all the drunks were still there. This time add in the pot being smoked openly. These are not things we subject our kids to and I was not happy at all. Then add in more drunks and fireworks. A rather large group of drunks thought it funny to toss "M-80's" along the banks to try and scare the other tubers, however, it backfired horribly. At the end, they were going to toss one out to scare the campers along the banks, it "slipped" and severely injured the idiot doing it. Those stupid kids were so drunk, they didn't realize for several minutes how severe the injuries were and then FINALLY attempt to get him ashore and get help. They literally blew a tube w/either a large speaker or their cooler OUT of the water as well. We still have certificates we have to use by the end of the season, and at this point, I'll be giving them away. Not a suitable environment for families at all. Hugely disappointing.
Ron Dubin

Somerset, WI

#160 Aug 19, 2014
NO , the Apple River is not closed. Tubing I still going very strong The best place to go or camping and tubing is Float Rite ark It is a very large campground and it offers the longest ride on the river. They bus you to the top and you float back to your campsite. It is a great place to party as it has a bar on the grounds wit live music on weekends. They have good security that lets you party and have a good time. They also host numerous concerts throughout the summer. I highly recommend it as the pace to go. I live in Somerset, so you can take my word for it.

Since: Oct 14

Minneapolis, MN

#161 Oct 12, 2014
ella metallico wrote:
Went to apple river this last weekend. Not a good place to bring your kids unless you don't mind them seeing boobs while u are floating down the river. Also do not camp at the hideaway if u plan on getting any sleep. Otherwise alot of fun and u would definitely recommend it to the age appropriate.
Try "Family" camping at the Apple River Family Campground, where most things are kid appropriate. Not much you can do about the view on the river, but the place is set up for "kids" to have fun and families to have great weekends camping!!

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