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A Minnesota Resort in the Memory Making Business since 1927

Riverside Resort is located just 80 miles northwest of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, making it the perfect escape for suburban and metro travelers alike. A picturesque setting allows the resort to provide a quality family destination and memorable experience for every one of its guests. Owners Joe and Christina DeRose are proud to say, "Our family has been in the Memory Making business for 89 years". That’s a legacy they hope to pass on to a fifth generation someday.

You’ll find endless opportunities to make memories together with your family at Riverside. A location on the unique Sauk River Chain of Lakes offers miles of shoreline and waterways to explore. The resort helps groups enjoy plenty of fun on the water with recreational activities and knowledge of the best places to catch the beautiful Minnesota sunsets.

Fishing boat rentals are available for anglers who wish to drop a line in Cedar Island Lake, or any of the other 14 lakes connected by the Sauk River Chain. These lakes span over 15 miles, which means the fish are always biting somewhere! You’ll have a chance to reel in your limit of sunfish, perch, walleye, bass, northern pike, and muskies.

You can also take your group out for a lazy afternoon on the pontoon.  Paddle boards, paddle boats, kayaks, and canoes are also available to help explore the local waterways at your own pace. If you’d rather spend the day working on your tan, relax on the sandy beach while the kids exhaust themselves in the water on the waterslide and large water mat.

The resort also offers a number of activities on dry land for both children and adults including frisbee golf, basketball, horseshoes, volleyball, a park, and organized family events.  That’s not all! Riverside Resort guests are also able to use the indoor pool, hot tub, and sauna at the Riverside Inn, located seven miles from the resort. What a deal!

After a day full of outdoor activity, you’ll jump at the opportunity to relax in your comfortable accommodations.  Fortunately, Riverside offers plenty of options including 19 deluxe cottages, 41 seasonal RV sites, and 10 overnight camping sites. Each cabin has all the comforts of home with a full kitchen (stocked with utensils, pots, and pans), cable TV, and wireless internet available. Spacious sundecks offer picture perfect views of the water throughout your stay.

Activities, accommodations, and atmosphere – it simply doesn’t get any better than Riverside, and the best part is that Joe and Christina take such pride in offering an unforgettable experience. "Serving guests is our passion and is truly a family commitment. We work together and strive to continually enhance our resort year after year."  This year, it’s time for your family to make your own Riverside memories.