About Us

Celebrating 40 years of Family Camping!

Site map from 1982

The property of Mendota Hills Campground started back in the 1900’s as a Sand Pit for mining.  It was part of Lyon’s Lakes.  Over the course of many years, it developed into different, entertainment type of business’s.  We have heard many stories of being an equestrian park, snowmobile venue, small amusement park, Bar and Restaurant. etc. 

It wasn’t until 1979 that Jake and Inez Winn purchased it and named it “Mendota Hills Campground”.  They developed some of the campground and started weekly activities, including the Frog Jumping Contest!

Camp Store in 1980
Pamphlet from 1989

The Rogers family (current owners) took over in 2003, maintaining the same family, friendly values that they experienced when they were campers themselves in 1985. Mark Rogers (Pops) first got involved in calling bingo and starting a bible study,  which has now grown into a church service named “The Refuge Church” with full time Pastor John Kalebaugh and wife Glenda

Today, the Rogers family (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Generation), along with our great staff, welcome you to relax, sit back, and enjoy 130 acres of nature and family fun.  We know what its like to be on both sides of the counter and want to offer the best experience, while keeping it affordable.  We hope you will have many great memories for years to come.

The Rogers Family
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