Are you looking for a great place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city? Maybe you’re looking for a place to unwind and relax as a seasonal home or a weekend retreat that is only a short drive from the Twin Cities?

Travelers Country Club on the Mississippi has everything you’re looking for and everything you didn’t even know you wanted!

We’re an attractive residential recreational community that is a seasonal home for snowbirds or a weekend retreat for families. Designed for rest, renewal, and recreation, TCCOM has 299 lots, most with Park Model trailers nestled among shady oak trees with views of the Mississippi or an executive 9-hole golf course (which is FREE to members).

TCCOM provides country living situated along the banks of the Mississippi at a bend in the river, about 10 miles south of Saint Cloud, Minnesota and an hour from the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul). It lies between the towns of Clearwater and Clear Lake. It is open from mid-April to mid-October. When you make TCCOM your home away from home you can enjoy any number of fun activities including:

  • Golf at our executive 9-hole golf course
  • Swim in the heated pool
  • Enjoy water recreation on the Mississippi River
  • Visit the Clubhouse for games and social activities
  • Play a fun and energizing round of tennis or pickleball
  • And much, much more!

If this community sounds like something you want to become a part of, you’re in luck! We’re having an Open House! Join us on Saturday, July 27th from 12pm-4pm! If you’re here early we’re also having a Craft and Bake sale on the same day from 8am-12pm in our Activity Building. Come take a look at the available properties we have on site including Park Models, Travel Trailers, and open lots! Travelers Country Club on the Mississippi is sure to become your favorite place on Earth. Come and see where your summer memories begin! Welcome home!

Summer is finally here; the weather is warm, the kids are out of school, and everyone wants to be outside. Keeping cool in the summer heat is critical for safety and for comfort alike. There’s nothing better for keeping cool and enjoying summer than a good swim! There are plenty of benefits to water activity but it’s also important to understand the safety concerns and be aware of procedures that alleviate those concerns.

Among preventable injuries, drowning is the leading cause of death for children 1-4 years of age.

Here are a few safety tips to help keep your family safe in the water this summer:

The first step in water safety is to stay close, stay alert, and watch closely.

  • Never leave your child unattended near the water
  • Teach children basic water safety tips
  • Keep children away from pool drains, pipes, and other things that can trap them.
  • Have a means of contacting emergency services at all times.
  • Don’t rely on floaties, inflatable toys, or pool noodles for life preserving.
  • Share your personal safety instructions with family, friends, or neighbors so everyone is on the same page.

Teach, learn, and practice water safety.

  • Teach your children to swim and identify their limits.
  • Learn CPR for children and adults and update those skill regularly.
  • Understand the basics of life-saving so that you can assist in an emergency.
  • Swim with a buddy; there’s safety in numbers!
  • Avoid alcohol. It impairs your judgement and coordination.
  • Enter the water feet first. It’s not always easy to determine water depth.
  • Always be aware of body temperature; don’t get too hot and don’t swim if it’s too cold. This can hinder your ability and motor skills.

When you’re swimming in a river or lake, make sure your skill are top notch—this isn’t the same kind of swimming you do in a pool. The earlier in the summer the more uncertain the currents of a river will be so use caution. Always enter the water feet first as you don’t know the depth and it’s harder to gauge when you can’t see the bottom.

Make sure you know that rivers, lakes, and streams are natural bodies of water and as such, there can be any number of things that could injure or drown you. Watch for:

  • Tree limbs
  • Boulders
  • Weeds
  • Logs
  • Trash

These things can hinder your ability to swim as well as you otherwise might. Wear a life jacket just to be sure!

Swim safe and have fun!