RV camping is the best way to vacation, travel, and adventure – in our humble opinion.
Jason has a whooping 25 rentals with RVshare – scroll to the bottom of this post to check them out and experience first hand all the beauty and fun RVing has to offer!Tips to Pick Your RigNever been RVing? First, consider what type of vehicle best fits your desired experience. A campervan, or Class B RV, is a versatile and convenient combination of vehicle and shelter. This option allows you to set up quickly and maneuver with ease. This makes it perfect getting right to the fun in a campground or searching for the perfect site that is off the beaten path.If you have a tow-capable vehicle at your disposal, perhaps a travel trailer or folding camper would be more your style. While slightly less maneuverable, these towable options allow you to claim your spot and travel independently of your shelter, which can save on gas and simplify daily outings. Travel trailers are great for maximizing occupancy as well as luxury. Folding campers are a more economical option without compromising on sleeping space.
RV Camping in Minnesota
Access to an RV provides a plethora of possible approaches to camping. There are many RV campgrounds that provide the comforts of civilization along with amenities for families or a more of a ‘glamping’ kind of experience. On the contrary, there are also options for those with a desire for the beauty of untouched natural landscapes and isolation.
Most campgrounds will offer basic needs like electrical and water hookups for your RV, as well as access to bathrooms, showers, and WiFi. Full-service campgrounds – such as Jellystone, KOA, or Passport America – have even more amenities, especially for families or those looking for specific creature comforts.Many fun activities are right on site: swimming pools, sports courts, and group activities like nature walks are common. These campgrounds are usually centrally-located and nearby tourist attractions like state parks, rivers, and beaches.
State and National Parks
If the adventure you have in mind is less about what you can do at the campground and more about exploring around it, venturing to a State Park or National Park may be up your alley. RV camping is available at many of these parks, and they offer the basics like bathrooms, showers, and RV hookups. Camping areas like these may lack the swimming pools and convenience stores of standard campgrounds, but they make up for it with wildlife, hiking, and scenery. Afton State Park and Camden State Park are a couple of the many natural sites that will allow RV camping. Afton State Park is near Voyageurs National Park; a convenient place for an outing.
Boondocking in Minnesota
Otherwise known as “pirate camping”, boondocking is for those who want a free campsite and don’t mind roughing it. When done properly, it is a completely legal, adventurous way to camp for those who enjoy a little solitude.
Utilizing this style of camping is simple. All it involves is finding a good site within the territory of the following federally designated lands. These include Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Forests, National Grasslands, and Wildlife Management Areas (WMA). As common as these lands are, you’re quite likely to pass through some of them when traveling. Brown or yellow signs will usually mark the borders of these public lands. It is completely legal to camp in these areas unless the individual territory has stated otherwise