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Banning RV Park and Campground

While camping at Banning RV Park and Campground, you'll be perfectly positioned to explore the best parts of Minnesota. This riverside campground in western Minnesota is ideal for exploring the countryside, with Banning State Park providing easy access to Wolf Creek and the Kettle River, as well as many scenic hiking trails. At the campground, you can take advantage of your peaceful surroundings by setting up shop at a picnic table, and your kids can burn off some extra energy at the playground. Pets are welcome at this RV park, so you won't have to worry about leaving your pup behind.When you book an RV in Pine County, you'll find one of the best campgrounds around at Banning RV Park and Campground. There are over 80 grass sites up for grabs, which provide either water and electric only or full hookups. While you're Banning State Park camping, you'll also have access to few necessities, including restrooms, showers, and even free WiFi.Banning RV Park and Campground is ideal for exploring some of the best sites in Minnesota. The campground is just outside of Finlayson, a small city located between Duluth and the twin cities of St Paul and Minneapolis. These three cities are popular vacation destinations and offer some of the best attractions in the state. As well as these cities, Banning RV Park and Campground is within touching distance of some beautiful outdoor areas. Lake Superior, one of America's biggest lakes, is less than an hour's drive away, and there are several diverse parks nearby which are well worth visiting.



Find the perfect RV for your campsite

Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Finlayson campers will definitely want to explore as much of Banning State Park as possible. This park is located just next door to the campground. It features a large wooded area with several rivers, including the Kettle River, which is a popular spot of canoeing and kayaking thanks to fast-flowing rapids. Hikers will love trekking along the river, and during your walk, keep an eye out for local wildlife. There are over 180 different species of birds and over 30 species of mammals in the area, including ruffed grouse, black bears, beavers, and much more.Alternatively, you may want to discover one of the larger bodies of water in Minnesota. Father Hennepin State Park covers over 300 acres along the eastern shore of Mille Lacs Lake. This large lake spans over 130,000 acres and is the second largest lake in the state. There are a few miles of hiking trails to explore here, which lead through marshy areas and through hardwood forests. During your hike, keep an eye out for local wildlife, such as hawks, osprey, and deer. The lake is a favorite spot for watersports, including boating, swimming, and fishing. Anglers will have a ball here, and the lake is teeming with bass, sunfish, walleye, and much more.One of the most unique and interesting parks to visit during your Finlayson RV rental vacation is Jay Cooke State Park. This gorgeous park features scenic clifftop views and dense forests overlooking the St Louis River. Hikers will love this park with trails that uniquely lead across a suspension bridge, affording spectacular vistas of the St Louis River. Wildlife watchers will want to keep an eye out for the 40+ species of mammal in the park, including white-tailed deer, timber wolves, and black bears. There are also over 150 species of birds to watch out for, such as marsh hawk and great blue heron.

Exploring the City

Banning RV Park and Campground is ideal for exploring Minnesota's premier cities. Duluth is the closest, and this scenic city perched on the edge of Lake Superior contains many exciting attractions. Ever wondered what hides beneath the surface of the Great Lakes? Well, now you can find out at the Great Lakes Aquarium. There are both local and exotic aquatic critters on display at this aquarium, including many you may have never seen before, such as sea lamprey, potbelly seahorses, and electric eels. If you want to get up close to some of these creatures, the aquarium offers encounters, where you can touch moon jellyfish and stingrays.You may also want to explore the twin cities of Minneapolis and St Paul when you camp at Banning RV Park and Campground. Minneapolis is brimming with great cultural sights, and one of the best is the Minneapolis Institute of Art. This sprawling museum covers over 5,000 years of history, with over 90,000 relics, paintings, and much more in its collection. Highlights from the museum's art collection include world-famous paintings by Vincent van Gogh, Camille Pissarro, and Paul Signac.Finlayson campers will no doubt want to explore St Paul as well. There are some interesting museums here too, including the very popular Science Museum of Minnesota. This museum is full of interactive art exhibits, ranging from displays on the inner working of the human body, and VR experiences. The museum even features an Omni theater, which shows spectacular science-based IMAX movies.


Whether you’re on or off the grid, you have options when it comes to powering your RV. Here are the pros and cons for each.
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Find the perfect RV for Banning RV Park and Campground

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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.