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Cannon Falls Campground

Everyone knows Minnesota is all about the lakes – its motto is the “Land of Ten Thousand Lakes” after all. But until you’ve traveled through it, "ten thousand" is just a number, and it’s hard to believe there are really that many. Fortunately, you don’t need to go RV camping in the state’s rural north to find them; many are just outside its largest city, Minneapolis. Just south of the city, the Mississippi River splits into multiple channels and forms dozens of these small lakes that are perfect for watersports loving travelers.One of the best places to base yourself for such an adventure is the Cannon Falls Campground. Less an hour's drive from south Minneapolis, Cannon Falls Campground makes for a comfortable spot to camp with an RV near Cannon Falls. The sites have full hookups or just water and electrical with 30/50 amp capacity. The Cannon Falls Campground is also one of the most pet-friendly campgrounds near Minneapolis and is the ideal place to stay with your four-legged companion.The RV campground is set up for family fun, with lots of organized activities to participate in, like volleyball, foam parties, bean bag tosses, and games of horseshoes. There’s also a social hall with weekly Bingo games and live music. If you’re itching to get your morning swim in when you choose an RV rental near Cannon Falls Campground, there’s an excellent swimming pool on the premises, and it even has a small slide for the kids. There’s also a small game room with pinball machines, a merry-go-round, and classic arcade games.


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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.

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Delivery or Pickup

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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

You won’t need to look far for outdoor adventure when you book an RV in Goodhue County, Minnesota. The Cannon Valley Trail departs from Cannon Falls and stretches for 22 miles to the town of Red Wing on the Mississippi River. It’s all paved and only slightly uphill on the way to Red Wing, so this would be an easy cycling route. There are multiple trailheads along the way, so you don’t need to go the whole distance if you don’t want to. There’s also a good chance you’ll see some of the area’s native wildlife, like deer, turkeys, and loads of birds. If you need a set of wheels, there are a couple of shops in Cannon Falls that can hook you up.If you were looking for a good picnicking spot in the area, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better place than Lake Byllesby Park. The park sits near the mouth of the 1,400-acre Lake Byllesby and offers numerous boat ramps for accessing the lake. Several good hiking trails meander through the green space and are excellent for dog walks during your motorhome camping trip. All manner of fish make their home in the lake too, including largemouth bass, northern pike, and bluegill; be sure to pick up a Minnesota fishing license to do some angling while you’re here. The park is also right off the Cannon Valley Trail, making it a good place to relax after a long day in the saddle.The Minneapolis area also has several good golf courses if you’re hoping to hit the links during your camping trip. Many of them are close to the city, but a few are located along near the Mississippi River, near Red Wing, and have incredibly scenic views from the fairway.

Exploring the City

Cannon Falls is a small town, but it’s got a lot to offer its visitors. The Cannon Falls Military Museum is a delightful little detour if you’re a fan of history and wartime memorabilia. Put together by a single Marine, it contains items from the Spanish American War up through Operation Desert Storm, including uniforms, decommissioned weapons, and photography from the front lines. It’s a fairly small exhibit, but if nothing else, the museum is a beautiful example of one man’s commitment to his country and his desire to preserve the memory of fallen servicemen and women.Another small museum worth checking out is the Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum, just north of the downtown. It’s primarily a local’s museum, with exhibits depicting the events that area families have talked about for generations. Most of the displays are old newspaper clippings and photographs, but even as an outsider, it’s enjoyable to get a glimpse at the inner life of the small towns you visit while motorhome camping.Being so close to Minneapolis, it’d be a shame to not check out some of the great attractions in the Twin Cities. The Mall of America in Bloomington is undoubtedly the most famous of them, being the largest shopping center in the U.S. with over 500 stores, 50 restaurants, and a full-sized theme park underneath its expansive roof. The city also has some world-class art museums that are must-visits, like the Weisman Art Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. That last one has a 50-foot-long spoon sculpture cradling an equally massive cherry – truly a sight to see.


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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.

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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.

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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.