Father Hennepin Campground

On the beautiful shores of Mille Lacs Lake in central Minnesota is where you can find the tranquil campsites at Father Hennepin State Park. The park is named for Father Louis Hennepin, a Franciscan priest who visited the area back in the 17th century to catalog and learn about the people, wildlife, plant life, and terrain of the region. About an hour's drive separates this state-run RV park from places like Duluth to the east and Minneapolis to the south. When you rent an RV near Father Hennepin Campground, there is no limit to what you can see.The shores of the Great Lakes are easy to reach, too, but when you camp at Father Hennepin Campground, a vast open lake is within steps of your RV. Just over 100 campsites are spread out through the forest and by the Mille Lacs Lake, giving guests privacy and comfort for their tents or RVs. Basic electric hookups are available in this rustic establishment, so water will have to be brought in from elsewhere.Bathrooms and showers are provided by the lakefront campground, as well as a dumping station. Volleyball courts on the sandy beaches, swimming piers, fishing spots, hiking loops, boat ramps, and a playground are also part of the fun for those staying at Father Hennepin Campground.

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

After your trip, return the RV to the host in the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Minnesota is home to many parks, recreation areas, and lakes. After all, it is called the “Land of Ten Thousand Lakes.” No matter where you choose to rent an RV in the state, you are bound to be within driving distance of some sort of spectacular nature park or wilderness area. The Mille Lacs Lake area hosts a few state parks worth checking out when you're RV camping at Father Hennepin Campground, including Father Hennepin State Park. In addition to its picturesque views of the lake, there are hiking and biking trails, space to go fishing or swimming, and boat ramps to utilize.Mille Lacs Kathio State Park is right next door to Father Hennepin State Park, also found on the same lake. Swimming, kayaking, boating, canoeing, fishing, and waterskiing are possible if you visit this mesmerizing recreation area, and the park has a campground too. Be sure to take a tour of the ancient archeological sites and mound structures by the lake dating back over 5,000 years.Another fabulous place to bring your RV rental is St. Croix State Park to the east. Aside from its epic wooded landscapes, there are many historic sites inside the park, dating back centuries to the Lakota native villages and the area's first fur trapper outposts. Two rivers serve as popular fishing spots for muskellunge, sauger, northern pike, and bass. Two camping areas in the park provide visitors with a place to stay the night, and a vast network of trails gives visitors a place to mountain bike, hike, ride horses, snowshoe, ski, or snowmobile depending on the time of year.If you have the time and energy to do so, Voyageurs National Park by the Canadian border is an absolutely incredible slice of nature worth looking into. Enchanting forests, hidden waterfalls, hundreds of lakes, and epic trails are reason enough to bring your campervan rental for a multi-night stay at the various campgrounds scattered throughout the 200,000-acre park. Thousands of outdoor recreation opportunities are waiting when you book an RV in Mille Lacs County.

City Attractions

Father Hennepin Campground is situated in Isle, Minnesota, but if sightseeing is what you are after, you might have to venture elsewhere for it. St. Cloud is one possibility, with museums like the Stearns History Museum. The building is full of amazing old photographs, family records, Native American artifacts, and other interesting items on display.Minneapolis and the capital city of St. Paul are about an hour's drive south of Isle, so when you rent an RV near Father Hennepin Campground, you can easily access some big-city attractions. The Minneapolis Institute of Art is housed in a massive Greek-style building with elegant columns and a marble facade adorning the entrance. There are sculptures, photographs, drawings, paintings, and historical artifacts inside that come from around the world.Those who love shopping will be excited to know that one of the largest and most famous malls in all of North America is found in the Twin Cities area. The Mall of America is large enough to fit several stadiums inside. Thousands of restaurants, shops, entertainment venues, movie theaters, and other fun features are part of the fun. There are even movie theaters, an aquarium, and an amusement park with roller coasters here.

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Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


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.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


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.


How does check-in work?


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.