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Lake Bemidji Campground

Perched on the picturesque shores of Lake Bemidji, the Lake Bemidji Campground is a convenient base for exploring the great outdoors of northern Minnesota. It’s just 15 minutes’ drive from Bemidji but feels a world away, with cozy, wooded sites and the sparkling lake waters just a short stroll from the campground.RV camping at the Lake Bemidji Campground includes access to almost 100 family-friendly campsites, with 43 offering 30 amp electrical hookups. There are also four cabins for rent, flush toilets, and showers available, as well as a group camping area that can be booked ahead. Each of the sites has a picnic table, fire ring, and grill for guests to use, and there’s complimentary Wi-Fi on offer so you can stay in touch with family and friends. The visitor center also rents out bicycles, and there’s a children’s playground to keep young campers entertained.



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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.

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.

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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

A highlight of this RV campground is being surrounded by the Lake Bemidji State Park, which protects a spruce-tamarack bog that was created by a retreating glacier. The area was long inhabited by the Dakota people who fished and hunted around the waters of Lake Bemidji before the Anishinabe settled here. It was a mistaken European pronunciation of their name that resulted in “Bemidji.” There are around 15 miles of hiking trails that access the park’s pine, aspen, and hardwood forests, as well as six miles of paved cycling and mountain biking trails. If you’re visiting during the winter months, it’s also a popular destination for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, while in the summer, fishing and swimming are options. Take note of the rustic-style log shelter building that was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Campsites at the Lake Bemidji Campground are also on the doorstep of the Chippewa National Forest, which encompasses some of the oldest forests in Minnesota. Trees within the Lost Forty area have been dated to more than 350 years old, while over 3,000 archaeological and historical sites scatter the region. Explore along one of the four scenic byways, which include the Great River Road and the Edge of the Wilderness National Scenic Byway, then admire the beautifully preserved Civilian Conservation Corps buildings of Camp Rabideau. The Chippewa National Forest also boasts hundreds of miles of trails that can be accessed by hikers and mountain bikers.Just under an hour’s drive from the RV park lies the Itasca State Park, which was established in 1891 as Minnesota's first state park. It encompasses the headwaters of the Mississippi River, Lake Itasca, which is a popular destination for catching walleye, northern pike, and bass. Slowly paddle along the shores while spotting migrating birdlife or hit one of the recreational trails, which include a 9.6-mile stretch of the North Country National Scenic Trail. Winter pursuits include ice fishing on Lake Itasca, not to mention snowmobile and cross-country skiing on the park’s well-groomed trails.

Exploring the City

When you’re camping at the Lake Bemidji Campground, you can pick up groceries at one of the supermarkets in Bemidji. There are also numerous gas stations here if you need to fill up your RV rental and a good selection of fast-food restaurants and eateries if you don’t feel like cooking.Bemidji is a destination in itself and renowned for the huge statues of Paul Bunyan (a local lumberjack folk hero) and Babe the Blue Ox. They were built in 1937 as part of a winter carnival and have watched over the city ever since, with the statues now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. If you’re interested in the local history, stop in at the Beltrami County History Center, which occupies a restored Great Northern Depot from 1912. Artifacts and photographs detail the people and events that have shaped the region, from Native American settlements to the modern-day.If you’re traveling with kids, then the Headwaters Science Center makes for an entertaining afternoon, with plenty of hands-on exhibits. It’s dedicated to the worlds of science, technology, engineering, and math, with regular events and programs on the calendar. Bemidji City Park is home to a children’s playground and skate park where they can let off some steam, as well as a disc golf course. Another destination worth exploring is the Bemidji State University, which lies adjacent to Diamond Point Park. Coincide your visit with a home game at Chet Anderson Stadium to experience the campus at its most lively.Whether you want to relax on the shores of Lake Bemidji or explore the city museums, book an RV in Beltrami County and start planning your next vacation.


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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.

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.