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Lake Pepin Campground

The Lake Pepin Campground and Motel is located in the small town of Pepin, Wisconsin right along Lake Pepin on the Minnesota border. It's a charming area where you can enjoy the beauty of the Upper Mississippi River Valley, with rock-faced bluffs plunging into the winding river bed below. The nearest large metropolitan area is Minneapolis/St. Paul, which is approximately a 90-minute drive northwest. Camping at Lake Pepin Campground also puts you 90 minutes' drive from the vibrant river city of La Crosse.This serene campground is located right along the lake with stunning scenery. Due to the area's harsh winters, the campground is open from April 15th to October 15th. However, you can opt to stay in the affiliated motel during the rest of the year. You can book an RV site with hookups for water, electric, and sewage at daily, weekly, monthly, or seasonal rates, depending on how long you plan to stay. The campsite offers Wi-Fi, access to restrooms and showers, and a dump station. There is ice on-site, and you can also opt to purchase firewood if you want to make a bonfire. There are picnic areas that you can take advantage of when the weather is warm.



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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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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

When you rent an RV near Lake Pepin Campground, you'll be able to enjoy the many attractions that the area has to offer. Lake Pepin is a lake on the Mississippi River that is known for being the birthplace of water skiing. Today, there are plenty of fun things to do on the water. You can opt to rent a boat and go water skiing or jet skiing, or just go swimming when the weather is warm. Paddleboarding is another fun and relaxing activity to enjoy while you are motorhome camping in the area. Lake Pepin is also known as a popular place to fish, with healthy populations of pike and bass.If you head north along the river and cross to the Minnesota side, you will encounter Frontenac State Park, near the town of Red Wing. This is a very popular place for bird watching. In particular, it is known as a place to see bald eagles. It features stunning views of Lake Pepin, which you can see from the top of Garrard's Bluff. The park has a very rich history, and it is worth taking the time to walk around and explore the area's many trails. You'll find stunning natural rock formations that were created during the Ice Age as well as picturesque forest scenes. In the winter, it's a popular place to go sledding, and there are also some trails that allow skiing or snowmobiling.In the same area, you will find the Richard J. Dorer Memorial State Hardwood Forest. This is a huge area with many recreation opportunities. Parts of it are state-owned, and other sections are privately owned. There are many fun outdoor activities available there, including numerous horseback riding trails, hiking trails of various difficulty levels, and places to fish and camp. Camping with an RV in this area puts you in proximity to some of the most beautiful scenery in the Midwest.

Exploring The Area

Although the town of Pepin is small, there are plenty of fun things to do there. It is most well known as the birthplace of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House on the Prairie series, and is home to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum. This small but charming museum is home to many interesting artifacts related to the writer. A short drive away, you can visit the Little House Wayside Cabin, which is a re-creation of the cabin where she was born.The nearby cheese factory and deli in Nelson is another fun place to visit, where you can learn more about Wisconsin's famous cheese-making traditions. While it is no longer a working factory, it is one of the best places to sample cheeses and other foods from around Wisconsin. They also have a charming wine tasting room. The winery in Pepin is another local institution that's worth visiting. You can tour the winery or just enjoy a tasting in their Mediterranean inspired venue.When you book an RV in Pepin County, you'll have access to all of the travel essentials you need, without sacrificing the charm of being in a small town. There are convenience stores and a gas station where you can fuel up and buy snacks for the Pepin camper rental. Since the town is a popular weekend getaway destination, there are many charming cafés and restaurants where you can enjoy a meal out. While there aren't any large supermarkets in town, there is a small grocery store where you can pick up cooking ingredients as needed.


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

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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.

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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.