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When you start looking at RV rentals in Watonwan County, you’ll need a place to park, stay, and play. You can find all of those at the Madelia Campground at the Watona Park in Madelia, MN. The park itself features flower gardens, a canoe launching pad, a traditional golf course, a disc golf course, sand volleyball courts, a playground, and picnic shelters with tables and grills.The campsites at Madelia Campground are level and may have full hookups, electric and sewer hookups, or electric-only hookups. There are also primitive sites without any connections. Campground amenities include restrooms and showers, a comfort station, a dump station, and WiFi.



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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.

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

You can spend some time at Minneopa State Park with your RV rental near Watona Park. This state park lies entirely within the banks of a glacial river warren. The northern portion of the park is marked by prairie land and the Minnesota River; the southern section is wooded and hilly with waterfalls and creeks. Bird and animal species in the park include sparrows, meadowlarks, blackbirds, bluebirds, white-tailed deer, coyote, squirrels, and beavers, as well as a reestablished bison herd. The park features historic Seppmann Mill and a historic district with an interpretive exhibit in the Falls area. Recreational activities include hiking, biking, volleyball, horseshoes, and nature and wildlife viewing. Snowshoes are available for rent in the park office.The Wood Lake State Wildlife Management Area is also easily accessible when you camp in an RV near Madelia. It is managed by the state's department of natural resources for conservation, preservation, and recreation. The area covers just over five acres, and game species here include waterfowl, pheasants, small game, and deer. Upland birds and other small mammals also make their homes here. Recreational opportunities include hunting and trapping, hiking, nature and wildlife viewing, photography, and winter activities such as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. You’ll appreciate the unspoiled natural beauty, wildlife, and outdoor recreation on offer here.The Lake Hanska County Park is also a great way to experience the great outdoors when you're camping at the Madelia Campground. This quiet, rural park is on grounds that were occupied by prehistoric hunting people from about 500 BCE to 1000 CE, and then by agricultural tribes. It also contains the first log cabin built by Norwegian settlers in the area. Historical highlights are marked by interpretive signage and kiosks throughout the park. Lake Hanska offers a fishing pier, waterfowl habitat, and boat access. Other recreational opportunities here include a sandy swimming beach, multi-use trails, hiking, picnic areas with charcoal grills, and cross-country skiing. Enjoy green space, local history, and the local community.

Exploring the Area

The town of Madelia itself has plenty to entertain and educate you while you are RV camping at the Madelia Campground. The annual Younger Brothers History Fest commemorates the capture of the last of the (Jesse) James-Younger Gang. It includes reenactments as well as other activities. There are also two properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Other special events include the holiday Razzle Dazzle Celebration and Park Days Celebration. The Watonwan County Historical Center consists of a restored log cabin home and replica covered wagon, a library and genealogy center, artifacts, antiques, and other displays. Visit Madelia/Pride of the Prairie and the Madelia Chamber of Commerce for the latest news on local happenings.You can also take your Madelia camper rental over to Mankato to experience more of what this state has to offer. Some of the highlights here include the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota, the CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour, the Sibley Park Zoo, and the Betsy & Tacy’s House Tours and Gift Shop. There are also over 60 parks and 50 miles of paved trails in the area, including the Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail and Minneopa Falls. Special events that take place here every year include the Mankato Pow Wow, Kiwanis Holiday Lights, the History Bike Ride, the Riverfront Park outdoor concert series, Solstice, the Speechless Film Festival, and the Mankato Craft Beer Expo. Be sure to check out Explore Minnesota and Greater Mankato Growth for up-to-date information on area attractions, events, and visitor guides.When you choose to leave the RV park to explore the area, you’ll find fine food at locally owned establishments such as pizza parlors, a general store with hot and cold food to go, bars and grills, ethnic eateries, bakeries and coffee shops, and fast-casual family fare. If you need to refill your tank, there are service stations, truck stops, and convenience stores with both diesel fuel and gasoline.


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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.