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Prairie Island Campground

Just outside of Winona, Minnesota, on the Wisconsin-Minnesota state line is where you can find the incredible Prairie Island Campground. This gorgeous spot on the Mississippi River is a dazzling vacation destination with lovely scenery, amazing river frontage, and nearby cities like La Crosse in Wisconsin and Rochester in Minnesota. Minnesota is chock-full of idyllic camping areas, but when you rent an RV near Prairie Island Campground, you put yourself in a position to have the time of your life.Both primitive tent camping sites and RV sites available at Prairie Island Campground, equipped with electric and water hookups and picnic tables too. Sites can be rented by the day or the month, in case you have a lengthy RV rental vacation planned in this beautiful part of southern Minnesota. The park’s best campsites are found across the paved road from the beaches and riverbanks of the Mississippi River, with great views and the soothing sounds of rushing water to lull you into a restful night’s sleep. Small camping cottages can also be rented for those without tents or campervan rentals.Besides spacious campsites, Prairie Island Campground provides an all-encompassing experience designed to keep guests entertained. Live events, celebrations, parties, and musical performances are planned throughout the summer, with activities for children part of the fun too. Equipment can be rented on the riverside, like canoes, kayaks, bicycles, and stand-up paddleboards, so you can enjoy the refreshing waters of the Mississippi River. Hiking trails, playgrounds, sandy beaches, a community garden, and a camp store add to the list of reasons to stay at this charming RV park, so don’t miss out on Prairie Island Campground when you plan your southern Minnesota camping trip.



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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

Any part of Minnesota can inspire and enchant with its scenery and mesmerizing landscapes, so there is no wrong place to vacation in the “Land of Ten Thousand Lakes.” When you book a camper rental near Prairie Island Campground, you can explore the stellar parks nearby, like John A. Latsch State Park, just up the road. The riverside park is known for three large bluffs rising above the water, called Mount Hope, Mount Faith, and Mount Charity. Nature trails leading to the top of Mount Charity afford visitors some exceptional panoramic views of the river valley, and there are rustic campsites to use while here.Great River Bluffs State Park is to the south and also has magnificent bluffs rising high above the Mississippi River. The dolomite and sandstone cliffsides support a fragile ecosystem of plant life, with surreal landscapes nicknamed “goat prairies.” There are a few camping areas, nature trails for hiking or biking, and plenty of river to swim, fish, or boat around in.Whitewater State Park is also a few miles away from Prairie Island Campground and Winona, complete with a visitor center that describes all the park features in great detail. The Whitewater River cuts through the park, exposing the Paleozoic era limestone and dolomite, further adding to the appeal of this geologist's dream. Fishing for trout in the river is one of the most popular pastimes here, but camping, hiking, and stargazing are also options in this beautiful park.

City Attractions

You won’t need to drive all the way to Minneapolis or Rochester to get some sightseeing in when you're camping at Prairie Island Campground; Winona is a small, charming college town with quite a bit of fun to be had. This county seat is certainly an ideal place to learn about the local history, at places like the Winona County Historical Society. When you book an RV in Winona County, you can learn all about the area, dating back 500 years through the present day. Housed in the old armory built in 1915, there is an extensive collection of old Native American artifacts, early automobiles, and other relevant trinkets from the past.The Minnesota Marine Arts Museum is a unique depository of artwork in an unassuming building. This small-town museum has a collection of art from legends like Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh, Cassatt, Renoir, and O’Keeffe, among many others.The Polish Museum of Winona pays homage to the large Polish population that immigrated to the United States in the 20th century. This collection of flags, regalia, and other artifacts is wonderful to see even if you have no Polish ancestry. Assembled by a priest and run for several decades, this place is definitely worth a stop. Dozens of other possibilities abound when you rent a motorhome near Prairie Island Campground.


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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.