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Sherwood Forest Campground

RV camp at Sherwood Forest Campground and gain a world of adventure, fun, and enjoyment of beautiful scenery. The low-lying hills around Lake Ore-Be-Gone were once stripped bare of trees, but thanks to the efforts of local residents, trees have returned. Camp at Sherwood Forest Campground to get a sense of what it was like before man brought an ax to northern Minnesota.Sherwood Forest Campground is a seasonal facility, open only between May through the end of October. There are 57 sites for guests to choose from. Thirty-two have full hookups, 11 water, and electric, and one has only electric. The remainder is primitive. The restrooms are wheelchair accessible with flush toilets and showers. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcomed.On the shores of Lake Ore-Be-Gone, which is a former mining pit that was flooded, Sherwood Forest Campground is also close to Mesabi Trail, a popular biking trail, and the only OHV park in Minnesota. The downtown area of Gilbert is about a half-mile walk from Sherwood Forest Campground. However, the closest town with a wider variety of shopping options, as well as a hospital with an emergency room, is Virginia, about 10 miles northwest. Create the perfect RV camping trip for family and friends when you book an RV in St. Louis County.



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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.

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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

Plundered and ravaged for ore and other minerals, the state of Minnesota dammed a river downstream, and in the process, flooded the retired mine. Today, Lake Ore-Be-Gone is a picturesque lake. The shore is a mix of open meadows and woods. Although the lake is small, encompassing only 140 acres, it’s well over 500 feet deep. As a result, the lake is extremely popular for scuba diving, and it often is recommended for beginners and experienced divers alike. All scuba divers should be prepared for frigid water temperatures. There are several attractions within the lake’s murky depths, which include a Huey helicopter, school bus, an old U.S. army plane, vintage cars, abandoned boats, and of course, fish. Divers should bring multiple air tanks; the closest facility that can refill them is in Tower, MN, which is over 30 miles north.The side of a small hill was gouged and now is a popular cliff-diving spot. The jump is, which is not for the faint-hearted, is clean 20-foot drop from the top of the cliffs to the water.Fishing is enjoyed by many. In 2015, a trio of fishermen reeled in a 16-pound trophy-sized lake trout, and local fishermen have reported seeing larger trout elude their hooks. In addition to rainbow trout, which is stocked by the state, fishermen can catch brook trout, bluegill, crappie, and walleye. There is a boat launch, or if a fisherman prefers to keep his feet on solid land, bankside fishing is allowed.Iron Range OHV Park is the only OHV park in Minnesota. There are nearly 40 miles of trails for ATVs, OHVs, and ORVs to explore. The trails range from easy to very difficult. Trail passes are available for non-resident adventurers.Hikers and nature lovers are sure to hit the trails near Sherwood Forest Campground. Taconite State Trail stretches over 165 miles from Grand Rapids to Ely, MN. The multi-use trail winds through groves of birch and aspen trees intermingled with towering pines. Slightly hilly, the trail by lakes, rivers, meadows, and through deep, misty woods. Horseback riders and bicycle riders too enjoy the terrain. In wintertime, when snow blankets Minnesota, the fun doesn’t stop. Adventurers embark into the icy forests on cross-country skis and snowmobiles.

Exploring the Area

Jump into a rental motorhome and hit the Superior National Forest Byway. Explore the charming small towns that are full of history and friendly residents. The Byway snakes over 50 miles through dense forests from Aurora, to Silver Bay, MN, which borders Lake Superior. A few miles south of Silver Bay is the historic Split Rock Lighthouse, which is reputed to be one of the most photogenic lighthouses in Minnesota. Built-in the early 1900s, the lighthouse is situated atop a high, craggy clifftop that teeters over Lake Superior.Many towns in Minnesota have museums that spotlight their role in the state’s formative past. The Minnesota Museum of Mining in Chisholm, MN, sheds light on the various mining projects in the state. Many artifacts and genuine equipment are on display, and visitors are encouraged to climb inside the mining trucks, steam shovel, and the 1907 steam locomotive.Whether you’re after an idyllic Airstream camping experience, history, or diving adventures, you’ll find it all at Sherwood Forest Campground. Grab an RV rental today and make new memories in Minnesota.


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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.

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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.