Vermilion Trail Campground

Nestled in the northern Minnesota wilderness, Vermilion Trail Campground butts up against the shores of picturesque Embarrass Lake. The RV campground is heavily treed, and RV camping by the lake can feel like a solitary activity. The dense vegetation around each site blocks views of fellow campers and muffles the sounds of their activities. There are nearly 50 sites to choose from; some are close to the water, while others are set back in deep woods. Each site comes with electric and water hookups, and there is a dump station should a guest require it.The bathrooms with flush toilets and showers are a short walk from most sites. However, in the heart of brutal winters, running water is turned off. Each site also has a fire pit for roasting s’mores and grilling fresh fish. Leashed dogs are permitted in Vermilion Trail Campground, and there is a small dog run in which they can play off-leash. All dogs (and any other pets) must be supervised during their stay at Vermilion Trail Campground.In addition to easy access to a large lake, Vermilion Trail Campground is also close to an ATV/OHV park. The closest town, Biwabik, MN, is just a couple of miles away, and it has a handful of restaurants and stores to browse in. The closest large town with a hospital with an emergency center is in Virginia, just under 20 miles to the west. Start planning the perfect Biwabik camping trip today and book an RV in Saint Louis County, MN.

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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


Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the host a request to book.


Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the host or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

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Most hosts have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.


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 host in the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Seeking rugged wilderness or to become closer to nature? You might just find it on Embarrass Lake. A poorly kept secret, many local and out-of-town fishermen advocate trying fly-fishing for its robust rainbow trout population. Anglers can also expect to catch black, yellow, and brown bullhead, channel catfish, smallmouth and largemouth bass, walleye, northern pike, and several other species. The distant shores are lined by tall hardwood trees that are a serene shade of green from spring until September. As soon as the temperature drops, the green leaves transform into a blaze of red, orange, and yellow. There is a boat launch, and a small fishing pier is also available for fishermen who prefer to try their luck from the land.Hikers and nature lovers will have plenty of lands, to explore. Nearby Finland State Forest, George Washington State Forest, and other smaller parks all combined offer dozens of miles of hiking trails to roam. The trails, cushioned by fallen leaves of seasons past, are soft and comfortable underfoot. The branches of towering trees overhead reach out to one another, knitting to form a lacy canopy that leaks dappled sunlight onto the forest floor. Countless species of animals make their home in these woods. Listen to unseen birds in the brambles of bushes and shrubberies as they sing to one another. If you are lucky, you may see an owl hoot softly at dusk as it prepares for a night of hunting. Moose call out, sometimes in a challenge, other times to serenade a willing mate.Black bears and great timberwolves (commonly known as gray wolves) are infrequent sights because they are shy and elusive; however, evidence of their presence is infallible. Pawprints in the soft soil bear witness to their presence.

Exploring the Area

In a remote, distant part of Minnesota, it’s easy to think that there isn’t much to do other than fish or hunt. However, by renting an Airstream, you’ll gain access to dozens of small towns that are full of history and folksy charm. In the town of Biwabik, it’s a time-honored tradition to honk a car horn at Honk the Moose, a large sculpture that stands in the center of the town. Eveleth has embraced the thrilling sport of hockey, and many businesses in the town are centered around that sport. It also boasts a Hockey Hall of Fame (one of the many in Minnesota). Join the other travelers on one of the northern scenic byways. In the comforts of a rental motorhome, embark on the Waters of the Falling Sky Scenic Byway in the hopes of spotting an elusive, faint yet magical aurora borealis. The 181-mile route runs along the U.S.-Canada border, along which adventurers can spot moose, rare birds, and lady slippers that grow wild along the road.Many small towns host museums that detail the town’s past, how it came to be founded, and interesting local events and tidbits. Glensheen in Duluth is famous for sensational, bloody murders that occurred in the late 70s. The stately, 39-room mansion, built in the early 1900s, is open to tours. Full of history, it’s said to also be full of ghosts.Kick up your heels outside a travel trailer rental and watch the stars appear in the night sky. As the campfire crackles softly in the background, watch for a faint shimmer of green that could indicate an aurora borealis.

Headed off-the-grid? Make sure you have a portable RV generator and know how to use it. Outdoorsy community member Mike Jackson shows you how.
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Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


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.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


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.


How does check-in work?


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.