Warroad is a small town in Minnesota, more specifically in Roseau County. The town's size is 2.9 square miles. It’s easy to get around town on foot, and the small-town charm can’t be beat. Book an RV in Warroad and your self-contained mobile hotel room is ready to take you anywhere. Other nearby cities worth exploring are Baudette, Roseau, Greenbush, Thief River Falls and Pinecreek.
The city’s economy was heavily dependent on commercial fishing in the 20th century, but that later gave way to sport fishing and tourism. For a time, visiting fishermen could fly into remote spots by plane, but increasing regulations and economics eventually put an end to that. Fishing enthusiasts can still try their hand at fly fishing, and what better way to celebrate a catch than to take it back to your Warroad travel trailer rental and preparing it in your RV's kitchen?
Warroad also has a deep hockey tradition and has won multiple state championships since 1994. It has produced NHL and Olympic hockey players, and nearly every Olympic men's hockey team that has won an Olympic gold medal has had at least one Warroad player on its roster. Its one non-hockey claim to fame was its being mentioned on an episode of the hit tv series “West Wing” (in which it was purported to be the hometown of one of the show's recurring fictional characters).
The Great Outdoors
Warroad sits directly on Muskeg Bay, a perfect venue for trying the local fish or going swimming, canoeing or kayaking in the summer. It is just 10 miles short of the Canadian-American border (with the province of Manitoba) heading north, and within reasonable driving distance of the border with the Canadian province of Ontario.
Lost River State Forest is a good area for bird watching; visitors here can have the opportunity to watch great grey owls, snowy owls, northern hawk owls, northern saw-whet owls, whip-poor-wills, black-backed woodpeckers, yellow-bellied flycatchers, boreal chickadees and magnolia warblers. Your Warroad RV rental can also act as a bird watching “blind” in addition to being your primary source of comfort. The reserve is 75,000 acres in size, and offers good hiking and snowmobiling. The pine tree forest stand and minimal undergrowth make for an enjoyable and not too difficult outdoor experience.
Springsteel Resort & Marina in Warroad has RV sites, a couple with full hookups (electricity, water & sewer) while the rest have only electricity. It has a restaurant, picnic tables, restrooms and showers. The sites are packed dirt and the area is mostly lawn; the campground is surrounded on three sides by a lake, making for a calm relaxing environment. The campground is part of a fishing resort that is very popular locally and doesn't take reservations, so it is first come, first serve.
Warroad City Campground is located right on Muskeg Bay and next to Warroad City Park, and could be a nice place to set up camp with the Warroad rental RV. It has full hookups (water, sewer & electricity), restrooms and showers, a playground, picnic area, biking path and volleyball. A restaurant, gift shop, casino and mini-golf are all within walking distance.
Birch Ridge RV Campground near Warroad has sites surrounded by birch and pine trees. It has a central picnic area, a handicapped accessible restroom, a playground and more. Here you can go boating or fishing, play horseshoes, and go hiking or four wheeling.
Exploring The City
One great thing about small cities such as this one is that there is always something unusual or offbeat to take in. In Warroad, that would be a window and door museum. This museum tells the story of one family (the owners of the museum) and their efforts to establish a windows and doors business in Warroad. Unusual, yes, but past visitors have all given the museum good reviews.
When you rent an RV in Warroad, you can check out a local casino or golf course. Or, perhaps, find a cafe and take an afternoon to take in the sights and sounds of the town. When it's dinnertime, Warroad has a good, if not deep, selection of restaurants to choose from. All but a handful of these are non-chain, locally owned diners. One restaurant is Mexican, the others exclusively serve American or pub style food, and several emphasize their breakfast menu.
Visitors here can also opt to grab a few groceries from one of the local grocery stores or supermarkets, and head back to their motorhome rental in Warroad to whip up a nice home cooked meal. When it's ready, dine out under the stars. If it's winter (and you don't like your food getting cold), you can still star gaze from out any of the windows of your Warroad rental motorhome and enjoy yourself.
Warroad, MN is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.
There are many popular rentals in Warroad. Outdoorsy's Warroad RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.