Whitewater Campground

Not far from the incredible Mississippi River, Whitewater State Park features mesmerizing bluffs alongside the Whitewater River. The rustic, state-run campground at Whitewater State Park is a two hours' drive south of the state’s largest city, Minneapolis, and just a few miles north of Interstate 90, which connects La Crosse and Rochester.This easy-to-find and accessible campground is a marvelous place to bring your Rochester RV rental, with over 100 campsites with 30/ 50 amp electric hookups. The heavily wooded area affords privacy and peace to its occupants, with vault toilets, modern restrooms, warm showers, and dump stations for motorhome rentals. Tent camping is also possible at this year-round wilderness retreat by the Whitewater River. Some campsites at Whitewater Campground are without electric connections, though, every site is equipped with a picnic table and a fire ring for toasty campfires at night.In addition to its deluxe camping spaces, there is a lot to do when you go camping at Whitewater State Park. Explore the woods that line either side of the river, go for a pleasant hike, go for a swim, kayak around in the river, observe the local wildlife, or try to catch a fish to cook over a campfire. Knowledgeable park rangers working at the park frequently give nature demonstrations to visitors to teach them about the environment of Whitewater Campground and its surrounding areas.

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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.

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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

In addition to Whitewater State Park, there are dozens of state parks and recreation areas nearby, and countless others in the rest of the state. Before you venture off to see some of Minnesota’s best parks, it's a great idea to spend some time at Whitewater State Park while you are camping there. Over 300,000 people visit the park annually, thanks to its magnificent limestone and dolomite bluffs lining the river. There are even a few dozen historic structures and buildings scattered throughout the park, erected by the Civilian Conservation Corps after The Great Depression.John A. Latsch State Park is easy to find when you're camping at Whitewater Campground. Along the legendary Mississippi River, the most distinctive features in this state park are Mount Hope, Mount Faith, and Mount Charity, three stunning bluffs overlooking the river. Climbing to the apex of Mount Charity is an ideal way to bask in panoramic views of the river valley, and camping out overnight in your RV rental is an option here too. Merrick State Park, on the Wisconsin side of the Mississippi River, has three separate campgrounds by the water, along with two boat ramps and a network of trails where you can hike, bike, snowshoe, or ski.Also on the banks of the Mississippi River, Great River Bluffs State Park has some impressive features of its own. Much like John A. Latsch State Park, there are epic bluffs rising high above the river, with sandstone and dolomite cliffs. Hiking and biking trails are marked out for the public to use, and the river is an obvious place to do some swimming, boating, or fishing. Camping out beneath the stars is possible if you feel like getting away for a night; don’t miss out on this fantastic park when you book an RV in Winona County.

City Attractions

St. Charles is the closest town to Whitewater Campground. In this small town, you can do some grocery shopping or dining, but for sightseeing opportunities, Rochester is the place to be. In this mid-sized city, you can tour a variety of historic homes and sites. The Mayowood Mansion and the Plummer House are just two of the city’s old landmarks, the former of which was built by the family who established the Mayo Clinic. Stunning architecture, antique furniture, and lavish gardens are reason enough to see these historic homes in person.The Rochester Civic Theater is an intimate, black box building with amazing acoustics and a slew of perfect seats. You can see live music, musicals, plays, comedy acts, and a bevy of other entertaining performances at this charming house of art in the heart of Rochester.If you want to learn a little bit about the regional nature and wildlife, the Quarry Hill Nature Center is a great place to stop. Connect with nature on hiking trails, or learn about small woodland creatures, birds, and reptiles with the help of passionate employees. People of all ages will appreciate this place.Book a travel trailer rental near St. Charles and settle into one of the scenic campsites at Whitewater State Park for a relaxing stay. Whether it's the city lights of Rochester or the tranquility of the forest you hope to experience, Whitewater Campground is a great place to base your Minnesota explorations.

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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.