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Wild River Campground

Long before the European pioneers arrived, central Minnesota was populated by various Native American tribes for at least 10,000 years. Evidence of their presence has been found around Wild River State Park along with the bones of mammoths. Today, Wild River Campground is an idyllic piece of wilderness. Wild River Campground is situated in deep, green wood that’s almost jungle-like. The forest floor is blanked by lush green ferns, underneath which small woodland flowers peek out. Overhead, the branches of aspens, birches, maples, and basswood reach out to knit, forming a dense canopy that filters daylight.Camping in an Airstream at Wild River Campground is a unique experience. Though there are 94 sites, the dense vegetation acts as a screen, increasing the sense of solitude and remoteness. It’s not uncommon to espy a white-tailed deer or wild turkey trotting through the campground, unaware of human presence. Of the 94 sites, 34 have electric hookups. These sites tend to be in high demand, and it’s recommended that reservations are made well in advance, particularly during the summer months. One site is designed to be wheelchair-accessible, and it is conveniently close to a restroom should the visitor require it. During the summer months, flush toilets and hot showers are available, as is a dump station. During the offseason, running water is limited to the park center to protect the utility pipes. Vault toilets are available during the off-season.The closest town is Amelund, MN, which has a small grocery store and a couple of restaurants. For more variety in retail shopping, as well as emergency health care services, the closest large town is St. Croix Falls, WI, about 14 miles south. Create your ideal RV camping adventure and book an RV in Chisago County, MN.



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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

Wild River State Park stretches around 20 miles and follows the contours of St. Croix River. In summer and fall, the tree cover can be so dense that hiking along 35 miles of trails feels like traveling in a tunnel. The loamy soil underfoot is soft, and miles of trails fly by effortlessly, serpentining and weaving through the woods. The trails are shared with horseback riders on occasion.Many wild creatures roam these woods, some on the ground, and others by air. Adventurers can expect to spot hawks, owls, eagles, and various songbirds. Keep a sharp eye out to skittish white-tailed deer, small game creatures like beavers, raccoons, foxes, coyotes, and otters. When the trails veer close to the river, it’s a common sight to find a tangled bramble of wood branches and logs. These are often constructed by industrious beavers in their never-ending quest to dam St. Croix River.Fishermen often find themselves competing with eagles and otters for fish. Smallmouth bass, northern pike, and walleye are commonly caught in the river.Renting a camper opens up a world of outdoor recreational fun year-round. When winter rolls around, the fun doesn’t stop. As soon as snow blanket the region, adventurers venture out into the chilly, white-clad woods on snowshoes and cross-country skis. Note: snowmobiles are not permitted, though there are other parks in the area that allow these vehicles. The park office also has skis and snowshoes available for rent.

Exploring the Area

Close to the Wisconsin-Minnesota state border, Wild River State Park is surrounded by thousands of acres of farmlands. Sleepy farm towns are scattered across central Minnesota, populated by hard-working, friendly people who welcome out-of-town visitors to their towns. Traveling from town to town in pursuit of the perfect gift or memorabilia to take home is made effortless by renting a motorhome.The Franconia Sculpture Park near Shafer, MN, is an interesting draw for many travelers. The small park is dotted by contemporary sculptures made by up-and-coming and established artists residing in Minnesota. There are over 120 permanent sculptures and several more that are rotated out on a regular basis.Many small towns host events and festivals, in part to bolster an area's economy, and in part to boost the sense of community in between distant towns. Lindstrom has held Hay Days since the mid-1960s. The annual September event includes snowmobile races conducted on muddy courses, ATV races, and swap meets. St. Croix Falls, WI, in contrast, holds a more traditional festival called Polk County Fair. Held in the last week of July, the event has carnival rides and games, and traditionally holds contests as tractor pulls, horse pulls, rodeos, and baking contests.At the end of a long day of adventuring and sightseeing, curl up in an RV rental at Wild River Campground and listen to birds in the trees. Find your perfect RV camping adventure in Minnesota and set out on an amazing outdoor adventure with friends and family.


Whether you’re on or off the grid, you have options when it comes to powering your RV. Here are the pros and cons for each.
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Find the perfect RV for Wild River Campground

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All towables

Trailer

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.

All drivables

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.