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Within easy reach of Lake Superior and some of the most scenic areas in Wisconsin, there are many reasons to camp in an RV at the Red Barn Campground. This lakeside campground in northern Wisconsin is perfect for anybody looking for a peaceful vacation, as the RV park is located in a classic dairy farm setting in the wilderness outside of the city of Shell Lake. There's a lot to do around the campground, including miniature golf, hayrides, and volleyball. Children can even play with small farm animals for an unforgettable camping experience. If you're a fan of watersports, nearby Shell Lake is ideal for boating, fishing, swimming, and more. Pets are welcome at the Red Barn Campground, and your pup will love exploring the nearby pastures.Not only is camping at Red Barn Campground a peaceful experience, but it also contains everything your motorhome rental requires. There are 66 grass sites in total, ranging from basic sites to sites with full hookups. There are also water and electric-only sites, and electrical hookups support 30/50 amp service. Big rigs are welcome, and there are a few pull-through sites available. There are also some helpful amenities, such as free WiFi, showers, laundry facilities, and more.When you book an RV in Washburn County, you'll be close to two of the Great Lakes and many beautiful cities. Lake Superior and Lake Michigan are both within driving distance; however, Lake Superior is the closest, and adventurous campers will want to experience this vast body of water. As well as these lakes, some fantastic cities are just over an hour's drive away. If you want to see more of Wisconsin, Eau Claire is a picturesque city just to the south, or if you want to see one of the cities along the edge of Lake Superior, Duluth is just across the state line in Minnesota.



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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

Shell Lake campers will want to see one of the parks near Lake Superior. Amnicon Falls State Park is one of the prettiest and features rocky terrain and woodlands along the Amnicon River. The river is well-known for its waterfalls and rapids, which make for beautiful natural scenery. There are just under two miles of trails in the park, which lead along the river towards Amnicon Falls. This unpredictable river is a popular spot for fishing, and one of the most sought-after catches is trout. During the winter, the park is a favorite spot for snowshoeing and winter hiking.One of the parks nearest to the Red Barn Campground is Straight Lake State Park. This park consists of 2,000 acres of untouched grasslands and forests along the Straight River. Hikers will love exploring this park's wilderness, and there are over eight miles of trails that lead through the middle of the woods. The lakes at the park are ideal for canoeing, kayaking, and swimming, and fishing is also a popular pastime, with catches that include panfish, bass, and northern pike. The smaller lake, Rainbow Lake, is stocked with rainbow trout, making this spot very popular with avid anglers.There are some beautiful parks along the St Croix River. St Croix River State Park is situated just across the river in Minnesota and features over 30,000 acres of vibrant forests and fields along the St Croix and Kettle rivers. There are over 1,000 miles of trails that lead along the two rivers, with unique features including an old fire watchtower, which affords beautiful panoramic vistas of the surrounding area. During your hike, keep an eye out for the park's wildlife, including eagles, beavers, and deer. Along with the two rivers, there are at least ten other streams in the park, which are ideal for a variety of watersports such as fishing and canoeing.

Exploring the City

While renting an RV near Shell Lake, you'll have access to some fabulous family-friendly attractions. Duluth is worth visiting and has many excellent attractions, including Glensheen. Anybody who loves learning about the early 20th century will enjoy visiting this picturesque mansion. The house was built between 1905 and 1908 by a wealthy mining family, and is now open to tours, with everything left exactly as the Congdon family left it, including original furniture, letters, paintings, and much more.Another popular attraction in Duluth is the Great Lakes Aquarium. Situated directly on the banks of Lake Superior, this impressive aquarium contains over 100 different species of aquatic creatures, including weird and wonderful specimens such as tiger salamanders, zebra sharks, and the chambered nautilus. The aquarium also has several interactive exhibits, with touch pools where you can come in contact with moon jellyfish, sturgeon, and more.Alternatively, RV campers may want to experience some of the cities in Wisconsin. Eau Claire is one of the best nearby cities and contains many quaint local activities worth seeing. The Children's Museum of Eau Claire is a favorite with families, and there are lots of unique exhibits designed to help children learn while they play. Some of the most interesting exhibitions include a giant digestive system, a play-pretend city hall, and an art cafe.


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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.