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One of the best ways to see Minnesota is by driving your rig on one of the 22 designated byways that meander through the wide variety of landscapes taking you to RV parks in Minnesota. Visit the lake-splashed north woods, tumbling waterfalls, winding rivers, prairies, city parks, and rolling hills and pastures. Camping in Minnesota gets you close to all of this. Drive the 52-mile Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway as it winds past small-town boutiques, wraps around lakes, and crosses recreational trails. Go RV camping in Minnesota along the Great River Road and enjoy family fun while visiting the National Eagle Center, the Frontenac State Park, and Kellogg's LARK Toys.
But there's a lot more to do when not traveling a byway. Park your rig at one of the RV parks in Minnesota and get out your rod and reel. With almost 12,000 lakes, you're apt to catch the big one. Fish for large and smallmouth bass, trout, northern pike, muskies, and walleyes. You'll find that fishing doesn't end when winter comes. From small shacks to cabins on the ice, try your hand at ice fishing. In the land of 10,000 lakes, there's no shortage of lake sports—water skiing, sailboating, jet skiing, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, scuba diving, and more—while camping in Minnesota.
Bring your bicycle and hiking boots and ride or hike on some of the 700-plus miles of trails carved out of former railroad beds. Bike rentals are available at many places. RV camping in Minnesota also means you can bike and hike near the Twin Cities metro area, which has an extensive system of inter-connected trails. Mountain bike in the Superior and Chippewa National Forests.
Whether you hunt with a gun, bow, camera or binoculars, you'll find plenty of wildlife. You may catch sight of black bear, wolves, moose, and even some elk. With more than 420 documented bird species, birdwatchers will find a paradise. Some favorites are sandhill cranes, prairie chickens, trumpeter swans, indigo buntings, and migrating warblers.
RV camping in Minnesota can get you close to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis, Saint Paul. The area enjoys an exciting arts scene, landmark architecture, terrific restaurants, museums, and fun for families.
Enjoy the Great Northwest of Minnesota where prairie meets the North Woods. RV parks in Minnesota are near some of the state's largest lakes and the headwaters of the Mississippi River. Visit the many heritage festivals, community events, and theater and arts while here. It's also where you'll find great winter activities—snowmobiling, ice fishing, and cross country ski trails.
Camping in Minnesota is not a new concept. The Ojibwe and Dakota Native Americans were the first ones to find Minnesota a great camping experience. Then came the Europeans that have left their influence and organize various festivals. Cultures such as Scandinavian, German and later the Hmong, Somali and Latino have all made its marks.