If you’re new to renting RVs or you have only driven one type of recreational vehicle in the past, you might be surprised at the variety of these vehicles. Whether you simply need a place to sleep at night while on the road or a motorhome for a family vacation, there's a Duluth RV rental that's right for your needs.
When you talk about Duluth RV rentals, you'll often hear RVs described as being Class A, B, or C. These are motorhome sizes that have become industry standards. Class A RVs are the large bus-sized motorhomes that you sometimes see sports teams and bands use for interstate tours. They can range from 20 to 45 feet in length. Class B RVs are smaller campervans. They have less indoor space for cooking and supplies, but they work well as a place to sleep for short vacations. Class C RVs are the classic midsize campers. Typically, they are built on a truck chassis and provide more space than Class B RVs. They're also easier to drive than Class A RVs, so they are popular for camping trips.
Towable RV campers are the other major type of RV you'll find. If you have a vehicle with enough horsepower to tow them, they can be a good alternative to self-powered motorhome rentals in Duluth. They range from large fifth-wheel trailers to smaller pop-up camper rentals in Duluth.
You won't have to drive far to find a campground after picking up a camper rental in Duluth. Located on Lake Superior to the north of Minnesota, the camping and fishing resorts of the state's northern forests are only a couple of hours away. If you have a boat or enjoy fishing, Spirit Lake Marina & RV is a good place to start. Other RV campgrounds nearby include Saginaw Campground, Burlington Bay Campground, and the Duluth KOA Journey campground in Cloquet.
Driving north, you can discover a host of forests and local and state parks in the northern wilderness preserves in Minnesota. One park in particular that tourists often put on their bucket list is Voyageurs National Park at International Falls on the Canadian border. Summers at Voyageurs are mild and comfortable. In winter, you can see the northern lights from the park. You can also explore the Superior National Forest, Kabetogama State Forest, or the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. They're all about a two-hour drive from Duluth. Many have campgrounds that allow pop-up camper rentals from Duluth.
Storage facilities that cater to RV owners are located mainly in the Minneapolis area. The closest facilities to Duluth are Maplehill Storage in Hibbing to the north and Additional Storage Inc on I-35 halfway to the Twin Cities. Bullseye Self-Storage and Highway 8 Self Storage are two other options farther south.
RV dumpstations in or near Duluth are found at area campgrounds that serve RV campers. Indian Point Campground is located in Duluth, and Saginaw Campground, Jay Cooke State Park, and Bent Trout Lake Campground are only a few minutes outside the city.
If you're new to the Duluth area, you may want to tour the attractions the city has to offer while you stay at one of the nearby campgrounds. Check out Uncle Harvey's Mausoleum, the museum at the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, and the Must See Duluth center. There's also the historic Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad and the Old Stockade Site Historical Marker.
The main venue for sports and live events in Duluth is the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. The convention center hosts the University of Minnesota-Duluth's hockey team, the Bulldogs, as well as the Minnesota Ballet.
Duluth is at the end of the line for Interstate 35, which takes you south to the Twin Cities and beyond to Iowa. One main route that leads to camping adventures around Duluth is highway 61 that follows the coast of Lake Superior to the Canadian border. Highways 53 and 2 head west and north to the camping resorts in northern Minnesota. You can also follow highway 53 south into Wisconsin to discover the parks and recreation there.