Have a wonderful time exploring International Falls, Minnesota and the surrounding area in a spacious and luxurious motorhome or recreational vehicle. You can expect to pay around $185 per night for Class A motorhomes, $149 per night for a Class B and $179 per night for a Class C. Towable RVs, which include fifth wheels, travel trailers, pop-ups and toy haulers, start at $70 per night for fifth wheels, $60 per night for travel trailers and $65 per night for pop-up trailers.
Visitors to Thunder Bay, Ontario, which is approximately four hours east of International Falls, can enjoy a trip to Kakabeka Falls, which is the second-highest set of falls in the province. Backcountry paddlers will enjoy a trip to Quetico Provincial Park while history buffs can get their fix at Fort William Historical Park. You can spend several weeks to a few months in Thunder Bay and still have more to explore!
If you enjoy more cultural events and activities, you can head north for four hours to get to Winnipeg, Manitoba, and visit the Canadian Museum for Human Rights or the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Step into the whimsical world of the Bois-des-Esprits trail where local artists have carved wood spirits into trees; get lost in the world’s largest snow maze at Amaze in Corn; or even have some “me time” at one of the city’s top spas, including Riverstone at Inn at the Forks, or Ten Spa at the Fort Garry Hotel.
Minneapolis/St. Paul, approximately 300 miles south of International Falls, is known as the Twin Cities. If you are looking for a few days or weeks of major metropolitan life, this is the place to find it. Activities in the Twin Cities range from visiting the nation's largest shopping mall, the Mall of America in Bloomington, to taking in a game from many professional sports teams as well as a host of other cultural and entertainment options.
Many indigenous people once inhabited what is now known as International Falls. Alexander Baker settled the site in 1870, calling it "Koochiching," the Ojibwa tribe word for river, lake, and falls. In 1903, it was renamed for its waterfall and location along the Canadian border. Known as the "Icebox of the Nation,” International Falls averages more than 100 days of the year where the highest temperature of the day doesn't even reach 32°F. Located on the Rainy River directly across from Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada, the two cities are connected by the Fort Frances–International Falls International Bridge.
One of the biggest draws of International Falls is the miles and miles of untamed wilderness that lies beyond it, including thousands of acres of lakes, rivers, streams, and other bodies of water. International Falls is truly a sportsperson's paradise. If you are not a fan of the bitter cold, however, the best time to visit is summer. Even then, you should be prepared for some relatively cool temperatures during the hottest months. Some popular activities here during the summer are fishing, kayaking, boating, canoeing, sailing, and swimming. In winter, you can snowshoe, snowmobile, and cross-country ski. Those who love to shop will have to visit some of the antique stores in town, such as No Place Like Home Again, which sells home décor items, and Swanky Sweet Pea, which offers bath products like salts and bath bombs.
Grand Rapids, Minnesota – While in Grand Rapids, which is 118 miles south of International Falls, check out the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the John Ball Zoo, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, or the African American Museum & Archives, or laugh until your sides ache at River City Improv.
Bemidji, Minnesota – Statues of Paul Bunyan and his Big Blue Ox, Babe, have been greeting visitors to Bemidji, southwest of International Falls, since 1937. Before heading out on a hike of the Paul Bunyan State Trail, enjoy the charms of this small Minnesota town located on the shores of Lake Bemidji.
Over 40% of Voyageurs National Park is water, which means you can arrive by car, boat, or kayak. The park, which is approximately 35 miles southeast of International Falls, features more than 200,000 acres of forests; waterways; lakes, including four large lakes and 26 smaller interior lakes; and more than 27 miles of hiking trails.
Located on an island in Lake Superior, Isle Royale National Park is part of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula but is also close to the borders of Minnesota and Canada. It's over 400 miles southeast of International Falls on Lake Superior. There are no cars allowed on the island, so all travel is done by foot or boat. Home to moose, gray wolves, red foxes, beavers, mink, and more, the island has several charming lighthouses and plenty of solitude.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, 570 miles to the west of International Falls in Medora, North Dakota, comprises 70,446 acres and is the only national park named directly after a single individual. It is divided into three regions: the North Unit, the South Unit, and the Elkhorn Ranch Unit. The North and South Units feature hiking trails, wildlife viewing, and scenic drives, while the Elkhorn Ranch Unit preserves the site of Roosevelt's home ranch along the Little Missouri River.
Located near Lake Superior about 180 miles southeast of International Falls, Tettegouche State Park offers stunning views of the lake, particularly at the end of the Shovel Point Trail. A series of craggy cliffs offer numerous climbing opportunities, or you can stroll along the Cascade Trail to see the majestic waterfall or explore one of the park's six inland lakes.
Approximately 190 miles southeast of International Falls, Gooseberry Falls State Park is crisscrossed with numerous bike and hiking trails, including paths that lead to the waterfall and around historic structures. You can stock up on the tools you need to explore this park at the on-site store or enjoy some programs led by local naturalists.
The main attraction at Amnicon Falls State Park, located in Madison, Wisconsin 178 miles southeast of International Falls, is a series of delightful waterfalls and rapids that run along the Amnicon River. At the park, you can picnic, camp, walk in the woods, and learn about the Douglas Fault, the geological formation that created the falls.
The Calder Family Monument, 3 miles northwest of International Falls in Fort Frances, Ontario, is a bronze plaque on a rock. The plaque recounts the story of the Calders, who were early settlers in the area. About 5 miles northeast of International Falls in Ranier is the Big Vic: Voyageur Statue. It is 25 feet tall, made of fiberglass, and was erected in 1980 as a protest against the federal government's seizure of private land.
Balsam Beach Resort & RV Park is located on the shore of Lake Plantagenet just five minutes from Bemidji, MN. Guests can enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, biking, and ATV riding. The park offers both cabins and RV sites and a host of amenities, including an outdoor pool, a convenience store, a sandy beach for lakeside bonfires, a game room, and other fun outdoor activities.
Just about two hours south of International Falls is Bemidji KOA Journey, an RV park that offers plenty of amenities. The full-hookup, pull-through sites can accommodate vehicles up to 100 feet in length. There also is a pool, mini-golf, a snack bar, a Kamp Kitchen, and bike rentals. Popular recreational activities at this campground include volleyball, horseshoes, swimming, and bird-watching.
Lake Bemidji State Park provides drive-in and pull-through RV sites with 30-amp electricity. The spaces can accommodate vehicles up to 50 feet long. Amenities include a picnic area and shelter, a playground, a volleyball court, canoe access, and a golf course.
Dump stations are available in International Falls at the Rainy Lake One Stop, which is open May through September, offers potable and non-potable rinse water, and is big rig friendly. Arnold's Campground also offers a dump station, which is open May through October, has potable and non-potable water available, and is free for registered guests. Non-registered guests may also use the station for a small fee.
If you want to store your RV near International Falls, one option is Blue Ox Storage in Bemidji. It is named after Paul Bunyan’s famous blue ox and provides clean, dry units that feature steel construction and insulated ceilings to protect against moisture. Prices range between $85 and $105 a month. Located just south of Bemidji in Park Rapids, Lake Country Storage offers both indoor and outdoor units with drive-up access, on-site security, and video surveillance.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs include 5th Wheel, Travel Trailers, Popups, and Toy Hauler. On average, in International Falls, MN, the 5th Wheel trailer starts at $70 per night. Pricing for the Travel Trailer begins at $60 per night, and the Popup Trailer starts at $65 per night.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in International Falls?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in International Falls from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in International Falls?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.