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Prime Time RV Tracer 291BR
2018 Travel Trailer

Prime Time RV Tracer 291BR

Sleeps 7 34.0ft
16.4 miles from Mankato, MN
(5)
$126 /night
Forest River RV Vengeance Super Sport 29V
2016 Toy Hauler

Forest River RV Vengeance Super Sport 29V

Sleeps 8 34.0ft
10.5 miles from Mankato, MN
(7)
$149 /night
Coachmen RV Freedom Express 292BHDS
2014 Travel Trailer

Coachmen RV Freedom Express 292BHDS

Sleeps 10 33.0ft
18.3 miles from Mankato, MN
(1)
$121 /night
Forest River RV Vengeance Rogue 26VKS
2021 Toy Hauler

Forest River RV Vengeance Rogue 26VKS

Sleeps 8 33.0ft
18.3 miles from Mankato, MN
(14)
$143 /night
Entegra Coach Odyssey 31F
2022 Class C Motor Home

Entegra Coach Odyssey 31F

Sleeps 9 32.0ft
43.1 miles from Mankato, MN
(17)
$270 /night
Forest River RV Wildwood FSX 178BHSKX
2022 Travel Trailer

Forest River RV Wildwood FSX 178BHSKX

Sleeps 8 22.0ft
5.9 miles from Mankato, MN
New Listing New Listing
$134 /night
Forest River RV Patriot 324ts
2021 Travel Trailer

Forest River RV Patriot 324ts

Sleeps 8 40.0ft
1.2 miles from Mankato, MN
(4)
$135 /night
Coachmen RV Catalina Legacy 333BHTSCK
2020 Travel Trailer

Coachmen RV Catalina Legacy 333BHTSCK

Sleeps 8 36.0ft
96.0 miles from Mankato, MN
(12)
$130 /night
Forest River RV Flagstaff Super Lite 26FKBS
2021 Travel Trailer

Forest River RV Flagstaff Super Lite 26FKBS

Sleeps 5 29.0ft
1.9 miles from Mankato, MN
(1)
$142 /night
Forest River RV Cherokee Wolf Pup 16BHS
2020 Travel Trailer

Forest River RV Cherokee Wolf Pup 16BHS

Sleeps 5 22.0ft
76.4 miles from Mankato, MN
(48)
$110 /night
Forest River RV Salem Cruise Lite 171RBXL
2020 Travel Trailer

Forest River RV Salem Cruise Lite 171RBXL

Sleeps 3 23.0ft
1.2 miles from Mankato, MN
$99 /night
Heartland Trail Runner 26 TH
2019 Toy Hauler

Heartland Trail Runner 26 TH

Sleeps 4 30.0ft
37.2 miles from Mankato, MN
(10)
$117 /night
Entegra Coach Odyssey 31F
2022 Class C Motor Home

Entegra Coach Odyssey 31F

Sleeps 9 32.0ft
43.1 miles from Mankato, MN
(13)
$270 /night
EAST TO WEST Entrada 2200S
2023 Class C Motor Home

EAST TO WEST Entrada 2200S

Sleeps 6 24.0ft
62.2 miles from Mankato, MN
(7)
$275 /night
Forest River RV Wildwood FSX 178BHSKX
2022 Travel Trailer

Forest River RV Wildwood FSX 178BHSKX

Sleeps 6 22.0ft
68.2 miles from Mankato, MN
(13)
$150 /night
Forest River RV Salem FSX 177BH
2021 Travel Trailer

Forest River RV Salem FSX 177BH

Sleeps 5 22.0ft
71.3 miles from Mankato, MN
(11)
$99 /night
Forest River RV Patriot Edition 294GEBG
2021 Travel Trailer

Forest River RV Patriot Edition 294GEBG

Sleeps 8 36.67ft
28.6 miles from Mankato, MN
(4)
$150 /night
Forest River RV Wildwood FSX 178BHSKX
2021 Travel Trailer

Forest River RV Wildwood FSX 178BHSKX

Sleeps 8 22.0ft
68.7 miles from Mankato, MN
(7)
$142 /night
Mercedes Winnebago era 70X
2017 Class B Camping Van

Mercedes Winnebago era 70X

Sleeps 2 24.0ft
1.1 miles from Mankato, MN
New Listing New Listing
$190 /night
Jayco Jay Flight SLX 8 284BHS
2018 Travel Trailer

Jayco Jay Flight SLX 8 284BHS

Sleeps 8 33.0ft
42.5 miles from Mankato, MN
(6)
$125 /night

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Mankato was founded on the same date in 1858 that Minnesota became a state. Just about 45,000 people live in Mankato, which gives it a balance between urban progress and small-town charm. The city's galleries provide families with a way to educate their children and expand the parents' minds.

The city is about 80 miles from the famous Walnut Grove, Minnesota, the sight of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum. The two places share a lot of history regarding the westward expansion of the United States during the latter half of the 19th century. Minnesota State University is in Mankato, and you can attend sporting events at the campus during the appropriate seasons. The Minnesota State Mavericks are perennial powers in Division II Athletics, and the hockey teams at the school play in Division I.

Should you want to sample some local history, the Happy Chef restaurant, which is the last of its kind, has operated in Mankato since 1963. It used to be part of a chain, but the other restaurants closed over the years. It's as famous for its charm as it is for its breakfasts.

Campgrounds Near Mankato, Minnesota

Though the Land of Memories Campground doesn't provide full hookups, you can experience wonderful celebrations of the solstices throughout the year. The First Nations of the area also hold powwows at the campground, and you can immerse yourself in their culture for an afternoon and evening. The campground is also right in downtown Mankato, so there's no tiresome drive just to get to where you'll be staying. Many of the area's bicycle tours begin and end at the campground as well.

The Sawmill Campground is small, with just 25 sites, but its full hookups, free Wi-Fi, and hot showers make it welcoming and homey. It, too, is in downtown Mankato, and there is an 18-hole golf course just across the street. So, you can BBQ for lunch and hit the links for an afternoon of fun and exercise. The campground also welcomes your pets as long as you take care of them properly and keep them from bothering other guests.

Sakatah Trail Campground is just 20 miles from Mankato. The restaurant right next door called the Trail Blazer, is renowned for both its food and down-home service. The campground itself has full hookups and free Wi-Fi. Pets are welcome, and you can take your faithful companions with you along many of the nearby hiking trails. Minnesota is the "Land of 10,000 Lakes," and there are quite a few nearby for boating and fishing.

State Parks Near Mankato, Minnesota

About 100 miles south of Mankato is Clear Lake State Park. There's a 900-foot beach there, and although there are no lifeguards, you can swim, boat, and play in the sand. Windsurfing on the 3,600-acre lake is popular too. There's a picturesque island in the middle of the lake called Woodford Island. It covers three acres and functions primarily as a miniature wildlife sanctuary for opossums, birds, and other small game.

It's also roughly 100 miles to Gull Point State Park. Hiking the 1.3-mile interpretive trail is as educational as it is refreshing to the spirit. There are many more hiking trails of varying toughness throughout the 380 acres of the park. Songbirds flit overhead, and crafty white-tailed deer roam the forest. During the wintertime, cross-country skiing is one of the favorite activities of park visitors.

Just east of the Twin Cities in Wisconsin, 109 miles distant from Mankato, you'll find Willow River State Park. It's got 13 miles of hiking trails, and you can see fox, deer, and many species of birds along the way. The rocky walls within the park are great for rock climbing. The hardest climb in the world is "Silence" in Norway, which is rated 5.15d. The toughest climbs in Willow River State Park are almost as difficult, rated 5.14c.

National Sites Near Mankato, Minnesota

The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area is in St. Paul, 76 miles from Mankato. There are five dozen different markers and other facilities that you can tour as you hike through the area. You can also pick hiking trails that lead you to good fishing and boating opportunities. The Mississippi River Trail is the toughest trail around, so if you're an experienced hiker, then it's just right for you. If you prefer to stay in town, then check out the St. Paul's Science Museum of Minnesota.

A little more than a two-hour drive north, and you will come to the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway. The area's St. Croix Trail is a 25-mile round trip. You'll see all manner of wildlife and native flowers along the way, and there are great places to have picnics or throw a frisbee around. Beavers are busy building lodges along the river, which is too wide for them to make a dam. It's a tall order to make the whole trip in one day, so many folks bring along pup tents to spend the night along the riverbank.

First Nations people have carved the red stone in the Pipestone National Monument for centuries. They use the stone to make ceremonial pipes and other articles considered sacred in their culture. The monument is 129 miles from Mankato. There are several historical markers along the easy hiking trails through the monument area. In addition to the quarries themselves, you can see the Nicollet Expedition Marker and the carved initials of some of the explorers.

National Forests Near Mankato, Minnesota

If you drive for a little more than four hours up into the Boundary Waters, then you'll find Chippewa National Forest. The Civilian Conservation Corps operated out of their main camp inside this forest in the 1930s and 1940s, and you can tour the well-preserved camp today. The "Lost 40" hiking trail takes you to the 144 acres of the forest that were never mapped because of a clerical error. It's a moderately difficult walk of about two miles.

Going 263 miles northeast of Mankato brings you to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, which is 1.5 million acres of land that was covered by the southern edge of the glaciers of the last Ice Age. Human habitation inside the forest dates to 10,000 years ago, and you can see some of the archaeological sites that are still active when you hike through the forest. The Anvil Lake Trail is a tough 7-mile trail that is as rewarding as it is challenging.

Near Duluth, 230 miles to the northwest of Mankato, is the Superior National Forest. On your way there, you can stop in Duluth and see the lake freighters pulling in and out of the westernmost port on the Great Lakes. The forest covers nearly 4 million acres, and you'll find moose, wolves, and lots of birds within the forest. At night, you might hear the mournful laugh of a loon from one of the thousands of small lakes and ponds within the forest. The area is covered with hiking trails, so feel free to explore to your heart's content.

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RV Dump Stations Near Mankato, MN
Owatonna is just north of US Highway 14 and is a short one-hour drive from downtown Minneapolis. Most of the Minnesota dump stations in the area are just off of major highways and are located in campgrounds and RV parks.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Renting an RV Near Mankato, MN

How much does it cost to rent an RV in Mankato, MN by trip duration?

In most areas, the price to rent a motorhome is around $200 a night and the price to rent a towable trailer is around $120 a night.

What does RVshare Protection cover with my Mankato, MN RV rental?

RVshare's protection plan standard package covers up to $300,000 in comprehensive and collision coverage based on the value of the RV. It also includes free 24/7 roadside assistance and free towing and tire service. For more information on RVshare insurance, click here.

What do I need to know before renting an RV in Mankato, MN?

Mankato has highway access to make RV easier. The city also has parks, bodies of water and open spaces to visit. Be sure to include time in your plans to explore the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota, the Mount Kato Ski Area, or the Red Jacket Trail.

What are the RV rental requirements in Mankato, MN?

There is no special license needed to rent an RV, but it never hurts to check state websites if you are unsure about traveling there. and any regulations they may have.

What are some tips for first-time RV renters in Mankato, MN?

Renting an RV in Mankato, MN means endless blue skies and wide open roads. With all the wide open space between destinations, make sure you have a full tank of gas and plenty of food before you hit the road. You'll find RV campgrounds with showers, laundry, and other amenities. Busy season is in the summer so book early to get your spot, or go off-season to avoid crowds.

What are the minimum age requirements for renting an RV in Mankato, MN?

The minimum age requirement for renting an RV is 25.

What is included in my Mankato, MN RV rental?

You should find any amenities that are included with your rental in the listing details. But it never hurts to check in with the owner before you arrive at the RV or have it delivered to ensure you have everything that is needed to have a fun and enjoyable trip!

Are there pet friendly RVs for rent in Mankato, MN?

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Can I have my Mankato, MN RV rental delivered to a specified location?

Many owners on RVshare.com offer delivery, and will even set it up for you at the campsite. Choose the 'Delivery' filter to narrow down your search results to RVs that can be brought to your home or destination. Check the listing details for any information regarding extra fees for delivery, or ask the owner if you are unsure.

Are there one way rental options from Mankato, MN?

One way rentals can add flexibility to your trip, but there are typically costs associated with returning the RV back to the owner. Learn more about one way rental options at rvshare.com/one-way-rv-rentals.