3 quiet places in Minnesota to spend 4th of July in a campervan

We love 4th of July parties – but it’s an unbeatable experience to spend your long weekend in the dazzling nature that makes our country special. When Minneapolis gets crowded for the holiday, trade the traffic jams for breezy summer hikes and sparkling lakes.


Campsites are known to sell out around this time of year, so be sure to book well in advance. Celebrate 4th of July far away from the noise at one of these 3 campervan-friendly destinations in Minnesota:


Lake Bronson State Park


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Up in the northwest corner of Minnesota, you won’t find crowds or noise anywhere near Lake Bronson State Park. With a large, sandy beach and volleyball nets on the lakeside, it has everything you need for a more low-key 4th of July celebration. Lakeside Campground has 48 shaded campsites to choose from, steps away from the lake where you can swim, fish, or hop on a boat under the summer sun.

  • Distance from Minneapolis: 5 hours 45 minutes


John A. Latsch State Park

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Hike along the bluffs of the Mississippi River and wave to our neighbors in Wisconsin – John A. Latsch State Park is right on the border between the two states. Towering cliff sides, along with forest and prairie lands, make this park a wonderfully calm escape for the 4th of July weekend. While there aren’t any campsites within the park, you can snag a spot nearby at Bass Camp or Tower View Campground.

  • Distance from Minneapolis: 1 hour 50 minutes


George Crosby Manitou State Park


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Waterfalls, wildlife, quiet backwoods – George Crosby Manitou State Park is a wow-worthy escape up north. While the popular parts of Minnesota’s North Shore will be full around the 4th (looking at you, Gooseberry Falls), this park is slightly more inland and off-radar compared to others. It’s easy to totally unplug from the madness here, resting up and taking in all the beauty that Minnesota has to offer.

  • Distance from Minneapolis: 3 hours 50 minutes



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