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Camping Life

Beautiful trees, rocks, and other nature can be found at Banning RV Park and Campground.  Located just off Interstate 35 at Exit 195,  (Finlayson/Askov Exit) approximately midway between the Twin Cities and Duluth, Minnesota, you can enjoy beautiful wooded trails, access to multiple lakes, rivers, and Banning State Park. 

Come where life is peaceful and times are good.  

Banning RV Park and Campground also have lots of themed weekends throughout the camping season. These weekends will be uploaded shortly or you can call 612-390-0415 for more information. 

2024 Activities & Events

Spooktacular Halloween Weekend-

October 5th & 6th

  • Kid’s Craft

  • Campsite Decorating

  • Costume Contest

  • Campsite Trick or Treating

  • Hayride Through the Park

  • Halloween Hunt

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Please view our Facebook page for up to date information or send us a message on our social media. 

*Activities are weather and interest permitting

More activities coming soon!

4th of July Weekend

  • Kid’s Craft (Saturday)

  • Candy Bar Bingo (Saturday)

  • Golf Cart Parade (Sunday at noon)

  • Parade (1pm) & Fireworks at dusk in Finlayson (10 min drive from our park)

  • *Fireworks are not permitted in our campground. The use of fireworks will result in the immediate removal of the entire party from our park with no refund. 


Less than a mile from our beautiful

campground is Banning State Park.  Enjoy

a leisurely stroll down wooded trails along

the Kettle River, relax while fishing, or navigate the river by kayak, canoe, or raft. Banning State Park is known for amazing hiking trails with gorgeous views throughout the park.  

We recommend rafting down the Kettle River through Hard Water Sports. They are amazing and the rafting is a lot of fun! 


Banning State Park


River Rafting,

Canoeing, and



The Kettle River is Minnesota's first Wild and Scenic River. A beautiful river to take out your raft, canoe, or kayak.  Local rapids make the day adventurous, while the calmness brings tranquility to the soul.

We recommend rafting through Hard Water Sports in Sandstone, MN. They are amazing and it was a lot of fun for our family!

Robinson Park

Sandstone, Minnesota, located just a few

miles from Banning RV Park and

Campground, is home to a bit of Minnesota

mining history.  Visit Robinson Park and enjoy the beautiful Kettle River with rock walls meant for scaling. As you walk the park trails, make sure to read up on the history of Sandstone mining along the Kettle River.  The Robinson Park area was once a large mining area and the traces can be seen throughout the Park. Rock climbing is also available in the park through Hard Water Sports in Sandstone, MN


Local Nightlife

Just 13 miles south is Hinckley, Minnesota.  Hinckley is home to many restaurants, including Tobies (famous for their rolls)  and Grand Cinema and Grand Cinema Pizza.  Grand Cinema Pizza makes handmade fresh to order pizzas, the best in the area.  Great for a date or a night with the family. 

One mile east of Grand Cinema is Grand Casino Hinckley.  The casino is a great place for adults to relax and enjoy food, gaming, and live music.  They even have daycare, an arcade, coffee & gift shops, hair salon, and spa.  A great way to spend the evening before coming back to gaze upon the country sky.

Pine County Fair Pine City, MN

Corn & Clover Parade Hinckley, MN

Rodeos Sandstone, MN

Local Community Activities & Festivals

Pine County is small-town USA, and with that comes the small-town festivals and fairs.  Try local favorites, ride a few rides, play a few games, and mingle with the locals!  Of course, we all know it's about the food, nothing like good fair food, and the festivals in this area have no shortage of foods to try!  From the foods and parades to the derbies and the rides, the festivals around here always guarantee a good time. 

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