West Forty RV Park opened for its first season in May 2004 with the opening of the nearby Iron Range Off-Road Vehicle Park. West Forty takes its name from the second 40 acher parcel of land owned by the Skrbec family. The first acher was located immediately to the east and once was the location of Sunrise Terrace mobile home park which had its heyday in the 1970s and 1980s during the last mining boom for the Iron Range. At its peak, more than 300 people lived in the Skrbec's first business venture.

With the City of Gilbert and the Department of Natural Resources moving forward with the now, extremely popular OHV Park in the early 2000s, the family decided to open a family owned and operated alternative to other campgrounds in the area which continue to all be managed by local government. Throughout the years, West Forty RV Park has continued to make improvements to the physical park, but its number one asset has always been the friendliness and helpfulness of our owners and staff to ensure all park guests have an enjoyable time during their stay.

Camping options

  • 6 group camping sites (variety of services - tent or camper/RV)
  • Tent sites with 20 amp electrical service or without electric (no sewer, water available nearby)
  • RV site with 20 amp full service (water, electric and sewer)
  • RV site with 30 amp full service (water, electric and sewer)
  • RV site with 50 amp full service (water, electric and sewer)

Campground features and amenities

  • Large restroom building equipped with security locks on outer doors and handicap accessible toilets and shower
  • Group picnic shelter 
  • Group camping sites
  • Campground host on-site Memorial Day through Labor Day
  • RV clean-out station
  • Refuse disposal and recycling on property
  • Reasonably priced firewood and ice
  • ATV washing station
  • On site, short-term storage facility
  • Easy off-road access to the Iron Range Off-Road Vehicle Park; no need to trailer rigs that aren't street legal
  • Direct access to the Mesabi Trail


Group picnic shelter can be rented individually per day or with reservation of adjoining group site.

Let us be your basecamp!

West 40 RV Park