Schedule of Events


  • Registration and check-in from 3 - 9 p.m. 
  • Group social and campfire at the pavilion site G4 - 8 p.m. until midnight. Free group campfire and s'mores for everyone courtesy of Paul and Chuck. Wristbands for the Saturday night event will be distributed at the social. Bring a camping chair and your favorite beverages. 


  • Exploring the area - off-roading, hiking, biking, visiting local tourist attractions/sightseeing, etc.) - 9 a.m. until 5/6 p.m. If you willing to lead an activity, please email directly. We need volunteers - Thank You in advance for helping!
    ​Area events and activities include:
    • Off-roading - Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle State Recreation Area (bring your own ATV/OHV)
    • Kayaking at Lake-Ore-Be Gone - rentals available at Sherwood Forest campground/Lake-Ore-Be-Gone
    • Gym/Workout Time (locally gay-owned fitness center)
    • Hiking - Laurentian Divide and Lookout Mountain
    • Scenic Chairlift Rides - Giant's Ridge
    • Biking - Mesabi Trail (bring your own bike)
    • Biking - Redhead Mountain Bike Park (bring your own bike)
    • Sightseeing - Museums and points of interest - see office for information
    • Sightseeing - Mini-golf courses in Virginia or Tower

Saturday Night

  • We are coordinating a campground cookout put together by campground owners, Paul and Chuck. During the registration process, each reservation will require one $8 add-on charge per person for a wristband to attend the event. The charge is intended to pay for the additional costs incurred for the cookout and entertainment.
  • Group cookout and potluck at the pavilion starting at 7 p.m.Paul and Chuck will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, buns and all the fixings plus a selection of Coke products and water for everyone with a wristband. CampOUT participants are encouraged to bring their own side dish to share with others in the group. If hamburgers and hot dogs aren't your thing, you are welcome to use our grill to cook your own food as well. 
  • Campfire social. We will have background music and a campfire. Bring a chair and a favorite beverage and we'll hang out for some fun conversations with the group. 


  • Departures on your own - checkout is 12 p.m. Late check-out is may be available for $10 per site, check with campground staff.

Campground and Special Event Cancellation Policy

  • All reservations require the equivalent of one night campsite rental deposit at the time of booking plus any charges for additional people above site occupancy limits, non-refundable reservation fee, campground booking fee, lock fee (if selected), credit card processing fee and payment for any additional items selected as add-ons.
  • The balance due for all daily/weekly reservations will be processed automatically by our system at 9 a.m. Central time on the morning after the scheduled check-in date.
  • CampOUT event add-on items (Saturday meal tickets, entertainment wristbands, etc.) are non-refundable.Unfortunately, we will be charged for these items regardless if you attend or cancel once you select them, so we cannot provide refunds on add-ons.
  • Cancellations made 7 days (or more) prior to the booked arrival date, will be refunded minus $25, non-refundable reservation fee, and campground booking fee. If special event meal add-ons were selected with the reservation, the charge for those items cannot be refunded. 
  • Cancellations within 7 days of the booked arrival date will not be refunded. The balance of the original amount due at check-in will be voided. 
  • Any campsite not occupied by 10 p.m. on the scheduled day of arrival will be considered a no call/no show and will be reopened to our bookable inventory at 10 a.m. the next morning.
  • Reservations not cancelled prior to the arrival date will be charged the full balance due to the card on file automatically by our system at 9 a.m. Central time on the day after scheduled arrival. Refunds will not be granted for reservations that are not cancelled in advance.

General Campground Information
We have a variety of campsite styles and types to choose from when making your reservation. They include: 

  • Group tent sites, 3-4 tents, rustic (G1, G2, G3)
  • Tent sites, rustic or electric only (A6-A9, A12 and A13)
  • Small camper or tent site, with electric and/or water (A1-A5, A10, A11, and C1-C6)
  • Standard drive-through, full hookup sites (B section)
  • Standard back-in, full hookup sites (C7-C11) 
  • Premium full hookup sites (D section)

Real-time pricing is displayed when you check availability online. 

Our goal was to have our new restroom/shower facility, which include all-gender restroom and shower options, open this season. Unfortunately, we are experiencing construction delays that are beyond our control. We are not able to project a completion date at this time. Our existing restrooms and showers in our office building can always be used based on the gender that most closely matches how you identify

Northern Minnesota LGBTQ CampOUT Weekend

September 8-10, 2023

Welcome to the Northern Minnesota LGBTQ CampOUT weekend registration! We've designed two weekends this season dedicated to providing members of the LGBTQ community a safe space to gather and enjoy the great outdoors of Minnesota's Iron Range! To register and reserve your campsite, click on the Check Campsite Availability button on this page and use the Group Code associated with the weekend you'd like to attend.

For those who are able, we invite you to arrive a day early to get extra time to setup or explore the area. Instructions for early arrival or late departures are included in the reservations section below. 

  • West Forty RV Park and Campground is located in Gilbert, MN - about 3 hours by car from the Twin Cities or 4+ hours when towing a camper. Driving directions and check-in details will be emailed to you after you register!
  • The campground does not allow public nudity of any kind. This is strictly a PG-13 event. Please be aware that our monthly/seasonal renters will also be on property during this weekend. We've put site blocks on the rest of the campground until just a few weeks before the CampOUT weekends so we have a majority of the campground dedicated to CampOUT participants.​
  • Participation is open to ALL members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community. Respectful allies are welcome. All ages are welcome (although campsites must be registered to an individual 18 years old or older). Rainbow families are welcome. We encourage use of and respect for every individual's pronouns at all times. 

West Forty RV Park and Campground