​June 18 - 20 - Grandma's Marathon weekend (Duluth)

Even though this year's event is still under COVID-19 hybrid planning restrictions, it draws thousands of people to the northland each year. Getting a place to stay on this weekend is nearly impossible and several people opt for campground stays as far north as Gilbert. The 31st Annual Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon starts at 6 a.m. followed by the 45th Annual Grandma’s Marathon start at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday. Runners begin crossing the finish line in Canal Park as early as 8 a.m.


June 24 - 27 Lake Country ATV Riders (West Forty RV Park)

We're always friendly to groups coming to Gilbert who want to ride at the nearby OHV Park. West Forty RV Park is happy to serve as host for groups who want a place to call home base while they're in town. We book out early when groups are on site so make sure to book early and secure your spot!


July 2 -5 - Independence Day weekend 

Traditionally the weekend that everyone comes home to the Iron Range, this busy weekend is filled with events for the whole family nearly every in the area. This is also one of the weekends we require a minimum 3-night stay for all campsites. Here are some of our favorite picks:

  • Gilbert 2nd of July street dance hosted by Devo's Sand Bar, The Dugout and Downtown Bar.
  • Gilbert 3rd of July evening parade and fireworks - details listed as they become available.
  • Eveleth 4th of July morning parade - details listed as they become available.
  • Biwabik 4th of July evening parage - details listed as they become available.


Join us on Saturday and Sunday at campsite B-1 between 7:30 and 10 a.m. for complementary coffee and breakfast treats while they last! Book your reservations online today and secure your spot!


July 15-18 - Crawl 4 The Cure (Gilbert)

One of the largest events held in Gilbert annually and always a great time, check out the event details at www.crawl4cure.org for more information. This year's Crawl 4 the Cure is virtual due to COVID-19 this year so your donations are even more important. You can make a donation to the event with every reservation placed with us through July 16. Even though the event is virtual this year, we always completely sell out the campground sometime in June, so book early and secure your spot!


Join us on Friday and Saturday at campsite B-1 between 7:30 and 10 a.m. for complementary coffee and breakfast treats while they last!


July 31 - Great River Energy Mesabi Trail Tour Series 2021 (Chisholm)

Enjoy this unique riding experience on the Mesabi Trail, one of Minnesota's premiere paved bicycle trails. Tour #1 of the three tour series will travel between the MN Discovery Center in Chisholm to Calumet and back. Entry includes a t-shirt, rest stops with food & entertainment, picnic lunch & music at the finish. COVID precautions will be taken. Visit website for more information.


August 19 - 22 - Iron Rock Off Road Customer Appreciation (Gilbert)

Wheeling! Fun! Food! Camaraderie! Huge fund raiser for the MN 4 Wheel Drive Association! The entire campground has been reserved for those participating in the weekend events. To reserve a spot with this group, please complete our online event formJoin us Saturday morning at campsite B-1 between 7:30 and 10 a.m. for complementary coffee and breakfast treats while they last!


August 20 - 22 - Scuba Palooza 11 (Gilbert)

Re-scheduled from 2020 due to COVID-19, this event brings hundreds of divers to Gilbert's Lake Ore-Be-Gone and the Sherwood Forest campground. West Forty RV Park is happy to serve as the back-up campground and hosts to the event participants during this very busy weekend. 


August 21 - Olcott Park Brewfest 2021 (Virginia)

Brewfest returns to beautiful Olcott Park in Virginia, MN from 4 - 8 p.m. Make plans to enjoy your favorite and new brews, with music, food and a fantastic venue. Follow their Facebook page for updates.


September 3 - 6 - Labor Day weekend

Traditionally the last weekend of summer and another one of our busy weekends. We require a 3-night minimum stay for all campsites and encourage people to book by early August to secure their campsite. It's very common that we are completely sold out on this weekend, but we are working on the addition of seven new sites that should also be available in time for this weekend (opening for reservations sometime in August). 


September 18 - Great River Energy Mesabi Trail Tour Series 2021 (Virginia)

Enjoy this unique riding experience on the Mesabi Trail, one of Minnesota's premiere paved bicycle trails. Tour #3 of the three tour series will travel between Olcott Park in Virginia to Hibbing and back during the fall colors. Entry includes a t-shirt, rest stops with food & entertainment, picnic lunch & music at the finish. COVID precautions will be taken. Visit website for more information.


October 1 - 3 - Rock Rash (Gilbert)

West Forty RV Park is proud to serve as the event headquarters for the Rock Heads annual Rock Rash! We love these guys and look forward to this great group every year. Last year we were nearly sold out for this weekend shortly after Labor Day weekend, so book early and secure your spot!


Mid-October - West Forty RV Park water shut off

We remain open for campers through October 31 and are regularly the last campground in the area to close, but when the weather hits temperatures below 32 degrees consistently or we have a hard/killing frost, we need to turn off water to all campsites. Seasonal campers staying on sites B-1 through B-9 have access to a water hose from the main office building to fill fresh water tanks. All other campers are welcome to fill up their tanks at check-in. Sewer and electric service is unaffected. 


October 21 - 24 - M.E.A. (Minnesota Education Association) weekend

For Minnesotans with kids, this is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year and can be a great time to get out and do some fall riding in Gilbert's OVH park. We will be open with electric and sewer service on all of our drive through sites and have a water filling station at our office to fill fresh water tanks at the time of check-in. 


October 29-31 - West Forty RV Park 2021 final weekend of the season

Weather in Minnesota is very unpredictable, but we plan to be open right up until October 31 (with limited water service) for those who want to get in some late season riding. At the end of this weekend, we change over to our winter RV/camper storage season and close the gates until next year! 



Area Events for 2021

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There is always something to do during the camping season in Gilbert or in the other nearby Quad Cities of Eveleth, Mountain Iron or Virginia. As we hear of new popular events, we add them to our online calendar below. If you have an event that you would like posted, please use our Contact Us form to send us more information and include it in our list.