West Forty RV Park and Campground

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.

Area Events for 2023

  • May 1 - West Forty RV Park and Campground opens for the season! 
  • May 26-29 - Memorial Day weekend; 3-night stay is required for all reservations. Trail Busters weekend. 
  • June 1-4 - Gilbert CampOUT weekend private event; campground fully booked. Event organizers will issue the designated Group Code when booking for the weekend opens to eligible participants. Email west40rv@gmail.com to be put in contact with event organizers for more information. 
    • Unclaimed camping spots will be available open to the general public starting May 18.
  • June 9-11 - LROC Women's Weekend of Wheeling; campground fully booked. LROC will issue the designated Group Code to their club members when booking for the weekend opens. 
    • Unclaimed camping spots will be available to the general public starting May 10.
    • A second round of unclaimed spots may be available to the public on June 2. 
  • July 1-5 - Independence Day holiday; a 3-night stay is required for all reservations between the dates of July 1-5
  • July 13-16 - Crawl 4 the Cure weekend; a 3-night stay is required for all reservations. 
  • August 18-20 - Trail Jam weekend; campground fully booked. More information about booking is available on the Trail Jam weekend event page.
    • Unclaimed spots open to the general public starting August 7.
  • September 1-4 - Labor Day weekeend; a 3-night stay is required for all reservations. Trail Busters weekend.
  • September 8-10 - Fall CampOUT weekend private event; campground fully booked. Event organizers will issue the designated Group Code when booking for the weekend opens to eligible participants. Email west40rv@gmail.com to be put in contact with event organizers for more information. 
    • Unclaimed camping spots will be available open to the general public starting August 24.
  • September 22-24 - ATV Minnesota Ride & Rally will be at Giants Ridge in Biwabik. Riding clubs can request a Group Code now! Any unclaimed spaces from campsite blocks will be available to the general public starting September 1
  • September 28 - October 1 - Fall Color Run - MN Trail Lizards weekend
  • Octobert 6-8 - Rock Rash weekend.
  • October 19-22 - 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 27-29 - last weekend of the 2023 camping season for West Forty. 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!