May 27-30 - Memorial Day weekend! (Gilbert)

It's the official start of summer and one of our busiest weekends all season. Just stop by the office before you hit the trails! This is one of our 3-day minimum stay weekends and the weekend is always sold out. Book before May 1st (or earlier) to secure your spot!


June 10-12 - Ladies Rock Off-Road Club Weekend (Gilbert)

One of our favorite weekends of summer. We are so gratefull to be the host campground for the Ladies Rock Off-Road Club (LROC) weekend that empowers women to join and experience the sport of off-roading. Men are allowed, but women do all the driving! Woot! The entire campground is sold out to the women of LROC. Registration for the event is required through LROC


June 18 - Fun In The Summer Sun (Iron Range Offroad)
Are you interested in learning how to off-road with your own vehicle safely, but don't know where to start? Try taking a class with Iron Range Offroad! Their classes are designed for stock vehicles that have a 2 speed transfer case (must have low range, not just AWD), and no snowplow mounts. They have had a number of brand new Jeeps on the trail over the years. Learn more and sign up for a class with them on their website: Iron Range OffroadAll participants registered for a class through Iron Range Offroad will receive a 10% discount when you show an email or paper copy of your registration materials at the time of check-in. 


June 18-19 - Land of the Loon Festival (Virginia) / Grandma's Marathon (Duluth)

Land of the Loon Ethnic Arts and Crafts Festival celebrates the culture and customs of the diverse people who settled in Northeastern Minnesota. The colorful traditions and flavors of the early immigrants and settlers are re-created by a melting pot of artisans, crafters, musicians, entertainers, and welcoming volunteers. The two-day festival kicks off the third full weekend in June on Saturday morning with an eighty-unit parade down Chestnut Street and Fifth Avenue in the historic heart of Virginia. Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-5pm. Visit their website for more information http://www.landoftheloonfestival.com/


Grandma's Marathon - started by a local group of runners in 1977, Grandma’s Marathon has grown from just 150 participants its first year to now one of the largest and best-known marathons in the United States. Widely regarded as a world class event with small town charm, our race now welcomes more than 20,000 participants each June. For more information, visit their website https://grandmasmarathon.com/



July 1-4 - Independence Day weekend (Gilbert / Iron Range)

If you've ever been to the Iron Range for a 3rd or 4th of July celebration, you know it's one of the best celebrations in Minnesota! With multiple parades, street dances, fireworks displays and much more, there is plenty for the entire family to see and do. This is a 3-day minimum stay weekend and we are always sold out well in advance of the holiday. Book before June 1st (or earlier) to secure your spot!


July 14-16 - Crawl 4 the Cure (Gilbert)

We've grown up with this event - it began the first year we opened our campground! It's always a fun time and brings a great community of people together to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Crawl 4 the Cure is the 2nd largest event in Gilbert all year and we love being part of raising money for a wonderful charity. This is a 3-day minimum stay weekend and we are always sold out. Book before July 1st (or earlier) to secure your spot! 10% of all camping revenue and store sales during this weekend will be donated to Crawl 4 the Cure!


August 20 - Rust Buster (Iron Range Offroad)
Are you interested in learning how to off-road with your own vehicle safely, but don't know where to start? Try taking a class with Iron Range Offroad! Their classes are designed for stock vehicles that have a 2 speed transfer case (must have low range, not just AWD), and no snowplow mounts. They have had a number of brand new Jeeps on the trail over the years. Learn more and sign up for a class with them on their website: Iron Range Offroad.


August 18-21 - Iron Rock Off Road weekend (West Forty RV Park / Gilbert)

We are thrilled to be the host campground for the 2022 Iron Rock Off Road customer appreciation weekend and fundraiser for the Minnesota 4-wheel Drive Association! We love this group and everything they do to advance the sport of off-roading. The entire campground is sold out for this event. Online registration is now open! 10% of all camping revenue and store sales during this weekend will be donated to the Minnesota 4-wheel Drive Association!


September 2-5 - Labor Day Weekend (Gilbert)

It's one of the last big weekends of summer! While we'll still have plenty of fall color riding to look forward to, Labor Day weekend is a great time to get away one last time before the kids head back to school. This is a 3-day minimum stay weekend and we are always sold out. Book before August 1st (or earlier) to secure your spot!


September 17-18 North Star Jeep Club (Gilbert)

The North Star Jeep Club (NSJC) is a group of dedicated family friendly off-road enthusiasts with dependable street licensed vehicles. The NSJC is a member and proud supporter of the Minnesota 4 Wheel Drive Association (MN4WDA). Book early and secure your camping spot!


September 30​-October 2 - Rock Rash (Gilbert)

West Forty RV Park is proud to be part of an annual Rock Rash weekend! We love these guys and look forward to this great group every year. Book early and secure your spot!


October 1 - Fall Colors Run (Iron Range Offroad)
Are you interested in learning how to off-road with your own vehicle safely, but don't know where to start? Try taking a class with Iron Range Offroad! Their classes are designed for stock vehicles that have a 2 speed transfer case (must have low range, not just AWD), and no snowplow mounts. They have had a number of brand new Jeeps on the trail over the years. Learn more and sign up for a class with them on their website: Iron Range Offroad. All participants registered for a class through Iron Range Offroad will receive a 10% discount when you show an email or paper copy of your registration materials at the time of check-in. 


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 A1-A3 and B1-B9 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 20-23 - 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 28-30 - West Forty RV Park 2022 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! 


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 2022

West Forty RV Park and Campground