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Camping with Kids Hibbing MN

When’s the last time you took little ones camping? I mean little-little ones. My sons, Callum and Quinn are one and two years old respectively. Do you know how demanding the young toddler set can be? Well, we bought a hybrid travel trailer and we found out!

Mesaba Co-op Park
(218) 262-1350
3827 Mesaba Park Rd
Hibbing, MN
 
Swan Lake Campground
(218) 885-3385
Hc 1 Box 133
Pengilly, MN
 
C C Campground 717
(218) 254-5301
7595 Mccarthy Beach Rd
Side Lake, MN
 
Fletcher Creek Campground
(320) 632-9636
Highway 371
Little Falls, MN
 
Pine Acres Resort & Campground
(218) 757-3144
4498 Pine Acres Rd
Orr, MN
 
Jko Campground
(218) 254-7414
Highway 73 Sw & 6th Ave Sw
Chisholm, MN
 
Pine Beach Resort & Campground
(218) 254-3144
7504 Mccarthy Beach Rd
Side Lake, MN
 
Iron Trail RV Park & Campground
(800) 711-7789
Chisholm, MN
Campground Availability
1-May thru 1-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Wood, Laundry

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Plote Acres Campground
(651) 345-3056
Rr 1 Box 174
Lake City, MN
 
Bulrush Bay Resort Inc
(507) 334-5715
15005 Lake Mazaska Trl
Faribault, MN
 
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January 31, 2010 by Brea · 4 Comments  

little campers

My little campers about to say goodnight.

When’s the last time you took little ones camping? I mean little-little ones. My sons, Callum and Quinn are one and two years old respectively. Do you know how demanding the young toddler set can be? Well, we bought a hybrid travel trailer and we found out!

Our first question when packing up for our very first foray in the RVing world was “what on earth will we take to keep them happy”? If you have (or have ever had) little kids, you’re well aware of the Toys-R-Us-Tornado-Effect they have on your home. And the smaller the kids, the bigger their primary colored plastic toys can be. So which of all these “absolutely essential” things make the cut? Our answer was…whatever we can fit into one plastic storage bin. Books, cars, some shape sorters for the baby, stuffed animals, a couple music CDs and movies. Of course this doesn’t take into account the big old double stroller and pack-n-play…but hey, it was a start.

So we packed as best we could, knowing that it would take dozens of trips to actually have our own “system” down. Our stuff was easy. The kitchen supplies, no problem. Bathroom and bedding essentials? Got ‘em. But, which lovey from their cribs will they NEED? How many outfits per kid? 

Were we over thinking things? Totally. We packed what we thought would be needed and set out…we’d done our best.

What a wake-up call. My boys were more interested in the rocks at our campsite than the cars and trucks we packed. They were mesmerized by the bouncing flames in the fire pit and had no need for the stuffed animals. Most of the movies went unwatched, replaced by lots of walks around the campground and time at the playground. I quickly realized I’d packed all those things for me…to ease my worries. Lesson learned…kids don’t need “stuff” to have fun camping. They need parents with a little sense of adventure. 

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