Top States for RV Friendly Casinos – Part 6

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July 19, 2008

Every few weeks I’ve been featuring a state that I consider to be one of the top states or RV-Friendly casinos.  This week we’re still in the Midwest and looking at a state that may be best known for its many lakes, most of which freeze over solid in the winter – was that a clue, or a dead give away?  The state I’m talking about is…


Researching for this article, I was somewhat surprised to find that Minnesota casinos are the most RV friendly in the nation.  There are 19 casinos that I can find in Minnesota, I have 9 of them listed on my website as RV Friendly.  However, looking everywhere in print and online I could only locate ONE out of 19 casinos that doesn’t have either an RV park, or free overnight RV parking.  That lone casino is Canterbury Park, known more as a horseracing track than as a casino.   So with a 95% RV friendly rating I declare Minnesota to be #1 until proven otherwise!

RV Friendly casinos cover MN from Seven Clans Casino, Warroad, near the Canadian border, all the way down to Jackpot Junction Casino in Morton.  You’ll find a wide range of accommodations from simple overnight parking to full-hookup RV resorts.  You’ll also find some surprises along the way.  Three casinos I’m aware of provide free electric only hookups on a first-come basis, and several casinos with RV parks also allow overnight dry parking.  The photo at top is one such casino; Treasure Island, thanks to Karen B. who contributed the photo to my website.

Free Electric Only

  • Palace Casino, Cass Lake
  • White Oak Casino, Deer River
  • Northern Lights Casino, Walker

Full Hookup RV Parks

  • Prairie’s Edge Casino, Granite Falls
  • Grand Casino, Hinkley
  • Jackpot Junction, Morton
  • Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake
  • Treasure Island Resort, Red Wing

Chris and I lived in Minnesota from 1985 to 1990, but haven’t been back since.  This fall we hope to visit Southern Minnesota, and stop at a few casinos for a first-hand look.

What Minnesota casinos have you visited by RV?   Do any offer unique features, or have interesting attractions in the area?  Which are your favorites?   I’ve started this thread on the Open Roads Forum for discussion.

Happy travels, and good luck in the casinos,


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  1. Hi Sandy,

    Thanks for the info about Sam’s and Terribles. We’ve been to Sam’s Town LV, but never to Terribles in Osceola Iowa. Maybe on our trip through the Midwest this fall we’ll stop in. By the way, I understand they don’t take reservations, and they fill up sometimes on weekends.

  2. Sandy Perry

    Just started looking at this site for the first time and saw your post about casino camping. We have stayed at Sams Town in Las Vegas which was a great place to stay at a very reasonable price. One out-of-the-way casino campground we have found and stay in every year is in Osceola, Iowa. It is called Terrible’s Lakeside Casino. When we first started staying there, it cost $10/night for FULL hookups. It is not a “beautiful” campground or resort type, but there are plenty of sites and they are all full hookup. In the last 2 years however, they are charging $20/night and give you $10 back in free play. You can only pay in cash or check, no credit cards. The casino also has a wonderful buffet and on Fri. and Sat. night it is a seafood buffet with crab legs and they are delicious! It is also very reasonably priced. Osceola is located right off I-35 just north of the Iowa/Missouri border. If you’re in that area, give it a try!