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30 x 10 Driveway in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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"Easy in and out m, and close to major road. Everything was great and owner was super easy to deal with."

Richard K.

Minneapolis, MN

May 21, 2023

10 x 20 Parking Lot in Hugo, Minnesota

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"Very good host, good treatment and available at all times! the place very excellent."

Itzel C.

Hugo, MN

Dec 8, 2022

70 x 12 Unpaved Lot in Aitkin, Minnesota

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"Easygoing, flexible and great to work with. Space was perfect for our needs."

Clara W.

Aitkin, MN

Feb 21, 2023

70 x 12 Unpaved Lot in Aitkin, Minnesota

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"Host was very kind and willing to work with us. Great spot!"

Chesanie B.

Aitkin, MN

Apr 26, 2023

30 x 15 Unpaved Lot in Corcoran, Minnesota

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"Awesome space and Jeff is great. Will be back this fall!"

Steve F.

Corcoran, MN

May 14, 2023

10 x 53 Unpaved Lot in Baldwin, Wisconsin

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"Sam is an awesome host. You will not be disappointed. "

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Jeff B.

Baldwin, WI

May 10, 2023

40 x 9 Driveway in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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"Great communication and service. Edna is great!"

Robert F.

Minneapolis, MN

Jun 14, 2022

30 x 10 Unpaved Lot in Hastings, Minnesota

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"Really convenient and safe storage. Thanks. "

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Won Yong K.

Hastings, MN

Dec 13, 2022

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"Gina and her husband are really kind and friendly. The space is big and clean, during the few months we rented it. I would absolute recommend them anytime! Thank you again for watching over our belongings."

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Ginna T.

Davenport, FL

Jul 31, 2022

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"Samantha is a lovely host. I recommend her highly. The room is very nice, as is her house. Would like to stay in touch with her because she's a great person."

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Samantha P.

Summerville, SC

Oct 7, 2022

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Types of Car Storage

Outdoor car storage in Forest Lake offers convenient and affordable parking solutions for car owners. For those looking for an alternate option to traditional car storage, there are other types of car storage to consider.

  • Indoor storage offers a secure and private space such as a private garage.
  • Outdoor storage involves parking in designated areas such as parking lots.
  • Covered storage is typically a roofed structure such as a carport.
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Choosing a Storage Unit

When choosing an outdoor car storage unit in Forest Lake, Minnesota, it’s important to consider the following factors:

  • Accessibility: Make sure the storage unit is easy to access, and that you can get to your car when you need it.
  • Size: Make sure the storage unit is large enough to fit your car, and has enough room to open the doors and access the trunk.
  • Location: Look for a storage unit that is close to your home or business, and in a safe neighborhood.
  • Security: Look for a storage unit with secure locks or other deterrents like motion-activated cameras.
  • Weather Protection: Look for a storage unit with a roof or cover that will protect your car from the elements.
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Climate Considerations

When looking for outdoor car storage in Forest Lake, Minnesota, it is important to consider the climate and weather at different times of year. For example, summer temperatures tend to be quite warm, with average highs of around 80 degrees Fahrenheit and occasional temperatures of up to 90 degrees. In contrast, winter temperatures can dip as low as -10 degrees Fahrenheit.

Outdoor car storage is typically a cost-effective option compared to indoor storage. It is suitable for vehicles that are resistant to extreme temperatures, such as most modern cars. To protect cars from the elements, consider using a car cover and garage if available. It is important to pay attention to the local weather forecast and be aware of any potential storms. Also, make sure the vehicle is properly serviced and perform regular maintenance to ensure it is in good condition.

About Forest Lake

Forest Lake, Minnesota, is a vibrant and welcoming city located just north of the Twin Cities, offering local residents and visitors a variety of amenities and attractions. The city has a population of 19,000 and diverse neighborhoods including Lakeside, Harbour Pointe, and Sunfish Lake.

Outdoor activities abound in the area, with two of the top attractions being Columbus Park, home to the city’s beach, and Forest Lake Park, which features tennis courts and a playground. Other nearby recreational amenities include the Chisago Lakes Trail and the North Lakes Golf Course.

Forest Lake is also home to several libraries and hospitals, as well as numerous stores and restaurants. The city hosts many family-friendly events throughout the year, such as the popular Fourth of July parade and fireworks show.

Those who live in Forest Lake enjoy the convenience of having easy access to the Twin Cities, as it’s only a 20-minute drive away. With a wide range of attractions and a convenient location, it’s no surprise that Forest Lake is an attractive place to live, work, and play.

FAQs about outdoor car storage in Forest Lake

On average a Neighbor outdoor car storage unit in Forest Lake costs $107 per month.

15x15 spaces are the most frequently booked outdoor car storage type in Forest Lake.

Motorcycles and other small vehicles generally require a 5x10 storage space while most cars and trucks will fit within a 10x20. For larger trailers, RVs, and other vehicles you will likely need to pull out the measuring tape as they can require anywhere from 10x40 to 20x60 spaces. Residential driveways offer a range of sizes and are typically affordable and convenient.

We recommend climate controlled storage for most electronics, collectibles, personal items (books, clothing, and photos), and sensitive materials (glass, leather, and metal).

If you live in a dry climate, climate control isn't as much of a concern, though you should still consider temperature's effect on your items.

If you expect freezing temperatures during the period that you plan to store your vehicle, you should definitely consider winterizing your vehicle before storing to prevent unecessary harm to your vehicle.

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Small, one-car garage
10 by 20 storage unit with Car

Great for compact cars

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Large, one-car garage
20 by 20 storage unit with Car

Fits majority of vehicles

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Two-car garage
20 by 30 storage unit with Car

Commercial-sized vehicles

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Alternative Outdoor Car Storage Options near Forest Lake

While traditional storage options are commonly available in Forest Lake, Minnesota, Neighbor.com usually has the most affordable, safest, and closest outdoor car storage.

Use the facilities below for information:

Forest Lake Mini Storage (0.3 miles)

407 15th St SW

Forest Lake, MN


682 Lake St N

Forest Lake, MN


24060 Greenway Rd

Forest Lake, MN

KRT Affordable Self Storage (North Site) (5.7 miles)

14042 Lake Dr NE

Columbus, MN


8760 239th Ln NE

Stacy, MN

iStorage Self Storage (12.6 miles)

10250 Flanders St NE

Minneapolis, MN

Summit Mini Storage (15.2 miles)

3716 Scheuneman Rd

St Paul, MN

Public Storage (16 miles)

10201 Woodcrest Dr NW

Minneapolis, MN

East River Mini Storage (17.3 miles)

730 86th Ave NW

Minneapolis, MN

Public Storage (19 miles)

55 County Road B W

Little Canada, MN