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Decatur / Wheeler Lake KOA

When you book an RV in Madison County, you’ll need a place to stay, and you will really enjoy the Decatur/Wheeler Lake KOA campgrounds. This KOA sits on Wheeler Lake and has its own boat ramp and swimming beach. Other recreational opportunities include fishing, picnicking, sports and recreation fields, bird watching, a playground, and planned activities. Canoes, kayaks, and bicycles are available for rent and gear for games is available to borrow. Campground amenities include restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, Wi-Fi, and propane and firewood for sale.RV sites can accommodate rigs up to 75 feet in length and have picnic tables and fire rings. Back-in or pull-through access is offered, and sites are available with full hookups or water and electric hookups, 30 or 50 amp service, gravel or concrete site pads, and/or patios.



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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

You’ll enjoy the great outdoors in a very special way at the resort-style Joe Wheeler State Park when you're camping at Decatur/Wheeler Lake KOA. The park covers 2,550 acres and sits on the shores of Wheeler Lake. It features an 18-hole championship golf course with clubhouse, a swimming beach, a full-service marina, a disc golf course, fishing, trails, picnicking, and much more. There is easy access to the Tennessee River, and boat tours and boat rentals are available too. There is also a lovely restaurant with scenic views in the park lodge. Special events, live entertainment, and other activities for all ages are held throughout the year.The Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in Morgan County is part of the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Complex along with the Sauta Cave, Watercress Darter, Fern Cave, Key Cave, Cahaba River, and Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuges. You can visit Wheeler or any of the others with your Hillsboro camper rental. The state’s largest concentration of wintering waterfowl make their temporary homes here; they include the blue-winged teal and plenty of other geese, ducks, and cranes. Birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, fish, freshwater mussels, and freshwater snails also live at the refuge. Recreational activities include boating, hiking, biking, horseback riding, hunting and fishing, and nature viewing and photography. Environmental education and interpretive programming are held throughout the year.You’ll appreciate the greatness of the great outdoors when you take your RV rental to Bankhead National Forest. There are six wilderness areas in the forest, including Sipsey Wilderness, which is the largest national forest wilderness area east of the Mississippi River. Forest recreational activities include swimming, fishing and hunting, horseback riding, hiking and biking, and many other opportunities. Visitor centers and ranger district offices provide information and other services for visitors and concessions may be available. Guides, maps, and other information that you may want as you plan your visit are all easily downloadable in advance, and there is a mobile app.

Exploring the Area

When you’re wanting a change of pace and looking for big-city attractions and amenities while you are Decatur/Wheeler Lake KOA camping, you’ll want to head over to Decatur. This diverse, sophisticated city has plenty to show to visitors of all ages and stages without sacrificing Southern hospitality and charm. Don’t miss the Cook Museum of Natural Science, the Carnegie Visual Art Center, or the Cotaco Opera House. You’ll also be able to find many other museums, galleries, shows, shopping, sports, parks, and other attractions. Adults will enjoy the vibrant nightlife, and everyone will enjoy a chance to shop and snack throughout downtown. Visit the Decatur Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau and North Alabama Tourism for current travel guides and information on attractions, events, and promotions.You will also want to spend some time in Huntsville when you camp in an RV near Hillsboro. Huntsville is most well known as the hometown of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, where you can see the Saturn V rocket and a wide variety of space travel exhibits, displays, and artifacts. You will also enjoy the Huntsville Botanical Garden or Burritt on the Mountain with farm animals and restored buildings. There are many other museums, art galleries, performance venues, shops, restaurants, zoos, parks, historic sites, and other attractions. Huntsville also hosts festivals, concerts, fairs, and special events throughout the year so there will always be plenty to do and see while you are here. Make sure to check out the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau and North Alabama Tourism for updated information on area events, attractions, happenings, and travel guides.When you are camping with an RV near here, you’ll be able to enjoy a wide variety of local restaurants including authentic Southern barbecue, comfort food, home cooking, and familiar fast-casual chains. You will also probably need to refill your rig, and you can find both gasoline and diesel fuel easily at any of the area’s service stations, convenience stores, or truck stops.


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Find the perfect RV for Decatur / Wheeler Lake KOA

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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.