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Orchard Springs Resort

On Rollins Lake in the foothills of the Tahoe and Eldorado national forests, Orchard Springs Campground is a stunning home base for an RV vacation. When you park a rental motorhome at Orchard Springs Campground, not only can you wake up beneath the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada each morning, but you can also discover the wealth of natural and historical attractions hidden around Nevada County. This RV park is also conveniently accessible from Interstate 80 and State Highway 49.When you’re camping with an RV at this Grass Valley campground, you can take advantage of campsites with full hookups, fire rings, and a picnic table. In case you forgot to bring firewood or other supplies, the campground is equipped with a general store. There are restrooms throughout the campground and hot showers too.When it comes to other on-site activities, Orchid Springs Campground doesn’t fall short. There are swimming beaches, boat launch sites, and boat rental facilities on the banks of the lake. Guests can also stroll the lakeside trail while kids take part in camp-organized movie nights, Easter egg hunts, or sports competitions.



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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

One of the first places you’ll want to go when you book an RV in Nevada County is Tahoe National Forest; it’s just a stone’s throw away when you’re camping at Orchard Springs Campground. Stretching across the crest of the Sierra Nevada Maintains, this extensive national forest is overflowing with recreational activities. Visitors can enjoy wilderness backpacking, day hiking, water sports, and winter sports. Thanks to the range of elevations within the forest, Tahoe is accessible to outdoor lovers all year round. The alpine meadows and high peaks of the Sierra Crest are ideal for escaping the summertime heat while the lower-lying forests are still accessible during the snowy season.One of the highlights of the national forest is the Granite Chief Wilderness Area which promises the bravest trekkers miles of stunning scenery and solitary trails. The wilderness areas of Tahoe National Forest are also where you can spot the most wildlife and the widest rarity of plant species. Returning to the day-use areas, you can explore the parts of the forest by mountain bike, horseback, or off-road vehicle before driving your campervan rental to the next destination.Driving your rental RV slightly farther east of Tahoe National Forest on Interstate 80, you’ll soon arrive at Donner Memorial State Park. The park marks the site where the ill-fated Donner party was trapped by snow for an entire winter. The story of these 19th-century pioneers isn’t the only reason to visit the park. It’s also speckled with interesting geological formations and brimming with outdoor adventure. With eight miles of hiking trails and the Lakeside Interpretive Trail, you’ll certainly earn yourself a scenic picnic. Inside the visitors center, you can also find exhibitions about the movement of people across the Sierra Nevada as well as information about the native Washoe Tribe. Swimming and paddle sports are on offer at Donner Lake and, because of its cool waters, the park is a natural favorite during the summer months.For one more adventure before you return your RV rental to the city, you can head north to Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park. The park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers a real insight into the days and lifestyle of California’s Gold Rush era. Of course, panning for gold is offered within the park, but that’s not all. You can also explore the lands that were home to the Nisenan Indian Tribe. The park is set up with over 20 miles of hiking trails, some of which are suitable for cycling as well as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the wintertime. You’ll share the woodlands with several bird species, land mammals, and plant types while you navigate the great outdoors.

Explore the Area

You can also spend a day of your vacation in the picture-perfect city of Grass Valley while you’re RV camping at Orchard Springs Campground. Surrounded by pine and cedar forest in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Grass Valley has the appearance of a fairy tale village. In fact, the city was a hub of activity during the 1800's Gold Rush era.You can learn more about the mining heritage of Grass Valley at the Northstar Mining Museum on the outer edges of town. The museum is housed inside the same stone building that served as the powerhouse of Northstar Mine. Inside, you can learn about the gold mining process, mining town heritage, and the impact the industry had on both miners and residents alike. Out in the garden, there is a creek-side park which is ideal for picnics. You’ll notice original mining equipment such as a 30-foot Pelton wheel, a dynamite packaging machine, and stamp mill.The years of Gold Fever are long gone, and nowadays, Grass Valley offers a selection of restaurants, bistros, and diners. You can stop for a coffee in one of the country-style cafes or visit the delis and creameries for local produce. From May to September, the city also hosts a weekly farmers market in Downtown Grass Valley. While in town, you can also shop for souvenirs in quaint boutiques, craft shops, and bookstores. There are plenty of hidden gems to uncover when you rent a camper near Orchard Springs Campground.


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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.