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Highlander RV Campground

When you are making plans for RV rentals in Hinsdale County, you’ll need a place to park, stay, and play, and you may want to check out the Highlander RV Campground in Lake City. This property was built on turn-of-the-century mining claims and is shaded by spruce and aspen trees.Campground amenities include fire rings, restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, WiFi, and a camp store with RV supplies, gifts and souvenirs, snacks, firewood, ice, propane, and free coffee. Recycling and a dump station are also available. There is a pavilion with a deck, a television, a microwave, and a propane grill. Four-door, automatic transmission, late-model Jeeps are available for rent for local exploration.The campsites at Highlander RV Campground are level and have full hookups with 20/30/50 amp service. Pets are welcome. At this southwestern Colorado campground, you can disconnect for a while, as there is no cable reception, and cellular data connections are limited.



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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.

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

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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

The Curecanti National Recreation Area is an excellent way to experience the great outdoors while you're RV camping at the Highlander RV Campground. The area is made up of three reservoirs along the Gunnison River, and it offers salmon and trout fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, bird watching, and more. Park rangers offer guided boat tours highlighting the geology, wildlife, history, and culture of the region. Several scenic driving routes are also available. The Elk Creek Visitor Center offers park information, boat permits, interpretive displays, maps, and a store with park merchandise and educational materials. There is a restaurant and pub at the Elk Creek Marina.You can also visit the Rio Grande National Forest with your Lake City camper rental. This forest covers 1.83 million acres and is home to the start of the Rio Grande River in the San Juan Mountains. Special places in this forest include the La Garita Wilderness Area, the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area, the South San Juan Wilderness Area, and the North Clear Creek Falls Observation Site. Recreation here includes hiking, biking, climbing, water activities, winter sports, nature viewing, and rock and mineral collecting. Interpretive sites and ranger programs are available.The San Juan National Forest is also accessible when you are camping at the Highlander RV Campground too. The terrain in this forest includes alpine peaks and high desert mesas. The forest features numerous wilderness areas, scenic byways, and historical sites, as well as the Alpine Loop Backcountry Byway. There are interpretive areas at the Chimney Rock National Monument and the Wolf Creek Interpretive Site. Recreational opportunities here include winter sports, water sports, hiking, biking, hunting and fishing, climbing, and nature viewing and photography.

Exploring the Area

The Alferd Packer Massacre Site commemorates the most morbid but best-known local lore. Visit when you are RV camping at the Highlander RV Campground to learn more. Packer was hired to lead a group of prospectors in the winter of 1874. They got lost, and Packer, the sole survivor, was accused of cannibalism and convicted of murder. The site was established in 1928 by the Ladies Union Aid Society and looks much the same today as it did then. There is an interpretive sign, a mass grave, a protective railing, and a plaque. Visitors have been known to leave offerings at the site. See the Lake City/Hinsdale County Visitor Center to learn more about this and other local attractions.If you are looking for a trip to the big city with your campervan rental near here, you can head over to Colorado Springs, once known as “Little London.” This destination offers incredible scenery, outdoor recreation, and historical and cultural attractions. It is home to Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods.Museum aficionados will appreciate the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum, the Money Museum, the Ghost Town Museum, and the National Museum of WWII Aviation. Everyone will enjoy the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Other sites of interest include the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center and the U.S. Air Force Academy. There is also a booming craft brew scene and plenty of live music. Make sure to check out the Colorado Springs Visitor Information Center and Colorado Tourism for up-to-date information on area attractions, events, happenings, and visitor guides.The camp store at Highlander RV Campground offers snacks, refreshments, and free coffee all day long. If you choose to go in search of other dining delights, you’ll have your choice of locally owned and operated establishments such as barbecue, comfort foods, and hearty breakfast-style fare. You’ll probably also need to refill your rig while you are here, and there are plenty of convenience stores, truck stops, and service stations with both gasoline and diesel fuel.


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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.