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Townsend, Delaware is a town in New Castle County, Delaware. It is actually at the center of population, which is a geographical statistic meaning that the town is the point closest to everyone living in Delaware. The town and the county are located in southern Delaware. It was first incorporated in 1885 as an agricultural town. Due to its prime location along the Delaware Railroad, the primary business was shipping agricultural products to other parts of the state and country. The town remains primarily an agricultural town. These types of towns are sometimes called “railroad towns” or “railroad villages."

The Townsend Historical District is the oldest remaining part of the city. The entire district is on the National Register of Historic Places. Some of the buildings date all the way back to the 1850s.

Townsend dates back to the 1880s, but people had been living there for decades before they incorporated. The area has a rich tradition of shipping agricultural products all over the region. One of those products was definitely liquor. A tour of a distillery could be an interesting way to sample some history of Townsend. This would also be an amazing place to park your travel trailer rental from Townsend.

The weather in Townsend is typical of Delaware and other parts of the Upper South. The summers are hot and humid; the winters are cool to cold. The land is flat and low-lying. The low-lying areas plus several adjacent rivers and tributaries mean that Townsend can be somewhat marshy.

The Great Outdoors

Book an RV in Townsend, DE to explore the marshy outdoors. Visit during the summer to experience the humid Southern heat. Visit during the winter to experience the windy Northern cold. Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is a place to check out during your outdoor adventure. The refuge is considered a quality spot for birdwatching, and is largely uncultivated because it is a refuge and not a zoo. That means the marshlands have many coastal birds, but there are also many mosquitoes. If you visit in the summer, double check to see if you have that mosquito spray packed.

3 Palms Zoo in Clayton offers further adventure in the marshlands of New Castle County. There are also opportunities to learn about the history and the wildlife of the area. Load up the family and head here in your Townsend camper rental and go have some fun exploring the zoo!

Charles E Price Memorial Park is a little further north in Middletown. The park is flat with several paved trails for walking, hiking, running, and cycling. If you have Fido with you, head a little bit up the road to the Levels Road Dog Park. The park is obviously dog-friendly; it also has running or walking trails. There is also a playground and a pond for fishing.

Green spaces and water are abundant around Townsend. In New Castle County, you’re never far from a body of water with fishing, relaxing, and picnicking opportunities. Bring your Townsend camper rental here and head outdoors for some fun!

RV Parks

Obviously, vacationers need somewhere to park their luxury motorhome rental from Townsend. There are several opportunities in New Castle County and adjacent places.

Lums Pond State Park in Bear offers electric, water, and sewer hookups for your RV. They also offer waterfront access at many of their sites. Several sites can even accommodate a big rig.

Woodlands Camping Resort is actually located in Maryland but Elkton, MD is less than 30 minutes away from Townsend. Woodlands offers electric, water, and sewer hookups for your RV. It also provides a swimming pool and is pet-friendly. Some of their parking sites are pull-through sites for those who would rather not back in their RV.

Elk Neck State Park in North East, MD has big rig access as well as pull-through sites. They allow pets, and you can pitch a tent if you prefer to camp that way.

Townsend, DE is close to several RV parks; however, if you only need to stay one night, it might be possible to park overnight in a Walmart parking lot. There are at least three Walmart stores within a short drive of Townsend. Be sure to ask the store manager before parking overnight.

Exploring the City

Dover specifically and Delaware generally have a long history of supporting the United States Air Force. Located less than an hour away from Townsend, The Dover Air Force Base operates the Air Mobility Command Museum. Visitors are able to learn about the history of military aviation. There are exhibits as well as a collection of military planes on display.

C&D Canal Museum in Chesapeake City, MD explores the history of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. The canal connects the Delaware River to the Chesapeake Bay. It was first surveyed in the 1760s and construction began early in the 1800s. It has been historically a very vital artery for business in the region. It’s also a very rich piece of history.

There are many more museums and parks around Townsend, DE. It is a very historically rich part of the United States. It’s also rich with good food. Visitors can eat fresh seafood and produce directly from a nearby farm. The city and the surrounding areas also offer sushi, Mexican food, and other restaurants serving a wide range of cuisines.

Townsend, DE is a town that connects Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Rent an RV in Townsend and you’ll have access to several different states and many attractions. Watch a sunset, explore a different state each evening, and take in the awesome landscape.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds


  • Hiking TrailLocation
  • Tybout Tract Trail, DETownsend, DE
  • Ben Cardin Recreational Trail, MDElkton, MD
  • Swamp Forest Trail, DELums Pond State Park, DE
  • Pasture Point Trail to Bear Swap Pool, DESmyrna, DE
  • Parsons Point Trail, DETownsend, DE
  • Bear Swamp Pool Tower Loop Trail, DEDover, DE
  • Michael Castle Trail, DESaint Georges, DE
  • Shearness Pool Loop, DESmyrna, DE
  • Glasgow Park Loop Trail, DENewark, DE
  • Raymond Observation Tower Trail, DEDover, DE