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Gainesville is a lively college town located in Central Florida, about 70 miles southwest of Jacksonville. Gainesville lies in the heart of the Florida wetlands, making it the perfect destination for visitors looking for scenic trails, premier wildlife viewing, and plenty of water recreation. In addition to being a hub for outdoor adventure, Gainesville is also a bustling college town that’s filled with fascinating museums and has a vibrant downtown scene. Renting an RV in Gainesville is the best way for you to enjoy this exciting city and its surrounding natural beauty.

The Great Outdoors

In the midst of Central Florida’s wetlands, Gainesville is the perfect destination for outdoor adventurers looking to explore Florida’s natural beauty. If you’d rather stay close to the city, check out Boulware Springs Park, the Sweetwater Preserve, or Colclough Pond Nature Park. At Boulware Springs Park, visitors can explore a historic 19th-century waterworks building or embark on a hike on the Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail, a 17-mile trail. The Sweetwater Preserve is also on the outskirts of the city, and it has over three miles of trails through forests and floodplains. Since Sweetwater also connects to the Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail, you can easily visit both Boulware Springs and Sweetwater in a single day. If you enjoy fishing, take the Gainesville camper rental to Colclough Pond Nature Park, where you can take a short walk to scenic fishing areas along a local pond.

If you’re up for a bit of a drive in the Gainesville motorhome rental, you can check out two of Florida’s best state parks - San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park and Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. At San Felasco, visitors can explore one of the last mature forests in Florida by hiking or mountain biking along 20 miles of trails. San Felasco has over five different mountain biking trails of varying difficulties, including the challenging Tung Nut Loop Trail, and three different hiking trails. Watersport enthusiasts should head to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park for canoeing, fishing, and boating. The park is also a hiker’s paradise with eight different trails to choose from. Hike the Bolen Bluff Trail for stunning views of the park’s oak forest and low-lying freshwater marsh, or explore the Chacala Trail for premier wildlife viewing. When you book an RV in Gainesville, you’ll easily be able to explore the natural beauty of Central Florida.

RV Parks

As a hub for outdoor adventure, Gainesville has plenty of RV parks and campgrounds surrounding the city. RVers looking for a variety of on-site amenities should check out the Travelers Campground in nearby Alachua. This RV park has plenty of full hookup sites available as well as on-site amenities like a dog park, heated pool, and Wi-Fi. Suwannee River Hideaway Campground offers a full slew of amenities along the scenic Suwannee River, including a variety of hookup options, a pool, and a 1920’s-style general store with all your RV basics. High Springs Campground, near High Springs, is another option near the city, and it offers full-service sites with amenities like a pool, playground, and modern bathhouse.

If you’d like to stay a bit closer to nature in the RV rental near Gainesville, check out Lochloosa Harbor Fish Camp or Kate’s Fish Camp. At Lochloosa Harbor Fish Camp in Hawthorne, you can enjoy easy access to fishing and boating on Lochloosa Lake as well as amenities like full hookups, on-site laundry, and a modern bathhouse. Kate’s Fish Camp also offers easy access to a variety of outdoor activities along Newnans Lake, Prairie Creek, and the Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail, and it has on-site boat rentals. Hookups are limited to water and electric. These lakeside campgrounds are nice for RV adventurers looking for serenity while still staying a reasonable distance away from Gainesville.

Exploring the City

Gainesville is the home of the University of Florida, making it an exciting college town with plenty for visitors to do, including visiting plenty of museums or enjoying a night in Gainesville’s vibrant downtown. Natural history buffs should take the time to visit the Florida Museum of Natural History, which has a massive butterfly exhibit and a walk-in limestone cave. The Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, which features over 9,000 works of African, Asian, modern, and contemporary art, is also well worth the visit. You can also check out the Florida Quilt Museum or the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention, which was founded by the inventor of Gatorade. However, if you want to relax after a long day venturing through forests and wetlands while exploring the area with the Gainesville RV rental, head to Downtown Gainesville for a delicious farm-to-table meal or stroll along the streets to enjoy unique shops and galleries.

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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
  • Gainesville 6th Street Rail Trail, FLGainesville, FL
  • Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail, FLGainesville, FL
  • Sweetwater Preserve Loop Trail, FLGainesville, FL
  • Loblolly Woods Trail, FLGainesville, FL
  • Morningside Nature Center Loop Trail, FLGainesville, FL
  • La Chua Trail, FLGainesville, FL
  • Trails of the Devil's Millhopper, FLDevils Millhopper Geological State Park, FL
  • Bolen Bluff Trail, FLPaynes Prairie Preserve State Park, FL
  • Susan Wright Trail, FLPaynes Prairie Preserve State Park, FL
  • Cone's Dike, FLPaynes Prairie Preserve State Park, FL