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Gainesville, Georgia is both a gateway to the North Georgia Mountains, as well as it is home to some sections of Lake Lanier. While Gainesville is within an hour drive to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the land is moderately flat. You can access Gainesville via I-985 North. It is within an hours drive from downtown Atlanta and less than 40 minutes from Alpharetta.

Gainesville is located in Hall County, which is made up of mostly rural unincorporated towns. While you may not find many attractions outside of Gainesville City Limits, Hall County is home to Lake Sidney Lanier, named after a Confederate veteran. Lake Lanier offers a wide variety of activities, including jet skiing, boating, fishing, and more!

The Great Outdoors

Much of Gainesville lies on the shoreline of Lake Lanier, which is one of the nation’s most popular inland water destinations. Lake Lanier was constructed in 1956 when the Buford Dam was completed and is fed by both the Chattahoochee River and the Chestatee River.

Don Carter State Park is the newest state park in Georgia, and it is the first state park that is located on Lake Lanier. There are many activities to enjoy here, as you have the luxury of being on the shore of the lake! Some accommodations include a boat ramp, sand beach for swimming, hiking trails, and a campground that can accommodate RVs and primitive camping.

Clark’s Bridge Park is a park with a rich history, as the rowing portions of the 1996 Olympics were hosted here. Located on the North end of Lake Lanier, Clarks Bridge Park offers boat ramps, a beach with picnic tables, and grilling areas. The park is often rented out to host concerts and events as well, in addition to the usual seasonal activities. This is the perfect spot to park your Gainesville RV rental while you enjoy the recreational opportunities.

Wilshire Trails is one of the cities most visited parks. With several hiking and walking trails, picnic areas, grills, and on-site restrooms, Wilshire Trails is an excellent destination if you want to stay relatively close to the city. If you're looking for a day out with the family, there are also playgrounds for children, and pavilions available for daily rental!

RV Parks

When you book an RV in Gainesville, GA, you will need somewhere to park it for the night. The Gainesville area caters to out-of-town visitors.

Twin Lakes RV Park is located in Cumming, and is approximately an hour from downtown Gainesville. Twin Lakes is an excellent option if you're looking for camping on the lake, without the hustle of a more populous lake. On the campground, there are two lakes that are approximately 13 acres combined and are fully stocked. It is common to catch trophy-sized bass in then. 130 campsites provide full hookups for your RV. Lakefront sites offer partial RV hookups, a dump station is nearby. Long term and short term rentals are welcome.

Shady Grove RV Park is also in Cumming but is a little bit closer than Twin Lakes RV Park. This campground is a mere 24 minutes from Gainesville. Shady Grove is a county-maintained park and has a few more length-of-stay restrictions. The maximum stay is 14 days at Shady Grove, so if you’re looking for a short-term place, this may be a good option for your luxury Gainesville motorhome rental! Some of Shady Grove’s amenities include a playground, boat ramp, beach with a swimming area, and full RV hookups.

Duckett Mill RV Park is also another option should you wish to stay close to town. 97 campsites provide partial RV hookups. Campground amenities include men and women's shower houses, a playground, laundry facilities, a boat ramp, and picnic areas. Duckett Mill would be a great place to get away for the weekend. Rent a camper in Gainesville and get away!

Exploring the City

There's a multitude of attractions located near Gainesville that provide a variety of fun for people of all ages. The Northeast Georgia History Center is a great attraction to visit if you're looking to get to know the area in which you'll be staying. This history has several rotating exhibits, as well as several permanent ones. Many of these exhibits are to show you what life was like during a specified period, such as the Cherokee Indian Exhibit, which offers a glimpse into the home life of the Cherokees.

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Gainesville is an excellent place to visit to get away and enjoy nature for the day. While the primary location is in Atlanta, the Gainesville location is a great place to enjoy a quiet day on maintained trails, visit exhibits, and even take gardening and art classes! If you decide to give it a try, be sure and check the hours online, as special events affect operating hours.

Quinlan Visual Arts Center is a non-profit arts center that hosts exhibitions, art classes, and even summer camps for children. This is an excellent destination for those that are passionate about the arts or simply looking for something fun an interesting to do indoors, or on a rainy day.

If it's a taste of the warm Georgia sunshine you are seeking, consider a camper rental in Gainesville. Enjoy the multitude of Southern food and local cuisine, watch a sunset, and take in the amazing landscape. Rent an RV in Gainesville, GA, and explore the Peach State!

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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


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  • Chicopee Woods Trail, GAGainesville, GA
  • Chicopee Woods Park Area Trails, GAGainesville, GA
  • Chicopee Woods Mountain Bike Trail, GAGainesville, GA
  • West Lake Trail, GAGainesville, GA
  • Gainesville College Bike Trail, GAGainesville, GA
  • War Hill Campground Trail, GADawsonville, GA
  • Charleston Park Trail, GACumming, GA
  • Shady Grove Campground Loop Trail, GACumming, GA
  • Mossy Creek: New Bridge Road to Mud Creek , GALula, GA
  • Laurel Ridge Trail, GABuford, GA