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Winchester Lake Campground

Winchester Lake Campground is within the Winchester State Park in western Idaho. The waterfront Idaho campground is open year-round and come winter, the campsites remain open with some facilities unavailable until spring. Camping in an RV at Winchester Lake Campground in the winter months will also open you up to snowshoeing and cross-country skiing and to ice fishing, provided the ice is thick enough. The RV campground is pet-friendly to pets on a leash, and it has yurts for rent in case you want to try something really unique.In the summer, Winchester Lake Campground has lots for you to see and do. Many of the campsites are serviced (water and electricity hookups; there is a sewer dump station in the nearest town), but some don't have hookups, and a few are ADA accessible. There are a dock and a ramp where you can launch your canoe, kayak, or boat (only electric motors are allowed) and trails where you can hike or mountain bike. You can fish for rainbow trout, perch, and bluegill as well as other fish species, try to spot bald eagles and white-tailed deer, or just breath in and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Take your rental RV for a spin on the local highways while you have a chance; you won't regret it, but you will remember it for a long time.


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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

Search for an RV in Lewis County, and you're all set to experience why RV vacations are so unique and so popular. Start by pointing your RV rental towards Saint Joe National Forest, near the town of St. Maries. Saint Joe is a combination of partially developed and completely primitive recreational areas; there are established trails that can be used by hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers, and nature lovers in general. There is also, however, acres upon acres of area that are traversed by streams and rivers but lacking any kind of road. Visit this park, and you can challenge yourself as much or as little as you desire.Wallowa-Whitman National Forest is just a hop and a skip across the Oregon-Idaho border from Winchester Lake, and it includes a wide variety of landscapes. The elevation ranges from just a few hundred feet above sea level in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area to almost 10,000 feet at the peaks of the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area. In addition to the usual available activities, you can downhill ski the slopes of Anthony Lakes or tube or whitewater raft through Hells Canyon. You can also hike the park and observe the numerous wildlife species that call it home, but the park is occasionally subject to prescribed (human-made) fires in the spring in order to maintain the forest, so you should check with park staff before heading out.Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests is partially developed and partially primitive/undisturbed, making it a great destination for getting the most out of your visit. Here you will see dry, rugged canyons, cedar forests located in a drainage area, and rolling uplands, all providing habitat for a variety of wildlife. The forest is managed for recreation, timber resource, and farming, so don't be surprised if some of the “wildlife” you spot is of the domesticated variety. It has three rivers that provide excitement for kayakers and rafters, and an electric tour site initiative that places kiosks along some of the auto tour routes. These kiosks provide information about the history of the area and the routes which are also historically important

Exploring The Area

Now that you've experienced nature and history, it's time to enjoy some of the area's culture, and a good place to begin is in the town of Cottonwood. The community has some historical importance, notably a ski area that has the ruins of some WWII lookout towers; you can ski here in the winter or hike the peak in the summer. There is a monastery that houses a museum, gift shop, and a welcome center; it has kiosks that reveal the history of the monastery, the area, and the native people who lived here before the Europeans arrived. Tours of the chapel can be arranged if you desire, or you can wander the grounds and enjoy the scenery. There are a handful of restaurants in the area you can enjoy, mostly serving American style food (a few of them are pub restaurants).Culdesac is another small town with a historical museum showcasing the town's history (it was named as a result of its placement at the end of a railroad line); it was originally referred to as a “Shebang,” a place where outlaws gathered. Each year in June, the town hosts Shebang Days in celebration. It has a small but satisfactory restaurant scene consisting of locally owned establishments; items are cooked to order and usually come in large portions for a reasonable price. You won't find anything fancy, but the food and service are good.Winter or summer, outdoors or in town, there is something here for everyone to enjoy, and camping at Winchester Lake Campground is a great way to place yourself in the middle of it all.


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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.