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Southern Illinois has so many incredible natural places in store for outdoor lovers coming to explore it, and it is easy to reach all of them while camping at Benton KOA. It has everything you need for a great vacation, from Wi-Fi and cable TV to propane services and firewood available on-site. You can stock up at the convenience store or have a meal at the snack bar. When you want to have some fun with your family and friends, spend time at the seasonal swimming pool or the catch-and-release pond. Take your pet to the pet playground or play a game of horseshoes – ether way, you will have a great time. The campground also features a hair salon.Different types of sites are available for your rental RV – you can park it at a full hookup site with 50/30/20 amps with or without a patio or choose one of the partial hookups sites. All sites come with combinations of picnic tables, fire rings, and charcoal grills. Laundry and shower facilities are also available, as well as a pavilion for group gatherings. Other lodging options include deluxe cabins, ADA-accessible cabins, and camping cabins, as well as tent sites with water and electric or no hookups.Search for an RV in Franklin County, and you probably won't spend much time in your campervan rental. Benton KOA is located right next to I-57 and close to the city of Benton and its attractions such as the Historic Jail Museum and Benton City Park. Rend Lake, Lake Moses, and several golf courses are also nearby, making for great outdoor recreation spots. If you want to spend the day sightseeing, Benton KOA is a few hours' drive away from several amazing cites such as Springfield, St. Louis, MO, and Nashville, TN.



Find the perfect RV for your campsite

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

Opting for a motorhome rental near Benton KOA is a great start for your adventure – the campground is surrounded by rolling plains, but also close to the hills on the fringes of the Ozark Plateau. One of the closest natural gems is Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park, which you can get to in a matter of minutes. Sitting on the shores of Rend Lake, it is an oasis for water sports enthusiasts, hikers, and bikers. Anglers will find white and black crappie, largemouth bass, and channel fish. Find a spot for your RV rental and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the lake and the surrounding vegetation. If you just want to sit back and relax, enjoy a picnic with your friends.Adventurers who opt for Benton campers and travel straight south will arrive at a place that looks like it came out of a fairy tale - Ferne Clyffe State Park. A world of unusual rock formations with a carpet of lush ferns and soft moss, it will refresh you and give you energy for exploration. Whether you want to admire a waterfall, feel the thrill of rock climbing, or unwind while fishing on a lake, this wonderful park has you covered. A network of hiking and equestrian trails meander through the park, taking you to great picnic spots and scenic areas.Continue going south, and you will reach Shawnee National Forest, a large chunk of wilderness lying between the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. Go for a scenic drive in your Benton RV rental or disconnect from civilization and disappear among the tall trees – the forest offers something for every type of nature lover. History buffs will find numerous interesting spots along the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, while those who want to witness the wonders of natural architecture can visit the Little Grand Canyon or Pomona Natural Bridge. One of the most incredible areas of the forest is definitely Garden of the Gods Recreation Area, home to the famous Camel Rock and other fascinating rock formations.

Exploring the Area

After you have discovered the natural side of the area, take some time to explore some urban attractions. An interesting museum is waiting for you in Benton, and its name is the Historic Jail Museum. Learn some unique facts about the city and Jackson County as you study the old jail cells, photographs, and artifacts. You can even witness a re-created scene of the last hanging that took place in the first half of the 20th century.If you are on a mission to visit state capitals, don't miss out on going to Springfield and discovering the secrets of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Dedicated to the life of one of the most influential American presidents, but also the events of the Civil War, it will take you on a historical journey through skillfully made life-size dioramas and the president’s personal belongings. The library itself surprises visitors with an impressive collection of books and papers describing the history of the state.While RV camping at Benton KOA, you can go on a day trip to St. Louis and enjoy the beauty of the Missouri Botanical Garden. One of the largest botanical gardens in the country, it is divided into several gardens such as Seiwa-en Japanese Garden or the Climatron, a greenhouse that will take you to the tropical forest. The garden is the venue of many cultural festivals, further adding to its charm.Foodies who opt for a Benton camper rental are in luck – the city is home to excellent restaurants serving everything from fast food to Mexican and barbecue specialties.


Whether you’re on or off the grid, you have options when it comes to powering your RV. Here are the pros and cons for each.
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Find the perfect RV for Benton KOA

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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.