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Elgin is a town in the northern part of Illinois, close to the border with Wisconsin and Lake Michigan. It is located approximately one hour's drive from Chicago which is the biggest city nearby, an hour and a half from Milwaukee. Elgin lies along the Fox River and has a long local history of education and invention. Book an RV in Elgin, and you can visit some of the rural areas of Illinois and have a wonderful time exploring the history of the town.

Elgin was settled in the 1830s after The Indian Removal Act and the Black Hawk Indian War took place. Later in 1835, brothers James and Hezekiah Gifford heard tales of fertile soil and decided to establish the town here, naming it Elgin. First, this town became famous for its dairy products, and later, Elgin Watch Company opened and started selling watches throughout the United States. Elgin is home to famous Elgin Academy, which is one of the oldest co-ed, non-sectarian college preparatory schools west of the Allegheny Mountains. Rent an RV in Elgin to learn more about this interesting place.

The Great Outdoors

When you book a camper rental in Elgin, just a short drive away is Arthur L. Janura Forest Preserve. This beautiful forest is home to many animal species and offers activities year-round. In the winter, you can go cross-country skiing, ice fishing, ice skating, snowmobiling, sledding, and coasting. In the summertime, you can go camping, fishing, hiking, walking, bicycling, bird watching, boating, and more. Visit one of many nature centers located in the forest or enjoy a picnic with your family and friends.

West Branch Forest Preserve is located just about 20 minutes' drive from Elgin. It consists of two lakes, wetlands, meadows, a wet prairie, and is home to reptiles and mammals, and both grassland birds and migrating and nesting shorebirds. Here you can find trails perfect for hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding. The trail system connects to the Hawk Hollow Preserve trails to the north. On the lakes, you can go fishing or boating while enjoying the wonderful scenery.

Rent an RV in Elgin and drive for about 20 minutes east to get to Ned Brown Preserve, also known as Busse Woods. This beautiful park is one of the most visited natural areas in Illinois. Busse Lake is ideal for canoes and kayaks, rowboats, and sailboats. In the forest, there are several scenic trails and many places perfect for a picnic. This spot is great for a day trip in nature.

RV Parks near Elgin

Paul Wolff Campground is a short drive away when you have a travel trailer rental in Elgin. It is located in the Burnidge Forest Preserve, surrounded by beautiful nature. Here you can go hiking, walking, biking, and horseback riding. In this campground, you can get electrical service, water access, a parking pad, and a fire ring. Firewood is also available for purchase.

Chicago Northwest KOA is located approximately half an hour's drive from Elgin. This is a family-friendly campground with many activities for all ages. Here you can enjoy mini golf, playgrounds, gaga ball, frisbee golf, a jump pad, gem mining, and more. The campground also has a swimming pool, bike rentals, electric hookups, and firewood.

Lehman’s Lakeside RV Resort is located halfway between Chicago and Rockford and only a little over 20 minutes' drive from Elgin. Here you can get full hookups, Wi-Fi, cable TV, laundry facilities, picnic tables, fire rings, and more. Enjoy a day on the sandy beach by the lake or join one of the many activities organized in the resort.

Exploring the Town of Elgin

Elgin is a charming little town with a lot of history to learn about. Take a walk down Riverside Drive Promenade to see the gazebos and patriotic memorials. The Elgin History Museum displays the town's history and is a fun place to visit too.

Visit Santa’s Village Azoosment Park to enjoy Christmas-themed thrill rides, children's rides, roller coasters, family classics, and animal attractions. This amusement park is located just a short drive from the town center. You can spend a whole day in the park, having fun, enjoying food in the restaurants and snack bars, observing animals, and shopping.

The city of Chicago is just a short drive away and is a must-see destination. In Chicago, there is plenty to do and see, especially along the shore of Lake Michigan, where you will find Chicago History Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Children’s Museum, Museum of Broadcast Communications, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, Buckingham Fountain in the Grant Park, and so much more. A day trip to Chicago is a great idea when you rent a motorhome in Elgin.

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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