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Amid the wilds of Illini State Park, the Illini Campground welcomes adventurers from near and far. Whether you’re looking to get away for the weekend or you’re partaking in an RV rental excursion across the country, the Illini Campground has what you need. You can enjoy the beautiful natural scenery around you or instead use the prime location of the campground to explore the rest of Illinois and the Midwest.While at Illini Campground, you can set up your Marseilles camper rental with the electrical hookups available at the majority of the sites. You can enjoy the restroom and shower facilities, and there is also a sanitation dump station at the campgrounds for your use. The campground is also pet-friendly, as long as you make sure your furry friends are on a leash.This campground is open year-round, though it's best to make reservations in advance. If you’re lucky, you might be able to book a site that overlooks the Illinois River. Regardless of how you plan to spend your time camping at Illini Campground, you can end the night around the campfire, gazing up at the stars.



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

When you camp at Illini State Park, there'll be lots to see. Thanks to the several nearby dams along the Illinois River, the section of the river at the park is a roaring one. The water's so rough that it's recommended that boats without motors not be used in the park. However, anglers are still encouraged to cast a line from the bank within the park grounds. If you would rather enjoy the activity of the Illinois River from afar, you can hike the maintained network of trails. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse at a groundhog, turkey, or a white-tailed deer.Just a short drive away from the Illini State Park campground is Matthiessen State Park in Oglesby. Some of Illinois’ most stunning geology can be seen within the Matthiessen State Park boundaries. With a variety of geologic formations, you can traverse the hiking trails and try to see as many outcrops and oddities as you can find. Or instead, you can head to the highlight of the park: the canyons and waterfalls. While these waterfalls may not be the towering monstrosities of Niagara, you can watch the powerful falls tumble over the rocky cliffs and through the canyons. If you plan on traveling in the wintertime, be sure to enjoy the converted cross-country ski trails as you fly through this winter wonderland.Those who want to experience the true habitat of the Midwest can head to the nearby Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Elwood. At roughly 18,500 acres, the restored prairie perfectly encapsulates the historic habitat of the pioneer days. With more than 20 miles of hiking trails open to the public, you can explore the beautiful amber waves of grain of the Midwest. Midewin also prides itself on its bison herd. If you’re lucky, you just might be able to catch a glimpse of these American beauties. In addition to the bison herd, several endangered species also call the prairie home, so who knows what you might see while you're here.

Explore the City

Book an RV in LaSalle County and spend some time learning a little about the region's history with a visit to the Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum. There are several exhibits within the museum dedicated to a variety of subjects. You can learn about local histories, such as the agricultural past and transportation history. Outdoor lovers can also learn about the history of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and how these groups have explored and worked in the area.Just a short drive from the RV campground and a great family-friendly destination is the indoor waterpark in Sheridan. No matter what time of the year you’re traveling throughout Illinois, you can enjoy this destination. With tube slides, body slides, pools, and a lazy river, there is no shortage of “fun in the sun” to be had.If you’re traveling in the autumn, you can spend some time at the nearby pumpkin farm in Channahon. You can make fall memories as you enjoy the pumpkin patch and corn maze. The farm also hosts American Revolutionary War battle reenactments, and there's also an on-site petting zoo. You can walk away with some farm-fresh honey, fudge, or even some apple pie filling.When you rent an RV near Illini State Park, you'll probably want to keep your food supplies stocked and your gas tank full. Luckily enough, there are several options around the park.While you may not be in Chicago, you are still in Illinois. When in Illinois, be sure to indulge in a heaping helping of deep-dish pizza. Whether you want some plain or something loaded with classic toppings, you are sure to quell any pizza craving that your hiking excursions may stir up.


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 Illini Campground

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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.