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If you're looking for a relaxing RV campground surrounded by nature just an hour's drive south of Chicago, look no further than Kankakee South KOA. Explore the shore of the Iroquois River and go fishing and boating, or drive north to visit the expansive Lake Michigan. The charming little towns of Kankakee and Bradley are just a few minutes' drive north when you're RV camping at Kankakee South KOA.While here, you can enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, and canoeing opportunities nearby. There is a lot to do if you like outdoor recreation, but you can also just relax by the pool or enjoy a barbecue with your family while motorhome camping at the KOA. The park has a playground, sports courts, and a game room if you want some activity and entertainment on-site. There is also a pavilion where you can organize parties and reunions or any kind of special events. Other amenities at the campground include full hookups, Wi-Fi, garbage pick-up, and firewood and propane are available for purchase.If you're traveling with kids in the area, you will find many interesting attractions, including the Kankakee Model Railroad Club, a water park, and the Children's Exploration Station. This award-winning park is also a short distance from the Chicago Bears Training Camp, where you can watch the team practice during the summer. Book an RV in Kankakee County, and you'll never run out of things to explore.



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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

With an RV rental in the area, you can visit many beautiful natural areas and enjoy a walk or a hike. One of these areas is right next to the KOA on the shore of the Iroquois River. The Iroquois Woods Nature Preserve is a great place for a quick hike from the campground or if you want to relax and enjoy the view by the river. Here you can have a picnic, ride a bicycle, or spend some time fishing and canoeing. The forest mostly includes red oak, white ash, basswood, and sugar maple.Another beautiful natural area close by is Kankakee River State Park. This is a popular location for many outdoor activities in the area, including hiking, bicycling, picnicking, camping, and canoeing. If you like fishing, here you can find smallmouth bass, channel catfish, walleye, and northern pike. Hunters can try archery, or hunt for deer, waterfowl, and other game. This 4,000-acre park is spread out over 11 miles on both shores of the Kankakee River, and it has something for everyone.Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie is an ideal place for travelers who love nature photography, and wildlife and bird watching. A primary purpose of the park is to restore the American bison population, and since 2015, they have allocated 1,200 acres for the herd, which was almost extinct. Around 7,000 acres of land is open for public use, with many hiking and bicycling trails, and non-motorized recreation. Bring your binoculars and cameras for possible wildlife sightseeing.

Exploring the City

There are many interesting places to see when you're motorhome camping at Kankakee South KOA. One of them is B. Harley Bradley House, which was designed by famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The house offers different tours, including individual and group tours and in-depth tours, too. The B. Harley Bradley House, along with Warren R. Hickox House, designed in 1900, mark the beginning of the architect's Prairie-style period. All of his future works were inspired by those plans.Kankakee County Museum exhibits items depicting the culture and history of this part of Illinois and is located in the beautiful Dr. A. L. Small Memorial Home that was built in 1855 and renovated in 2015. Here you can see bedrooms, children’s toys, 19th-century furniture, and so much more, showing what life was like here in the 1800s. In the Museum Campus, you can also visit a well-preserved one-room schoolhouse. The museum includes various art and history exhibits, like the George Grey Bernard exhibit, the Civil War exhibit, an African American Heritage exhibit, and more.Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society Museum is another important historical place in the county, located inside the George R. Letourneau Home Museum. The original building served as a post office, but in 1852, Letourneau and his wife, Elodie, purchased it and made it their home. Today this home preserves many important historical artifacts, and it is a very nice place to see, surrounded by a wonderful flower garden.See the sights, experience the rugged prairies, and enjoy all of the fun when you camp in a travel trailer at Kankakee South KOA.


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 Kankakee South 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.