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When you're looking for a peaceful getaway in the Illinois countryside, consider camping at Lena KOA. This campground offers a wide array of outdoor games for campers to enjoy, such as outdoor chess, cornhole, and gaga ball. There are also other activities, including gem and fossil hunting, a swimming pool, and much more. This KOA also features a dog park so your pup can join in the fun and relax at this beautiful park. Need to restock supplies? Lena KOA sells firewood and propane and even has a snack bar, so you don't go hungry.Lena campers will be able to find the right site at this campground too. Each gravel spot supplies full hookups with 20/30/50 amp service. Upgraded campsites are available too, featuring patio furniture and grills so you can enjoy your peaceful surroundings. Pull-through access is available at most sites, and rigs of up to 75 feet can be accommodated.When you book an RV in Stephenson County, you'll be surrounded by peaceful countryside and quaint towns and villages. Some highlights in the area include the historic city of Galena and the Mississippi River, which provides lots of water sports opportunities. If you want to explore one of Illinois' more significant settlements, then Rockford is roughly 40 miles away and offers some fun excursions.



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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

When you camp in a motorhome near Lena, one of the closest nature parks is Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park. This park consists mainly of woodlands surrounding a 40-acre lake and is a favorite location for water sports, with boating, fishing, and swimming all possible, thanks to a small beach. Anglers commonly catch largemouth bass, channel catfish, and bullhead. If you want to go on a hike, there are over eight and a half miles of trails available for use. Dogs are allowed on these trails as long as they're on a leash, so make sure to bring your pup along with you. Lake Le-Aqua-Na also has plenty of picnic tables, so you can pack a lunch and enjoy views across this peaceful lake.Or, you might be looking to explore a park near Rockford during your RV rental excursion. Rock Cut State Park is located just outside the city and consists of plains and woodlands surrounding the Pierce and Olson Lakes. This park is ideal for nature watchers wanting to learn about Illinois' fauna and flora, with raccoons, beavers, and kingfishers all inhabiting the park. There are also hundreds of wildflowers, so make sure to bring a camera for some colorful pictures. Hikers will love the 40 miles of trails which lead around the park, and water sports are possible on either lake, with boating, swimming, and fishing all popular options. Catches include bluegill, largemouth bass, and northern pike.One of the best reasons to rent a camper near Lena is its proximity to the Mississippi River. The Mississippi Palisades State Park is one of the best and most historic parks along the Mississippi River and covers over 2,500 acres of rocky terrain, cliffs, and forests. Hikers will love following the trails as they trek the same route the Native Americans took while traversing this tricky landscape. As well as the 15 miles of trails, adventurous visitors can try their hand at rock climbing, with specific areas that let visitors attempt to scale these rocky outcrops. If you'd prefer to explore the waterways, boating and fishing are possible, and catches include carp, catfish, and bass.

Exploring the City

Renting an RV near Lena provides the perfect base to explore some bigger cities. Rockford is one of the biggest cities in the region and has lots of fun excursions. Six Flags Magic Waters is great fun for the whole family. With thrilling rides, including a 75-foot slide with a vertical drop and a rafting ride over 230 feet long, there's plenty for thrill-seekers to enjoy. There are kids' rides too, including splash zones and a wave pool, as well as a lazy river that the whole family can enjoy.If you're looking for something that's both educational and fun for the whole family, consider visiting the Discovery Center Museum in Rockford. This interactive learning museum has tons of wacky exhibits that kids will love and learn from, such as an exhibit on the power of electricity, wild weather, and much more. This museum also runs events and class, so it's worth checking what's on the calendar before you visit.If you'd rather hop across the Mississippi River into Iowa, you can visit Dubuque, which is about an hour's drive from Lena. The Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium is one of the best ways to learn about one of America's most famous rivers. This riverside museum contains a variety of amazing animals that live in the river, including American alligators, North American otters, and paddlefish. There's also a plethora of exhibits detailing the history of the area. Highlights include information about the area's cave systems, the history of Native Americans along the river, and a traditional blacksmith's shop.


It doesn't get more convenient than having your own bathroom on the road. Let's talk about the 3 main types of toilets you may encounter in an RV rental.
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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.