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Mendota Hills Campground

Are you dreaming about a relaxing, fun vacation in the beautiful Midwest, surrounded by fields and oak trees, where you can just sit back and see where the day takes you? Sounds like you want to RV camp at Mendota Hills Campground in Amboy. The bad news is that you might never want to leave, and the good news is that all you need to do is start your search for an RV in Lee County, and you’ll be swimming and fishing in the lakes and hiking around the site in no time.Camping at Mendota Hills Campground means that you’ll have all the comfort you need, with pull-through sites with full hookups and a camp store as well as WiFi, should you want to watch a movie or chat with your loved one back home. Not that you’ll have much time for that, not with daily activities and themed weekends. Go on wagon rides, have a campfire (you can get firewood in the store), and learn about the history of the RV park location; it started out as a sandpit for mining and has been everything from a snowmobile venue to an amusement park before turning into this amazing RV campground.Getting a motorhome rental near Mendota Hills Campground also means that you’ll be able to explore the small city of Amboy as well as beautiful Mendota, and don’t forget about the cute village of Sublette and the larger city of Dixon. Drive past fields that seem to last forever, visit stunning areas for some outdoor recreation (yes, there are golf courses nearby), or stroll through the picturesque towns and villages. Longing for the big city? No problem, just hop into your RV rental and head to Chicago.



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

Adjacent to Mendota Hills Campground is the lovely Gremel Wildlife Sanctuary, and when you have some time, you can walk around this gorgeous area and really become one with nature. These marshes and wetlands are joined by oak savannah, sand forests, and sand prairies which are the home of many members of both fauna and flora. Walk past blueberries and huckleberries and stop to smell the orchids, before moving your gaze up towards the sky to see if you can spot some birds.Starved Rock State Park is also located close to your Amboy camper rental, and this place is truly magical - especially considering you’re still in Illinois, even though it doesn’t seem like it at all. Gone are the corn and soybean fields, and in their place, you’ll find towering canyons complete with waterfalls, as well as deep forests with the most amazing colors - come in the fall and see the vibrant display. See wildflowers, wildlife, and take a look at the exhibits in the visitor center before investigating the historical sites in the park.If the main reason you decided to rent an RV in Amboy was to see oceans of grassy waves that meet the horizon, then off to Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie you go. This former farmland is gradually being restored and turned into the amazing grassland it once was, complete with all the plants and vegetation you’ll usually find on a prairie. Hike through the floating grass, look at the birds, and have a picnic - you might even spot a herd of bison that has been reintroduced to the area.

Exploring the Area

The places around your campsite at Mendota Hills Campground might be small, but that doesn’t mean that there aren't a whole lot of fun things to do. In Amboy and Sublette, you can roam around antique stores looking for that perfect find, and at Amboy Depot Museum, you can learn about the history of the Illinois Central Railroad before heading to the nearby pumpkin patch to pick your very own pumpkin and check out the vendors, rides, and games. If you’re planning on renting an RV near Mendota Hills Campground in the fall, that is.If you go to Dixon, a city not far from Amboy and your camper rental, you can have a juicy steak or some yummy tacos after visiting Ronald Reagan’s Boyhood Home where you can see the house where the former president grew up - and yes, his famous Model T is there too. While you’re in Dixon, you really should go to the John Deere Historic Site as well and relive history by feeling the heat from the forge and watching the melting iron in the blacksmith shop. After all that fun, it’s time to settle down in your travel trailer rental at Mendota Hills Campground - have a wonderful trip.


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Find the perfect RV for Mendota Hills 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.