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St. Louis N.E. / I-270 / Granite City KOA

As the closest KOA to St. Louis, this family-friendly RV park is located off Old Route 66 and just 12 miles from the downtown area. St. Louis N.E. / I-270 / Granite City KOA is within easy access of the natural reserves that hug the banks of the Mississippi River while being just a stone’s throw from the cultural museums and Gateway Arch of nearby St. Louis.RV camping at St. Louis N.E. / I-270 / Granite City KOA includes access to their maximum 50-amp full hookup sites, with room for RVs up to 70 feet in length. Guests can take advantage of the complimentary Wi-Fi and cable TV that are provided, with both propane and firewood available for purchase on site.The outdoor swimming pool at this Illinois RV park is open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, with a children’s playground, a jumping pillow, and horseshoes also available. Pets are welcome to stay with you and can enjoy a run off-leash in the on-site Bark Park.



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

Camp in a travel trailer near Granite City, Illinois, and make the short drive across the border into Missouri to visit the Pelican Island Natural Area, which is only accessible by boat. It’s considered the best remaining example of a mature floodplain forest in the Missouri River floodplain, with the island comprising riverfront forest, shrub swamp, and old-field habitat. Bird watchers should keep their eyes peeled for American redstart, Nashville warbler, and black-throated green warbler while the forested wetlands are home to large numbers of gray tree frogs.For some of the best views of the Mississippi River Valley in the region, head to the John M. Olin Nature Preserve near the city of Alton. It encompasses steep limestone bluffs, sinkholes, and ravines, as well as picturesque streams, cascading waterfalls, and hill prairies. More than 150 nesting and migratory bird species have been recorded within its bounds, as have over 300 native plant species and nesting sites for bald eagles and eastern timber rattlesnakes. Aside from its natural beauty, the preserve is also home to the original trap houses and shooting stations of Olin, which have been restored by The Nature Institute.If you continue driving north along the Mississippi River, you’ll arrive at the Pere Marquette State Park, which encompasses more than 8,000 acres near Grafton. It lies where the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers meet and forms part of the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway, as well as being at the end of the 21.5-mile Sam Vadalabene Bike Trail. Begin your visit at the heritage-listed Civilian Conservation Corps-built lodge to browse the exhibits detailing the local ecology and history, then hit one of the marked hiking trails or explore on horseback from the seasonal riding stable.

Exploring the City

Granite City campers are within easy access of numerous supermarkets where you can stock up on grocery supplies, as well as gas stations if you need to fill up your RV rental. There are also a handful of dining establishments around the nearby highway intersection, with plenty more options just 10 minutes' drive away in the center of Granite City.Camping at St. Louis N.E. / I-270 / Granite City KOA is a good base for visiting St. Louis, which is around 25 minutes’ drive from the RV campground. It’s famed as home to the Gateway Arch, the United States’ tallest human-made monument that honors the early 19th-century explorations of Lewis and Clark. Watch the documentary film that details America’s westward expansion and browse the museum exhibits, then ride the tram that leads to the top of the arch for sweeping views across St. Louis. Or, you can get a view of the arch from below on one of the replica paddlewheelers that ply the river, with both daytime and moonlit dinner cruises available.If you’re traveling with kids, don’t miss a visit to the St. Louis Zoo, which is home to more than 6,600 animals. Get up close to spectacled bears, hippopotamus, and Asian elephants in the River’s Edge exhibit, as well as gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans in the Jungle of the Apes display. African lions, Amur tigers, and snow leopards are a highlight of Big Cat Country while Australian kangaroos and wallabies can be seen in the Red Rocks exhibit.Whether you want to soak up the views from the Gateway Arch or discover the wildlife-filled preserves along the Mississippi River, book an RV in Madison County and start planning your next vacation.


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Find the perfect RV for St. Louis N.E. / I-270 / Granite City 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.