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Heading out on vacation with your pet? You will need to find accommodations that treat your furry friends as well as they treat you, and in the state of Indiana, that would be Crawfordsville KOA. This family-oriented RV park (yes, they include your pets in their concept of “family”) knows how to pamper your pets, with arrival treats and a walking service. All this happens within an area filled with trees and flowers, providing the perfect, pristine setting for you and your family. Crawfordsville KOA is open from mid-April to mid-November but may be able to host guests in the off-season with advance notice (some services, such as water hookups, may not be available depending on the weather).The campground has a pavilion that can accommodate larger groups, plus a swimming pool, playground and game room to keep smaller groups entertained, and restrooms with showers and laundry facilities so you can freshen up as soon as you arrive. Most of the sites have pull-through access and plenty of shade for your RV rental, and most of the roads within the park are one-way (watch for signs). There is a book exchange at your disposal, Wi-Fi so you can contact everyone back home, and firewood and propane for sale. If you'd like to mingle with other guests, the management often hosts social events, and everyone camping at the KOA is invited.Some of the more iconic attractions you can begin your trip with are the covered bridges you'll find in Parke County and Montgomery County's Rotary Jail Museum, an active jail until it was closed in 1973 and reopened as a museum two years later. Here you'll find not only exhibits and artifacts related to the jail itself but also items that signify the art and culture of Indiana. Another museum focuses on the life of Indiana's native son, General Lew Wallace, a soldier, statesman, and author of the novel “Ben Hur.” Next to this museum in the city of Crawfordsville, you'll find Lane Place, an historically significant family mansion; the father of this family was influential in the creation of the Republican Party and was a friend of Abraham Lincoln.



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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

Search for an RV in Montgomery County, and you can choose from a variety of rental RVs for the one that meets your needs. Now that you're settled in, it's time to cast the net wider and experience everything Indiana has to offer. Morgan-Monroe State Forest is about 90 minutes' drive away when you camp in a motorhome at Crawfordsville KOA. If you'd like to try your hand at gold panning the old fashioned way, this is where you can do it. A permit is required, and no tools other than the pan are allowed, but this is your chance to understand what the original gold miners seeking their fortune experienced. The park is open for hiking, with several trails under three miles in length and a couple of more rugged trails approximately ten miles long; these longer trails loop through the backcountry where primitive camping is allowed.If you've never seen a fire tower up close or been inside of one, Brown County State Park has one of these and much more. The park has miles of tree-lined roads where you can take a self-guided motor tour of the park, as well as trails where you can hike and mountain bike; don't forget to get some photos while you're here. Camping is allowed, or visitors can stay at the on-site lodge which has accommodations and a water park. From here, you can enjoy the sunrises and sunsets; the park is open year-round and is most spectacular in the fall, as the tree leaves turn a blazing red. The park is also a hop and a skip from Nashville, where you can shop and enjoy other urban comforts.Hoosier National Forest is a two-hour trip in your RV rental, which means that it might best be enjoyed if you stay overnight and make the most of your time there. Hiking the rugged trails that traverse the park's rolling hills will bring you into contact with sandstone canyons, old-growth forest, and historical landmarks such as the Rickenbaugh House, a stone house that was constructed in 1874 and used as a post office and church meeting space. The park is a combination of several areas in a number of different counties; it has a number of lakes where you can boat and fish.

Exploring The Area

When it's time to come indoors, head for Lafayette, a medium-sized city with plenty of history and culture. The city is home to several museums, such as the Haan Museum of Indiana Art, the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, and many more. The Haan Museum has an outdoor sculpture garden that is ADA accessible and has a path that winds its way past the approximately two dozen art pieces. There are wineries and breweries, art studios and shopping malls, and the historical Tippecanoe County Courthouse, an example of Victorian-style architecture that received two thumbs up from none other than author Mark Twain.If you're ready to live in the lap of luxury while renting a motorhome, head for Indiana's state capital Indianapolis. Begin by enjoying an old-fashioned scavenger hunt updated with newer technology that will take you around the city, answering questions and solving riddles; you may meet other visitors along the way who are also playing the game. There are tours that will take you around to the different breweries, historical sites, and restaurants, or you can even take a yoga class.From big cities to small towns and outdoor destinations, southern Indiana has whatever you're looking for, and Crawfordsville KOA is where you will begin your epic journey.


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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.