Elkhart County Fairgrounds Campground

Cars are built in Detroit, electronics are designed in Silicon Valley, but where do RVs come from? The answer may surprise you: northern Indiana. Elkhart County to be precise, an area often referred to as the RV capital of the world.Interested yet? Luckily there are some great camping options when you get an RV rental in Elkhart County. One of the best options is actually the county fairground near Goshen. Camping at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds Campground is one of the most convenient ways to see this fascinating section of the country. Sites are available with full hookups or just electricity and water, depending on your preference. If you need to use a dump station, there’s one at the fairgrounds. This Goshen campground also offers Wi-Fi and picnic tables at the sites and there are shower facilities too. It should be noted that the campground is not open during the annual county fair.The fairgrounds are centrally located to all the attractions in northern Indiana too. When you camp in RV near Goshen, you’ll only be two hours' drive from downtown Chicago and just under three hours from Indianapolis. Feel like taking a swim or going out in a boat? Lake Michigan is only an hour's drive away. There’s so much to see and do when you book an RV in Elkhart County.

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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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Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.


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.


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

There’s a surprising amount of outdoor adventure to be had in northern Indiana if you’re willing to look for it. One of the most convenient places to take your rental RV is Fidler Pond Park on the east side of Goshen and just off the Lincoln Highway. There’s a beautiful nature trail circling the pond that’s perfect for a leisurely hike, and in the summer months, there are even kayak rentals down on the shore.There’s also an excellent riverside trail that weaves its way through Shanklin and Millrace Park on the western edge of town that is ideal for cyclists and runners. Starting on West Washington Street, near where the Farmer’s Market sets up on Saturdays, the path stretches for two miles down to Shoup-Parsons Wood Park on the north end of Goshen Dam Pond.Looking for some great beaches while RV camping at Elkhart County Fairgrounds Campground? Perhaps not, who would be taking a beach vacation in Indiana? But just an hour's drive from the fairgrounds you’ll find Indiana Dunes, one of America’s newest national parks and one of the best beaches in the country. The park also offers some spectacular hiking over its 200-foot-tall sand dunes, through its vast wetlands, and across some spectacular lakeside prairies. It’s one of the smallest national parks, which makes it easy to see the whole place in just a day or two.

Exploring the City

Goshen is the closest town to the fairgrounds and also the seat of Elkhart County; it’s where you’ll find the majority of urban amenities when you rent a camper near Elkhart County Fairgrounds Campground. For such a small city in Amish Country, there’s a wealth of great places to eat in Goshen, ranging from classics like wood-fired pizza to the more exotic, like Indian thalis and sushi. If you’re a fan of antiquing or just want a souvenir of your travels, Goshen has some excellent little shops selling knickknacks and rare finds too.Elkhart County also has some excellent cultural institutions, like the Goshen Art House, which puts on some great live theater utilizing local talent. It’s one of the best places to catch a cheap flick, and one of the only cinemas in the area to play art house movies. For a more offbeat attraction, check out the Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum in Elkhart featuring all your comic book favorites. This massive collection is brimming with superhero memorabilia, including Captain America's shield, the Batman costume worn by Adam West, and tons of classic comic books on display.For a taste of the big city without all the traffic of Chicago, check out South Bend, only 40 minutes' to the west when you're camping at Elkhart County Fairgrounds Campground. Home to Notre Dame University, South Bend has a thriving arts scene, extensive shopping and dining options, and generally feels much larger than it actually is. Some of South Bend’s highlights include the Studebaker Museum (dedicated to one of America’s most famous automobile manufacturers and all the classic cars they produced), the Potawatomi Zoo (one of Indiana’s oldest zoos with 400 animals), and of course, the Notre Dame campus and its College Football Hall of Fame.

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Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.


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

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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.


All other types of drivable vehicles.


Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


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.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


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.


How does check-in work?


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.