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George Rogers Clark National Historical Park is in Vincennes, Indiana, near the banks of the Wabash River. It's a monument to a hero of the American Revolution. A colonel in the American Army, George Rogers Clark led his soldiers and a contingent of Illinois civilians into Fort Sackville in 1877. Today, you can visit the monument and retrace Clark's steps as he moved against the British.
Before going to the monument, you should stop by the park's visitor center, which features exhibits and a short movie explaining the history of the site. There is a bookstore in the center selling souvenirs and gifts as well. The center is open during normal business hours. Once you've seen the park, there are other attractions worth checking out, such as the Lincoln Memorial Bridge and Lincoln Trail State Memorial across the bridge and the Wabash River.
After your tour at George Rogers Clark National Historical Park is wrapped up, stop by some of the area's other outdoor attractions. Kimmel Park is an urban park within the city of Vincennes where you can take a leisurely stroll along the riverfront or enjoy an afternoon picnic with tree shade and unobstructed views. The park has a covered picnic area, a basketball court, and an RV campground. It is managed by the city and has an ADA-accessible boat ramp that you can use to head out on the river to enjoy paddling and an even better view of the area.
Gregg Park is a small urban park with a long and exciting history, leading up to its inclusion on the National and State Register of Historic Places. The park has numerous amenities, such as tennis and sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pitches, and playground equipment. One of the playgrounds is ADA accessible and is located across from an enclosed shelter with restrooms; there is a second open shelter with restrooms nearby and a bandshell that occasionally hosts outdoor concerts.
White Oak State Fishing Area is one of the largest public lakes in Indiana and was formed by regulating White Oak Creek, which flows northward; the water body is comprised of two lakes, Upper and Lower White Oak Lakes. It's a popular fishing spot, with numerous fishing piers and boat ramps. If you try your hand at fishing here, you'll have your choice of bluegill and largemouth bass, flathead, channel and blue catfish, and black crappie, just to name a few.
There aren't any facilities for camping at George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, but there are a few RV parks near Vincennes. On the outskirts of the city, Vincennes RV Park is pet-friendly, with dozens of large campsites, some of which have full hookups. The park is perfect for enjoying some peace and quiet, yet still close to numerous attractions such as restaurants, movie theaters, and much more. It has a playground and basketball court, boats you can rent, and access to WiFi for staying in touch with everyone back home.
New Vision RV Park is a family-owned and operated RV campground in Oaktown. Its interior roads are gravel, and campsites are available with either back-in or pull-through access. All of the campsites have full hookups and can comfortably fit larger RV units; you can rent a site by the day, week, or month. Due to the park's proximity to Oaktown, stocking up on groceries, fueling up your RV rental, and other tasks won't pose a problem.
When you rent an RV near George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, make the most of your trip and venture into some of the surrounding towns. Washington is a small city in Daviess County, Indiana, which was established more than 200 years ago. It began as a railroad town and was the home of the Old West outlaw Johnny Ringo. Today it has several important historical landmarks, one of which (the Robert C. Graham House) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has a miniature golf course, shopping venues, and an active nightlife scene. It also has a strong restaurant industry for its size, with steakhouses, pizzerias, cafes, and family diners. Prices are reasonable, and many of the venues are locally owned, with a few chain-style restaurants, too.
Across the Wabash River, Lawrenceville is a small city in Illinois with shopping outlets, a health and wellness center, and an active nightlife. One of its more important attractions is the Lincoln Trail State Memorial. If you stop here for a meal, there are several chain-style restaurants, though you should check out the town's old-style drive-in restaurant. Its decor and menu are straight from the '50s, and you can dine inside or in your Vincennes campervan.