There is a lot to see and learn about the great outdoors, where geography, geology, and history often collide. If you're looking for a campground that combines all three of these, look no further than Lincoln Campground, near Lincoln City, Indiana. This quiet and family-friendly RV park is a part of the greater Lincoln State Park, which was named in honor of President Abraham Lincoln, who grew up in the area. The RV campground has a playground for young kids, restrooms and showers, and a water fountain. All of the sites have 30/50 amp electrical hookups, and a handful of sites are ADA accessible.Slightly farther out from the campground but still within a short walk, you'll find a number of trails for hiking; some of these trails will take you past historical attractions such as the gravesite of Sarah Lincoln Grigsby, the homes of the Gentry and Gorden families, and the Gorden Mill site. One of the trails traverses Sarah Lincoln's Woods Nature Preserve, and another follows the shoreline of Lake Lincoln for almost its entire length. There are picnic areas and a basketball court, the Lincoln Amphitheater, and a beach on the lake where you can swim or sun worship. A boat launch and fishing pier make fishing possible.

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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


Find the perfect RV

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


Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the host or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

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Most hosts 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 host in the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

RV rentals in Spencer County are how this journey will begin; where you take your rental RV from there is up to you. A good place to start would be Hoosier National Forest, near the town of Birdseye. Hoosier is a popular destination for hiking and fishing, but it also conducts educational and interpretive programs and events that are open to anyone; most of the programs and events are held during the summer and are led by well-trained and knowledgeable park staff. Hikers have access to hundreds of miles of established trails, but cross-country hiking (off-trail) is permitted; if you go cross country, make sure you have a map as there are privately owned lands bordering or permeating the park's boundaries. Keep your camper rental nearby, and you can reward your outdoor adventures with a hot meal and hot beverage without having to go anywhere.Interlake State Recreation Area near Spurgeon is a reclaimed former coal mining area now designated as an outdoor recreational area. The effects of the mining are reflected in the topography, which includes human-made lakes and rolling grasslands. The area's main use is as an off-road vehicle park, but you can also hike and mountain bike the area. Interlake has dozens of trails and more than a dozen lakes; some of the lakes are accessible and offer a good opportunity to enjoy fishing. The park is also popular for mushroom picking, but you should make sure you know what you're picking.Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge is an Important Bird Area that was established in 1994 as a result of the decimation of wetlands in Indiana and the resultant decline in the population of bird species that depend on wetlands to survive. Today it consists of bottomland hardwood forests and bottomland forested wetlands and is well known for its hiking, fishing, and wildlife observation opportunities. Visit this park, and you'll have a chance to see more than 300 different species of birds, mammals, and reptiles.

Exploring The Area

Once you've had your fill of the outdoors (if that's possible), there is still much more to see, and a good starting point is the town of Santa Claus. This small but friendly community was named by popular vote in 1856. Today the town is the recipient of an avalanche of letters sent by young children each Christmas; the letters are fielded by local volunteers. As you can imagine, most landmarks and town attractions are named in relation to the Christmas holiday, including a museum and outdoor statue, an organic commercial farm, a horse ranch, several stores, and more. There are a handful of restaurants in town when it's time to refuel and several more within a short distance.Ferdinand is a small town with opportunities to go shopping or kick your feet up and enjoy some locally brewed craft beer while RV camping at Lincoln State Park. It is also home to a massive Benedictine monastery that welcomes everyone regardless of religious views. The grounds are a wonderful place to take a relaxing stroll, and you can take a peek inside the church, browse the gift shop for knick-knacks and presents, or relax in the on-site restaurant. When it's time to eat, Ferdinand has an assortment of commercial chain restaurants and locally-owned eateries, so there is something for everyone. Cuisines include but aren't limited to American and Mexican, Chinese, pizzerias and pub venues, and more. Most of the choices are inexpensive to reasonably priced.Indiana is where outdoor beauty and ruggedness go toe-to-toe with urban attractions and culture, and you don't want to miss either of these. Lincoln Campground is here to make sure you don't (and if you can't trust Lincoln, who can you trust?).

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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.