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Potato Creek Campground

Potato Creek Campground is located near South Bend and Elkhart in the northern region of Indiana. It is a beautiful RV campground surrounded by the greenery of Potato Creek State Park, with numerous outdoor recreational opportunities. Close to the campground is also Lake Michigan, and Fort Wayne is about a 90-minute drive away. When you book an RV rental in St. Joseph County, Indiana, you'll have the opportunity to visit all the wonderful natural parks and attractions as well as urban areas.The campsites at Potato Creek Campground are equipped with electrical hookups, and there is a water filling station on-site. Sites with pull-through access are available, and both big rigs and tents can be accommodated at the campground. In the park, you will find a camp store, clean restrooms and showers, fire rings and propane, picnic tables, and so much more. This park is family-friendly and has a nice playground, recreational trails, a lake where you can go fishing, boating, swimming, and more. Pets are also welcome here.Potato Creek State Park has two boat ramps, a bicycle trail, hiking trails, and a nature center. Here you can enjoy wildlife watching, nature observing, fishing, and boating. The park is open year-round, and in the wintertime, you can enjoy cross-country skiing, ice fishing, and snowboarding.



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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

Indiana Dunes National Park is a one-of-a-kind natural area covering 15,000 acres of dunes, wetlands, prairies, rivers, and forests. On the southeast shore of Lake Michigan, this beautiful area is only about an hour's drive west when you are RV camping at Potato Creek Campground. There are over 50 miles of multi-purpose trails where you can go hiking, bicycling, and jogging. The park's sandy beach is a great place for bird watching, flying kites, kayaking, canoeing, or fishing. For kids, you can find fun junior ranger programs, or you can enjoy family camping and go picnicking on the shore.Edmund and Virginia Ball Nature Preserve is approximately an hour's drive from Potato Creek State Park. On the west side of this park is Tippecanoe Lake, and on the east side is James Lake. These two lakes and the many others nearby make this location the area's best place for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and other water sports. The nature preserve is one of the largest wetland systems in the state, and it includes open marsh, tall shrub swamp, and red maple swamp. The islands are covered in black oak mostly, providing habitat to many animal and fish species. Here you can have a great time nature and bird watching, so don’t forget to bring your binoculars and cameras.Tippecanoe River State Park is less than an hour's drive south of Potato Creek Campground. The most popular activity here is canoeing and kayaking on the Tippecanoe River, because of its beautiful course and scenic surroundings. There are also 23 miles of trails dedicated to hiking and horseback riding. Fishing is allowed in the river, and in the wintertime, you can try ice fishing or winter sports like cross-country skiing. The park is great for wildlife watching as well, or camping and picnicking.

Exploring the City

Studebaker National Museum is one of many attractions you can visit when campervan camping at Potato Creek Campground. The museum's collection features items from the automobile and related industries. Here you will see many vehicles, archives, and other artifacts and memorabilia. This 55,000-square-foot facility has three levels with multiple galleries and storage facilities where you can see permanent and temporary exhibitions, including The First Source Bank Presidental Carriage Collection, The Original Collection, and The Military Collection.The Snite Museum of Art is a wonderful museum that is part of one of the finest universities in the United States, the University of Notre Dame. The 70,000-square-foot building has a central three-story core, plus the Ivan Mestrovic Studio and the O'Shaughnessy Galleries. Here you can see artwork highlighting a variety of styles and eras, including Medieval, Renaissance, pieces from the 19th century, and so much more. The museum also has an amazing collection of Latino, African, African-American, and Native North American artwork on display.South Bend is also home to the Potawatomi Zoo, which is an excellent place to spend an afternoon with the family. This is the oldest zoo in Indiana, and here you can see more than 450 animals and join special events and educational classes. Animals living here include Bactrian camels, okapi, snow leopards, alpacas, Amur tigers, emus, and so many more.


Whether you’re on or off the grid, you have options when it comes to powering your RV. Here are the pros and cons for each.
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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.