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Shipshewana is a small town in northern Indiana, located close to the border with Michigan. The city is halfway between Detroit and Chicago, and is a two-hour drive from each city. Fort Wayne is around an hour’s drive south. Book an RV in Shipshewana, and you can experience this rural area of Indiana.

The first European settlers arrived in the Shipshewana region in the early 1830s. Shipshewana was named after a local Potawatomi Indian. This town is also famous for its Amish and Mennonite communities. Rent an RV in Shipshewana for a chance to see some of the most interesting historical locations and museums of the area, where you can learn about life in the 19th century.

The Great Outdoors

Pine Knob Park is just about 20 minutes’ drive east when you have an RV rental in Shipshewana. The park consists of 229 acres of oaks, pines, soft maples, prairie oak savanna, fen, and Meteer Lake. This beautiful park offers some great outdoor recreational activities like archery, hunting, hiking, walking, fishing, and picnicking. In the park, you can find picnic shelters and tables, ideal for a day spent in nature with your family.

Dallas Lake Park is approximately 20 minutes’ drive southeast when you rent a motorhome in Shipshewana. The park covers around 140 acres on the shore and has a wonderful beach, which is a popular summer spot for swimming and water sports. There is also a wetland observation deck where you can go wildlife viewing and birdwatching. The hiking trail runs around the wetlands and through the woods and is a nice scenic location for walking and hiking.

Mallard Roost Wetland Conservation Area is an excellent place for hunting, located less than half an hour’s drive south when you rent a campervan in Shipshewana. Some of the animal species you can find here are rabbits, squirrels, waterfowl, deer, and pheasants. The South Branch of Elkhart River runs through the park and offers the opportunity for fishing and boating. This park is also a beautiful place for hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, and picnicking.

RV Parks near Shipshewana

With an RV rental in Shipshewana, you can choose from a few RV parks in the town and surrounding area. Shipshewana RV Park and Service Center is one of them, located right next to a flea market. Here you’ll have your choice of sites with pull-through or back-in access, and there are full hookups, picnic tables, Wi-Fi, a camp store, and an RV service center on site. The proximity to the town center and flea market is the biggest advantage of this RV park, which is a great feature if you want to visit local attractions while you’re here.

Shipshewana Campground South Park is located in the southern part of the town and surrounded by beautiful greenery, and close to hiking trails and natural attractions. The park offers full hookups, pull-through and back-in sites, picnic tables at each site, Wi-Fi, community fire pits, portable fire pits, indoor and outdoor pavilions, laundry facilities, restrooms and showers, a gift shop, and more. This relaxing and quiet place could be ideal for a family vacation.

Shipshewana North Park Campground is on the opposite side of the town from South Park. This charming park is in a natural setting and also features a beautiful Florida room for activities and events, a barn-style meeting room, an oak pavilion, full hookups, and an ice cream and frozen custard stand. The park also has Wi-Fi and is wheelchair-accessible. Local attractions like a flea market, buggy and carriage rides, Dentzel Carousel, and others, are all close to the campground and you can take a short ride or a walk to access them.

Exploring the Town

Shipshewana is a charming little town with a lot of history and old neighborhoods. Take a buggy or carriage ride around the city and learn about the town’s past. Visit Amish communities and learn about their way of life. There are several different tours available in the town center for you to choose from.

Shipshewana Auction and Flea Market is one of the main attractions in the area, and it brings a lot of visitors from all around. One of the Midwest’s largest flea markets, this place features hundreds of vendors where you can buy everything from antiques to livestock. Spend a day at the market and take a lunch break at one of the rustic restaurants nearby.

Shipshewana Area Historical Society has a museum that preserves and interprets the history of the area. Here you can see publications, artifacts, photographs, and more. They also offer educational programs and tours where you will learn a lot about the Shipshewana region spanning from the 19th century through today.

RV Rentals in Shipshewana, IN

Shipshewana, IN is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Shipshewana. Outdoorsy's Shipshewana RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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