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Stand in two states at once when you visit Council Bluffs. In western Iowa, Council Bluffs sits on the Iowa-Nebraska state line. Though often overshadowed by its neighboring city Ohama, Council Bluffs is an awesome place to visit in its own right. Home to a state park, several historic sites, and unique places, you definitely won’t regret booking a campervan rental in Council Bluffs. Situated on the banks of the Missouri River, you’re sure to find something that pleases when you search for an RV in Pottawattamie County.

The Great Outdoors

Spend some time on the water when you book a camper rental in Council Bluffs. Lake Manawa State Park provides the perfect backdrop for a family picnic, a strenuous hike, or a leisurely walk through the woods. Ride your bike around the lake’s shore or take to the park’s eight miles of mountain bike trails. On the water, feel free to bring your boat with any size motor or rent a paddle board, kayak, or canoe from the Lake Manawa Beach. In the mood for fishing? Common catches include bluegills, crappies, catfish, bass, and walleye.

While visiting Council Bluffs, you’ll want to make time to visit Heartland of America Park in Omaha. This urban oasis features a human-made lake with boat rides, fountains, and a light show in the evening. The park’s crowning jewel is the Heartland of American Fountain, which spews water 320 feet into the air. At the park, you can also check out Lewis and Clark exhibits, WWII and Airborne Memorial Sculptures, and a walking bridge that links to the Lewis and Clark Landing. Located across the street from the Old Market neighborhood, there’s something new to learn and experience at Heartland of America Park.

Whether you have a green thumb or just like to immerse yourself in natural beauty, a trip to Lauritzen Gardens/Kenefick Park is sure to please. The botanical gardens and arboretum have several exhibits showcasing exotic and local plants. Experience what life was like millions of years ago in the Dinosaur UpROAR exhibit or enjoy pieces of art crafted by fibers and dyes that can only be found in nature. In addition to its semi-permanent displays, there’s always some type of event going on here, so be sure to stop by when you book an RV rental in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

RV Parks

Looking for a place to park your camper rental in Council Bluffs? Consider Tomes Country Club Acres. The campground can accommodate big rigs, allows pets, and offers shaded sites. Each campsite has full hookups including 30 and 50 amp electrical service. From the campground, you’ll be able to easily hop onto I-29 and I-80 and access popular Iowa locales such as Sioux City. This proximity to the major interstates makes Tomes Country Club Acres a definite contender when you book a motorhome rental in Council Bluffs.

Another option outside the city is Shelby Country Inn and RV Park. Just a 30-minute drive away in Shelby, the RV park offers sites with full and partial hookups. Pull-through sites are available, and each is equipped with a picnic table. At the RV park, you’ll also have access to bathhouses, a recreation room with a stove and refrigerator, and a laundromat. Also, feel free to bring your pets because they are welcomed here.

Exploring Council Bluffs

Something is endearing about walking around in a city’s downtown area and discovering what life is like in the day of a resident. Old Market is known as Omaha’s art and entertainment district and is located just across the state line in Omaha, Nebraska. Old Market is revered for its upscale shopping, art galleries, and abundant restaurants. Check out The Durham Museum, which is dedicated to preserving the history of the United States’ western region, or grab a cup of coffee, plop down on a bench, and soak in the sights. From fine French cuisine to a freshly brewed beer to wood-fired pizza, your senses are calling you to Old Market when you rent a motorhome in Council Bluffs.

Historic jails are interesting...and a bit creepy...but you’ve probably never seen or visited one like the Squirrel Cage Jail in Council Bluffs, the only three-story rotating jail in existence. To get an idea of what the jail is like, envision a combination of a lazy Susan and a slice of pie. This odd yet functional style had only one entrance and exit and allowed the jail to be controlled by a single deputy. The jail, which was built in 1885, was used until 1969. Today, visitors to the historical and unique jail can see what the prison looked like when it was abandoned in the late 1960s.

Another cool place to check out is Bayliss Park. One of the park’s most notable features is the fountain which has unique water features, patterns, and an awesome light display. Around the fountain, you’ll find a plaza with colorful flower displays and access to the surrounding green space. Little ones will enjoy the small interactive splash pad, which includes sprays of water that erupt from the plaza floor. Children and adults alike can also appreciate the touchable art found along the east side of the plaza.

RV Rentals in Council Bluffs, IA

Council Bluffs, IA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

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

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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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What's around Council Bluffs, IA


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Popular Nearby Trails

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Iowa Riverfront Trail Council Bluffs, IA
Valley View biking trail Council Bluffs, IA
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Carter Lake Carter Lake, IA
Bob Kerrey Omaha, NE
Woodland Loop Trail Carter Lake, IA
Wabash Trace Nature Trail Council Bluffs, IA
Manawa Lake to Indian Creek Bike Trail Lake Manawa State Park, IA
Field Club Trail Omaha, NE
Fontenelle Forest Trails Bellevue, NE

Popular Nearby Campgrounds

Campground Location
Lake Manawa Campground Pottawattamie County, IA
Arrowhead Park Campground Pottawattamie County, IA
West Omaha / NE Lincoln KOA Sarpy County, NE
Prairie Rose Campground Shelby County, IA
Viking Lake Campground Montgomery County, IA
Beck Memorial Park Campground Burt County, NE
Island Park Campground Burt County, NE
Onawa / Blue Lake KOA Monona County, IA
Lewis and Clark Campground Monona County, IA
Lake Anita Campground Cass County, IA

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