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Green Valley Campground

Within a state park of the same name, the Green Valley Campground is a family-friendly RV park in southern Iowa. It’s just a stone’s throw from the city of Creston, which has all the services you need and is an hour’s drive from Des Moines.RV camping at the Green Valley Campground includes access to non-electric, electric, and full hookup sites. Campers traveling with children can take advantage of the two playgrounds on-site, and there are several picnic shelters that can be reserved online. Additional facilities include modern restrooms and showers, and a dump station.



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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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Delivery or Pickup

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

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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

A highlight of camping at the Green Valley Campground is its access to the surrounding Green Valley State Park, which centers around a 390-acre lake. It’s a popular fishing destination, with largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, walleye, and channel catfish all for the taking. A 6.5-mile multi-use trail hugs the eastern and southern shores of the lake before passing through the Mitchell Marsh, where you can spot a variety of waterfowl and wetland bird species. Swimming in the lake is possible during the warmer months while boats, kayaks, and canoes can be launched year-round.A 20-minute drive east of the Green Valley Campground is the Three Mile Recreational Area, which is named after its centerpiece lake. It will also appeal to anglers, with muskellunge, bass, and crappie inhabiting the waters, while water skiers and power boaters are welcome on the lower portion of the lake. White-tailed deer, squirrel, and cottontails inhabit the surrounding habitat, and the lake is a popular destination for Canada geese and ducks on their annual migration.On the outskirts of Creston is McKinley Park, which boasts a whole host of recreational facilities. Aside from an 18-hole disc golf course and skateboard park, it also features a children’s playground and a leisure swimming pool. Pets are allowed to join you in the park, and there are several picnic shelters where you can relax with your family and friends. You can kick back beside the central lake or stretch your legs on the Park to Park Trail that traverses the park from north to south. Directly north of McKinley Park is Taylor Park, where you’ll find another children’s playground and acres of green space for settling in with a picnic lunch.

Exploring the City

Campsites at the Green Valley Campground are just ten minutes' drive from Creston, where you’ll find several supermarkets for stocking up on grocery supplies. There are also gas stations here if you need to fill up your RV rental and a good choice of fast-food restaurants, pizzerias, and an ice creamery.The Green Valley Campground makes a good base for exploring Des Moines, which serves as the lively capital of Iowa. It’s home to the Iowa State Capitol building that dates to the 1870s and is the only five-domed capitol in the United States. Take note of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument that stands outside the building, together with the Lincoln and Tad statue, then soak up the panoramic views across the city’s downtown area from its hilltop setting.Also not to miss is the Des Moines Art Center, which is renowned for its extensive collection of contemporary paintings, sculptures, and mixed media works. It occupies an impressive building that was designed by Finnish-American architect Eliel Saarinen in the 1940s, with artists such as Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, and Andy Warhol represented in the permanent galleries. The Des Moines Art Center also operates the Pappajohn Sculpture Park, where large-scale works by around 25 artists are exhibited.Green thumbs should make a point of visiting the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, which sprawls along the east bank of the Des Moines River. It’s home to an iconic geodesic dome and exhibits more than 1,200 different species from around the globe in a range of creative settings. If you want to pick up fresh produce, head to the Downtown Farmers’ Market where you can shop for fruits, vegetables, and artisan goods accompanied by live music.The Green Valley Campground is also an easy day trip from Omaha, which lies along the Missouri River just across the border in Nebraska. It’s renowned for its pioneer history and cultural museums. It is one of several stops on the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail that commemorates this 1804-1806 expedition. Delve into the local history at the Durham Museum, which occupies a 1930's train station, then stroll through the themed gardens and arboretum of Kenefick Park. If you’re traveling with kids, be sure to visit the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium to get up close to their big cats.Whether you want to explore the recreational lakes of southern Iowa or get cultured in Des Moines and Omaha, book an RV rental in Union County and start planning your visit.


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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.