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Honey Creek Resort Campground

If you are looking for a motorhome campground with all the amenities of a resort, look no further than Honey Creek Resort Campground. As a guest of the resort's RV campground, you can use all the facilities available, from the indoor water park to the restaurant. The water park features a water slide, lazy river, huge hot tub, pirate ship, video games, and snack shop. You can also take advantage of bike rentals, paddle boats, kayaks, and so much more. Situated on the shore of Rathbun Lake and managed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, RV camping at Honey Creek Resort Campground is a great place for a summer vacation in Iowa. Located in Moravia, Des Moines and Iowa City are only about two hours away.The lake provides a lot of recreational opportunities, especially if you like water sports. Here you can hit the water with a sailboat or powerboat, or you can try water skiing. The beach is beautiful and offers a great place where you can relax as much as you want. Most of the RV sites have very easy access to the lake, plus a great view. The lake is surrounded by scenic forest where you can go hiking, bicycling, or jogging. The park is pet-friendly and even boasts a dog park, where you can take your dogs for a run and some play time. For those who like fishing, crappie, walleye, and channel catfish are among the catches at Rathbun Lake.The resort features an award-winning, environmentally friendly, 18-hole golf course, where you can take classes or spend a day golfing on the 240-acre field. Also at the resort, you can go on a naturalist tour, which is offered year-round. Their naturalist team offers many interesting naturalist programs and activities. For a perfect stay in this amazing resort, book an RV in Appanoose County, Iowa.


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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

Honey Creek State Park is located less than 10 miles from the resort. The park makes a great picnic destination when camping at Honey Creek Resort Campground. This beautiful park has miles of different trails perfect for hiking, biking, or nature viewing. There is also the Woodland Interpretive Trail, which you can follow to learn about the early Native Americans who inhabited the area. See an interesting exhibition about the history of Honey Creek in one of the shelters along the trail. Other popular activities at the park include bird-watching, boating, fishing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and more.Rathbun Wildlife Management Area is only about half an hour drive from the campground, and this is the best location for hunting in the area. This area is available for deer and bird hunting in fall and winter months. This beautiful park, located on the state’s biggest lake, gives you an opportunity to enjoy nature and wildlife viewing opportunities. Hiking, biking, and fishing are also available in the area. Honey Creek Resort has a cleaning station on site, where you can take care of your catch.Stephens State Forest is approximately one hour north from the campground. Covering over 15,000 acres of land, this forest consists of tallgrass prairie, upland hardwood, and bottomland hardwood. This beautiful forest is home to many animal species like deer, squirrels, raccoon, rabbits, fox, coyote, and many other small animals. The forest is ideal for exploring nature, hiking, and wildlife viewing. Some other activities available include snowmobiling and cross country skiing–this area is attractive to visitors year-round.

Exploring the Area

When camping at Honey Creek Resort Campground, you can visit interesting attractions in the county and surrounding rural area. The Appanoose Historical and Coal Mining Museum is only about half an hour's drive south from the campground, in the town of Centerville. The museum has two buildings, the society’s office and the post office, which is the main location. The Old Jail and Sheriff’s residence and the Bland Cabin also belong to the historical society. The museum is mostly dedicated to coal mining history, but displays many other historic artifacts as well.Prairie Trail Museum is located in Corydon, a small town approximately half an hour southwest. The museum features a large red barn with over 25,000 artifacts, a park, and a picnic area with several picnic tables. See an interpretive exhibit that displays an extensive collection of early farm artifacts. This museum is a great educational visit where you can learn about farming and the area’s history and enjoy a relaxing picnic with your family.American Gothic House and Center is located only about one hour east from the campground. This house was an inspiration to one of America’s most famous artworks, “American Gothic” by Grant Wood. The artist was traveling through Iowa in 1930 when he spotted this iconic house and decided that it is a perfect fit for his idea. You can visit the house, take some photos, and join events they are organizing, like concerts, art exhibits, and 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.