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Camping with an RV is a great way to reconnect with your family and make memories that will last a lifetime. Lake Ahquabi State Park, near Indianola, Iowa has fun activities for all ages to enjoy. Don't worry if you don't own a motorhome — book an RV in Warren County and spend some time exploring Iowa. One of the biggest draws of Lake Ahquabi State Park is the 115-acre reservoir where visitors can enjoy boating, fishing, and swimming.

You can camp with your RV at Lake Ahquabi State Park and then head to Des Moines, less than 45 minutes to the north, for shopping and sightseeing. Spend an afternoon in Pleasantville wandering through quaint shops and stocking up on supplies before heading to Lake Ahquabi State Park for a weekend of camping and exploring.

Getting Outdoors

Lake Ahquabi State Park is a great place to go hiking or even mountain biking. Bring your rental motorhome so you can wake up to a spectacular view of nature and hit the trails early. The Lake Trail winds along the shoreline of Lake Ahquabi for four miles and then two and a half miles through the woods for a total of six and a half miles of scenic trail. Most of this trail is gravel surfaced. The Lake Ahquabi State Park Loop Trail is a four-mile trail that's perfect for all skill levels and accessible year-round.

Another great activity when camping at Lake Ahquabi is fishing. Pack your rod and reel in your rental RV and plan to spend some relaxing time casting your line in the lake in hopes of catching your next dinner. There are several fishing jetties along the lake and a fishing pier for great fishing from the shore. The lake is stocked with largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and catfish. Make sure your Iowa fishing license is current before fishing at Lake Ahquabi State Park.

The 115-acre lake is man-made and has a large sandy beach great for guests to sunbathe, build sandcastles, or enjoy a game of sand volleyball. There's a boat launch ramp at the northern end of the park and another ramp in the campgrounds. Swimming is allowed; however, there's no lifeguard on duty at the park. You can bring your own watercraft or rent a boat from the park's concessionaire.

Camping at Lake Ahquabi State Park

Camp in an RV at Lake Ahquabi State Park campgrounds and wake up to the gentle sounds of the lake lapping at the shore. Electrical hookups are available at many of the park's 100+ reservable campsites. There are two dump stations located within the campground. Modern shower facilities and restrooms are within walking distance of most campsites. Every campsite has a picnic table and a fire pit.

If the state park RV campgrounds don't have space or can't accommodate your rig, check out Griff’s Valley View RV Park and Campground in Altoona. This RV park has private shower facilities, modern restrooms, and a laundry room. Full hookups with electric, water, and sewer are available in addition to Wi-Fi.

Alternatively, park your RV rental at Prairie Flower Campground in Polk City. This is a large campground that encompasses over 60 acres with more than 150 individual campsites. Prairie Flower Campground sits on a 6,000-acre lake and has many hiking trails that lead from the campgrounds. Full hookups with electric, water, and sewer are available. Modern flush toilets and shower facilities are located throughout the campgrounds.

Exploring the Area

RV camping at state parks gives you the opportunity to explore the surrounding area. The National Balloon Museum and U.S. Ballooning Hall of Fame in Indianola is an interesting place to visit. The U.S. Ballooning Hall of Fame was created to recognize people who have made significant contributions to the sport of ballooning. Visitors can wander through the museum and learn about the history of ballooning. Visit the gift shop for unique souvenirs to take home to family and friends.

While in Indianola, take an afternoon and tour the winery located just outside of Indianola. This vineyard has produced award-winning wines made from locally grown grapes. Sign up for a tour of the winery, partake in wine tastings, and learn all about the winemaking process.

Head over to Carlisle and visit Banner Lakes at Summerset State Park. Pack a picnic and spend time relaxing along the shore of the lake. You can bring your bicycle and try out the paved bike loop that runs along the park’s roads. The park’s bike loop connects with the Summerset Bike Trail, a 12-mile trail that connects Carlisle to Indianola.

RV Rentals in Lake Ahquabi State Park, IA

Lake Ahquabi State Park, IA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Lake Ahquabi State Park. Outdoorsy's Lake Ahquabi State Park 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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What's around Lake Ahquabi State Park, IA


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