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Lake Of Three Fires Campground

In Bedford, Iowa, close to the border with Missouri, Lake of Three Fires Campground is part of a beautiful state park by the lake. This RV campground is great for both long and short stays. Des Moines and Omaha are less than two hours' drive from here, and in addition to the wonderful natural beauty, you can also visit some urban areas and cultural attractions.The RV campground is close to the lake, and RV camping here is a great experience if you like to be surrounded by nature. When you camp at Lake of Three Fires State Park, you'll have access to fire rings and picnic tables, electrical hookups, clean restrooms and showers, and more. The campground is family-friendly, and kids will have a lot of space to play. Fishing is one of the main activities here, as well as hunting. There are two hunting areas close to the campground. The park has two beautiful open picnic shelters and a picnic lodge. There are kids' playgrounds, a beach, and a boat ramp, and a sand volleyball court here as well.While motorhome camping at Lake of Three Fires Campground, you can explore nature, go wildlife watching, or hike and bike on several trails in the park. This is a perfect vacation spot for nature lovers, with a lot of recreational opportunities year-round.



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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

Lake Icaria is only about half an hour' drive north when you're camping at Lake of Three Fires Campground. This beautiful lake has a nice scenic park surrounding it, where you can enjoy picnics, hiking, biking, or just relaxing on the beach. The lake is great for fishing, boating, kayaking, and canoeing. This 600-acre lake is open year-round, and you can also visit it in the wintertime for ice fishing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Music events and festivals are often held at the park, especially in the summertime.Green Valley State Park is less than an hour's drive northeast of the campground. This scenic 100-acre park has about 3.5 miles of paved trails, where you can go jogging, hiking, or bicycling. Explore the park and go wildlife watching, or have a picnic in one of the picnic shelters on-site. Fishing and boating are available on the lake, where you can also enjoy canoeing and kayaking. Just a few minutes' drive from here, you can find two other lakes, Twelve Mile Lake and Three Mile Reservoir. Both lakes have natural parks on their shores and nice hunting areas as well.Rathbun Lake is approximately two hours' drive east of the campsites at Lake of Three Fires State Park. Rathbun Lake is one of the most popular vacation spots in the state. There are several nature parks around the lake, including Honey Creek State Park, Prairie Ridge Park, and Island View Park. Head here for a day trip with the Bedford camper rental and enjoy the beautiful rolling hills around this scenic lake. Boating is the most popular activity here, and you can see many sailboats, powerboats, and anglers. If you like fishing, cast a line for crappie, walleye, and channel catfish. There are sandy beaches and picnic areas for relaxing by the lake.

Exploring the City

Visit the Taylor County Historical Museum and Round Barn while RV camping at Lake of Three Fires Campground. This interesting museum complex features a log cabin, a furnished schoolhouse, a print shop, a bank building, a small chapel, and a depot. The Round Barn is also a unique sight to see. Exhibits, historical artifacts, and memorabilia provide insight into what life was like in the 19th century.Less than half an hour's drive west in the town of Clarinda, you can visit another historical museum, the Nodaway Valley Historical Museum. The museum highlights the county’s history and preserves and displays historical artifacts. Here you can see everything from old photographs and memorabilia to old cars and buildings. You can also take a guided tour of the museum or join group tours if you book in advance.Fire up the Bedford camper rental and drive two hours northeast to Des Moines, and you will find a lot of interesting and attractive things to see and do. The Blank Park Zoo is especially nice and can provide a full day of fun for you and your family. See animals like African lions, red pandas, Amur tigers, giraffes, and so much more. The zoo also offers various experiences, like animal encounters and feedings, animal presentations and training, train and carousel rides, educational programs, and so much more.


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Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

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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

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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.