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Pilot Knob Campground

Pilot Knob State Park was dedicated in 1924 and draws visitors interested in exploring its historical structures. The park’s three stone bridges, stone shelter, observation tower, and amphitheater are all listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Besides being historically significant, the park is popular for wildlife viewing. In fact, it’s listed on the Iowa Wildlife Viewing Guide. Wildlife in the park includes deer and turkey. Perhaps you’ll see some as you explore miles of hiking trails, including eight miles of equestrian trails. Maybe you prefer spending your time on the water. If so, Pilot Knob State Park has a floating sphagnum bog and two lakes. If you decide you want to spend more than a day exploring the 700-acre park, you can always camp at the Pilot Knob Campground.At the campground, you’ll find both electric and non-electric sites. Enjoy modern restrooms, hot showers, and a dump station. Traveling with children? There’s a playground near the campground. If you want to enjoy a picnic or a cookout, two open picnic shelters are available for reservation. Other recreational activities in and around the campground include horseshoe pits, mountain biking, wildflower viewing, cross-country skiing, and bird watching.



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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.

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The Great Outdoors

Heritage Park of North Iowa is an awesome place to visit when you book an RV in Winnebago County. The park spreads across 91 acres and is an outdoor museum dedicated to preserving America’s rural heritage. The grounds boast antique steam and gas-powered tractors and draft horse demonstrations. You can also get a lesson in shingle making, threshing, and other rural heritage demonstrations when you rent a camper near Pilot Knob Campground and visit Heritage Park of North Iowa.If state parks are more your thing, head 20 minutes' drive north to Lake Mills, Iowa. Here, you’ll find Rice Lake State Park. Named for the 1,200-acre Rice Lake, the park is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts. Any size motor is allowed on the water, and popular activities at the park include water skiing, jet skiing, and fishing. Common catches on Rice Lake include perch, bullheads, bass, bluegill, walleye, crappie, and northern pike. Birdwatching is also popular here as the park is home to various song and migratory birds. Pelicans are known to stop at Rice Lake along their route. Neither tent nor RV camping is permissible at Rice Lake State Park.Then there's the Winnebago River Water Trail. The trail runs along the Winnebago River and is a designated canoeing/kayaking water trail. Beginning in a wetland-type stream, the trail then makes its way through Leland, Iowa and finally finds its end in Scarville. Whether you want to paddle the whole thing or just spend a few hours smooth sailing, it’s a fun activity for the whole family.

Exploring the City

Motorhome camping might just be the best kind of camping. And next time you’re in Forest City, Iowa, you can visit the largest motorhome manufacturing facility in the world. Winnebago Industries, Inc. is headquartered in Forest City and offers tours of the manufacturing plant during select months of the year. Learn about the company. See how the RVs are made, and maybe turn in your RV rental and nab one of your own.Waldorf University is a private university in Forest City. When you visit the town, there are several attractions on the campus to see. If you like art, you can check out work by local artists at the university’s art gallery. The Boman Fine Arts Center regularly hosts performances, art displays, speaker engagements, regional and national touring groups, and other events throughout the year. Just check out their website to see what’s going on next time you’re in town.If you rather stay on dry land, you can work on your golf swing at the local golf course. Boasting 18 scenic holes, the course is enjoyable yet challenging for people of all skill levels. The golf course also has a pro shop, a full bar, and casual dining. If you prefer disc golf, you’ll find a disc golf course just a few blocks east of downtown in Pammel Park and Clark Woods. The course has 21 baskets with challenging tees for advanced players and easier tees for beginners.When you book a campervan rental in Forest City, you’ll find something that pleases people of all ages. Especially popular among nature lovers, you don’t have to travel far from civilization to find your own piece of pristine privacy. Despite its many outdoor oases, you’ll still be within driving distance of Thompson, Buffalo Center, and other popular towns. So whether you’re just passing through or wish to stay awhile, your next adventure awaits when you visit Winnebago County.


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