Prairie Rose Campground

When you want to retreat to the prairies and fields of the Midwest, consider taking an RV rental to Prairie Rose State Park. The state park has two campgrounds, East and West, and the East Campground is set up for RV adventurers of all kinds. Whether your RV rental needs full hookups or just an electrical connection, you can reserve a site and begin your prairie adventures.You can enjoy the on-site restroom and shower facilities maintained by the state park and relax in knowing that you’ll have everything you need at your home on the plains. There is also a dump station on-site available for use if needed.The Prairie Rose Campground also has several other perks to keep your days and evenings packed with fun. You can challenge the new friends you’ll meet to a game of basketball or horseshoes as you enjoy the summer sounds of rural Iowa. If you’re traveling with kids, they can tire themselves out at the playground before you all drift off to sleep beneath one of Iowa’s clearest night skies.

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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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Choose your location, dates, and send the host a request to book.


Delivery or Pickup

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

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Most hosts have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.


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 host in the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

When you park your travel trailer rental at Prairie Rose State Park in Harlan, you may as well explore the park while you’re there. With seven miles of multi-use trails set up for hiking, biking, and even cross-country skiing, there are plenty of ways to explore. The trails will wind you through the carefully restored prairie of Prairie Rose and help give you a sense of what the land looked like hundreds of years ago. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can head to Prairie Rose Lake, situated in the middle of the park. Here, you can sunbathe on the beach, launch a boat into the water and explore, or even try your luck on one of the fishing jetties.Just a short drive away from your campsite at Prairie Rose State Park is Whiterock Conservancy in Coon Rapids. This 5,500-acre stretch of land in the Middle Raccoon River Valley boasts ten miles of hiking trails perfectly maintained for your enjoyment and exploration of the valley. If you want to see the valley from a different perspective, you can rent a canoe or kayak and explore the Raccoon River. Maybe you’ll be able to find a secluded bank during your voyage and drop a line and try to catch some resident bluegill or catfish. For those looking to learn something new, there is an operating sustainable farm on-site where you can learn more about the agricultural history of the state.When you book an RV in Shelby County, you can take a day trip to Loess Hills State Forest in Mondamin. Comprised of four separate sections spanning almost 12,000 acres, you can explore the 38-mile trail network and experience a lot of what Iowa has to offer. You’ll see loess hills, canyons, prairie lands, and hardwood forests. You can enjoy the hardwood forest and prairie rehabilitation sites where teams of environmentalists and scientists are working to restore the natural lands to their previous glory. You can also learn all about the geological history of the area, dating all the way back to the Ice Age.

Explore the City

Those who enjoy learning about new cultures should consider a visit to the Museum of Danish America. Here, you can stroll through the exhibition halls and see paintings dating back to the 1700s, artifacts from Denmark, and even a reconstructed Danish windmill. The museum also hosts a variety of events, so be sure to check out their event calendar to see if any festivals or markets line up with your travel plans.Iowa has a long and proud agricultural history. You can learn all about this history at Farmall-Land USA. With a large collection of tractor and agricultural equipment, you can see how technologies improved over the years, learn about the different practices implemented, and even meet locals who are knowledgeable about the subject.If you plan to travel to the area in June, you’ll want to head to the next town over for the Walnut Antique Show. Every year, around 300 antique vendors and dealers flock to Walnut, Iowa, to showcase their inventory and make sales and trades. You’ll get to see many pieces of Americana and maybe even go home with a new piece of furniture or work of art.During your Harlan camper rental excursion, you may need to restock and refuel your rig. Luckily enough, there are plenty of gas station and grocery store options around. Most of the options will be located on the main routes and highways.If there’s one thing that everybody thinks of when they think of Iowa, it’s corn. There’s nothing like fresh Iowa corn, whether boiled or grilled, to tie a meal together; make sure you sample some when you rent a motorhome near Prairie Rose Campground.

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Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


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.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


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.


How does check-in work?


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.