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Wapsipinicon Campground

Nestled among the trees and beautiful scenery of Wapsipinicon State Park, the Wapsipinicon Campground welcomes visitors to the Midwest to relax among nature and escape for a little. In the eastern reaches of Iowa, along the banks of the Wapsipinicon River (known as the Wapsi), the campground at this idyllic state park is a great place to unwind. Whether you plan to just immerse yourself in Wapsipinicon or you want to use the park as your home base when you book an RV in Jones County, camping with an RV rental is a great way to experience the beauty of Iowa.The Wapsipinicon Campground has both nonelectric and electric sites available for motorhome rental camping. In addition to that, you will have access to restroom and shower facilities around the campground. If you need some more modern comforts, however, the town of Anamosa is just north of the state park.Whether you enjoy fishing in lakes and rivers or seeing the sights by way of a hiking trail, staying in eastern Iowa will give you the ability to explore the state with ease. You can also jump over the borders into Wisconsin and Illinois for even more Midwestern exploring. No matter how you choose to spend your time in Iowa, enjoying the RV sites at Wapsipinicon Campground will be that nature retreat you need.



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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

For an easy immersion into nature, you can stroll just outside of the campground and straight into the Wapsipinicon State Park in Anamosa. There are a few hiking trails leading through the forest along the Wapsi River and toward the unique limestone bluffs and formations, so there’s plenty of exploring to partake in at this little gem. For something truly unusual in Iowa, you can visit the caves. The Horse Thief Cave is rumored to have been the hiding spot of several historic horse thieves in the area, and the Ice Cave is known for its peculiarly chilling air. If you feel like taking in the fresh air in a slightly different way, you can enjoy a game of golf on the park’s nine-hole course.A short drive northwest of the RV campground is the Matsell Bridge Natural Area near Springville, Iowa. Just shy of 2,000 acres, Matsell Bridge encompasses several different Iowan habitats and ecosystems all within one park. You can enjoy a leisurely hike through the various sections of the park or secure a canoe or kayak and head down the Wapsi River. Another positive of the river is the abundance of fish, such as catfish, smallmouth bass, and walleye, just waiting for an angler to test their luck. If you’re traveling to Iowa in the winter, you can still enjoy the 12.5 miles of hiking trails because they transform into cross-country skiing trails when the snow starts to fly.With some gently rolling hills and Wapsi River views, the Pinicon Ridge Park in Central City gives you a real sense of the variety of Iowa. You can climb to the top of the observation tower and, on a clear day, can see for miles around. If you’re traveling in the summer, you can rent a boat from the on-site boathouse and enjoy the scenic views of the Wapsi from a different perspective.

Explore the City

For all lovers of "hogs," the open road, and Americana, a trip to the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa is a great step into history. Here, you can learn about the beginnings of the bicycle and evolution to the motorbike and motorcycle, view temporary exhibits, and even attend a variety of events hosted by the museum. You can also try your luck and enter the contest to win a motorcycle.Campers looking for something a little more reserved can head to the Grant Wood Art Gallery in downtown Anamosa for a great afternoon trip. The gallery is entirely devoted to Grant Wood, arguably Iowa’s most famous artist. You can also learn more about the historical sections of the town while touring this excellent site.Just a short drive east of town is the Edinburgh Pioneer Village. Here, you can learn about the pioneer beginnings of the Great Plains. You can wander around historic buildings, such as a log cabin, the schoolhouse, and the church. You can also learn even more at the on-site museum, which features historical photographs, preserved furniture, and important documents.When enjoying your adventure with a camper rental in Anamosa, you might need to restock and refuel to keep things moving smoothly. There are a couple of grocery store and gas station options just north of the park in Anamosa.While you may immediately think of corn when you think of the Midwest, Iowa has its own comfort food that’s sure to delight at the end of a day of exploring. Find the local diner and sit down to a hot breaded pork tenderloin sandwich.


It doesn't get more convenient than having your own bathroom on the road. Let's talk about the 3 main types of toilets you may encounter in an RV rental.
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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.