Clinton Campground lies just south of Lawrence inside Clinton State Park and is a popular weekend getaway for those living in the city or nearby Topeka. Sites at Clinton Campground have electrical and water hookups, and there is a dump station nearby if you need to empty your rig's sewage tank. Besides those hookups, there are few amenities when you camp in an RV at Clinton Campground, but most visitors are coming here to enjoy the area’s spectacular natural surroundings and seek the rustic setup. An extensive trail system encircles Clinton Lake and is popular with hikers, cyclists, and those just needing a place to walk their dog.Clinton Lake has its own marina too, perfect for launching a kayak or canoe, both of which can be rented there. If you’re an angler and have the proper state license, Clinton Lake also has an abundance of white and smallmouth bass along with channel and blue catfish. But don’t feel like you need a bunch of gear to enjoy the tranquil waters – just jump in to enjoy its coolness on a hot summer day.Another advantage of camping at Clinton Campground is its proximity to so many of Kansas’s urban areas; Lawrence, Topeka (the capital), and Kansas City (its largest metropolitan area) are all within a half-hour drive of the RV campground. Interstate 70, which connects Topeka with KC, is just north of Clinton State Park and several truck stops dot the highway.

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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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The Great Outdoors

While Clinton Lake should be your first stop for outdoor adventure when you book an RV in Douglas County, there are plenty of other options worth checking out once you’ve had your fill of the state park. You could start by enjoying an easy paddling trip on the Kansas River (referred to as the Kaw). Shops in both Topeka and Lawrence not only rent boats but also run guided adventures for those who aren’t ready to go it alone. It’s a lazy and wide river though, so don’t worry, it’s suitable for all experience levels.There’s nothing quite like a picnic when you’re camping with an RV, and one of the best spots to have one is right in the middle of Lawrence at South Park. The wonderfully landscaped green space is replete with colorful flowers, large grassy areas, and a jungle gym for the kids to play on. You couldn’t ask for a better place to crack open the potato salad.Another option is to rent a bicycle in Lawrence and ride the Lawrence River Trails. The nine-mile loop on the north side of the Kansas River is one of the most pleasant ways to spend an afternoon when you get an RV rental near Clinton Campground. If you’re a birdwatcher, this is an excellent spot to see the herons and eagles that make their home in the adjoining wetlands.

Exploring the City

As Lawrence is home to the University of Kansas, with its tens of thousands of students, you can bet it has a much more impressive dining and nightlife scene than would be expected for a medium-sized town in the middle of Kansas. Take a stroll down Massachusetts Street, on the northeastern edge of campus, and you’ll be treated to all manners of hip bars, brewpubs, and tasty eateries frequented by the college crowd.One of the best ways to spend the day when you rent a camper near Clinton Campground is to wander the University of Kansas campus. It’s home to the Spencer Museum of Art, which features some world-class exhibits from both local and international artists, packed into a small and easy to explore space. There’s also the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, a museum dedicated to the life of alumni Senator Bob Dole and his contributions to the political process. The Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum has all sorts of displays detailing species, living and extinct, and the role they play in their respective ecosystems. Whatever your interest, you’ll find a museum to enjoy on the KU campus.However, talk to any KU alumni, and you’ll probably get an earful about their team, the Jayhawks; Lawrence loves college sports. To get in on the fandom, check out the Booth Family Hall of Athletics on the university’s campus. The museum tells a fascinating story of Jayhawks basketball history, from the program’s inception up until now. Even if you’ve never watched a KU game, it’s sure to captivate your imagination and give you a greater appreciation for the game.One of the more unexpected treats, though is the area vineyards. When you think of good wine, your first thought probably doesn’t involve Kansas. Have your eyes opened to the state’s amazing viticulture scene by visiting one of the wineries to the east of Lawrence where you can do some tastings and pick up a bottle to take home.

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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.


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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.