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Manhattan is the county seat of Riley County, in the state of Kansas. It is a midsize city and is relatively easy to explore on foot, depending on where you're going to. It also means that the city has the best of both worlds, city creature comforts with small town hospitality. The area where it now sits was first settled in 1854 under the name “Polistra”.

In April of 1855, a group of New Englanders combined Polistra with neighboring Canton and renamed the new community Boston. A few months later, in June, a group of Ohio settlers heading for what is now Junction City ran their boat aground on the Kansas River, not far from Boston. They accepted an offer to join the community, on the condition that it be named Manhattan. The New Englanders agreed and it was incorporated as Manhattan on May 30, 1857. Today it is nicknamed “the little apple” (presumably a comparison to New York's or the Big Apple's Manhattan district) and no trip here would be complete without a photo of your Manhattan RV rental next to the city's welcome sign.

Manhattan is home to Kansas State University and has a university-town feel (lots of young adults burning off post-exam stress), although the students tend to congregate in a particular area of the city, Aggieville. Book an RV in Riley County and you can begin to enjoy the culture that is on tap here, both civilized and natural. Other cities within traveling range that can be enjoyed are Wamego, Randolph, Junction City, Herington, and Council Grove.

The Great Outdoors

At the south end of Tuttle Creek Lake, Cedar Ridge State Park and Tuttle Creek State Park are both gateways to the unbridled outdoors. Cedar Ridge is a popular spot for fishing and boating, while Tuttle Creek (on the reservoir rather than the lake) has swimming and fishing, archery, golf, horseback riding trails and more. Park your Manhattan motorhome rental nearby and you can step out of the lake and into some clean, dry clothes without batting an eye.

At the north end of Tuttle Lake, near Randolph, you have your choice of Fancy Creek State Park, Tuttle Creek Wildlife Area, and Randolph State Park. Fancy Creek and Randolph State Parks are good areas for hiking, remote and not too busy; Fancy Creek also has a shooting range. Tuttle Creek is a good area for wildlife observation; guests can see migratory shorebirds, waterfowl, whitetail deer, turkey, quail, doves, pheasants, and squirrels.

RV Parks

Kansas is a relatively flat state with no mountains and some rolling hills, but it still has ample natural vegetation to make the views scenic from your RV rental near Manhattan.

Tuttle Creek Cove COE has RV sites within walking/viewing distance of the adjacent lake. It has water and electric hookups. The campground is kid and pet-friendly; there is a playground on site for the young ones. There are restrooms and showers, and the campground is close to the city and restaurants.

Tuttle Creek State Park / River Pond Campground has a lot of campsites. It has a combination of RV & tent sites, plus cabins, but most of the sites are for RVs. Some of the sites have full hookups but most have water and electricity or electricity only. There are trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding, picnic areas, volleyball courts, and restroom/shower facilities. There are shooting and archery ranges nearby, plus swimming at the beach.

Acorns Resort Cabins and RV Campground has RV sites plus tent camping and a handful of cabins. These sites have full hookup (water/sewer/electricity). The campground has restroom/shower/laundry facilities and an on-site store. Guests here can go fishing or hike the recreational trails.

Exploring The City

There is no shortage of things to do when exploring the area with a camper rental in Manhattan, KS, starting with museums and zoos, and continuing with the local discovery center, where you can learn about what you've seen at the museums and zoos in more detail. There are art museums and a vineyard that refers to itself as “liquid art”. There is a pottery and painting studio where guests can observe or join in, two farmers markets and three golf courses (not counting the solo mini-golf course). All of these will endow fond memories when the trip is done, so don't forget to bring your camera.

When the dinner bell rings, Manhattan answers. Local establishments include but aren't limited to a bourbon baker, a brewery and a pub diner. Cuisines on offer are Japanese (with some outlets focusing specifically on sushi, others on more mainstream Japanese dishes), Chinese, Thai, Mediterranean, British, Mexican, Cajun, Pizzerias and more. Prices range from cheap eats to moderately priced, although some nicer restaurants may have more expensive items on the menu.

You always have the option of ordering something for takeout or grab some groceries and whip up something delicious in your Manhattan luxury RV rental for consumption on your lawn or camping chairs next to your RV, looking up at the heavens. And smiling. Don't forget to smile.

RV Rentals in Manhattan, KS

Manhattan, KS is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Manhattan. Outdoorsy's Manhattan RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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What's around Manhattan, KS


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Popular Nearby Trails

Hiking Trail Location
Manhattan River Trail Manhattan, KS
Linear Trail Manhattan, KS
Western Heritage Trail Manhattan, KS
Cottonwood Trail Manhattan, KS
Konza Godwin Hill Loop Trail Manhattan, KS
Konza Prairie Nature Trail Loop Manhattan, KS
Konza Prairie Kings Creek Loop Trail Manhattan, KS
Cedar Ridge Manhattan, KS
River Walk Junction City, KS
Crystal Trail Milford Lake State Park, KS

Popular Nearby Campgrounds

Campground Location
Tuttle Lake Campground Emmet County, IA
Milford Campground Geary County, KS
Clay County Park Campground Clay County, KS
Topeka / Capital City KOA Shawnee County, KS
Pomona Campground Osage County, KS
Perry Campground Jefferson County, KS
Clinton Campground Douglas County, KS
Kansas City West / Lawrence KOA Douglas County, KS
Chautauqua Park Campground Gage County, NE
Leavenworth State Fishing Lake Campground Leavenworth County, KS

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