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Eastern Kansas is a region often associated with flat terrain and farm fields that stretch for miles. Renting an RV opens up new realms of possibilities though, giving you the freedom to ditch the interstate and explore some of the sights off the beaten path. When you rent an RV near Ottawa, KS, you can experience a more authentic example of Kansas.A good place to start this motorhome camping adventure is Pomona Campground inside Pomona State Park. Not only is it an RV-friendly campground, but it’s also centrally located near some of the area’s best off-the-beaten-path attractions. The majority of the RV sites at Pomona Campground offer water and electrical hookups, but a few have full hookups if that’s what you need for your RV rental. You’ll also have access to clean toilets and showers when camping at Pomona Campground.In addition to these well-equipped and well-shaded sites, the campground has dozens of fun activities to participate in with a disc golf course, volleyball and basketball courts, horseshoe pits, a playground for smaller children, and a great swimming beach. There’s no excuse for not spending time outside when you get a campervan rental to use at Pomona Campground.


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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

Pomona Lake will definitely be the star attraction when you’re RV camping in the area. Pomona State Park is popular with swimmers, anglers, and watersports enthusiasts alike, as the 490-acre lake has room for all sorts of outdoor fun. There are also a few hiking trails to wander around on, all of them fairly short and flat, perfect for a morning stroll or a quick jog.If you’re looking for something with a bit more of an adrenaline rush, look no further than the skydiving school just outside the nearby town of Osage City. If flying up to 10,000 feet and jumping out of a perfectly good airplane sounds like a fun time to you, you’re going to love getting an RV rental near Pomona Campground. Still want to see Kansas from the sky but don’t like the idea of descending in a parachute? You could take a hot air balloon ride with one of the companies operating outside Kansas City or Topeka; it’ll be a much more peaceful descent.You might also consider renting a bike in nearby Ottawa and taking a ride down the Flint Hills Nature Trail, which cuts a path 117 miles long, from Osawatomie to Herington. The Missouri Pacific Railroad used to run through the plains of central Kansas, but was abandoned in the 1980s and converted into a rail trail in the 1990s. It’s far too long to ride in a single day, not to mention the need to backtrack or shuttle to your vehicle, but the 30-mile round trip ride from Quenemo to Ottawa might be the perfect day trip.

Exploring the City

Vasser is the closest town when you're RV camping at Pomona Campground, but since it only has a handful of houses and few businesses, you’ll need to drive over to Ottawa or Baldwin City when you want to participate in non-lakeside activities. Ottawa sits on the banks of the Marais Des Cygnes River and has a beautiful historic downtown area, populated with colorful shops selling everything from natural foods to rare books to quirky antiques. If you need to fuel up your RV rental or empty the tanks, there’s a truck stop on the south side of town too.If you’re in need of arts and entertainment when you book an RV in Osage County, there’s the Carnegie Cultural Center in Ottawa. It contains some great works from local artists and has new exhibits every month. For mainstream film screenings, there’s the Plaza Cinemagic Experience. Despite the unique name, it’s actually just the town movie theater, but it’s also one of the oldest continuously operating theaters in the country.Then there’s Baldwin City, a railroad town that’s also home to Baker University, Kansas’s oldest four-year college. Most visitors to Baldwin City come for its Maple Festival in October of each year, where residents celebrate with arts and crafts, a parade, live music, and, of course, train rides. One of Baldwin City’s other major attractions is the Midland Railway, which has a length of just 11 miles, extending down to Ottawa. Tourists can ride the train and learn about Kansas’s railroading history, and several themed trains run on holidays like Memorial Day and Halloween. This charming railroad town is definitely worth a visit when you rent an RV near Pomona State Park.


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Find the perfect RV for Pomona Campground

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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.