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Northampton / Springfield KOA

Northampton/Springfield KOA is located in a beautiful setting in the western mountains of Massachusetts, about 15 minutes' drive from Northampton and a half an hour's drive from Springfield. If you’re scoping out RV campgrounds to explore western Massachusetts or really anywhere in New England, you’re going to love the KOA’s central location.Northampton/Springfield KOA offers some excellent amenities too, like full hookups for your rental RV, with 50-amp electrical service, 90-foot-long pull-through sites, a dump station, a swimming pool that’s open during Massachusetts’s famously humid summers, and a dog park where your furry companions can run around. RV camping at the KOA is a great experience for families too, with a small playground and bounce house where the little ones can burn off their excess energy, and fire truck rides that are sure to make for a memorable vacation.While camping in an RV at Northampton/Springfield KOA, there'll be plenty of opportunities for you to socialize with fellow travelers too. There are pancake breakfasts every weekend, a DJ for dance parties, bingo nights, and loads of planned activities in the surrounding area.If you’re motorhome camping in September, you’ll definitely want to check out The Big E festival in Springfield; it’s New England’s largest state fair event. Like any great state fair, it has carnival games, thrilling rides, and tons of great food from all over New England; think fresh maple syrup from Vermont, lobster rolls from Maine, and Boston Crème Pies from Massachusetts.



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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.

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Delivery or Pickup

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

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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

Getting an RV rental near Northampton/Springfield KOA is perfect for setting up a basecamp to explore the nearby Berkshire Mountains. Additionally, due to much of New England being connected by trains prior to the invention of the automobile, the region hosts an extensive network of rail trails that are perfect for cycling, jogging, or leisurely strolls. The Norwottuck Branch Rail Trail runs for 11 miles from Northampton, through Amherst, to the little community of Belchertown. Its flat grade and smooth pavement make this an ideal pathway for cyclists on road bikes and runners who don’t want to worry about mud or gravel underfoot.For great hiking experiences when you book an RV in Hampshire County, head to the Mount Tom State Reservation just south of Northampton. The nearly 2,000-acre preserve sits a few hundred feet above the Connecticut River and offers spectacular vistas from its cliff-hugging trails. There’s even a small abandoned ski hill to explore, complete with some of the original lift equipment.If you’re looking to get out on the water when RV camping at the KOA, the Connecticut River is an excellent place to start. Several outfitters in the Northampton and Springfield area rent kayaks to use on the waterway and the current isn’t too fast, so it’s a great experience for novice paddlers.

Exploring the City

Northampton is home to Smith College, the largest of the Seven Sisters elite liberal arts colleges. Students make up a good chunk of the town’s population, so it has a surprisingly good nightlife for a community of its size. The town certainly punches above its weight when it comes to unique restaurants and bars catering to the college town crowd.There’s also plenty of great shopping close by when renting a camper near Northampton/Springfield KOA. Yankee Candle’s flagship store in South Deerfield is a popular stop if for no other reason than that you have to pop in and get a whiff of the intoxicating smells. Several outlet shops are located nearby that have great deals on overstocked items.Fun fact: Basketball was invented at the YMCA in Springfield back in the 1890s. The city is home to the Basketball Hall of Frame and is an absolute must-see for anyone who's ever had a love of the game. Interactive exhibits feature basketball’s greatest heroes, and there are heaps of history to explore on its three-level campus.If you bring the kids along on this campervan rental adventure, you’ll surely need to make time for a visit to the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum in Springfield. Creations from the beloved children’s author are on full display in a series of interactive exhibits that are fun for the whole family and kids are encouraged to use their creativity through stories and games.Older kids and those who are still a kid at heart will love visiting the Six Flags Amusement Park just south of Springfield on the Connecticut River. It’s one of the oldest parks in the Six Flag chain, but has a fantastic set of rides, with the “Superman the Ride" roller coaster consistently ranking as one of the best steel roller coasters in the country.If you’re considering a day trip to Boston during your RV rental adventure, it might be best to utilize the commuter rail and park your rig at one of the suburban stations as parking in the city can be a challenge. Another option is to take Amtrak from Springfield; there are a few trains to choose from each day.


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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.