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Reserving a site for your RV rental at Cottonwoods RV Park is a great way to experience one of the most dynamic areas in Missouri. You're welcome to bring most members of your family to this pet-friendly RV campground near Columbia. You won’t have to travel far to find entertainment, thanks to the on-site swimming pool, playground, horseshoes, basketball courts, rec room, and library. Staying connected isn’t an issue, either, with Wi-Fi available around the RV park. Your site also comes with full hookups and 50-amp service. When the day's adventures are done, you can head to the shower and laundry facilities to freshen up for the next day. The camp store is always a nice resource for simple shopping needs.When you book an RV in Boone County, you'll find tons of attractions to explore in the area. From the food to the fishing, Missouri is an excellent destination for motorhome camping at any time of year. Multiple beautiful natural areas in the vicinity offer endless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, whether you're looking to go hiking, offroading, skiing, or spelunking. The nearby city of Columbia has something to please everyone in your party. Or, you can always head out east or west for a day trip in St. Louis or Kansas City, respectively. From the campus of the University of Missouri to an enchanting afternoon at Columbia Audubon Nature Sanctuary, boredom won't be an issue for those camping at Cottonwoods RV Park.



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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

The area surrounding Cottonwoods RV Park offers an abundance of natural areas to explore. The most notable recreation area nearby is Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge in Rocheport. With 17 different units covering 26 square miles, the refuge features observation decks, hiking trails, and hunting areas so visitors can get a taste of the region's wilderness. Spotting birds like red-tailed hawks or hummingbirds flying through the air or beavers and turtles by the water is all a possibility at this beautiful refuge.One of the most popular parks in the county is Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, just south of Columbia. This is a tremendous place to spend the day, with hiking trails leading to scenic views that’ll take your breath away. Thrillseekers will want to check out the park's namesake rock bridge, which is part of the park's cave system. Encompassing over 2,200 acres, the state park also offers mountain biking, horseback riding, interpretive programs, and picnic areas so you can choose your own adventure.You might also want to make your way down to Lake of the Ozarks State Park in Kaiser. With plenty of bodies of water to test your fishing prowess, Missouri’s most popular state park is great for fishing, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, and camping. Keen spelunkers can tour the Ozark Caverns, where you'll discover unique geologic formations, an underground waterfall, and elusive cave-dwelling critters. The whole family can experience the Ozark Caverns on a child-friendly tour.

Exploring the Area

The fun doesn’t end once you leave the wilderness. Take the short drive into Columbia, affectionately nicknamed "Como" by the college-town locals. Intrepid travelers can try different flavors of American cuisine or indulge in a tasting at the area's wineries and breweries. After your meal, you could check out one of the best escape rooms in the country, or look for more cultured entertainment at the Museum of Art and Archaeology. Some highlights of a tour here include pottery and clothing from ancient South American civilizations to religious sculptures dating back to the first century BC. With thousands of ancient artifacts from all over the world on display, you never know what you might see in the permanent and rotating exhibitions.Another popular tourist attraction is the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City. Visitors flock here to experience everything from the prison cells to the ghosts. A two-hour history tour will entertain you with tales of breakout attempts, riots, and more. Perhaps you’d rather delve into the paranormal with a two-hour tour, or take it to the next level with a three-hour ghost hunt with EMF meters.Military history buffs will want to add Museum of Missouri Military History to their itinerary. Check out the outdoor exhibits, where you can see massive weapons of war like the F-4 Phantom II fighter, the Sherman tank, and the F-15 Eagle fighter. Inside, you'll find many more artifacts spanning multiple military conflicts, from the Revolutionary War all the way to the tools of today.These attractions just scratch the surface of fun things to do near Cottonwoods RV Park. Rent a motorhome in Columbia and start planning your adventures in the Cave State.


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Find the perfect RV for Cottonwoods RV Park

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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.