When you rent an RV in eastern Missouri, consider camping at Meramec Campground near Stanton. Meramec Campground is a part of the larger Meramec State Park; this family-friendly RV campground has restrooms with showers, laundry facilities, and a dump station, all nestled among the trees along with the campsites. There's a playground for younger kids, and the RV park is open year-round, although some amenities may only be available during the summer months. There's also a boat launch at your disposal and one area that's designated for tent camping (the campground is divided into several sections).Once you've settled in, the rest of Meramec State Park is waiting to be explored. There are miles upon miles of trails for you to hike and mountain bike, and the Meramec River is only steps away. You can go swimming, rafting or boating, or fish in the river from the riverbank or a boat. The park has a visitor center where you can get information and ask questions about the park. One of the park's more interesting attractions is Fisher Cave, which has guided tours you can join. If you need gas for your RV rental, groceries, or other supplies, Stanton can fix you up, even if it's just a coffee and a quick bite you need.
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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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RV rentals in Franklin County are how your epic vacation will begin; where your rental RV takes you from there is entirely up to you. A good outdoor destination you should consider is Mark Twain National Forest, a huge nature preserve that covers dozens of counties, including Franklin County. There are trails where you can hike and mountain bike, and some of the trails allow for motorized vehicles such as dirt motorbikes and ATVs. You can canoe or kayak in the rivers, or float lazily downstream in a tube while you admire the breathtaking scenery. You should inquire about renting canoes or kayaks if you don't have one; if you're looking for something more relaxing, the park has numerous picnic sites for you to choose from.Pea Ridge Conservation Area consists of four separate tracts of land. You can expect to see three distinct ecosystems here; the areas that are glades have cedar tree stands, while the large forested areas have stands of oak, pine, hickory, and other species. The area has several streams, one of which is Indian Creek, and the stream banks are populated by bottomland hardwood tree stands. Hunting is allowed for deer, turkey, rabbit, and other smaller mammal species; fishing is also allowed in the streams, and you can camp overnight and spend some time bird watching.Huzzah Conservation Area is a wildlife area that supports selective logging to produce timber resources while providing a refuge for wildlife and recreational opportunities for the general public. It has hiking trails, some of which are a part of the Ozark Hiking Trail and numerous streams and rivers. In the park's southwest area, there is a ridge between the Huzzah and Courtois creeks that is very steep and has vegetation that changes swiftly from the top of the ridge down to the creek bed. While you're here, you'll probably see the remains of a furnace that used to produce pig iron.
Now that you've had your fill of the outdoors, you should consider spending some time enjoying the culture of this area, and the town of Sullivan is a good place to start. This quaint little town has a city park and a zipline business where you can sail through tree canopies before reaching the end of the line. The town's restaurant scene is expansive with Mexican and Asian cuisine on hand, pub restaurants and pizzerias, family restaurants, and much more. Most of the establishments are reasonably priced, and there is a balance of commercial chain restaurants and locally owned and operated venues, so there should be something for everyone.Saint Clair has a historical museum and a canoe-kayak tour company that can take you on local excursions. If you need to get a shopping fix, there is a family-owned business that crafts garden ornaments on-site; they have some items on display which are for sale. Saint Clair's restaurant scene is also quite diverse with cafes, barbecue joints, pub restaurants, and more. One of the establishments has outdoor seating so you can enjoy the scenic views with your meal.Whatever you need to make your vacation complete, whether it's simple but effective accommodations, nature at your doorstep, or something else, you'll find it while camping at Meramec State Park.
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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