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Lafayette Park Campground

If you are looking for a family-friendly Lexington area campground with ample shade and immaculately kept grounds, look no further than Lafayette Park Campground in Gothenburg. You will find here a modest range of big rig RV camping sites with water hookups and 50/30 amp service. Gothenburg campers also get access to showers, restrooms, and a dump station. Other facilities in the campsites at Lafayette Park Campground include picnic tables, BBQ/grills, fire pits, and fire rings.Children will love staying here not only because they have a playground and are allowed to bring pets, but also because Lafayette Park is a Girl and Boy Scout Campground. Adults who love outdoor fun will find the horseshoe courts engaging if they are not on the trails or on the water fishing, kayaking, or canoeing. Other activities available to park visitors are biking and golfing.When you book an RV in Dawson County, Lexington is only half an hour’s drive by Gothenburg camper rental, putting you within arm’s reach of the county seat’s varied attractions ranging from historic to gastronomic. Try to mix and match your activities and include a little bit of everything to make the most of your visit.


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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

Lake Helen Recreation Area was a source of irrigation water to supply factories in the area in the late 19th century. Today, the revitalized lake has become a pleasant destination for fishing and boating. History buffs will be delighted to discover a covered walking bridge here that connects to Lake Helen. There's also a nine-hole disc golf course here along with a playground, picnic pavilions, and concrete exercise trail.An hour's drive away when camping at Lafayette Park Campground, Kearney beckons hiking enthusiasts with a taste for history to retrace the steps of the pioneers on the Oregon and Mormon trails. Locally, the city has miles of natural trails for those who wish to explore them on foot or bicycle and take in views of wooded areas, rolling hills, and prairie along the way. Kearney's 2.3-mile water trail also tempts water adventurers to meander down the Kearney Tailrace and Turkey Creek on canoe and kayak.Close to the Wyoming border, the 800-foot Scotts Bluff had served as a waymark for weary travelers on the Oregon, California, and Mormon trails. At the Oregon Trail Pathway, where the asphalt gives way to dirt, you're walking on the actual Oregon Trail taken by hundreds of thousands of travelers bound for the west. Several other hiking trails wind through the 3,000-acre Scotts Bluff National Monument, but if you'd like to reach the top of the bluff by campervan rental, take the Summit Road for a 1.6-mile scenic drive. Visitors with big RVs or motorhomes pulled by a towing vehicle may want to take the shuttle service instead.

Exploring the Area

Find a campsite at Lafayette Park Campground, and you’ll be a stone’s throw from the “Pony Express Capital of Nebraska." Carve out time to explore the Midway station (on its original site) and the Sam Macchette station (moved from its original location and rebuilt in Ehmen Park) and interact with costumed "riders." Other Gothenburg historical attractions include the Historical Museum and the Sod House Museum representing the exploration and settlement of the area, and the tough times faced by pioneer families.Gothenburg is a major city in Sweden, so it's not surprising to find the Swedish Crosses Cemetery Historical Marker along Highway 47. Wrought in Swedish steel, the three artistic grave markers that date back to the late 19th century not only function as headstones but as symbols of Gothenburg's Swedish heritage. Walk around the beautiful tree-lined streets of the town, and you'll see the Scandinavian influences in many of the homes' architectural styles.With Lexington just a short drive away when you camp in an RV near Gothenburg, you’ll be able to explore the delights of the city by day and go back to your leafy campsite at night. Explore Lexington’s Oregon Trail and Plum Creek Massacre Sites, admire the city’s restored century-old houses, and discover the area’s vineyards. Or time your visit in June when the Plum Creek Rodeo rides into town. It might be best to refuel and restock in Lexington before heading back to the campground, as only a few gas stations and grocery stores exist in Gothenburg.When you book a rental RV in Gothenburg, Nebraska, you get to experience the best of both worlds: the city comforts and crowd-pleasers of Lexington, and the frontier vibe of a Pony Express town. And with a few vineyards nearby to sweeten the deal, who could resist such an offer?


Whether you’re on or off the grid, you have options when it comes to powering your RV. Here are the pros and cons for each.
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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.