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Where the Salem and Delaware Rivers meet is the small city of Salem, New Jersey. Just south of Wilmington, this area offers lots for campers to do when they book an RV in Salem. A typical East Coast city, Salem was founded by Quakers in the 1600s, who named the place Salem after the Hebrew word shalom, meaning peace.

The city is noteworthy for allegedly popularizing the consumption of tomatoes in the U.S., with the area being ideal for growing tomatoes due to its proximity to the Salem River. There's a lot of history in the town too, with the oldest courthouse in New Jersey being located in the city and the presence of the "Salem Oak," a 500-year-old oak tree that sits in the center of the town.

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The Great Outdoors

One of the best things about having an RV rental in Salem is the city's proximity to the Salem River and its vibrant ecosystem. The Salem River Wildlife Management Area is nearby and offers fun activities for the whole family. Visitors can partake in lots of water sports, including kayaking and canoeing. There's also a short 0.2-mile trek from the main road to a viewing platform overlooking Mannington Creek, the ideal place to snap some pictures or enjoy a picnic. These marshlands are also a birdwatcher's paradise, with efforts being made to preserve the endangered species in the swamp, such as bald eagles and peregrine falcons.

Just south of this wildlife refuge is another great park to visit, the Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. This refuge is similar to the Salem River refuge as it offers marshlands and opportunities for water sports. Visitors are also welcome to engage in recreation such as hunting. This park is also a prime destination for wildlife enthusiasts, with two trails offering varied habitats for species like southern leopard frogs, kestrels, and songbirds.

If you're looking to get away from the river when you book a camper rental in Salem, then you might want to plan a trip to Elk Neck State Park near Elkton. Just across the Delaware River, this state park is located on a peninsula formed by the Elk River and the Chesapeake Bay and offers some stunning views across the bay and the surrounding areas, ideal if you enjoy a hike with a view. Due to the park's location, there's also plenty to do, with water sports and fishing being popular past times.

RV Parks

There are a few campground options scattered around when you consider an RV rental in Salem. One nearby is the Four Seasons Family Campground in Woodstown. This popular campground offers over 400 spaces complete with full hookups that have 30 and 50 amp electric. With plenty of room for your big rig, the pull-through sites here offer room for slide-outs. There are plenty of amenities, including laundry services and a restaurant, and recreational activities such as fishing and boating, with a marina next door.

Another quality campground to consider when you rent a motorhome in Salem is Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in Elmer. This large park offers over 250 sites complete with 30 and 50 amp electric. Essential amenities such as restrooms, laundry services, and showers are available, and favorite recreation activities include swimming in the on-site pool and playing in the game room.

Exploring the City

Salem is a large enough city that your basic needs will be taken care of when you rent an RV here. Anything which can't be found in Salem can be found in Wilmington, just a short drive across the Delaware River. One of the best excursions in Salem is Pea Patch Island located in the Delaware River. This mile-long island offers historical and natural wonders, including the old Delaware Fort and a safe nesting place for native birds. Visitors are welcome to tour this historic Civil War fort, with the staff dressed in period clothing to make you feel like you're back in the 1800s.

If you're a big fan of history, then you might want to stop by Hancock House. Built in the 1700s, this house was the site of the 1778 Hancock's Bridge Massacre by British troops during the Revolutionary War. If you're interested in the nation's history, then this might be the ideal place for you -- visitors are welcome to tour the house and examine artifacts from the era.

If you're looking for an activity the kids will enjoy when you book an RV rental in Salem, then you might want to take a trip to Wilmington. Wilmington has a lot of interesting sights, and a fun family-friendly one is a visit to the Brandywine Zoo. Despite being small, this zoo has plenty of unique animals on display, including red pandas and capybaras. There's plenty for kids to learn about the animals too, through informational classes on conservation efforts.

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