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Whippoorwill Campground

Near the heart of Ocean City is the Whippoorwill Campground, which provides a peaceful base for exploring the Cape May Peninsula and Jersey Shore.RV camping at Whippoorwill Campground offers access to 270 sites, with full hookups and water/electric-only sites available. Campers can take advantage of the clean restrooms, laundry facilities, and dump station, and picnic tables and fire pits are provided at each site.Recreational facilities at the Whippoorwill Campground include a swimming pool and a small “kiddie” pool, as well as a children’s playground and a gaming arcade. You can pick up breakfast and lunch items at the Snack Shack, then enjoy a workout at the Whip Fit Gym. Tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts are also available at the campground, as is Wi-Fi and a free library with books and board games to borrow.


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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

Camping at the Whipporwill Campground is a great base for visiting the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, which provides critical habitat for both wildlife and migratory bird species. It encompasses more than 11,000 acres of the Cape May Peninsula, which is visited by thousands of shorebirds who come to rest and refuel each year on their journey to their Arctic breeding grounds. It’s been designated as a Wetland of International Importance, with highlights for birdwatchers including sightings of threatened piping plovers, yellow-throated warblers, and peregrine falcons, as well as ospreys, northern harriers, and American kestrels.Directly west of the Whipporwill Campground is the Belleplain State Forest, a 21,320-acre protected area that’s an ideal destination for hikers. It’s traversed by more than 40 miles of walking trails that meander through its pine, oak, and Atlantic white cedar trees while accessing the reserve’s lakes and ponds. Fishing, boating, and swimming are also permitted within the state forest, while birdwatchers may be treated to sightings of barred owls, Cooper’s hawks, prairie warblers, and Baltimore orioles.Also nearby is the Lizard Tail Swamp Nature Preserve, which was established to protect a rare tract of Cape May lowland swamp. It lies at the headwaters of Bidwell Creek, with several hiking trails that meander through its stands of pine oaks, sweetgum, and red maples. Keep your eyes peeled for migrating birds as you explore the preserve, with songbirds and hawks both visiting the region on their annual migration north.

Exploring the City

Whippoorwill Campground is located in Marmora, which is home to a supermarket that’s well-stocked with grocery supplies. There are also several gas stations in the immediate vicinity where you can fill up your RV rental, together with a handful of fast-food restaurants and eateries for those nights when you don’t feel like cooking.Campsites at the Whippoorwill Campground are just 15 minutes' drive from Ocean City, which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean along the Jersey Shore. You can while away your days on the sands and get your retail fix in one of the numerous shopping centers or the stores along the Ocean City Boardwalk. If you’re traveling with kids, head to Gillian’s Wonderland Pier, which was originally founded in 1929 and features an exciting choice of both indoor and outdoor rides. Alternatively, you can visit Playland’s Castaway Cove to get your thrills on its adrenaline-pumping rollercoasters.Farther north along the Jersey Shore is Atlantic City, famed for its casinos and glitzy lifestyle. You can soak up the sights, sounds, and smells along the Atlantic City Boardwalk, which is lined with shops, restaurants, and amusement arcades, then pick up discounted goods at the Tanger Outlets. Try your luck at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City or ride the towering Ferris wheel at Steel Pier. Another highlight of visiting Atlantic City is seeing Lucy the Elephant, a 19th-century statue that’s now listed as a National Historic Landmark.If you’re interested in the maritime history of the Jersey Shore, don’t miss a visit to the Absecon Lighthouse, which is the tallest lighthouse in the state. It was originally constructed in 1854 and deactivated in 1933, with a museum now occupying its replicated 1925 Keeper’s House. Learn about the shipwrecks that have taken place offshore and life for the keeper while browsing the local memorabilia and artifacts on display. After exploring the museum, climb the 228 steps that lead to the top of the lighthouse for panoramic views across Atlantic City and the surrounding coastline.Whether you want to birdwatch in the reserves of the Cape May Peninsula or enjoy the family-friendly attractions of the Jersey Shore, book an RV rental in Cape May County and start planning your next vacation.


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Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

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Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

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Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

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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.

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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.