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If you're on the lookout for a peaceful seaside campground in North Carolina, look no further than Lanier's Campground. Just outside the oceanfront town of Surf City, this RV park is perfect for watersports. North Carolina's Intracoastal Waterway is ideal for a variety of activities, including swimming, fishing, paddling, and much more. There are also lots of recreational facilities on-site, including a swimming pool, a rec hall, and a game room. Bring your pup along to this pet-friendly campground near Surf City, and you can explore the seaside with your four-legged best friend.When you camp in an RV at Lanier's Campground, you'll be at one of North Carolina's best oceanfront campgrounds. The campground provides over 400 campsites, the majority of which have full hookups that support 30/50 amp electrics. Big rigs are supported here, with pull-through sites and space for slide-out campers. The campground also offers some home comforts, such as a grocery store, showers, laundry facilities, and much more.RV rentals near Surf City are excellent for vacationers looking to see the best of North Carolina's shoreline. With beautiful white sandy beaches, barrier islands, and several nearby state parks, you'll have lots to do during your stay. You'll also be close to some of the region's best cities, with Wilmington and Jacksonville boasting tons of family-friendly attractions.



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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.

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After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Surf City campers looking to make the most of their seaside location will want to stop at Hammocks Beach State Park. This park consists of grasslands, wetlands, and maritime forests on the edge of North Carolina's Intracoastal Waterway. One of the main attractions in the park is Bear Island, a four-mile-long barrier island that is only accessible by ferry or kayak. Adventurers can rent a kayak from the park office and paddle out to the island while exploring the region's wetlands and swamps. Once on the island, cast a line into the calm waters and expect to hook flounder, bluefish, and trout, or bring along a picnic and enjoy lunch overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.If you're looking for a seaside park with a bit of history, plan a trip to Fort Macon State Park. On North Carolina's barrier islands, the park features the remnants of a fort dating back to the Civil War. Visitors can tour the fort, see artifacts relating to its use and construction, and even visit the Coastal Educational Center to learn more about the area's ecosystem. After exploring the fort, you can stroll through the park's dunes and marshes, with over a mile and half of trails to explore. Birdwatchers will love Fort Macon State Park, with over 300 different species of birds spotted in the area. Fishing is also possible here, and anglers can expect to catch sheepshead, flounder, and spot croaker in these waters.Campers looking to explore some of the inland areas of North Carolina should consider visiting Jones Lake State Park. This park is ideal for a relaxing day out and consists of pine forests surrounding the serene Jones Lake. The lake's shallow, warm water is ideal for swimming, and the sandy beach is well-equipped with a bathhouse and concession stand. Kayaks, canoes, and small boats are welcome at the lake, and the park has a boathouse where you can rent kayaks and canoes. While there aren't too many species of fish in the lake, fishing is still possible, and the most common catches include catfish, chain pickerel, and yellow perch. The park also has over four miles of trails that loop around the lake.

Exploring the City

During your Surf City campervan rental trip, you'll more than likely want to branch out and visit some of the state's beautiful seaside cities. Wilmington is one of North Carolina's biggest ports and contains several historic maritime attractions. The Battleship North Carolina is one of Wilmington's biggest attractions, and this massive vessel was an integral weapon for U.S. forces during World War II. Visitors can take guided tours of this decommissioned boat while learning about close calls with Japanese forces and the ship's impressive battle record. During the tour, visitors will be able to imagine what it was like to be stationed on the ship, see how the crew lived, and view artillery used during battle.Wilmington has some of the best museums in North Carolina, and one of the most popular is the Cameron Art Museum. This well-respected museum contains thousands of paintings in its collection, ranging from local to international art. There is a wealth of local art on display, which is well-worth seeing, including work by Minnie Evans, Elliott Daingerfield, and Romare Bearden. The museum also hosts temporary exhibits from international artists.One of the best attractions for families in Wilmington is the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Some of the fantastic critters you'll see in the aquarium include mesmerizing jellyfish, adorable seahorses, and gnarly sharks. The aquarium also features a touch tank where you pet stingrays, sea stars, and sharks as they swim along.


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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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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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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.