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When you are looking at campsites near the Great Smoky Mountains for your vacation with a rental RV, you will almost certainly enjoy the Timberlake Campground and RV Park in Whittier. The campground offers a fishing lake, a recreational lake for swimming and boating, grills and tables, a playground, and planned activities. Ice and firewood are available.Sites at Timberlake Campground and RV Park feature water hookups; some sites have electric hookups. Campground amenities include restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, a dump station, honey wagon service, and WiFi. The campground is family-friendly and pet-friendly.



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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

You can experience the great outdoors and a great sense of community when you visit Pinnacle Park with your RV rental near the Timberlake Campground and RV Park. This 1,100-acre tract features a network of developed hiking trails that take you through streams, waterfalls, and vistas. There is a 3.4-mile trail that follows an old logging road through a grassy ridge and to the top of the peak. There are also 7.5 miles of streams. Other recreational activities here include picnicking, nature viewing, and photography.The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is celebrated for its geographical and cultural significance as well as its diversity of plant and animal life, and you can visit it easily when you camp in an RV near Whittier. The park has earned the unofficial nickname of “Wildflower National Park” for the 1,500-plus species of flowering plants that make their homes here. Fall foliage is equally spectacular. Information, exhibits, and book and gift stores are available at the Sugarlands Visitor Center, the Oconaluftee Visitor Center, the Cades Cove Visitor Center, and the Clingmans Dome Visitor Contact Station. Ranger-led programs are also offered throughout the park. Recreational activities include auto tours, hiking, climbing, biking, fishing, horseback riding (guided rides are available at concession riding stables), picnicking, and wildlife viewing.You can also spend some time at the Nantahala National Forest when you rent a camper near the Timberlake Campground and RV Park. This national forest covers over 500,000 acres, and the highest elevation is 5,800 feet at Lone Bald. Other special places in the forest include the Ellicott Rock Wilderness Area, the Southern Nantahala Wilderness Area, the Chattanooga Wild and Scenic River, the Mountain Waters Scenic Byway, and the Cherohala Skyway. Recreational activities here include target shooting, hiking, climbing, hunting and fishing, water sports, geocaching and letterboxing, picnicking and scenic drives, and snow sports.

Exploring the Area

You’ll be near Bryson City when you are enjoying your Whittier camper rental. This is a lovely little city in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. You’ll have easy access to mountains, rivers, forests, and whitewater. Some of the highlights here include the Cottage Craftsman art museum, the Swain County Visitor Center and Heritage Museum, the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot, the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians, and the Smoky Mountain Train Museum. There are also artisan crafts and galleries galore. Special events that take place here every year include the Arts and Crafts Studio & Gallery Tour, Freedom Fest, Mountain Heritage Day, the Cherokee Indian Fair, the Bacon Chase Fun Run, and the Polar Express and other themed train rides. Be sure to check out the Bryson City-Swain County Chamber of Commerce, Bryson City Tourism, and Visit NC for the latest in local news, happenings, and visitor guides.You can also enjoy a visit to Cherokee with your rental motorhome near Timberlake Campground and RV Park. Cherokee is a town on the reservation home of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. You can learn more about the Cherokee at the Oconaluftee Indian Village, which presents live demonstrations of 18th-century Native American life, and the outdoor Mountainside Theatre, which presents the tribal story. Other things to do and see around here include the Oconaluftee River Trail, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, the historic Mingus Mill, and Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort. As a sovereign nation, the reservation is able to host games of skill and chance. Visit the Cherokee North Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Visit Cherokee for up-to-date information on area attractions, events, promotions, and visitor guides.When you’re ready to head out of the RV campground for some fine food, you’ll have plenty of choices, including family-friendly dining, pizza and pasta, authentic barbecue, burgers, and familiar fast-casual chains. If you need to fill up your Whittier motorhome rental, there are plenty of service stations, truck stops, and convenience stores with both gasoline and diesel fuel.


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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.