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Western Ohio is packed with city and natural attractions to explore; it's a great place to spend your next RV rental vacation. Rent a camper near Rushsylvania, and you can camp at Back 40 Campground. Its relaxing atmosphere makes the perfect base for your adventures around the area. With wide-open fields and a large pond, this RV campground offers swimming, fishing, volleyball, a basketball court, and a playground to keep you occupied. Back 40 campsites have water and electric hookups and there's a dump station on-site. Additional facilities include a shower house and a convenient camp store.
Finding a place to stay is only the beginning of your western Ohio RV camping trip. The culture-packed Columbus area is within an hour's drive of the campground. Other easy-to-reach cities include Lima and Dayton. While you're camping in Rushsylvania, you can look forward to an exciting range of entertainment. With beautiful natural areas, tons of history, and some of the greatest amusement parks in the country, the area surrounding Back 40 Campground is brimming with opportunities.
Indian Lake State Park is just 15 minutes' drive from the campsites at Back 40 Campground. If you want to explore dry land, you can hike around the 800-acre park on a network of trails. For some water recreation, head to the 5,000-acre lake. Anglers can fish for white bass, bluegill, walleye, catfish, and many other species of fish. Stop by one of the two beaches for swimming and sunbathing, or set up a picnic by the lake.
Grand Lake St. Marys State Park surrounds a 13,500-acre lake. Water access is easy, with 52 miles of shoreline and various boat ramps. Camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, picnicking, and swimming can be enjoyed here, along with miniature golf, basketball, and volleyball. Within the park's prairie land and forested terrain, you can spot a variety of birds, including swans, egrets, and loons. Grand Lake St. Marys State Park is also a great place to explore with your pup. Two dog parks on-site provide some added entertainment.
Another beautiful natural area to check out is Buck Creek State Park next to Springfield. With vast meadows and wetlands, this park has a 2,120-acre lake and lots of land to explore. Try fishing, swimming, horseback riding, hiking, boating, frisbee golf, hunting, and other activities while you're here. The low hills, river valleys, and bogs house a variety of wildlife, including the endangered spotted turtle.
The small towns surrounding Back 40 Campground offer some city conveniences like restaurants, grocery stores, and gas stations. Bellefontaine provides a range of fast-casual dining options, with pizza, Japanese, and barbecue venues, too. Grocery stores and small shopping centers are peppered around the area; most can be reached within 15 minutes' drive.
Delve into some of the region's history with a visit to the Allen County Museum in Lima. Learn about days gone by while exploring interesting exhibits like the Flood Exhibit and Locomotion in Lima. Brush up on bank robber trivia at the John Dillinger jail cell exhibit, view an extensive collection of Native American artifacts, and check out the museum's albino animal display while you're here.
Aim the Rushsylvania motorhome rental south to visit the diverse city of Dayton. Here you can tour a variety of historical and cultural sites, and there are museums to check out too. The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery hosts events including Super Science Saturday and houses an array of exhibits, like Splash!, Science On A Sphere, and the Discovery Zoo. At Oscar Boonshoft Science Central, you can try all the interactive exhibits to conduct your own experiments. Kids will love the climbing wall and water table, and adults might be interested in the PNC Be Green House, which highlights energy-efficient building techniques and other concepts in "green" living.
For some world-class city attractions, head to the capital city, Columbus. This urban spread is packed with historical, cultural, and culinary highlights that you won't want to miss while camping in Logan County. The Columbus Museum of Art has been open since 1878. It's home to thousands of works from all over the world. Other museums cover topics like firefighting, antique cars, golf, and geology. The Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is the perfect place for a peaceful afternoon stroll, and families with kids will love a visit to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
Book a travel trailer rental near Rushsylvania, and you'll be in the midst of some of Ohio's best cities and natural attractions.