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Columbus is Ohio's capital and most populous city, located close to many out-of-state urban centers like Detroit, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, and Louisville, as well as Ohio's other major cities like Cleveland and Cincinnati. Booking one of the RV rentals in Columbus, Ohio puts you within three to four hours’ drive of these major population centers.


Like any large city, Columbus has a robust network of public transportation. The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) buses provide wide coverage, putting you within five blocks of the city's major tourist draws and important places. As downtown Columbus is generally flat, walking around is fairly easy, especially along and around Scioto Mile, where surface parking is abundant. Columbus is particularly appealing to anglers and hikers who will find miles and miles of trails, lakes and waterways within an hour's drive of downtown.


The Great Outdoors


Less than 20 miles north is Alum Creek State Park, where more than 3,000 acres of reservoir and 4,000 acres of gently rolling fields and woodlands await the adventurous angler, boater, kayaker,  and sunseeker. Farther out of town, but still within 45 minutes’ drive of downtown in the Columbus camper rental, is Delaware State Park. Vast meadows, dense woodlands and a 1,300-acre reservoir make this park a suitable playground for camping, fishing, boating and wildlife viewing. Other state parks where you can take the Columbus RV rental by owner and enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, camping and hiking are Madison Lake, Deer Creek and Buckeye Lake, all approximately 30 miles from downtown.


When you book an RV rental in Columbus, you can visit Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, about 45 miles south, to see the earthen mounds and embankments built by the Native Americans almost 2,000 years ago. Or you can go all the way north to visit Ohio's 100-mile section of Lake Erie shore that’s a popular summer destination with its share of beaches, giant amusement park, Victorian-era town and breezy harbors. Birdwatchers flock to Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, both less than 150 miles north of Columbus, for a chance to encounter migrating warblers at Magee Marsh, and blue herons, egrets and other waterfowl, along with coyotes, deer and foxes at the Ottawa Refuge. You may also explore the shores of Lake Erie to experience the outdoors and sailing on the lake, and you’ll be that much closer to the urban offerings of the home of NBA’s Cavaliers.


Along the way, visit Cuyahoga Valley National Park if you'd like to see more native plants and wildlife while following the historic route of the Ohio and Erie Canal. For a look back at the life of William Howard Taft, 27th president of the United States, head to Cincinnati for a look around his childhood home.


RV Parks


RV parking sites in the Ohio Expo Center area are the closest to downtown (about three miles) but are only available the week before, during, and after the Ohio State Fair in late July/early August. It wouldn't hurt to inquire though, if you wish to stay with your travel trailer rental in Columbus outside those dates.


Less than 10 miles west of Columbus, you'll find the leafy Alton RV Park, which is the closest you can get from downtown via US Route 40. It is child and pet-friendly (restrictions apply), and offers full hookups and even dump stations for non-campers. There are a couple of Walmart stores within 3.5 miles, and the closest gas station is less than two miles away. Many gas options are available within a three-mile radius.


Columbus North KOA and Columbus East KOA campgrounds are approximately 30-35 miles away from downtown, but if you're looking to explore Alum Creek State Park to the north or Buckeye Lake to the east, both offer convenient parking or an overnight stay for a Columbus RV rental.


All-season Columbus North KOA is nestled in a quiet, landscaped country setting surrounded by woods and overlooks a well-stocked fishing lake. The campground features a dog park, petting zoo, heated swimming pool and workout room on top of practical facilities like laundromats, restrooms, showers, a camp store, and full hookup sites. Buckeye Lake/Columbus East KOA offers full hookup sites and other amenities like propane on-site, a snack bar, swimming pool, dog park, and kitchen. If you love sports, you'll be delighted with their sand volleyball court, basketball hoops, bike rentals and mini-golf course.


Exploring the City


Thumb through Ohio's American Indian roots and Civil War relics at the Ohio History Center, or travel back to the 1800s at the Ohio Village, just outside the center, and encounter 19th-century architecture and period-dressed actors. Make it a life-sized walk down the history lane at the German Village to admire quaint brick houses that also date back to the 1800s. View the works of American contemporary painters and photographers at the Museum of Art, or experience what it's like to be an astronaut or live in ancient Egypt at the Center of Science and Industry, where more than 300 interactive exhibits await discovery.


For an encounter with live animals, visit the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and have a good look at Masai giraffes, Western Lowland gorillas and Burmese pythons. If you need a quiet moment away from the city bustle, stroll through the tranquil gardens of the Topiary Park or the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, or find an open parking lot for the Columbus RV rental along the lush Scioto Riverfront. Then leisurely explore the riverfront, take in the sights, understand the lay of the land, and admire the Art Deco LeVeque Tower.

RV Rentals in Columbus, OH

Columbus, OH is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Columbus. Outdoorsy's Columbus RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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What's around Columbus, OH


Check out local hikes, campgrounds, parks and more!

Popular Nearby Trails

Hiking Trail Location
Olentangy Trail Powell, OH
Camp Chase Trail Galloway, OH
Sugarbush Trail New Albany, OH
Sharon Woods Loop Trail Westerville, OH
Alum Creek Trail Westerville, OH
Darby Creek Greenway Trail Galloway, OH
Terrace to Ancient Trail Loop Grove City, OH
Wagtail Trail Grove City, OH
Highbanks Metro Park Trail Lewis Center, OH
Coyote Run Trail Lewis Center, OH

Popular Nearby Campgrounds

Campground Location
Loup Park Campground Platte County, NE
Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA Licking County, OH
Sunbury / Columbus North KOA Delaware County, OH
Lazy River At Granville Campground Licking County, OH
Sun Valley Campground Ross County, OH
Logan / Hocking Hills KOA Hocking County, OH
A and E Camping Resort Logan County, OH
Back 40 Logan County, OH
Wolfies Campground Muskingum County, OH
Hocking Hills Jellystone Athens County, OH

Popular Nearby Parks

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Recommendations for Columbus, OH from Outdoorsy Owners


Ohio Expo Center & State Fair

Who doesn’t love the fair? Come join the fun when in town! Great music , food , fun and amusement for all!

Chill
Feb 23, 2019
Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery

One of many historical sites in Ohio! The Civil war prison camp is great place to learn about the civil war.

Feb 23, 2019
Polaris Fashion Place

Premier shopping and dining just minutes from Alum creek State Park. Dave and Busters Cheesecake Factory Olive Garden Red Lobster Steak house Much much more.

Feb 23, 2019
Alum Creek State Park

Another of Delaware’s great camping experiences. Best boating around! Campground has a beach and many camp sites lakeside for fishing. Hiking and biking trails as well.

Hookups
Feb 23, 2019
Easton

Favorite place to shop, eat and look around. Coopers Hawk Winery and Restaurant is our favorite!

Local Fave
Jul 16, 2018