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Sandusky / Bayshore KOA

Sandusky, Ohio is an amazing vacation destination. The city is nestled on the shores of Lake Erie between Toledo and Cleveland along Interstate 90, in what is widely referred to as “Vacationland.” Smack dab in the middle of this vacation paradise is Sandusky/Bayshore KOA, an RV park you can call home when you book an RV in Erie County.When you rent an RV near Sandusky/Bayshore KOA, you'll have access to the variety of outdoor and city-based adventures around northern Ohio. Water parks, thrilling roller coasters, delightful vacation towns, and fantastic lakefront on Lake Erie make for quite the summertime excursion.This family-run campground feels like home from the moment you enter to the second you reluctantly pack up and head back to your normal routine. The park has a mouthwatering selection of foods available at the pizzeria and snack bar on-site, and a camp store where you can buy supplies, groceries, and everything else you’ll need during your stay. Hundreds of campsites of all types and shapes await when you decide to camp in an RV at Sandusky/Bayshore KOA, and you can take your pick of the litter. Tent camping sites, RV camping sites, and a whole village of rental cottages are available for guests to use, as well as sports courts, an archery range, paintball facility, two pools, fire pits, playgrounds, jumping pillows, dog walking areas, and a fishing pond. Bathrooms and laundry facilities ensure that everything you need is at your fingertips.



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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

Vacationland is packed with excitement and adventure, and when it comes to natural beauty, the parks of northern Ohio are second to none. Out on the Marblehead Peninsula across the bay from Sandusky, you can bring your campervan rental to see two of the state’s best parks. East Harbor Bay State Park is absolutely ideal in the summertime, with splendid views of Lake Erie and lots of nice beachfront where you can walk, suntan, or swim. Hiking trails, marinas, and a disc golf course help make it easy to spend some time in the sun, and you can even go for a hike or camp out overnight. Kelleys Island State Park is found on a small island north of Sandusky, once known for its quarries. Over half the island belongs to this wonderful park, with epic sunsets and sunrises, neat lookout points, a small campground, and lots of nature trails.Castalia Quarry MetroPark is no state park, but it might as well be with its impressive list of features. There are tons of interesting geological features caused by glacial retreat several hundred million years ago, making it a fun place to learn about the natural history of the region. Although it was also once a quarry much like Kelleys Island State Park, you can now do some hiking and biking among other things when you bring your RV rental for a day trip to this outdoor sanctuary.An obvious choice when vacationing in northern Ohio, Cuyahoga Valley National Park is one of the country’s newer national parks and one of its smallest too. This spectacular park is just outside of Cleveland, with hidden valleys, secret waterfalls, dense forests, diverse riparian habitats, and lots of small canyons and other rock features along the way. You can see some historical sites, go for a hike in the woods, and camp overnight when you decide to stay and explore for a while.

Exploring the City

When you rent a camper near Sandusky/Bayshore KOA, you'll never run out of things to do. Sandusky is one of Ohio’s best tourism destinations, and attractions like massive water parks are commonplace in this fun-filled city. These sprawling water parks also feature restaurants, shops, pools, lazy rivers, and water slides for visitors of all ages to enjoy. Chief among these amusement parks however is Cedar Point, one of the most legendary parks in the country. Cedar Point has it all, with hotels, restaurants, and tons of thrilling coasters to try out. The amusement park is less than 10 minutes' drive from Sandusky/Bayshore KOA, so it's easy to make a day of it while you're here.The Maritime Museum of Sandusky is the go-to place for all information about the history of maritime travel on the Great Lakes. Shipping and transportation have long been one of the region’s most important industries, and lots can be learned about local shipwrecks, incidents, and ships while watching informative documentaries in the museum’s theater.There are countless other water parks, theme parks, and small museums in the area that you can also head to when you rent an RV near Sandusky/Bayshore KOA, like the Follett House Museum or the Eleutheros Cooke House & Garden. Both of these landmarks adequately showcase their beauty in old architecture, with well-preserved homes featuring nearly all of their original antique furniture.


Whether you’re on or off the grid, you have options when it comes to powering your RV. Here are the pros and cons for each.
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Find the perfect RV for Sandusky / Bayshore KOA

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All towables

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.