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Shady Trails Family Campground

The Rocky Fork Lake provides a scenic backdrop to the Shady Trails Family Campground 90 minutes’ drive from Cincinnati. With lush mature trees, the campground evokes an old-time charm, but with modern amenities. Roll in with your big rig and take advantage of spacious motorhome camping sites allowing you to expand your double slideouts. You have a choice of electric/water sites or full hookup sites with 30/50 amp service. Maximum site length is 85 feet.Stay in the loop while on the road with the campground’s wireless internet connection. Break a sweat at the basketball court, and let the children have fun at the playground and at children’s activities. For a quiet time on the water, launch a boat or kayak into the lake from a dock and ramp a short distance down the road. At the end of the day, come home to a hot shower, and with ice and firewood for sale on-site, a well-deserved cold beverage enjoyed around a roaring campfire.On-site laundry facilities allow you to pack light. If you need camping supplies, see if you can find them at the general store. And because you’re camping with an RV, before you leave, check if you need to refill propane as there’s a filling station in the campground.


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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

Ancient Native American mounds, earthworks, and related creations are scattered around central and southern Ohio, and some of them are within an hour's drive when you rent a camper near Shady Trails Family Campground. One of the closest is Fort Hill Earthworks and Nature Preserve, where you can find a nearly intact example of an ancient hilltop enclosure built by Hopewell Indians some 2,000 years ago. The earthworks likely functioned as a ceremonial gathering place. Eleven miles of hiking trails thread through the fully mature forest where some hard-to-find birds and rare or endangered wildflowers are commonly sighted.For a look at the grander achievements of the Hopewell people, take your Hillsboro camper rental to the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park near present-day Chillicothe. Here you'll see several mounds scattered across a 13-acre field, which at first glance, are nothing more than grassy knobs, but taken together, form complex and monumental geometric enclosures where ancient Native Americans gathered for feasts, funerals, and rites of passage. Learn more about the Hopewell culture and the park on a ranger-guided interpretive walk or canoe tour, or on two wheels.Anglers looking to land bass, muskellunge, and walleye need not travel far for game. Rocky Fork State Park, a mere 15-minute drive from your campsite at Shady Trails Family Campground, beckons visitors with a scenic gorge, dolomite caves, and natural wetlands where waterfowl, opossum, and muskrat abound. Also watch out for raccoons, red fox, and white-tailed deer. The small white flowers of Sullivantia bloom in the moist cliff face of the gorge in mid-summer. Motorized boating is allowed on the lake, with adrenaline-seekers taking advantage of unlimited horsepower for water skiing.

Exploring the Area

Camping in Hillsboro, OH, puts you close to Amish communities who have flourished in the area since they arrived here from Pennsylvania in the early 1800s. Highland County has its share of Amish entrepreneurship, with some of their businesses and shops located right in Hillsboro and nearby Bainbridge. Sample Amish homemade baked goods and produce, and admire their furniture and cabinetry. Watch Amish farmers on horse-drawn wagons haul their crops.For roadside curiosity, the hard-to-miss "World's Largest Horseshoe Crab" by the side of a local Baptist Church is worth a look. For the railfan, the B&O Railroad Depot on Main Street, built in the late 19th century, is also a must-see. And the archaeology enthusiast will be delighted to know that in Lynchburg, there's a mound left behind by a group of Ohio Valley Indians who lived in the area sometime between 50 B.C. and 500 A.D. It is one of the best-preserved earthworks in private ownership so plan ahead if you wish to visit.To experience rural Ohio, time your visit during the Highland County Fair in September and take your rental motorhome to Shady Trails Family Campground to get close to the action. Carnival rides, animal shows, and craft displays entertain the kids while a rodeo, tractor pulls, and demolition derbies make for fun-filled entertainment for visitors of all ages. The week-long fair, like many county fairs, is mostly a celebration of the farming life, so expect to see cattle, swine, and poultry displayed with blue ribbons.In this unassuming corner of southwest Ohio, who would expect that nature, culture, and ancient history come together in one neat package? Why not see for yourself? Book an RV rental in Highland County today and discover the surprises that await you.


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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.