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Shelby / Mansfield KOA

If you’re looking for a place to camp in an RV near Mansfield, Ohio, then Shelby/Mansfield KOA could be the perfect place for you. The campground is located within 25 miles of Mansfield, a short drive from Interstate 71, Highway 224, and Highway 30, making it easy to reach the nearby state parks and attractions. When you stay at this RV park, you’ll be just a stone’s throw from famous Amish country attractions, stunning landscapes, and recreational activities.Shelby/Mansfield KOA is set up for vehicles of up to 90 feet in length. There are pull-through or back-in gravel sites with full hookups and cable connection or water/electric-only hookups. Wi-Fi is available on-site for campers who want to post about their vacation. Meanwhile, kids can ride the KOA Express, swim in the heated pool, or challenge their parents to a round of mini-golf or laser tag. There are also organized activities where you can meet other campers and a dog park where your pet can play. Other on-site amenities include bike rentals and paddle boats.After a full day of outdoor adventures, you can return to the campground and cook up a meal at your RV site. Propane and firewood are available to purchase on-site. Or, you can get something tasty at the camp’s snack bar and restaurant.



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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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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

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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

In a region that’s blessed with the marvelous countryside and stunning state parks, you’ll have no trouble filling your vacation with recreational activities. You can start by taking your campervan rental to Findley State Park, less than an hour's drive away when you’re camping at Shelby/Mansfield KOA. Set on an abandoned farm, Findley State Park is now home to gorgeous pine and hardwood forest. The trees are threaded with hiking and mountain biking trails which are up to nine miles in length. The park is speckled with wildflowers, and patient visitors will be able to spot a variety of birdlife, including scarlet tanager, pleated woodpeckers, and pine siskin. You might even see the rare Duke’s skipper butterfly.Next, you can take your RV rental for a drive southeast to Malabar Farm State Park. Not only was this park the former family home of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Bromfield, but it was also the place where many of his novels were written. Now open to the public, the 595-acre area regularly hosts outdoor festivals such as the annual Maple Syrup Festival in March. Throughout the rest of the year, visitors can tour the "Big House" or take a wagon tour of the farm. You can also explore stunning old-growth forests on the park's four scenic hiking and cross-country skiing routes. Malabar Farm State Park is also an excellent place for birdwatching throughout the year. You can expect to see different species in each season.Another place that nature lovers can take a rental RV is Fowler Woods State Nature Preserve. It’s just a 30-minute drive away when you rent a camper near Shelby/Mansfield KOA. This reserve provides a tranquil retreat from city life and is the perfect location to see a mixture of buttonbush swamps and mature forest. The 187-acre area is a haven for both wildflowers and wildlife. Spring is the best time to visit and see the reserve lit up with colorful geraniums, trillium, bishop’s caps, and more. Visitors can enjoy the park using a boardwalk which is wheelchair accessible.

Explore the Area

After you’ve found your way out of Ohio’s forests and left behind the beautiful lakes, you’ll find that there are still plenty of city attractions to discover. When you book an RV in Crawford County, you’ll be just a short drive from the cities of Mansfield, Ashland, and Bucyrus. Mansfield is a cultural hub where you can visit art galleries, see performances in the historic theater, or sample some of the region’s best wines and ales.What’s more, the Historic Carrousel District of Mansfield is a hotspot for specialty shopping. Here you can look for anything from antiques to cigars and vintage records. Or, you can try some blueberry wines, teas, and tasty treats at one of Ohio’s largest blueberry plantations.One of the most interesting attractions in the area is the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield. Film lovers will recognize this castle-like building from The Shawshank Redemption and Air Force One. Although it was abandoned in the 1990s, this site functioned as a prison reformatory for young offenders for over 100 years and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Much of the building’s administration offices remain in their original state and visitors can tour the interior of the building.If you happen to be renting an RV on the 4th of July weekend, then you can see one of the highlights of the year in Richland County: Ashland Balloon Fest. This annual event has been filling the sky with bright, colorful, and uniquely-shaped hot air balloons since 1990. The balloon launch is guaranteed to the most memorable event, but there are also a number of fun games and balloon races to get involved in. You can sign up for sports tournaments, watch live music performances, and browse exhibitions, or grab a bite to eat at one of the food stalls. There’s something to keep everyone in the family happy when you’re camping with an RV at Shelby/Mansfield KOA.


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Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.