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Discover Brownsville

Brownsville, Oregon represents all that is beautiful when it comes to small-town living, to the point that it became an example of one in a Hollywood film. Just south of the state capital of Salem, Brownsville has a charming atmosphere and is an ideal destination for those hoping to enjoy an Oregon vacation away from the hustle and bustle of the bigger cities.

If Brownsville looks a bit familiar, that might be due to the fact that parts of the 1980's movie Stand by Me were shot there. To honor the fame bestowed upon it, the town holds a Stand by Me Day Festival in late July each year, which includes a Ray Brower Memorial 5K Run (named after a character central to the story's plot).

The Great Outdoors

Western Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, in general, are an outdoor lover’s playground, with dozens of stunning peaks to climb, clear waters to paddle through, and loads of wildlife to observe. One of the best places to get some time in nature near Brownsville is the Middle Santiam Wilderness to the east of town. The 8,000-acre wilderness has a variety of great hiking trails, with the Chimney Peak Trail being one the more popular ones as it visits a massive 5,000-foot-tall rock feature.

One of the best day trips to take when in this part of Oregon is Crater Lake National Park. It’s relatively small and can easily be explored in a few hours, but also has some relatively long trails that could take a day to explore. What’s important though, is that from nearly every vantage point, you’ll have spectacular views of the beautiful volcanic lake – the deepest in North America.

If beaches are more your style when you book an RV in Brownsville, head over to Wakonda Beach just south of where the Alsea River meets the Pacific Ocean. Its Beachside State Recreation Site has some of the best powdery white sand you’ll find in the Pacific Northwest. It’s right off the Pacific Coast Highway, which makes for an excellent drive, but isn’t as packed with tourists as it is farther to the south in California.

RV Parks

Brownsville’s closest campground is the Diamond Hill RV Park, which is just south of town and right off Interstate 5. The park offers full hookups for your motorhome rental from Brownsville, along with laundry facilities, a playground, and a small convenience store to stock up on the essentials. This could be a good place to stay if you’re thinking about making trips down to Eugene when you rent an RV here.

Another option that’s a bit farther away is the Foster Lake RV Resort, which sits on the southern shore of its namesake lake. Sites there have full hookups for your Brownsville camper rental, and on-site amenities include a fitness room, a swimming pool, convenience store, laundry facilities, and camp kitchen. Additionally, the park is right next to beautiful Foster Lake, which is an excellent place to rent a kayak or go for a swim on a hot day.

Gills Landing RV Park is on the South Santiam River. The amenities are fewer here, but it still offers full hookups and showers, and easy access to the big park on the South Santiam River. The setting is quiet and ideal for travelers hoping to get away from urban life for a while.

Exploring the City

History buffs will enjoy a visit to the Linn County Historical Museum. Though small, the little building is quite fascinating and loaded with interesting artifacts, providing some insight into rural Oregon’s past. There’s an authentic covered wagon parked outside the museum along with a few boxcars and a caboose from the Southern Pacific Railway too. Next door to the museum is the Moyer House, which is a well-preserved example of a 19th-century Italianate Villa house.

Another compelling historical site can be found at Thompson’s Mills State Heritage Site in the nearby town of Shedd. It’s the last water-powered mill in Oregon, and daily tours and demonstrations of the mill are given every day. While the mill’s value is primarily as a historical example, all of the equipment inside still works and could be used to process grain.

Having an RV rental in Brownsville is an exercise in small-town living. You may need to go a short distance over to the town of Halsey to find groceries and supplies or head up to Lebanon for a broader selection of stores. To fuel up your campervan rental near Brownsville, look for truck stops along Interstate 5.

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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