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Just a stone’s throw from the shores of Lake Erie, Erie KOA is a family-friendly RV park in the far northwest of Pennsylvania, around two hours' drive from Pittsburgh. It’s just nine miles from Presque Isle’s sandy beaches and nature trails, as well as all the water sports and bird watching activities of the surrounding wetlands.RV camping at Erie KOA is an ideal place to stay if you’re traveling with a big rig as the RV campground can accommodate vehicles up to 100 feet in length. Their full hookups offer up to 50-amp electrical service, with cable TV and Wi-Fi also available so you can stay connected.Travel trailer camping at this KOA includes access to their catch-and-release fishing pond and heated swimming pool, which is open throughout the warmer months. You can ride their pedal carts and banana bikes or take advantage of the recreation room for playing air hockey, ping-pong, and arcade games. There are a jump pad and children’s playground to keep young guests entertained, as well as a giant checkerboard and a volleyball court.



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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

Book a rental motorhome near Erie KOA and make the short drive to the Erie Bluffs State Park, which is the largest stretch of undeveloped land on the shores of Lake Erie. It’s named for the 90-foot-high bluffs that hug the coast, with patches of old-growth forest, wetlands, and numerous archaeological sites also within the park’s bounds. It’s a popular destination for bird watching, with around 80 species having been recorded here, including a colony of more than 3,000 bank swallows, Acadian flycatchers, and bald eagles. While exploring the nature trails, keep your eyes peeled for white-tailed deer and red foxes, as well as four different species of bats.Camping at Erie KOA is ideal for exploring the Presque Isle State Park, which occupies an arching peninsula that juts into Lake Erie around Presque Isle Bay. Stop in at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center to browse the interactive exhibits that detail the region’s natural history, then head out to explore its hiking and mountain biking trails. There are various beaches where you can take a dip, or you can get active while water skiing and scuba diving. Fishing is also permitted in two different fishing zones, with perch, trout, walleye, bass, and northern pike all for the taking.McKean campers are also within easy access of the Allegheny National Forest, which encompasses more than 500,000 acres in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It’s long been the center of Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry while being a recreational hub for fishing, hiking, and cycling. You can get out boating on the Allegheny Reservoir or explore the Allegheny Islands Wilderness along the Allegheny Wild and Scenic River. Coincide your visit to the Allegheny National Forest with a visit to the Kinzua Bridge State Park, which features an impressive, glass-bottomed skywalk across the Kinzua Gorge.

Exploring the Area

Erie KOA is located in McKean, which is just 20 minutes’ drive from the center of Erie, where you’ll find plenty of supermarkets for stocking up on grocery supplies. There’s also a great selection of eateries and fast-food restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat, along with gas stations for filling up your RV rental. If you’re in need of some retail therapy, you can stop in at the Millcreek Mall Complex, which is one of the largest shopping malls in Pennsylvania.Spend a day exploring the Erie Maritime Museum to discover the history of Lake Erie and learn about the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie. Admire the reconstructed mid-ship of the “Lawrence” and see the wooden-hulled US Brig Niagara that’s permanently moored here. If you’re an art enthusiast, make a point of visiting the Erie Art Museum where more than 8,000 objects are on display, including Tibetan paintings, Indian bronze works, and 20th-century American paintings.If you’re traveling with kids, head to the nearby water and amusement park to let loose on their roller coasters and water slides. It’s one of the oldest amusement parks in the United States, with both thrill rides and kiddie rides that will appeal to all ages. Closer to Erie KOA is an indoor water park with themed pools, a ropes course, and a lazy river that’s ideal for wet weather days.Whether you want to discover the natural beauty of Presque Isle State Park or hit the amusement parks of Erie, create a memorable vacation when you book an RV in Erie County.


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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.