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Merritt Pond Campground

Spend your next camper rental vacation in the scenic region of southern Pennsylvania when you book an RV rental near Bedford and park it at Merritt Pond Campground. This pet-friendly Bedford campground is a terrific place to base your explorations.Campsites at Merritt Pond Campground have full hookups with 30/50 amp service. Pull-through access is available, and WiFi is offered on-site, too, so you can stay connected while you're here. Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere with some time outside at the horseshoe pits or spend an afternoon fishing at the pond.There's lots to explore beyond your Merritt Pond campsite. The region is filled with rolling landscapes and forested areas; stick to the woods for some excellent outdoor recreational opportunities or head to some of the nearby cities to experience the region's culture. For some small-town vibes, head north to Altoona, or take a day trip to Harrisburg or Pittsburgh. Just a short drive from the campground in Bedford, you can check out some history and culture at the Fort Bedford Museum or peruse the delightful exhibits at the National Museum of the American Coverlet. With caves, historic bridges, and all sorts of amazing sights nearby, you'll never run out of things to do when you go camping at Merritt Pond Campground.



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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 host a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

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

Let us help

Most hosts 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 host in the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

For easy access to outdoor fun, stop by the 4,000-acre Shawnee State Park, just 20 minutes' drive from the campground. Hike to an amazing overlook for sweeping views of the forest or launch a canoe to explore the calm waters of Shawnee Lake. Popular pastimes here include picnicking, swimming, fishing, and wildlife watching. In the winter, visitors can go cross-country skiing, ice skating, and sledding.While you're camping near Bedford, you might also enjoy a visit to Raystown Lake Recreation Area near Hesston. Tranquil waters await for boating, fishing, and swimming in this massive 8,300-acre area. Beautiful hiking trails weave through the forest and around the lake. Multiple boat launches, campgrounds, and spots for hunting or fishing make it easy to appreciate this sprawling natural space.Another fantastic area to see while you're here is Rocky Gap State Park, just over the Maryland border near Flintstone. Lake Habeeb is known for its vibrant cerulean water; rolling bluffs tower over the lake, and the rugged terrain can be toured on foot along the park's many trails. This park is a popular spot for hunting, hiking, boating, fishing, and the sandy beach is an excellent place to soak up some sun while enjoying the views.

Explore the City

Once you've experienced some of the region's best outdoor attractions, head into some of the cities for some culture and entertainment. The restaurant scene in Bedford is relatively diverse; with Italian eateries, fine dining options, a variety of American-style offerings, and a few fast-food restaurants, you'll have a lot to choose from just minutes from your campsite at Merritt Pond Campground.Also in Bedford, The National Museum of the American Coverlet highlights the history and design of these woven works of art. More than just bed coverings, these fabrics feature unique color variations, geometric designs, and different textures. View dozens of coverlets on display, learn about the history of the bedspread, and see the techniques used to create the intricate patterns of these decorative and functional pieces.Learn a little bit about some Pennsylvania history at the Fort Bedford Museum while you're here. Commemorating the French & Indian War fort built on the site in 1758, this historical gem is full of exhibitions and collections that highlight the history of the region and America as a whole. Check out historical programs and hands-on interpretive exhibits; with over 4,000 objects from the area's important past, there’s enough to keep you busy. If you happen to be camping in Bedford during the winter holiday season, you might be able to enjoy one of the museum's special events.If you are looking for more action, you can head up to Altoona and spend a day at Lakemont Park, one of the state's most exciting amusement parks. Here you can check out the world’s oldest surviving roller coaster, Leap the Dips, and try the many other coasters and rides too. You can find something for everyone to enjoy, with a water park, concert events, and dining options. Altoona is also home to a few interesting museums, including the Castle Halloween Museum, the Baker Mansion History Museum, and Railroaders Memorial Museum. If you've got kids along for the camper rental ride, you can set aside some time to explore A Quaint Corner, Altoona's children's museum.


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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.