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Shady Grove Campground provides motorhome campers with a cozy and peaceful spot to park near Philadelphia. This campground features plenty of on-site entertainment, including a swimming pool, game room, and playgrounds. There's also Spirit Lake, which is popular for swimming, boating, and fishing. This RV park also provides visitors with a bunch of useful amenities, including WiFi, on-site rentals, and a grocery store where you can pick up some essentials. Pets are allowed here so you can bring your pooch along on your vacation.Camping at Shady Grove Campground is ideal for all types of motorhome rentals. There are over 100 sites available which are comprised mainly of gravel. Each site offers full hookups with 30/50 amp service. The max length for rigs is about 60 feet, and pull-through and back-in sites are available depending on your preference. Each campsite also features a fire ring for anybody looking to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings at this park. Shady Grove also offers a few basic amenities, such as laundry machines and restrooms.When you book an RV in Lancaster County, you'll be near some of the most famous cities in Pennsylvania. Shady Grove is located perfectly between the cities of Philadelphia and Harrisburg, which offer tons of historical sites and activities. The nearest city, Denver, also provides some local restaurants and essential services. As well as being close to these great cities, the campsites at Shady Grove are close to a number of parks, rivers, and lakes which are ideal for a peaceful day out exploring your natural surroundings.



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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

Denver campers may be looking for a lake to visit during their trip. Marsh Creek State Park covers over 1,500 acres of prairies, wetlands, and forests, and features the 535-acre Marsh Creek Lake. This lake is popular for watersports, including swimming, sailing, and fishing. Common catches in the lake include black crappie, panfish, and largemouth bass. There are also over 18 miles of trails that will take hikers through the park's various habitats. Nature watching is also a popular activity and a large number of migratory waterfowl frequent the park. Year-round bird species include northern cardinals, American goldfinches, northern mockingbirds, and many more.Another state park worth visiting during your campervan rental trip near Denver is French Creek State Park. This state park is situated right next to the Schuylkill Highlands and covers over 7,000 acres of forest. This park is well known as being one of the largest blocks of forest on the east coast. There are two lakes in this park, Hopewell Lake and Scotts Run Lake. Hopewell is the largest and is a popular spot for swimming and boating. Anglers will enjoy both the lakes, and catches include trout, northern pike, and bass. Hiking is also popular here, and there are over 35 miles of trails that lead through forests, wetlands, and by the lakes.If you're looking to explore a bit more of Pennsylvania, consider a trip to Swatara State Park. This park is situated between two mountains and covers over 3,000 acres of woodlands and hills in the Pennsylvania wilderness. There are over 18 miles of trails in this park which are well managed and consist mainly of dirt, gravel, or paved paths. The trails are generally easy and perfect for a leisurely stroll. While walking, keep an eye out for the park's bird population, which includes wrens, bluebirds, and hawks. Swatara Creek is also a good fishing spot for smallmouth bass and panfish.

Exploring the City

Anybody camping near Denver will want to visit Philadelphia. Philadelphia has some great attractions, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This world-class museum features over 200,000 different objects, from American to European to Asian art. There's a massive array of pieces, including textiles, photography, and glasswork. Some of the highlights from the museum include work by the likes of Marcel Duchamp, Vincent van Gogh, and Salvador Dali.Another great attraction in Philadelphia is the Philadelphia Zoo. This zoo is over 100 years old and features over 1,200 different animals, including rare species such as Amur leopards, giant otters, and sloth bears. There's also a petting zoo that kids will love, and several thrilling attractions such as obstacle courses, carousels, and much more.There's lots of history to discover when you're camping at Shady Grove Campground. If you're looking for some spooky history, consider a trip to Eastern State Penitentiary. This now-defunct prison was once one of the best known in the country. Despite being abandoned, the prison is now open to tours seven days a week and includes exhibits on famous inmates, such as the legendary Al Capone. Many say Eastern State is haunted and has been the subject to many paranormal investigations, so make sure to keep an eye out for anything supernatural during the tour.


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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.