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Discover Somerset


Centered around an early 20th-century courthouse and its historic district, Somerset is a county seat in southern Pennsylvania that's just over an hour's drive from Pittsburgh. It was famously home to several leaders of the late-18th-century Whiskey Rebellion, which operated from its headquarters in nearby Berlin. It was also here where the Quecreek Mine Rescue took place in 2002 as the world’s media watched on.

With numerous reserves and parts of the Appalachian Trail on its doorstep, Somerset is the perfect place to rent an RV. It’s within easy access of family-friendly campsites and open-air museums while being just a stone's throw from northern Maryland and West Virginia.

The Great Outdoors

Book a travel trailer rental in Somerset and make the short drive west to the Laurel Hill State Park, which sprawls across 3,935 acres around a human-made lake. Follow the Hemlock Trail that winds beneath an ancient stand of trees or try your luck at fishing for trout, perch, and bass in Laurel Hill Lake. There are numerous picnic areas and a children’s playground, as well as a small beach where swimming is permitted. If you’re visiting during the winter months, the Laurel Hill State Park also provides a setting for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and ice fishing.

Continue driving west, and you’ll arrive at the Roaring Run Natural Area, a 3,500-acre woodland reserve on the west slope of Laurel Ridge. It’s crisscrossed by numerous hiking trails and meandering streams, which are fed by springs at the summit of Laurel Ridge. Stretch your legs along the North Loop trail that follows the remains of an old logging railroad and explore the abandoned fields of the Painter Rock Trail or follow the Roaring Run for most of its length along the 3.3-mile-long Roaring Run Trail.

Alternatively, drive in the other direction from Somerset to the Shawnee State Park, which is named after the Shawnee Native American tribe who once occupied the region. It centers around a recreational reservoir and warm water fishery, which is regularly stocked with fish such as yellow perch, northern pike, and largemouth bass. It’s also a popular hunting destination in designated parts, with squirrels, white-tailed deer, and ruffed grouse all for the taking.

RV Parks

Pick up your RV rental in Somerset and pull into one of the wooded RV sites at the Woodland Campsites Inc, which is situated adjacent to Somerset Lake. Spend your days fishing, playing miniature golf, or splashing in the swimming pool, with a children’s playground, recreation room, and picnic tables also available.

A short drive west of Somerset is the Pioneer Park Campground, which extends across 185 acres at the foot of the Laurel Ridge Mountains. It’s on the doorstep of numerous fishing lakes and another that’s designated for paddle boating and children’s fishing, as well as being home to an Olympic-size swimming pool, miniature golf course, basketball, and tennis courts.

A little farther south is the Hickory Hollow Campground, another family-friendly campground with full hookup, back-in and pull-through sites. You can cast a line to see what’s biting in their well-stocked fishing lake or spend an afternoon paddle boating, with recreation courts, and hiking and biking trails also available.

There is a Walmart to the north of the city where you may be able to set up camp for a night or two with the manager’s permission.

Exploring the City

Park your campervan rental near Somerset and stroll through the Uptown Somerset Historic District, which includes 190 buildings around the Somerset County Courthouse. Admire the turn-of-the-20th-century Somerset Trust Company Building and the First National Bank, as well as the County Jail and Sheriff’s Residence that date from the mid-19th century. Other notable landmarks include Lansberry House and St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, as well as the former Somerset Academy that was built in 1882.

You can learn more about the people and events that have shaped the region at the Somerset Historical Center, a rural museum that sprawls across 150 acres to the north of the city. It details the lives of the region’s first farmers through a range of outdoor exhibits while also conducting workshops related to modern-day rural living. Begin your visit at the “Patterns of the Land” where a range of agricultural artifacts is displayed, then join a guided tour to explore the historic buildings of the open-air museum.

Continue driving north, and you’ll arrive at the Quecreek Mine Rescue Site where you can hear the fascinating story of nine miners who were rescued on this very spot in 2002. Walk right up to the rescue shaft where they emerged from the mine after more than three days at 240 feet below, with a seven-foot-tall bronze statue of a coal miner now positioned at the top. Visitors can even touch the rescue capsule that was involved in the operation and imagine being squeezed inside, just as the miners were.

Somerset is home to a couple of supermarkets where you can grab supplies, and there are a handful of restaurants and fast food eateries for dining out. There are also gas stations if you need to fill up your motorhome rental in Somerset.

Whether you’re visiting Somerset County for its heritage district or hiking trails, book an RV in Somerset and start exploring!

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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Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds


  • Hiking TrailLocation
  • Great Allegheny Passage: Rockwood to Cumberland, PARockwood, PA
  • Allegheny Highlands Trail: Rockwood to Garrett, PARockwood, PA
  • Copper Kettle and Laurel Lake Trail, PALaurel Hill State Park, PA
  • Laurel Hill Lake Trail, PALaurel Hill State Park, PA
  • Hemlock Trail, PALaurel Hill State Park, PA
  • Kooser State Park Loop Trail, PAKooser State Park, PA
  • Wolf Rocks Trail, PALaurel Ridge State Park, PA
  • Laurel Summit Loop, PASomerset, PA
  • Laurel Hill Tunnel, PALaurel Ridge State Park, PA
  • Beam Rock Trail, PARector, PA