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Rushmore Shadows Resort

While the name is not meant to be taken literally, Rushmore Shadows Resort is close enough to the famous presidential monument in South Dakota to earn its name. This magnificent nature resort south of Rapid City is nestled alongside the Black Hills National Forest, a stunning wilderness area believed to be sacred by the Native American tribes who have called it home for thousands of years. When you rent an RV near Rushmore Shadows Resort, you’ll have easy access to this enchanting forest, along with a bevy of natural treasures that lie within. As an added perk, Rapid City is close enough for convenient shopping trips and sightseeing adventures.Just off a major state highway, and less than half an hour's drive from Interstate 10, Rushmore Shadows Resort is incredibly easy to access with your campervan rental. Upon arrival, you can take your pick from almost 200 RV-friendly camping sites with full hookup capabilities. There are other home conveniences here too, like cable TV and wireless internet.Once you settle in at this Rapid City campground, you can start making use of the lavish amenities found here. The heated swimming pool and hot tub will take up most of your time. Sunbathe by the pool, take a refreshing dip, or luxuriate in the bubbly, soothing waters of the hot tub. In addition to these features, there are playgrounds for kids to play on, sport courts for friendly competition, hiking trails, activities for guests, clean restrooms, hot showers, and a camp store for you to resupply or buy food to cook over your campfire.


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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

Touring the western part of South Dakota can be absolutely magical, particularly if you have an RV rental fueled up and ready to go. With this newly gained freedom, you’ll have the opportunity to see places like Custer State Park, the largest state park in all of South Dakota. In addition to being the largest, Custer State Park was the first of its kind established in the state, and it enjoys a reputation for being one of the best recreation hotspots in all of South Dakota. Here you can camp overnight in your RV rental, tour historical sites and structures, hike through gorgeous landscapes, and view the largest wild herd of bison in the state.Black Hills National Forest is hard to beat, and luckily for you, it completely surrounds the campground making it unavoidable. This outdoor paradise has a bevy of creatures, like cougars, wolves, eagles, and black bears roaming around. Hundreds of miles of hiking trails, over 30 campgrounds, 11 reservoirs, and thousands of miles of dirt roads await you when you bring your motorhome rental anywhere in this majestic forest.The real stars of the show in South Dakota are the national monuments and parks found nearby. Jewel Cave National Monument and Wind Cave National Park feature some of the largest and longest cave systems in the world, with hundreds of miles of subterranean passageways winding around in the Earth’s crust. Glimmering gemstones, stalagmites and stalactites, and cathedral-like caverns can be seen when you visit these magnificent natural features below the surface. Badlands State Park is perhaps the most famous and heavily visited park in South Dakota, also considered sacred by the native people of the region. Historic archaeological sites, fantastic canyons, sprawling badlands, and other geological features populate this epic park, good for hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing.

City Sightseeing

When you need a respite from the lovely forests and parks of South Dakota, you can spend some time in pleasant Rapid City, just large enough to keep you entertained, while small enough to retain the charm of a small village. You can tour amazing museums like the South Dakota Air and Space Museum when you have time to kill in the city, especially if you enjoy learning about military history or the aviation industry. Countless decommissioned planes and fighter jets used in military conflicts throughout United States history can be seen up close and personal when you tour the facility and learn about aerial battles from tour guides at this outdoor museum.The Museum @ Black Hills Institute has more neat stuff to see, like large dinosaur skeletons dating back over a hundred million years. Two T-Rex skeletons greet you when you walk in the front doors of this converted high school gym, along with other fossils and ancient remains. There is even a gift shop where you can pick up some souvenirs for friends and family back home.One of the best reasons to book an RV in Pennington County is the world-famous monuments nearby. Mount Rushmore is only 13 miles away from your campground, known the world over for its incredible artistic display of four presidents of the United States. This massive monument is chiseled into a mountainside, with imposing size and style. The Crazy Horse Memorial pays tribute to the famous Lakota chieftain who lead his people with dignity and strength.


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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.