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There is something to be said for RV campgrounds that supply pristine quiet and exquisite views while still being a hop and a skip from urban amenities, which is why you need to check out Explore Park near Roanoke, Virginia. This simple yet sufficient RV park has everything you need when you book a travel trailer rental near Roanoke. Each individual campsite at Explore Park has trees in the background guaranteeing freedom from highway traffic noise or anything else that might intrude on your peace and quiet. The campsites are close to a bathhouse, will accommodate medium-size RV rentals, and have 50 amp electrical hookups.The campsites don't have water or sewer hookups, but water spigots are spaced around the campground, and there is a dump station on site. Some cabins and yurts can be rented. Once you're settled in, you can take your RV rental for a spin on the Blue Ridge Parkway and check out the scenery from the comfort of your home-on-wheels, or hike the many trails that wind their way through the Blue Ridge Mountains. You can take a boat trip on Smith Mountain Lake as the sun sets behind the mountains then head into Roanoke or Salem to enjoy a nice meal and experience the craft beer scene. And this is just the beginning of what awaits you.



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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

RV rentals in Roanoke County can provide you with nearly everything you need to enjoy your vacation. You can start your trip by heading to Fairy Stone State Park, a cultivated outdoor recreation area with a human-made lake adjoining the Philpott Reservoir. The lake is an ideal place for canoes and kayaks, rowboats, and paddleboats. The park has approximately ten miles of trails, most of which are multi-use, allowing hikers, horseback riders, and cyclists; the remaining trails are pedestrian-only. The park has a beach where you can swim, but swimming is restricted to this beach alone, which may or may not have a lifeguard on duty.Rocky Knob Recreation Area was originally settled in the 1800s by families who farmed corn and raised pigs as well as hunted to provide for themselves; this lifestyle was interrupted by the arrival of industry in the late 1800s, causing the locals to become dependent on the industries. Many of them later relocated elsewhere, allowing nature to reclaim the land. Native trees, delicate ferns, and wildflowers have reestablished themselves, and the wildlife population of fox, deer, bobcat, and other species have moved back in. Today there is a well-used campground in the park and many miles of hiking trails that vary in difficulty from easy to strenuous.Shenandoah National Park is a hiker's mecca, with trails exceeding 500 miles in combined length. Some of the trails make for good day hikes, but part of the trail system also belongs to the Appalachian Trail; this section is more than 100 miles long. Other sections of the trails can lead you past waterfalls and other scenic areas such as peaks with panoramic views and interesting geological formations. Stay long enough, and you will also witness canyons, meadows, and historical areas. Some areas of the park have lodging, dining, and shopping facilities in case you need a break or simply want to pamper yourself a little bit.

Exploring The Area

Once it's time to come in from the outdoors, Vinton is a good place to relax with a public library and several arcades and gaming establishments. Curl up with a good book for an afternoon or seek another outlet for burning off some energy; the gaming outlets have food service as well. There are boutiques where you can shop and breweries where you can sample the local craft beers. One local tour company offers tours of several breweries so you can enjoy yourself and not have to worry about driving. Vinton's restaurant scene runs the gamut, from inexpensive and moderately priced to fine dining; you'll have your choice of Indian, Vietnamese, pizzerias, and much more, so there is something here for everyone if this is where you settle on having dinner.Narrows is also a good choice for dining with an equally long list of establishments to choose from. Some of your options are commercial chain restaurants, and some are locally owned and operated, promising fresh ingredients cooked to order and large portions.This is what RV camping of any kind should be, undisturbed outdoor environments not too removed from urban centers where you can reward yourself. Pull into one of the campsites at Explore Park and enjoy tranquility between your adventures.


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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.