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Between the state capital of Olympia and the port city of Aberdeen, Elma is a small town in rural Washington with divine beauty. The community was first settled way back in 1853, making it one of the first non-native settlements in the Pacific Northwest. Elma was named for a man named Elmer Brown who fought on behalf of the Union during the Civil War.

Since it was finally incorporated in 1888, Elma has managed to retain its small size and laid-back atmosphere, but there is no doubt that this woodsy enclave in western Washington is poised for a popularity boost in the not-so-distant future. With unimaginable natural beauty in seemingly every direction, using an Elma motorhome rental is quite possibly the best way to see the town as well as the rest of Grays Harbor County. It doesn’t hurt that Seattle is only a 90-minute drive away, so hitting the road for an adventure enables you to see a variety of different places in magical Washington State.

Experience the Sites and Scenery

When you book an RV in Elma, you might be overwhelmed by the sheer number of parks, recreation areas, forests, and other outdoor spots. There is really no wrong way to go in your Elma camper rental as each part of the state has its own unique characteristics, all just as beautiful as the next. Lake Sylvia State Park, for instance, is a smaller park the next town over from Elma. Sylvia Lake is the main feature of the tiny park and was once a lumber mill pond before being deeded to the state. Much of the park is dense rainforest, teeming with migratory birds and other woodland animals. You can fish or canoe on the open waters of Sylvia Lake and camp out along the water in your Elma motorhome rental.

Westport Light State Park is out on the coast on the entrance to North Bay. There are stellar beaches and hiking trails, though camping is not an option here. You can comb the beaches for shells and driftwood, have a picnic by the sea, or take a tour of the Grays Harbor Lighthouse which happens to be the tallest lighthouse in Washington, and over 100 years old. To the south of Westport Light State Park is Grayland Beach State Park, another incredible place to see the splendid Washington coast and the picturesque scenery that comes with it. You can hike the beaches and enjoy fantastic sunsets over the Pacific Ocean, catch fish and go clamming, have a beach bonfire and cookout, and camp out in your Elma RV rental while you anticipate the next day on the enchanting beaches of Washington.

When you rent an RV in Elma, there are two world-class national parks within a few hours’ drive, so there is no excuse to not see at least one of these natural treasures. Olympic National Park is a half hour's drive north of town so naturally, it is your best bet to see one of the most popular parks in the country. Numbers don’t lie and well over three million visitors enter this mountainous park each year to hike through its temperate rainforests, explore its rocky coastlines, and see its sublime mountain peaks up close. You can climb the snowcapped Olympic Mountain giants if you are adventurous, but most people simply opt to hike around the sprawling park. There are several campgrounds that can accommodate your Elma RV rental so staying multiple nights is a fantastic idea if you have the time.

Where to Park It

Finding a safe and comfortable campground to set up camp should not present too much of a challenge at all when you arrive in Elma. Travel Inn RV Resort, for instance, can be found in town and is home to amenities like basketball courts, sports fields, a large clubhouse for events, and a swimming pool.

Elma RV Park is another obvious choice, found right in the heart of town. The park is within walking distance of several local shops and restaurants, and it has a spacious clubhouse with a digital nomad work center, complimentary drinks, a library, and much more.

Hoquiam River RV Park is closer to the coast around 25 miles west of town. This riverfront campground is a scenic, pet-friendly spot with modern amenities. The park is only a mile outside the center of Hoquiam, so it is quite easy to find. Lake Sylvia State Park and other state and national parks in the region are always options when you need a place to camp in a pinch, so don’t forget to consider these public campgrounds.

City Attractions

It would be wise to temper your expectations when you opt to rent an RV in Elma, as there are not many things to do in town aside from dining or walking around. If you are seeking a place to check out some attractions, nearby Aberdeen is a solid place to check out. The Aberdeen Art Center is a workspace and gallery for local artists to build their own community and share their work with the world. You can look through the exhibits and galleries or buy some crafts to support the local art scene too. Driftwood Players Theater continues the artsy trend with fantastic performances by dedicated actors in an intimate theater setting. The theater has been running since the 1960s and has frequent performances of musicals and stage productions for the community to enjoy.

The Polson Museum is a lovely institution with a focus on history where you can learn fascinating facts about the area’s complicated past. Nearly every historical topic is covered in this museum, with a focus on the logging industry that first spurred the growth of towns and cities in the region.

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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