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RV Rental Shelton

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Discover Shelton

Shelton sits on the far southwestern corner of Puget Sound, on the shores of Oakland Bay. Due to its location in a quiet cove, Shelton has remained relatively untouched by the bustling city of nearby Seattle. Instead, you’ll find the same beautiful agriculture and fishing community that has existed for decades. In fact, the charming little town is nicknamed the Christmas Tree Capital thanks to the abundant forests and numerous sawmills still operating just outside the city limits.

However, Shelton is also just a short drive from the big city of Tacoma if you need to do any shopping or are looking for a night out on the town. Traffic can get pretty congested there, so you might want to use public transportation to get around the metropolis when you rent an RV in Shelton.

The Great Outdoors

RV rentals in Shelton are an outdoor enthusiasts dream vacation thanks to the many state parks and wildlife areas just outside of town. It should be noted, though, that thanks to its location on the Olympic Peninsula, you should come prepared for rain when participating in any outdoor activity. It may not last all day, but it’s always a good idea to bring an umbrella or a waterproof jacket.

Harstine Island State Park, just northeast of Shelton, is one of the more popular places in the area to get outside. It’s a great place for a picnic or just to stroll along one of its scenic trails, but the most popular activity here is shellfish collecting. All sorts of oysters, clams, and crustaceans can be found along its shores – just be aware of how much you can take so as to not run afoul of local regulations. Jarell Cove State Park is another one worth checking out and is also on Harstine Island. It’s pretty small, but it also doesn’t see too many visitors, so you should find some peace and quiet here. If you have a boat, there are two piers where you launch from and explore the area's many coves, otherwise, consider just wandering the beaches and taking in the stunning Pacific Northwest scenery.

Given the town’s location on the Olympic Peninsula, it would be a shame if you didn’t visit Olympic National Park when getting a travel trailer rental in Shelton. It’s one of the premier parks in America’s national park system if for no other reason than the sheer variety of ecosystems within its borders. On the western edge is the Hoh Rainforest, one of the most impressive temperate rainforests in the world. But on the eastern side is Hurricane Ridge, a desolate peak standing over 5,000 feet high. With a few days' time and a lot of effort, you can hike between these vastly different places and see the many changes in flora and fauna along the way.

RV Parks near Shelton

Spencer Lake RV Park is one of the closest spots to park the camper rental near Shelton and is just a few miles from town. It offers full hookups along with a laundromat, restaurant, and boat dock on the nearby lake. There’s also Little Creek RV Park south of town on Route 101. They have full hookups, showers, laundry facilities, and are located right next to a casino. So if you’d like to do some gaming when you get a motorhome rental in Shelton, this could be the place to stay.

A more rustic experience can be had at Hope Island Marine State Park just east of town. They have a limited number of campsites and each comes with just two vault toilets – no water or fire rings. However, if you want to experience Puget Sound without bright lights and loud noises, this could be a decent place to stay. There’s also a Walmart in the center of Shelton where you might be able to stay for a few nights with manager permission. Staying here also means having no amenities, so come prepared with everything you’ll need for self-sufficiency.

Exploring the Town of Shelton

To get a sense of the town’s history, look no further than the Mason County Historical Museum. It’s not very big but is packed with artifacts from the town’s past and is staffed by knowledgeable and friendly people just waiting to tell you stories of Shelton’s rich history.

The Olympic Peninsula’s unique climate also makes this a fantastic place to do some winery tours. While every one of them will sell you samples of their product, you can also find some that have informative tours so you can learn a little something when you visit with a Shelton RV rental.

If you’re an animal/cat lover, you’ll definitely want to check out the Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington just east of town. The organization provides a sanctuary for wild and feral cats and educates the public about conservation issues related to the feline creatures.

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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