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Soap Lake is one of the few mineral lakes in the United States, and it’s believed to have healing properties. In the late 1800s, many people with tuberculosis and other respiratory ailments were sent to this region, believing that the water’s properties would help them recover. Today, rent a camper and stay at Smokiam Campground to take advantage of the mineral water. Smokiam Campground is on the northern end of Soap Lake.Smokiam Campground has been designed to accommodate big rigs up to 100 feet long, and the grounds are both adult- and family-friendly. Smokiam Campground has two hot tubs, one of which is designated for adults only, and a clubhouse that regularly hosts events geared toward adults or families. The clubhouse also has a big-screen TV, pool tables, and game tables. The evening hours are usually restricted to adults. There are a couple of restrooms with showers that are located within a short walking distance from most sites.The stretch of the sandy beach comes with a dock and a small stand that rents out non-powered watercraft like canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards. The facility also includes a swimming pool, miniature golf course, wifi, and free cable tv. The on-site convenience store is great for picking up last-minute snacks,The town of Soap Lake, WA, has a few shops and a grocery store. It’s about three miles to the south. For more variety in retail shopping as well as a hospital with emergency health services, Ephrata is about 10 miles south. Book an RV in Grant County, WA, and get ready to jump-start a memorable RV camping adventure.



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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

On the edge of a high desert region, the lands around Soap Lake is rocky and hard, bare of greenery, save for a stubborn, gnarled tree or two. Bold blue sky yawns overhead. Though the region is devoid of plant life found on the western slopes of the Cascade Mountain range, there’s a certain degree of raw beauty to the landscape in this region that is found nowhere else in the United States. Hiking and other recreational opportunities abound. A portion of the Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail, which begins in Missoula, MT, and ends near Portland, OR, passes by Soap Lake. The trail, which strings along for almost 600 miles, is one of the most challenging treks in the Pacific Northwest. Hikers should be well prepared for adverse weather conditions and scarce water. There are long stretches in which an adventurer will be in a remote, isolated region, far from civilization.Explore the caves in the area, which were formed as a result of the great floods several thousand years ago. The gush of floods carried massive ice floes and boulders that scraped and gouged at the bedrock, forming shallow caves. Further erosion dug the caves out, deepening them. Petroglyphs inside the cave indicate that they were used by various Native American tribes as a shelter over the subsequent years.Hop into a rental camper and head up to nearby SunLakes Dry Falls State Park near Moses Lake, which has several miles of hiking trails, boating, and fishing. One notable trail, which is a five-mile loop, skirts the perimeter of a photogenic rock formation called Umatilla Rock. The monolith stands alone in an open space.

Exploring the Area

In addition to the raw beauty that this region is known for, there are several attractions and interesting sights in the area that can be discovered with the help of a rental motorhome. Although the region is on the edge of high desert terrain, there are, perhaps paradoxically, several waterfalls in the area. The streams and creeks flow downhill from the mountains to the west, making their way to lower elevations. Due to many unusual rock formations and cliffs that were formed an eon ago, there are several waterfalls in the area. At the bottom of the falls are small pools at which shrubberies and gnarled trees crowd, desperate for water. Most of these waterfalls require a hike, but a few can be accessed with a short walk from the road or parking lot.In the low valleys and plains, where water collects, there are small farms and vineyards. In spite of the arid conditions, the soil is quite nutritious, and grapevines thrive well. There are several wineries nearby in the Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley area, and many welcome drop-in visitors seeking the perfect vintage to sample. A boutique winemaker, Cave B, is located a few miles outside Quincy. Cave B is an award-winning producer that specializes in red-wine varietals.At the end of a long day of exploring, hiking, and road-tripping, kick up your heels outside a travel trailer rental and watch the stars appear in the night sky. Far from the light pollution of cities, stars, nebulas, and far-away galaxies are clear and easy to study. Rent an RV and embark on a unique RV camping adventure in central Washington.


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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.