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The Lost River Valley is a sought-after weekend retreat for those escaping the bustle of Washington, D.C., some two hours' drive away. Quaint small towns, rolling mountains, and wide-open skies greet you on your way into town, and the Lost River Campground is where you can stop for a weekend or longer to take in the serenity and the views. If you’re used to city amenities, no need to worry. The campground has a range of amenities for your comfort and convenience if you’re camping with an RV.The campsites at Lost River Campground welcome you with full hookup and water/electric service. Grills and picnic tables make it easy to enjoy meals outdoors. Freshen up under a hot shower in the bathhouse, or take a dip in the swimming pool. Break a sweat at the volleyball court or horseshoe pit to warm up for the adventure ahead. With fire rings in the campground, come home to a roaring fire at the end of the day and enjoy the company of other Lost River campers. Before leaving, flush your RV’s tank into the dumping station and look forward to another journey ahead.



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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

Less than an hour's drive away when RV camping at Lost River Campground, you'll find yourself in the heart of 1.8 million-acre George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, one of the largest in the eastern United States under public ownership. Occupying Virginia's Appalachian Mountains and even stretching into parts of West Virginia and Kentucky, the forest offers miles of hiking and mountain biking trails and ample opportunities for fishing. If you're into bird watching, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing, this colossal outdoor playground has you covered.One of the most visited sites here is the Cascades Day Use Area, where you'll find a four-mile scenic loop trail, and for those keen to sink a line, a native trout stream. Have your camera on hand for the dramatic Cascade Falls tumbling over a 60-foot vertical cliff. For a dip in the sandy beach of a spring-fed lake, carve time out for the Sherando Lake Recreation Area, one of the beautiful destinations in the Blue Ridge Mountains.For a peek beneath the rolling hills of West Virginia, take your Lost River camper rental for a visit to the mesmerizing Smoke Hole Caverns. Named for how the Seneca Indians used the cave to smoke wild game, the caverns were formed over millions of years of constant, trickling flow of mineral-carrying water, filling it with stalactites and stalagmites, and secluded rooms where, thanks to a clean cold stream underground, "moonshine" (illicit corn whiskey) was produced. Learn how the process worked in an original still on display.Campsites near the Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virginia enable day trips to the postcard beauty of the Dolly Sods Wilderness Area in the Monongahela National Forest. Used as a training ground for the U.S. Army during World War II, the area now is a serene place where unique rock formations and stunning mountain views leave the visitor awestruck.Feathered visitors, in particular, flock to the area as the Dolly Sods plateau acts as a rest stop for raptors and other birds taking the eastern Appalachian migratory flyway. Follow the nearly 50 miles of hiking trails that wind through the wilderness area and soak up the varied scenery. And keep an eye out. Due to its past use by the military, this is one place where it pays to stick to the well-trodden path.

Exploring the Area

Get a feel for the town with an introductory stop at the Lost River Museum. Here you can browse artifacts and exhibits highlighting Lost River Valley's early history, as well as fine arts, folk arts, and crafts handmade locally using centuries-old techniques. For a more immersive experience, mark your calendar in September and book a rental motorhome near Lost River for the Hardy County Heritage Weekend. Tours of historic home tours, Civil War re-enactments, and a vintage tractor and automobile show are just some of the activities during this multi-day affair.While in town, don't forget to visit the Lost River General Store, built in the late 19th century, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It's now an inn and a restaurant named on the list of "Unique Places to Dine in West Virginia." Other historical places in Hardy County include the John Mathias Homestead in Mathias; the Lee Cabin in Lost River State Park; and the Old Hardy County Courthouse in Moorefield (first built in 1792), where a battle of the same name occurred in August 1864.West Virginia is not called "mountain mama" for nothing (although legend has it that it's not the Mountain State that inspired John Denver's massive hit). If you want to be in the middle of it all and still enjoy a few small-town comforts and pleasures with a generous dose of history, book a camper rental in Hardy County and find RV parks in Lost River for one unforgettable adventure.


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Find the perfect RV for Lost River Campground

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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.