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Arbor Vitae Campground

On the shores of Big Arbor Vitae Lake, the Arbor Vitae Campground is an RV park in northern Wisconsin. It’s just five minutes’ drive from the heart of Woodruff. It is surrounded by natural areas and a family-friendly safari park.RV camping at the Arbor Vitae Campground includes access to a variety of sites, ranging from primitive to water and electric, as well as full hookups. RVs up to 100 feet in length can be accommodated at the campground, with storage for both RVs and boats available during the winter season. There are two bathrooms and shower buildings that are free for campers to use, as well as a complimentary Wi-Fi hotspot in the office building.You can begin each day with free donuts and coffee at the office, then take advantage of the children’s playground and sandbox. The Arbor Vitae Campground is located on what is one of the best fishing lakes in the Northwoods, with two easy-access boat landings and a swimming dock for those wanting to cool off.



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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

Camping at the Arbor Vitae Campground is a good base for exploring the Bittersweet Lakes State Natural Area, which encompasses four soft water seepage lakes that provide habitat for several unusual plant species. Each of the lakes is separated by an isthmus and can be explored by canoe or kayak, with short overland portages that are well marked. An old-growth forest of hemlock, yellow birch, and red oak dominate the landscape, with diving ducks and common loons regularly visiting the area. Fishing is another popular activity in the park, with walleye, northern pike, large and smallmouth bass all for the taking.Drive in the other direction, and you’ll arrive at the Finnerud Pine Forest State Natural Area, an old-growth red pine forest along the southern shores of Kawaguesaga Lake. White pine, red oak, paper birch, and aspen trees also pepper the forest while herbaceous wintergreen, bunchberry, and trailing arbutus dominate the understory. Aside from its hiking and recreational trails, a section of the Finnerud Pine Forest State Natural Area is owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a scientific research area.Also nearby is the Wildwood Wildlife Park And Nature Center, a family-friendly zoo and safari park that’s always a hit with kids. It’s home to hundreds of animals that include giraffes, mountain lions, tigers, and emus, as well as hyenas, camels, marmosets, and capybaras. Animal feeding encounters are held throughout the day, where you can learn more about highlighted species, and there’s a safari-style tram that offers a narrated journey as you pass by roaming zebras, elands, and oryx.

Exploring the City

Campsites at the Arbor Vitae Campground are just five minutes' drive from Woodruff, where you’ll find a couple of supermarkets if you need to stock up on groceries. There are also gas stations here if you need to fill up your RV rental and several restaurants, pizzerias, and cafes for those nights when you don’t feel like cooking.While you’re in Woodruff, don’t miss a visit to the Dr. Kate Museum, which celebrates the life and work of Kate Pelham Newcomb, a prominent physician in northern Wisconsin. It’s housed within her former office and features a 15-foot penny that commemorates the Million Penny Parade, a 1950's initiative that helped to raise funds for a much-needed hospital in the area. Learn about the “Angel on Snowshoes” and how she managed to reach patients when the winter roads in the region were impassable.Continue driving south, and you’ll arrive in Minocqua, which is often referred to as the “Island City” due to its location in the middle of Minocqua Lake. Delve into the local history at the compact Minocqua Museum, where the city’s early years are detailed through old photographs and artifacts. It’s located opposite the Campanile Center For the Arts where changing exhibitions are regularly held. It's also a short stroll from the Min-Aqua Bats Water Ski Club, where a long-established water skiing show is presented.Wine enthusiasts should make the 40-minute drive east to the winery in Three Lakes, where cranberry wine has been made since 1972. Rather than grapes, the winery uses whole fruits and berries to create unique flavors, which you can sample during guided tastings. Join one of their complimentary tours to get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into the wine-making process, then peruse the gift store that’s well stocked with artisan produce from the surrounding region.Whether you want to get active in the reserves of northern Wisconsin or discover the cultural sights of Woodruff and Minocqua, book an RV rental in Oneida County and start planning your next vacation.


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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.

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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.