Whether you’re an angler, a paddler, or just a beach bum, travel in central Wisconsin is all about enjoying the state’s lakes. One of its most popular is Lake Winnebago, just outside the city of Oshkosh. Covering almost 300 square miles, it’s one of Wisconsin’s largest lakes, and its shoreline is a camper’s paradise. One of the best places to go camping with an RV is Kalbus’ Country Harbor Campground on Lake Winnebago’s western shore.Campsites at Kalbus’ Country Harbor Campground are available with water and electrical hookups, and some have sewer connections, too. WiFi, bathrooms, hot showers, and laundry facilities are also on-site. However, Kalbus’ Country Harbor Campground’s greatest asset is its location; it’s one of the few waterfront campgrounds on Lake Winnebago. All of the campsites at Kalbus' Country Harbor, even those not directly on the water, have a lake view. You need only walk a few minutes to go for a swim, cast a line, or get in your boat to paddle or motor around. If you’ve brought a boat along for this RV rental adventure (or rented one nearby), there’s a human-made channel extending from the campsites to Lake Winnebago, making access even more convenient. The sheltered channel has a sandy bottom that makes docking simpler and protects the hull of your boat.Kalbus’ Country Harbor Campground’s location is also well-suited for RV travelers wanting to further explore central Wisconsin. Interstate 41 runs near the campground and can take you to Fond du Lac (on the southern tip of Lake Winnebago) in thirty minutes or Milwaukee in about an hour and a half.
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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
Find the perfect RV
Choose your location, dates, and send the host a request to book.
Delivery or Pickup
Arrange a pick up time with the host or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.
Let us help
Most hosts have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.
Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.
After your trip, return the RV to the host in the same condition you recieved it.
Lake Winnebago is the premier outdoor recreation area in central Wisconsin, so it’s hard to see why you would venture far beyond it while RV camping at Kalbus’ Country Harbor Campground. If you need to rent a boat, there are a couple of shops in Oshkosh and Appleton (on the northern tip of the lake) where you can pick one up. Anglers will enjoy the plentiful stocks of catfish, sturgeon, and walleye too. Most of the lake’s shoreline has been developed, so if you want to do some hiking while motorhome camping in the area, your best bet is High Cliff State Park on its northeast side. The longest trail in the park is only a half-mile in length, but there’s a 40-foot observation tower that you can climb for amazing views of the region.Another lakeside green space is Menominee Park, just east of Oshkosh’s downtown area. The park features a zoo, along with a swimming beach on Lake Winnebago, a playground area, a miniature train ride, and a volleyball court. If you’re looking for a good place to lay down a picnic blanket, it doesn’t get much better than Menominee.If you’ve brought a set of wheels (or want to rent them in Oshkosh), the Wiowash Trail is one of central Wisconsin’s best cycling trails. It’s a 41-mile-long rail trail extending from just outside of Oshkosh and goes all the way to Birnamwood. The surface is hardpack gravel, which makes it easy to use with mountain bikes or hybrid tires. It’s also quite flat - ideal for any age or fitness level.
Oshkosh is just 15 minutes' drive north of the RV campground, with tons of great restaurants, a wealth of attractions, and some of the best shopping in central Wisconsin. While you wouldn’t expect there to be a lot of culture in a smaller Midwestern city like Oshkosh, there are several museums, art galleries, and a historic theater where you can catch a play. Dining options range from the conventional pizza and burgers to more haute cuisine if you’re up for it. Travelers searching for good deals on clothes and home goods should check out the city’s outlet mall, where several major brands sell their wares for a fraction of the retail price.Oshkosh is also home to the world’s largest aviation event, the EAA Airventure, which brings together hundreds of thousands of flying enthusiasts and over 10,000 planes. It takes place in late July, but if you’re RV camping at another time, you could always take a trip to the EAA Aviation Museum, which houses a few hundred aircraft inside its hangers and outside at Wittman Regional Airport including Space Ship One - the world’s first private spacecraft.For a more conventional museum experience, stop by the Oshkosh Public Museum, which sits inside a stately mansion on the eastern bank of the Fox River. Exhibits range from Native American history to stained glass fixtures to turn-of-the-century sports. Most focus on local arts and history, so this is a great first stop if you want to learn more about Oshkosh. Can’t get enough of the museum? There are even more exhibits across the street at the Paine Museum, also housed inside an opulent house.
What type of RV should I choose?
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.
Do the RVs have bathrooms?
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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