2014 Heartland Prowler
2014 Heartland Prowler
In a state that doesn’t see that many tourists, the northeastern corner of Wyoming is a particularly lonely place. Without the draw of a national park or the liveliness of the state capital, it remains a sleepy outpost. But that doesn’t mean there’s any shortage of things to do when you book an RV in Crook County. One of the best spots to base yourself for an adventure in northeastern Wyoming is Keyhole Reservoir. The nearly 14,000-acre lake is a favorite with locals trying to beat the summer heat with swimming, waterskiing, or even fishing under a shady tree.The campground at Keyhole State Park has sites with 30/50 amp electrical hookups and potable water, but there are no sewage hookups available. There is a dump station where you can empty the holding tanks on your rental RV. If you’re traveling with a four-legged friend, this is also one of the most pet-friendly campgrounds near Gillette, and your furry friend is sure to love playing in the lake’s cool waters. The campground is also quite kid-friendly, with an excellent play area, complete with a playground and a few short hiking trails.Being just a few miles north of Interstate 90, Keyhole Campground is very accessible for anyone wanting to do some road tripping around this part of the state. Gillette isn’t too far away, nor is Buffalo, the gateway to the Bighorn Mountains and a popular destination for adventure travelers. To the east are the Black Hills of South Dakota and the historic town of Deadwood.
Find the perfect RV for your campsite
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 owner a request to book.
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.
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.
Keyhole Reservoir should be your first stop for outdoor recreation, given that it’s just outside your campervan rental door. There are dozens of tiny coves to explore, and if you’re interested, boat rentals (kayaks and powerboats) can be found at the lake’s marina. You could also relax on the shore or cast a line (assuming you have a state fishing license) to catch smallmouth bass, catfish, and walleye.While there might not be any national parks in this part of Wyoming, there is one significant national monument, and it’s a pretty impressive one. Devils Tower National Monument abruptly rises from the rolling plains not far from Keyhole Campground. If it looks familiar, that’s because it played a prominent role in Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The nearly 900-foot-tall rock monolith was formed when lava was squeezed through a small crack in the earth’s crust, which cooled to form its otherworld straight walls. Those walls look ideal for climbing, but since the tower is considered sacred by a number of tribes in the area, it’s best to respect their wishes and find another place to climb.Another option for outdoor fun is definitely not what you’d imagine when searching for RV camping in the area. The Eagle Butte Coal Mine lies just north of Gillette and is open for tours involving a fair bit of walking to see all that it has to offer.
Moorecroft is a small community that has only the most basic necessities needed for an RV rental adventure: fuel, fast food, and a small grocery store. There’s also the somewhat confusingly named West Texas Trail Museum, which highlights the history of cattle drives in eastern Wyoming, which began in the West Texas area. It’s loaded with fascinating exhibits, including artwork, clothing, and equine gear that paints a picture of what life was like in Old West Wyoming.For everything else, you’ll need to head over to Gillette, about half an hour's drive to the west. Fortunately, there’s plenty to do and see here, like the Frontier Auto Museum. Rather than covered wagons and horses, this Wyoming gem has some of the coolest classic cars on display, from 1930’s police cars to the vintage gas pumps that fueled them. There’s also the Rockpile Museum, focusing on much older forms of transportation, like the horse and buggy. Most of their exhibits detail life on the American frontier, through documents, photos, antique rifles, and leather-working tools.If you’ve ever wanted to see a bison up close and personal, there’s no better place to do it than Wyoming. A couple of domesticated bison herds can be found at ranches that are nearby when you rent a camper near Keyhole Campground. Seeing the herd migrate across the straw-colored plains will have you feeling like you’ve been transported back to the 1890s. Afterward, grab a drink at one of the microbreweries in town; Wyoming isn’t known for having a huge craft beer scene, but what it does have is downright delicious. Pick up a flight of them, and see which one you like best.
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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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