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Moraine Hills, IL

446 RV rentals

Moraine Hills is an outdoor recreation area near the city of McHenry in the state of Illinois. Much of the area was created by glaciers that filled the area thousands of years ago, leaving behind boulders and other rocky debris. The debris is known as "moraine,” after which the park was named. It was opened to the public in 1976 after taking five years to fully cultivate; the park is centered around Lake Defiance, a glacial lake that is still largely undisturbed and natural as there has been almost no development around it.

A large section of the park consists …

Kankakee River State Park, IL

373 RV rentals

One of the oldest state parks in the state of Illinois has very humble beginnings. Kankakee River State Park was created in 1938 when Ethel Sturges Dummer donated 35 acres to the state of Illinois to be turned into a park. Now, Kankakee River State Park near Bourbonnais is 4,000 acres of treasured, breathtaking land. RV camping at Kankakee River State Park has become a popular activity, and people from across the United States travel in to spend a few days enjoying the unspoiled setting of the park.

You don't have to own a motorhome to enjoy camping in an …

Richard Bong State Recreation Area, WI

462 RV rentals

During the 1930s and 1940s, Richard Bong State Recreation Area in Wisconsin was an Airforce Base that went by a similar name, Richard Bong Airforce Base. Both the recreation area and Airforce Base were named for World War II aviator, Richard Ira Bong. He was one of the most decorated fighter pilots and a top flying ace during the war. After the Airforce Base was decommissioned, Wisconsin converted it into a state park in the 1950s. There are several road signs denoting the location of this park, and due to the name’s connection to marijuana, these signs are often stolen. …

Warren Dunes State Park, MI

644 RV rentals

Located along the sandy shores of Lake Michigan, camping at Warren Dunes State Park is a fabulous way to see southwestern Michigan. Warren Dunes State Park is great to visit, and when you book an RV in Berrien County, you will be on the shores of Lake Michigan between St. Joseph and New Buffalo, MI. This state park covers almost 2,000 acres of land, and campers motorhome camping here can explore the seemingly endless trails, beaches, and lake at their leisure.

The dunes in Warren Dune State Park reach over 260 feet above Lake Michigan, providing spectacular views …

Illinois Beach State Park, IL

505 RV rentals

Fringed by just under seven miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, Illinois Beach State Park is popular with beach bums, avid hikers, and nature lovers of all types. The park is a breath of fresh air and treats you to sandy beaches, clear water, and pristine shoreline. It occupies more than 4,000 acres and is a fantastic place to soak up the Prairie State sunshine, with swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, and camping just some of the outdoor recreation activities on offer.

As you explore the park, you'll discover a diverse ecosystem of rolling dunes, lush marshlands, sun-drenched prairies, and black oak …

Indiana Dunes State Park, IN

456 RV rentals

Indiana Dunes State Park, nestled along the southern tip of Lake Michigan, is home to 2,182 acres of beautiful sand dunes, beaches, and natural hardwood forest. This state park is part of the vast, federally-managed Indiana Dunes National Park, covering more than 15,000 acres of stunning wilderness and exhilarating activities. Established in 1925 and later designated a National Natural Landmark, Indiana Dunes State Park draws millions of outdoor adventurers with its natural beauty, remarkably beautiful lake, and tall sand dunes that stretch for miles.

Swimming, hiking, and fishing are among the most popular attractions at the park. Rent an …

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