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Algonac State Park, MI

550 RV rentals

Set on the banks of the St. Clair River, Algonac State Park combines a serene waterside setting with easy access to urban amenities. The park occupies 1,450 acres and is made up of lush lakeplain prairies and sun-dappled oak savannas. Two modern campgrounds offer a unique chance to sleep on the banks of the St. Clair River and stay a spell in this picturesque corner of the Great Lake State.

Planning a getaway to the Midwest? RV rentals in St. Clair County make it easy to camp at Algonac State Park and explore the famous Blue Water Area of eastern Michigan. Gear up for characterful lakeside towns, historic lighthouses, bountiful farmers' markets, and emerald green golf courses. You're also an …

Alum Creek State Park, OH

461 RV rentals

Searching for boating paradise and a family-friendly camping spot in central Ohio? Look no further than Alum Creek State Park. Located 20 minutes southeast of the city of Delaware, this 4,630-acre park sits next to the southwestern corner of Alum Creek Lake. The lake covers more than 3,300 acres and is a hugely popular destination for water skiing, fishing, and swimming.

Throw in a disc golf course, hiking trails, and a 300-plus-site campground, and it soon becomes obvious that Alum Creek State Park has a whole lot to offer for your next RV camping vacation.

Bald Mountain Recreation Area, MI

489 RV rentals

Around 15,000 years ago, the last Great Glacier scraped and gouged the soft Michigan soil, flattening the land in some areas while scooping out dirt or forming towering hills in others. Bald Mountain is one such formation. Huge boulders piled upon a large hill make up the mountain. Bald Mountain Recreation Area was officially established in the early 1930s, and the Civilian Conservation Corps, which operated under President Roosevelt’s New Deal program, blazed trails, created a beach, and laid down roads. The beach was voted the “Best of Detroit” in Detroit Monthly in 2017.

The closest town with a variety of resources and amenities is Rochester. Rochester, in addition to delicious restaurants and a vibrant shopping scene, has a …

Barkcamp State Park, OH

294 RV rentals

Hidden around 12 miles from Barnesville, and less than nine miles from Warnock is where you will find the 1005 acre Barkcamp State Park in Belmont County, Ohio. It sits under 10 miles from Egypt Valley Wildlife Area and is centered on Belmont Lake, a 117-acre water mass that has increased in size over the years. Smack in the middle of a mining village in Belmont, Ohio, Barkcamp state park is surrounded by valleys and rolling sandstone hills and is an ideal place to set up your rental RV.

The park sits where Barkcamp Creek once ran through, a spectacular location that makes for an exhilarating getaway camping at Barkcamp State Park. While in this breathtaking neighborhood, search for …

Beaver Creek State Park, OH

247 RV rentals

Planning a motorhome camping trip? Then consider Beaver Creek State Park in Ohio, one of the state’s most scenic parks nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Not too far from the cities of East Liverpool and Lisbon. These cities would make great day destinations while you are on your rental RV vacation to Beaver Creek State Park. With different habitats like bottomlands, a gorge, forests, and the Little Beaver Creek, there are quite a few interesting outdoor recreational activities to enjoy in the park that covers about 2,700 acres of land.

With a history that goes back some 10,000 years, the area was believed to have been inhabited by the Fluted Point Culture, and in later …

Blue Rock State Park, OH

347 RV rentals

Near the center of Ohio lies Muskingum County, which is a great place to go camping with an RV. When you book an RV in Muskingum County, you’ll have easy access to Blue Rock State Park and all that it has to offer. This state park was made official in 1949 after the official formation of the Division of Parks and Recreation in Ohio. The park rests on bedrock that was formed millions of years ago under a shallow inland sea. This sea formed limestone, shale, and sandstone layers, and the blue-colored shale found in the Blue Rock State Park region is where its name is derived from.

Thanks to the regions poor soils and rough terrain it maintained …

Cuyahoga Valley National Park, OH

283 RV rentals

Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which is Ohio's only national park, is 33,000 acres in size. Nestled in between the bustling cities of Akron and Cleveland, this is one of the smallest and newest national parks in the United States. Located in northeastern Ohio, this park was initially designated as a Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area in 1974, and later on as a national park in 2000.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park's landscape is dotted with forests, rock formations, cliffs, and rolling hills. This national park gets its name from the 22-mile stretch of Cuyahoga River that weaves through the park. Cuyahoga Valley National Park provides varied outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, themed train rides, historical site visits, and wildlife …

Delaware State Park, OH

483 RV rentals

Does your RV camping trip take you to the upper Midwest? If so, you might want to check out Delaware State Park in Delaware, Ohio. This forested park is located just 45 minutes north of Columbus, an hour southwest of Mansfield, only 20 minutes south of Marion, and is a nearly 1,700-acre hub for campers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Through westward expansion, European colonizers discovered the shores of Lake Erie and decided it would be a good place to build a settlement. In order to protect their families during the war between the Delaware tribe and the British colonizers, the settlers constructed a fortress around the town. After they took the land for their own, they built up …

Dillon State Park, OH

387 RV rentals

A visit to Dillon State Park will give you a beautiful glimpse into rural Ohio at its best. The park is located near Zanesville Dresden, and Cambridge, and offers plenty of rolling hills and opportunities to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors, filled with wooded hills and scenic valleys. With such picturesque surroundings, it is not surprising that hundreds of people search for an RV in Muskingum County every year.

Whether you enjoy boating around the quiet side of the lake or getting the adrenaline pumping on the bike trails, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The rich and fertile area also gives visitors the chance to see some of the local wildlife, including white-tailed deer …

East Harbor State Park, OH

575 RV rentals

East Harbor State Park is a 1,831-acre park located along the shore of Lake Erie. From its beautiful beaches, sand dunes, and wetlands, the park attracts visitors from all around the country. Here, you'll find well-equipped RV camping sites, incredible scenery, and fun activities for the whole family. The park has been one of northern Ohio's most popular attractions for several years and is worth a stay.

The area that's now East Harbor State Park was once the home of Native American tribes, namely the Ottawa, until the War of 1812. Settlers who later occupied the area cultivated an abundance of grapes and peaches, thanks to the region's fertile soil and climate. The terrain is an effect of the glaciers …

Findley State Park, OH

444 RV rentals

Once upon a time, Findley State Park was a state forest. Today, however, this beautiful Ohio state park is a popular camping spot and outdoor recreational hub.

Located in Wellington, less than an hour southwest of downtown Cleveland, this 838-acre park offers a little something for everyone. Visitors can enjoy fishing, boating, and swimming on a 93-acre lake, not to mention tackle more than 16 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails.

And with plenty of space for RVs in its large campground, Findley State Park is perfect for a family camping vacation.

First Ladies National Historic Site, OH

383 RV rentals

Situated in Canton, OH, the First Ladies National Historic Site is the only Repository of scholarly information about the First Ladies of the United States. The site was established in 2000 and comprises of two buildings; the Education & Research Center and Ida Saxton McKinley’s family home. Planning on visiting the First Ladies National Historic Site during your next vacation? Rent an RV in Stark County and explore the city of Canton in your home away from home.

The Education and Research Center is an interesting place to visit. There is a research library, an exhibit space, and a stunning 91 seat theatre where films about the first ladies are shown. Some of the nearby attractions include the Pro …

Geneva State Park, OH

306 RV rentals

In northeastern Ohio, on the shores of Lake Erie, you’ll be near the heartland of the Ohioan wine country. Twenty minutes from Ashtabula, an hour from Cleveland, and an hour-twenty from Akron rests the lovely 698-acre Geneva State Park.

The Erie tribes inhabited this area up until the 1650s when the French settlers came through and started taking over the area. Over the next 100 years, the settlers established a trade route and used Lake Erie for shipping goods across the country. Throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, the state started buying up the land and developing it into the state park we know today.

At Geneva State Park, visitors can play basketball, hike, bike, swim, boat, fish, or …

Guilford Lake State Park, OH

264 RV rentals

Guilford Lake State Park lies in northeast Ohio, close to the towns and cities of Youngstown, Canton, and Salem. The park straddles along the northern shore of Guilford Lake, a 361-acre freshwater lake. The perfect positioning of Guilford Lake State Park makes it accessible from any of the major north Ohio cities. From this accessibility, thousands leave the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle to soak up the fantastic lakeside recreation Guilford Lake State Park offers.

The state park is well known for its angling and boating opportunities, as well as its abundant wildlife. All this makes Guilford Lake State Park the perfect park to visit with an RV rental. Making your way to Guilford Lake …

Hampton Hills Metro Park, OH

293 RV rentals

Camping with an RV at Hampton Hills Metro Park is a great way to spend your summer. Located within the city of Akron and Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Hampton Hills Metro Park covers around 655 acres of land made up of oak, black walnut, sycamore, and elm trees. Not too far from the park is the city of Tallmadge. A motorhome camping trip in Hampton Hills Metro Park is ideal if you’re keen on spending time in the outdoors. 

With a history that dates back thousands of years, the park occupies land that was shaped during the last ice age and is home to the glacially formed Adam Run Valley. Today, the valley is made up of unique flora …

James A Garfield National Historic Site, OH

319 RV rentals

The James A. Garfield National Historic Site is located in Mentor, Ohio and is the restored family home of the 20th president of the United States. It's located right off of Highway 20, just 30 minutes east of Cleveland, an hour and a half west of Erie, PA, and 40 minutes from Ashtabula.

The James A. Garfield National Historic Site has been fully restored and is now a popular destination for American history buffs. Walk through the museum exhibits and learn all there is to know about the president’s life from his childhood to his assassination. You can explore the 160-acre farm on your own, with an audio tour, or alongside a ranger tour guide. See artifacts …

Kelleys Island State Park, OH

560 RV rentals

Sitting just north of Sandusky, OH, in the waters of Lake Erie, is a cluster of idyllic islands. One of the largest of this archipelago is Kelleys Island, which is home to Kelleys Island State Park. Although remote, the island is accessible via daily ferries that run from Lakeside Marblehead. The ferry point is located just off I-90, the interstate that connects Toledo and Cleveland.

Kelleys Island is the only island in the United States to be recognized as a National Historic District. Originally inhabited by the Ottawa and Huron tribes, the park is littered with prehistoric mounds and petroglyphs carved into rocks. Additionally, the island is home to a number of unique geological formations. Molded by …

Malabar Farm State Park, OH

455 RV rentals

In northern Ohio, midway between Cleveland and Columbus, just south of Mansfield, you’ll find one of the state's most iconic parks. Malabar Farm State Park is a 900-acre farm and park that's the perfect place for hiking, wildlife viewing, and spending quality time in the great outdoors.

Malabar Farm State Park is chock full of interesting exhibits and history. Learn all about the farm’s history as the family home of famous author Louis Bromfield, discover the process of milking cows, learn how the park produces high-quality products for the locals, and experience it all in a beautiful wooded setting.

When vacationing in Ohio, make sure to consider Malabar Farm State Park as one of your destinations. Book an …

Mary Jane Thurston State Park, OH

481 RV rentals

Mary Jane Thurston State Park can be found in northwestern Ohio, not far from the Ohio - Michigan border and the Ohio cities of Toledo, Bowling Green, and Napoleon. The 591-acre park was named after Mary Jane Thurston, a school teacher from Grand Rapids, Michigan, who bequeathed land for the building of the park. Stradling the southern banks of the Maumee River, Mary Jane Thurston State Park is a riverside recreational paradise, with fishing, boating, and swimming being the staple pastimes here. This idyllic location, combined with its closeness to many major north Ohio cities, makes Mary Jane Thurston State Park a great place to take an RV rental. Accessing the park with a rental RV is …