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Clinton Lake State Park, IL

149 RV rentals

Clinton Lake State Park near DeWitt is a popular destination for aquatic activities and RV camping in Illinois. This state park encompasses 9,300 acres with a 4,900-acre lake where visitors can boat, fish, or swim.

Pull your rig into the park’s campgrounds for a weekend of camping with an RV. If you don't own a vehicle, book an RV in DeWitt County for a few days of relaxing state park RV camping. Peoria is just over an hour to the northwest of Clinton Lake State Park. Stop into the town of Clinton and stock up on supplies before heading over to the park for a few days.

Clinton State Park, KS

149 RV rentals

Clinton State Park is situated in Osage Questa Region near Topeka. This park offers a beautiful display of nature and serves as a ground for several outdoor recreations. Located on the northern shore of Clinton Lake, this 1,500 acres park is one of the most popular RV destinations in Kansas. This expansive park, lying just a few miles west of Lawrence boasts of recreational trails, picnic shelters, native prairie area, Archery Park and an RV-friendly campground. Clinton State Park campers may hike, swim, fish or boat during their time here.

Established in 1975, the park is popular with Kansas campers. Love the great outdoors? Then search for an RV near Douglas County and get out to enjoy the many …

Crawford State Park, CO

169 RV rentals

Anchored by a cobalt blue reservoir, Crawford State Park is a haven for boaters, anglers, and water sports enthusiasts. The 700-acre park has been welcoming visitors for decades and boasts some of the best swimming beaches in Colorado. When you've had your fill of sun and sand, hit the scenic hiking trails or enjoy a picnic on the shoreline.

Planning a getaway to Colorado? Book an RV in Delta County and you'll enjoy the freedom to explore the Centennial State at your own pace. To the south, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park beckons with sheer gorges, a rumbling river, and some of the steepest cliffs in the United States. You're also a stone's throw from the stunning Blue …

Cross Timbers State Park, KS

116 RV rentals

Located in the hills of Verdigris River Valley in southeast Kansas is the home to scenic Cross Timbers State Park. Located just south of the city of Toronto, the park is not too far from Chanute and Independence, and both cities are easily accessible by renting an RV; you’ll find a range of affordable RV rentals in Woodson County. Coming back to what’s so great about this park and why you should be planning a motorhome camping trip here soon – well, for one, its spread across 1075-acres of forest land that’s made up of terraces of Prairie and hills of Oak Savanna; the park lies right opposite the Toronto Wildlife Area. What’s more, the park offers easy access …

El Dorado State Park, KS

75 RV rentals

El Dorado State Park is situated in the southern section of Kansas, just a short drive away from Wichita. This state park is one of the largest in Kansas and spans over 4,000 acres. It rests next to the Flint Hills and El Dorado Reservoir providing guests with plenty of stunning views.

Besides its beautiful landscapes, El Dorado State Park also features abandoned railroad tracks and a large amphitheater which hosts numerous festivals throughout the year. The park is located next to El Dorado Lake and has an impressive 98-mile shoreline.

Elk City State Park, KS

148 RV rentals

Elk City State Park is a microcosm of sorts, a nature preserve and outdoor recreational destination located within a compact area. The landscape includes rolling meadows and woodland forests to the east of the Elk City Reservoir (which is also incorporated into the park area). The park is intended for quiet family outings but is open to the public at large. The park has a beach where you can swim and a boat ramp granting access to the reservoir lake. The lake is not particularly deep, but it is a good venue for getting some fishing in; the lake is stocked with blue and channel catfish, white bass, and crappie. Younger anglers can take advantage of a pond that is …

Fall River State Park, KS

97 RV rentals

Spread over 980 acres of beautiful open plains, tallgrass prairie, and mixed bush and grass, Fall River State Park is a unique wilderness getaway for state park campers in southeast Kansas. Neighboring cities with the cozy town of Eureka and rural Hamilton, the park makes for a Greenwood County gem. The park offers campsites sprinkled near the glassy Fall River Lake, six hiking trails filled to the brim with diverse wildlife, and excellent hunting and archery opportunities at every bend in the woods.

Fall River Lake is one of the oldest reservoirs in Kansas, although it didn’t always look as good as it does today. The former Osage territory had to wait until the Flood Control Act of 1941 …

Fort Scott National Historic Site, KS

177 RV rentals

Fort Scott National Historic Site is a monument to a time when America was still a young republic forging its identity and a witness to the events that were part of that transition. The area was originally inhabited by the Osage tribe, a group of Native Americans who were described by famed artist George Catlin as being exceptionally tall (taller than most Europeans) and fierce warriors. The actual fort was established sometime around the mid-19th century. It became the training ground for the first African-American military units that would fight in the Civil War. Rent a camper near Fort Scott National Historic Site, and you can experience the landscape and history for yourself.

Fort Scott occupied an area where it …

Hillsdale State Park, KS

146 RV rentals

On the easternmost border of Kansas, you’ll find rolling grasslands and lush forest: the perfect natural landscape for a camping trip. Hillsdale State Park is a quick one-hour drive south of both Topeka, KS, and Kansas City, MO, just outside of Louisburg.

In 1976, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began building a dam on Bull Creek to control flooding in the Osage River Basin. Six years later, the Hillsdale reservoir was created and a new ecosystem grew. In 1989, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sold the land to the state of Kansas, and five years later, Hillsdale State Park opened to the public.

If your RV camping trip takes you to the middle of the country, …

Indian Cave State Park, NE

138 RV rentals

Located in the southeast part of Nebraska, Indian Cave State Park is named after a sandstone cave filled with prehistoric petroglyphs. This state park is close to Auburn and an hour and a half away from Lincoln. Nature here is simply breathtaking, with cottonwood, elm, and willow trees growing next to the Missouri River. Indian Cave State Park is stunning in fall when the leaves start changing colors.

The cave is the main attraction within Indian Cave State Park. It features petroglyphs that tell a story of the Native Americans who lived in this part of the Midwest. Those of you who wish to explore the great outdoors will have plenty of things to do here, such as hiking, …

Knob Noster State Park, MO

149 RV rentals

Covering 3,934 acres, Knob Noster State Park in Missouri has enough room for everyone to enjoy this outdoor escape. The park gets its name from the nearby town of Knob Noster, which is then named after one of the small hills in the area. The hills are particularly notable as they rise up dramatically in what is otherwise a flat section of the state.

The park offers visitors the opportunity to take part in a range of recreational activities throughout the year, including fishing, hiking, and camping, all of which encourage people to rent a camper in Johnson County. The area of land is often dubbed 'where the forest and the prairies meet,' as the large stretches of prairie in …

Lake of Three Fires State Park, IA

120 RV rentals

In Taylor County, around ten minutes north of the town of Bedford, is a beautiful 85-acre lake within a 691-acre recreation area characterized by lush oak and hickory woodlands. Lake of Three Fires State Park beckons visitors from all over Iowa and Missouri with hiking and equestrian trails and two well-equipped campgrounds. You can expect to find both Hopkins and New Market campers relaxing here, as both of these towns are within 20 minutes of the state park.

The Potawatomi tribe, also referred to as the “Fire Nation,” farmed, lived, and traveled through this part of Iowa. The legend goes that three of the region's indigenous tribes formed an alliance called “Three Fires”, and three flames were kept alive …

Longview Lake Park, MO

142 RV rentals

Summers are full of fun at Longview Lake Park in Missouri. Located to the southeast of Kansas City with parts of the park extending into Grandview and Lee’s Summit, Longview Lake Park is a great spot for a motorhome camping trip. Covering over 4,800-acres of parkland, the primary attraction of the park is Longview Lake. The 930-acre lake is a freshwater reservoir that offers a variety of recreational activities to visitors. While its primary inflow is the Little Blue River, the lake plays host to several tournaments and special events throughout the year. Longview Lake Park is pretty popular with visitors and attracts over a million adventure enthusiasts annually! 

Camping with an RV at Longview Lake Park throws open …

Milford Lake State Park, KS

53 RV rentals

Milford Lake State Park is located in north-central Kansas. The tiny community of Milford sits just north of the park, while the nearest larger town is Junction City, which is found less than 10 miles to the southeast. The nearest larger city is Wichita, at almost 120 miles to the south.

The state park contains a mix of grassland, forested areas, and waterways. Many activities are available to enjoy here, including camping, picnic sites, and hiking. It also sits on the shores of a large lake, so there's plenty of access for water sports as well. Winter activities, such as cross-country skiing, can also be enjoyed when the snow flies.

Mill Creek Streamway Park, KS

145 RV rentals

Mill Creek Streamway Park is an urban, cultivated park that provides both indoor and outdoor recreational activities to the public. The park follows Mill Creek south from the Kansas River past Shawnee and Lenexa, finally ending just north of the city of Olathe. The main trail through the park is paved and reasonably level, with the occasional rolling hill to contend with. It is paved but has unpaved side trails that veer off through the woods, adding to the experience. You can park your Bonner Springs camper rental at any of the park's several access points and enter the park from there.

Mill Creek Streamway Park has several shelters that can be reserved. The park has restrooms located …

Perry State Park, KS

146 RV rentals

Perry State Park is an outdoor recreational area centered around Perry Reservoir and within striking distance of Topeka, Kansas. RV camping at Perry State Park is an ideal choice not only for land and water activities but also for a vacation combining outdoor adventure with urban entertainment. The area consists of upland forest situated along rolling hills and marsh areas along the lakeshore. The lake itself is reasonably deep, and the park is open to the public year-round.

Perry State Park was created in 1968 by Kansas Parks and Resources to manage the local water resources (the creation of the dam), create wildlife habitats, and provide outdoor recreational opportunities to the public. It was constructed in cooperation with the …