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Apple River Canyon State Park, IL

186 RV rentals

Even though Apple River Canyon State Park is a smaller park at only 297 acres, there are still several activities to enjoy, including motorhome camping. Even if you don't own an RV, you can still spend a weekend at the state park campground. You can book an RV in Jo Daviess County and head over to the Apple River in northern Illinois.

Apple River Canyon State Park is just over three hours west of Chicago. Before pulling into the state park for a weekend of fun, stop into Stockton, only about 20 minutes from the park. You can stock your camper rental with supplies and necessities to ensure you're set for the entire time you'll be camping at …

Backbone State Park, IA

58 RV rentals

Set in an ancient valley carved by the Maquoketa River, Backbone State Park immerses you in the natural beauty of the Hawkeye State. It's the oldest state park in Iowa and has been welcoming visitors since 1919. The 2,000-acre park is named after its unique geological features, predominantly the narrow "Devil's Backbone" ridge that slices through the valley and forms one of the highest points in Iowa. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the scenery, from woodland hikes and sun-dappled picnics to leisurely paddles and exhilarating rock-climbing routes. There's even a dash of history thrown into the mix, with rustic stone cabins and an absorbing museum recalling the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

At just three hours from …

Beaver Creek Valley State Park, MN

78 RV rentals

In the southeastern corner of Minnesota, sits Beaver Creek Valley State Park, an underrated, often-overlooked gem. Fed by the “Big Spring” found upstream, the water is exceptionally clear and cold. The banks are lined by moss-clad stones and gnarled old oak, basswood, and walnut trees.

Once inhabited by Native American tribes that roamed this part of the state, the first European settlers arrived in the area in the mid-1850s. Though they had intended to take advantage of the rich soil by creating farms, they found that the terrain was too steep and rocky, and thus Beaver Creek was preserved. Beaver Creek Valley State Park was officially established in 1937.

Surrounded by industrious farmlands growing a variety of crops ranging from …

Bellevue State Park, IA

123 RV rentals

With peaceful hiking trails, abundant native wildlife, and wonderful views of the Mississippi, Bellevue State Park is one of eastern Iowa's best camping destinations. Located just to the south of Bellevue, this 788-acre park actually comprises two separate areas.

The first area is the Nelson Unit, which is found just to the south of Bellevue. Home to a nature center, butterfly sanctuary, and hunting area, it offers plenty to entertain and excite visitors.

The second area of the park, the Dyas Unit, lies a couple of miles further south. It offers excellent hiking trails, beautiful river views, and a modern campground, so it's a wonderful spot to explore in a rental RV.

If you're planning to camp with an RV …

Big Foot Beach State Park, WI

441 RV rentals

Although relatively small in size, Big Foot Beach State Park in Wisconsin has a lot to offer visitors and campers. The park is located on the banks of the huge Geneva Lake and offers both stunning views and a range of recreational activities.

Big Foot Beach State Park got its name from Chief Big Foot, who was an early Potawatomi leader in the area until they all were forcibly relocated in 1836. The park officially became a state park in 1949, and from then has continued to develop. Today, visitors can find a range of useful facilities while still maintaining much of its natural charm. Many people who rent an RV in Walworth County may also choose to explore the …

Black River State Forest, WI

89 RV rentals

Located right in the heart of west-central Wisconsin is Black River State Forest, covering a massive 67,000 acres. Two forks of the Black River flow through this forest, along with high sandstone abutments. For those campers without their own rig, and wishing to explore this amazing forest and the surrounding area, book an RV in Jackson County. Located near the city of Black River Falls, the forest is easily accessible from other close cities like Sparta and Melrose. On your motorhome camping trip to Black River State Forest, set aside plenty of time to explore the extensive trails of this rugged forest.

Established in 1957, much of the area was strongly influenced by glaciation. Once the glaciers …

Blue Mound State Park, WI

201 RV rentals

Located on the largest hill in the southern half the state of Wisconsin, Blue Mound State Park is an area that should not be missed on any visit to the area. The park covers 1153 acres, so there is plenty of room for everyone to enjoy this scenic beauty. Visitors are able to get a glimpse of the rare American Bison who live in the park, and this alone draws people from miles around to rent an RV in Dane County.

Blue Mound State Park is mainly made up of an unusual prairie landscape, Sioux Quartzite Bedrock, which appeared blue to early settlers, and from which the park got its name. Due to its lofty position, the park offers …

Buck Creek Park, IA

88 RV rentals

Buck Creek Park is located in southeast Iowa, on the easternmost border of the giant Rathbun Lake. Buck Creek is located just nine miles north of Centerville, 36 miles from Bloomfield, and 35 miles from Ottumwa. This small park is known for its scenic beauty, picnicking, and fun lakeside activities.

Buck Creek Park is made up of hilly grasslands that run along the Chariton River Valley. It shares a border with the easternmost arm of Rathbun Lake and provides full access to the water. The campgrounds are open, grassy areas with a few deciduous trees speckled throughout.

If your motorhome camping trip takes you to Iowa, you’ll definitely want to consider Buck Creek Park. This is a …

Buckhorn State Park, WI

214 RV rentals

Big, beautiful, and boasting a host of great activities for water sports enthusiasts and nature lovers, Buckhorn State Park has a whole lot to offer as a camping destination.

Located less than 15 miles southeast of Necedah in the heart of Wisconsin, this 8,000-acre park offers something to keep just about everyone happy. Situated on the shores of Castle Rock Lake, where the Wisconsin and Yellow River meet, the park is well-known as a great boating, fishing, and swimming destination. But with pretty hiking trails, hunting, and winter sports activities also on offer, you'll need to stay awhile to experience everything the park has to offer.

Happily, Buckhorn State Park also boasts a 68-site campground where you and your camper …

Devil's Lake State Park, WI

273 RV rentals

Devil's Lake State Park is located in southern Wisconsin, between the towns and cities of Madison, Wisconsin Dells, and Baraboo. The park was constructed as part of the early 1930s and ‘40s Civilian Conservation Corps movement and stands as one of Wisconsin’s largest state parks. The state park lies on the northern shoreline of Devil’s Lake, the main attraction for many of the sate park’s visitors. This giant natural lake and the picturesque scenic beauty of the park makes it an ideal place to take an RV rental. Accessing the park with a rental RV is made even easier with both Highway 12 and Highway 113 running along its western and eastern fringes.

Rent a camper near …

Devils Lake State Park, WI

272 RV rentals

In Sauk County, just a few minutes away from Baraboo, is the largest, most popular state park in Wisconsin: Devil’s Lake State Park. This 9,200-acre park is just 35 miles away from the state capital, Madison, and 12 miles away from the town of Merrimac. The park's vast RV camping area makes an excellent stopover or vacation destination.

The primary attraction here is Devil’s Lake. Before Devil’s Lake formed, this area was filled with gorges. During the last ice age, a glacier covered the eastern end of the Baraboo Hills. This created two natural dams which altered the flow of the ancient rivers, leaving a large body of water within the hills — what is now Devil's Lake. …

Effigy Mounds National Monument, IA

85 RV rentals

Effigy Mounds National Monument is located near McGregor, Iowa, less than a mile from the mighty Mississippi River. The monument is a collection of mounds that were part of a culture that transcended individual tribes and is considered to be an archeological treasure providing insight into Native American culture. These mounds were not constructed for burial purposes, as many of the tribes continued to build circular mounds for burial. The Effigy Mounds Culture utilized hills in the shape of animals such as deer, bison, and turtle, among others. Archeologists believe that the mounds may have been created to honor seasonal events, to mark territory or for other purposes, but their actual purpose is still unknown.

Today the monument is …

Governor Dodge State Park, WI

146 RV rentals

With more than 5,000 acres of steep bluffs, scenic valleys, and picture-perfect lakes, Governor Dodge State Park is one of the largest state parks in Wisconsin. Located just to the north of Dodgeville, it's easily accessible from Madison and is the ideal spot for a weekend getaway (or something a little longer).

When you visit Governor Dodge State Park you can hike along 40-odd miles of trails, swim and fish in two man-made lakes, indulge in a host of winter sports, and just enjoy the serenity of nature. And with two campgrounds and more than 260 campsites available, the park is perfect for RV camping.

So, why not find yourself a rental RV near Governor Dodge State Park and …

Great River Bluffs State Park, MN

99 RV rentals

The Great River Bluffs State Park lies along the border of Wisconsin and Minneapolis, on the banks of the Mississippi River that marks a natural boundary between the states. Although somewhat off the beaten path, the park is easily accessed via Highway 61 or Interstate Route 90, with approaches from Rochester and Minneapolis.

Recognized as a state park in 1976, the area was originally known as O.L Kipp State Park, a nod to a man who was integral in building the Minnesota highway system. In the late ‘90s, the park was renamed after the prominent geological formations found there; its steep buffs rise 500 feet above the river, creating narrow valleys and unique ecosystems.

It is conveniently located between …

Green River State Fish and Wildlife Area, IL

358 RV rentals

Green River State Park near Harmon has 2,565 acres of untouched natural beauty for campers and outdoor adventurers to explore. Don't worry if you don't own a camper — search for an RV rental in Lee County, then plan a getaway to the state park RV campground.

Chicago sits only about two and a half hours to the east of Green River State Park. Drive over to Amboy and stock up on supplies before setting up camp at Green River State Park. Amboy is about 20 minutes northeast of the park and a great place to pick up a few last-minute essentials for your rental RV.

Harrington Beach State Park, WI

452 RV rentals

This park is found on the outskirts of Belgium, WI, on the far eastern edge of the state. The nearest larger town is Sheboygan, located less than 25 miles to the north, while the nearest large city is Milwaukee, at less than 50 miles to the south. One of the park boundaries is the western shore of Lake Michigan, which is one of the large, five Great Lakes. This location helps to give the park its easy access to so many recreational activities.

Trails for hiking, biking, riding horses, and winter sports, like cross-country skiing, are available here. The large lake nearby offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy water sports, including fishing and swimming. Camping and picnicking …

Hartman Creek State Park, WI

230 RV rentals

Located in northeast Wisconsin, Hartman Creek State Park is well worth a visit for anyone that has chosen to book an RV in Waupaca County. Conveniently located along Route 54, the park is easily accessible from the town of Waupaca, just a ten-minute drive away, as well as the larger cities of Oshkosh and Steven’s Point.

Before it was established as a state park in 1966, Hartman Creek State Park began its life as a fish hatchery that released smallmouth bass into Wisconsin’s rivers. Now, with seven lakes of crystal clear waters surrounded by towering pine, oak, and maple trees, renting an RV near Hartman Creek State Park has become the ultimate lakeside getaway.

High Cliff State Park, WI

303 RV rentals

Situated on Lake Winnebago, High Cliff State Park is the only state-owned park that sits on the lake. Named after the limestone cliff of the Niagara Escarpment, High Cliff State Park is near the town of Sherwood. Visitors can go RV camping at High Cliff State Park and view the 12-foot statue of Red Bird, the famous Winnebago chief, which stands on a granite rock overlooking Lake Winnebago.

Book an RV in Calumet County and spend the weekend RV camping at High Cliff State Park. Oshkosh is located just across Lake Winnebago and offers many fun family activities. Another great destination to visit while camping at High Cliff State Park is Appleton, home to a variety of shopping …