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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 …

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 …

Council Grounds State Park, WI

154 RV rentals

If you're a water sports enthusiast or if you're just looking for a tranquil camping destination, you'll love Council Grounds State Park. Located just to the west of Merrill in Wisconsin's Lincoln County, this 509-acre park sits on the shores of Lake Alexander, a dam on the Wisconsin River.

Swimming, boating, and fishing are by far the most popular pastimes, but Council Grounds State Park campers can also take advantage of seven hiking trails, snow sports opportunities, and much more. Even better, there's a pretty and peaceful family campground that offers all the creature comforts, ensuring you'll have everything you need to enjoy a relaxing stay.

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.

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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. …

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 …

Governor Thompson State Park, WI

159 RV rentals

Located just outside Crivitz, WI, and a bit over an hour from Green Bay, Governor Thompson State Park lays on the shores of the Caldron Falls Reservoir. Outdoor enthusiasts love this state park because it allows them to engage in various recreational activities all year round. These include fishing, hiking, boating, and wildlife watching.

This 2,800-acre state park is relatively new. The construction began in 2000, and the park welcomed its first visitors in 2005. It was named after Governor Tommy Thompson, the longest-serving governor in Wisconsin’s history. If you love spending time in nature, as well as exploring local flora and fauna, book an RV in Marinette County, gather up your camping buddies, and start your adventure!

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 …

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 forests. Illinois Beach is an important habitat for local flora and fauna, with more than 650 species of plants found …

Lake Kegonsa, WI

391 RV rentals

Lake Kegonsa State Park is located in the south of Wisconsin, with excellent connections to Madison, Janesville, and Rockford, IL. Sandwiched between the bigger, and arguably more popular Lakes Koshkonong and Lake Mendota, consider an RV rental in Dane County to get away from the crowds.

Lake Kegonsa is one of many lakes that were formed as a result of the Wisconsin Glacier, which covered the vast majority of the state over ten thousand years ago. When the glacier began to retreat north, it’s meltwaters deposited huge stones, rocks, and layers of sand to create the landscapes that we can see in Lake Kegonsa State Park now.

As well as the vast lake, Lake Kegonsa State Park …