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Beaver Dam State Park, IL

135 RV rentals

The state of Illinois is home to Beaver Dam State Park, which covers 750-acres of hickory and oak woodlands, perfect for a state park RV camping trip. Located very close to Carlinville, Bunker Hill and Gillespie, check out these cities on your motorhome camping trip. Search for an RV rental in Macoupin County, to gain convenient access to the park and its surrounding towns and cities. Known for a range of recreational opportunities like fishing, hiking, camping and picnicking, Beaver Dam State Park serves as an ideal getaway to unwind in the midst of nature for a couple of days.

The 59-acre lake that is a part of Beaver Dam State Park was a popular fishing …

Big River State Forest, IL

56 RV rentals

Big River State Forest is a multi-use outdoor recreational area near Oquawka that is used for timber resource education and supply. The forest was first established in 1925, although land acquisitions since then have increased its size substantially. In the past, there were stands of hardwood trees, but these have been cultivated and replaced with the much quicker growing pine species; part of the reason for this was to demonstrate how pine trees are much more commercially successful. As a result, many nearby landowners have followed suit and created pine tree farms that have achieved similar results.

The forest's headquarters area is home to a fire tower, a prominent landmark in the area, and an operational structure during peak fire …

Castlewood State Park, MO

148 RV rentals

Castlewood State Park in the state of Missouri is an ideal motorhome camping trip location. Spanning Meramec River, the park is in the town of Ballwin. Scenically located in the lush green Meramec Valley, the state park is popular with outdoor enthusiasts from different parts of the state. Not too far from Castlewood State Park is the city of Chesterfield, and renting an RV will make it easy to travel here. Book an RV rental in St. Louis County to discover everything in the areas around Castlewood State Park. 

Even before Castlewood State Park was established in 1974, the park was a popular location with visitors. Resorts and hotels abounded in the area, and St. Louis residents would …

Cuivre River State Park, MO

141 RV rentals

Whether you are coming for a few days or a few hours, a visit to Cuivre River State Park will certainly not disappoint. As one of the most rugged state parks in Missouri, is it packed with potential for outdoor adventure and is easily accessible near the towns of Troy and Winfield, and the city of St. Louis just a short drive away. Lake Lincoln offers opportunities for boating, fishing, and swimming, while the hiking trails take you through fields of wildflowers in fall, and towering prairie grasses in the fall.

The park contains three natural areas that are noted for their high-quality ecosystems, and Big Sugar Creek, which winds its way through the woodland, is one of the …

Emmenegger Nature Park, MO

146 RV rentals

Emmenegger Nature Park is a nature preserve and public recreation area near Valley Park, Missouri. It is bordered along its western perimeter by the Meramec River and to the south by Possum Woods Conservation Area. In the past, the property was owned by a family who also owned and operated a brewery. Its varied uses included a tennis club, a public swimming pool, and a riverside resort; it was also used for breeding exotic animals for the St. Louis Zoo. The land was purchased in the 1970s by a private citizen who donated part of the estate to the city of Kirkwood; the property is managed by the city and the Missouri Department of Conservation.

The geography of the …

Geode State Park, IA

61 RV rentals

Iowa is packed with scenic state parks. In southeastern Iowa, you’ll find a unique gem of a park. Geode State Park is located 20 minutes west of Burlington, 25 minutes south of Mount Pleasant, and a stone’s throw north of West Point. This 1,640-acre park attracts hikers, water enthusiasts, and wildlife viewers from all over.

In 1937, Geode State Park became part of the Iowa State Park system. The area had always been a beautiful picnicking spot for locals. Then, after a group of citizens raised some money and purchased the land, they donated it to the state park system. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built the park to be what it is today. It took 14 …

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, IA

63 RV rentals

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, located near West Branch, is a monument to one of the most renowned American presidents to hold the office. The monument is located near the center of West Branch, the small town where Hoover spent his early childhood until being orphaned at the young age of 9. Hoover left the town soon after and would not return until his retirement when he chose to celebrate his many accomplishments in his place of birth. There are a large number of attractions for you to see, including his simple birthplace cottage and his burial site, marked with a Vermont white marble headstone.

Camping with an RV near Herbert Hoover National Historic Site is your best bet …

Island View Park, IA

102 RV rentals

Chariton River Valley is a sprawling landscape of green hills along the southeastern portion of Iowa. If you’re looking for an open grassland with a few trees scattered around for good measure at which to do some RV camping, Island View Park is the place for you. Just 20 minutes north of Centerville, 30 minutes south of Albia, and 45 minutes from Ottumwa, this lovely park is located on Rathbun Lake. Due to the lake's enormous size, it draws big winds, which makes it one of the best places in Iowa for sailing.

The biggest draw to Island View Park is, very clearly, Rathbun Lake, which measures 11,000 acres. Island View has a marina, a boat dock, …

Klondike Park, MO

135 RV rentals

Spend a motorhome camping trip at Klondike Park in Missouri. Located off Route 94 between the towns of Augusta and Defiance, the park sits amid Missouri’s picturesque wine country. Not too far from Klondike Park are the cities of Washington and Lake Saint Louis. Book an RV in St. Charles County to explore everything this cozy community has to offer.  

The St. Charles County Parks converted a silica sand quarry into a site of recreation and thus came about the Klondike Park. Located alongside the Missouri River, the park now finds itself surrounded by cliffs and bluffs made of sandstone and limestone. Along with the river, there is also a large pond that was created from a quarry that …

Lacey Keosauqua State Park, IA

62 RV rentals

Lacey-Keosauqua State Park enjoys a picturesque setting on the Des Moines River and is a fantastic place to reconnect with nature. With a footprint of more than 1,650 acres, it's the largest state park in Iowa and features a diverse landscape of rolling hills, rugged bluffs, and lush valleys. The park has been welcoming visitors since the 1920s and offers excellent outdoor recreation opportunities, including fishing, hiking, and camping. History buffs love the park's connection to the Mormon Trail, the area's Woodland Culture tribes, and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

Planning a Midwest road trip? Book an RV in Van Buren County and you can sleep under the stars in Lacey-Keosauqua State Park. With the freedom of a home on …

Lake Darling State Park, IA

108 RV rentals

If you're searching for somewhere to enjoy a quintessential Iowa camping experience, look no further than Lake Darling State Park. Located five miles east of Richland in the state's southeast, this 1,417-acre park is a haven for watersports and outdoor enthusiasts.

Lake Darling itself covers 302 acres, so campers can enjoy excellent swimming, boating, and fishing in the park. Several miles of hiking trails make Lake Darling a favorite with hikers. A modern campground is also available on-site, so there are plenty of good reasons why Lake Darling State Park should be the venue for your next RV camping vacation.

Lake Keomah State Park, IA

113 RV rentals

Lake Keomah State Park is a 366-acre wilderness in the heart of South Central Iowa. The park was dedicated in 1934 and quickly emerged as one of the most popular outdoor recreation destinations in Mahaska County. At the center of the park, Keomah provides a scenic backdrop for swimming, boating, and fishing. History buffs will love checking out the buildings constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), many of which are still in use.

Planning a Midwest road trip? Book an RV in Mahaska County and you can sleep under the stars at Lake Keomah State Park. You'll find a huge selection of campervan rentals for every occasion, ranging from petite trailers to family-sized rigs. With a home on wheels, …

Lincoln Home National Historic Site, IL

121 RV rentals

The Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, IL, preserves the home of Abraham Lincoln and his wife; the property was built in 1839. It followed the Greek Revival form of architecture and was opened to the public for viewing in 1887. The Lincolns lived here for 17 years before finally moving out in 1861.

Book an RV rental in Springfield, and you can tour this historically significant site; the tour groups are led by rangers who offer insight into Lincoln's personal life, his public life as a renowned lawyer and politician, and specifically about his 1860 presidential campaign. The tours explore both the interior and exterior of the house, including the kitchen, backyard, and outbuildings. RV camping near …

Meramec State Park, MO

133 RV rentals

Meramec State Park, on the outskirts of the city of Sullivan, MO, offers an escape into the lush green wilderness. Camping with an RV is a great way to explore the park and its many recreational offerings. Bordering the Meramec Conservation Area, Meramec State Park is home to varied ecosystems like glades and hardwood forests.

Located about 60 miles from the city of St. Louis, Meramac State Park is easily accessible by renting an RV, and you’ll find a range of affordable RV rentals in Franklin County. The park extends into the neighboring counties of Washington and Crawford. Close to Meramec State Park are the cities of Rolla and Bourbon that you could include visiting as well. 

The …

Nauvoo State Park, IL

50 RV rentals

Deriving the name Nauvoo from a Hebrew word meaning, “beautiful place,” this little West Central Illinois gem truly lives up to its name. The park is located in Nauvoo, one of Illinois’ largest cities. Nearby cities include the deeply historic Carthage and rural Hamilton. Have fun exploring nearby museums, historical sites, and more, without having to drive very far, as each town is under a half-hour drive from the park.

Nauvoo campers can benefit from boating, hiking, fishing, and family picnicking all within the lovely park perimeters. With the park featuring the sparkling 13-acre Horton Lake, it's only fitting that the lake brims with a variety of aquatic vertebrates such as rainbow trout, channel catfish, and largemouth bass. …