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How to Rent an RV in Northwest Iowa

Driving through Iowa is an RVers dream. Not only is there a bounty of jeweled lakes to admire, but the landscape is filled with rugged hills, making it look like a scene straight from an artist’s canvas.

It’s also home to the Great Lakes Region, serving as a popular resort area within the state due to its stunning scenery, relaxed way of life, and abundance of fun water-based activities. Whether you visit northwest Iowa in summer or winter, there’s still plenty of activities and places to entertain the whole family.

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If you’re going to rent an RV in northwest Iowa, you’ll also want to make sure you check the dates and availability of the campgrounds and attractions listed below. While many of these remain open year-round, some do close during the winter months.

Great Lakes Region

Located in Dickinson County, the Great Lakes region is made up of a group of natural glacial lakes including Big Spirit Lake, West Okoboji Lake, and East Okoboji Lake. Along with Arnolds Park, these areas have also proven to be extremely popular among travelers due to their abundance of laid-back resorts.

The Great Lakes region offers recreational activities such as water sports in the summer months and events such as the University of Okoboji Winter Games during the cold season, making it the perfect place to travel to year-round. There’s also plenty of restaurants, pubs, museums, and hiking trails within the area.

Where to Camp

CenLa RV Park is located within the heart of the Great Lakes Region, just 3.5 miles away from the town of Okoboji. It’s overlooking the scenic Center Lake and offers 150 RV spaces, with many containing full hook-up. There’s also some 75′ pull-through spaces for larger RVs.

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King's Pointe Waterpark Resort

We mentioned the region was famous for its fun water activities, but did you know there’s a whole resort dedicated to them? King’s Pointe features both an indoor and outdoor waterpark featuring everything from waterslides and swimming pools, to a lazy river ride and snack bar. There’s also a golf course and mini golf course on-site, making it the ultimate family attraction within northwest Iowa.

The best bit? They also offer free RV parking, meaning that you won’t have to arrange alternative transport to and from the waterpark.

Where to Camp

Sunrise Campground is located on the beautiful eastern shore of Lake Storm, just half a mile (a ten-minute walk) from the waterpark’s entrance. It offers RV sites with full hookups, as well as amenities such as restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities.

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Le Mars

When Le Mars was dubbed “The Ice Cream Capital of the World”, it quickly became the must-visit destination for lovers of the cold treat. More ice cream is made here by a single company (Wells' Enterprises, Inc.) than in any other city in the world. In fact, they produce over 100 million gallons of the stuff!

If ice cream parlors aren’t exactly your thing, there’s still plenty of other fun activities and attractions you’ll enjoy. You can hike the incredible Loess Hills National Scenic Byway, stop by the Plymouth County Historical Museum, or check out the County Fair.

Where to Camp

Willow Creek Campground can be found in the tranquil Le Mars Municipal Park, and is conveniently located near all of the popular attractions Le Mars has to offer. RV sites feature electric hookups, but no sewer.

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Orange City

The town of Orange City might be based in northwest Iowa, but it’ll have visitors thinking they’ve arrived in Holland! You’ll love taking a stroll through the downtown Windmill Park to see the gorgeous blooms, along with a Dutch canal bridge situated by the impressive windmills. Other Dutch inspired buildings and attractions within the town include the Sioux County Courthouse, Orange City Dutch Heritage Center, the Vogel Old Mill, the Orange City Century Home, and Stadscentrum.

Alton Roadside Park, located within Orange City, also has a nine-hole disc golf course and hiking trails for visitors wanting to get out and about among the natural surrounds.

Where to Camp

Orange City Park has RV sites including 30 and 50 amp hookups and is perfect for staying close-by to the attractions and activities that this town has to offer. While it might not provide all of the comforts for a long stay, it’s ideal for a short stopover on your northwest Iowa motorhome rental vacation.

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Sioux City

Those passing through northwest Iowa won’t want to miss visiting Sioux City, as it’s particularly well-known for its blossoming arts district and community. Highlights include the Sioux City Art Center, which features a three-story glass atrium and a permanent collection of over 1100 works of art.

Additionally, the Historic Fourth Street features notable buildings which have been turned into boutiques and restaurants, while a part of the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail can also be found within the town.

Where to Camp

Scenic Park Campground is located in South Sioux, just over the border in Nebraska. It’s 2.2 miles away from Sioux City, however, making it a convenient place to park your RV during your stay. It’s open year-round and features 135 RV sites with full hookups.

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The West Bend Grotto

Fancy visiting the largest man-made Grotto in the world? The Shrine of the Grotto of the Redemption is located in West Bend and depicts scenes in the life of Jesus. The monuments have been made using gems and stones found around the world, making the space an intriguing work of art. There’s also a museum, gift shop and campground on-site.

Where to Camp

Thankfully, you won’t have to travel far from this attraction to park your RV overnight, as a Grotto Campground is available. It features RV sites with both 30 and 50 amp hookups, along with showers and restroom facilities.

RV Rental Locations in Northwest Iowa

Thankfully, there are tons of RV rental locations in northwest Iowa and RVshare can help you find the perfect rental that suits your needs.

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Whether you need a motorhome rental in northwest Iowa or a one-way RV rental so you can visit Iowa and fly home afterwards, RVshare can help you find the northwest Iowa camper rental you need for your vacation.


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