Also known as Jeff City, the capital city of Jefferson is a metropolitan area that's very friendly to RVers. This RV-friendliness also extends to its sister city of Columbia, Missouri.
Not everyone owns an RV, and for those who are looking to get into the pastime, RV rentals in Columbia/Jefferson City are a great idea. You can read all about the different RV classes to learn about the types of both trailers and motorhome rentals in Columbia/Jefferson City.
You may want to get an idea of some of the best RVs for this area. Here are a few to consider:
At an RV campground, you can meet some great people and enjoy campground amenities like pools and hot tubs. At many local campgrounds, you can even bring your favorite furry buddy. There are several great parks in the Columbia/Jefferson City area, and many are very inexpensive options for parking your RV. For example, Cottonwoods RV Park has both pools and hot tub options and even offers Wi-Fi so that you can stay connected, and Riverview RV Park features a camp store and a playground.
This area of Missouri is home to a unique national park: The Gateway Arch National Park. This city-based national park sits in the middle of Saint Louis, and it was only christened a national park in 2018. At the park, you can climb up the namesake arch and take in the expansive Saint Louis skyline.
From time to time, RVers need to store their vehicles, and fortunately, many establishments that rent vehicles like U-Hauls also store RVs. For example, the U-Haul on Ellis Boulevard in Jefferson offers space. Additionally, North Side Storage in Columbia offers this kind of service. If you have any RV, including the larger Class A motorhome rentals in Columbia/Jefferson City, then consider this option.
During your trip, you're going to need to offload sewage from time to time, and there are a few dumpstation options throughout the area. The three that specialize in this are:
Some of these ask for a fee to use the dumpstations, and others like Osage Campground allow guests to use the dumpstation for free.
One of the best parts of visiting Columbia or Jefferson City is the fact that these cities both present great exposure to the wide-open outdoors. For example, in Columbia, you can visit the Finger Lakes State Park, which is great for those with toy hauler camper rentals in Columbia/Jefferson City. This location is often considered an off-roader's dream. In addition, you can visit Stephen's Lake Park, which is a huge park with beautiful lakefront vistas to enjoy.
While the sports scene in this area is mostly relegated to minor league teams, you'll find that there are tons of fellow sports fans in the area, and the minor league teams are top-notch. These include the Jefferson City Jays as well as the United Sportsmen's Club, which plays soccer.
If sports are not your main source of entertainment, check out The Blue Note, a music venue with a state-of-the-art sound system and great acoustics in Columbia. Local musicians and well-known groups play at this venue.
This area of the state is serviced by Interstate 70, which passes through Columbia. U.S. Routes 50, 54 and 63 also pass through the area.