The scenic Mojave River flows through Victorville, which enjoys a high desert climate at 2,726 feet altitude. This means that you want to be prepared for hot summer days and cold winters, so you need to choose the right class of RV to ensure you stay comfortable. Here's a look at your options for Victorville RV rental:
If you choose to drive your own vehicle, you will want towable camper rentals in Victorville. First, be sure that your vehicle is heavy-duty enough to haul travel trailers, pop-up campers, or a fifth wheel. In the case of a fifth wheel, its weight means a full ton truck is required to pull it, and the truck must have an in-bed hitch. For a small pop-up camper rental in Victorville, your SUV or even large sedan will haul it easily. With all camper rentals, you'll be content with the amount of storage available.
Shady Oasis Kampground is near I-15 and offers a heated pool, 136 back-in and pull-through sites, and is within walking distance of Eva Dell Park. It offers the advantage of being a rustic park without blacktop or concrete and allows you to get close to nature. Desert Willow RV Resort lies a little south of Victorville with amenities such as Target and In-N-Out Burger within walking distance. Its 174 sites provide full hookups, both pull-through and back-in pads, and the park provides for long-term guests and short-term guests in separate sections. More options can be found here.
Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area in Hesperia provides bird watching, fishing, snorkeling, boating, and horseback riding as you enjoy strolling the beach. Visit the Mojave River State Fish Hatchery to get up close and personal with trout as they are raised in large concrete pools that offer the opportunity to pass out free fish food. Children especially enjoy interacting with the fish as they learn about where their food comes from.
Sequoia National Park is about a four-hour drive from Victorville. Here you can walk among some of the world's largest trees. Or, you can head to Death Valley National Park, which takes about two hours and 30 minutes to drive to and see one of the least hospitable places on Earth.
Bear Valley Apatite Self Storage provides a clean, fenced facility with closed-circuit surveillance to protect your RV when you're not using it. Another facility is StorAmerica Self Storage with its easy access, blacktop paving and a high enough roof to shelter even the largest RV.
High Desert Truck Stop is big-rig friendly and asks for a small fee to keep your RV in tiptop condition. Mojave Narrows Regional Park is open year-round and also charges a small fee, but the Victorville Shady Oasis Kampground is free for registered guests.
California Route 66 Museum is located in Old Town Victorville. Admission is free, and it's packed with interesting history, and most say it's a mandatory stop if you're on this route.
Hesperia Zoo is a small local zoo with a surprising variety of animals, which are either rescued or famous but retired stars.
Mojave Narrows Regional Park is a fun and pristine location. It has many trails to explore, Disc Golf for the family, boating and water sports, and a water park area.
The Victor Valley High School Jackrabbits teams deserve your support and since Matt Chapman, currently the award-winning third baseman for the Oakland As, hails from Victorville, it's fitting that your visit include a Jackrabbits game. The Desert Sky League includes Victor Valley High School, which fields teams in baseball, football, basketball, softball, wrestling, men's and women's soccer, volleyball, swimming, track and field, cross country, and golf.
Celebrate Victorville's film industry heritage by visiting the city's Cinemark Movies 10 and Cinemark 16 Victorville for a current film and then sightseeing where famous movies of the past were filmed on location. For instance, "Grand Theft Auto," starring Ron Howard, was filmed in downtown Victorville as was "Breakdown," starring Kurt Russell. Director Wes Craven used the stark desert outside Victorville to create the horror masterpiece "The Hills Have Eyes."
Historic Route 66 ran through Victorville until it was replaced by the current interstate designation of I-15. State Route 18 also brings you to Victorville.