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KZ Sportsmen Classic 191BHK
2022 Travel Trailer

KZ Sportsmen Classic 191BHK

Sleeps 6 22.0ft
8.3 miles from Wausau, WI
(3)
$130 /night
Little Guy Worldwide TAG Max
2015 Travel Trailer

Little Guy Worldwide TAG Max

Sleeps 2 13.0ft
9.2 miles from Wausau, WI
(5)
$115 /night
KZ Sportsmen SE 332BHKSE
2022 Travel Trailer

KZ Sportsmen SE 332BHKSE

Sleeps 10 37.0ft
2.5 miles from Wausau, WI
New Listing New Listing
$149 /night
Forest River RV Salem 33TS
2021 Travel Trailer

Forest River RV Salem 33TS

Sleeps 6 38.0ft
10.5 miles from Wausau, WI
(1)
$175 /night
KZ Connect C241BHK
2017 Travel Trailer

KZ Connect C241BHK

Sleeps 8 29.0ft
15.9 miles from Wausau, WI
(7)
$128 /night
Gulf Stream RV Enlighten 25BH
2021 Travel Trailer

Gulf Stream RV Enlighten 25BH

Sleeps 7 26.0ft
16.8 miles from Wausau, WI
(9)
$169 /night
Keystone RV Cougar Half-Ton 34TSB
2023 Travel Trailer

Keystone RV Cougar Half-Ton 34TSB

Sleeps 9 37.5ft
8.6 miles from Wausau, WI
(3)
$160 /night
Dutchmen RV Coleman Light LX 1925BH
2018 Travel Trailer

Dutchmen RV Coleman Light LX 1925BH

Sleeps 5 23.0ft
1.0 miles from Wausau, WI
(2)
$138 /night
Jayco Eagle 313RKS
2006 Travel Trailer

Jayco Eagle 313RKS

Sleeps 8 31.0ft
14.4 miles from Wausau, WI
New Listing New Listing
$100 /night
Heartland Mallard 210RB
2022 Travel Trailer

Heartland Mallard 210RB

Sleeps 4 22.0ft
25.9 miles from Wausau, WI
(18)
$139 /night
Cruiser Hitch 18BHS
2022 Travel Trailer

Cruiser Hitch 18BHS

Sleeps 5 22.0ft
30.5 miles from Wausau, WI
(10)
$135 /night
Thor Motor Coach Chateau 28E
2018 Class C Motor Home

Thor Motor Coach Chateau 28E

Sleeps 7 28.0ft
71.8 miles from Wausau, WI
(15)
$229 /night
Forest River RV Flagstaff E-Pro 14FK
2019 Travel Trailer

Forest River RV Flagstaff E-Pro 14FK

Sleeps 2 14.0ft
25.9 miles from Wausau, WI
(4)
$109 /night
KZ Sportsmen LE 231BHLE
2018 Travel Trailer

KZ Sportsmen LE 231BHLE

Sleeps 5 27.0ft
40.9 miles from Wausau, WI
(5)
$125 /night
Forest River RV Cherokee Wolf Pack 325PACK13
2018 Fifth Wheel

Forest River RV Cherokee Wolf Pack 325PACK13

Sleeps 10 40.0ft
43.8 miles from Wausau, WI
(4)
$156 /night
Thor Thor Freedom Traveler
2023 Class A Motor Home

Thor Thor Freedom Traveler

Sleeps 6 32.0ft
36.5 miles from Wausau, WI
(3)
$289 /night
EAST TO WEST Della Terra 27 K2D
2020 Travel Trailer

EAST TO WEST Della Terra 27 K2D

Sleeps 9 34.0ft
69.8 miles from Wausau, WI
(14)
$89 /night
Highland Ridge RV Open Range 26 bhs
2022 Travel Trailer

Highland Ridge RV Open Range 26 bhs

Sleeps 10 30.9ft
26.7 miles from Wausau, WI
(2)
$150 /night
Winnebago Industries Towables Voyage 3538BR
2021 Travel Trailer

Winnebago Industries Towables Voyage 3538BR

Sleeps 6 38.0ft
45.8 miles from Wausau, WI
(1)
$175 /night
Forest River RV Salem Hemisphere Hyper-Lyte 26BHHL
2021 Travel Trailer

Forest River RV Salem Hemisphere Hyper-Lyte 26BHHL

Sleeps 8 33.0ft
84.0 miles from Wausau, WI
(20)
$180 /night

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The Wausau story begins in 1836 with a treaty transferring waterfront property from the local Native Americans to the federal government. Two years later, George Stevens was sent to find the perfect area to turn the pine forests into lumber. By 1840, numerous sawmills could be found along the Wisconsin River. One of these mills was built in an area that then became known as Big Bull Falls. In 1850, due to the efforts of a Scottish immigrant and industrialist named Walter McIndoe, Big Bull Falls became known as Wausau, Wisconsin, and the town was officially incorporated in April 1861. 

The city's population was over 9,000 and still climbing by the 1890s. Technological advances also changed the city during this period. As sawmills closed, many nearby towns disappeared, but the waterpower of the Wisconsin River and the Wausau Group saved Wausau. This group focused on preserving the city while building it. They also helped to shift the economy from lumber to paper making. These new industrial needs led to the creation of the Employers Mutual Liability Insurance Company. The railroad came to the area in 1874, and the first automobile arrived in the 1920s. The vehicle's arrival created a need for more hard-surfaced roads, allowing another economic shift.

Today, the economy is thriving, with a population of over 39,000. Visitors come to the area to explore City Hall Park, Marathon County Park, and River Life Park. They also enjoy the local cuisine at Ciao, 2510 Restaurant, City Grill, and Back When Café. Other popular places to visit near Wausau are Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Granite Peak, and The Grand Theater.

Campgrounds Near Wausau, Wisconsin

One of the most popular campgrounds near Wausau is Lake DuBay Shores Campground. This RV campsite is within walking distance of Lake DuBay. This lake is full of walleye, largemouth bass, northern pike, and muskies for anglers. This site also offers boats for rent, an on-site store, trails, sports courts, and boat slips. Other amenities at this location include showers, Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, and a dump station.

River's Edge Campground is situated on the edge of the gorgeous Wisconsin River. This location allows visitors to enjoy various water activities. You can explore the different hiking trails, sports courts, or the nearby bar and grill when not enjoying the water. Children and adults enjoy the inflatable slide and trampoline platform on the property. This RV campsite tries to meet all your needs by offering daily, weekly, and monthly rates along with full hookups, back-in sites, pull-through sites, and 30- and 50-amp connections.

If you love Yogi Bear, you will want to stop at Fremont Jellystone Park RV Campground. This site is one of the famous family-focused Jellystone chains. It is also called the white bass capital of the world, so anglers will love it too. This RV camp offers excellent amenities, including mini golf, a pool, a lake, walkable boat docks, a marina, rental boats, a restaurant, hiking trails, and playgrounds. Other essential features include a camp store, game room, laundry facilities, and a dump station.

State Parks Near Wausau, Wisconsin

Wisconsin has a wide range of gorgeous state parks. One of these parks is Council Grounds State Park. This 508-acre park sits along the Wisconsin River with a boat landing, accessible fishing pier, beach, dressing court, vault toilet, canoe portage, and beach shelter. This state park offers RV camping at its family and group campgrounds. Each site has access to a garbage dumpster, dump station, and drinking water. The park also has numerous trails, including Northwest Trail, Green Trail, and Big Pines Nature Trail. For a fun adventure, you can access Alexandre Hydro Rapids Stairways to reach the dam in this state park.

Another state park near Wausau is Hartman Creek State Park. This natural gem is located on the majestic Chain O' Lakes. This system of lakes includes various lakes, including Allen Lake, Grebe Lake, Hartman Lake, and Pope Lake. During Wisconsin’s hunting and trapping seasons, the park allows hunting and trapping in the open areas. Over 10 miles of hiking trails can be found in the park. These trails include the easy Deer Path Trail, Dike Trail, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, and the Oak Ridge Trail System, which spans nearly 5 miles. Fishing is another popular activity with four spring-fed lakes at the park containing largemouth bass, perch, bluegill, and other panfish.

Black River State Park near the town of Black River Falls in Jackson County contains 68,000 acres of pine and oak woods. In 2015, the state successfully released elk back into this area after they had been gone from the area for over 125 years. Campgrounds are available at Castle Mound, East Fork, and Pigeon Creek. Each of these campgrounds is a family site with garbage and recycling centers. This site offers a wide array of trail options for both hikers and mountain bikers, including the Wildcat and Smrekar trailheads. Other park activities include ATV riding, canoeing, fishing, and hunting.

National Sites Near Wausau, Wisconsin

One of the must-see national sites near Wausau is the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. This site encompasses a section of stunning shoreline along Lake Superior and 21 islands. One of the most popular features of this site is the sea caves. These caves have arches, chambers, and passageways to explore. In winter, an ice bridge connects Sand Island to the mainland, creating majestic ice caves. The park's main visitor center is in the old Bayfield Courthouse Building. You will want to explore Little Sand Bay, Meyers Beach, Raspberry Island, Oak Island, and Basswood Island during your visit. 

Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a national site that covers 1,200 miles. This trail traces the edge of the last North American glacier from 15,000 years ago. While this site is primarily a hiking trail, it also offers a variety of outdoor activities, including backpacking, bird-watching, stargazing, camping, skiing, hunting, and fishing. The site also offers indoor activities at the various interpretive centers. 

A wide variety of flora and fauna can be found at Effigy Mounds National Monument in Harpers Ferry, Iowa. Many Native Americans consider this area a sacred space. These burial mounds dating back to the Woodland period were typically associated with the burial of the dead and number in the 4,000s. Some of the remaining mounds resemble animals such as deer, bison, turtles, and birds. A variety of hiking trails are located near this monument. 

National Forests Near Wausau, Wisconsin

Ottawa National Forest covers almost 1 million acres. This forest has 18 named waterfalls. When visiting this area, your first stop should be at the Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center. This center provides visitors with maps, recreation information, and exhibits so you can learn more about the forest and its flora and fauna. This forest also offers a variety of hiking trails of varying difficulties to choose from. 

Another national forest near Wausau, Wisconsin, is Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. This forest encompasses more than 1.5 million acres. This area is used for multiple purposes, such as recreation, fisheries, and forest products. It is also known as a hiker's paradise due to the fantastic forest landscapes and wetlands. Some available trails include the Sevenmile Trail, Ridge Trail, Perch Lake Trail, and Nicolet North Trail. This area also offers a variety of scenic drives that you can enjoy in your RV.

Superior National Forest covers 3.9 million acres of boreal forest ecosystems. It is home to thousands of lakes, rock landscapes, and megafauna. One of the forest’s highlighted areas is Superior National Forest Scenic Byway. This 54-mile-long road has many stretches of dense forest. Another unique place within the forest is the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The bedrock in the area was created by volcanoes and glaciers, making an excellent climbing surface. Other available activities in the forest include bicycling, camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, horseback riding, and water sports.

Best National Parks Near Wausau, WI

One of the most unique national parks is Voyageurs National Park. You can find it near International Falls, Minnesota. While the park is 40% water, it is also known for its forests, lakes, rock ridges, cliffs, and wetlands. Many visitors enjoy camping under the Northern Lights that shine in the sky during the winter. Other visitors enjoy the 125-foot Grassy Bay Cliffs. Historians enjoy Hoist Bay because it preserves relics from the logging era. Voyageurs National Park is a water-based national park, so all campsites, except a few primitive ones, require a ride on a watercraft to access. However, you can find various RV camping options directly outside the park boundaries.

Forest canopy almost entirely covers Indiana Dunes National Park. This 13,000-acre national park includes 15 miles of the Lake Michigan coastline. It has two visitor centers, including the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center and the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education where you can learn more about the park. You can explore the various beaches, including West Beach, Porter Beach, and Dunbar Beach. Another favorite activity at this park is hiking. Tolleston Dunes, Cowles Bog, and Pinhook Bog Trails are some of the most popular. If you are looking for fantastic scenery, you may like the lavish display of wildflowers along the Heron Rookery Trail. The Great Marsh Trail is excellent for viewing wetland birds.

Another unique national park near Wausau is the Isle Royale National Park. This remote island cluster can be found within Lake Superior. This national park contains one large island with over 450 smaller islands surrounding it. The park is over 850 square miles of submerged land, islands, and water. You will only find 19 mammal species in the park. Many visitors enjoy the lighthouses, including Rock Harbor Light, Isle Royale Light, and Rock of Ages Light.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Renting an RV Near Wausau, WI

How much does it cost to rent an RV in Wausau, WI by trip duration?

In most areas, the price to rent a motorhome is around $200 a night and the price to rent a towable trailer is around $120 a night.

What does RVshare Protection cover with my Wausau, WI RV rental?

RVshare's protection plan standard package covers up to $300,000 in comprehensive and collision coverage based on the value of the RV. It also includes free 24/7 roadside assistance and free towing and tire service. For more information on RVshare insurance, click here.

What do I need to know before renting an RV in Wausau, WI?

Wausau has highway access to make RV driving a breeze. The city also has ample parks, bodies of water and open spaces to visit. Be sure to include time in your plans to explore the Monk Botanical Gardens, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, or visit the Sawmill Adventure Park.

What are the RV rental requirements in Wausau, WI?

There is no special license needed to rent an RV, but it never hurts to check state websites. if you are unsure about traveling there and any regulations they may have, double-checking with the state will provide some peace of mind!

What are some tips for first-time RV renters in Wausau, WI?

Renting an RV in Wausau, WI means endless blue skies and wide open roads. With all the wide open space between destinations, make sure you have a full tank of gas and plenty of food before you hit the road. You'll find RV campgrounds with showers, laundry, and other amenities. Busy season is in the summer so book early to get your spot, or go off-season to avoid crowds.

What are the minimum age requirements for renting an RV in Wausau, WI?

The minimum age requirement for renting an RV is 25.

What is included in my Wausau, WI RV rental?

You should find any amenities that are included with your rental in the listing details. But it never hurts to check in with the owner before you arrive at the RV or have it delivered to ensure you have everything that is needed to have a fun and enjoyable trip!

Are there pet friendly RVs for rent in Wausau, WI?

Looking for a pet friendly RV rental? Use the pet-friendly filter when searching on RVshare.com to find the perfect one for you!

Can I have my Wausau, WI RV rental delivered to a specified location?

Many owners on RVshare.com offer delivery, and will even set it up for you at the campsite. Choose the 'Delivery' filter to narrow down your search results to RVs that can be brought to your home or destination. Check the listing details for any information regarding extra fees for delivery, or ask the owner if you are unsure.

Are there one way rental options from Wausau, WI?

One way rentals can add flexibility to your trip, but there are typically costs associated with returning the RV back to the owner. Learn more about one way rental options at rvshare.com/one-way-rv-rentals.