When people think of renting a recreational vehicle, they sometimes assume that motorhomes are all that’s available. As you’ll see on RVshare, you have many options beyond just motorhome rentals in St. George. In order to choose, it helps to know something about how RVs are classified.
Motorhomes are a type of drivable RV. There are also RVs you can’t drive because they don’t have their own motors. These are called towable RVs. Beyond this crucial distinction, RVs also vary in spaciousness and ease of handling. Roomier RVs tend to have more creature comforts and allow you to bring larger travel parties along on your RV adventure. Also, towable RVs should be considered for rental only if you have access to a vehicle with the necessary towing capacity.
Drivable RVs range in size from large Class A vehicles through midsized Class C RVs to compact Class B campers. Towable RVs vary from ample, amenity-laden trailers to small foldable trailers. Class A motorhomes and fifth-wheel trailers sometimes rival small apartments in their roominess and luxury. Class C RVs are smaller than Class A vehicles and handle like trucks while Class B RVs resemble large vans. Toy hauler trailers, named because they contain a garage space for hauling toys like dirt bikes and surfboards, can be towed by pickup trucks. Some pop-up camper rentals in St. George are so lightweight that they can be towed with a passenger vehicle, although you should check your owner’s manual first.
When you’re trying to decide where to camp in your St. George RV rental, consider what the plans for your trip are. Will you be visiting Zion National Park? A stay at an RV park like WillowWind or Zion River Resort will put you close to the national park and let you enjoy amenities like pool tables, free cable, heated swimming pools, and dog parks. Do you want to stay closer to St. George for easy access to restaurants and shopping? Temple View RV Resort and St. George RV Park in St. George proper offer convenient access to dining and shops. Do you like going off the beaten path? Leeds RV Park lets you camp in the charming rural town of Leeds and hike in the nearby and less touristy Red Cliffs Conservation Area.
After picking up your camper rental in St. George, you can take your pick of Utah’s five national parks. Zion National Park is the closest to St. George at less than an hour away. Besides just appreciating the intense natural beauty of this park’s red rock canyons, visitors come from far and wide to Zion to hike. From advanced canyoneering to slot canyons to family-friendly trails, there’s something for everyone. Biking, horseback riding, and rock climbing are other activities you can enjoy here. There are RV sites with limited hookups inside the park at a couple of campgrounds; length restrictions do apply. There are also a good number of RV resorts and parks near Zion that offer full hookups and amenities such as swimming pools and laundry facilities.
About 15 minutes away from St. George is Snow Canyon State Park where you’ll find RV sites with electrical and water hookups, plus showers, fire pits, and picnic tables. A landscape of red Navajo sandstone, sand dunes, and lava flows makes a beautiful backdrop against which to go hiking, biking, or cave exploring.
At some point, you may want to store your RV. Perhaps you don’t have space for it in your driveway or your HOA regulations frown upon RVs being parked by the curb. At facilities in St. George, gated storage that includes round-the-clock video surveillance and security guards is offered both in uncovered and covered sites. RV parks such as Temple View also offer on-site RV storage.
If you're looking to dump your waste after a camping trip, there are plenty of places to do so nearby. They include:
Learn about this area’s Mormon background by visiting the St. George Utah Temple, which dates back to the 1870s and occupies a whole city block, and the 19th-century Brigham Young Winter House, the home where Brigham Young escaped the cold Salt Lake City weather. Tour the Red Hills Desert Garden to see desert blooms, prehistoric dinosaur tracks, and a stream with native species of fish. For an outing the whole family will enjoy, head to the Little Black Mountain Petroglyphs trail to see rock carvings that are thousands of years old.
With St. George’s year-round sunny weather, it’s no surprise that there are a dozen golf courses in the area. Catch a game featuring the Dixie State Trailblazers who compete in 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Tuacahn Center for the Arts presents concerts and Broadway musicals in an outdoor setting at its amphitheater situated among the red rock cliffs of Padre Canyon.
Interstate 15 and Highway 7 are the principal thoroughfares in St. George, with access to the north and west via routes 18 and 8, respectively.