On the northern shores of Lake Michigan, the Big Knob Campground makes an excellent hub for exploring the region’s cultural sights and natural areas. It offers rustic facilities where you can escape the hustle and bustle of daily life while being within easy access to the shops and services in Gould City.RV camping at the Big Knob Campground includes access to 23 sites, which are accessible for those traveling with tents or small trailers up to 40 feet in length. There are vault toilets and potable water available, as well as picnic tables and trash cans. The campsites are set along a picturesque stretch of Lake Michigan beachfront, with direct access to numerous hiking paths for taking in the natural surrounds.

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Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works


Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the host a request to book.


Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the host or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most hosts have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.


Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the host in the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Camp in an RV near Gould City and make the short drive west to the Hiawatha National Forest, which encompasses almost 900,000 acres. It stretches between the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior, with over 100 miles of lakefront natural areas to explore. Hikers can tackle part of the 4,600-mile North Country Trail, which extends through the forest and its various wilderness areas while anglers can try their luck fishing in one of the Wild and Scenic rivers. Aside from being home to moose, beavers, river otters, and birdlife, the Hiawatha National Forest is renowned as the home of the Point Iroquois Light, which is now open to the public as a history museum.Also nearby is the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, which hugs the southern shore of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula area. It boasts sweeping views of the shoreline’s picturesque waterfalls, sand dunes, and rock formations, including the multicolored Pictured Rocks cliffs. Some of the sandstone cliffs rise to around 200 feet above the lake’s surface and have been sculpted into arches, shallow caves, and unique formations that resemble human heads and castle turrets. Witness the 19th-century lighthouse at Au Sable Point and relax on the shores of Twelvemile Beach, with the remnants of historic shipwrecks dotting the adjacent waters.Camping at the Big Knob Campground can be used as a base for visiting the Seney National Wildlife Refuge, which lies a short drive to the northwest. It encompasses wildlife-filled wetlands and pine forests, as well as the landmark Strangmoor Bog, which is considered one of the best surviving examples of sub-arctic patterned bog in the United States. Stretch your legs along one of the hiking trails while keeping your eyes peeled for moose, black bears, and river otters, as well as a plentiful birdlife that includes trumpeter swans, sandhill cranes, and Canada geese.

Exploring the City

The Big Knob Campground is a 20-minute drive from Gould City, where you’ll find a supermarket for stocking up on groceries and a gas station if you need to fill up your RV rental. Alternatively, you can make the one-hour drive into St Ignace, which offers a wider choice of services and a good selection of eateries and restaurants for dining out.While you’re visiting St Ignace, stop in at the Fort de Buade Museum, which occupies a French fort that was garrisoned during the late 17th century. It was named after the governor of New France at the time, Louis de Buade de Frontenac, and watches over the waters of East Moran Bay. Admire the historical weaponry, beadwork, and trade items that are on display from the French, British, and American eras, as well as cultural artifacts belonging to the region’s indigenous Anishinaabe people. Learn about the historic St Ignace Mission that was also founded at the site, including a French village, a Wyandot Indian village, and an adjacent Odawa village.A campsite at Big Knob Campground can also be used as a base for visiting Sault Ste. Marie, which lies around 90 minutes’ drive to the northeast. It straddles the St Marys River between Michigan and Ontario, with plenty of cultural sights and museums to explore on both sides. Learn about the glacial formation of the river and its Native American heritage at the River of History Museum, then soak up the sweeping views across the heritage-listed Soo Locks from the Tower of History.Just across the river lies the Sault Ste. Marie Museum, with historic exhibits displayed in a former post office building, as well as the Art Gallery of Algoma, where works by regional and international artists are shown. Admire the vintage aircraft on display at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre and explore the 19th-century stone houses of the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site, then wander along the canal that’s lined with historic red sandstone buildings.Whether you want to explore the waterfront trails of Lake Michigan or get cultured in St Ignace and Sault Ste. Marie, book an RV in Mackinac County and start planning your next vacation.

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Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


How does check-in work?


Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.