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Burt Lake Campground

For a Northern Michigan camping experience that promises to be memorable and fun, look no further than Burt Lake State Park. This 406-acre recreation area can be found on the south shore of the popular Burt Lake in Indian River, Michigan. Pets are welcome when camping at Burt Lake Campground, and children will enjoy playing and making sandcastles on the 2,000 feet of sandy shoreline.RV camping at Burt Lake State Park is convenient; campsites here are available with electrical hookups with 20/30 or 50 amp service. There are restrooms on-site, and recreational activities include volleyball and horseshoes. Children can work off some energy at the playground, and there's a swimming beach within walking distance of the campsites.While Burt Lake State Park camping, you'll be with easy reach of some of the area's best cities and attractions. Mackinaw City is just 30 minutes' drive north, Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay is a short drive west, and the state's rugged Upper Peninsula can be accessed with a trip across the Mackinac Bridge.



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Camping with an RV

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

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

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Delivery or Pickup

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

Let us help

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

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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 owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

There's a lot to see when you book an RV rental near Burt Lake State Park. Hit the one-mile hiking trail to experience the park's natural features or stroll the beach for beautiful views of Burt Lake. The boat launch offers easy access to the water. Paddle along the edge of Burt Lake or explore the shores of the Indian and Sturgeon rivers that flow into the lake. Dogs are allowed on the trail and waterfront areas of Burt Lake State Park, so you can bring your pup along on the Indian River camper rental vacation, too. The winter months bring opportunities for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling nearby, and ice fishing on the lake is possible too.When you're ready to explore beyond your campsite at Burt Lake State Park, you can hop on a ferry in Mackinaw City to check out Mackinac Island. You may need more than a day to tour this impressive island. See historical sites like Fort Holmes, which dates back to the War of 1812. Visit the Grand Hotel Horse Stable and Carriage Museum to see antique carriages and join a guided horse-drawn carriage tour. Learn more about island history with a trip to the 1817 Federal-style Stuart House City Museum. With ties to the American Fur Company, this structure has served various purposes since it was built, including a boarding house during the Civil War and a hotel called the John Jacob Astor House.History isn't all there is to explore on Mackinac Island; the area is packed with parks, playgrounds, and picnic sites too. Hike or bike to notable spots like Arch Rock and Sugar Loaf or stroll through the Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservancy. Dining and entertainment options are also abundant in this popular destination, and before you leave, grab a nice supply of the island's famous fudge.When you book a motorhome rental near Burt Lake State Park, you'll also be close to Mullett Lake. The lake is known for its excellent fishing opportunities, with record sturgeon and other species caught here. Water recreation like boating, wakeboarding, and waterskiing are also favorite pastimes.

Exploring the Area

When you camp at Burt Lake State Park, you'll be surrounded by bodies of water. The vast waters of nearby Lake Michigan and Lake Huron have been host to vessels transporting goods and people for centuries. Lighthouses were constructed to aid these ships along their travels, and you can see several of them while camping near Indian River. Harbor Point Lighthouse is in Harbor Springs and sheds light across Little Traverse Bay, overlooking Lake Michigan. A 30-minute drive north of the campground, the Cheboygan Front Range Light is positioned on an inlet of Lake Huron. The structure was built in 1880 and has since been adapted into a museum. Also on Lake Huron, the 40 Mile Point Lighthouse is within an hour's drive of Burt Lake State Park.While camping in Northern Michigan, there are a lot of festivals to keep you occupied. In May, the National Morel Mushroom Festival is held in Boyne City. During the fest, you can join guided mushroom hunts, sample some delicious morel recipe renditions, and learn more about this fantastic fungi. Traditional carnival rides and live entertainment are also part of the festival's fun.Book a travel trailer rental near Burt Lake State Park and delve into the scenic northern region of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Culture, nature, and lots and lots of water await when you go camping at Burt Lake Campground in Indian River, MI.


Whether you’re on or off the grid, you have options when it comes to powering your RV. Here are the pros and cons for each.
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Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

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Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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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.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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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.


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How does check-in work?

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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.