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Sitting on the border of Elk Lake is the village of Elk Rapids in the southwest corner of Antrim County in the state of Michigan. Easily accessible and just a short drive away you will find Traverse City. To the south of Elk Rapids is Charlevoix, another quaint city that is located less than 45 minutes away and would make a great day trip in your RV rental.

Driving through the village and surrounding township in your Elk Rapids camper rental you will have access to highlands, farms, fruit orchards, lakes, forests, and wetlands.

Prior to becoming a small port for the Grand Traverse Bay, Elk Rapids was home to generations of Native Americans. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the town became a busy commercial center with industries coming up. Today, the town is a thriving tourist center. The charm of Elk Rapids can be experienced all year through, making this the perfect getaway for your RV vacation.

The Great Outdoors

Elk Rapids has stunning landscapes; therefore it is perfect for spending time in the outdoors. Book an RV in Elk Rapids, load up the family and hit the road on a quest to explore the glorious outdoors.

A short drive outside the village of Elk Rapids on South Bayshore Drive will bring you to Elk Rapid’s Day Park on Grand Traverse Bay. The park offers a number of hiking trails worth checking out. You can enjoy a picnic or go swimming too. Facilities like picnic tables and grills and a bathhouse are available. Check out the ‘Walk of Art’ that has become popular inside the park.

Consider a drive in your Elk Rapids motorhome rental to Glacial Hills Pathway and Natural Area, which covers a massive 814 acres. Great for hiking and mountain biking, the area is known to be home to over 100 species of birds, making it perfect for bird watching too.

Spend a day out fishing on Elk Lake. With a depth of about 200 feet, the lake abounds with lake trout. About nine miles in length, and 1.5 miles wide, the lake is home to smallmouth bass, walleye, crappie, rainbow trout, and rock bass. The marina is equipped with fishing essentials, so all you need to do is drive in your Elk Rapids travel trailer rental and park it for the day. If fishing isn’t your thing, try kayaking or canoeing down the lake.

RV Parks

A drive of about 23 miles from Elk Rapids will get you to Holiday Park Campground. It’s a big site with plenty of amenities available, including full hookups for your RV, restrooms, and showers, laundry, RV supplies and service, fishing supplies and metered LP gas. Nature trails, fishing, boating, and swimming are a few of the outdoor activities available at this site.

Honcho Rest Campground is on the Cairn Highway in Elk Rapids, and a good choice if you wish to be closer to the village. It’s a popular RV Parking site so your Elk Rapids luxury motorhome rental will fit right in. The campground is equipped with full hookups, showers and restrooms, WiFi, fire rings, and a self-service RV wash. Within a 10-mile radius of the site, there are options for boating, kayaking, and other water sports.

Consider driving your Elk Rapids RV rental to Lake Leelanau RV Park, less than 45 miles from Elk Rapids in Leelanau County. With plenty of full hookup sites, fire rings, WiFi, laundry facilities, restrooms, and showers, this is a popular RV site. Nearby Lake Leelanau offers boating, fishing, and kayaking along with other water sports.

Exploring the City

When you rent a camper in Elk Rapids, you will have an array of locations to explore. If you enjoy art, take a look at the Mullaly’s 128 Studio and Gallery, home to fine art of over 400 North American artists. This 22 year-old-gallery exhibits artworks made up of paintings, pottery, jewelry, glass, and wood.

For antique lovers, a visit to the Elk Rapids Vintage Flea Market is a great way to spend time hunting for antiques. From vintage finds to repurposed items, barn finds to antiques; this would make a great way to spend the day during your outdoor adventure.

History buffs will love the chance to check out the Elk Rapids Historical Society and Museum where they may get an understanding of the unique history of this area through various exhibits, including a replica of the Township Hall’s old jail.

For a day of fun out in the sun, head to the Veteran’s Memorial Park located on the west side of the village. It’s a good spot for picnicking, outdoor games like tennis and basketball, and there is 100 feet of shoreline should you wish to take a dip in Grand Traverse Bay.

While on your outdoor recreational vacation in Elk Rapids, try out the local food in the village. With such close proximity to the Bay, expect fresh seafood in abundance. The village is home to a few popular distilleries that are worth checking out too.

If it's a Michigan village by the bay you are seeking, consider a travel trailer rental in Elk Rapids. Walk along the shoreline, watch a sunset, and enjoy the landscape. Rent a motorhome in Elk Rapids, MI and see what all The Wolverine State has to offer.

RV Rentals in Elk Rapids, MI

Elk Rapids, MI is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Elk Rapids. Outdoorsy's Elk Rapids RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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What's around Elk Rapids, MI

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Popular Nearby Trails

Hiking Trail Location
Old Mission State Park Trail Traverse City, MI
Old Mission Peninsula Lighthouse Park Trail Elk Rapids, MI
Skegemog Swamp Pathway Rapid City, MI
Sedge Meadow Trail Bellaire, MI
Grass River Natural Area Loop Bellaire, MI
Tart Trail Traverse City, MI
Vasa Trail Traverse City, MI
Leelanau Trail Suttons Bay, MI
Sand Lakes Quiet Area Trail Traverse City, MI
Shanty Creek Resort Trails Mancelona, MI

Popular Nearby Campgrounds

Campground Location
Whitewater Township Park Campground Grand Traverse County, MI
Traverse City Campground Grand Traverse County, MI
Leelanau Campground Leelanau County, MI
Holiday Park Campground Grand Traverse County, MI
East Jordan Tourist Park Campground Charlevoix County, MI
Interlochen Campground Grand Traverse County, MI
Traverse City KOA Grand Traverse County, MI
Fisherman's Island Campground Charlevoix County, MI
Otsego Lake Campground Otsego County, MI
Northern Exposure Campground Wexford County, MI

Popular Nearby Parks

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Recommendations for Elk Rapids, MI from Outdoorsy Owners

Timber Ridge RV & Recreation Resort

About 5 miles from Traverse City East Bay. Lots of kid activities.

Jul 11, 2018
Lake Leelanau RV Park

Great park on the lake, well kept beach, fishing, and swimming. Sites are big and easy to maneuver. Staff friendly and helpful. Nice cemented areas to park on. Peaceful

Dog-friendly Snack Bar Ocean View Quiet Wi-Fi Hookups Onsite Laundry Family Friendly Scenic
Sep 8, 2017

Recent Outdoorsy trips to Elk Rapids, MI

Traverse City

See color changes and visit family. The high point was having my Aunt get to see her newest Great Great Niece and getting a 4 Generation picture with my Dad, my self, my son, and his new baby. Extremely glad we made the effort for the picture because sadly on the 15th of November my Dad passed away. Lots of memories made on that trip.

Jan 6, 2020
Traverse City

Visit family and stayed at state park.

Oct 15, 2019