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Fisherman's Island Campground

Thinking of planning a camping trip to northern Michigan for your next vacation? When you rent an RV near Fisherman’s Island Campground, you’ll be in a prime position to visit pristine beaches, lakefront parks, and pleasant villages on the shores of Lake Michigan, like Traverse City and Mackinaw City.When you book an RV in Charlevoix County, you can immerse yourself in the wide-open wilderness areas of northern Michigan. Fisherman’s Island Campground is one of many places to set up camp with your Charlevoix RV rental, but few places are as breathtaking and convenient as this state-run campground on Lake Michigan. The RV campgrounds here feature some stellar rustic campsites for tent camping on the beaches too. Whether you stay at the north or south campground, you'll enjoy camping at Fisherman's Island State Park.Aside from sleeping in the comfort of your campervan rental, you can take advantage of other park features like the beaches or the swimming areas in Lake Michigan. Hiking through the park on its trails or walking its sandy shores are ideal when it comes to meditating and relaxing. Fishing in the lake, exploring the sand dunes and wetlands, and having a campfire at night are just some of the experiences to enjoy when you rent an RV near Fisherman’s Island Campground.



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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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Find the perfect RV

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

Settle in and settle down, the countless parks and recreation areas of northern Michigan aren’t going anywhere. When you set up camp at Fisherman’s Island Campground, you can delve into the wilderness of Fisherman’s Island State Park. This lovely lakefront park has towering sand dunes, coniferous forests, and a trail system for biking and hiking. Hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling are all allowed at the state park depending on the season, and you can even walk to the Fisherman’s Island feature when the water levels recede, and the land bridge is uncovered.Young State Park is not far from the campsites at Fisherman's Island State Park, so don’t hesitate to stop at this epic little park by Boyne City. While it isn’t located adjacent to one of the Great Lakes, Young State Park has some lovely lakefront beaches along the shores of Lake Charlevoix. Three campgrounds can be found when you visit Young State Park, along with a hiking path circuit, picnic areas, a boat launch, and ample space on the lake to fish for trout and bass. Petoskey State Park brings in crowds of tourists each year to see its famous beaches, historic sites, and lofty sand dunes teeming with wildlife and vegetation. A campground with nearly 200 campsites is also available to the public in the heart of this nature park.If you have the time for it, Isle Royale National Park, the only national park in Michigan, is found way up north by the Canadian border along Lake Superior. You’ll need a long drive and a boat ride to visit this island national park, but it sure is worth it. Only 25,000 people visit the park each year thanks to its remote location, so there are lots of opportunities for you to lose yourself in the great outdoors, with peaceful forest settings, wildlife, all without interference from civilization.

City Attractions

Tiny Charlevoix is just large enough to have some sightseeing spots worth mentioning. The town is sandwiched between Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix, so gorgeous views come with the territory. Small-town eateries, little boutiques, and a host of historical sites await you when you rent an RV and take a ride into town.Castle Farms, the Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix, and Boulder Manor account for just a few of the historic, fascinating sites in town. Castle Farms is a large structure and one of the biggest historic sites in Michigan, known for holding large events and weddings thanks to its gorgeous architecture and scenery. The Mushroom Houses are unique, little “hobbit/elf houses” that you can tour and see. Twenty-eight thatched roof cottages can be seen when you take a trip to this bizarre attraction.The Charlevoix Historical Society is the museum to visit for all things Charlevoix, especially if you want to learn about the local history. Step into the past when you take a tour of this elegant Victorian home or its other historic sites like the old train depot and the South Pier Lighthouse. Guided tours with knowledgeable docents and a variety of artifacts help paint a picture of the past, so you can better understand the area you are visiting.One of the most unique attractions in the area is The World’s Largest Cherry Pie, located in Traverse City. This fun photo op makes for great pictures and remains a point of pride for Charlevoix residents. No matter what you decide to see while you're here, camping at Fisherman's Island Campground in Charlevoix is a fantastic idea.


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Find the perfect RV for Fisherman's Island Campground

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All towables

Trailer

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.

All drivables

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.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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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.