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Discover more than 180 acres of crystalline lakes, sandy beaches, and virgin white pine forests at Interlochen State Park. As the first officially recognized state park in Michigan, Interlochen holds a special place in the hearts of locals. Venture further afield and you can discover towering sand dunes, boutique wineries, and bountiful orchards of northwest Michigan. The region is also famous as America’s Summer Golf Capital, which makes it a great place to book a tee time.

With so much to see and do in the area, renting an RV in Grand Traverse County is the best way to explore this corner of the Great Lake State. Start your adventure in Traverse City, or use cities like Grand Rapids or Lansing as a jumping point for RV camping at Interlochen State Park. You're also less than four hours from Motor City, which makes Interlochen State Park popular with urbanites and road trippers wanting to camp in an RV near Detroit.

Getting Outdoors

Sandwiched between two lakes, Interlochen State Park is one of the best places in the state to swim, sunbathe, or enjoy a scenic paddle. The day-use area at Duck Lake is always popular and lures sunseekers with golden sand and shallow water. Spend the day basking on the beach or rent a canoe and explore the scenic waterways of the Platte and Betsie Rivers.

Stretch your legs and admire some of the park's most beautiful virgin trees on the Pines Nature Trail. It winds for more than half a mile through the forest and is dotted with interpretive signs. In the summer, kids will love attending interactive nature programs. They can also burn off energy at the volleyball nets, basketball court, and baseball diamond.

Both Duck and Green Lakes are well-stocked with bass, pike, and bluegill during the summer. In the colder months, you can reel in smelt and pike. Don't forget to pick up a valid Michigan fishing license before you cast a line. The shoreline is also dotted with sheltered picnic tables that are perfect for enjoying lunch or afternoon tea. Bring your own supplies or head to the beachside concession.

Camping at Interlochen State Park

Set on the banks of Duck Lake, the developed campground at Interlochen State Park offers almost 400 sites. Most are shaded by mature pines and offer plenty of space and privacy. Electric hookups are available for RV rentals, with the option of 20, 30 or 50 amp. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your picnic table and spend the night roasting hot dogs and s'mores around your fire pit. Modern restrooms make RV camping at Interlochen State Park a breeze, with flush toilets and hot showers. There's also a sanitation dump station for RVs with services onboard. Most sites can host rigs of up to 40 feet length.

For an off-the-grid experience, head to the Green Lake Campground. Claim one of the primitive style sites and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere. Unpaved driveways and smaller sites make Green Lake suitable for rental RVs of up to 30 feet in length. Traveling with extra guests? Interlochen also offers camper cabins, rent-a-tents, and a group area. Pets are welcome, though you'll need to keep your dog on a six-foot leash. There's a maximum stay of 15 consecutive nights, so why not plan an extended state park RV camping getaway at Interlochen?

Exploring the Area

RV camping at Interlochen State Park puts you in the heart of Michigan's captivating Northwest Region. Don't miss the area's signature attraction: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Hailed as one of the most beautiful places in North America, the park will enchant you with towering sand dunes, crystalline water, hidden islands, and lush sugar maple forests. Spend the day exploring the park and enjoy lunch in one of the charismatic towns that dot the lakeshore.

On the Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas, you'll find dozens of wineries taking advantage of the region's rich soil and plentiful sunshine. Sip your way through boutique tasting rooms and be sure to stop at farm stands selling apples, cherries, and other local produce. Studded with shimmering lakes, Interlochen Golf Course has been welcoming guests since 1965. The course features 18 challenging holes and an on-site pub serving smoked barbecue and ice-cold beer. For a culture fix, spend an evening at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, which hosts performances by acclaimed musicians and up-and-coming talent.

Need to stock up on supplies? The concession store at the campground is a great place to pick up motorhome camping basics like milk, bread, snacks, and firewood. Traverse City is a 25-minute drive northeast and offers plenty of gas stations and grocery stores. There's also a burgeoning food scene, which means you'll find artisan bakeries, gourmet gastropubs, and colorful food trucks on every corner.

RV Rentals in Interlochen State Park, MI

Interlochen State Park, MI is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Interlochen State Park. Outdoorsy's Interlochen State Park 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 Interlochen State Park, MI


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Popular Nearby Trails

Hiking Trail Location
South Long Lake Trail Traverse City, MI
Lake Ann Loop Trail Interlochen, MI
Lone Pine and Keystone Rapids Trail Traverse City, MI
Beaver Pond Trail Traverse City, MI
Boardman River: Shumsky to Beitner Traverse City, MI
Platte River Beulah, MI
Hickory Hills Loop Trail Traverse City, MI
Brown Bridge Quiet Area Trail Traverse City, MI
Betsie River Pathway Benzonia, MI
Boardman River Traverse City, MI

Popular Nearby Campgrounds

Campground Location
Interlochen Campground Grand Traverse County, MI
Holiday Park Campground Grand Traverse County, MI
Traverse City KOA Grand Traverse County, MI
Traverse City Campground Grand Traverse County, MI
Northern Exposure Campground Wexford County, MI
Leelanau Campground Leelanau County, MI
Whitewater Township Park Campground Grand Traverse County, MI
Twin Oaks Campground Manistee County, MI
Orchard Beach Campground Manistee County, MI
East Jordan Tourist Park Campground Charlevoix County, MI

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Recommendations for Interlochen State Park, MI from Outdoorsy Owners


Mesick

I can't think of a single bad thing to say about this area! There are a lot of opportunities for camping, making memories, and getting out of your daily life! Lakes / Hiking / Peace

Dog-friendly Cheap Hiking Fishing Kid-friendly Sightseeing Good weather Overnight
Dec 28, 2019
Timber Ridge RV & Recreation Resort

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

Jul 11, 2018

Recent Outdoorsy trips to Interlochen State Park, 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