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Ionia State Recreation Area lies in central Michigan, between the towns and cities of Ionia, Grand Rapids, and Lansing. As it is equidistant from all these main Michigan cities, Ionia State Recreation Area is frequented by campers from all over the area. This 4,500-acre recreation area hugs the shoreline of Sessions Lake, providing an array of angling and boating delights for visitors. The rest of the Ionia State Recreation Area is a pleasant mixture of rolling foothills, idyllic brooks, picturesque woodlands, and open green meadows.

The variation in surrounding land provides endless outdoor recreation possibilities for campers, making the ideal place to take an RV rental. Navigating your way to Ionia State Recreation Area with a rental RV is made even more accessible, with Highway 21 running along the northern edges of the area. Rent a camper near Ionia State Recreation Area and indulge yourself in lakeside fun and the great outdoors of central Michigan. Search for an RV in Ionia County to being your Ionia State Recreation Area experience.

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Getting Outdoors

Being so close to the shore of Sessions Lake makes fishermen and women from all over central Michigan visit Ionia State Recreation Area. The lake itself, although only covering just over 100 acres, is home to a wide verity of freshwater gamefish. This abundance of fish makes it a highly sort after site for keen anglers. Ionia State Recreation Area campers can try their hand at catching fish such as largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, walleye, and many more. Remember, a Michigan fishing license is needed to fish at Sessions Lake.

Along with the great angling experiences, Ionia State Recreation Area and Sessions Lake is an ideal place to get out on the water and enjoy a spot of boating. The boat ramp on the western shore inside Ionia State Recreation Area is perfectly situated to allow easy access to the water. Whether you wish to gently stroll across the lake together in a pontoon boat or go it alone in a kayak, on Sessions Lake, you can do it all. Those motorhome camping without a boat of their own can head to BeachSide on the shore of the lake. Here visitors can rent a range of boats to enjoy out on the water.

The vast meadows and woodlands of the Ionia State Recreation Area provide the most idyllic surrounding for hiking and nature watching. There is a network of hiking trails that campers can walk, taking them around the lake and beautiful babbling brooks. Ionia State Recreation Area is also renowned as a haven for birders and amateur birdwatchers. There are over 100 species of birds in the area, all identified by the Audubon Society.

Camping ar Ionia State Recreation Area

Those RV camping at Ionia State Recreation Area will find a great campground with many amenities and facilities for RV campers. Partial hookups are provided here, which include 20, 30 amp electrics, and a water hookup. The campsite also lies close to the swimming beach and a picnicking area. On-site facilities include a dump station, flushing toilets, a dog run, and a shower block. There are also many pull-thru sites at the campground, meaning all sizes of rigs are welcome here.

A few miles south of the Ionia State Recreation Area is Alice Springs RV Park and Resort. Full 20, 30, 50 amp electrical, water, and sewage hookups are provided here. Facilities include a dump station, laundry services, an on-site general store, RV storage services, and a swimming pool.

Exploring the Area

Ionia State Recreation Area is only a short drive from Michigan’s capital city Lansing. Lansing is a great place to visit, home of many day-tripping and sight-seeing opportunities. Michigan History Center is the ideal place to visit for any history buffs visiting the city. The Michigan History Center is home to an array of exhibitions showcasing Michigan’s rich history. Displays range from the state’s earliest known Native Americans, right through to the modern-day. Why not call ahead and arrange a tour of this iconic museum.

Lovers of all things animals and wildlife should not pass up the chance to visit Potter Park Zoo in Lansing. The Potter Park Zoo is a zoo that focuses on the protection and conservation of endangered animals. Endangered animals at this zoo include Siberian tigers, snow leopards, tamarin monkeys, and Bali myna. This zoo is the perfect place to get up close and personal with endangered creatures and learn what it takes to protect them in the wild.

The Impression 5 Science Center in downtown Lansing is also a fantastic way to spend a day in the city. This center focuses on teaching its visitors about all things science, through fun interactive exhibits that allow the visitor to learn while enjoying themselves. The Impression 5 Science Center is the ideal place to take young children, where they can learn through play, seeing things a whole new way from before.

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