Krystal Lake Campground

Just north of Detroit and Flint on the “thumb” of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, Krystal Lake Campground is a great place to camp out in style. This scenic, rustic paradise is close to regional cities like Saginaw and Bay City, with dozens of RV-friendly parks and recreation areas nearby. Perhaps the best reason to rent an RV near Krystal Lake Campground is its proximity to Lake Huron, one of the Great Lakes.Whether you plan on staying for a few days or a few weeks, Krystal Lake Campground is a peaceful retreat with heavily wooded campsites affording guests privacy and comfort. Seasonal sites, full hookup sites, and water/electric sites for tent campers dot the campground, which features three separate lakes. Krystal Lake, Bass Lake, and Turtle Lake are beautiful, and snagging a campsite alongside one of them is a possibility. Lakeside cabins are also lodging options here.The swimming/fishing lakes and cozy campsites at Krystal Lake Campground are just part of the excitement, with tons of other amazing features offered by the RV park. The centrally-located swimming pool is a popular place to spend some time during the hot summer months, and there are also playgrounds, horseshoe pits, basketball hoops, and a large pavilion by the campground office, where the main bathroom facilities are located. The camp store stocks supplies and groceries, so all the basics are covered when you book an RV in Tuscola County.

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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.

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Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the host in the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

One of the easiest aspects of a Michigan camping adventure is finding forests, lakes, beaches, parks, and recreation areas. Getting outside in this nature-centric state is simple, no matter the time of year. Bay City State Park in nearby Bay City is a fabulous place to check out first. It provides excellent opportunities to see the shores of Lake Huron. Fishing, kayaking, boating, and swimming in the park’s lagoon or Lake Huron are great ways to make the most of your time, and camping out near the beach is also an option. Guests may go birdwatching, hunting, and hiking as well.On the tip of Michigan’s “thumb,” two popular state parks await. Port Crescent State Park is a known Dark Sky Preserve, essentially meaning that it has little light pollution, making it an ideal place to see the stars shine brightly. Hiking, swimming, fishing, biking, and camping can be done at either Port Crescent State Park, or its sister park right down the road, Sleeper State Park. Additionally, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing allows guests to enjoy scenic views of Lake Huron even in the frigid wintertime.Huron-Manistee National Forest is really two separate federally managed forests paired together, despite being in different parts of the state. Manistee National Forest is closer to Lake Michigan, while Huron National Forest is located a bit north of Bay City closer by. Here you can bring your RV rental and camp in of its rustic campgrounds within the forest. During the day, hike through lush forest groves, alongside raging rivers, over trickling creeks, up lofty mountains, and to hidden waterfalls. Over 400,000 acres comprise the forest, so you will have more than enough space to explore when you head here with the Vassar motorhome rental.

City Attractions

Krystal Lake Campground is situated in Vassar, a small town not exactly ideal for sightseeing. A short drive to Saginaw might be best for those hoping to take a break from the outdoors, with fine dining, notable attractions, and historic sites. The elegant Castle Museum is an impressive sight to behold, with its spectacular architectural style and a whole host of treasures inside. This amazing history museum delves into the complex past of Saginaw, from its ancient archaeological sites to the lumber industry that put it on the map. With three floors, it takes a few hours to see everything in this fascinating space.Art lovers can visit the fantastic art museum in downtown Saginaw called the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, with over 2,000 pieces of art created over the famed sculptures storied 70-year career. Both the inside and outside of this exceptional museum showcases monuments, fountains, sculptures, and paintings created by Fredericks, who called the area home.Children absolutely adore the Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square, so bring the kids along for a day of fun, learning, and adventure. They can dig for fossils and learn about extinct animals, see penguins or bald eagles, observe meerkats, or take a train ride around the small zoo.Most of the cities surrounding Vassar, Michigan, have some neat things to check out, so gear up for some exciting times when you go camping at Krystal Lake Campground.

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Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


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.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


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.


How does check-in work?


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.