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Lansing Cottonwood Campground

If a cultivated RV campground in south Michigan is what you're after, take a closer look at Lansing Cottonwood Campground. This family-friendly RV park has a long list of recreational activities like a volleyball court and horseshoe pits, a field for soccer or football, fully stocked fishing ponds, and more. From the moment you arrive, you'll have access to restrooms with hot showers and laundry facilities so you can freshen up and prepare for what's ahead. The check-in center lobby has a pool table, and there is a recreation room with air hockey and other arcade-style games. If you're running low on supplies, the camp store can provide whatever you need.The individual sites have either full hookups, partial hookups (water and electricity), or no hookups (primitive / rustic sites). There are some premium sites that are situated next to the water, and all of the sites can be rented by the day, week, month, or seasonally. Wi-Fi is available so you can stay in touch with family and friends, and the on-site swimming pool is there waiting for you at the end of a long, hot day. The full hookup and premium sites are popular, so reservations are recommended if you require one of these. Motorhome camping at Lansing Cottonwood Campground is available from approximately early May to late October.Lansing Cottonwood Campground is located on the outskirts of Lansing, where you'll find numerous attractions to begin your visit. You can start with a self-guided tour of Michigan State University's Lansing campus and enjoy the spectacular grounds and landscaping, or head to Potter Park Zoo to appreciate the wide variety of animals on display. As the day winds down, you can take an old-fashioned riverboat cruise or enjoy scenic views and fine dining on a murder mystery tour, hosted in a moving railroad dining car. Rather see something that is completely out of this world? Abrams Planetarium has public shows on weekends; you can call ahead for dates and specific information.



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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.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

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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

RV rentals in Ingham County are the perfect solution to your RV camping needs. Once you've selected your Lansing RV rental, point it southeast and head for Waterloo State Recreation Area, near the city of Chelsea. There are 11 lakes located within the park, and all of them are suitable for fishing. You'll also find numerous beaches where you can swim and picnic areas where you can enjoy your lunch or an afternoon snack. Need to get out and stretch your legs? The park has miles upon miles of interpretive nature trails and trails allotted to hikers. Waterloo State Recreation Area is a mere 50-minute drive, but if you choose to stay overnight, there are modern campgrounds, some with 50 amp electricity, rustic sites, and cabins or yurts that you can rent.Just northeast and slightly closer to Lansing Cottonwood Campground, Rose Lake State Wildlife Research Area provides opportunities to enjoy boating and fishing, hunting, and ATV riding. If you enjoy bird watching, the park provides habitat to pheasant and deer. In the winter, you can enjoy snowmobiling in the park.To the north of Lansing Cottonwood Campground near Middleton, Maple River State Game Area is a protected area and contiguous wetland complex with an inland salt marsh, one of the only such marshes within the state. It follows the Maple River and is spread out over three counties. Canoeing and kayaking the river is possible, and there are several public boat ramps where you can launch. It's a popular area for fishing, either by boat or from the shoreline, and camping is allowed but only in public campgrounds. Seasonal hunting is also allowed for deer, waterfowl, and turkey.

Exploring The Area

While you're here, you'll want to make time to visit the cities and experience Michigan culture and hospitality. Flint is a short 60 to 70-mile drive, taking about an hour each way, and is home to Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad. The village is made up of historic buildings that have been relocated here from somewhere else, such as barbershops and photography studios. The railroad offers a steam engine train ride with holiday decorations and activities during Christmas, Halloween, and other holidays. There is a farmers market where you can load up on fresh fruit and produce, a museum, arboretum and planetarium, and an urban park with a waterfall (human-made, but still relaxing and enjoyable).Brighton is where you'll find the Oaken Transformations Sculpture & Poetry Walk, a public outdoor art tour showcasing the work of artists and poets who live in or have ties to the state of Michigan. You can expect to see sculptures and poetry scattered throughout the woods, meadows, and wetlands that make up the area. Brighton has an interesting culinary scene, with restaurants representing the best of Mediterranean, Japanese, and Thai cuisines, just to name a few.Regardless of whether you're seeking an adventure in urban or untamed environments, this friendly part of Michigan has something to offer everyone, and Lansing Cottonwood Campground is where your adventure will begin.


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Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

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Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

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A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

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Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

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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.