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Mackinaw City / Mackinac Island KOA

After picking up a Mackinaw City camper rental, you’ll need to find a nearby RV park to base your vacation. Mackinaw City/Mackinac Island KOA is located just outside of town and easily accessible by Interstate 75 and State Highway 23. When it comes to nearby attractions, Mackinaw City/Mackinac Island KOA is perfectly located for visiting the spectacular Mackinac Island as well as multiple state parks in northeastern Michigan. You can even use the campground's nature trails to reach a paved trail to downtown Mackinaw City.At Mackinaw City/Mackinac Island KOA, you can choose from pull-through or back-in campsites for vehicles of up to 70 feet. Campsites are equipped with full hookups, up to 50-amps, or water/electric-only hookups. Some sites are also equipped with cable TV, and there is Wi-Fi available throughout the campground so you can stay connected while you’re camping with an RV. Other on-site conveniences include a grocery store, laundry room, and modern bathrooms. There are facilities for all the family too, such as a swimming pool, open Labor Day to Memorial Day, kids’ playground, and dog park.



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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

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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

When you rent a camper near Mackinaw City/Mackinac Island KOA, MI, the first place you’ll want to visit is Mackinac Island State Park. This is one of the oldest state parks in Michigan. Its beautiful nature trails, forests, and interesting rock formations make it a favorite for locals and visitors alike. The island is threaded with 70 miles of roads and trails which are open to hikers, cyclists, and horses. Some roads are also shared with motorized vehicles. Along each trail, visitors can use the interpretative panels to learn about the history of the park.To experience the unique beauty of the region with RV rentals in Emmet County, you can drive through the most picturesque section of Michigan Highway 119. Known as the Tunnel of Trees, this 20-mile stretch of narrow, forest-lined road takes drivers from quiet Cross Village to Harbor Springs, following the shore of Lake Michigan. During the fall, this route is lit up with red and amber hues while the pines and mature broadleaf trees are lush green from the spring to the end of summer.Another place you’ll want to visit while you’re on vacation with a campervan rental here is Aloha State Park. This place offers visitors two swimming beaches, kayak or paddle board rentals, and a boat launch on the banks of Mullet Lake. For those who want to explore farther out, the 71-mile North Eastern State Trail is accessible from Aloha State Park. The route follows the former Detroit Mackinac Railroad, passing through Michigan’s farmlands, forests, and villages, with the opportunity to dip into small lakes along the way. As the path is mostly gravel, its suitable for hikers and mountain bikers as well as cross-country skiers and snowmobiles during the wintertime.Cheboygan State Park is also nearby when you’re RV camping at Mackinaw City/Mackinac Island KOA. The park is known for its colorful variety of plants and wildflowers, most of which are in bloom between May and October. Nature lovers can also head to the backcountry areas of this 1,200-acre park to observe native wildlife. The combination of shoreline, cedar swamp, and low-lying forests makes Cheboygan State Park a natural haven for flora and fauna as well as recreational activities. There are designated hiking and skiing routes for adventurous visitors along with a day use area for picnicking, metal detecting, and swimming. While you're visiting, you might want to bring a kayak and discover the remains of two shipwrecks beneath the surface of Lake Huron. There are plenty of outdoor activities to fill your vacation with when you’re RV camping at Mackinaw City/Mackinac Island KOA.

Explore the Area

When you’ve finished exploring the great outdoors, you’ll find that there are plenty of city attractions and historical sites to visit in the nearby area. Mackinaw City is just a stone's throw away when you’re camping at Mackinaw City/Mackinac Island KOA, so you can leave your vehicle at the campground and visit the city on foot or by bicycle.A must-see spot while in town is the Ice Breaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum which is hosted by the original USCGC Mackinaw WAGB-83. Also known as “the Largest Icebreaker on the Great Lakes” and “the Queen of the Great Lakes,” this famous warship delivered cargo and provided transport to troops during WWII. Now retired, she takes pride of place in the harbor of Mackinaw City. Visitors can climb aboard to visit the engine room, captains’ quarters, mess deck, and more, or take a guided tour through to learn about this vessel.You can also go inside the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse which has saved many ships since it was constructed in 1889. The lighthouse is open to visitors from May to October, and inside, you can see the restored keepers’ quarters, learn about the history of shipwrecks from a short movie, or browse the artifacts and audio-visual exhibitions in the Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Museum.There are countless historical sites and fascinating attractions to make your vacation memorable while you camp in an RV near Mackinaw City, Michigan.


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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.

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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.