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Manistique Lakeshore Campground

They're called the Great Lakes for a reason and if Lake Michigan is where you're heading, take a look at Manistique Lakeshore Campground, situated right on the shoreline at the northern reach. This cultivated RV campground has access to everything you'll need to make your stay enjoyable, from restrooms with showers and laundry facilities to a boardwalk that runs along the shoreline. Kids can enjoy the camp playground, and there is a pavilion available to all guests.When you book your site, you'll have a choice between back-in and pull-through sites, and 30 to 50 amp electrical hookups. All of the sites have full hookups, large paved pads, cable TV channels, and Wi-Fi access so you can stay in touch with folks back home. A few sites are rustic and have tent camping. From the moment you check in, you can refresh yourself and catch up on the news and your email, or just enjoy the serenity and chill.Once you have set up your Manistique motorhome rental and are ready to begin your adventure, the city of Manistique is right next door along with a host of attractions just waiting for you. Lakeview Park is across the Manistique River from Manistique Lakeshore Campground and has a trail that runs the length of the park; begin your visit to the city with a short walk and a lakeside picnic. From here, you can see the East Breakwater Lighthouse; you can even walk out on the breakwater to view the lighthouse up close. There are a number of historical landmarks to take in, such as the Manistique Water Tower, built in 1922 from red bricks, and Fayette State Park in nearby Garden. Fayette Park was once an iron-smelting operation but is now a restored village circa 1891; it's open to the public from approximately May through October. If you like diversity in your outdoor landscapes, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore has sandstone cliffs, sand dunes and waterfalls, forests, and so much more.



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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

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

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

Let us help

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

Book an RV in Schoolcraft County, and you will be one step closer to the vacation of your dreams and on wheels, no less. Hiawatha National Forest is right next door to Manistique Lakeshore Campground and can be accessed from the communities of Cooks and Steuben. This park is home to a vast array of historical and archeological treasures as well as the Clear Lake Education Center which is farther north, near Shingleton. This is a good destination for you to enjoy hiking and mountain biking, canoeing or kayaking, or nature and wildlife observation. There are several roads that intersect the park, allowing you to take a self-guided tour at your leisure in your rental RV.Northeast from Manistique Lakeshore Campground, approximately 30 miles away by RV rental, you'll find Seney National Wildlife Refuge. The park is a mix of northern hardwood and mixed pine forest, along with a series of wetlands that were originally drained but are slowly being restored. You can enjoy hiking and biking here in the summer, and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter, but mountain biking is not permitted on some of the trails. There is a visitor center where you can get more information. If you'd like to canoe or kayak the Manistique River which flows through the park, equipment can be rented. Fishing is allowed with the appropriate license and hunting is allowed in certain seasons, so you should exercise caution if it is hunting season.Slightly farther away (approximately 80 miles), you'll come across Escanaba River State Forest, a group of land parcels that were formerly clear cut by their private owners but have been restored to their former state by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The forest is spread across four counties and is now open to the public for canoeing and kayaking, hiking, fishing, and hunting. Some selective timber harvesting is still conducted but is managed with a sight to maintaining the park's ecosystem and protecting the resident wildlife. Park your motorhome rental nearby, and you can combine the exhilaration of outdoor activity with the creature comforts of home, enjoying the best of both worlds.

Exploring The Area

To make the most of your trip, you can plan to alternate spending time outdoors with spending some time soaking up Michigan's culture and urban attractions. Gladstone is a smaller city to the west of Manistique Lakeshore Campground, located on the shore of Little Bay de Noc. It is home to Van Cleve Park & Gladstone Beach, a cultivated urban park where you can use the public restrooms and showers when you go swimming; the beach has a shallow water kid's slide just a few feet offshore. There are exercise stations, a basketball and volleyball court, and a skate park for inline skating. The area is a popular destination for picnicking. Gladstone also has several public golf courses, if you feel the need to sneak in a round or two.Mackinaw City is just under 100 miles to the east of Manistique Lakeshore Campground, but driving there in your campervan rental takes you along Highway 2 which follows the shoreline once you have passed Engadine. The trip ends with a breathtaking passage over the Straits of Mackinac on Highway 75 before entering the city. Once you're here, you can book a trip on Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry or spend some time in Colonial Michilimackinac, a restored colonial fort that was built in the 18th century.History, nature, and culture - you'll find it all in this small section of the state of Michigan centered around the Great Lakes, and camping at Manistique Lakeshore Campground will be your introduction to it.


Whether you’re on or off the grid, you have options when it comes to powering your RV. Here are the pros and cons for each.
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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.

All drivables

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.