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Camping at Mitchell State Park is a great way to unwind and visit with friends and family. Located in Cadillac, Michigan, the 334-acre park sits between Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac. The canal that runs through Mitchell State Park was created to connect the two lakes. Plan a trip to this popular tourist spot and book an RV in Wexford County to spend some time surrounded by nature.

While visiting Mitchell State Park, take a few short road trips in your rental RV. Reed City is only a 30-minute drive to the south of the park where you can stock up on supplies for your camping trip. Drive about two hours south of the park and you can visit Lansing, where great shops and restaurants await.

Getting Outdoors

While visiting Mitchell State Park, be sure to bring along your fishing gear. Amateur and professional anglers alike will have a fun time fishing at Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac. These lakes provide plentiful walleye. The lakes are also home to panfish, bass, and perch. You can fish from the shore in specified places or take a boat out on one of the lakes and drop your line. Children can even get in on the fishing fun and cast their line along the shore of the canal that connects the two lakes.

Make the most of your Mitchell State Park camping trip by hiking the trails and exploring the park. Ease into hiking by walking the two-and-a-half-mile Heritage Nature Trail which begins at the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center. While hiking the trails, you'll spot many different types of wildlife, including beavers, white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, blue heron, and many more. Most of the trails in the park are lined with woodchips, and many have boardwalks and bridges around the wetland areas.

Because the park is situated between two lakes, boating and water sports are popular activities for visitors. Pull your own boat or watercraft behind your motorhome rental and spend a weekend on the water. Visitors can also rent boats and other watercraft through the Friends of Mitchell State Park Program. There are boat launches at both lakes which allow for easy access to the water. Lake Cadillac has a kayak and canoe launch.

If you find metal detecting a relaxing activity, bring your metal detector along while motorhome camping. While participating in metal detecting, refrain from damaging any natural resources throughout the park. There are specific areas within Mitchell State Park that allow visitors to use their metal detectors. When finding items within the park, visitors must have park personnel examine the items, and some items may be held by the park for further investigation.

Camping at Mitchell State Park

Many people choose to stay at state park RV campgrounds because of convenience and accessibility. The campground at Mitchell State Park offers more than 200 sites with 20, 30, and 50-amp electric service. Some sites are pull-through for larger RVs. Each campsite has a fire pit and a picnic table. Restrooms and showers are situated throughout the park and within walking distance of the campsites.

In the unlikely event that you're not able to get a campsite at Mitchell State Park, Camp Cadillac is only about 15 minutes from the park. Electric hookups with 20 or 30-amp service, water, and sewer are available for campers. Each campsite has a picnic table and a fire ring. Camp Cadillac also welcomes big rigs.

Hemlock Campground is around a 15-minute drive from Mitchell State Park on the west end of Lake Mitchell. This area is marshy and has an abundance of wildlife that campers can see while camping near Mitchell State Park. Drinking water is available at the campground. Vault toilets are within walking distance of each campsite.

Exploring the Area

During your Mitchell State Park RV camping excursion, take some time to visit Huron-Manistee National Forests. These are two separate forests that were combined for administration purposes in 1945. Together, the forests comprise over 978,000 acres of public land, which includes over 5,700 acres of wetlands that extend into the Lower Peninsula. Visitors enjoy biking, hiking, swimming, fishing, canoeing, and camping at Huron-Manistee National Forests.

Drive into Cadillac and visit the Wexford County Historical Society Museum, formerly the Cadillac Carnegie Public Library, built in 1906. In 1980, the former library was designated as a Michigan State Historic Site and as of 2007 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You'll find all sorts of interesting and informative exhibits here, from replicas of pioneer buildings to beautiful murals honoring the region's veterans.

You can't visit Cadillac without stopping by to see the KISS monument. Whether you're a fan of the band KISS or not, this is still a must-see for anyone visiting the area. Cadillac made history in 1973 when the local high school’s football team finished their season undefeated. However, the following year, the team floundered. Coaches decided to boost morale by playing music by KISS, a relatively new band, and the team won the rest of their games. In 1975, the high school was in for a big surprise when KISS showed up to play at the school’s homecoming. The KISS Monument commemorates this historic evening, and people from across the country have stopped to have their photos taken with the monument.

RV Rentals in Mitchell State Park, MI

Mitchell State Park, MI is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Mitchell State Park. Outdoorsy's Mitchell State Park RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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I can't think of a single bad thing to say about this area! There are a lot of opportunities for camping, making memories, and getting out of your daily life! Lakes / Hiking / Peace

Dog-friendly Cheap Hiking Fishing Kid-friendly Sightseeing Good weather Overnight
Dec 28, 2019