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Perched on a 20-foot embankment overlooking the Hardy Dam Pond, the Newaygo Campground is a rustic RV park along the Muskegon River. It nestles beneath oak and poplar forests that are noted for their scenic beauty while being less than an hour’s drive from the heart of Grand Rapids.RV camping at the Newaygo Campground includes access to 99 sites, with vault toilets and a sanitation station available. There are picnic areas and shelters scattered throughout the campground, together with a children’s playground where young visitors can let off some steam. A boat launch makes it easy for anglers to get out on the water of Hardy Dam Pond, and there’s also a disc golf course that campers are welcome to utilize.



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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

A highlight of camping at the Newaygo Campground is its access to the trails and swimming beaches of the Newaygo State Park, which encompasses 257 acres overlooking an impoundment of the Muskegon River. It was established in 1966 on land leased by the Consumers Power Company, with fishing for bass, walleye, and panfish luring anglers from near and far.To the north of the Newaygo State Park sprawl the Huron-Manistee National Forests, which comprise almost one million acres on the lower peninsula of Michigan. They were created as separate forests in 1909 and 1938, respectively, with thousands of lakes and miles of rivers within their combined bounds today. Explore the Pere Marquette and Au Sable rivers by canoe or stretch your legs along the 330 miles of hiking trails that wind through the area’s wetlands and jack pine forests. Aside from being a popular destination for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling during the winter months, the forests also attract birdwatchers hoping to spot nesting Kirtland’s warblers.On the outskirts of Grand Rapids is the Pickerel Lake Park - Fred Meijer Nature Preserve, which is a picturesque place for a stroll in Cannonsburg. It centers around an 80-acre lake that’s popular for fishing and wildlife spotting, with a 900-foot boardwalk extending across a portion of the lake. Trails meander from the lake’s shore into the surrounding wetlands, sandy woods, and rolling forests, with some accessible to cross-country skiers during the winter months.

Exploring the City

The Newaygo Campground is a 20-minute drive from Newaygo, where you’ll find supermarkets for stocking up on groceries and gas stations if you need to fill up your RV rental. There are also numerous fast-food restaurants and eateries if you don’t feel like cooking, as well as ATMs, a post office, and a car wash.The Newaygo State Park makes a great base for visiting the city of Grand Rapids, which sprawls along the banks of the Grand River. It’s the second-largest city in Michigan and home to a fine collection of museums and architectural landmarks, including one designed by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright - Meyer May House. Art enthusiasts shouldn’t miss a visit to the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, whose collection includes works by historical masters such as Auguste Rodin and modern legends like Ai Weiwei. Also of note is the Grand Rapids Art Museum, which focuses on Michigan-based artists during its changing exhibitions held throughout the year.If you’re traveling with kids in the Newaygo camper rental, don’t miss a visit to the John Ball Zoo, where they can get up close to exotic wildlife species and domestic farm animals in naturally recreated habitats. They’ll love the immense wildlife skeletons and planetarium at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, not to mention the resident tigers of the Blandford Nature Center. Grand Rapids has also established a reputation for its plethora of breweries, with the “Pub Cruiser” one of the most popular ways of sampling the local craft beers. If you’re in the city on a Saturday, then make a point of heading down to the Fulton Street Farmers Market where fresh produce and artisan goods are for sale.Grand Rapids sprawls south to meet the city of Wyoming, with the towns connecting around the immense Millennium Park. Twice as large as New York’s Central Park, the site features a swimming beach, a splash pad, and a boating house among its recreational facilities. Both largemouth and smallmouth bass call the central lake “home” while walking trails meander through the surrounds. Also in Wyoming is an amusement park where you’ll find go-karts, bumper boats, and a mini-golf course that will entertain the family for hours.Whether you want to get active in the nature reserves of central Michigan or discover the cultural museums of Grand Rapids, book an RV in Newaygo County and start planning your next vacation.


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.