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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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Discover Northern Exposure Campground


When you are making plans to book an RV in Wexford County, you’ll need a place to park, stay, and play and the Northern Exposure Campground in Mesick fits the bill for all three. The campground is spread out over 300 wooded acres and includes 2.5 miles of shoreline along Hodenpyl Dam Pond, 3.5 miles of paved roads, 13 miles of hiking trails, and a boat launch. Recreational opportunities include fishing, sports fields, and playgrounds. There is also a pizzeria and a camp store on-site.

The sites at Northern Exposure Campground are secluded, and many have lake views. Sites may have back-in or pull-through access. All sites have water hookups, and some have 50-amp electric hookups. Campground amenities include restrooms and showers.

The Great Outdoors

The Manistee River runs for 190 miles and empties into Lake Michigan. It passes through the village of Mesick, where you will be RV camping at the Northern Exposure Campground. The river is considered easy to moderate for paddling, and it is one of the best trout fisheries east of the Rocky Mountains. The 245-foot-long Little Mac suspension bridge is a feat of engineering and a spectacular sight. Recreational activities along the river include rope swings, fishing, boating, paddling, canoeing, and exploring.

You can also take your Mesick camper rental to the Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park to experience the great outdoors and a great sense of community. This park features a quarter-mile of beach lining the shores of Grand Traverse Bay along with a beach house and a picnic area with tables and grills. Food concessions and bike, canoe, and paddleboard rentals are available. Recreational activities here include hiking, biking, fishing, metal detecting, a playground, and cross-country skiing.

The Huron-Manistee National Forest covers nearly one million acres between Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. You can explore the spectacular natural beauty when you rent a camper near the Northern Exposure Campground. One of the highlights of the forest is the only wildflower sanctuary in the National Forest system, established as a joint venture with the Federated Garden Clubs of Michigan. The Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary is home to more than 230 identified species of wildflowers. Kirtland’s warbler guided tours and programs at the Lumberman’s Monument are also offered. Recreational activities in the forest include disc golf, beaches and dunes, swimming, boating, hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, rock and mineral collecting, and winter sports such as snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. You can also enjoy a scenic drive along the North Country National Scenic Trail.

Exploring the Area

You can visit nearby Traverse City when you camp in an RV near Mesick. Traverse City is situated on Grand Traverse Bay on the shores of Lake Michigan, and it is a very popular vacation destination. Some of the highlights and hot spots here include the Dennos Museum Center, the City Opera House, the Great Lakes Children’s Museum, the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park, and the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, which is an upscale development that retains the character of its culturally and historically significant setting. Special events that take place here every year include Traverse City Beer Week, the Bellaire Winter Farmer and Artisan Market, the National Cherry Festival, and Blossom Day with the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula. Be sure to check out Traverse City Tourism and the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce for the latest in local news, happenings, and visitor information.

You can also experience Grand Rapids with your rental motorhome at the Northern Exposure Campground. Grand Rapids is the second-most populated city in Michigan, and it sits on the Grand River. It is known for its many breweries and the excellent food, live music, and other social life that surrounds them. Other highlights of this city include the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum, the Grand Rapids Public Museum, Heritage Hill, and the Downtown Market Grand Rapids. Special events that happen here include Cocktail Week GR, ArtPrize, the Michigan Bridal and Wedding Expo, and the International Wine, Beer & Food Festival. Visit Experience Grand Rapids, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, and Pure Michigan for up-to-date information on area attractions, events, and tourist information.

There is a pizzeria on the property at the RV campground, and if you want to head out to explore more of what’s available locally, you can find bar and grill fare, pizza and wings, family-friendly comfort food, and much more. If you need to refill your rig as well, there are numerous truck stops, service stations, and convenience stores with both gasoline and diesel fuel.

Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds


  • Hiking TrailLocation
  • The Manistee River Loop Trail, MIManistee Purchase Unit, MI
  • North Country Trail- Manistee River Section, MIBrethren, MI
  • Pine River Kayak, MIMesick, MI
  • Boardman River: Shumsky to Beitner, MITraverse City, MI
  • Betsie River Pathway, MIBenzonia, MI
  • White Pine Trail, MICadillac, MI
  • Cadillac Pathway, MICadillac, MI
  • Brown Bridge Quiet Area Trail, MITraverse City, MI
  • Lone Pine and Keystone Rapids Trail, MITraverse City, MI
  • Silver Creek Pathway, MITustin, MI

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