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Northern Nights Family Campground

The Northern Nights Family Campground is located in Roscommon, MI, which is in the north-central portion of the state. The nearest larger town is Houghton Lake, found around 20 miles to the southwest. The nearest larger city is also the state's capital, Lansing, at almost 150 miles to the south.This area is quite rural and is also in a more forested portion of the state, so shaded campsites are easy to come by at this campground. Bathrooms, showers, and picnic facilities are available for guests. There are also some full-hookup sites offered. The park can also accommodate stays that are both lengthy and short in duration.Camping with an RV in this region will make it easy for you to access all the interesting destinations available nearby. These include a nature trail on-site at the camp. There are also several lakes nearby and a lot of forestlands, all of which offer many opportunities to engage in recreational activities. There are several gas stations and grocery stores easily available within just a few miles of the RV park. Locally-owned restaurants dot the nearby area as well. These mean that a stay at this family-friendly campground in northern Michigan should make it easy to find any services you may be seeking.



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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

When RV camping at Northern Nights Family Campground, you will be surrounded by so many opportunities to engage in outdoor recreational activities. The local forestland offers many of these. Snowmobiling is an activity that is regularly enjoyed here during the winter. Scenic drives, picnic spots, and prime photography locations are easily available as well. These are also prime areas to see vibrant leaf colors in the fall.There are several lakes nearby that offer fun activities of their own. Houghton and Higgins Lakes are two of these. Many different water-based sports can be enjoyed at these locations, such as boating, fishing, and swimming. Paddle a canoe, kayak, or paddleboard along the shores of these bodies of water. These slower sports will allow you to observe the various flora and fauna that surround you. Ice fishing is an option during the winter, as well.There are all kinds of trails close to the Northern Nights Family Campground. These can be enjoyed throughout the year from hiking, biking, or horseback riding in the summer to winter sports, such as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, when the snow flies. The Tisdale Triangle Pathway is one of these trails. It offers scenic views of the surrounding countryside and is a good place to spot local wildlife. There is also the Mason Tract Pathway. It meanders along a nearby river, providing scenic views of the surrounding area.

Exploring the Area

When you book an RV in Roscommon County, you will find activities everywhere that the whole family can enjoy. The Civilian Conservation Corps Museum is in Roscommon. Several fire towers and buildings from the time the Corps were in full swing have been restored, and are able to be toured. The museum features the history of the Corps. There is also a short nature trail where some of the projects that were completed by this group can be viewed. Camping with an RV at Northern Nights Family Campground makes for a great base camp to access all the fun attractions available nearby.The Michigan Fireman's Memorial is also in Roscommon. This park is dedicated to the memory of firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty in the state. At certain times throughout the year, live demonstrations are held so that the public can see the methods that firefighters use in their work every day.There are many fun things to do around the local region. The Roscommon Zoo showcases many animal exhibits, some of the species that are not native to North America. Some of the animals are available to be pet and fed, as well. The Wellington Farm is in Grayling, around 15 miles from Northern Nights Family Campground. This is a living history museum that shows what life would have been like for people living in this area during the Great Depression. A blacksmith shop and mill are among the buildings that have been restored and are available for touring. Special events are held here throughout the year as well, such as evening lantern tours during the Christmas season.If you've been looking for a quiet place where you can relax and enjoy scenic views of the local forest, consider a campsite at Northern Nights Family Campground. Catch a fish on a nearby lake, learn about local history from a museum, or visit a living history farm. Check out a campervan rental in this part of the state and enjoy exploring northern Michigan!


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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.