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RV travelers looking for a beautiful waterfront campground in northern Michigan should consider stopping at Onaway Campground. This RV park is perfect for an escape to nature, as it is located at Onaway State Park, which provides some relaxing hiking trails and recreation amenities. The campground is situated at the edge of Black Lake, meaning you'll have plenty of chances to fish, swim, boat, and much more. If you'd rather stay around your campsite at Onaway Campground, there's much to do too, with a playground and outdoor games such as horseshoes for travelers to enjoy. Pets are welcome, so make sure to bring your pooch along on your RV rental vacation.Camping at Onaway State Park is a simple and relaxing experience. The campground has roughly 80 dirt sites up for grabs, each of which offers electric hookups that support 30 amp service. All campsites have back-in access. The campground also has some basic home comforts, including showers and restrooms.When you book an RV in Presque Isle County, you'll be isolated in the stunning Michigan wilderness. With three different national forests and several state parks within driving distance, you'll have plenty of countryside to explore during your stay. Onaway Campground is also only a short drive from Lake Huron, one of the Great Lakes. As well as all this wilderness, campers will be close to cities too. Onaway is a small city, but it makes a good base. If you want to branch out, Traverse City and Cheboygan are within driving distance and offer some well-known attractions.



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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

While renting an RV near Onaway, you'll no doubt want to explore Onawa State Park. This park consists of cobblestone beaches and forests overlooking Black Lake. The park also features large rocky cliffs, which are ideal for avid hikers, and these rocky areas provide beautiful vistas of the surrounding region. If you'd rather a stroll through the woods, there is a three-mile interpretive nature trail where you learn more about the park. The lake is ideal for watersports, including swimming, fishing, and kayaking. If you're looking to see more of the area, you can travel east to the stunning Ocqueoc Falls, the largest waterfall in the region.Another gorgeous lakeside state park worth visiting is Aloha State Park. The park is a popular location for watersports thanks to the large Mullett Lake. This lake has two sandy swimming beaches, which are perfect for topping up your tan or taking a swim, and there are also boat launches for easy access to the water. If you're looking for a hike, at the northern end of the park is the North Eastern State Trail, a network of trails that connects to nearby cities, including Mackinaw City. If you're looking for something a bit different, you can try your hand at metal detecting, or even play a game of softball with the family.Lake Huron is also worth visiting with your Onaway campervan rental. Hoeft State Park is a popular place and consists of over 300 acres of dense woodlands overlooking this Great Lake. A mile-long sandy beach is perfect for taking a dip, and visitors can watch local shipping traffic go by, which makes for an interesting backdrop. There are four and a half miles of trails to explore, which lead through wooded areas and past a limestone mine. During the winter, these trails are groomed for skiing and snowshoeing.

Exploring the City

If you're looking to soak up some of northern Michigan's culture, you should plan a trip to Traverse City, the biggest town in the region. Here you'll find many great attractions, including The Dennos Museum. This museum is connected to the Northwestern Michigan College and contains over 2,500 pieces of fine art in its collection. Most of this art is related to Inuit people with a diverse range of art, including sculptures, paintings, and textiles. There is also local and international art on display. The museum also holds concerts if you're looking to catch a show.Another popular attraction in Traverse City is the Great Lakes Children's Museum. This museum is ideal for keeping your kids entertained, and there is a ton of interactive exhibits relating to the Great Lakes. Some of these exhibits include in the inner workings of a periscope, what it's like to operate a lighthouse, and much more.If you're visiting Traverse City during the summer, you should plan a trip to The Botanical Gardens at Historic Barns Park. This 25-acre park is full of local and exotic flora, beautifully displayed for perfect picture opportunities. Visitors can take a guided tour of the park and learn more about the plants on display, ad there's even a visitor center with exhibits on the park's history.


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Find the perfect RV for Onaway Campground

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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.