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Otsego Lake Campground

Northcentral Michigan is where you can pick up an RV rental and camp at Otsego Lake State Park. This incredible state-owned and maintained park is perfectly situated, close to Mackinaw City, Traverse City, several state parks, national forest land, and the Great Lakes. Both Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are not too far from the campsites at Otsego Lake Campground, not to mention Otsego Lake, which is just a few steps away.Tents, campers, RV rentals, and large groups are welcome at Otsego Lake Campground, home to a large variety of camping spots amidst the woods. Most of the sites have picnic tables and rings for campfires. Some of the campsites are located alongside Otsego Lake, which serves as the main focal point of the park. Heated showers and modern restroom facilities are positioned in a few different spots, allowing guests easy access while camping here.While camping at Otsego Lake Campground, expect to be greeted by the sights and sounds of Mother Nature, with chirping birds, marvelous sunsets, an abundance of fish, and sandy beaches. Sit and splash on the shoreline of Otsego Lake, or go for a fishing excursion on a kayak in the middle of the water. The lake is stocked with bluegill, yellow perch, bass, muskellunge, and a variety of other fish, making it a popular destination for anglers. Playgrounds, recreation trails, and a whole lot more await you when you rent an RV near Otsego Lake Campground.



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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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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

You won’t be able to drive very far without spotting some sort of recreation area, forest, or state park in central Michigan, especially close to Otsego Lake Campground. Otsego Lake State Park plunges visitors into the great outdoors as soon as they arrive. Swimming, kayaking, boating, water skiing, hiking, stargazing, or birdwatching; there is no shortage of fun things to do while camping at Otsego Lake State Park.Hartwick Pines State Park is just down the road to the south of Otsego Lake Campground and is one of the largest state parks in Michigan. Guests enjoy hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing through the old-growth pine groves in the park, or taking a tour of the Michigan Forest Visitor Center which contains classroom space, exhibit halls, and a bookstore.If Lake Michigan is calling your name, Fisherman’s Island State Park is one of the best places to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing visit by the massive body of water. A charming campground enables you to spend a few nights by the beach, with gorgeous birch trees, rolling sand dunes, rocky shores, and small islands just off the coast. You can even walk to Fisherman’s Island at certain times throughout the day, as it is linked to the mainland using a tombolo or land bridge at low tide. Hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing are also part of the experience when you check out Fisherman’s Island State Park.Hoeft State Park is located on the other side of Michigan on Lake Huron, with many of the same features. This tiny, heavily-wooded park has pavilions on the shore, hunting areas, hiking trails, playgrounds, bicycle paths, and a lodge on-site, as well as a spectacular stretch of shoreline for beachgoers to make use of.

City Attractions

There aren’t many cities close to Otsego Lake Campground, but the town of Gaylord just a few miles north is worth checking out. This lovely county seat surprises with an eclectic mix of restaurants, cafes, shops, and resorts where guests may ski, snowboard, or golf depending on the time of year. The Otsego County Historical Museum is an excellent place to learn about all things Otsego County. Fascinating objects and antiques adorn the halls of this intimate museum space, maintained by knowledgeable guides.Nature lovers can see the Call of the Wild Museum and learn about animals. Doubling as a gift shop, this interesting space has animal displays, photo opportunities, dioramas, informative plaques, and a massive collection of souvenirs. The museum even sells delicious treats like homemade fudge.Other towns near Otsego Lake State Park can be quite entertaining, too, like Boyne Falls to the northwest. Farmers' markets, ski mountains, and one of the state’s largest indoor water parks are found in Boyne Falls, so there are definitely a few good reasons to go there right off the bat. The waterpark in Boyne Falls is popular with youngsters, with large wave pools, lazy rivers, splash pads, a surfing simulator, and winding slides. There is no limit to the fun you can have when you book an RV in Otsego County.


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Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

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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.

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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.