Otter Lake Campground

Those looking for a true escape into Michigan’s wilderness can rent an RV in the Upper Peninsula. Once there, travel into the wilds of Hiawatha National Forest, and there you will find the Otter Lake Campground.The campsites at Otter Lake Campground offer a choice of water and electrical hookups or just electrical connections for your RV rental. Once you are all set up, you will get to explore and experience the natural wonder of Michigan.Whether you plan to use your Upper Peninsula camping excursion to get away from daily life for a short respite or you plan to rent an RV for a trip around the region, the beauty of the Upper Peninsula comes to life at Otter Lake. You can rent a boat and explore Otter Lake, enjoy the sandy beach on the lakeshore, or head into Hiawatha for some hiking. Regardless of how you spend your time, you can come back to the comfort of your campsite at Otter Lake at the end of the day. With restroom facilities and a shower house on-site and a fire ring at every campsite, you can relax knowing that many of the necessities are covered for you at this Munising RV campground.If you want to experience a little more of what Otter Lake Campground has to offer, you can challenge your friends to a game of basketball or volleyball. Or instead, you can let the kids run wild at the lakeside playground. Or even better, you can set yourself up with a fishing pole and a good book as you take in the beauty of Otter Lake.

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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


Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.


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.


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 camping at Otter Lake Campground in Munising, you can spend some time in Hiawatha National Forest in Manistique Your temporary home in the wilderness is also a great place to explore and spend the day. Whether you want to go lake-hopping, search for the various lighthouses that are within the forest, or go exploring on the network of more than 100 miles of trails, there is plenty to enjoy. Hiawatha has shorelines on both Lake Superior and Lake Michigan, making for a unique maritime destination. Whether you plan to spend the day swimming in the cool and clear lake waters or backpack from one lakeshore to the other, the stunning beauty of Hiawatha truly encapsulates Michigan’s majesty.On the shores of Lake Superior sits the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Munising, Michigan. With unique cliffs weathered away by the constant presence of Lake Superior, dramatic waterfalls that spill into the Great Lake itself, miles of trails over the shoreline and through the forests, there is no shortage of adventure at Pictured Rocks. You can join a paddling trip along the smaller lakes; experienced paddlers can embark on a sea-kayak excursion on Lake Superior. Or instead, you can join a motorized boat tour of the scenic shorelines of Pictured Rocks. If you’d rather stay dry, there are roughly 100 miles of trails just waiting to be explored, filled with waterfalls, beaches, and various geologic formations.Those looking to enjoy something a little more secluded can head to Escanaba River State Forest near Escanaba. On the shores of Lake Michigan, near the border with Wisconsin, Escanaba River State Forest is a second-growth forest that welcomes adventurers. Not quite as frequented as some of its neighbors, you are sure to enjoy a quiet day among the pine trees of Michigan as you explore the trails of the forest. You can also enjoy fishing along the shores of the Cedar River and try your luck at catching some local trout or bass.

Explore the City

Thanks to the seemingly endless shorelines of the Great Lakes, it isn’t surprising to learn that the Great Lakes region was once filled with freight ships. You can learn more about this unique period of history at the Marquette Maritime Museum. This museum and lighthouse are only open during the warmer months, but if your travel plans align, it is a truly unique experience. You’ll learn about the perils of boating on the Great Lakes, the industries of the area that relied on these means, and about the history of the lighthouse.Lovers of science, technology, and industry should plan a visit to the Michigan Iron Industry Museum. Near the site of the Lake Superior region’s first iron forge, the museum showcases a variety of permanent and temporary exhibits to highlight the triumphs and challenges of the iron industry. Visitors are also encouraged to watch the short film that documents the life of ironworkers at the height of the iron industry.Bear lovers who book an RV in Alger County will delight in a visit to the Oswald Bear Ranch. The ranch works to protect and nurture individual black bears that have been injured, raised in illegal circumstances, or are otherwise not expected to survive in the wild. The largest bear rehabilitation in the country, Oswald Bear Ranch takes pride in caring for their black bears and getting them as healthy as possible.There are several gas stations and grocery stores within easy driving distance of the RV campground at Otter Lake. However, for a wider variety to choose from, you can head north to the nearby town of Marquette.Thanks to Michigan’s well-known snowy winters, it is sometimes easy to forget that some of the best apple crops in the country come out of the Great Lake State. Make sure you either pick up a bushel of apples or indulge in some apple pie during your stay in Michigan. These delicious fruits will be just the fuel you need to keep your hikes and explorations moving.

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All towables


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.


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.


All other types of drivable vehicles.


Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


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.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


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.


How does check-in work?


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.