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If you’re looking for a convenient place to camp in an RV near Petoskey, then Petoskey KOA is a fantastic option. On State Highway 31 between the charming cities of Charlevoix and Mackinaw City, Petoskey KOA is just minutes away from sand dunes, state parks, and recreational areas. This 30-acre RV park is family-friendly and provides 160 RV sites, some of which are wheelchair accessible, for vehicles of up to 90 feet in length. There is Wi-Fi available on-site and most RV sites are equipped with full-hookups, up to 50 amp service, and cable TV. Or, you can book a site with electric/water-only hookups.For the little campers, Petoskey KOA’s staff organize fun activities throughout the summer season, such as scavenger hunts, crafts workshops, and a painting school. There’s also a swimming pool and outdoor hot tub which are open from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekend, a kids' playground, and sports courts. On those warm summer evening, guests can make use of the fire pit and picnic areas. You can choose to eat at the KOA café, prepare your meal in the communal Kamp Kitchen, or purchase propane for your RV from the camp store.Petoskey KOA hasn’t forgotten about your four-legged friends either. Pets are permitted on site, and the campground features a dog park.



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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

If you’d like to begin your vacation with a nearby excursion, then you can take your rental RV to Petoskey State Park; it’s just minutes away when your camping at Petoskey KOA. The small 300-acre park is located on the northern edge of Little Traverse Bay. Here you can search for Petoskey stones on a sandy swimming beach or discover the highlights of the park using the network of hiking and cycling trails. There are trails connecting Petoskey State Park to the neighboring natural sites such as Bear River Valley Recreation Area and Bayfront Park in the city of Petoskey.Take your Petoskey camper rental farther northeast, and you’ll soon arrive at the tranquil banks of Mullett Lake in Aloha State Park. This state park is well set up with a day use area, boat launch, and two swimming beaches. There are kayaks, paddle boards, and many kinds of non-motorized boats available to rent within the park. For those who prefer to stay on dry land, Aloha State Park offers access to a number of hiking and biking routes, the most famous of which is the 71-mile Northeastern State Trail. This mostly gravel path is open to hikers and cyclists as well as snowmobiles and cross-country skiers. It follows the route of the former Detroit Mackinac Railroad visiting small lakes, rural villages, farmland, and forests along the way.Another place you can visit when you’re RV camping at Petoskey KOA is Cheboygan State Park in northeast Michigan. The park occupies 1,200 acres of cedar swampland, forests, and beaches alongside the banks of Lake Huron. Here you can paddle a kayak over two shipwrecks or enjoy swimming in the calm waters of Duncan Bay, the parks day use area is set up with a swimming beach and picnic areas. Or, you can discover the surrounding lands by hiking or skiing on well-marked trails. From May to October, Cheboygan State Park is a popular spot for viewing wildflowers, but you can see wildlife throughout the year using the park's designated observation areas in the Great Lakes habitat.If you’re looking for something unique while traveling with RV rentals in Emmet County, Michigan, you can take your campervan rental for a scenic drive through the Tunnel of Trees. Considered one of Michigan’s most beautiful routes, the Tunnel of Trees follows Michigan Highway 119 along the shore of Lake Michigan from Cross Village to Highway Springs. The narrow 20-mile stretch of road is framed by dense forests which were once the home of Ottawa Indians. The Tunnel of Trees scenic driving route is accessible all year round, but its colors are most spectacular during the fall.

Explore the Area

Aside from countless natural sights to discover, Emmet County also has many city attractions and historical sites to uncover. So, don’t forget to schedule a day in downtown Petoskey while you rent a motorhome near Petoskey KOA.Art lovers can make a visit to the Crooked Tree Arts Center in the center of downtown Petoskey. Open since 1971, the Crooked Tree Arts Center hosts an eclectic selection of modern arts. Inside the center, there are a theater, dance studio, and four art galleries as well as classrooms and a culinary arts kitchen. Here you can watch a range of performances and temporary exhibitions, but the center also puts on regular craft fairs and workshops.If you’d like to learn about some of the region’s history, make a visit to Little Traverse Historical Museum, also located in Petoskey city center. The museum showcases a number of artifacts and exhibitions dedicated to the heritage of Little Traverse Bay Area. More than just a museum, this venue is an integral part of the community. There are organized kids’ programs, social events, and art fairs. Plus, visitors are invited to join a guided walking tour of the museum and grounds.Whether you’re an art or nature lover, a history buff, or you’re looking for a fun-filled family vacation, renting an RV near Petoskey is sure to give you many happy memories to take home with you.


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Find the perfect RV for Petoskey KOA

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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.