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Port Crescent Campground

On the tip of the thumb on Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, Port Crescent Campground gives campers a wonderful place to relax, get away, and soak up the sun on the shores of Lake Huron. This quiet area of Michigan has a few small villages and towns, but a few hours of driving is needed if you camp at Port Crescent Campground and want to visit Lansing or Detroit, the nearest major cities.If you are looking for good reasons to stay at this lovely, state-run campground in Michigan, you’ll find quite a few. You can choose from one of over 140 peaceful campsites when you stay at Port Crescent Campground, and if you are lucky, you might snag a spot close to the beaches that line Lake Huron. For those without recreational vehicles, there are cabins available as well as tent camping sites too. There is nothing quite like waking up to a sunny beach at your doorstep or falling asleep to gentle lake breezes.While camping at Port Crescent Campground, you'll be in the midst of Port Crescent State Park. This stunning park features breathtaking views, magnificent sunsets and sunrises, white sand beaches, peaceful swimming areas, and dark night skies. This ADA-accessible, pet-friendly park is the perfect place to camp in an RV when you feel like getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life for a while.



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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

Michigan is teeming with state parks, national forests, and recreation areas. A staggering number of these parks can be found on the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron since the state is surrounded by three of the Great Lakes. Port Crescent State Park is just outside your RV campsite, easy to explore. Here you can enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, beachcombing, hiking, and stargazing. Sleeper State Park is a few minutes' drive down the road, occupying the same stretch of beach that Port Crescent State Park does. This pleasant state park has beautiful hiking trails, dreamy beaches, bike paths, picnic areas, and great swimming spots.Bay City State Park is found in Bay City, not too far away from your campsite at Port Crescent Campground. This charming recreation area occupies space alongside the Saginaw Bay, an offshoot of Lake Huron. Visitors adore the beaches and fishing areas of this urban park, and birdwatching, kayaking, canoeing, hunting, swimming, and fishing are also part of the fun when you spend time at Bay City State Park.Huron National Forest is one of many national forests nearby, home to half a million acres of lush forests and incredible ecosystems. You can do some camping at small campgrounds scattered throughout the forest, or take a multi-day trip up to the jewel of Michigan, Isle Royale National Park. This mesmerizing island park is so remote that only 25,000 people see it every year. Take a boat to this incredible natural area by the Canadian border and see some forest critters in their natural habitats.

City Attractions

The “thumb” of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan is largely uninhabited, aside from a few sleepy villages, so city sightseeing here will be unique. Port Crescent State Park was once home to a fishing village but now lies in ruin as a small ghost town. A quick drive to Bay City in your campervan rental is always an option if you feel the urge to explore a city and see some historical sites. The Central Avenue Historic District is loaded with Victorian homes, so take a stroll through the area to observe the brightly painted historic mansions built over a century ago.The Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum is a wonderful place for military historians and boat enthusiasts to tour, considering it is a living piece of history. This decommissioned ship dubbed the “Grey Ghost of the Vietnam Coast” was a vital naval destroyer during several conflicts in American history. The USS Edson DD-946 is taken care of by volunteers, some of whom once served on the ship. Take a tour with these naval veterans and climb through tight spaces on this fascinating piece of military history.If you can’t get enough of Bay City’s history, take a closer look at the Historical Museum of Bay County. Each floor of the building is dedicated to a different facet of Bay City’s history, from the lumber and maritime industries to the Native America tribes and pioneers who called the area home. When you book an RV in Huron County, you’ll have plenty of things to see and do.


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Find the perfect RV for Port Crescent 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.