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Silver Lake Campground

Silver Lake Campground in Mears, Michigan is surrounded by inspiring scenery and charm. This fun-filled vacation destination is in Silver Lake State Park and has everything you need; and, it's not far from Muskegon or Grand Rapids should you want to head into the city. Perhaps the best reasons to rent an RV near Silver Lake Campground are the nearby shores of Lake Michigan, which draw millions of travelers to visit each year.The campsites at Silver Lake State Park are scattered throughout a heavily wooded area, providing peace and privacy to park guests. Each site is equipped with electrical hookups for your RV rental, although water and sewer connections are not available. Clean showers and restrooms can be found in a few different spots around the park.The real fun begins when you venture beyond your campsite, though. Enjoy short walks to the beaches of either Silver Lake or over the dunes to Lake Michigan. Swimming or fishing in either lake is permitted, while hiking, biking, and a variety of wintertime activities like snowshoeing or cross-country skiing are possibilities too when you're camping at Silver 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.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

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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

Parks and recreation areas are not hard to come by while renting an RV in Michigan, but they are especially abundant in the area around Silver Lake Campground. When you book an RV in Oceana County, you can start your explorations at Silver Lake State Park. Aside from serene camping experiences by the water, guests can enjoy a variety of activities, like boating, fishing, hunting, picnicking, and even off-roading on the massive sand dunes between Silver Lake and Lake Michigan. Breathtaking views from the dunes and a spectacular old lighthouse make it more than worth it to stay put and explore the park before you head to other sites.Mears State Park also has a bevy of fantastic reasons to visit. Carrie Mears, the daughter of lumber baron Charles Mears, donated the land used to establish both Mears State Park and Silver Lake State Park. Mears State Park has some stellar views of Lake Michigan, along with ample space to go hiking, boating, or camping in your Mears RV rental. Ludington State Park is 45 minutes' drive north of Silver Lake Campground. It encompasses thousands of acres of lakefront, with large sand dunes, evergreen forests, a dam, a river, and some of Michigan’s most incredible beaches. A historic lighthouse overlooks Lake Michigan, offering tours to visitors, along with a gift shop, a beach cafe, changing rooms, lockers, and a pavilion by the beach. More than 20 miles of trails and four distinct campgrounds make Ludington State Park the place to be once summertime arrives.The closest federally maintained land is Manistee National Forest, a vast collection of land lumped together north of Ludington and Mears. Over half a million acres covering rolling hills, glacial lakes, sand dunes, lakeshores, and mountains comprise this impressive wilderness area, with hundreds of miles of dirt roads and nature trails, along with camping areas too. Hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, birdwatching, boating, and many other activities can be enjoyed at Manistee National Forest.

City Attractions

There are plenty of options for sightseeing when you book a motorhome rental near Mears, especially in places such as Grand Rapids or Muskegon. But smaller towns nearby allow you to entertain yourself without having to drive too far. Pentwater is a lovely town just a short drive north of the RV park, with cozy cafes, trendy restaurants, some vineyards and wineries, and some historical places. The Pentwater Historical Society Museum does a fantastic job illustrating both the town and country's past, with passionate volunteers running tours daily. Housed in an old church, there are artifacts, old photographs, and other historical treasures adorning the walls of the museum.Ludington also has some engaging places to see, like the Sandcastles Children’s Museum. This learning center has a potent combination of learning displays and exhibits, coupled with fun play areas. Lifelike model vehicles, hands-on exhibits, and a music studio are available for children to explore.The Port of Ludington Museum is a brilliant place focusing on the important maritime industry of Ludington and other lakeside towns like it. Captivating galleries displaying old artifacts and equipment used by sailors on the Great Lakes are what you can expect to see when you head to this stunning piece of history by the lake. There are plenty of other towns nearby offering their own attractions, and a whole bunch of lighthouses placed strategically on the shoreline, too.


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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.