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South Manistique Lake Campground

On the shores of South Manistique Lake, the South Manistique Lake Campground is a quiet base for exploring the natural destinations of northern Michigan. It lies on the doorstep of the Seney National Wildlife Refuge and the Hiawatha National Forest, as well as the city of Sault Ste. Marie, which straddles Michigan and Ontario.RV camping at the South Manistique Lake Campground includes access to 29 sites that are available for either tents or small trailers. RVs up to 40 feet in length can pull into the campground, with vault toilets and potable water available from the on-site hand pump.The campground enjoys direct access to South Manistique Lake, which is renowned for its muskie, smallmouth bass, and walleye fishing. It’s also home to a 1.5-mile-long spit of glacial gravel known as Long Point that’s the legacy of an Ice Age glacier, which projects along the lake’s western shore.



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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

Camp in an RV near Germfask and make the short drive northeast to the Tahquamenon Falls State Park, which is home to one of the largest waterfalls in the eastern United States. Sprawling across more than 46,000 acres, the park encompasses not only the Tahquamenon River and its spectacular falls but also a section of the long-distance North Country Trail for Germfask campers wanting a challenging hike. Photograph the golden-brown color of the falls, which results from tannins in the nearby cedar swamps, with rowboats and canoes available for rent to access the lower falls.Camping at the South Manistique Lake Campground is also a good base for visiting the Seney National Wildlife Refuge, which encompasses vast tracts of wetlands and pine forests to the northwest. It’s renowned for the landmark Strangmoor Bog, considered the best surviving example of sub-arctic patterned bog in the country and sculpted by wind and water into parallel strips. The Seney National Wildlife Refuge also provides vital habitat for river otters, moose, and black bears, together with more than 200 bird species that include trumpeter swans, sandhill cranes, and Canada geese.Just over an hour’s drive west of the South Manistique Lake Campground is the Hiawatha National Forest, which encompasses almost 900,000 acres and over 100 miles of shoreline along Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. Historic lighthouses dot the shores, including the Point Iroquois Light and its museum, while a section of the 4,600-mile North Country Trail extends through the forest. Numerous wilderness areas are encompassed within the forest, as are five national Wild and Scenic rivers that include the Indian River and the Sturgeon River. While exploring the woods, keep your eyes peeled for moose, beavers, and river otters, together with sandhill cranes, golden eagles, and hawks.

Exploring the City

The South Manistique Lake Campground is a 20-minute drive from Germfask, where you’ll find a supermarket for stocking up on groceries and a gas station if you need to fill up your motorhome rental. Alternatively, you can make the 90-minute drive to Sault Ste. Marie, where you’ll find a more extensive choice of services and plenty of restaurants if you want to dine out.While you’re visiting Sault Ste. Marie, take time to visit the River of History Museum, which preserves the cultural heritage of the St Marys River system. It details its formation by glaciers, its Native American history, and its use by French fur traders, with a self-monitored audio presentation guiding visitors through the exhibits. A short walk away is the Tower of History, where you can enjoy sweeping views across the city, including the Soo Locks and the waters of Lake Superior. Designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1966, the Soo Locks were first opened in 1855 to allow ships to travel between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes.Across the St Marys River in Canadian Sault St. Marie is the Art Gallery of Algoma, where works by regional and international artists are displayed, as well as the Sault Ste. Marie Museum, which occupies an old post office building. Stroll along the 19th-century canal that’s lined with historic red sandstone buildings or admire the collection of vintage aircraft on display at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre. Adjacent lies the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site, where two stone homes from the 19th century are preserved, with a modern Heritage Discovery Centre where you can delve into the local history.Whether you want to enjoy the recreational pursuits of South Manistique Lake or explore the museums of Sault Ste. Marie, book an RV in Mackinac County and start planning your next vacation.


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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.

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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.