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Located on the remote Upper Michigan Peninsula, Tahquamenon Falls State Park is a must-visit for anyone hoping to get off the beaten track with their RV rental. Although somewhat out-of-the-way, the park shares Highway 123 with the larger town of Paradise, and is a quick drive down I-75 from Mackinaw City, on the main peninsula.

The parks unusual name originates from the Native American community that once lived in the area. According to them, the world ‘Tahquamenon’ describes the tea-colored waters that are so characteristic of the area. This natural phenomenon occurs in a select number of locations across the world and is a result of tannin leeching from the cedar trees into the river, giving the waters a much darker appearance.

The beauty of the Tahquamenon Falls State Park is in its rawness; stretching across 50,000 acres, much of this woodland has been left untouched. Search for an RV in Chippewa County today to experience the serenity of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Getting Outdoors

As one of Michigan’s largest state parks, there is plenty to see and do in the vast Tahquamenon Falls State Park. No matter what time of year you happen to be camping with an RV here there are plenty of activities all year round. Visit during spring and summer for the best hiking and canoeing opportunities, or during winter for cross country skiing and snowmobiling.

The Tahquamenon Falls themselves are made up of two different sections, the Upper and Lower Falls, both which offer different recreational opportunities. The Upper Falls are undoubtedly the most popular spot in the park. Spanning nearly 200 feet in width and with a drop of nearly 50 feet, this magnificent waterfall churns over 50,000 gallons of water every second! It truly is a magnificent site. Due to the fierce nature of the waterfall, no swimming or boating activities are allowed in this area. Instead, consider taking one of the many hiking trails that offer views of the falls from different angles. The most direct path starts from the visitor’s center, winds through the dense forest, descends 94 steps into the valley and arrives at a stunning viewing platform.

Head around four miles downstream, and you will find Lower Falls, a series of five smaller falls that cascade around an island. The falls here flow much more gently, making it a much safer location to rent a kayak or play in the shallow waters. For those who enjoy an adventure, why not spend the day kayaking the 17-miles from the Lower Falls to the beautiful Lake Superior.

If you are short for time, consider doing the North Country Trail, a four-mile long path that connects both falls. Passing through old-growth forest, huge cedar trees, and past vibrant wildflowers during spring, this is one of the most scenic trails in the park. Conveniently, there is a shuttle bus that operates during high season that picks hikers up at the end, to save the four-mile trek back. Whilst on the trail keep a look out for some of the incredible wildlife in the area. Moose and white-tailed deer are often seen wandering through the park, whilst bald eagles nest high in the trees.

Camping at Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Camping at Tahquamenon State Park is suitable for any type of traveler, thanks to the wide range of campgrounds available in the park. For those hoping to set up camp with their Paradise camper rental close to the lower falls, you can choose between two modern campgrounds. Both campgrounds have around 90 pitches, all equipped with electrical hook-ups, a fire ring, and a picnic table. Although there are no water hookup facilities, both campgrounds have modern washroom facilities with hot showers and flushing toilets.

Alternatively, base yourself at the Rivermouth, which offers campers a choice of modern and rustic campgrounds. All of the sites are suitable for motorhome camping. However, only the modern campground offers electrical hookups. Consider setting up camp at the Rivermouth if you prefer a slightly more secluded spot to really immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings. This is also an ideal stopover for any keen fishers with a rental RV here. Based at the confluence of the Tahquamenon River and White Fish Bay, there is a varied and healthy population of fish here.

Exploring the Area

Although the upper Michigan peninsula is all about the great outdoors, it is worth heading to Whitefish point during your visit to check out some of the alternative attractions in the area.

Rent an RV near Tahquamenon Falls State Park from May to October to visit the Great Lakes Ship Wreck Museum. This museum is incredibly popular and brings over 75,000 people to this remote corner in Michigan every single year. Housing artifacts collected from shipwrecks that occurred on the Great Lakes, there is an incredible array of unique pieces here, including a collection from the well-known Edmund Fitzgerald. Entrance to the museum includes a tour of the surrounding historic buildings and is well worth taking advantage of.

Whilst in the area, take time to climb the 56 steps to the top of Whitefish Point Light Tower. Offering unparalleled views over Lake Superior and Michigan’s upper peninsula, this is an unmissable attraction. This historic monument was built in 1856 and has been a life-saving beacon ever since, making it the oldest operating lighthouse on Lake Superior. Sat at the end of an infamous 80-mile coastline that stretches to Munising, this lighthouse has seen many a tragic shipwreck.

Another top attraction in the vicinity is the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, one of the best places in Michigan to witness migrating birds. Firstly, the observatory’s location is ideal. Jutting out into Lake Superior, Whitefish Point acts as a natural migration corridor for the birds. Secondly, the area’s unique ecosystem, with wooded dunes and valleys, provides the perfect environment for the birds to rest. These conditions have allowed s staggering 350 different species to be recorded in the area!

RV Rentals in Tahquamenon Falls State Park, MI

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There are many popular rentals in Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Outdoorsy's Tahquamenon Falls State Park RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

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What's around Tahquamenon Falls State Park, MI


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Recommendations for Tahquamenon Falls State Park, MI from Outdoorsy Owners


Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Nice campground with full hookups. Very close to the falls.

Jun 6, 2019
Oswald Bear Ranch

There are bears galore behind fencing. You can even pet and feed a bear cub! Call ahead to see if they allow pets to walk the grounds with you.

Jun 4, 2019
Whitefish Point Lighthouse

Stunning historic lighthouse off of Lake Superior and overlooking Whitefish Bay.

Jun 4, 2019
Tahquamenon Falls State Park

There is a variety of campsites within Tahquamenon Falls State Park but I highly recommend the Rivermouth Pines. Our site #120 was right on the Tahquamenon River. You are surrounded by beauty.

Jun 4, 2019
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

Pet-friendly. Features historic shipwreck gallery, store, lighthouse keepers quarters, USCG surfboat house, among other historic buildings. Fantastic Lake Superior views!

Jun 4, 2019
Whitefish Point

Whitefish Point Lighthouse, a must see when in northern Michigan

Historic
Sep 2, 2017
Tahquamenon Falls State Park

A great place for hiking, boat trip, sight seeing and all around family fun

Hiking
Apr 11, 2017