Traverse City Campground

When you are looking to book an RV in Grand Traverse County, you’ll need a place to make your home base, and the Traverse City State Park Campground is an excellent choice. The park itself is a scenic oasis in an urban setting. It offers excellent recreational opportunities and facilities. Concessions are available.Campsites at the Traverse City Campground offer electric-only hookups, picnic tables, and fire rings. Drinking water is available. Campground amenities include restrooms and showers, a dump station, and WiFi. The campground is family-friendly and pet-friendly.

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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


Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the host a request to book.


Delivery or Pickup

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

Let us help

Most hosts have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.


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 host in the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

There is plenty to do, see, and play right at the Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park, where you will be RV camping at the Traverse City State Park Campground. The park covers 47 acres and features a quarter-mile of the Grand Traverse Bay beach. The park offers a swimming area, a beach house, a picnic area with tables and grills, a playground, and a two-mile multi-use trail. Canoe, paddleboard, and bike rentals are available. Food concessions are also available. Other recreational activities here include fishing, hiking, biking, and metal detecting.The Huron-Manistee National Forests are also easily accessible with your RV rental near the Traverse City State Park Campground. These forests lie between Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, and they cover nearly one million acres. It also has the only wildflower sanctuary in the National Forest Service system. Over 230 species of wildflowers live in the Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary. The forests are also home to the Karner blue butterfly and Kirtland’s warbler. The Lumberman's Monument Visitor Center features exhibits, displays, and other amenities for visitors. Recreational activities in the forests include beaches and swimming, hiking, biking, hunting and fishing, picnicking, water sports, rock and mineral collecting, disc golf, and winter sports such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.Visiting the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a very special way to experience the great outdoors when you are Traverse City State Park Campground camping near here. The lakeshore features miles of beach, inland lakes, 450-foot bluffs, forests, and an island lighthouse. The Philip A. Hart Visitor Center offers exhibits, displays, educational resources, and gifts and souvenirs. The Glen Haven General Store looks much as it did in the 1920s and features general store merchandise, maritime-related items, and much more. Recreational activities here include swimming, scuba diving, climbing, hiking, biking, fishing, boating and canoeing, tubing, skiing, and snowshoeing. Guided tours and a self-guided geology auto tour are available.

Exploring the Area

Traverse City is one of Michigan’s favorite resort towns and tourist destinations. You’ll have lots to enjoy when you rent a camper near Traverse City State Park. Some of the top attractions include the Dennos Museum Center, the Victorian City Opera House, the Traverse Area Recreation Trail, and the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park. There is also excellent retail therapy, dining, nightlife, spa and salon care, and other amenities that are expected in a vacation destination. Special events that take place here include the National Cherry Festival, Traverse City Restaurant Week, Traverse City Beer Week, and Blossom Day with the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula. Make sure to visit Traverse City Tourism and the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce for the latest in local news, happenings, and visitor information.You can also head over to Grand Rapids with your Traverse City camper rental. In Grand Rapids, you will find plenty to do, see, and eat. Some things that you won’t want to miss include the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park with its tropical conservatory, the John Ball Zoo and Aquarium, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Downtown Market Grand Rapids, and Heritage Hill. Community events that take place here every year include ArtPrize, Fifth Third Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens, Cocktail Week GR, Cider Week GR, the Grand Rapids Food Trail, and the Grand Rapids Music Trail. Guided and self-guided tours to appeal to any taste or niche are available. Check out the Grand Rapids Convention and Visitors Bureau and Pure Michigan for up-to-date information on area attractions, events, promotions, and tourist guides.When you leave the RV campground to explore the local area, you’ll find a wide range of restaurants, as you might expect in a popular tourist destination. Your choices range from fast-casual to fine dining and include comfort food, ethnic eateries, bar and grill fare, and barbecue. You’ll probably also need to refill your rig while you’re here, and you can find either gasoline or diesel fuel easily at any of the area truck stops, convenience stores, or service stations.

Headed off-the-grid? Make sure you have a portable RV generator and know how to use it. Outdoorsy community member Mike Jackson shows you how.
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Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


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.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


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.


How does check-in work?


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.