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Just 15 minutes' drive south of the Cherry Capital of the World, Traverse City KOA is a fantastic base for your motorhome vacation. When you’re camping at Traverse City KOA, you’ll be right in the heart of the northwestern lower peninsula of Michigan. Beaches and state parks are just a stone's throw away, and there are plenty of modern city amenities nearby. This RV park is easy to reach too. Traverse City KOA is located in Buckley, alongside Highway 37, connecting it directly to Traverse City as well as Highways 55 and 10. It’s also just a short drive from coastal Highway 31 and Highway 131 to Grand Rapids.Traverse City KOA provides pull-through and back-in campsites with full hookups, 20/30/50 amps, or electric/water-only hookups for vehicles of up to 90 feet in length. The campground is equipped with Wi-Fi and cable TV connections. For convenience, guests can purchase propane and firewood on-site or make use of the campground's picnic areas and laundry facilities.Want to know what’s available for kids and families at Traverse City KOA camping? There’s certainly a lot of fun activities to choose from. The campground has a swimming pool, mini-golf course, ball courts, and giant versions of your favorite board games. There’s a playground for the kids and another for your four-legged friend. Plus, the campground's staff regularly organize arts and crafts workshops. You can even meet other campers through social activities and movie nights.



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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

You can start your vacation by taking your RV rental to one of Michigan’s oldest state parks. Since 1917, Interlocken State Park has been a hotspot for outdoor sports and recreational activities. Inside the park, visitors can take a picnic to a day use area or swim from the beach. Green Lake and Duck Lake offer boating opportunities, and there are kayak rentals and three boat ramps for electric-motorized vessels. Geocaching is a popular activity at Interlocken State Park, and there are numerous caches for you and your friends or family to find among the trees and plants. If you're interested in wildlife, then you might want to visit with your Buckley camper rental during the summer season when the park operates educational nature programs for adults and children.Another excellent place for wildlife lovers to take Traverse City campers is Leelanau State Park. It’s located on the Leelanau Peninsula at the very tip of the little finger. Here the most patient visitors can spot a wide variety of native and migratory bird species. The 1,300-acre state park also provides overland adventures throughout the year. The park is set up with a scenic picnic area as well as an 8.5-mile trail system which is perfect for both hiking and cross-country skiing.One of the best things about RV camping at Traverse City KOA is that Huron-Manistee National Forests are just a short drive south. Covering nearly 100,000 acres of land on the northern-lower Michigan peninsula, the forests are a natural haven for over 400 bird species and over 200 other wildlife species. There are designated areas for viewing wildlife speckled throughout the forests, or you can take your campervan rental for a scenic drive through Kirtland's warbler habitat. The forests also host a rich variety of native flora. Walking around Loda Lake, visitors can see over 238 species of plants in the designated wildflower sanctuary.Aside from enjoying the flora and fauna, Huron-Manistee National Forests are brimming with physical challenges. The national forests offer hiking and biking trails which range from less than one mile to 128 miles. There are also nearly 200 miles of trails for horseback riding, the longest of which is the 85-mile Shore to Shore Trail. On the water, you can spend a tranquil afternoon in a non-motorized boat or paddling a kayak on the many lakes and rivers. If these activities don’t get the adrenaline pumping, then consider taking an ATV for a drive on one of the six ATV trails. You'll have countless outdoor opportunities when you rent an RV near Traverse City KOA in Michigan.

Explore the Area

When you book an RV in Traverse City, MI, you’ll have plenty of city attractions to visit after exploring the great outdoors. This vibrant city is known for its beaches and nightlife, but Downtown Traverse City also offers visitors a range of fine dining and local eating experiences. Speckled between historical buildings and tree-lined streets are a number of small-town stores, art galleries, and independent cafes. During the summer season, you can pick up fresh produce at one of Traverse City’s farm markets or head to the city mall for retail shopping.If you’re traveling with children, then Great Lakes Children’s Museum should certainly be on your itinerary. This interactive museum was designed for children one to eight years old. The museum is filled with hands-on educational exhibitions which encourage curiosity. Plus, from Labor Day to Memorial Day, the museum organizes fun daily activities such as interactive reading groups, craft workshops, and social playgroups.Anyone interested in music and art should make a visit to the City Opera House in Traverse City. The iconic red-brick building which hosts the opera house dates back to 1891 and was one of the first buildings in the city to boast electric lights. Today the restored theater still hosts performances throughout the year. It’s not just opera either; here you can see anything from educational children’s entertainment and musical theater to live radio broadcasts and presentations by prominent writers.If you’re looking for a unique experience, you can take your friends and family to the drive-in theater on Honor Highway for a 1950's-style movie night. Movies here rated at PG-13 or under and an evening at this open-air theater is something that you are guaranteed to remember for years after your vacation with an RV rental near Traverse City KOA.


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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.

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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.