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Resting on the shores of Lake Michigan, Wilderness State Park got its name from its deeply forested terrain. Wilderness State Park is not too far from St. Ignace and Carp Lake. Located in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula in Northwest Michigan, this state park is about five miles southwest of Mackinaw City, making it a great choice to enjoy other outdoor opportunities. Those with an RV, cyclists, campers, and equestrians can spend their RV vacation exploring this 10,512-acre park.

Among the state park, many recreational activities are available in the form of water sports for the whole family to enjoy. Thanks to Lake Michigan’s 26 miles of shorelines visitors can enjoy fishing, swimming, and kayaking. If you would rather go exploring on dry land, there are many recreational trails crisscrossing the park. Book an RV rental in Emmet County to enjoy this interesting destination dotted with Meadows, ponds, forested dunes, and wetlands.

Getting Outdoors

Hiking is one of the greatest ways to enjoy Wilderness State Park's great outdoors. Sixteen miles of trails are waiting to be explored when you take your motorhome rental to Wilderness State Park. There is an additional 14 miles of trails comprising part of North Country Trail. Start your day by sampling the six trails meandering through the park. Whether you are into water views, forests or wetlands you can pick one the best trails in the park including Wilderness-Sturgeon Bay Trail, Wilderness–Swamp Line and Wilderness-Red Pines. Along the trails, visitors are greeted by bears, beavers, and bobcats. Birders should also enjoy this place, as the rare piping plover are often spotted in the park. Most of the trails servicing the park are suitable for biking, hiking, and skiing. There is a dedicated geocaching trail. Remember to park pack mosquito repellent and bug spray in your travel trailer.

If you love hunting plan your RV camping at Wilderness State Park around the hunting season. Both the hunting of wild birds and small mammals is allowed. For those interested in bird hunting, they can try their luck on ducks, goose, and waterfowl along the shorelines. Amidst parks coniferous forest and mature hardwood forest hunters can get plenty of deer, beavers, and squirrels.

Bring your swimming costumes and get ready to enjoy the lake waters. During those hot summer months, you can cool off at the swimming area. Not interested in swimming head to the nearby sandy beach. Choose to relax as you read your favorite book or just listen to the calming breeze.

Camping at Wilderness State Park

Have you been looking for a fun-family-oriented campground to enjoy your RV vacation? Then bring your motorhome rental to Wilderness State Park and enjoy the year-round natural beauty of this facility. This park offers fun and relaxation for campers. There are 259 campsites spread in Lake Shore and the Pines Campgrounds. The outer loop sites have more privacy compared with inner loop sites, which are close to each other and are ideal for groups or larger families. Also, the Pines Campground is newer and has larger sites that are more wide open. So if you plan on bringing a large trailer rental, the pines campground is the most ideal. The largest campsites can accommodate a trailer of up to 50 feet.

To enhance your RV camping stay at Wilderness State Park, enjoy one of the campsites equipped with full hookups. Other amenities found in the park include a dump station, fire pits, and showers. The camping season is open from March to December. Pets are welcome here so load up Meggie and bring her along.

Exploring the Area

After you enjoy all the activities that motorhome camping at Wilderness State Park has to offer make your way to the Mackinac Bridge. Dubbed the "Big Mac," this is one of the world’s most beautiful and longest suspension bridges. Connecting Michigan’s Lower and Upper Peninsulas the bridge offers visitors awesome views of the area. For those who want to experience the bridge from below ferry ride tours are available. Interested in the history of the Mackinac Bridge? Then head over to Mackinac Bridge Museum eight miles away. Here you will find artifacts such as tools used in bridge construction.

The nearby 550-acre Headlands International Dark Sky Park offers wildlife viewing opportunities. Among the park notable wildlife are bears, deer, and eagles. Approximately 16 miles from Wilderness State Park lies Mackinac Island State Park in Mackinac Island. Endowed with beautiful rock formation, bluffs, historical monuments visitors can explore the island by biking, horseback riding, or hiking.

Straits State Park, about 14 miles away offers a wide range of outdoor activities including swimming, hiking, and picnicking. After exploring the Mackinaw City attractions consider visiting other state parks close to Petoskey and enjoy recreational activities in a natural setting.

RV Rentals in Wilderness State Park, MI

Wilderness State Park, MI is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Wilderness State Park. Outdoorsy's Wilderness 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!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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What's around Wilderness State Park, MI


Check out local hikes, campgrounds, parks and more!

Popular Nearby Trails

Hiking Trail Location
Red Pine Trail Wilderness State Park, MI
Wilderness State Park Trails Wilderness State Park, MI
O'Neal Lake Wilderness State Park, MI
Mount Nebo and Big Stone Creek Trails Wilderness State Park, MI
Saint Ignace Trout Lake Trail Mackinaw City, MI
St. Ignace Sand Dunes Cross Country Ski Trails Wilderness State Park, MI
Circling Mackinac Island Mackinac Island, MI
Mackinac Island State Park Trails Mackinac Island, MI
Colonial Point/Chaboiganing Nature Preserves Trail Alanson, MI
North Country Trail: Kipp Road to Van Road Alanson, MI

Popular Nearby Campgrounds

Campground Location
Mackinaw City / Mackinac Island KOA Emmet County, MI
Lakeshore RV Park Campground Mackinac County, MI
St. Ignace / Mackinac Island KOA Mackinac County, MI
Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping Campground Cheboygan County, MI
Straits Campground Mackinac County, MI
Tiki RV Park & Campground Mackinac County, MI
Little Brevort Lake-North Campground Mackinac County, MI
Petoskey KOA Emmet County, MI
Petoskey Campground Emmet County, MI
Magnus Park Campground Emmet County, MI

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Recommendations for Wilderness State Park, MI from Outdoorsy Owners


Straits State Park

This state park was clean, the park employees were friendly and the campsites were large.

Jul 30, 2019
Mystery Spot

Fun, unusual attraction for adults and kids alike! This spot will keep you guessing. Also has zip lines, mini-golf, maze, souvenir shop, restrooms and picnic benches.

Jun 4, 2019
Mackinac Island

Island accessible by ferry only. No cars on island. Bikes, horses and feet are your transportation. Beautiful harbor and excellent food! Step back into old times!

Dog-friendly Hiking Fishing Kid-friendly Historic Sightseeing Overnight Day trip
Sep 8, 2017
Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping

Family owned campground on the shores of Lake Michigan with views of Mackinaw Bridge. Lots of sites and beautiful grounds.

Dog-friendly Game Room Bike Rental Snack Bar Glamping Social Scene Ocean View Swimming Pool Wi-Fi Hookups Onsite Laundry Family Friendly Most Beautiful Scenic
Sep 8, 2017
Saint Ignace

Don't forget about the kiddos...take time to go to the Mystery Spot. Fun for all ages!!!

Historic Sightseeing Day trip
Sep 2, 2017
Mackinac Island

Visiting this historic island is a Bucket List to do. Go back in time to a place that one can only dream about.

Sep 2, 2017
Wilderness State Park

This is a great newly remodeled park with full hookup right on Lake Michigan.

Jun 28, 2017
Mackinaw City

Great campgrounds and many family activities, and of course a trip to Mackinaw Island is always an adventure

Scenic
Apr 11, 2017