Apostle Islands Area Campground

Just a stone’s throw from the waters of Lake Superior, the Apostle Islands Area Campground is a family-friendly RV park in Bayfield. It lies at the gateway to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, which offers a wealth of recreational pursuits that include hiking, mountain biking, and boating.RV camping at the Apostle Islands Area Campground includes access to 63 wooded and open sites, with fire rings and picnic tables available at each. Water, sewer, and 30/50-amp electric connections are available, and there’s a dump station that guests are welcome to use. RVs up to 50 feet in length can be accommodated at the RV campground, with clean bathrooms and shower facilities also available.You can pick up grocery essentials and firewood at the on-site camp store and take advantage of the complimentary Wi-Fi here, with the signal also available in various areas of the campground. There’s also a laundry facility where you can catch up on your washing and recreational amenities that include a children’s playground, a basketball court, and a volleyball court.

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


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.


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

The Apostle Islands Area Campground is just 15 minutes’ drive from the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. It was heavily logged during the early 20th century before being replanted by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Maple, oak, beech, and aspen trees now blanket large areas, together with wetlands, pine savanna, and wildflower-filled meadows. There are numerous hiking trails to explore, with white-tailed deer, beavers, and river otters regularly spotted. Birdwatchers may also be rewarded with sightings of pileated woodpeckers, bald eagles, and white-winged crossbills, as well as numerous species of thrushes, sparrows, and warblers. The Chequamegon National Forest’s glacial lakes are well stocked with walleye, crappie, and northern pike while the streams are home to brown, rainbow, and brook trout.Also nearby is Copper Falls State Park, which sprawls across just over 3,000 acres along a section of the Bad River as it flows through a waterfall-filled gorge. The region was once mined for copper by Old Copper Culture Indians and early European settlers, with the park now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You can cool off with a refreshing swim in Loon Lake, which is also accessible to kayakers and canoeists, while trout fishing is possible in the Bad River and Tyler's Forks. Around 17 miles of hiking trails wind through the park, including a section of the North Country National Scenic Trail, with some accessible to cross-country skiers and snowshoeing in the winter months.The Apostle Islands Area Campground is an ideal base for exploring the 21 islands of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, which is renowned for its historic lighthouses and sandstone sea caves. There are public docking areas on many of the islands if you have your own boat or you can rent a kayak to explore at your leisure. Aside from fishing and hiking, the islands are also popular destinations for scuba diving, with some interesting rock formations and shipwrecks to explore. Among the numerous lighthouses you can visit is the Sand Island lighthouse, with boat tours run by the National Park Service during the summer months.

Exploring the City

Bayfield campers can pick up grocery supplies at one of the local supermarkets, with gas stations also available if you need to fill up your RV rental. There’s a good choice of eateries in Bayfield for when you don’t feel like cooking, ranging from casual cafes to gourmet restaurants.While you’re in Bayfield, don’t miss a visit to the Bayfield Maritime Museum, which details the nautical history of the surrounding waters. It’s only open during the summer season, with a range of fascinating artifacts and old photographs that highlight the people and events that have impacted Bayfield and the Apostle Islands. The Bayfield Heritage Association also has a handful of exhibits where you can delve into the local history, and it operates the Old City Jail, where inmates were housed between 1926 and 1942.The Apostle Islands Area Campground is around 90 minutes’ drive from Duluth, which is home to fascinating museums and family-friendly attractions. Browse the vintage locomotives on display at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum and get up close to marine species at the Great Lakes Aquarium, then stretch your legs along the Lake Walk. Duluth is also the gateway to the North Shore Scenic Drive, which offers stunning views across Lake Superior along its 141-mile length. Stop to tour the early-20th-century Glensheen Congdon Estate and admire the Split Rock Lighthouse, with plenty of charming lakeside towns to explore along the way.Whether you want to discover the museums of Duluth or get active in the Apostle Islands, book an RV rental in Bayfield 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.


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.

All drivables

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.


All other types of drivable vehicles.


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.