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Algonac State Park, MI

550 RV rentals

Set on the banks of the St. Clair River, Algonac State Park combines a serene waterside setting with easy access to urban amenities. The park occupies 1,450 acres and is made up of lush lakeplain prairies and sun-dappled oak savannas. Two modern campgrounds offer a unique chance to sleep on the banks of the St. Clair River and stay a spell in this picturesque corner of the Great Lake State.

Planning a getaway to the Midwest? RV rentals in St. Clair County make it easy to camp at Algonac State Park and explore the famous Blue Water Area of eastern Michigan. Gear up for characterful lakeside towns, historic lighthouses, bountiful farmers' markets, and emerald green golf courses. You're also an …

Aloha State Park, MI

91 RV rentals

Tucked away on the northeast shores of Mullett Lake and approximately six miles to the south of Cheboygan lies Aloha State Park, a popular camping destination in Cheboygan County, Michigan. Sitting smack at the center of the Inland Lakes Waterways, go ahead and search for an RV in Cheboygan County and experience what makes the vast great outdoors between Lake Huron and Lake Michigan a camper’s paradise.

Located within proximity to a vast majority of Michigan’s major attractions, Aloha State Park is a great place to base your Cheboygan RV rental when exploring the Straits of Mackinaw and beyond. Don’t let the 107 acres of this park fool you as this state park is packed to the brim with fun …

Bald Mountain Recreation Area, MI

489 RV rentals

Around 15,000 years ago, the last Great Glacier scraped and gouged the soft Michigan soil, flattening the land in some areas while scooping out dirt or forming towering hills in others. Bald Mountain is one such formation. Huge boulders piled upon a large hill make up the mountain. Bald Mountain Recreation Area was officially established in the early 1930s, and the Civilian Conservation Corps, which operated under President Roosevelt’s New Deal program, blazed trails, created a beach, and laid down roads. The beach was voted the “Best of Detroit” in Detroit Monthly in 2017.

The closest town with a variety of resources and amenities is Rochester. Rochester, in addition to delicious restaurants and a vibrant shopping scene, has a …

Bay City State Park, MI

441 RV rentals

There are many wonderful state parks in Michigan, as the state is well known for its large expanses of forests, a multitude of lakes, and access to many of the Great Lakes. When you book an RV in Bay County, you’ll have easy access to Bay City State Park. If you imagine the shape of Michigan to be a hand or glove, as many Michigan residents do, then this state park is located between the thumb and pointer finger.

Bay City State Park rests on Saginaw Bay, which eventually connects to Lake Huron. Near to the state park is Bay City, after which the state park is named. Also within easy driving distance are larger cities like Midland …

Beaver Lake County Park, MI

0 RV rentals

On the northernmost tip of Michigan, in the town of Lachine, rests Beaver Lake County Park. Aptly named, Beaver Lake County Park is located on the shores of Beaver Lake, just 30 minutes from Atlanta, an hour east of Gaylord, and a stone’s throw from Alpena. The landscape consists of green, rolling hills and mature trees. The lush environment and lake provide a great habitat for wildlife to thrive.

Consider Beaver Lake County Park as a destination on your RV camping trip to the Great Lakes Region. Book an RV in Alpena County and see what the Midwest has in store for you.

Bewabic State Park, MI

30 RV rentals

Set on the shores of Fortune Lake, Bewabic State Park lures sunseekers with a sandy beach, scenic trails, and waterfront picnic sites. The park occupies more than 315 acres and offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty of the Great Lakes State. Meticulously preserved Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) structures dot the park, adding extra allure for history buffs.

Planning a getaway to Michigan? Book an RV in Iron County and you can camp at Bewabic State Park and enjoy the freedom to explore Michigan's Upper Peninsula at your own pace. With a home on wheels, you can also venture further afield to visit Isle Royale National Park, as well as iconic National Lakeshores like Sleeping Bear Dunes and …

Brighton Recreation Area, MI

647 RV rentals

Nestled in the southeast part of Livingston County, MI, about eight miles from Howell and less than three miles from Brighton is where you will find Brighton State Recreational Area. Sitting 50 miles north of Detroit, search for an RV in Livingston County, and have the experience to remember in the 4947 acres of great outdoors between Pinckney Recreation Area and Island Lake Recreation Area.

Located within proximity to one of Michigan’s larger cities, Brighton State Recreational Area is a great place where you can base your Livingston RV rental while exploring the Mount Brighton Ski Area and Whitmore Lake. Do not assume you will get bored in the vast park as it is laden with fun activities …

Brimley State Park, MI

42 RV rentals

Sunbathing on the sandy beaches of Whitefish Bay, swimming in its warm waters, hiking through the dense forest, and hunting: this is just a fraction of what Brimley State Park has in store for its visitors. This 151-acre state park is also one of the state's oldest recreation areas, dating back to 1923. Today, the park still draws in tourists from all over the country throughout the whole year.

One of the centerpieces of Brimley State Park is undoubtedly Whitefish Bay, which represents the eastern part of Lake Superior. The place is ideal for swimming, exploring on a boat or fishing. If that's not enough, you can always do some hiking and explore the park's wonders up close and personal, …

Burt Lake State Park, MI

92 RV rentals

Tucked away at the heart of the inland waterway in Indian River is where you will find the enthralling Burt Lake State Park. Sitting on the southern shores of Burt Lake, this state park sits smack dab at the meeting point of Sturgeon River and the lake. While the park is situated in a peaceful and silent area, the towns of Wolverine and Cheboygan are just a short drive away. Search for an RV in Cheboygan County and explore the region’s best highlights in the comfort of your home away from home.

Covering 406 acres just across the road from the expansive Gaylord State Forest Area, there is no doubt that this area is a hotbed of outdoor activities. Fishing, …

Cheboygan State Park, MI

86 RV rentals

This park is located near the far, northern tip of this mitten-shaped state. As the park's name would suggest, the small town of Cheboygan, MI lies near the park's borders. The tourist town of Mackinaw City sits about 20 miles to the northwest, while the state's capital, Lansing, is over 200 miles to the south.

The park is comprised mostly of forestland, and sits on the southern shores, of the northeastern portion of Lake Huron, one of the five Great Lakes. The Straits of Mackinac, where Lake Huron meets Lake Michigan, are just to the northwest of town. Numerous activities are available at this site, including camping, hiking, winter and water sports.

Fayette Historic State Park, MI

69 RV rentals

Located in the northern portion of Michigan near the state’s border with Wisconsin and Canada lies Fayette Historic State Park. This state park overlooks Big Bay De Noc and covers over 711 acres. The land was once used as an iron-smelting operation, and artifacts from this time can still be seen today, such as furnaces and kilns. This state park also contains Spider Cave, an archaeological site filled with pictographs.

Fayette Historic State Park is situated near towns and cities such as Garden and Manistique. While the area has mild temperatures, winters can be very snowy and frigid, so if visiting during this time, don't forget to bundle up!

Fort Custer Recreation Area, MI

575 RV rentals

Fort Custer Recreation Area is located in southern Detroit, directly between the towns and cities of Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, and Delton. Covering an area of over three-thousand acres, Fort Custer Recreation Area was once used by the US military as an induction training center. Now the park offers a varied and idyllic natural landscape of lakes, dry-mesic southern forests, and the majestic banks of the Kalamazoo River. Visitors to the Fort Custer Recreation Area can indulge in top-class river and lake fishing, hiking through miles of woodland trails, and nature watching of all kinds.

This plethora of recreational activities makes Fort Custer Recreation Area the ideal place to take an RV rental in southern Michigan. Accessing the …

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, MI

23 RV rentals

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park has a very unique location, situated on a narrow peninsula of land in Michigan, surrounded by the vast waters of Lake Superior and Lake Fanny Hooe. The park got its name from the historic fort, which sits within its grounds. It tells the story of life on the northern frontier during the mid-1800s. It became a stage park in 1923 when extensive development work and restoration began to take place.

The beauty of the area surrounding Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, the plethora of things to do and see and its historical significance make it one of the most popular state parks in Michigan. Many people chose to rent an RV in Keweenaw County because …

Harrisville State Park, MI

88 RV rentals

Harrisville State Park is on the eastern side of the state of Michigan, on the shoreline of Lake Huron. It’s a beautiful area with forests and lakes all around and would make a great location to book an RV in Alcona County.

The small town of Harrisville is on the edge of the park, to the north is the city of Alpena and to the south Tawas City. Alcona County is sparsely populated with mostly small towns, but this makes it a great base to rent an RV and explore the quiet roads.

The park was established in 1921 and offers exceptional bird-watching opportunities on the shores of Lake Huron. The lake is popular for boating, particularly kayaking …

Hartwick Pines State Park, MI

127 RV rentals

Set on the rolling hills looking on to the pristine AuSable River, the Hartwick Pines State Park is frozen in time as it is home to one of the last virgin forests in the United States. Located close to Waters Gaylord and Kalkaska, it is the perfect place to camp in an RV near Grayling if you’re in a quest to go back in time to the old Michigan before rampant logging completely changed the landscape of Northern Michigan. Tucked just over an hour away from Traverse City, the almost 10000-acre park holds approximately 50 acres of untouched white pines, some of the state’s last majestic old-growth forests. To explore more about the park, search for an RV …

Highland Recreation Area, MI

517 RV rentals

Highland Recreation Area is located in southeastern Michigan, close the towns and cities of Pontiac, Warren, and Brighton. Covering a vast area of nearly six-thousand acres, Highland Recreation Area encompasses everything likable about the great outdoors in Michigan. From its numerous lakes to fish and boat along to the endless woodlands and foothills to hike and spot nature, Highland Recreation Area has it all. The recreation area even boasts its very own National Natural Landmark in the form of Haven Hill. This area includes every one of southern Michigan's principal forest types within one small area.

With its outstanding natural beauty and recreational opportunities, Highland Recreation Area is the ideal place to take an RV rental in …

Hoeft State Park, MI

73 RV rentals

Situated in the lower peninsula of Michigan and only five miles north of Rogers City, Hoeft State Park is a great getaway destination. This heavily wooded park also boasts a mile of shoreline along Lake Huron. Camping at Hoeft State Park is an excellent way to unwind, so book an RV in Presque Isle County and head to Hoeft State Park this weekend.

Alpena is located about 45 minutes to the south of Hoeft State Park along the shore of Lake Huron. The bustling town of Indian River is on the other side of the Lower Peninsula near Burt Lake, less than an hour west of the park. Reserve your rental motorhome and campsite early and plan a fantastic …

Holland State Park, MI

555 RV rentals

Spending time on the shores of a pristine lake makes for a relaxing vacation. Many state park RV campgrounds are situated near bodies of water, but Holland State Park in Holland, Michigan has two lakeshores to enjoy. Book an RV in Ottawa County and head over to Holland State Park for some fun on land and in the water.

Kalamazoo is a little over an hour from the park and offers a variety of shopping and restaurants. Rent a camper near Holland State Park and visit Saugatuck, under a half-hour drive south. However, you may not be able to pull yourself away from the beaches in Holland State Park long enough to explore the cities nearby!

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