State Parks near Mount Pleasant, MI

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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!

Holly Recreation Area, MI

520 RV rentals

Holly Recreation Area is located in Oakland County, Michigan close to the city of Flint and a little north of Pontiac and Detroit. When you book an RV in Oakland County, you have the perfect base to explore the rolling hills, woodlands, and lakes of central Michigan.

This almost 8,000-acre area offers camping and various activities including hiking and water-based sports, while during the winter, snow-based activities are available. Within the recreation area, you’ll also find a number of lakes for boating, canoeing, and kayaking. It’s a great area for camping with an RV, and there is plenty to see and do for the whole family.

Splitting the recreation area in half is I-75. To the west of …

Holly State Recreation Area, MI

532 RV rentals

Holly State Recreation Area lies in eastern Michigan, close to the towns and cities of Pontiac, Flint, and Fenton. The area covers a vast landscape of nearly 8,000 acres, encompassing swathes of picturesque rolling woodlands and open fields. Interspersed between these rolling landscapes are a handful of freshwater lakes, offering fantastic places for lakeside recreation such as fishing and boating. The larger Heron Lake and McGinnis Lake are particularly known for their abundance of game fish. Along with these natural features, Holly State Recreation Area includes an 18-hole disc golf course and a network of mountain bike trails.

This long list of outdoor and lakeside recreation makes Holly State Recreation Area the ideal place to take an …

Interlochen State Park, MI

171 RV rentals

Discover more than 180 acres of crystalline lakes, sandy beaches, and virgin white pine forests at Interlochen State Park. As the first officially recognized state park in Michigan, Interlochen holds a special place in the hearts of locals. Venture further afield and you can discover towering sand dunes, boutique wineries, and bountiful orchards of northwest Michigan. The region is also famous as America’s Summer Golf Capital, which makes it a great place to book a tee time.

With so much to see and do in the area, renting an RV in Grand Traverse County is the best way to explore this corner of the Great Lake State. Start your adventure in Traverse City, or use cities like Grand Rapids or …

Ionia State Recreation Area, MI

694 RV rentals

Ionia State Recreation Area lies in central Michigan, between the towns and cities of Ionia, Grand Rapids, and Lansing. As it is equidistant from all these main Michigan cities, Ionia State Recreation Area is frequented by campers from all over the area. This 4,500-acre recreation area hugs the shoreline of Sessions Lake, providing an array of angling and boating delights for visitors. The rest of the Ionia State Recreation Area is a pleasant mixture of rolling foothills, idyllic brooks, picturesque woodlands, and open green meadows.

The variation in surrounding land provides endless outdoor recreation possibilities for campers, making the ideal place to take an RV rental. Navigating your way to Ionia State Recreation Area with a rental …

Island Lake Recreation Area, MI

550 RV rentals

You don't need to venture too far from Detroit to find this recreational hotspot in Michigan. Island Lake Recreation Area sits along Interstate Route 96, not far from its intersection with Highway 23. The nearest town of Brighton provides an easy gateway to this idyllic, 4,000-acre park with its many miles of hiking trails, picturesque swimming beach, excellent fishing opportunities, and, during the winter, adventurous skiing trails.

Besides its vast open meadows and patches of dense forest, Island Lake Recreation Area is surrounded by several smaller lakes. These lakes, along with the Huron River that meanders through the grounds, are the park's main features. So, when you rent a camper in Island Lake Recreation Area, there's no doubt that your …

Ludington State Park, MI

387 RV rentals

Nestled between Lake Michigan and Hamlin Lake is one of Michigan's most popular recreation destinations. Ludington State Park sprawls over 5,300 acres of shoreline, lush green space, wetlands, and forests. This beautiful park offers a mix of historic attractions and fun activities, making it a prime place for outdoor adventurers and history buffs alike.

Whether you're looking to do a little lakeside lounging, explore the park's diverse terrain on foot, or test out that new rod and reel, Ludington State Park has you covered. Camping at Ludington State Park is cozy and convenient, with three campgrounds fully equipped with all the comforts of home. Book an RV in Mason County and start planning the itinerary for your getaway at Ludington …

Maybury State Park, MI

504 RV rentals

With gently rolling terrain, Maybury State Park makes a welcome addition to the Michigan state park system. The park covers 1000 acres of open meadow, with fields of wildflower, and mature forest, creating a wonderful environment to explore. It is easily reachable from the nearby towns of Novi, Livonia, and Canton.

Maybury State Park aims to give visitors, and those that rent an RV in Wayne County, the opportunity to get involved in a range of outdoor recreational activities that otherwise may not have been able to. It offers pond fishing, many miles of hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and equestrian trails and beautiful places to picnic. There is also a working farm within the park that is open …

Mitchell State Park, MI

354 RV rentals

Camping at Mitchell State Park is a great way to unwind and visit with friends and family. Located in Cadillac, Michigan, the 334-acre park sits between Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac. The canal that runs through Mitchell State Park was created to connect the two lakes. Plan a trip to this popular tourist spot and book an RV in Wexford County to spend some time surrounded by nature.

While visiting Mitchell State Park, take a few short road trips in your rental RV. Reed City is only a 30-minute drive to the south of the park where you can stock up on supplies for your camping trip. Drive about two hours south of the park and you can visit …

Muskegon State Park, MI

447 RV rentals

Muskegon State Park is a tranquil 1,200-acre tract nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan to the east and Lake Muskegon to the west. Conveniently situated smack in between Chicago and Detroit, this park is the perfect destination or stopover on your cross-country road trip.

Fortunately, you won’t need to drive to the Windy or Motor Cities for fun activities and urban attractions. The city of Muskegon is a hot spot for adventurers keen to explore the greatest of the Great Lakes. Muskegon County also boasts heaps of cultural attractions, historic sites, three state parks, and more than 25 miles of sandy beaches. Book an RV in Muskegon County so you can stay awhile and experience the endless activities …