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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 …

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 …

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!

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

North Higgins Lake State Park, MI

202 RV rentals

North Higgins Lake State Park is just about dead center in the state of Michigan, perched between an area of lakes and forests. Just north is the small city of Grayling and a short drive south in your rental RV is the city of Houghton Lake.

When you book an RV in North Higgins Lake State Park, this beautiful area between the great lakes of Huron and Michigan is just waiting to be discovered when you are out on an outdoor adventure.

While at North Higgins Lake State Park, you can enjoy a range of activities, including fishing, boating, hiking, and swimming, while during the winter, there are ski trails for your enjoyment.

Also located at the park …

Peninsula State Park, WI

226 RV rentals

Located between Fish Creek and Ephraim and just a short drive from Green Bay, Wisconsin, Peninsula State Park forms part of a nearly eight-mile-long coastline. Full of bluffs, coastal wetlands, forests, and meadows, Peninsula is considered to be one of the most biodiverse parks in the state. Whether you like to watch the light fade at the beach, venture through mysterious forest, or chase the thrill of water sports, Peninsula State Park has something for everyone.

Established in 1910, Peninsula was Wisconsin's second state park. The park was a hot spot for summer picnics, concerts, and sporting events which locals and tourists attended in the thousands. Home to spectacular forests, 468 campsites, and a shoreline with breathtaking views of …

Point Beach State Forest, WI

289 RV rentals

Boasting six miles of shoreline on spectacular Lake Michigan, Point Beach State Forest is one of Wisconsin's favorite camping destinations. Located near Two Rivers, this 3,000-acre park is a pristine playground for outdoor enthusiasts.

As you'd expect given its waterfront location, swimming, boating, and fishing are all hugely popular pastimes in the park. But with great hiking and picnicking opportunities available, there are plenty of ways to keep yourself amused and entertained.

Best of all, Point Beach State Forest also has a large, wooded campground with a host of creature comforts, so it's the ideal place to set up camp in a rental RV. Let's take a closer look at how you can make the most of everything this …

Potawatomi State Park, WI

239 RV rentals

Should you be traveling near the tip of the Wisconsin peninsula, book an RV in Potawatomi State Park, if you are keen to see the lesser-visited side of The Badger State. Conveniently located with great accessibility to Route 42 and Route 57, Potawatomi State Park is easily reachable when you rent an RV in Wisconsin. Less than an hours drive away from Green Bay on the west coast, and no more than a 90-minute drive from Manitowoc on the east coast, this park has the perfect balance of city convenience and natural beauty.

Established in 1928, the park itself was named in honor of the tribe that first inhabited the peninsula. Originally known at the Bo-De-Wad-Me Tribe, loosely …

Rifle River Recreation Area, MI

148 RV rentals

Rifle River Recreation Area is located in Michigan and covers an area of nearly 4,500-acres, offering a wide variety of terrain and activities for visitors. The land was privately owned until 1945 when it became a field laboratory for the Department of Conservation. In 1963, Rifle River Recreation Area was acquired by the Parks Division and opened to the public.

Within the recreation area, you’ll find ten lakes and numerous streams making boating and fishing two of the most popular activities. You can easily explore the park using the 14-miles of trails either on foot, bike, or skis in the winter. With four campgrounds to choose from, it is a great area for camping with an RV.

The nearest town …