5 of the Best Michigan RV Parks

Your guide to the best RV parks and campgrounds in Michigan

Tahquamenon State Park
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Michigan, The Great Lake State, is one of the most beautiful, populous, and adventurous states to explore in the entire United States. Whether you’re visiting the bustling capital of Detroit or diving into one of the Great Lakes, you’re sure to find something for everyone no matter what corner of the state you visit. Michigan is a large state, and there’s so much to do, finding the right place to park your RV and relax when you’re not exploring is key to a great trip.

Let’s look at five of the best RV parks to stay at during your travels to Michigan. Kick back, relax, and park your rig in a central location within the state for your next trip to the region.

5 of the Best RV Parks in Michigan

Harbortown RV Resort: Monroe

Southeast Michigan has a lot to offer RVers, and Harbortown RV Resort is your prime starting spot for this exploration. Harbortown RV Resort will have you all squared away on amenities and facilities. This park hosts sites with full utility hookups along with cable TV and Wi-Fi access. The showers, bathrooms, and laundry facilities are clean and modern for your comfort. Harbortown also contains a camp store for your convenience.

You don’t have to leave the park to find fun as Harbortown houses a swimming pool, batting cages, mini-golf, arcade, and even their own go-kart track. You don’t need to leave the park, but you should for all the recreational opportunities in the Monroe area. You have history with the Henry Ford Museum and the River Raisin Battlefield. You’re also right on the Lake Erie Coast, so there is plenty of fishing and on-water opportunities. You’re also right around the corner from Sterling State Park, and for some big city fun, Detroit is less than an hour away.

Little River Casino Resort: Manistee

If you’re looking for some adult fun and are a bit tired of the wilderness, it’s time to visit the Little River Casino Resort. You get the most out of your RV space with full utility hookups, cable TV and Wi-Fi access. The restrooms, showers, and facilities pulled 10s across the board from Good Sam RV Club, so you know they’re in tip-top shape. The RV camp also has a dog run, laundry facilities, outdoor gathering areas and staying at the park gives you access to the pool’s sauna, pool and fitness center facilities.

For entertainment, you have all the fun of a world-class Little River Casino. This includes slots, table games, fine dining, and live entertainment. Visit Little River Casino’s event pages to find an event that will be a hit for you. If you find you need to get away for a bit, Manistee also offers some relaxing attractions such as fishing, boating, golf, and vineyard tours.

Poncho’s Pond RV Park: Ludington

Poncho’s Pond RV Park is a great campsite for all the fun and views of camping on Lake Michigan. They can accommodate the biggest of rigs so no worries about size. Every site comes with full utility hookups as well as Wi-Fi access. There are also plenty of facilities to pair with the spacious sites. There are spacious and clean shower and laundry facilities to take care of your dirty business. There are grill areas and group pavilions throughout the park.

For fun at the park, there are several pools, a private fishing pond, dog run, 1700 square foot fitness center and even golf cart rentals to navigate through the large park. The local area is also ready to explore as Ludington is nestled on the shore of Lake Michigan and Ludington State Park, providing boating, water skiing, and fishing opportunities. You can also explore historic White Pine Village to see what life was like 100 years ago. Make sure to check out Big Sable Point Lighthouse.

Mackinaw City/Mackinaw Island KOA: Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City/Mackinaw Island KOA is a perfect landing spot to experience the great outdoors of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. You get the amenities and facilities you know and love from KOA such as full utility hookups, cable TV and Wi-Fi access. Showers, restrooms, and laundry facilities are open 24/7, so you can always clean up. This KOA also houses a camp store, propane fill-up, game room, playground, pool, and even a tour shuttle.

Mackinac Island has consistently rated the number one tourist city in Michigan, so you know there’s plenty of fun to be had, and they don’t even allow vehicles. For history buffs, you can explore historic Fort Mackinac, the village of Colonial Mackinac or Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park. For the adventurous, the local area offers plenty of fishing, kayaking, hiking, and biking. Wilderness State Park, a few miles west of the campground is one of the most highly rated Michigan State Parks, and a can’t miss for anglers looking to land giant carp.

Tahquamenon State Park: Paradise

There is so much to see and do at Tahquamenon State Park, Michigan’s second largest state park. There are many different campsites scattered throughout the park’s boundaries; you want to make sure you get one with electrical hookups such as Tahquamenon Lower Falls or Tahquamenon River Mouth. There are dump stations, water taps, group pavilions, grill areas, playgrounds, and a small concession area.

Tahquamenon was built for those seeking some great outdoor adventure on nearly 50,000 acres of rustic Michigan landscape. There are several miles of trails where you can explore the forest and falls by foot and bikes in the summer, skis, and snowmobiles in the winter. There are plenty of birds and wildlife to spot for the amateur ornithologist and kayaking and white water rafting for those seeking high adventure. Tahquamenon also has plenty of fishing for the anglers out there.