Michigan is home to four of the five Great Lakes: Huron, Erie, Michigan, and Superior. Just visiting these is enough to keep you occupied for many days, but there are also many other things to do in the state! Renting an RV is one of the best ways to visit all the places you want to see in Michigan, and finding an RV rental in Michigan on RVshare is an easy process.
First, you’ll want to determine the type of motorhome you wish to rent in Michigan. Class A motorhomes are the largest (and generally the most expensive!). You can rent a Class A RV in Michigan for about $225 a night. You can also get a discount the longer you rent, so renting for a week brings your cost down to $204 a night, and renting for a month costs about $165 a night.
Class C campers offer more room, but are still on the smaller side. You can rent a Class C camper for about $225 a night, although you can find them for much more! This works out to $200 per night for a week, and $167 a night if you rent for a month.
There is a lot to see in Michigan! From exploring the Great Lakes to visiting Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village, to spending a day at Michigan’s Adventure - the state’s largest amusement park - there’s something for everyone to do.
There is no better way to experience the natural beauty of a state than by staying at a national park. Isle Royale National Park, on an island in Lake Superior, is only accessible by boat, and ferries are available for visitors to access the park. Once on the island, there are lighthouses to see, tons of wildlife and charming walking trails. The park is open year-round, with average highs in the 70s in the summer and lows in the single digits in winter, so dress accordingly.
The state is also home to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, River Raisin National Battlefield Park, and Keweenaw National Historical Park.
Deciding which campgrounds you want to visit for daytime fun or overnight stays is an important part of your planning. There are many great campgrounds in Michigan that offer varying types of amenities. Harbortown RV Resort is located on Lake Erie and is close to attractions like the Henry Ford Museum and the River Raisin Battlefield. There are 250 RV sites, and visitors will enjoy pool parties, themed activities on the weekends, and fun celebrations. There is an arcade, an ice cream shop, mini-golf, go-karts, and a heated pool.
The Covert/South Haven KOA is an award-winning KOA that is close to many popular regions such as South Haven, Holland, and St. Joseph. Like most KOAs, the Covert/South Haven KOA has a ton of things to do for all ages. There are hayrides, pancake breakfasts, blueberry picking, rock climbing, and many other activities. This KOA is near the Michigan Maritime Museum, the Chocolate Garden, and Van Buren State Park. Lake Michigan is only a few minutes away.
You can find more places to camp by using our guide “Top 10 Campgrounds and RV Parks in Michigan.”
You truly can't go wrong RVing along Lake Michigan. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore has 100 miles of trails, lots of beaches, and tall sandstone cliffs. In the spring, enjoy the wildflowers. In the fall, see the beautiful autumn colors.
For a change of pace from nature, check out Michigan's Adventure amusement park and water park. This huge theme park is 250 acres and is located in Muskegon County. There are more than 50 rides, seven of which are roller coasters. Beach Party is especially fun with water slides, net bridges, buckets of water, spray guns, and more.
For four raucous days, Electric Forest transforms the Michigan countryside into a wonderland of art, music, and more. Festival-goers will enjoy live performances by the hottest musicians who represent a vast swath of genres, but with the electronic focus suggested by the event’s name. Electric Forest is as much about the atmosphere as the entertainment, referring to its visitors as the “Forest Family.” Tucked into the otherwise small town of Rothbury, this festival is a short drive away from a variety of midwestern metro areas, from Chicago to Detroit. The organizers also set up shuttle services to facilitate arrivals from further afield, including an option from New York City.
Motocross is an event that can be enjoyed by everyone! The noise...the speed...the dirt - watching in real life the scenes you used to create with toys in your childhood is always a thrill. And since you’ll be spending the day outdoors, you get to enjoy some fresh air, beautiful scenery, and (hopefully!) warm sun also. Not a bad way to spend a vacation at the RedBud National!
Detroit is also home to several professional sports teams including the Detroit Lions football team which plays at Ford Field, and the Detroit Tigers baseball team.
There are dump stations in many locations across the state of Michigan. Some of these dump stations available include the County Fairgrounds in Alpena, the A&S RV Center in Auburn Hills, and the Detroit wastewater treatment plant at 9300 W. Jefferson. Many campgrounds in the state also offer hookups or dump stations.
There are four main interstates that cross Michigan: I-69, I-75, I-94, and I-96. I-75 and I-69 run north and south. I-94 and I-96 run east to west.
If you want to fly to the area, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is the largest airport in the state and it’s easy to travel from there to Detroit or Ann Arbor. Gerald R. Ford International Airport is 20 minutes from Grand Rapids. Detroit Willow Run Airport is closest to University of Michigan, and Detroit Metro Airport is near two major highways. Finally, if you’re headed to the beautiful Mackinac Island, you can book a flight straight there instead of taking a ferry for a truly unique experience.