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 sights of interest in Michigan, such as the Tunnel of Trees, Henry Ford's Greenfield Village, and Michigan's Adventure, the state's largest amusement park. 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.
There are many different types of motorhomes that are classified for certain characteristics. Class A RVs are the largest RVs available. They are usually luxuriously appointed with lots of amenities, but they can also be simply furnished. They are all large and roomy, though, with multiple sleeping areas and spacious kitchens and bathrooms. Class C RVs are smaller in size but still have a good bit of room inside. They often have a sleeping area in the front and another in the rear, with a separate bath area.
Campervans are vans that are also campers. These Class B vehicles are easily parked and driven, and they are very convenient for trips. A towable trailer can be of varying size, and the largest type of trailer is called a fifth wheel because the front section rides over part of the truck bed. Pop-up campers are the smallest campers and are folded campers that can be "popped up" when needed. A pop-up camper rental in Michigan is great for small groups and shorter trips.
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.
There is no better way to experience the natural beauty of a state than by staying at a national park. Isle Royale National Park is located on an island in Lake Superior and is only accessible by boat, and ferries are available. Once on the island, there are lighthouses to see, tons of wildlife and charming walking trails. The park is open year around, with average highs in the 70s in the summer and lows in the single digits in winter, so dress accordingly.
At some point in your trip, it may be necessary to store your rented RV for a short time. There are many RV storage facilities in Michigan, and you can store your RV securely in a fenced lot with a keyed entry. Some facilities have surveillance cameras for additional security. The following are a few of your options for storage facilities in Michigan:
• Sunset RV Storage & Service in Livonia located off the I-96
• Bay City Boat & RV Storage offers seven different types of storage
• Macomb RV Storage offers 650 spots, 24 hours access, and affordable rates
• DC Storage & RV Services in Hudsonville offers customized storage solutions
There are dump stations in many locations across the state of Michigan. Some of these dump stations available include the following:
• County Fairgrounds in Alpena
• A & S RV Center in Auburn Hills
• The city park behind Settlers Food Store SR-28 and US-45 in Bruce Crossing
• J.W. Wells State Park in Cedar River
• The Detroit wastewater treatment plant at 9300 W Jefferson
• North Park campground on Lakeshore Rd in Harbor Beach
Michigan's Great Lakes are the perfect backdrop to any Fourth of July celebration, and planning where to go for Independence Day is easy with the RVshare planner. Bayshore Park in Munising by the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore offers a spectacular firework show over Lake Michigan. Fort Mackinac hosts an American Picnic with BBQ ribs, corn on the cob, baked beans, and many other fitting foods.
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 metropoles, from Chicago to Detroit. The organizers also set up shuttle services to facilitate arrivals from further afield, including an option from New York City. But even if you’re coming from further afield, this midwestern music festival is an amazing addition to your summer travel plans.
There are four professional sports teams in Michigan: the Detroit Pistons basketball team, the Detroit Lions Football team, the Detroit Tigers baseball team, and the Detroit Red Wings ice hockey team. Catching any of these games in Detroit can be a fun part of any RV trip!
The University of Michigan Wolverines offer exciting collegiate games in various fields of sport all year. Watching a college game is always a good time for the entire family.
There are also many walking tours available throughout the city. There are plenty of museums in Michigan too like the Motown Museum and the Detroit Institute of Arts.
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 athe RedBud National!
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 are considering a rental from RVshare, then you will need to be 25 years of age to be approved.
Just like any vehicle that you rent, with camper rentals in Michigan, you are going to need to have insurance that will cover the vehicle in the event that there is an accident. If you do not have insurance that you can use for the rental, then take a look at our insurance page for more information about your options.
When you rent an RV, it’s a good practice to bring the RV back with a full tank. At the same time, not all owners require it, so be sure to communicate with the RV owner before you rent so that you understand his or her refueling requirements.
One-way RV rentals in Michigan are available, but it is not always an option with every RV owner. It's important to ask the renter if a one-way rental is an option prior to renting your vehicle.