Best Locations in Michigan for Summer RV Camping

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If you’re looking for a fantastic summer RV camping experience, Michigan should be at the top of your list. There are plenty of RV locations in Michigan that are perfect for a summer getaway. With its picturesque landscapes, charming small towns, and abundance of outdoor activities, Michigan offers something for every type of camper. Whether you prefer lakeside camping, forested retreats, or beachside relaxation, Michigan has it all. 

In this guide, we'll explore some of the best locations in the state for summer RV camping, highlighting their unique features and attractions to help you plan your perfect summer adventure. So buckle up, pack your bags, and get ready to explore the beauty of Michigan from the comfort of your RV.

8 Popular Michigan RVing Destinations

Going RV camping in Michigan in the summer offers adventure, nice weather, and plenty of fun activities. Here are eight top places to go on a Michigan adventure.

  1. Aloha State Park

Nestled along the northeast shore of Mullett Lake, near the northern tip of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, you'll find Aloha State Park. Aloha State Park boasts a contemporary campground, a convenient boating access site, a designated swim beach, and a sheltered boat basin where visitors can securely dock their boats for the duration of their stay.

Amenities: The park’s amenities include modern restrooms, a fish cleaning station, a picnic area, a playground, a dump station, RV sites with 50 amp electrical service, and bike rentals. 

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“We love camping there, haven't tried the full hookup yet, but we really like being close to the water. Best sunsets and love the doughnuts. Workers are friendly and helpful. Only drawback was a lot of geese in mid-September, also great for kayaking.” -Google Reviewer

  1. Baraga State Park

Situated against the picturesque backdrop of Lake Superior's Keweenaw Bay, Baraga State Park is renowned for its opportunities for hiking, kayaking, camping, and ORV-friendly adventures. Additionally, it serves as an ideal hub for exploring the captivating destinations of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Amenities: Amenities include modern restrooms, a picnic area, a playground, a dump station, RV sites with 50 amp electrical service, a pet-friendly area, free Wi-Fi, water access, and off-roading trails. 

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“We had a great campsite at this state park - #12. Not only did we have full hook-ups (30 amp power), the site was paved - including the picnic area and firepit area. And the big bonus was that we faced an open field with no camping in it! Also - it was on a turn - so backing in was a breeze. Yes, the campground is just off the highway so there is some highway noise and the lake front is across the street, but still our site was lovely. Hosts were friendly and helpful.” - Google Reviewer

  1. Brighton Recreation Area

Set in southeast Michigan, the Brighton Recreation Area boasts nine serene lakes and five campgrounds for visitors to explore. The park also has a 35-mile trail system for mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding in the great outdoors. This hilly area has wide open spaces, an oak forest, nature trails, and more to discover. Additionally, it is home to an equestrian-only campground. 

Amenities: Amenities include a camp store, a dump station, a picnic area, a pet-friendly area, a disc golf course, boating access, a designated swim beach, and fishing, boating, and paddling amenities.

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“This place has large mostly grassy sites in the modern campground. There is information on trees and wildlife posted around. Lots of good playground activities instead of simple swings and slides. There are tree trunk carvings and the most lovely Lending Library I've ever seen. The bathrooms and showers are clean. Whatever Ranger is managing this place is doing a fabulous job." - Google Reviewer

  1. Clear Lake State Park

Clear Lake is unsurprisingly set along two-thirds of the immaculately clear lake’s shoreline. It is also settled in Michigan’s elk country, so you may hear elk calls in the RV park. It offers anglers, boaters, and paddlers pristine water to enjoy all day long. 

This park boasts modern campground, trails, overnight lodging facilities, a designated swim beach, and a disc golf course. It’s a quiet destination for campers, paddlers, anglers and boaters. With its location in Michigan’s elk country, it’s not uncommon to hear the bugling of elk in the area.

Amenities: The modern campground offers a designated swim beach, a disc golf course, a boat launch and boat rentals, off-roading trails, a pet-friendly area, 50 amp electrical services, a playground, a picnic shelter, a dump station, modern restrooms, and more. 

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“The lake appeared to be a serene blue. The sand was clean and the water was warm. It was very peaceful. We stayed at the campground which has its own private lake that was small and busy. We went over to the day-use area and near the disc golf area we found a quiet private spot to relax in the water.” - Google Reviewer

  1. Grand Haven State Park

Grand Haven State Park is located along Lake Michigan’s sandy shores on the west side of the park and the Grand River on the north side. This park provides scenic views of the Grand Haven pier and two lighthouses.

Amenities: Amenities include a modern beach house, clean restrooms, a playground, a dump station, a picnic area, water access, a swimming beach, 50 amp electrical service, and more. 

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“Just breathtaking. A beautiful site to experience. Love the area. New from NC, totally different from the south. I ❤️MI. The people here are very nice and friendly. 1st time, I went to see lighthouses and they were awesome! Though the water was rough on the right side, looking at the lighthouses, the other side was calm. Yes, I got soaked, with a couple from MO. Didn't know the water came up that high on windy days. I know next time not to go all the way to the red lighthouse. I guess Mother Nature blessed me as a new resident of MI. Thank you.” - Google Reviewer

  1. Holland State Park

Holland State Park offers guests beautiful sandy beaches and views of the iconic “Big Red” lighthouse. Visitors love the paddling and fishing opportunities this state park provides. It is also known to be a fantastic place to watch the sunset in the evenings during summer. 

Amenities: Amenities include a beach house, a boat launch, a concession stand/camp store, a fish cleaning station, modern restrooms, a picnic area, a playground, water access, 50 amp electrical service, designated swim areas, and more.

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“Holland State Park is free with a state parks pass. A great place to see Big Red lighthouse across the channel, go out on the pier, search for sea glass, chase seagulls, and more. Bathrooms are clean. Free life jackets and there are almost always free toys left on the beach from visitors. A great place to take a sunset photo, it’s very popular with wedding and senior photos. Picnic tables, BBQ grills, volleyball court, and butts up to the campground.” - Google Reviewer

  1. Lake Gogebic State Park

Located on M-64 between US-2 and M-28, Lake Gogebic State Park offers 360 acres of space and nearly a mile of lakefront access on the west shore of Lake Gogebic. There are 30 campsites with lakefront access and the rest are situated less than 100 yards from the lake. You're sure to have an epic Michigan RV trip with your family at this state park. 

Amenities: Amenities include a beach house, designated swimming areas, a group use area, electric hookups, modern restrooms, a picnic area, a playground, a dump station, and more. 

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“We really liked this campground it felt small, but had over 100 sites. Several of them had electric in quite a few were right on the lake. It is a quiet campground with not a lot of organized activities to do. There is a playground picnic shelter, boat launch, and basketball area. While we were there, there was a large group with well over 300 people in the campground never felt packed. There is a nice beach area, but the grassy area, the sand, and in the water was covered with goose poop. The staff and camp host are all very nice.” - Google Reviewer

  1. Silver Lake State Park

Silver Lake State Park is definitely one of the best RV locations in Michigan because it encompasses nearly 3,000 acres along the shores of Lake Michigan. There are also around 2,000 acres of sand dunes, a lighthouse, and a 500-acre ORV scramble area. Escape the bustle of the city at this natural oasis. 

Amenities: Amenities include a boat launch, a beach house, a concession/camp store, a lighthouse, modern restrooms, a pet-friendly area, designated swim areas, a picnic area, a playground, a dump station, and more. 

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“Nice campground, with the sand dunes across from the lake. If you have a big rig there are not many sites you can fit in. There is only electric and water, but the dump station is available. Most sites are dirt and grass, however, if you are mobility impaired they have sites that are paved. Fun things to do here and nice lighthouse to see.” - Google Reviewer

Visit the Best RV Locations in Michigan with Cruise America

As you can see, Michigan RVing offers plenty of opportunities to explore natural wonders and great lakes. Picking up an RV rental from Cruise America can make your experience even better! Travel in comfort and style in one of our modern RV models in Michigan with all the creature comforts. 

This summer, make Michigan RVing a must-do in your vacation plans. You won’t regret it!