Make Plans Now for Summer RV Camping

This tip is offered by the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds

When it comes to camping, the earlier you make your reservations at your favorite campground, the better. As many campers discover, campgrounds often fill up quickly during the summer season. The best time to make camping reservations is just before spring, especially if you plan to camp on a major holiday weekend. If the campground of your choice is open seasonally, you’ll want to pay attention to when it reopens and react accordingly. Make your reservations as soon as you know what days you’re going.

Not only does each campground offer something different, but each camp site often offers something different. Advanced reservations allow you to get a prime camping site, depending on what amenities you like to take advantage of. Water lovers may want to camp near lakes, hikers may choose to be close to trails — if you book early enough, you may be able to select your ideal location. Ask the campground staff questions about the different sites to ensure you get one that suits your needs and wants.

There are over 1,000 campgrounds in Michigan, located near popular destinations, along major tourist routes and even in metropolitan areas. You can stop — without the high cost of hotels — to fish, barbeque, or spend time with your family. Many campgrounds are like resorts, with pools, playgrounds, game rooms and more. If you’re still looking for the perfect campground to stay at this year, visit and use the site’s searchable database of quality campgrounds. Simply select “Campgrounds” under “Member Listings” and you can browse campgrounds by region, amenities offered and more.

The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) is a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging growth in the recreation vehicle and private campground industries while contributing to the quality of Michigan tourism. For more information, visit MARVAC’s Web site, MARVAC, 2222 Association Drive, Okemos, Mich. 48864-5978; 517.349.8881.


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