The Great Lakes are some of America’s greatest wonders. These lakes contain roughly 20% of the world’s fresh water. Of the five, Lake Superior is known for being the second largest lake in the world. With cultural, historical and environmental significance, they’re a natural beauty that we are delighted to have here in Wisconsin. To get you started on your tour of the lakes, we gathered a list of a few of the highest rated RV-friendly Great Lakes campgrounds.
On the southwest bank of Lake Huron sits a large Great Lakes campground at Lakeport State Park. With more than four stars on both Google and TripAdvisor, this family-friendly campground has a total of 250 sites. All campsites include a picnic table, fire pit and electricity. They have large community bathrooms within walking distance and several pull-through campsites perfect for RVers. At Lakeport, you can enjoy the flora and fauna of Lake Huron, swimming, lakeside metal detecting and more.
Port Austin, MI
Nestled between Caseville and Port Austin on the shores of Lake Huron, Oak Beach is a highly rated Great Lakes campground. The campground and park itself offer a sandy beach perfect for swimming and enjoying the sunshine. Down the beach there’s also fishing opportunities. Check out the park bulletin board for a list of events, like snacks, movies, crafts, karaoke and more. Oh, and don’t forget to bring little Fido or Bella!
This Great Lakes campground is more on the high end of price and luxury. While it’s perfect for weddings and community events, you can also rent cabins, a hotel room, RV sites, and tent sites. Amenities start with a full-service buffet and dining hall, grocery store and souvenir shop, and a beautiful historic church. Additionally, the campground is home to Miniville – a mini-village created just for kids to let their imaginations roam. On site recreation includes everything from meditation areas to rock wall climbing. Off site, there are plenty of local activities. Of these, a visit to Niagara Falls is the most important to squeeze into your schedule.
Bring a boat as well as an RV to this lakeside campground at Fairbanks Point in upstate New York. The campground has two boat launches with direct access to Lake Ontario and a large marina to dock your boat for the night. Surrounded by peaceful woods, this campground is ideal for taking a moment to reconnect with nature. No boat? No worries! Sign up to take your family on a Hughes charter fishing boat on Lake Ontario.
Mason County, MI
This Great Lakes campground sits along the Big Sable River, which connects Lake Michigan with the smaller Hamlin Lake. Ludington State Park is home to three separate campgrounds, with everything from sandy beaches to large marshes. There’s even a beautiful lighthouse on the lake, perfect for exploring or making a flawless photo op. Travel to the nearby lakeside town of Ludington for family fun or take a living history tour in historic White Pine Village. On-site amenities include fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, tubing and more.
Just an hour north of Scenic RV Centers, this Great Lakes campground is perfect for your next family vacation. Enjoy hunting, trapping and fishing at Kohler-Andrae, as well as swimming, hiking, horseback riding and more. In winter, this park offers a different set of outdoor activities. Check out the cross-country skiing trails and milder snowshoe trail. Any season, this Great Lakes campground has something to offer.
For over 30 years, this park has provided family fun in the Greater Erie area. Camp amenities include hiking trails, a stocked fishing pond, a newly renovated pool and more. West Haven RV Park is known for its friendly faces and seasonal camping opportunities. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of Lake Erie.
Easily one of the most popular campgrounds along Lake Erie, Sara’s Campground allows visitors to tent camp on the beaches. RVers can rent sites with electrical hookups and enjoy waking up to beautiful beach views. With three delicious restaurants right on the water, you’ll never have to leave the campground. But, if you choose to travel around the town of Erie for the day, there’s a long list of local places to visit for family fun, historical tours, cultural centers and more.
This state campground made our list with its high ratings from fellow campers. This rustic campground includes sites for smaller travel trailers on a first come first serve basis, no reservations required. On the coast of Lake Superior, there’s no better place to reconnect with nature. The long list of amenities includes ORV trails, hunting, hiking, paddle sports, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, dog sledding and more. Stop by Lake Superior State Forest Campground any time of year for tons of outdoor fun.
For 100 years, this resort and campground has been a well-loved travel destination on the shores of Lake Superior. The family-owned campground offers quiet cabins and campsites, with their biggest selling point being a half mile of private Lake Superior beach. The long list of activities includes biking, hiking, fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking and more. Within walking distance is the Schroeder Baking Company, where you can stop for pizza and a milkshake after a long day of exercise, adventure and fresh air on the shores of Lake Superior.
Once you’ve scheduled your camping trip at one of these highly rated Great Lakes campgrounds, stop by one of Scenic RV Centers’ two locations. We have friendly staff and affordable travel trailers for sale at our Slinger and Baraboo RV dealerships. If you’re in need of RV parts and supplies, we can help with that too! Call us or contact us online to get started finding the perfect RV for you.