SOURCE: Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds

Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds

July 30, 2013 10:13 ET

Making the Most of Your Summer Camping and RVing Trip

OKEMOS, MI--(Marketwired - Jul 30, 2013) - Governor Snyder declared July "Michigan Camping & RV Month," but don't limit camping and RVing to just one month! The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) members are open all summer, and some year round! Whether you are a seasoned traveler or new to camping and RVing, MARVAC members have something for everyone.

There are over 1,000 private campgrounds and 119,000 sites to choose from across the state of Michigan that provide many features and amenities. Often times, campgrounds and RV parks are located near popular travel routes and destinations for exploring. A study by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association shows that vacationers who choose to RV can save up to 60 percent on traveling expenses. Of those surveyed, 80 percent say that even when fuel prices go up, RVing is still their least expensive travel option.

Over 315,000 RVs in the state of Michigan, and 30 million RVers across the nation, have replaced airport delays, cramped hotel rooms and expensive restaurants with family memories of scenic drives, comfortable, amenity-filled campgrounds, campfire cookouts and outdoor adventures. While traveling to your destination, RVs allow you the option to stop and BBQ, check out local tourist sites and spend quality time with your family.

Michigan is lucky enough to have four seasons that boast unique colors, weather, and activities. In an RV, you can experience it all, while still keeping the comforts of home. Affordability, quality time with your family, and the opportunity to encounter all that Michigan has to offer are just some of the great things about RVing! Visit to find a campground.

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 website, MARVAC, 2222 Association Drive, Okemos, Mich. 48864-5978; 517.349.8881.

Contact Information

  • Primary Contact:
    Bill Sheffer
    Email Contact
    Phone: (517) 349-8881

    Secondary Contact:
    Miranda Christen
    Email Contact
    Phone: (586) 752-6381