Camping and Michigan simply go hand in hand. Not only residents of the Mitten state, but visitors from around the country flock to Michigan each year for some of the finest most picturesque camping spots in the world. True there are hundreds of campgrounds to choose from, but one has stood out as the best in the entire country.

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A well-known camping spot in northern Michigan has just beat out every single other camping site in the entire United States for the number one spot in Campspot’s annual Awards for 2023.  Indian River RV Resort found itself in the top spot of Campspot's list of the "10 Best Campgrounds in America". The resort, which is about 30 miles outside of Gaylord, won over the selection team from the online marketplace for premier RV resorts, family campgrounds, cabins, and glamping options.

"We’ve looked at all the data and heard from the most knowledgeable campers—you! We took all bookings, reviews, and internal data into account to create the shortlist of nominees and then had campers vote to settle the rest!"

Not only does the resort offer 150 amazing sites with hook-ups, but there are also 9 rustic cabins for rent as well. Guest can enjoy their inground heated pool, planned fun activities including basketball, volleyball, horseshoes, and a ride on the "happy camper express."


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Campspot also points out that Indian River RV Resort is close distance to Michigan's famous lakes for enjoying watersports, fishing, boating, and incredible picturesque views. Indian River RV Resort beat out campgrounds in Maine, Utah, and Montana just to name a few. You can view the complete Top 10 here. 

If you're looking to get more information or book your next camping adventure, you can make reservations here or give them a call at 231-238-0035. Indian River RV Resort is open from May 1st through September 30th.

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