The pent-up need for fresh air and open space triggered by the Covid-19 epidemic is still in full swing. If you are wondering where to head for your own fresh air and open space, I would confidently recommend the Indian River RV Resort, which is one of my best Northern Michigan RV resorts. has presented its 2023 recommendations for the top campsites in America to help people decide where to stay this summer. A lesser-known campsite in northern Michigan tops the ranking– Indian River RV Resort, Michigan. is an online resource listing top-rated camping destinations available for online booking.  

Meet Indian River RV Resort, a hidden treasure between Burt Lake and Mullett Lake in Indian River, Michigan. In this short article, I will tell you about this unassuming resort that has wowed everyone that’s had the fortune of visiting it. 

Why Indian River RV Resort Stands Out

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The Indian River RV Resort beat out every other camping site in the country to take first place in Campspot’s annual Awards for 2023. It has outperformed camp locations in Montana, Utah, and Maine, to name a few. 

This is how describes the Indian River RV Resort, “This natural setting is surrounded by mature trees, offering shaded sites with the comfort of modern amenities.” The site adds, “Stay in one of their rustic log cabins or choose from various RV and tent sites.” 

Many people who choose the Indian River RV Resort appreciate its closeness to the many famous lakes in Michigan, where you will have difficulty deciding which water spot to participate in because they are so many. 

Here are some reasons I would recommend the Indian River RV Resort at the drop of a hat. 

The Cleanliness

This site stood out for various reasons, but it’s difficult to miss the many camper reviews praising its cleanliness. 

One Tripadvisor reviewer said it was the “most manicured, clean, and well-kept campground [they] have been to.” 

If you believe that one swallow does not make the summer, several other reviews agree that the Indian River RV Resort tops the list regarding cleanliness. For instance, a previous camper, Susan K, says, “It was the cleanest park we have ever been to. Very well-maintained and clean showers and bathrooms!! Friendly staff. Very impressed as the maintenance staff picks up trash from campsites once or twice a day!!

The Ambiance

You will find the Indian River RV Resort among giant trees, which provide lots of shade, and provide the area with a wooded ambiance. Add to the fact that many reviews refer to the friendly staff, and you will know why this resort is at the top of the list. 

The Location

The resort is at 561 N. Straits Hwy. in Indian River, some 30 miles north of Gaylord. It is between two Michigan lakes well-known for fishing, boating, and water activities: Burt Lake and Mullett Lake. Campers may visit Tahquamenon Falls and car-free Mackinac Island to the north. 

The Amenities

Those who want to stay closer to home will find plenty to occupy them on-site. The heated pool, basketball and volleyball courts, horseshoe pit, playground, dog run, and spacious pavilion are all available at Indian River RV Resort. There are two restrooms, a campsite store, and a laundry facility. 

The Comfort

Campers can pitch a tent or lease one of the campground’s numerous RV sites, which offer sewer, water, power, and up to 50 amp plug-ins. Each site has a fire pit and picnic table, and the entire property has free Wi-Fi. 

Visitors seeking a more conventional night’s sleep can stay in one of the nine two-room log cabins, each with a mini fridge, microwave, air conditioner, and a private porch (with swing) adjacent to a fire pit and picnic table. 

Campgrounds Near Indian River RV Resort

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If Indian River RV Resort is complete, consider On the Saco Family Campground in Brownfield, Maine (No. 2) or The Nugget RV Resort in Saint Regis, Montana (No. 3).

Best Time To Visit

The season at Indian River RV Resort begins on May 1 and ends on September 1. Monthly stays are accepted, as are dogs. 

Booking fees

The nightly fee begins at $50. More information is available at


You don’t need to look further than Indian River RV Resort when you know you have nothing but the best. Awards and accolades are just acknowledgments of the hard work the caretakers, service providers, and owners of the resort have done. 


1. What amenities are offered at Indian River RV Resort in Northern Michigan?

Indian River RV Resort in Northern Michigan has all the facilities one needs for a happy stay – Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, a heated swimming pool, a clubhouse, picnic areas, and a playground.

2. How can I make a reservation at Indian River RV Resort?

You can make a reservation at Indian River RV Resort by visiting their official website. Call their reservation hotline to make prior bookings: (231) 238-0035. 

3. Are pets allowed at Indian River RV Resort in Northern Michigan?

Yes, pets are allowed at Indian River RV Resort in Northern Michigan. Check with the resort before bringing your pet to check for any restrictions or guidelines.

4. What nearby attractions can be found near Indian River RV Resort in Northern Michigan?

Nearby attractions near Indian River RV Resort are the Inland Waterway, Burt Lake State Park, Cross in the Woods National Shrine, Mackinac Island, and Petoskey State Park.