Department of Natural Resources
Project Rustic - a statewide RV tour of Michigan's rustic campgrounds - was designed to help improve the depth and accuracy of information for rustic and backcountry travelers. The tour was the innovation of Paige, a Huron Pines AmeriCorps member serving with the DNR, who felt one of the best ways to capture the details of each destination was to experience it herself by traveling in a mobile office.
Paige lived in and worked from an RV provided by General RV and traveled through Michigan to rustic state forest campgrounds for five months during spring/summer 2021. Her mission was to collect GPS (location) data for mapping, update the DNR photo library and more.
The information she gathered helps us provide a better rustic camping experience for you, both in planning and enjoying your visit.