Project Rustic

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Mission: Improving rustic camping info

  • Project Rustic - a statewide RV tour of Michigan's rustic campgrounds - will 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 will be living in and working from an RV provided by General RV and traveling through Michigan to rustic state forest campgrounds. Her mission is to collect GPS (location) data for mapping, update the DNR photo library and more.

    The information she gathers on her tour will help us provide a better rustic camping experience for you, both in planning and enjoying your visit.

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Meet Paige, the Adventurer

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    Paige is a Michigan native who is passionate about enjoying many of the outdoor recreation opportunities available in our state, including hiking, biking, skiing, paddleboarding and, of course, camping. Her background and education are focused on environmental studies and sustainability, and sustainable natural resource recreation and tourism.

    This is Paige's second term with Huron Pines AmeriCorps serving with the DNR. She is excited to travel throughout the state collecting valuable data while exploring Michigan's rustic camping locations.

Follow the adventure

  • Paige will be sharing her experiences with General RV, along with many camping and safety tips along the way. Follow the blog at Learn about tips for extending your RV trip, eco-friendly camping, camping with your pet, campsite cooking, how to stay connected on the road (WiFi extender and other technology) and more!


Thank you to the sponsors who made Project Rustic possible: