11 Parks near Bridgman, Michigan
We did however find 11 campgrounds within 25 miles of Bridgman. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Bridgman in the left hand column.
Jul 2016 - $29.00
Reviews definitely depend on time of year you camp here: we experienced the same. Park is unique with the lake and sand dunes.
The Campground in summer: yikes! Sites 94 - 171 looked like a tent city at a rock concert with some trailers thrown in. The campers looked miserable. Large grassy/dirt areas with no privacy and kids running all over the place.
Fortunately we were in the "Modern" campground, and sites 67-74 were the only spacious sites we saw. However this loop also had many very close inside sites. The outside loop sites are also subject to road noise.
In the summer I would be very cautious about the site you choose and your personal space requirements. Our site had electric and some privacy.
I would visit this park again due to the unique sand dunes and the lake BUT only off season and not on a weekend. - Breezy2
May 2016 - $31.00
Clean during our visit but there were a couple dozen sites occupied, if this was peak season it would be different. There is additional $9 a day for out of state residence nightly fee does NOT reflect this. Daughter rented a cabin next to our site had very musty smell probably from being closed up for the season. - Steph and Jim
Jun 2014 - $35.00
I was happy that we decided to take a chance on this park after the previous reviews. We camped on a weeknight near the end of June and found the park to be about two-thirds full; it did not feel overly crowded. Our site was long enough that we did not need to unhook our 35 foot 5th wheel. It was a great place to break up our cross country drive. The kids loved playing on the sand dunes and swimming in the lake. The bathrooms were modern and clean. We would definitely return. - 5erFamily
May 2014 - $45.00
Nice location for this part of Michigan. Friends came out from Chicago to visit. Fairly level gravel site, good utilities, very nice folks. Free entertainment provided by folks getting stuck parking their 5th wheel for the summer. We had to leave our toad at the main office. Sites are very close, so the way out was exciting until we made our turn. We would stay here again as long as we get the same site - others appeared too short or narrow (trees) for our rig (43 ft). - Frances and Sparky
Aug 2012 - $40.00
We were just here overnight and it was OK except for the price. $25 would have been a fair rate but we were running out of day and needed to stop for the night so we bit the bullet. Gravel sites 98% full with long term rigs. Voltage was good, but water pressure was only fair. It was convenient for our route. We might stay here again if we happen to be passing through. - zrxh14
May 2010 - $38.00
This park is nice and clean. It says its across the street from the dunes; yes, they are but it's about a 3 to 4 mile walk to the dunes. If you bring a bike of car you will be OK. The owners of the park were very nice and helpful. They did have a playground but if you have kids like mine 15 and 11 playground was for little kids. They do have a pond but no swimming of fishing, just to look at. This is a nice campground for just relaxing, but it has no extras. We would not camp here due to how far the walk to beach is and no extras for older kids. - rv1
Jun 2015 - $35.00
This "resort" is an older seasonal trailer park in the woods beside a lake which has a beach that is heavily used by local people. Perhaps they might put short term RVs in empty seasonal sites but we asked for a pull through site and these are situated on one side of the very busy parking lot for the beach. If you want a short term site do not go here. - JTD2
Sep 2014 - $38.00
As a previous reviewer said, this "resort" mainly accommodates either permanent or seasonal RVs. However, we spent four nights here and were quite happy with the place. This wouldn't have been true in the summer season, however, since this resort is aimed at families with kids, and we like quiet. But in late September, it was lovely (great tree color, beautiful lake) and peaceful. The owners are very nice. We would come back here for another fall visit. - NMCamper
Oct 2010 - $35.00
This was mostly a seasonal campground. Seasonal units were in decent shape. Campgrounds really should have rules about seasonal units keeping items in the camper and not in piles stacked everywhere! Our site was right off the gravel parking lot which is what we got to look at with the fenced in woodpile and propane tank. Our site had a concrete pad that you could not park on, it became your "patio" and the rest of the site was gravel. Our fire ring was a truck tire rim sunk all the way into the ground. Very hard to keep fire going as not a lot of air would circulate down there. Owners were nice but we had to go find them to check in as there was no one at the check in booth. There were only 3 other campers there when we stayed and a few seasonal families. There were no activities. They had a nice sand beach and small beautiful lake. Firewood from then was very expensive, green and most logs were too large for the fire pit. They had a nice camp store and my kids did enjoy the ice cream. The owners dog was kept in a outdoor area and barked for hours at night. The handicap shower was horrible! Had a door that did not shut or lock and was in the maintenance room for the bathroom it was filthy and the water came out black!!! Main shower building was better. - weasel007
Sep 2016 - $1.00
Big rig friendly and the park has a very good layout. Full service utility sites are out in the open with little shade but great satellite reception. We stayed in a shaded area (no sewer and partial satellite reception) with the dump station and laundry nearby. We will make a return trip, hopefully the entrance road will be in better condition; long and ruff. - GaHoosier
Aug 2016 - $0.00
This park is over 60 years old, and probably updated the latest I'd guess in the 60's. As such everything is old and deteriorating. Our Thousand Trails membership enabled us to stay for free, as I thought that was a fair price for what you get. The access road is horrendous dirt and pot holes. Our 50 amp Rv tripped 3 times due to low voltage and the park wasn't even full. The pool was clean although the bottom needs a complete re paint job. This is a "first come, first served" park as far as reserving a particular site, and as such you might get 30 amp or 50 amp full hookup if lucky . There is a nice shady back loop but with a 11' tree limb warning, and low overhead wires, care should be noticed. There is also a bear cave with entrance through the office (fee required). Not very exciting as it was wet and muddy with all the natural features destroyed by years of over zealous campers. I think if this campground was "updated", it wouldn't be too bad. The staff calls it "rustic". Good over the air HDTV, but zero WiFi and minimal cell service. Good for an overnight stay, but that's it, if you can make it through the long access road without breaking an axle. - Jimpav
Sep 2015 - $3.00
Sites with full hookups good size
Quiet, very few campers
No problem with water or power
Entry road was terrible
Single lane, big problem if meeting other camper, especially towing and impossible to back up
Nothing but potholes all the way
For that reason, will not return. - Tazi4cricket
Sep 2016 - $28.00
Two night stay, at this gorgeous city-owned park beside the St. Joseph River. Very clean modern bathhouse: did not use. Swings by river, walking paths, game areas, small play areas, wide sites, easy access and close to town. Updated connections, very clean with easy access.
Walked with my small dog. Paths lead to river and boat launch. Fish cleaning station. Cabins available. Very beautiful location and forest park atmosphere. Screen rooms/tents work here and sun loungers would be great. Paved road around all very tidy sites also nice for walking. Excellent book exchange in office. Ice available and firewood. - RamblynRose
Jul 2016 - $30.00
We stayed a couple nights at this park and I was so very impressed with the friendliness of the park manager, the overall neatness of the park, and just the whole atmosphere of the park. We were in the newer section. Site was spacious, level and easy to get into. The river flows along the edge of the park and is so pretty. It is near Lake Michigan and we used this as our base for our sightseeing. We didn't use the restrooms, showers, etc. but I cannot imagine they were not as clean and neat as the rest of the park. Good cell service. The only thing I missed having was a laundromat. We would definitely stay here again. - Darcan
May 2016 - $35.00
We stay in Shamrock whenever we're in southwest Michigan. The on-site manager is very friendly and we appreciate the beautiful flower gardens around the grounds. The bordering St. Joseph River is very beautiful. The older campground is shadier and closer to the water. The new campground has bigger sites in full sun. We've stayed in both. Private bathroom/showers are excellent. They even have a small room with a sink exclusively for washing dishes! WiFi is good. The park is close to Lake Michigan, Notre Dame in South Bend, and to the bountiful offerings of this agricultural and wine region. - Tumbling Tumbleweed
Jul 2015 - $32.00
This is a nice campground run by very nice people in an area that we love to visit. It is also a campground that is being brought back from a state of neglect. The new manager is working diligently to address the maintenance issues, mainly the bathrooms. The showers had peeling paint, insufficient hot water and poor drainage. They were already working on those showers when we stayed here so I feel confident that these issues will be addressed quickly. In fact, we are already talking about when we can come back. The sites were very large and well shaded and fairly level. The utilities could have been better marked. There was a large cement brick to keep us from running over the sewer line. The Wi-Fi was free and speed was adequate. We had no problems with cell phone coverage with AT&T and Verizon. We stayed here on July 4th and it seemed that everybody within 100 miles stopped by to see the fireworks display in downtown Benton Harbor. That made for a very noisy night. However, we did not hear any fireworks within the park. Which tells me that management was very proactive about telling campers about the noise and we very much appreciated that. - Meyer Camping
Jun 2015 - $35.00
We had originally planned on staying here for 2 months due to its price, but once we arrived, we saw a few "flaws" in our plans. There are A LOT of feral cats in the campground park, and the cat spray can be overwhelming at times to breath. We had taken a spot in the rear, as the other spots were too close to other RV's for my taste. The spot in the rear had plenty of room, even if another one moved in next to it. Our first night there, we not only heard, but felt the vibration of a stereo bass by the neighbors outside the park. They have it so low or whatever it is that makes it thump and vibrate, and just sit in their yard doing that 3-4 times a day--and sometimes at night. Not only do you put up with that, but non-stop barking dogs tied out on the other side of the fence and more thumping stereos that drive up and down the road. Within a week, we were very disgusted. We moved our RV up front to get away from the thumping stuff, but the cat urine is smelled on and off everywheres. A woman who lives in there, feeds them, which keeps them coming around daily. We could still hear the stereo, but the vibration wasn't felt up here. We weren't even in our spot for a day, and while we were outside, the person who lives in his coach was screaming obscenities about killing kids, blowing up playgrounds, ripping up rapists. Very vulgar and alarming. This went on for an hour, and I did report it to the manager, who was busy at that time making popcorn for the train rides they have there in the amusement park they have been restoring forever. She told me he was probably singing to music. I walked off. Call it what you want. There wasn't any music that was loud coming from his place. We decided to leave. The manager is new, doesn't know much about RV's, but is very nice. The area is very high crime though. Not worth risking staying in this area. We heard guns being shot our last night there. - happy2013camper
Aug 2011 - $30.00
Very nice campground. Lots of large, shady, pull through sites. Even though only 30 amp service we never had a problem with everything on. They have a small railroad that they are restoring. Restroom/showers are being remodeled. They have a large tent area for groups. Will be back. - reviewer3
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Riverfront Park Campground is well maintained and a pleasant enough place to stay. Access to the spaces was difficult to a novice travel trailer owner. Spaces are not angled for easy parking. They are straight so you have to make a 90 degree turn in a fairly tight space. No mention of this was made or help offered until we were having difficulty - unlike other RV parks we have stayed at where help was offered at check-in. However, the reason we are only giving a mediocre rating is our experience making reservations. We called months in advance to make our reservation and spoke with the owner who told us we did not need a confirmation number. We also called a month prior to our arrival date to confirm & were again told we did not need a confirmation number by the same man we spoke to previously. When we arrived at the campground, to our dismay, they had no record of our reservation, and said the full hook up sites were under construction and none were available. When we complained, they said they had one available till Monday because another camper had been delayed in arriving. This worked for us as we were departing Monday morning anyway. However, we were really put off by the poor office management practices and will not be staying here again. Reasonably quiet park, staff pleasant but completely unorganized. - vmak57
May 2016 - $40.00
Parks in the local area are few, but this will work for an extended stay, as its access to the parking areas is rather tight (poor planning), but is fine for a smaller rig (30 ft or less). Low tree limbs is not an issue, but dust due to gravel drives is probably the biggest problem. Quiet/family oriented atmosphere with a lake/riverfront on the property. Nice people, no issues encountered with neighbors and no road noise. Many long term tenants, no mobile homes and no trash noted. Had some problems with the 50 amp service, but the office was accommodating and remedied the issue with no drama. No documentation/receipts provided for the stay from the office. If I needed to visit the area again, I would return based upon our visit/experience. - wolffden
Aug 2016 - $32.00
Looks from the outside are deceiving. Our first camp site was way in the back of park on a muddy VERY SMALL lot. Asked to be moved to a other lot, no problem. Ordered firewood from them that was so wet it wouldn't light. Tried hooking up TV but we needed a more powerful antenna. No restrooms or showers.
The name "mini" is exactly what you'll get.
Staff was very accommodating, but WILL NEVER GO BACK!!!! - Cookie hunnicutt
Aug 2016 - $32.00
Since our visit last year, the place is under new ownership and new management. We did notice one improvement, the pot holes in the gravel roads have been fixed. Another camper said the pool area also had improvement, but we didn't go to the pool area. The noise level has increased ten-fold. Even management ignores the 11pm quiet hour. While we were there they were catering to a lot of construction type workers that come and go at all hours, driving loud motorcycles. Still only one bath/shower/laundry facility for an 80 acre park. Only 2 washers and 2 dryers. We will not return to this park again. - esta34950
Sep 2015 - $30.00
We stayed here while visiting family in the area. The park is easy to enter from Hwy 2. Owners and staff are helpful and friendly. The park itself is full of long term units many of which are quite run down. Trees are badly in need of trimming to allow passing under without contact. We were led to our site, ME-17, down a very rough, pot holed road and backed in on some gravel, mostly grass. It was quiet. Rain was predicted the second night and we planned to leave very early so asked to be moved up the hill and in to a pull through which they were able to accommodate. While at one time this was probably a very nice park it is in need of some major updating and maintenance. Except for the fact there are few options, we would not stay here again. We stayed in a motorhome. - prius10
Jul 2016 - $48.00
Out of about 25 KOA's we have stayed in during the last 5 years, this ranks near the bottom. Roads, while paved, are very narrow. Tight turns for big rigs towing. Some extra gravel on the sites would help. Playground has old, tired and broken equipment. A couple of items looked very dangerous. The small lake looked like a cesspool. The bounce was so dirty and looked like it had not been cleaned for years. The pool was good size and looked good.
Lots of bugs, bring repellent.
Will never be back. - kegmaster
Aug 2015 - $42.00
Great campground for kids. We don't have any, so we thought there were way too many. Fires in the evening kept smoke lingering under trees in park.
Easy access, older KOA, site was small. Park was completely full on weekend. Then it emptied out by Monday. Great place for families. - Smunro55
Oct 2014 - $43.00
We stay here every fall while attending the Paw Paw Wine Festival and the St. Joseph/South Haven tourist areas. It is a nicely kept older KOA. We had a pull through site and had plenty of room for our tow vehicle and slide outs. Entrance to park is directly off a highway so be aware or you might miss it. There is a slight highway noise and a train track nearby. The only thing we missed on our trip this year were the homemade donuts that the owner used to make and sell. We will return again this fall. - Looney Bird
Oct 2016 - $35.00
Stayed with friends, older campground, a little rough around the edges, could use updating. Near town and South Bend Indiana. Other than that a nice campground. - User2262
Jul 2016 - $41.00
Stayed here, six of us, and found it expensive. $246.00 for the six days we were here because they charge extra per person above original price. So, for a mom and dad, they then charged extra for each of our four kids. Unfair pricing. Especially when the bathrooms are small and only kinda cleaned, showers with tiny stalls and lame pressure, and very small sites, most of them in the blaring sun. It does have nice fishing ponds and a quaint playground but even that is spoiled by a persnickety, nosy old man owner on a golf cart scolding campers for having a bicycle "across the line and into the next lot". The next lot, empty! Also, he is riding around staring at us on our site, looking for infractions "against the regulations". If not him, another man, the groundskeeper, on his golf cart, haranguing the kids at every turn. Not fun, and not welcoming to kids, I feel they really only want the fancy motor homes and people who never step foot out of their air conditioned, TV, Not Camping outfits. Skip it here and try the state parks, more fun. Less nagging. - 7ofUS
Jul 2016 - $36.00
This park is good for an overnight stay, the pull through sites are a little tight and you may need double length hoses. Lots of young families and a big play ground for them. It is a little off the beaten path for a over night from the highway. - acadiandave