Bear Cave Resort

     


Buchanan, Michigan
Phone: (269) 695-3050

Sites: 114
Avg. Rate: $27

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Latitude: 41.8820071033647
Longitude: -86.3589549064636

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-river Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 0
  • Good 5
  • Average 4
  • Poor 3
  • Terrible 0

12 Reviews

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BobWW

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here the 15th of June. The pool and lodge were not open. Both were closed for maintenance. They thought the pool would be open in the next week or two. There is a new manager this year and he is trying to get things into shape. The road into the campground is narrow dirt and gravel. Hope you don't meet another unit going the other way. The water connections are hit and miss. frequently four or five to a connection. The sites are level and many have concrete pads. Verizon is two bars. Would come back but only because I'm a Thousand Trails member. We camped at Bear Cave Resort in a Motorhome.

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John WD Smith

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Large back in sites with lots of room between other campers. No Wi-Fi, no cable, poor facilities. Seems like we were at the end of the season as facilities were closed or run down. An okay for one night stop. We camped at Bear Cave Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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SilverBear

Review Count: 195
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

TTN rate. I can't cover it all in this review. This campground isn't worth the stop. Power and Water are issues. General upkeep and maintenance are terrible, the river boardwalk and dock are scary with loose boards and totally beat conditions. Pool and spa won't be opening this year and as an alternative?? Management is offering a free tour of the "Bear Cave" which is really a disappointment as caves go. Management here are paranoid and hysterical; make up rules as they go along and have to deal with problems or unhappy campers, or both. The comment we heard most often from the two managers?? "We both have college degrees and we aren't stupid." Does that make any sense when it comes to constructive customer service? The conditions here are pretty much out of control. There is absolutely no security at this CG; the gate is jammed open and there is no surveillance system and no access control. We would never consider returning to this CG and we suggest others avoid coming here; stay away, it isn't worth it. We camped at Bear Cave Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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garry63

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Rustic setting on the river with sites in the heavily wooded area or out in the open. Mainly gravel or hard packed grass and clay. Could use some updating in the showers and baths but overall a peaceful setting and quiet. Roads are very narrow but accessible and office and activity center is friendly and helpful. We camped at Bear Cave Resort in a Motorhome.

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RalphA

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here under our Thousand Trails membership at 0$ in our 40 ft motor home. There is a limited number of full hookup sites and we were fortunate to get a nice one. We got easy access to satellite TV, which is lucky because most sites are wooded. Try sites 150 through 157 for full hookup w/50 amp and satellite access. Unlike a previous reviewer, we had no water issues. Our Verizon cell service was one bar at best. This could be a 9 but it needs plenty of maintenance. Our site had good solid gravel and was easy to level. We camped at Bear Cave Resort in a Motorhome.

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FtLcharliep

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice, woodsy. Had it to ourselves mid-week. Probably tight & crowded weekends. Good showers. We camped at Bear Cave Resort in a Motorhome.

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cecerecreek

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

No one at available for check in at 5:30PM arrival. A employee was later located and advised us to find a spot and check-in in the morning. Camp is in serious need of maintenance. Probably was a "Gem" in by-gone days. Several board-walks and stairway need repair or replaced as the wood has rotted. Security gate not working and appears to have been that way for a long time. Water quality is terrible, foul odor and taste and pressure was low. Nice area of Michigan, only 16 miles to St. Joseph which is worth the trip. Could become a very nice place again if some time, effort and money invested. (Seems to be a issue with the Thousand Trails organization, not investing in their properties.) I may visit again because the area is so nice, but will take plenty of bottled water. We camped at Bear Cave Resort in a Motorhome.

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walt66

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice surprise, open sites for satellite, 50 amp, water, sewer all for $10 C2C rate. St John's river is close by, with waterfall in park. AT&T is minimal, enough to surf with, but not much else. There is some cell service. Park is really well maintained. We camped at Bear Cave Resort in a Motorhome.

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TomG100

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Our rate reflects our membership in RPI. This campground was a very good value for the rate we paid. They offered full hookup including 50 amp service. We had good satellite reception. The security gate is still broken, but that was not one of our priorities given the location of the campground. The campground borders the St. Johns river, and campers have use of the boat ramp and limited dockage. The only inconvenience was that our Verizon cell phone was unreliable, and our Verizon air card did not work at all. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Bear Cave Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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KEN AND KAREN

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

People in the park were very friendly. After you check in, you're left to choose any site available. Sites are gravel, grass all relatively level. Big rigs have no problem after you get into the park. The entrance is tight with low hanging branches but we were able to squeeze in. We would probably not return. We camped at Bear Cave Resort in a Motorhome.

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jake696

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

We are Thousand Trail members and had a mediocre experience at this facility in 2006. Understanding the local ownership had changed, we decided to try again. It's still a Thousand Trails resort, and we're sorry to report things have gone from bad to worse. The security gate is broken and now just left open. The gravel roads got really nasty with rain. The pool was cold, bathrooms filthy and the facilities just look dated. There was no enforcement of quiet time and seems we heard it all. Late, loud parties after 1 AM, combined with late night, alcohol fueled, screaming fights. Add to the mix, children up and yelling at 7 AM while at the playground. Also had the impression most of the sites now occupied by long-term seasonal campers. Never again: we've had enough of this campground! We camped at Bear Cave Resort in a Tent Trailer.

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Travelin Rose

Review Count: 125
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $6.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a Coast to Coast park. Roads were gravel. Sites were gravel/dirt and level. Big rigs would want a site in the open area rather than in the area of trees as it is difficult to get into those sites. The park was adequately maintained. One thing to watch for is the large rock at the entrance. Two motorhomes hit it while we were there. We camped at Bear Cave Resort in a Motorhome.

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