9 RV Parks near Buena Vista, Michigan
We did however find 9 campgrounds within 25 miles of Buena Vista. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Buena Vista in the left hand column.
Aug 2016 - $67.00
This is a gated park in a location convenient to the nice little town of Frankenmuth. It was easy to find and the office staff friendly.
I did not use the showers. The women's restroom was clean, but not air-conditioned. This gave it a feeling of being less than clean because it was extremely humid and over 90 degrees during our stay.
There was a beautiful outdoor pool next to the restrooms that looked inviting, but was never opened although the sign said, "Opening summer of 2016." It seemed really odd for this big new finished pool to be inaccessible in mid-August when there are so few days left in the season. The indoor pool was opened, but again, it was so hot and humid in the pool area, it was not inviting.
There are a limited number of 50 amp sites and the pads are crushed stone, not concrete. Some of the corners are tight and the park roads are very narrow, making it a little difficult to navigate a big rig.
The park advertises "free high-speed" internet, however, we could not even access our email using their wi-fi. There was an antenna next to our site and our devices said that the strength was at 100%, but the band width was so minimal, neither our tablets nor laptops could even access email or a web page. The park was sparsely occupied on the first couple of days we were here, so I doubt the problem was due to an excess of devices using their Wi-Fi. The free cable was via Direct TV and provided poor reception for only 22 channels. When it rained we lost service. We will not likely stay here again. Although the park overall was ok, it is WAY overpriced for the services provided. It is more like a $25 to $35 per night park. The price before our military discount was $71 per night for weekdays and $76 for weekends.
I was really sorry that I had paid for three days before we found out: no outdoor pool and no internet since those were the reasons we chose this park. - ahmavic
Jul 2016 - $63.00
Very nice and spacious. Quiet and friendly. Not much to do in the area other than the Christmas store. WiFi not good. - Genielady
Jun 2016 - $45.00
We spent two nights. The park is very clean and laid out very well so that access is easy in and easy out. Standard sites are very close, a 10' wide gravel parking strip separated by a 10' grass strip. Slideouts are very close. Premium sites have more space, some with paved patios.
WIFI was extremely slow. There is no cable TV. There were more than a dozen stations received by our antenna. - R V Camper
Oct 2016 - $37.00
Expensive for what you get. Gravel/dirt sites on gravel roads. No cable or WiFi. Laundry: 2 washers and dryers for the entire park. Showers cost money to use. Staff is friendly but service people cut through occupied sites with golf carts and other equipment. Understand the monthly price just went up to 720.00. - Boxcar Bill
Oct 2016 - $37.00
Nice park in a good location. We would definitely go back. A little smokey but that's hard to avoid in most parks. I would prefer a smoke free section. - ga80486
Sep 2016 - $37.00
Large spacious sites. Easy in and out. Had no problem navigating the park and finding our site. Site was clean and spacious. - Stache and Jo
Aug 2016 - $23.00
Nice little campground at the end of the road. Small with only 50 some spaces. Road was paved and sites have level concrete pad. Water was way back between sites so I needed my 100 foot hose. WiFi was actually very good. Quiet, plenty of shade and nice breeze. Hiking trails. Great find. - Gr8daggett
Aug 2016 - $24.00
Nice campground. But way away from the interstate. Not a whole lot to do here.
Concrete pads, 50 amp and sewer. Well maintained. Be sure you have extra water hose because on some sites you have to share the same fixture with your neighbor. I had approx. 40' distance to get water. - archbarb
Aug 2016 - $22.00
Although in a rural area away from town, the park is worth the drive. Large paved and level back-in sites are well spaced. Hookups worded well, although the sewer connection is 6" above ground and four sites share water connections. WiFi worked well and Verizon cell/data were strong. No cable TV, but ample OTA channels and a clear shot at the satellites from most sites. Be sure and ask for a site with shade if visiting during hot weather, as some sites are in the open. Watch carefully for street signs, since the park is on a back road and poorly marked. Overall, a quiet, worthwhile stay at a very reasonable price. - Meanderman
Aug 2016 - $25.00
We stayed four nights and enjoyed the park. However, we were disappointed to find the beach was across a busy street and the water was quite mucky. Other than that, great park. Small, clean, plenty of mature trees. 15 minutes from downtown with lots to do. - Amanda b
Jun 2016 - $23.00
The camping fee of $23 was somewhat misleading if you aren't a Michigan resident. You also need to purchase a recreational pass for your motorhome which is $6.00/day or $31.00/year. Then you need to purchase an additional pass for your towed vehicle which costs $6.00 and is good for the duration of your camping stay. The campground is heavily wooded and satellite TV impossible. The weekend was so crammed with campers and their guests it was very difficult to maneuver to our campsite. The sites are grass and dirt and the many rutted sites indicated that rain would make a lot of the campground unusable. Lots of paved rec trail for cycling and walking/jogging and lots of beach. The bay water appeared to be very dirty and in the morning a lot of scum had washed up onto the beach. - Appleknocker
Aug 2013 - $23.00
Loved this campground and will definitely stay here again when in the area! The walking paths are terrific, the showers are great, the bathrooms are clean. The park is pretty quiet for having so many sites. Nice and shaded. Two showers/bathroom facilities, so no matter where you're at in the campground, the restroom/showers are easily accessible. Next time, we'll bring our bikes, as the park and paths are also ideal for biking. I would encourage anyone to visit this park, and take numerous walks over to the bay. If you've got children, there is a very nice playground/sprinkler park along with many pavilions for a picnic....besides the beach with shells for the kids to pick up! (or the adult, if you're like me ;)!) - fenfam
5217 Bay City Rd Midland, Michigan 48642 (map) | 989-496-3151
Sites: 77 | Latest Rate: $44.00 | 14 Reviews
Jul 2016 - $44.00
We stayed overnight at Valley Plaza RV Park on our way to upper Michigan. The park was easy to find and get in and out. The sites were gravel pull-throughs. Friendly staff and made provisions for our late arrival due to heavy road construction on I-75. - bw134
Jun 2016 - $47.00
This campground has suffered from a lack of maintenance. It obviously was once a top place to stop for a few nights with a lot of infrastructure. It still has a heated indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and workout room all in good shape. The roads and sites are what need some upgrading. It is an easy on/off US-10. - Appleknocker
Jul 2012 - $40.00
Strange campground. It's a situated in a large cement parking complex which features a movie theater (only open Thursday through Sunday), some sort of condominiums, a Best Western hotel, and a bowling alley with a restaurant. Some of this "resort" is chained off with weeds growing through the cement giving it a run down look. But I gave it the overall rating I did because my kids enjoyed the indoor heated pool at the campground/gym, the arcade and pool at the hotel, and the movie theater. Seems to be mostly seasonals (or year round residents for all I know) and the gym/pool appears to offer memberships to non-campers, so there was a good deal of traffic in and out. - McNamara's Band
Jun 2012 - $40.00
Clean campground with big sites and full hook-ups. Con is that there is no WiFi available. There is not really a beach, only the marina with bay access. Many permanent campers. - Traveler04
May 2012 - $39.00
This is a pretty noisy place to stay. There are a lot of seasonal camps and the folks seem to like to party loudly. We heard Red Solo Cup over and over again. There aren't a lot of trees for the pull-through sites. It is not really the peaceful, camping atmosphere we generally like. The bath houses were clean and good sized. Although there is no Wi-Fi, our Verizon card had a strong signal. AT&T generally had 2 bars of 4G, but sometimes switched over to the Edge. We would not choose to stay here again. - ppalmer21
Jul 2011 - $39.00
As stated, this park is kind of geared to fisherman on Saginaw Bay. We had a full hook up, pull through site. Pad was cement. There was plenty of room. Also room to park boat and trailer. Most of the sites are permanent/seasonal spots. Everyone had a golf cart. Showers were clean. There is a small pond for the kids to catch bluegill and bass, but not much else. Catholic church close by in downtown Linwood. The marine is top notch with good boat ramp. - rono
Jul 2016 - $35.00
We were on the full service sites...lots are small. Staff is friendly. Firewood delivered to site. Pool was clean. Lake and beach was clean. Bands on the weekends. Volleyball on the weekend. Basketball court and mini golf offered. Store that sells anything from ice cream to trailer supplies. We stayed a week and next year staying two weeks. Have also signed up for a seasonal lot. Close to home. No rowdy campers. Quiet. Upon check in staff directed us to the lot. Dog friendly. (Can't take to the pool or store) Chose this park over others for the pool and close to home in case of bad weather. - Muskegon Bound
Jul 2015 - $28.00
We would have given this park a better overall rating but the roads were dirt and not well maintained. Lots of holes and ruts and when it rained they became mud. Sites were sparse grass and very hard to determine your lot lines. After the weekend most people left and they put another camper right next to us with lots of campfire smoke when they could have put them much farther away. 30 amp electric and water only. Most sites do not have sewer. Showers and bathrooms were in good repair and clean. Only one dump site for a very large park. - User1984
Aug 2014 - $35.00
This campground offers a lot of activities. There was a concert the first night we were here and numerous playgrounds for the kids. We camped on a pond and had some interesting neighbors (not the parks fault). It was a little tricky finding our spot as we checked in after dark but the park ranger was helpful. The site was level and we had room to park. - Trinket
Sep 2016 - $16.00
We called to find a site just before a very busy weekend. At first,they said no sites were available but then said there might be something. They called us back a short time later and were able to accommodate us for the week we wanted to be there. They went well above and beyond for us. A great deal using Passport America, - Robert683
Sep 2011 - $32.00
As said before this park has a lot of seasonals but they are in their separate area. Sights were level and grassy. We were here in off season so not many people in the park. Park was clean and check in staff was friendly. Would not want to spend a week here but it was good for 2 nights to be able to sight see the Frankenmuth area. - Colette
Jun 2011 - $32.00
Nice level area, lots of spaces, but they tend to be narrow and are not paved at all. The roads are muddy and hold water in the rain. Nothing to write home about. Did not use or even look into the bathhouse but they were showing their age from the outside. No 50 amp service, 30 service was fine. Older campground but okay. - hug448844
May 2014 - $29.00
This is a very nice campground and quiet when the hours say to be. They allow you to have campfires at your site, too. It's mostly in the woods, but the trees are trimmed so that you don't hit them with a tall RV. There are a lot of permanent residents there and they are all nice folks. - CMcgirr