18 Parks near Hartford, Michigan
Jul 2010 - $1.00
This would be a great family campground. Area set aside for tents and popups. Park like setting. Fishing pond. Don't know why it is not full. Added an extra day when we got here. Very quiet. Would stay again. The only reason for the overall 7 rating is the roads. Just go slow. - ChrisnMarv
Aug 2016 - $42.00
Very clean and accommodating place. Lots are spacious and offer some shade. Sites are dirt and grass, featuring a fire ring and picnic table.
Big lots, blueberry picking right outside your place. The employees were very kind and helpful. WOULD and will stay at any KOA again! - Cookie hunnicutt
Jul 2016 - $78.00
Nice park. Owner and all employees were extremely nice and helpful. Best part was being able to pick blueberries 30 feet from our trailer. Our site was a premium one, but very sandy, and gravel.
This spot had a nice gas grill and paved patio. NOT WORTH $78 though! - stlmp
Oct 2015 - $35.00
Well shaded sites but very tight you must like your neighbors. Clean and easy to get to. Mostly shady, gravel sites with fire ring and picnic table. - Jayco owner
Aug 2010 - $30.00
This is a mainly seasonal park. There are only about 10 sites for daily rate use. Most of these sites I would not recommend for big rigs. Our site was a dirt back-in with hookups in an awkward place. Park has a small beach on the lake. - Onemoretrail
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
Jul 2016 - $32.00
This is our favorite "hidden gem" campground, and we drive up annually from central IL to this southwest corner of MI to stay for 4-5 days. The campground has a 1/4 mile stretch of Lake Michigan beach that you MIGHT share with a dozen people during the week. Weekends are a little busier with day-pass traffic to the beach, but still not very crowded.
The camping area is wooded, nestled between shaded dunes for a nice protection from hot sun and heavy winds (you can leave your awning out all the time). A short walk over some boarded stairways/walkways and you are on the beach! It's a great blend of environments that I've never experienced at any other campground.
This side of Lake Michigan has real sandy beaches, crashing waves on breezy days, outstanding weather in the summer months, and sunset views over the Lake that you will not forget. For us Midwesterners, it's as close to an ocean beach experience as you can get.
The campground is older with water/30 amp electric sites (no full hookups), a dump station, as well as primitive tent sites and small cabin rentals if you don't have an RV. Sites are sandy (which I don't mind) and fairly level. There are two "loops" of RV sites, one larger loop for smaller trailers/motorhomes, and another smaller loop with larger sites for bigger rigs. We have been here in a 35' motorhomes and trailers and have always been able to get a larger site in the smaller loop, which is actually a more private because day traffic goes the other direction.
Sites are nicely separated with heavy rope dividers on wooden posts. The office has very friendly staff on-site every day, and they sell small supplies, firewood, ice, drinks, and ice cream.
Recent years have brought some upgrades in walking paths (to the beach) and a new bathhouse in the smaller loop. This is a town-owned park facility and it's obvious that they do put money and care into it, to keep it updated (as much as possible) and maintained. - scottydl
Aug 2015 - $32.00
This is a little known park. You can walk to the beach at Lake Michigan which is 100 yards away. Very nice sandy beach. People bid on the park to run it. Sites are okay for a more rustic stay. Value was good because of access to lake which is not dog friendly. We would stay here again, maybe for a week. If you rent a site access to beach is included otherwise people without RV's pay $7 a day for beach access. Lots of people stay in tents. - Mark from Missouri
Sep 2016 - $26.00
Typical state park, electric only sites. Interior roads are a bit narrow, and I wouldn't denote this park as big-rig friendly. Our site was fairly large, shaded and clean, but we saw others that were a bit smaller and had more sun. Our site was listed as accommodating a 35' camper, but I had to block the road to hook/unhook from our 30' TT. Sites are a sand base, so kick off your shoes before going back in the camper ;-)
There is a dog-friendly beach area, but you have to hike over a sand dune to get to it. The regular beach area has adjacent parking, but is a short (and more level) walk from the campground. Office sells ice and firewood, but they were out of ice (for the next couple days...), and the firewood was a bit green. Check-in staffer was pleasant, we saw DNR foot patrolling the park a couple times, and we didn't experience any loud, raucous camp sites. It's mostly families and groups and, overall, a pleasant, relatively quiet place to stay. Pretty easy access, just a few miles off I-196.
Overall, it's a satisfactory state park in a good location, with larger, pine and hardwood shaded sites. It's not a must-return park for us, but we'd consider it, if we're back in this area. - fastalker64
Aug 2016 - $27.00
Our second stay at Van Buren State Park was even better than the first. The park is clean, a great mix of wooded and open, the bathrooms (while older) were clean each time we visited. Lots of families yet relatively quiet. The beach is a short walk (.25 miles?) and wonderful. It's a 10 minute drive to South Haven and there is a bike trail to get you there as well. - User3490
Jul 2016 - $18.00
The campground host was wonderful. We pulled in late. When she heard that we had signed up for a site with no electric (because we were not unhooking for the night), she told us to find an electric site that's not reserved and where we were not in the roadway. We did and thank goodness, heat index was 104. It was very quiet, and the sites were well taken care of.
It's a horse camp also, and it was wonderful to wake up and see some 4 legged campers!
There is no water or sewer at the individual site. - Jlcamper
Oct 2013 - $14.00
This is really a mobile home park with 7 RV sites in own area. Nice back-in concrete pads. Quiet Park. It is not a resort but is a nice place to stay if you have things to do in area. Rate reflects monthly rate. - RichardB1952
Feb 2011 - $25.00
I stayed here six weeks while working at Palisades Nuclear Station. This is a basic RV Park with few amenities. However, the owners are very pleasant and accommodating. - 870xprs
Jul 2015 - $20.00
A family campground in a "back to nature" setting." Friendly neighbors and staff. Swimming pool, lake, plenty of room for the kids to run and play. Our site was "rustic" and private - we liked that a lot! We stayed only one night, sat around a fire and watched fire flies. Would gladly return for a vacation length stay. One caution - bring plenty of insect repellant. Mosquitoes had their way with me. - arascal
Apr 2012 - $15.00
Fair Verizon data & voice. Good air TV. Price quoted is PA price. Pull through sites are actually dual sites front to back, only pull through if both empty. Pool not operating when we were there (early in season). Quiet park. Fairly level hard pack dirt sites. Small lake on property. Watch for dirt entry drive just west of park sign. - earlymun
May 2010 - $15.00
We camped here with Passport America and it was a great value as they gave us the price for all 3 days we stayed. We were able to pull through a site due to the park not being busy. It was extremely quiet but we were here before the season. The pond is beautiful and clean but it was too cold to swim. The pool wasn't open for the season yet. There was a lot of grass and trees and was a peaceful setting. We followed the directions on the web site and had no problem finding the park, but it is a bit out of town. There were 3 good signs just as we were questioning how far we had traveled. The one issue we had was that the 30 amp breaker was very old, so we had to manage our electric more than usual, as it didn't seem adequate. I had good internet service with my Verizon card on my laptop. Park was clean and maintained. - Danni
South Haven, Michigan (map) | (269) 637-6153
Sites: 121 | Latest Rate: $53.00 | 27 Reviews
Aug 2016 - $53.00
We normally stay at another park a few miles west of Yogi Bear's. This year we thought we would try a new campground since we would be camping with a 3 year old in addition to her sisters. This is a family oriented campground with lots and lots of things for kids to do. The activities are well planned and did not disappoint. Sites are gravel, spacious and utilities are well planned, everything worked. The only negative I can think of is for its size they could use additional bathroom facilities, I always make it a point to check out the cleanliness etc. they were clean, but crowded. There are several sites in the section we camped in without sewer hook ups hence the bathroom crowd. Management might want to look at restricting the use of large outdoor rugs which are killing the grass and making a mess for the next camper. - ANDYO1
Aug 2015 - $54.00
This was our first visit and it was very enjoyable. We arrived late and very happy to see nice café onsite with good food. Camp store is large with great options. Only critique of store is needs more organization, wait time seemed long no matter when we arrived. Sites are roomy with fire pits. Plenty of activities for kids. Highly recommend a stay here. - Dr sandra d
Jun 2014 - $40.00
Clean, well maintained campground. Sites are level with gravel/dirt surface. Some grass. I can not give this campground more than a 3 rating because the roads are dirt and every time a car goes by there is a cloud of dust. The campground is in full sun with no trees. Camp sites are positioned east and west, so you have hot sun in the morning and hot sun in the evening. Campground is in a rural setting about 5 miles outside of South Haven. Will not stay here again. - JABJRB
Sep 2016 - $66.00
Sunny Brook is a lovely park with easy access to and from I-196. Gated park with beautiful flowers and nicely landscaped and manicured lawns. Internal roads are paved and sites are concrete. Power and water centrally placed and on our lot, the sewer was located quite far to the back requiring that we add our sewer hose extension. It appears that the sewer connection is in different placed on some of the other sites. We were located in the back-in's of the second row off the lake. The sites are a bit sloped from back to front but we were able to level with our jacks without the front tires leaving the ground. Big first step up into the coach. We drive a 45ft MH and were able to easily navigate the park and get into the site (without the car attached). Once parked, the site is plenty big for the rig and the car. The pool, laundry, and club house are very nice and well maintained. We were here a bit late in the season and during the week so not many activities, which is OK with us. Wifi goes from pretty slow to acceptable depending on the time of the day and activity level. Resort staff and other campers very nice, friendly and welcoming. Although the price seemed a bit high for this time of the year, we would return here if we were in the area. - LvR
Sep 2016 - $46.00
We used a "buy 2 nights, get 1 free" coupon from the Tampa RV Show. This is a beautiful, well maintained destination resort. Interior roads are paved. Sites are concrete with picnic tables and fire rings on the grass. Wifi was excellent but they have no cable. Our satellite reception was good so that didn't matter to us. They have 1 new pickleball court that we used one morning. Our site was a pull-in facing the lake. Unfortunately, the weather was a bit too hot and humid to enjoy sitting outdoors but it was a beautiful view. We would probably stay at a different park if we came up here again just because of the cost. - dickens
Sep 2016 - $66.00
Beautiful paved park, superbly landscaped and well-maintained. Excellent water pressure and fast, strong wifi. The staff, pool, clubhouse and laundry are all first-rate. Pricey. - The Hilts