19 Parks near Riverside, Michigan
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 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
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
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 2015 - $50.00
Enter at your own risk with a big rig. The office does not mark your route for you, you get escorted to your site. We were taken down a road and were led to a site where we would had to make an absolute 90 degree turn between a tree and electric box. We thought we were brought down the wrong way because going around the opposite way gives you a direct shot onto this site. The fellow they parked next to us had less than 90 degrees (a no-no for big rigs and he should have refused) and the KOA young man led him right into the tree, taking it out and doing considerable damage to the motorhome.
I looked at the map and the arrows indicated we were brought in the way the young man took us!
The sites are poorly identified, the roads have NO markings to indicate which way you are to go but they are all one lane!
We walked the area determining how to leave when it was time, again having no instruction or road markings or indications on their map.
There is an exit gate with not a lot of wiggle room. To get to the outside road which gave you the best access we would need to go to the end of our road, make a less than 90 degree turn on a road lined with boulders to circle around to the perimeter road.
My husband chose to go the most direct route, swing as wide as he could with me standing in front of the obstacles along the way. He had to hug a tree causing the branches to scrape the top of our rig to make the turn but we made it.
A motorhome that left before us avoided the tree so didn't swing wide enough and took out their cargo doors on boulders.
I didn't use any amenities so have no comment on them. Next time I will go to South Haven for about the same amount of money.
I hope management addresses these shortcomings for RVers. They were more concerned about their 4.5 rating and their tree! - DR Rogers
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
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
Apr 2016 - $18.00
Nice level site, clean showers. Very nice park. - Chuck69
Jul 2015 - $28.00
This is old State Park which a little tired and worn. There are no septic hooks so longer stays can be tricky. However the location is awesome. Along a beautiful state park beach and just 5 miles down they road from the quaint lake harbor town of South Haven. 17 kmiles North of South Haven is the art village of Saugetuck one of the most popular resort towns in Michigan. If your looking for beautiful scenery and quaint resort towns this is it. - dreambuilderz
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
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
Sep 2015 - $30.00
Camped in a 35 foot 5th wheel on back in site 121, an end spot with a nice size grass patch (in newest section of park). Full hook ups. Wide, level, gravel site. No shade, although, small trees have been planted on sites. Plenty of room for truck. Some sites in old section are buddy type (facing awning to awning). Clean shower houses. No laundry, but there is one about two miles away in town. Good WiFi, AT&T cell coverage, & over the air antenna TV (about 15 stations). Volley & basketball courts, ping pong table. Book exchange. Small children's playground. Located on St. Joseph River with wide boat launch access. Quiet at night. Construction underway to expand park. - Scottsdale RVers
Jul 2015 - $30.00
Great spot on the river. Easy to check in. Staff always readily available. Awesome spot to fish! We arrived and lady was in the office. Very friendly and helped us choose a site. - campalot3
Jun 2014 - $32.00
South Haven is on the shore of Lake Michigan. If you like to bicycle, this park is right off the Kal-Haven Rail-Trail and you can easily bike into town. You can also launch a kayak into the Black River from here. Small park but reasonably priced for full-hook-up ($200/week). Sites are adequate and several pull-through sites are available at no extra charge. A no-frills Ma & Pa park. Verizon MiFi and voice service were good. Would stay here again. - Kokomo
May 2013 - $32.00
Closest park to town, the Kal-Haven trail is accessible from the rear of the park. We were able to walk to downtown from our campsite. They could do better at cleaning the fire pits from the previous guests but the park is fairly clean overall. Also pretty quiet here. We had no issues parking our 37' motorhome here. - Zdog
Jul 2016 - $72.00
Lovely RV resort. You can buy your site here, we rented thru the management office. We had a lovely waterfront pull in site #171. Do not try to check in early, as it will cost you. We were in the class A sites. Very nice club house, library, lush pool filled with kids. Strong wifi. No cable. No trees, so sunny sites. - Oooooooo
Jul 2016 - $72.00
Nice park and great location. Managers of the park are very friendly and helpful. Easy park to drive around around. We had a back in site by the ravine. I think those sites are better for a 45 motor home. The sites seemed to be larger. Nice clubhouse and pool. South Haven is a nice town to visit. Great restaurants. We liked Clementines for the perch. Walmart and Meijer near by. We stayed four days and would definitely return if we are in the area. - revolution1
Jun 2016 - $60.00
A well kept, quiet, ownership campground which is nicely laid out adjacent to a pond. Good asphalt access roads, but not quite wide enough allow 2 rigs to pass. Corners a bit tighter but still easy with a big rig (just watch for the orange slow flaggers on some of the inside turns). Big rigs leaving from the front row have an S curve to exit that needs careful maneuvering. Sites are pullins up against the pond, backins else where. Concrete sites mostly level (slight slope to the street) wide enough to park toad next to rig. Picnic table and brick campfire pit. Lots of grass around the sites with young trees (so not a lot of shade). Power ok, water ok (perhaps a tad low at just over 40psi, dropping to 35psi with load), sewer ok. Wifi decent signal and with decent speed most of the time. Verizon LTE 3 bars with decent speed. Recycle on site (not entirely clear what they take - handout says paper, glass, plastic; signs on front of bins say cardboard, glass, plastic; sticker on top of bins says everything). OK bike riding in the campground (full loop around 1 mile). Access to Kal Haven trail about a mile on back roads by bike (no parking) or 6 miles by car. We will stay here again. - SeaLandSkyPhoto