13 Parks near South Haven, Michigan
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
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
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
Aug 2016 - $66.00
Very nice park. Lots of grass and cement. Lake in middle. Has many daily activities. Very nice lot owners here. - Couch9748
Aug 2016 - $68.00
This park is very clean and the grounds are very pretty. Check in is at 3 pm and they charge you $10.00 if you arrive early. Our site was empty when we arrived and I take the fee as the owner telling me: "Don't come back."
The concrete pads are all back-ins and slanted towards the front; I saw a lot of front tires in the air. The water, satellite, power and wi-fi are good. This park should be in the $45.00 range if you have a large coach, due to limited space. This is a good park for a day or two. - ctjt1234
Aug 2016 - $72.00
Great place to stay. Very well maintained park. Great sites. We stayed on the water. All sites are well maintained and cared for. - KCook3
Nov 2015 - $35.00
Park was clean and neat, but sites were very tight. Cable was not available, and the wireless connection was slow and spotty to the point that it was useless. - GSVicks
Jun 2013 - $25.00
I was a seasonal here so the $25 reflected my 100 days at site. About 60% of sites are seasonal. Park is well taken care of. Staff is friendly. This is pretty much an older cliental with no activities for kids. The park is pretty quiet during the week. Internet was good but a little slow. No cable for TV. About 2 miles from Lake access. They close mid October. Restaurant was pretty nice. You could sit outside on porch during nice mornings. Relaxing stay. Would definitely come back again. - RichardB1952
May 2009 - $30.00
Very nice park. We really enjoyed having the Cousins Restaurant within walking distance. - litlestink1125
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
Apr 2016 - $18.00
Nice level site, clean showers. Very nice park. - Chuck69
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
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 - $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