South Haven, Michigan

Van Buren State Park

South Haven, Michigan



South Haven, Michigan
Phone: (269) 637-2788

Sites: 220
Recent Rate: $29 9/2009

Latitude: 42.334052
Longitude: -86.304571

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

5 Reviews

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Mariposa Paul

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park: the sites are well situated. The $29 represents total cost of site plus per person for entry. The park people were friendly. We camped at Van Buren State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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campingbug

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Having chosen a site off the Internet, sight unseen, we were pretty lucky. We had site 31 which is very shady, but we did have a very hard time getting our 25' trailer in there. Would be better suited for tents, smaller trailer or pop ups. Site was level. Many sites in park are not and many do not have shade. Sites 27 & 41 were either wet or had standing water in them so beware. Sites 19-35 all had a lot of standing water behind them. Took a hike passed the volleyball courts (by day use area) on the trail to the beach and down. Would be way to much work with children but we enjoyed it. Dogs not allowed on beach, we carried our small one once down there. Camps hosts were wonderful and friendly and kept the campsites spotless. Had a real nice DNR young man stop by and show us a spider and told us of a night hike he was leading that night. We really enjoyed our stay here, but depending on where you are, it could be iffy. There were a lot of groups that camped together, but nights quieted down. We look forward to going back and walked around and chose the only sites we would consider. We camped at Van Buren State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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MeetTheGriswolds

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Nicely separated sites, although sites are on sand, lucky to get a patch of grass. No real playground, only a jungle gym. Beach is too far a walk across 2 hot parking lots. Over priced when you add in the daily park fee. Beach is small and water was full of green slime. No park programs offered during our stay, only on weekends in the middle of summer! We camped at Van Buren State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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palm tree

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2006 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We reserved a grassy, level site 42 x 45 feet based on the reservation service description. Upon arrival we asked if we would have a problem with a rig our size. We were assured that big rigs use the park all the time with no problems. Our site was a patch of earth with sparse grass and what appeared to be a gravel pad. We backed in and were so unlevel our bubble was clear at the end of the level. Jockeying a little forward and a little backward failed to budge the bubble. My husband decided to just pull out and go back to the front gate. In no time we were hubcap deep in sand. The "gravel pad" was a thin layer of pea gravel over sand. To avoid making a bad situation worse, we talked to the Camp Host who sent a Dept. of Natural Resources guy to help us. He brought a shovel and boards. His comment was that we weren't in bad and he would have us out in no time. He layed two boards end to end after shoveling a bit. When my husband pulled forward as instructed the last board shot backward and bent the front bottom cap portion of our 5th wheel all to heck. They said they had no other sites except one that was "worse" than the one we were on so we requested a refund and insurance information. They refunded $29 for the entrance fee required and all but $8 of our prepaid reservation. They said that was a non-refundable fee. The DNR guy did help my husband secure the front cap of the RV so we could proceed to a commercial campground. The gentleman who led us to our site there said he had the same thing happen at the park and had to pay $150 to a wrecker to get him out. He said it happens all the time. My advice is don't go there unless you have a pop-up or tent. Compared to the Ohio State Park we had just left, this place was a dump. No more Michigan State Parks for us.l We camped at Van Buren State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Annie

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2006 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

We made reservations on line, having never been there before we weren't sure about the different loops. When we arrived, our site was very unlevel. After struggling to get level, we went back to the office. The young lady at the desk was very helpful and we were given a different site to move to. It's about half mile walk to the beach on Lake Michigan (or you can drive) We were one of a few motorhomes, lots of tents and popups, but we had plenty of room. We camped at Van Buren State Park in a Motorhome.

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