Van Buren State Park, South Haven

4.1
#3 of 6 in Parks in Van Buren County
State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • Our visit was for bike riding. Brought our bikes and had a wonderful ride on the Van Buren Trail into South Haven. The trail is smooth and well maintained. As we got into South Haven, the signage... 
    Our visit was for bike riding. Brought our bikes and had a wonderful ride on the Van Buren Trail into South Haven. The trail is smooth and well maintained. As we got into South Haven, the signage...  more »
  • Fantastic camping experience. The staff and camp hosts were wonderful. Bathroom facilities were very adequate and clean. Our only complaint is that they have not dealt with the invasive gypsy moths... 
    Fantastic camping experience. The staff and camp hosts were wonderful. Bathroom facilities were very adequate and clean. Our only complaint is that they have not dealt with the invasive gypsy moths...  more »
  • We camped in here for a fall getaway weekend. Great campground. Lots of site, but very natural and nestled under big trees. Clean bathrooms and showers. No camp store on site so be prepared with... 
    We camped in here for a fall getaway weekend. Great campground. Lots of site, but very natural and nestled under big trees. Clean bathrooms and showers. No camp store on site so be prepared with...  more »
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  • Gorgeous campground! Spacious, woodsy, near the beach, public restrooms are clean and modern! They even have a spot where you can wash dishes. Nice trails, little parks for kids. We spent the weekend in October and the fall color was amazing. Easy check in and out - we reserved our campsite online.
  • What a beautiful spot! Easy parking, easy access to the beach. A place to rinse off sand and bathroom facilities. Enormous sand dunes! We were visiting from NC and the Outer Banks sand dunes are half this size! It was odd to see the beach scattered with stunningly smooth stones rather than seashells!
  • This is a fantastic state park. Stayed a week in the campground. Nice camp sites, electric only, and a very quiet campground overall. There are 2 newly built bath houses/restrooms with a dishwashing station and the potable water stations throughout the park are also new. There is a short walk to the beach and dog beach through the day use area but it's well worth it, especially to catch a sunset over Lake Michigan.
  • Nice state park, very pretty and the bathrooms are completely modern. 30 amp and 50 amp on the campsites. My visit was in late October and I enjoy the solitude. The lights are very sandy and hard to level your RV unless you pay the up charge for a “modern lot“overall very very nice location with a beautiful beach and extensive hiking trails. I will be back.
  • Beautiful section of the Lake for sure. Dunes you can climb (I did not, but my adult kids did) bathrooms, Picnic tables, grills, and a play area with swings and a slide. There is a wash station but it was still cold when we went so I assume they will be open as the weather turns warmer. We did see people with dogs on leashes so I assume it's dog friendly but don't quote me on that as I did not read the sign for that information. The driftwood along the beach made nice little nooks for relaxing and feeling semi private. We saw people on top of the dunes with hammocks, looked like an amazing way to enjoy the beach! You do have to pay a fee for entry if you don't have the park pass on your licence plate.

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