Van Buren State Park

State Park

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23960 Ruggles Rd.
South Haven, MI 49090
269-637-2788
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GPS: 42.3304, -86.3042

Last Price Paid: $28
Number of Sites: 220
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 627 ft
Max Length: 45 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

7 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
1bars
Verizon 3G
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
Weboost
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RM
CA
27 Airstream
16 reviews
Nightly rate: $28
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 92

RM would stay here again

“Large campground with Lake Michigan beach access”

Reviewed Sep 15, 2018

Overall Rating

This is a large, busy park at the southern end of Michigan's Lake Michigan coastline. The sites are flat, grassy, reasonably well spaced and have electric hookups. The lakeshore is accessed by way of an easy walk through the dunes and is a popular spot for watching the sunset. At night although the campground occupants were quiet, you ... more

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This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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roguebooks
Apalachicola, FL
18 Oliver Travel Trailers Legacy Elite, Hull #309
2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 4x4
24 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 208

roguebooks would stay here again

“Van Buren State Park (revisited)”

Reviewed Aug 23, 2018

Overall Rating

Cell phone service is important to me and AT&T needs to up their game. Two bars was sufficient for the internet and watching a bit of news with the Amazon fire stick, but I prefer at least three to stop all the occasional buffering. I chose site #208, furthest away from the beach in the hope of escaping loud kids and campfires. Becaus... more

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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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roguebooks
Apalachicola, FL
18 Oliver Travel Trailers Legacy Elite, Hull #309
2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 4x4
24 reviews
Nightly rate: $31
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 107

roguebooks would stay here again

“Great dog beach!”

Reviewed Aug 08, 2018

Overall Rating

What makes this park so special is the half-mile long area of dog-friendly beach on Lake Michigan. The dog beach is actually larger than the public beach. Imagine that! Bob the dog was able to get great walks in, the occasional swim, and plenty of sand to dig a hole to put his body in. The campground is the typical Michigan State Park... more

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Location
Cleanliness
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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


Nightly rate: $28
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 211

TheTravelingTaubs would stay here again

“Great Campground with Beach and Biking Trail Access”

Reviewed Jul 22, 2018

Overall Rating

First, we went to Holland and were put off by the lack of space at the Macatawa and Beach Campgrounds there. The Beach Campground was so packed that we would not have been able to put our awning out. So, we backtracked to Van Buren State Park and we’re so happy that we did! The Campground was spacious as compared to the ones in H... more

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1bars
Verizon 3G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27 Airstream International
198 reviews

Van-Tramp would stay here again

“Average park with a nice hike to the Lake”

Reviewed Jul 16, 2017

Overall Rating

I recall that the campground itself was nothing to write home about, but the trails leading out to the Lake was cool. Nothing wrong with the campground really, just 'average' in my opinion.. The town of Van Buren was cool.

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Airstream/Camping...
Detroit, MI
25 Airstream Flying Cloud
6 reviews
Nightly rate: $33
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 195

Airstream/Camping through my Eyes would stay here again

“Love the camp grounds and the town.”

Reviewed Apr 02, 2017

Overall Rating

This is a very nice state park. I would camp here again. The showers are hot and very clean. Spacious sites. Quiet place to camp.

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This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Liga would stay here again

“Beautiful campground on Lake Michigan shoreline”

Reviewed Jul 12, 2016

Overall Rating

VanBuren State park is beautiful! Lake Michigan beach access within easy walk from campground on maintained trail; sites are quite large, campground is well-maintained and clean. Playgrounds for the kids, fire rings and picnic tables at all sites, many of which have mature trees for shade. Dogs are allowed, leashed, in campground and o... more

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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Van Buren State Park (revisited)

After more than a week now of officially living full-time in our Oliver, I am slowly adjusting to a life of leisure never before experienced. I have always had some project, some property to take care,...

Hookups:
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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