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Van Buren State Park

23960 Ruggles Rd, South Haven, MI 49090-9492
+1 269-637-2788
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Fall Camping

Found out about this state park this summer while helping friends pull a trailer out. What a gem... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2016
via mobile
Yucky Camping Trip

We enjoyed the beach, but our camping experience was not too great. Our camp site was in a... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
Liz W
Rockville, Indiana
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23960 Ruggles Rd, South Haven, MI 49090-9492
+1 269-637-2788
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Found out about this state park this summer while helping friends pull a trailer out. What a gem!!! We were so fortunate, the weather was amazing. Great camp sites, lots of maple & oak trees. Some sites are more suited for tents or small trailer...More

Thank GmaDEC
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We enjoyed the beach, but our camping experience was not too great. Our camp site was in a low-lying area ... and it was noticeably more buggy and muggy than the rest of the park. The ladies restroom in the campground was dirty. The filth...More

Thank Liz W
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We have been here many times in the past. It is only 2 hours from Chicago and is a great campground with a beautiful beach and close to nice towns like South Haven and Saugatuck. There is plenty to do. The two big downsides is...More

Thank Bernard B
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Poor service.. Workers were not friendly at all.. Not a whole lot for kids to do there... Very disappointed... We don't plan to camp there again....was recommended to friends to try the campground out.. Wish we never did...

1  Thank Debra J
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful park, good camp ground, easy access to lake Michigan. Clean sand beach, interesting dune for climbing. Only one drawback, the immediate proximity of Palisades Nuclear Power plant to the south the park. You can walk right up to the warning signs/fence and yes the...More

2  Thank MEA325
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We used to frequent this state park when we lived in Kalamazoo and it was just as we remembered it, quaint. Great picnic areas available that are shaded and convenient to the beach. If you walk south you walk towards the nuclear plant, the only...More

Thank Greg D
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I found this trail that pretty much went straight up the side of the bluff...the view at the top was worth the sweat and the water was so blue. Lots of trails and lots of beach as well

1  Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Ok, the beach is gorgeous! Our site was ok, but quite sandy (wouldn't have been that bad if it wasn't raining when we set up our tent). We've camped at a bunch of Michigan State Park campground this summer and I have to say these...More

Thank Ashleigh M
Reviewed 11 August 2016

A nice well maintained state park with a clean campground and walking distance with clean beach access. Beach access has a nice beach house which is fairly new. Campground is a little tight and compact, particularly for RVs, with a few too many cars. Tent...More

2  Thank Gregory K
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We had a gorgeous site, very nice accommodates for a state park, with electric. Great wash out stations and restrooms. The showers need a little more TLC, backed up quite frequently. We like to have a fire late into the night and several of us...More

1  Thank UPSnoFn
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are dogs allowed on the beach?
23 June 2016|
Response from Paul-In-Chicago2011 |
yes, there is a dog beach on the South end of the park
Is there a basketball hoop and/or a playground at the campground?
22 June 2016|
Response from Tony K | Reviewed this property |
There is a Playground, and Hiking Trails