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24 RV Parks near Benton Harbor, Michigan
Jun 2019 - $27.00
This park is easy to get in/out and navigate. Roads are gravel and sites are gravel or grass. We chose a site with water and electric only so we could get satellite reception, most others are fully wooded. Our water and electric hookups were at the back of the site and worked well. Most sites are pull thru with full hookups under big trees. Wifi worked well. Restroom and showers are very old but clean. - cwier
Jun 2019 - $43.00
Came to this park because of other reviews, and found it as described. Long pull through site, clean and the office staff was very friendly and helpful. We travel with our dog and they have a $5.00 fee that the park uses for dog waste cans and bags. The grounds are all grass and well maintained and well kept. WIFI was excellent and the water pressure high. Would make this a come back to park next time in this area. - weighit
Aug 2018 - $40.00
Eden Springs Campground & RV Park in Benton Harbor, Michigan, may well be one of our favorite small town parks! We are spending the month of August 2018 here and have found the venue quiet, well maintained, friendly and inexpensive ($375 for a month). I do not expect the prices to stay this low now that it has been "discovered". They are working on adding an updated restroom, dog park and other facilities. The sites are large, level and spaced far apart from each other. We pulled in with a 42' rig, pulling a 28' hybrid trailer (total 70') and easily pulled into our site without having to unhook. We had enough space to park a jeep in front of and and in back of the attached rig. The sites are designed so that no camper or RV faces a sewer connection. All of the hook ups are centrally located between two sites, with each rig having their driver side towards the hookups and their awning/entry sides facing the opposing side. Each site has a gravel space between them that could be traveled through, though campers all set up picnic tables, chairs and campfires there so practically there is no egress, thus privacy. This camp has the best WiFi of any camp we have ever stayed at. Some spots offer OTA TV and satellite reception. Ours did not as we chose to have a full tree canopy. Most of the sites offer full hookups with 30/50 amp service. The camp manager provides fire rings and picnic tables as requested, so if you need either, just let her know when you call. The RV resort is about 10 minutes from St. Joseph, MI and multiple rural wineries in the area (a favorite pastime for my wife Audrey). St. Joseph's is a small town located on Lake Michigan with excellent food, event venues and a lovely white sand beach The town of Benton Harbor itself once was booming city/community, which has come into hard times, but we did not have any problems traveling around that area. - bart_audrey
Sep 2019 - $51.00
Pitiful. Was told on phone that the office was open until 9. Arrived at 7 to find door locked. We had been boondocking for 3 days because of RV mechanical failure and I badly needed to do laundry. Guess what? Laundry Facilities are locked up - in the office. Sites are designed for travel trailers with hookups in the far back of the skinny pull-throughs, so had to unhook car and bring it around front. Totally wasted stay. We could have boondocked another night, saved the >$50, AND not have to hook the car back up in the morning. C'mon KOA. You usually do better than this. - DebGA
Aug 2019 - $54.00
Just stayed the night in pull-thru so I didn't have to unhook towed. The sewer, water and cable was to far back to hook up. If I unhooked the towed, I could have stayed back in the lot. Other lots had the connections closer to the middle of the lot. - Ric53
Jul 2019 - $67.00
We stayed here several years ago but they have made nice improvements by adding some back in sites with concrete patios and nice furniture and a fire pit. Sufficient space between the sites. Water, electric, sewer all fine and good wifi. Easy access. It wasn't overly crowded during the week. No KOA escort. Most of the other sites are narrow and close together. All gravel and level. Lots of activities for kids: pool, pond, jumper, etc. We had to leave a day early because of heat, no refund. - Team Asphalt
Aug 2017 - $33.00
This park has big trees for shade and a pretty setting. It is 15-20 min. out from South Haven in a very rural area along the interstate. It was not enjoyable to sit outside beause of the bugs and interstate noise. The bathrooms are very old, small and crowded in the mornings. There was no tv reception. There are not many water hookups, so bring extra hose to reach. - Red dog mom
Aug 2014 - $15.00
We enjoyed this rustic campground. There are lots of huge trees. It's a bit tricky to get parked. However, the owner was very helpful with suggestions on how to get into our site. He even let us drive the wrong way on a road to avoid having to unhook our car in a rainstorm. There are several long term residents, but all sites were clean, as was all the campground. This campground only has water and electric and no cable. However, the satellite worked surprising well with all those trees, and Verizon signal was strong. The owners were friendly and helpful. We would camp here again. - RV Artist
Sep 2011 - $15.00
Campground is in the timber so the sites are grass/forest floor. When it rains it will be muddy in most places. Water and power connections are shared so you may have to connect on the curb side. Some require 50+ feet of hose and may be across another site. Both water and power (30amp) were good. The sites are situated around the connections and are hard to tell which way to park since they are not set up with gravel or pads. If you plan to stay any time soon be aware that you cannot go by any published directions or GPS. There is a bridge closed over the Blue Star Highway right next to the campground. When we called for availability they didn’t tell us about the closure and we drove for an hour to find it. You have to be on 44 East of the park and follow 44 around the road closed barrier. - Fulltime 5er
Aug 2019 - $31.00
This is a great little park on the St. Joseph River. There are a lot of seasonal campers, but it’s quiet and peaceful. Swinging benches along the river. Two playgrounds for a campground this size was nice to see. Our site was a bit cramped at the connections; the pull-throughs alternate so there are shared water spickets. Note: there was some wafting from the fish cleaning station that was noticed on the weekend when the boats were out. During the week, not at all. Our site 43 had really good WiFi, site was level. Next time we would stay on the south side if available; those sites are much more spacious. Roads are paved. Staff onsite is very helpful. We would stay here again. - MrsMath
Jul 2019 - $33.00
As mentioned there are many long term campers here but don't let that stop you. The park is well kept with onsite manager. He is very helpful and there to see that you have a pleasant stay. Our site was a little bit unlevel and could have used some more gravel but had good shade and right across from the restroom and showers. No sewer hookup at our site but there is a good dump station. We would definitely stay here again. - NEOK
Jul 2019 - $33.00
A lot of month long or more residents, most are fishermen or boat people. Seems too be popular so if you want a pull thru and full hook-up call well in advance. Manager is very helpful. Some sites are close to each other. - bpatter1
Oct 2019 - $49.00
We stayed here overnight while travelling to a destination. The park accomodated our request for a long pull through so we would not have to unhook our truck. We were given a large and spacious site. Access roads are wide and made it easy to maneuver a large fifth wheel in the campground. The park's map/directory was several pages long and contained lots of useful information about the area. We would stay here again. - Greg and Kim
Aug 2019 - $50.00
Acceptable layout for a KOA but not overly beautiful. Prices high in this tourist area so it is a convenient location for a short stay to visit South Haven Lighthouse. Very Nice staff, good store. Some sites not level. Lots of space between sites but no privacy. Dog park was great with agility equipment and close by. Surrounding area not too nice so shop in South Haven. Wish our site had gravel, not just grass. - Andrea W
Jul 2019 - $65.00
We stayed at a premium patio site. It was a very nice, well-kept site. It had its own gas grill that they clean after every stay. The entire site was checked and cleaned every time. A ton of activities for the kids, but it was not annoying to people without kids. A lot of friendly employees constantly working. A quiet place to stay. Another bonus was that we were able to pick blueberries right in the campground - fun, and they were delicious. - Tunnelman
Jun 2019 - $34.00
Sites were small and dirt, and when it rained, became a mudhole. However, there were nice boardwalks, a beach, things to do. Kind of expensive for what it was, but nicer and somewhat cheaper than most of the Michigan State Parks. - Timeking
Aug 2017 - $34.00
The campground was clean and the staff was friendly. There were a lot of families with kids. The sites were small, very close together, not level and very difficult to back into; expect to make several attempts. It's an older park that hasn't been updated. Several sites share electric panel. Dump station on slight hill as you enter the park. No TV, cell phone or wifi service since the campground is in a ravine, completely surrounded by trees. On a positive note, the beach is very close and nice; sandy with very few rocks. - max7_3
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
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 2019 - $22.00
We spent a week here. We were not able to get a sewer site. Apparently they sold a lot of the sewer sites. Do have electric and water hookups. The RV spots are close but plenty room for our needs. We did notice a couple campers are taking up two sites, and one parked in one site using the 50 amp service on another site. The staircases, bridges, and walkways are incredible leading down to the river. Excited to get the kayaks on the river. We went in and checked out the restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities. The restrooms are extreme clean. Laundry room is very nice $1.75 for washer and $1.50 for dryer. Good deal! We've paid way more at other parks. We then went and checked out the pool, and hot tub area. They are remodeling the pool and looks like they have filled in the hot tub. It is all closed for now. Nice playground for the kiddos. There is also a huge play room with arcade games, air hockey, huge tv room with lots of seating, big kitchen area. This RV park really has it all. I would definitely stay here again. *FYI there is a tree on one side of the park that drops down and you can only get an 11 foot vehicle under it. **Lots of events on calendar including an ice cream social ***Be aware road going up to entrance could be narrow if you passed another RV on the road. - RLKeller
Jun 2019 - $1.00
Narrow dirt road entry, no way to pull over if you were to meet anyone going the other way! Hope we can get out without an issue. Our reservations were made 6 wks in advance for a full hook up, but on our arrival we were told we could not have one, they were being saved for "big Rigs", even though our fifth wheel and truck easily measure 56 ft. we were taken to a site with a narrow road and two trees at the site entrance. there was to way that we could back in without damaging our new fifth wheel. We could not exit the area straight down the road because we were told that a historic tree was too low for our fifth wheel to get under! We had to back down the dirt road to get out. We were then taken to a FHU site that we should have been given to begin with. After we were set up the park the manager came by and asked why we were on that site, she clearly didn't want us there even though another employee gave it to us. It is clear that TT members get put in the back 40 which is nothing new. We've had this issue many times before but this. The employees were respectful and friendly but did not think of the damage that could have been done to our rig. If you are a TT member and have a small travel trailer you will be OK but put in the back, otherwise stay away!! They told us the FHU sites were first come first serve bases, but, there were obvious empty ones that we were not offered. - LindaRee515
Jun 2019 - $1.00
Spacious wooded park on the banks of St. Joseph River, nice wide roads and a mixture of open and wooded sites. We reserved a full hook up site, none were available when we arrived but we were put in a nice water and electric site convenient to the bathhouse and laundry and had pump out service at no charge, the park is in a very pretty setting and was clean and well kept. We would recommend Bear Cave. - Bruce and Janette
Jul 2018 - $32.00
Van Buren SP is in a nice location in Southwest Michigan. The park is nice, expansive, with lots of trees, plenty of campsites, and a pleasant strip of beach, just North (within visual sight) of the nuclear power plant. Perhaps that is why the water is so pleasantly warm. The restrooms smelled of urine and were generally unpleasant to use. Campsites are nice and level, but the fire rings were built from surplus pipe and concrete, and poorly designed. A lot of smoky, poorly ventilated fires made for a heavy haze emanating from the park. This necessitated closing our windows to prevent asphyxiation from the smoke. Our 50 amp service had a bad leg, so we had to settle for 30amps. This next paragraph is directed more at the State of Michigan. You have a lot of nerve charging a daily recreational fee of $8.95 for each vehicle, especially for the camping unit itself. I have learned to accept a daily fee for extra vehicles in order to keep the traffic limited, but not for the RV. Being smacked for an additional $54 for three days did not set well. The roads are in poor shape, with patches and seams that will jar your bolts loose. And what about all those miles of coastline that are obscured by private property? There are 49 other states to visit and spend money in. Michigan is no longer on the list. - Kvw613
Aug 2017 - $25.00
nice park although the beach was rocky and was quite a hike from the campsite. We were required to purchase a seasonal/annual permit @ $32.00. - max7_3
Jul 2017 - $27.00
We have camped at most of the state parks along lake michigan. Some how we never made it here until now. Our site was grass over sand so plan on some blocks under the levelers. We ended up near the playground which the kids loved. State park play grounds are hit an miss. This one was one of the better ones. Roads are paved and can be a little tight to navigate. We disconnected the toad before entering the park. upon arriving at our site it was clear that it would be tight to back in. It was a good thing the campers across the street had not arrived otherwise it would have been difficult to back in with one shot. Verizon signal was about 50% internet speed was good but not top speed. ATT signal was a little better. - TeamErnzer
Aug 2017 - $31.00
We stayed two nights on our way West to break up the trip. Upon arrival, the unhappy office person charged us $9/day per vehicle (RV and toad) totaling $36 for two days, plus the camp fee of $62. We had previously paid $8 to reserve a spot via website. Pretty pricey for a spot with 50amp service only. The site was ok, wide and long enough for our rig, but the fire pit had cigarettes in it and there was an old carpet that someone had tossed into the woods behind the site. Pros were the cool dunes and Lake Michigan. The showers were individual rooms, and clean, but water wasn't very hot. Our site was shaded, and overall, the park is super quiet except for the traffic sounds, which weren't too bad. The person working the gift shop was lovely, happy and glad to be there. - Kcm
Jul 2017 - $40.00
The location of the park is very nice and beach access is a fun tromp through the dunes; however, we were terribly disappointed in the space we were given. If you come here, be sure to drive around the park, mark down the spots that look interesting and then ask for those. We were driving a long way and really needed a nice place to rest before moving on the next morning. We took spot #164 as assigned and found it to be a spot that was absent-mindedly created out of a corner. There is a sign in your way, the bushes are thick and hog up the majority of the space and the spot isn't level. And, to top it off, the fire pit was full of gross trash from the previous campers. We were didn't realize until walking the other loop to take the dunes trail that other far more appealing sites were to be had. My Mr. was too tired from driving and didn't want to request a different site after he had already put down the jacks and got the AC running. I don't know if it was because the park employees try to get this spot "sold" first or what, but for $31 + $9 for the park pass is way too much for what we got. I highly doubt we'll stay at this park again, but if we do, I'll be far more picky about which site we get assigned. For the record, site #54 looks spacious, shaded and has 50 amp service. If it weren't for the nice dunes and the "better loop" I'd drive right by and never give it another thought. - Ree Klein
Jul 2016 - $29.00
Reviews definitely depend on time of year you camp here: we experienced the same. Park is unique with the lake and sand dunes.
The Campground in summer: yikes! Sites 94 - 171 looked like a tent city at a rock concert with some trailers thrown in. The campers looked miserable. Large grassy/dirt areas with no privacy and kids running all over the place.
Fortunately we were in the "Modern" campground, and sites 67-74 were the only spacious sites we saw. However this loop also had many very close inside sites. The outside loop sites are also subject to road noise.
In the summer I would be very cautious about the site you choose and your personal space requirements. Our site had electric and some privacy.
I would visit this park again due to the unique sand dunes and the lake BUT only off season and not on a weekend. - Breezy2