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24 RV Parks near Hartford, Michigan
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
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
Aug 2018 - $38.00
The weekend we visited was very quiet and not many people seemed to be there. The seasonal spots are on all the sites around the lake, the other sites are just an open grassy area, no real separation or pad. The lake was shallow for a long ways out, which the kids liked, the playground was nice. Not a super exciting place, but worked for us as a quiet weekend away not too far from home. - TiffanyC
Jun 2018 - $45.00
The only reason we stay here is its covenient to our families. The place is full of gophers that chewed the wires in our tow vehicle. Sites are seldom mowed, grass gets quite tall. The laundry is not clean, the machines are usually outta order. Water stinks!! Water drains are full of dirt and leaves. It seems the only thing anyone cares about is the money that goes into their pockets. Unfortunately it's the closest to our family. - Doglover68
Mar 2018 - $38.00
Oak Shores is another "campground" that in reality is a weekend getaway for the locals, as most of the trailers are permanently parked. The campground has two nice lakes, and all the lake spots are taken. So don't expect to camp along the lake shores. We where in the area for a family event and only needed a place to stay. It was the first open weekend of the year, and many people where cleaning their campsites and blowing away dead leaves. As with many campgrounds of this type, there are golf carts everywhere, seems like everyone owns one. Overall, it is good value and nice place to stay for a few days, but don't expect a quite or low traffic campground, as it is quite busy all hours of the day and night. Water pressure was good but was located on the opposite side of our site, and our site had a new electrical panel installed over the winter. They advertised wifi but it required a password that where not given at check-in, so we didn't use it. - damonbeals
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
Sep 2016 - $18.00
This is primarily a seasonal cg with approximately 20 grass sites set for overnighters or longer. 8 could be described as pull thru. You drove on the grass to get into your site. No issues with our 43'. The other sites are back in. All sites are grass and fairly level. Sites are large.
The park is clean and well maintained. We stayed after Labor Day in the middle of the week and the park is quiet. Very few lights and the stars are very bright. It's off the Interstate and great if looking for a great night's rest. We would return. - rudy1
Aug 2010 - $30.00
This is a mainly seasonal park. There are only about 10 sites for daily rate use. Most of these sites I would not recommend for big rigs. Our site was a dirt back-in with hookups in an awkward place. Park has a small beach on the lake. - Onemoretrail
Oct 2004 - $25.00
This was a nice place, without many useless amenities at a good price (in 2004). The staff was friendly and accommodating when we had to leave early due to an illness in our family. Beach was small but clean, and the water was amazingly clear for an inland lake. Bathrooms were clean and nicely appointed. Showers were a quarter for 10 minutes of use, but were hot with good water pressure. PLENTY of counter space and mirrors in the ladies' room for toiletries and putting on makeup. I would have preferred some shade in the tenting area - it was out in the open. We would come back again. - tracyj
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
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 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
Oct 2013 - $14.00
This is really a mobile home park with 7 RV sites in own area. Nice back-in concrete pads. Quiet Park. It is not a resort but is a nice place to stay if you have things to do in area. Rate reflects monthly rate. - RichardB1952
Feb 2011 - $25.00
I stayed here six weeks while working at Palisades Nuclear Station. This is a basic RV Park with few amenities. However, the owners are very pleasant and accommodating. - 870xprs
Aug 2019 - $58.00
The park staff is so friendly and accommodating they really wanted to make sure me and my family were taken care of. Hidden Ponds is a new park that just opened recently and still in construction for the next phase of their park. We felt very fortunate to find them as everyone else in the area was full. The bathrooms, showers, and pool were very beautiful and clean! They have some pretty nice walking trails that we enjoyed. It was a nice quite location in a very pretty natural setting, full of woods, ponds, pretty birds, deer, and so much more. My husband enjoyed fishing in the stocked fishing pond, we were pleasently surprised when he got some really big fish! My dog Windsor aka Woof-ah-less absolutely loved swimming in their pond. From what they told me they have lots of plans to expand in the coming years adding 2 different dog parks, a clubhouse, tennis courts, and a lot more amenities. Overall it was a super relaxing stay. I really enjoyed myself and can't wait to come again next time we are in South Haven! - Woofahless