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12 RV Parks near New Buffalo, Michigan
We did however find 12 campgrounds within 25 miles of New Buffalo. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near New Buffalo in the left hand column.
Jun 2018 - $25.00
This a basic place to stay for a night or longer if your exploring the area. Very reasonable rate, but don't expect too much. We got a flat level cement pad we drove over the grass to park on. Good Power (50) amp only in our power box, water was clean and strong pressure. WiFi was excellent, quiet place to spend time. No pool, or other items, grass was cut and neat landscape. Office was not the cleanest and smelled like dog, but it doesn't take long to sign in and pay. From outward appearance you might just drive by, but it is actually a great place to stay. We would stay here again when we are going through LaPort. The listing shows no wifi but it is a very strong and powerful wifi, very happy with how well it works. - weighit
Sep 2014 - $19.00
Basic parking space with hook-up for overnight. No frills but nice low price. This is 2nd stay here and would stay again. - Tireman9
Aug 2012 - $20.00
Very good value with Passport America. This is our second stay here. Makes a good base for seeing the area. Michigan City is a short drive away and the Indiana Dunes NL are a bit further. We had a 30 FHU on a slab not quite large enough for us. Very good TV reception with bat-wing and Verizon broadband connected at 4G. - Bob and Inga
May 2014 - $45.00
Nice location for this part of Michigan. Friends came out from Chicago to visit. Fairly level gravel site, good utilities, very nice folks. Free entertainment provided by folks getting stuck parking their 5th wheel for the summer. We had to leave our toad at the main office. Sites are very close, so the way out was exciting until we made our turn. We would stay here again as long as we get the same site - others appeared too short or narrow (trees) for our rig (43 ft). - Frances and Sparky
Aug 2012 - $40.00
We were just here overnight and it was OK except for the price. $25 would have been a fair rate but we were running out of day and needed to stop for the night so we bit the bullet. Gravel sites 98% full with long term rigs. Voltage was good, but water pressure was only fair. It was convenient for our route. We might stay here again if we happen to be passing through. - zrxh14
May 2010 - $38.00
This park is nice and clean. It says its across the street from the dunes; yes, they are but it's about a 3 to 4 mile walk to the dunes. If you bring a bike of car you will be OK. The owners of the park were very nice and helpful. They did have a playground but if you have kids like mine 15 and 11 playground was for little kids. They do have a pond but no swimming of fishing, just to look at. This is a nice campground for just relaxing, but it has no extras. We would not camp here due to how far the walk to beach is and no extras for older kids. - rv1
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
Jul 2013 - $45.00
I've camped in over 50 campgrounds and this was one of my least favorite. It's nearly all seasonals, who were welcoming and friendly, with somewhere in the neighborhood of 6 sites available for visitors. The reservation process was simply a matter of getting someone to answer the phone, and no confirmation was provided other than being told my name was "on the board." At check in we waited for someone to find the person who works in the office. Our site was basically in someone's yard and the fire ring was within reach of their tethered dogs. There's a pool but it was packed with regulars who were throwing a party. No other amenities. The restaurant is not affiliated with the campground but is within walking distance. - McNamara's Band
Jun 2012 - $20.00
Friendly, helpful with directions and took us to site. Had a 4th of July celebration on July 1st for weekend campers. Afternoon, a band was playing at the pool pavilion, and an evening meal offered by the park with meat, buns and serving needs provided, just bring a dish to share. Very nice. Nice pool and neat surroundings. Well kept. Tight turns on the well maintained roads. - StLouieEd
Aug 2010 - $25.00
This was a nice clean park. The owners were some of the nicest people I have meet yet RV'ing. The town of New Carlisle is small, so getting use to the small town life maybe a little different. You could see Hudson Lake from campground. It's a clean lake, a good size for boating and water stuff. The park has stuff to do every weekend. The only bad thing was the train tracks were very close. Trains do come through all night. They don't blow a horn at night, but you do hear the car's on the tracks. If it was not for the trains, this park would have gotten a higher rating. We would come back with train's and all. - rv1
Jun 2018 - $45.00
Old park in need of some TLC. The full timers do not take pride in their unit and the road and sites are in need of updating. It served the purpose but probably would not stay again. - Psushu
Jun 2018 - $40.00
The sites are on top of each other with the park allowing the two vehicles to park in and block access roads.
Written rules such as quiet hours were not enforced, so if you are a person who doesn't care about anyone else, this is the place for you.
The park really should post a picture on their banner part of their website with the pool full of people literally shoulder to shoulder...so it is obvious what type of place it is.
Lots of terracing within each campsite, it was too easy to step off of an 8"x 8" while plugging in utilities and fall into your neighbor's picnic table or awning support.
Can I say insane? I would swear every single person who camps with a gazillion children stay here with NO respect for boundaries. At all. There has been a constant stampede through my site...and when I asked all the interlopers if they minded if I brought my dog over to pee and take a dump in their campsite...they looked at me like there was something wrong with me. But - they had no qualms about traipsing through mine - grown adults of little children... About as rude as they come. Even the office came by and told them to knock it off. So..NEVER returning here. The ultimate in rude camping I have ever witnessed in the 63 years I have camped. - weavingstudio
May 2018 - $55.00
We arrived after hours (just) and our site package was taped to the office door. However - when we got to the site, it was occupied! When confronted, the occupant said he was "just leaving". No cable but good WiFi - but when we asked for the WiFi password (by phone) were told "this isn't a hotel" and hung up on. A call back got the password begrudgingly. Sites are level and access is easy but they didn't appear very well maintained and there seemed to be a lot of long-term residents. Bathrooms were a LONG walk away - we didn't explore! Price seems high for the level of service and amenities. - Limey51
Aug 2017 - $18.00
Only stayed one night but it was a very nice campground. We arrived late and had some trouble figuring out which sites were open as a number were taken but had no tag hanging on the pole. The host was very helpful and was able to give me a list of sites we could use that would fit our pop up. Site was very convenient to bath house, which had multiple private separate showers. The mosquitoes were pretty bad when we arrived, a screened enclosure would be a good thing to pack. - TDC
Sep 2016 - $9.00
Half price with federal Senior Pass. You must pay with a credit card at a machine near the entrance. I don't believe that cash is an option. First come - first served, no reservations. There are two loops. I stayed in the Mather loop. Shady sites. No hookups. The camp ground did not fill on a week night in mid-September. Weekends might tell a different story. Water is available at a few pumps scattered around the campground. Clean flush toilets. Unusual for the Nat'l Park Service, the campground had showers. Unfortunately, my shower never had hot water. Plenty of privacy with dense under story beneath the trees. Some road noise from a nearby highway but not bad. I would stay here again. - Teardrop11
Jun 2016 - $9.00
NPS campground with hot showers. A real bonus for dry camping. Sites perfect for our 27 ft mh. Level, not sure big rigs would fit. Great shade on a hot day. 1.5 miles to Lake Michigan, good bike ride. - USA16RVer
Aug 2018 - $35.00
Filthy - garbage hadn't been picked up in weeks - filthy toilets and urinals - this place is bad & contacting the owner is a joke - Total slum campground owner. Pool was shut down from health dept. Don't waste your money here - No activities - camp store is a joke - playground broken down & unsafe - worse campground I ever seen. - Recordspinner
May 2018 - $30.00
We were going to stay for the weekend. We drove in, looked around; my wife used the restroom. We left. The place was so run down and dirty it was disgusting . It looked more like a shanty town than a campground . They have a great website but is VERY DECEIVING! This place looks NOTHING like the pictures. BEWARE! - workinman
Aug 2017 - $30.00
Pool was green. Office wasn't open when supposed to be. Our site that was reserved was given to someone else. Mini golf was in disrepair. Bathrooms dirty and falling apart. Sites were not marked clearly. So unsure which power post was for our site. People driving both cars and golf carts while drinking. There was a DUI where the driver drove off the road, got stuck on a rock/tree stump, manager was called and they never came. Quiet hours not enforced. If you are looking for a family campground this is not the place for you. - Jenny42093
May 2018 - $40.00
Stayed the weekend yes it is an older campground, bathrooms very clean. The store and office very nice . The owners super helpful and very friendly. On a nice lake and beach very nice. - workinman
Jun 2015 - $35.00
This "resort" is an older seasonal trailer park in the woods beside a lake which has a beach that is heavily used by local people. Perhaps they might put short term RVs in empty seasonal sites but we asked for a pull through site and these are situated on one side of the very busy parking lot for the beach. If you want a short term site do not go here. - JTD2
Sep 2014 - $38.00
As a previous reviewer said, this "resort" mainly accommodates either permanent or seasonal RVs. However, we spent four nights here and were quite happy with the place. This wouldn't have been true in the summer season, however, since this resort is aimed at families with kids, and we like quiet. But in late September, it was lovely (great tree color, beautiful lake) and peaceful. The owners are very nice. We would come back here for another fall visit. - NMCamper
Aug 2018 - $30.00
Good location to the dunes/lake shore. No water no sewer at sites; concrete pad but terribly out of level; grass way over due for mowing, kept the mosquitoes near. I mistakenly reserved the wrong dates as we are traveling cross country. The office manager would not even speak to me about simply switching dates. She told me to cancel and rebook, to which I fell prey to Indiana's punishing cancellation policy. The so-called Park Rangers do not work for the customers/tax payers in Indiana, they work for the state. Beware. - GaHoosier
Aug 2018 - $22.00
Loved this park. The restrooms/showers were a bit dingy due to continual use throughout the summer; but they are clean. The camp store had ice cream which is always a bonus. Don't think any sites had sewer or water; but there is a dump station and several potable water spigots throughout the camp. - Wandering With Us
Jul 2018 - $25.00
Large campground that was completely filled. Best to make reservations several weeks in advance. Sites are concrete pads and are level. Many sites are close together. Our site (#69) offered more space and a little more privacy. Many good walking trails. Bathhouses were clean and the park is well maintained. - Poe Dog
Jul 2018 - $41.00
This park is definitely weird, but doesn't deserve the terrible reviews it has. We gambled on staying here because another park was full. There are lots of low hanging branches at the entrance that smacked our RV - this should be a basic maintenance thing that RV parks do, so no excuses. Shabby sign at the entrance too, doesn't give the best impression. There are also some religious overtones including a large metal cross and religious pamphlets in the office. There is hardly anyone here, the poor reviews probably scare most people away. $41 a night for a W&E only site...very expensive IMO for the area (cornfields). All of that said, this isn't a bad place to stay. We didn't use the bathrooms or the pool so we can't comment on that. Our electric and water have been fine, although the hookups are old. The park has been quiet and feels safe. Property manager is polite, but not friendly. I suspect cultural differences, I don't think she's trying to be rude. This is a strange place, but not a bad place. - rollingonawhim
Sep 2016 - $42.00
We've been coming hear every year for 6 years, sometimes twice a year. The park has improved each year since we first came. The people that run it are sometimes difficult to understand, but they are very nice and help in any way they can. The park is very quiet even on holidays. The revelry stops a little after dark, so everyone can get a good nights sleep. It is well off the beaten path, no traffic noise. You can hear the train sometimes off in the distance, but I find it soothing not annoying. Will likely continue to come as long as we are able. - mjlayton
Aug 2015 - $37.00
Indiana Dunes State Park was full so I ended up staying here. I was under a tree and the site was fairly level. The owner said the hiking trails were closed due to limbs being down & the pool was closed because of recent treatment with chemicals. I didn't use the facilities because I was alone and a little spooked by the obviously lived-in trailers that were very unkempt. Not all of them were that way, but at least three were a mess. It's obvious they're trying because they've built new cabins and new bath houses, but why put your money into that if you're going to leave all the construction rubble behind? The owner told me to look for my own site and if the electric box says OK, it works. Well, I looked and there were no signs anywhere. Fortunately, a worker came around and he tested it for me. Sure enough, dead. So, he tested another and that one was fine. There's a playground for the kids and a pool but it wasn't open. All in all I wouldn't say it was a bad visit but I sure didn't want to stay another day or night. I wouldn't recommend it. - Givmeabr8k