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21 RV Parks near Riverside, Michigan
Apr 2019 - $54.00
Stopped here for one night. Roads are narrow with a lot of trees. This time of year the park was empty, it would have been very difficult to navigate with a big rig if there were a lot of other campers. The utility connections on the full hook up pull through sites are at the very back so you will need to disconnect regardless. The owners are very nice and were very helpful in directing us to a site. - A&M RV
Sep 2018 - $48.00
Camped here again for our yearly fall trip. New owners have made many improvements and are continuing to make more. Roads within the campground could stand some hole patching. We noticed that the back in sites at the rear of the campground were difficult for the drivers to maneuver. Beware of some train noise. - Looney Bird
Jul 2018 - $46.00
Great family atmosphere, friendly staff new owners are putting a lot of resources and energy into the park. The camp store is outstanding with real souvenirs, the upgraded sites with large swing and upgraded fire ring are great, hope they add more. The back of the park has a few sites with concrete patio and fire ring with round table and chairs these sites are full hookup and big rig friendly. They also back up to a dense woods that makes for outstanding scenery. - BillU
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 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
Jul 2018 - $35.00
Stayed 4 nights. Wifi super fast. No amenities but I still liked staying here. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Roads were gravel and dirt. Table and fire ring are available but we didn't ask. The park is attracted to a very old amusement park that has a small train that you can go for a ride but on the weekend. - Aussie Chums
Jul 2018 - $35.00
This park has an interesting history you can read on their web site. The campground is old and dated but the new owner is trying to bring this park back. It could be a nice park as there are lots of mature trees around. Most sites are pull through with side-by-side utilities. It is convenient to I94. There is a large mall about 2 miles away. No cable but we were able to get the satelitte to work. Wifi worked well. Verizon was good. We did not have a fire ring or picnic table but the owner offered to bring them over. - Windshift
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
Aug 2015 - $32.00
This is a little known park. You can walk to the beach at Lake Michigan which is 100 yards away. Very nice sandy beach. People bid on the park to run it. Sites are okay for a more rustic stay. Value was good because of access to lake which is not dog friendly. We would stay here again, maybe for a week. If you rent a site access to beach is included otherwise people without RV's pay $7 a day for beach access. Lots of people stay in tents. - Mark from Missouri
Sep 2017 - $77.00
This is a really nice park. It was mostly filled the weekend we were there, even though it was after Labor Day. Lots of kids, but very quiet. There were a number of activities for the kids. Our dog enjoyed the dog park, and we appreciated the very helpful escort when we arrived. They sent me an email a day or so before our reservation date, offering us the ability to order pizza delivered to the site when we arrived. Also a nice touch.
We had a premium site, and it came with premium wifi, but I wasn't impressed with either the premium or the regular wifi. We liked our site: it had a nice gas grill, patio set, and a two-seat bench with a table in the middle by the fire pit. Very pretty.
We went to visit the dunes during our stay, and it was ~1/2 hour drive to get there. Honestly, my only complaint, and it was a pretty major annoyance, is about the weeds that had small burrs in them that grew along the park's dirt roads. Unfortunately, our dog got burrs in all of her feet before we knew that they were there. The plants themselves weren't really obvious: they looked like any other small, short weed right next to the road and the burrs were green and not obvious at all. We hadn't gone 15 steps before the dog refused to walk anymore, and we had to carry her to and pick out about 20 burrs from the fur around her feet and in between her toes while she cried. (Which of course stuck our fingers while we were trying to remove them.) I think they should mow about six inches further in from the roadway, and that would solve the problem. Once we knew they were there, we were able to walk in the middle of the road and avoid them. - Morning Star
Aug 2017 - $52.00
There are a few things to be aware of prior to making a decision to stay at this KOA: 1. The fee displayed on the website when making a reservation is not the fee you will pay. They charge a $6 per day "resort fee" which means that every site is $6 more than the quoted amount. You do not discover this until you have clicked the reserve button. 2. You are charged the full amount for your stay at the time of reservation. The KOA reservation policy states that normally you will be charged a deposit of one night's stay, but sometimes the campground may charge the full amount. But if that is the case, it will be stated on the specific campground's website; I could not find any such statement. Again, you do not find out about this until you click the reserve button. 3. They say they have free WiFi. However, they do not have free functional WiFi. The free WiFi seldom works even to just get email. When we questioned this they said it was because the campground was full and had too many people using it. However, we stayed beyond the weekend when the campground had maybe 10% occupancy and it only worked occasionally for a short time. They will sell you "premium WiFi" for $8. Our experience with the premium was better, but you still got dropped occasionally. Our attitude about the campground would have been better if these things were known before making the decision to stay in this campground. A few of the other negatives: • Dirt/gravel roads and sites. The roads can be dusty and the sites dirty. Some sites have grass. • Very few sites have any shade. Okay if you like to sit in the hot sun. • Here are some of the good things: • Staff is very friendly. Probably the KOA's staff is their best asset. • Lots of activities for kids if you like that sort of thing - especially on weekends. • Most sites are pretty good size. • Some nice landscaping around the office. - RXA-ADM
Aug 2017 - $60.00
Everything was well kept. E/W/S worked well. - Skipp
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 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
Oct 2018 - $24.00
Nice large and level lots. Camp host is very friendly and was accommodating through our whole experience. Plenty of space to manuver in. - locatjl
Aug 2018 - $30.00
Very nice, well kept park. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. There appears to be many seasonal campers here which are all very neat and uncluttered. Sites are grass or gravel. The pull-through site were smaller in width than the back ins. We were able to get a pull-through for our overnight stop. - fredkelk
Jun 2018 - $26.00
Beautiful park right on the St. Joseph river. Our site was a pull through with great grass, fire ring and picnic table. Park is very well maintained, lots of grass and trees, (best of anywhere we've stayed) plenty of parking and asphalt roadways. Many seasonal residents, but sites all nicely kept. Manager was very friendly and helpful. Best weekly rate we've seen. The only reason I didn't score the park higher is because there are no amenities at all. Normally we don't use anything other than laundry facilities, fenced dog areas and cable, and this park has none of those; no OTA TV either. Just a nice park in a great location right on the river. Boat ramp here as well. It rained A LOT while we were here and there was a lot of standing water, but certainly not the fault of the park! We would stay again. - GeorgiePorgie
Sep 2016 - $35.00
This is a very nice, small park. We stayed here 3 nights and felt very safe and comfortable. The owners were out of town but there is someone who checks on the park. It is close to the town and beaches and has an entrance to the Kal-Haven hiking/biking trail. The park is well lit at night. It is a FHU park with 50amp. The odd thing is the area you park on is grass and where area beside it is a paved strip. The sites are fairly short, but pretty level. It was easy getting a satellite signal. Fairly quiet although you do get some road noise from the highway. We would definitely stay here again if in the area. - jacknpeg
May 2016 - $35.00
This is a nice small private park. Sites are on the small side but adequate. Overall a very nice experience. - Jeffandfamily
Jun 2014 - $32.00
South Haven is on the shore of Lake Michigan. If you like to bicycle, this park is right off the Kal-Haven Rail-Trail and you can easily bike into town. You can also launch a kayak into the Black River from here. Small park but reasonably priced for full-hook-up ($200/week). Sites are adequate and several pull-through sites are available at no extra charge. A no-frills Ma & Pa park. Verizon MiFi and voice service were good. Would stay here again. - Kokomo