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15 RV Parks near South Haven, Michigan
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
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
Sites: 121 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 32 Reviews
Aug 2018 - $70.00
Had a wonderful time here. Staff very friendly. So many things for the kids to do. The bed time story with cookies and milk was just wow! Well worth the extra charge. So much to do at the park. Activities engaged the kids while adults relaxed. I highly recommend the bedtime story with yogi. - Susan Truhlar
Aug 2018 - $65.00
A very nice, well located park near South Haven... We camped here last year with the 3 grand children. Decided to camp here this year based on that experience... Lots to do for the kids, crafts, Yogi stuff etc. They had a good time. We chose a premium site amd it was nice, cement pad, picnic bench, wooden swing. All utilities are well located and our site was level. There are a couple of negatives, the bathroom facilities were taxed to the max as the weekend drew near...They need another bath house...The pool also was close to capacity as the weekend drew near... We will come back again next year but will limit our stay to mid week. - ANDYO1
Jul 2018 - $70.00
Our family absolutely LOVES this campground. Friendly staff, clean facilities and tons of fun activities for kids. The staff goes above and beyond to ensure you have a great time, and the Cafe has really good food, especially the roasted chicken and pizza. We've been to 10 Yogi's and this is definitely at the top of the list. - Bryant Carr
Jul 2018 - $95.00
The park has a section on the pond, and two rows back from there, that is Class A only. Almost all of these sites are owned by individuals, but most are in a rental pool. Perhaps 20 percent of these have some improvements available to renters, such as tables and chairs, or sunbrellas. The entire facility is very clean and is very well kept. The area on the far side of the pond is a huge off-leash area for pets, and there are indeed some owners who will loudly inform you to not allow your pet to even sniff their grass. I get it... It is their property. Just not very friendly or welcoming to renters. Our only real complaint was that Wi-Fi was almost completely unuseable. It didn't matter if it was 10 am or 2 am, it was the same unuseable and inaccessible. We had to drive 5 miles into South Haven to use the city provided Wi-Fi while sitting on a street bench just to send a simple email. For this, I dropped the rating from what otherwise would be an 8. South Haven itself is nearby, charming, and is worth a visit --- especially Golden Brown Bakery.... Yum! - Boiler
Jul 2018 - $74.00
This is a property that sells its sites and is still expanding. It has two pools - one for owners and one for renters. There is also a small beach at the end of a retention pond and a clubhouse. They seem to have plenty of activities during the camping season. Our site was full hookup gravel site. The Wi-Fi was intermittent. The sites are not as spacious as I would expect for ownership properties. The park is very clean and well maintained with no outside noises. - Rd yacht
Jun 2018 - $71.00
A beautiful, well maintained campground, mostly with "owned" sites, but there are a few rentals. Stayed 10 days and really didn't want to leave. the views out our front windshield of the lake was mesmerizing . - Our rv journey
Sites: 86 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 9 Reviews
Aug 2018 - $50.00
This is a very neat, quiet RV Park that has mostly seasonal residents. The seasonal folks are very friendly. All sites have full hook-ups, but they still have a maintained restroom with showers. There are not any on-site recreation offerings. They do not have a staffed office. To register upon arrival, you call the number that is posted, and someone comes to meet you at the entrance. This person takes you to your site and collects the campground fee. In many cases the sites are close to each, but a paved patio area is provided which is nice. The sewer connections appear to almost always be in the far back corner of the sites which may require a long hose. The roads are paved. There is some shade at some sites some of the time. The internet worked well for half of our five days; the other half there was good Wi-Fi connection but no internet with that connection. There is very limited TV reception (no cable offered). The park is currently called Cousins' RV Park and there no longer is a restaurant connected with the park. In fact, the restaurant building is gone. They have a no "pet" policy for all except the seasonal residents; we are not sure if they mean "pets" or if they mean "dogs". They do not take credit cards, only check or cash. The pavilion and related activities are only for seasonal residents. - RXA-ADM
Aug 2016 - $39.00
Tight quarters, but they helped me back in 40' 5th wheel. No cable, say they have wifi, could not get it to work. Nice restaurant. Rate was for weekly discount. - Scheinin
Jul 2016 - $45.00
The owner met us upon arrival in his golf cart and led us to our site. He assisted my newbie husband in backing our camper in. The sites are fairly close but we didn't have any problem with noisy campers. Clean campground, showers and restrooms. Very happy with our experience! - Linda T
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 - $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
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
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