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Van Buren State Park

23960 Ruggles Rd., South Haven, Michigan 49090 USA

Closed Now
Opens Fri 11a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Public
    Restrooms
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“situated on the shores of Lake Michigan”

Situated on the shores of Lake Michigan, Van Buren State Park has one mile of sandy beach and high dune formations. It’s the perfect place to lounge on the beach, walk through woodland trails and enjoy a picnic lunch. Located 3 miles south of South Haven, the campground is only minutes away from local shops and restaurants. Van Buren State Park is comprised of 400 acres of land located along the Lake Michigan shoreline in northern Van Buren County. The focal points of the park are its high dune formations and one mile of sandy beach. Van Buren became a state park in May of 1965 when the original 167-acre plot was purchased from the Harry LaBar Drake family. Since then two other land purchases have been made to form the current park. The campground has 220 modern campsites, located approximately 400 yards from Lake Michigan. While none of the campsites offer a view of the lake, there is a short walking path linking the campground to the day use area and the sidewalk down to the beach. Each site has electricity, a picnic table and a fire ring. Located within the campground are two modern restroom/shower buildings and a children’s play area. Reservations may be made up to six months in advance.

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nomadYaYa

  • 40 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
September 28, 2021
Rated 5.0

This was a nice stop. A relaxing walk not a hike at all. Restrooms were immaculate. Plenty of parking this time of year. A place to unwind.

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Van Buren State Park

23960 Ruggles Rd.
South Haven, Michigan
49090 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Sun: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Fri: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Mon: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Max Stay
15
Max Length
45 ft
Season End
November
Affiliation
State park or forest
Sites Count
220
Season Start
April
Back In RV Sites Count
40
  • Sites
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Big Rigs
  • Firewood
  • Fifty Amp
  • Tent Sites
  • Full Hookup
  • Paved Sites
  • Dump Station
  • Reservations
  • Sewer Hookup
  • Water Hookup
  • Potable Water
  • Rec Facilities
  • Back In RV Sites
  • Standard Tent Sites
  • Vehicle Wash Permitted
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