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Thousand Trails Bear Cave

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Thousand Trails

Bear Cave RV Resort is a wonderful place to experience the great outdoors, meet new people, relax, and be a part of history. We have the only naturally formed cave in Michigan. This cave has a lot of history, through its connection as a stop on the Underground Railroad and the silent film "The Great Train Robbery". Bear Cave RV Resort is a peaceful and fun park, focused on family fun in a friendly environment. Enjoy our many weekend scheduled activities or make new friends and create one of your own using our many onsite amenities. Stand near a Native American Conference Tree or watch wildlife trek through our campground. From this Southern Michigan RV campground you can fish in the St Joseph River or rent a row boat or kayak. The Bear Cave RV Resort staff is here to make your stay a pleasant and memorable experience! Southern Michigan RV campground is rich in history, adventure and natural beauty Whether you're planning a retreat for the whole family, a group of friends or a getaway for two, there's no shortage of unique activities to explore at Bear Cave RV Campground. Plan activities upon arrival or visit this page before your departure to plan ahead. Looking for more? Our friendly staff can fill you in on all of the great ways to make your stay a memorable experience.

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin


For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups

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15 Reviews

Ian R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2023

Beware big rigs

This is a smaller campground with about 20 FHU sites and a few dozen no sewer sites. Like mant TT parks, lots of seasonal residents but unlike many other parks, the full timers are not dismissive of the recreational and nomdic campers. This is a great place to get out of the cities and explore Michigan wine country or the South Bend/Elkhart areas. There are several low hanging branches and many tight sites. Call beforehand if you are 40' or bigger.

Month of VisitJuly
Aaron C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2022

Good location, mostly long term campers.

Easy registration, friendly staff. Older campground, areas could upgrades. Most campers seem to be long term. Campsite 42 has a great overlook on the river. Site had some trash that needed picking up. We really liked the site.
The pool looked nice. Some people were swimming in the river. The river is good for boats and pontoons.
There is a waterfall, maybe 12'-16' tall. Bear cave (if it was Bear cave) is locked up and not much to see. Overall this is a nice campground and we would return.

Month of VisitAugust
David B.
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2022

Clean with friendly staff; Needs WiFi and cell service

We love camping at bear cave! There are a couple hidden gems in the park that we love to enjoy. You can buy 10 mbps for $8 a day. The Verizon service is 1 bar at best.

Month of VisitJuly
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Thousand Trails Bear Cave is located in Michigan

Detail location of campground


From jct US 31 (exit 72) & US 12: Go 2 mi W on US 12, then 5-1/2 mi N on Red Bud Trail.


4085 Bear Cave Rd
Buchanan, MI 49107


41.88256088 N
86.35784728 W

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