Standard (tent/RV)
Tent Cabin
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Van Buren State Park

Situated on the shores of Lake Michigan, Van Buren Campground 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 three miles south of South Haven, the campground is only minutes away from local shops and restaurants.

Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Van Buren State Park is located in Michigan
42.335 N
-86.304 W
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22 Reviews of Van Buren State Park
SW Michigan State Park

Nice Mich State Park campground near South Haven MI located on the Lake Michigan shoreline. Clean shower houses. Sites with electric. Short walk to beach.

A nice option near Lake Michigan

While it’s frequently challenging to find spots on lakes or bodies of water in general– Van Buren has a short hike to get you to the beach. For those looking for seclusion… this is not your campsite. We had three tents in mid-October and we were within a sea of RVs. Sites are pretty close to each other but our neighbors were friendly. Remember not to move your firewood from out of state! We purchased a mix of firewood from the neighbors off-site and the check-in office. Our site had a nice picnic table and fire ring, however be prepared with your own grill grate or skewers. We had two dogs with us and well behaved dogs would fit in well here.

Right on the Water

Omgosh, absolutely stunning. The beach and local walks are great. The pier is beautiful, lots of Fisher man. Very cute town. Camping was great, we were pretty close to the people next to us. It was all good though. All together the experience was great, couldn’t sleep a bit because of someone’s dog barking. No one did anything about it.

Typical family campground, with rolling sandy hills near by

Campground with all the typical amenitie for family camping, running water bathrooms, electric sites, playground equipment/swings,. Visited with a large 38 foot RV and had a drive through site. Fun but very steep hikes to the beach through the sandy hills. The views however were amazing and the kids LOVE running down the sand hills.

A favorite Michigan spot

This is one of our favorite camping spots in Michigan. We love it for its location to South Haven and because it’s a great state park and campground.

The campground has modern amenities such as toilets and showers. The beach restrooms are modern and clean as well.

The dunes are beautiful and this is clean beach with clear water. Hike or bike to the beach from the campground or drive over. There’s plenty of parking.

Do bring water shoes. The beaches of the East Lake Michigan shore tend to be rocky and this one is no exception. Also be sure to heed the flag system for beach safety. Lake Michigan rip currents are nothing to take lightly. There are no lifeguards at this beach.

Be sure to take a trip into town for ice cream at Sherman’s!

P.S. The sunset over the lake is a must see


We enjoyed this campground. The only complain is that 3 out of the 5 or 6 showers weren’t in working order. I’m assuming it was because it was early in he year. It was still a nice place to stay and we had a great time!

Quiet Lake Michigan campground

Easy access to lake, family friendly

Great Campground on Lake Michigan

We really enjoyed this shady campground. The sites were spacious enough that we didn't feel crammed in with our neighbors. The walk to the beach was pleasant, and playing on the dunes was something we will never forget. It's a great place to pass the weekend and have some fun with the family.

Friendly host

Some lots are best used fot tents, many are shaded, many have 50 amp service.

Fun weekend

A great camping ground for pop ups. Easy to park, just a short walk to the beach and to the bathrooms.