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Beautiful no wake lake! Great for kyaking.

Nice camping. Great lake for fishing, swimming, kyaking or small boating. Scenic views on trails around the lake. Not too far so the kids can fallow along.

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.

Quiet with lots to do

There are many things that my family enjoys doing at the Ionia State Rec Area. Some of our favorites are hiking, camping, fishing, and the beach. We try to get here a couple of times each year.

Great Family Memories

This is a great spot to spend time with the family and visit others. It is definitely crowded and has lots of little ones running around, so I wouldn't suggest it for a quiet get away. But the pool is nice and there are lots of things going on to entertain the kids. The staff is nice and if you forget something you need not worry- there is a store at the campground. It is also located near Saint Joseph, MI where there are plenty of things to do. There are many wineries and u-pick fruit farms nearby.

Great Family Visit

This is a great place to camp with young children, as there are many activities around the camp. It is family owned and operated and you can tell- warm and friendly. If you want to explore, there are six Lake Michigan beaches within 15 minutes, and it's located between South Haven, MI and Saint Joseph, MI.

Nice beaches & lots to do

Grand Haven is very busy, so you shouldn't be expecting a quiet retreat when you visit. But the beaches are beautiful and kept clean. It is nice to walk the pier to the lighthouse and there's plenty of shops and restaurants to explore nearby. This area is known for their Coast Guard presence and musical fountain that operates in the summer.

Family Fun!

We stayed in the deluxe cabin for one night and loved it! The cabin was so cute and well kept. It came with a fridge, stove, and bathroom. We had 6 people in it and we fit comfortably. We would definitely stay here again. This KOA has a lot of things for children to do in the summer (pool, train ride, etc).

Great for families; not so much for people seeking quiet nature

Nice pool, hot tub, movie for kids, train ride for kids. Small sites, lots of people. Camp hosts were fantastic as were camp store employees. Nice store and pizza shop. Just too crowded for our tastes.

Great Beach Camping

I camped here three summers ago. The campgrounds were well-maintained, and pretty mellow compared to some of the other campgrounds in the area. Its a short walk to a beautiful and clean beach with incredible sunsets.

The mosquitos were a little rough, but thats to be expected in the summer in the midwest. I believe there are also cabins to rent.

They do have a lot of rules at the campground, but it makes it family friendly. We also found a UPick in the area and picked a bunch of blueberries!

I would definitely camp there again. Enjoy

LOVE THIS PLACE

The campground is big,there is enough place for group camping.The site were far from each other so you canot hire the noise from other campers.Will go definitely again

Peaceful and Rustic

3rd night here in mid September and it's very peaceful, there is a nearby gun range but you can barley hear.

Some of the trials are hard to find, but this disc golf here is one of the best courses I have played.

The little views along the Hiking path are great. They say the can only fit 30 foot rvs but I was able to get my 33 foot in 2 sites. about 5 sites I seen can accommodate larger rvs.

Beautiful Beach

The pier is always fun to go out onto, also great area for walking along the beachhead. The fountain fireworks in July I highly recommend as well. Beaches are usually pretty crowded but still worth it.

Large and clean campground

There are are three options for camping at Holland State Park (this was confusing before we arrived and then it made sense). The Beach campground is (duh!) closest to the beach although you do not have a view of it and it is a large, paved parking lot where RVs are lined up like diagonal dominoes with no privacy between sites). The Woodstock and Pines Loops are about a mile from the beach and there is a paved path along the beach road for access. We stayed in Pines (newer) and the bath house is the cleanest I have ever seen in a state park! Sites are level, some are paved and some dirt; some have 30 amp and some 50 amp. No sewer or water. If you don’t have a reservation, best to arrive before 5pm or you will have to use the dreaded yellow phone to register (cannot do same day on line or cell phone check in after 5). $33 does not include required state parks pass ($9 daily or $32 annual). We stayed on a weeknight after Labor Day and had no problem securing a site but I imagine it is quite busy during the summer and on warm weekends.

Do not stay in "The Corral" if you want a relaxing camping trip

Worst campground we have stayed at. We were put in a place called "The Corral" and it is true to it's name. We had never been there before so we had no idea what it was like. We were wedged not only between two trees (to the point we couldn't open our awning all the way) but we were also wedged between other RV's and Tents. We couldn't use our picnic table or bring out our chairs due to being on our neighbors site and hitting their camper. Couldn't have a fire because our fire ring was completely falling apart and being so close to everyone around us, why would we?! People kept walking under what part of our awning was open and on our mat. We could hear everytime someone opened and shut any of their doors (even though our 5th wheel is quite well insulated). Everyone was loud and partying until the early morning hours so we couldn't have any windows open at night. The electrical hookup was bad so our 5th wheel kept popping fuses. There were larger sites but those were mainly for seasonal. They do have a "General Store" but it was basically a glorified souvenir shop with not a lot of stuff for an emergency or food/drink. The staff was nice however but nothing could make up for the disaster which was what staying at this park was. The view of the Grand River was nice but not the trek it was to actually get to it. We will never stay here again!

Modern Campground Close to Downtown

This is a modern campground with full hook-ups and cement parking areas. It is a newer campground, so there is not an old-growth canopy shading the sites. Each site has a picnic table and a fire ring. Some sites are pull-throughs. Tent camping is allowed, but most campers have RVs.

There is a bath house with good showers.

The park also has a lake with a beach, although I have never been in it.

This campground has a great location for people who want to visit Kalamazoo. One downside is that there are train tracks that run near the campground and sometimes the engines idle for extended periods at night.

Beautiful with Lake Michigan sceneries

This campground is seasonal and is first come, first serve. They close up mid October. During the school season it is relatively easy to get a spot, September then is a great time to go as it tends to still be warm.

Very clean!

Loved this campground! Perfect place to camp and hangout. So many activities for EVERYONE. They even have doggy play pens for the pups where you can let them roam off-leash. the bathrooms and showers were super clean and someone was always in there keeping them that way. Very easy drive to the lighthouse, too!

Scenic Hikes!

For our campsite not being ‘private’ it felt that way. We were there towards mid-late September and not too many people were there. Our campsite backed up to a creek which was nice for a little nature walk but also connected to trails leading you to the beach and dunes. It was perfect for a short little getaway! Very close to the beach!

Pleasant, friendly, small town camp with large pull through spots

Eden Springs Campground & RV Park in Benton Harbor, Michigan, run by camp manager Cindy, 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, Cindy, provides fire rings and picnic tables as requested, so, if you need either, just let her know when you call. The tables were clean and in good shape. The fire rings can be placed anywhere you want. As an aside, when a camper leaves, Cindy and her crew comes and removes the rings, cleaning up the residue so there is no mess left! The campground grass is cut routinely and “weed-whacked” as needed. Cindy has been one of the nicest hosts we have met on our travels. She is always pleasant, available as needed for emergencies and even delivered our mail one afternoon. She is a font of knowledge about the area and willing to share. Probably in keeping with her personality, the majority of the visitors here have been friendly, chatty and willing to help each other. 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. Be sure to stop at the Chocolate store in town & Silver Lake Pizza for a desert/dinner well worth the time. 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. This area also has a non-defunct amusement park attached to the campground which is being slowly renovated by a group of volunteers. They have restored several of the buildings, a fountain and a miniature train which takes visitors on a 1/4 mile ride on Saturday/Sunday. Additionally, the camp is home to it’s own 1800’s era baseball team which plays home and away games in the old bare handed style! Behind the camp is a now mostly abandoned religious enclave called the House of David which was started in the late 1800’s/ early 1900’s (Google it!). Some interesting architecture and several restored mansions for the 5 remaining members of the group. I recommend this park for someone wanting a quiet, clean stay.

Great

Beautiful views, fishing is ok, people are great

Beautiful

Great fishing, great people

Cute, family owned, about average

Cute little camp store, and definitely well removed. The site is situated in a little valley between the dunes and the hills of town. The sites are surprisingly large, but the rules are insanely strict - this is definitely a site catering to RV campers not tent campers. We were admonished for having 3 medium tents on a site that easily could have facilitated 5, while nearby RVs had their unit, a screened gazebo, a regular tent, a shade tent, multiple cars, and jetskis on their sites. Most of the RVs here seem to set up camp for weeks at a time, meaning there is a LOT of ambient light from their laser shows, footpath solar lights, fairly lights, etc.

Other reviews I read online warned the bathrooms were bad - if you get the north loop the bathroom is passable. Cinderblock walls, and ineffective fans make for a pretty swampy experience, but it IS a camp bathroom. The main bathhouse really is disgusting, even by camp standards. It is the one the day trippers can use when they come to the beach, and it shows the wear. Many of the stalls don't have doors, several toilets were totally clogged, and there are June bugs and mosquitos swarming the place.

The beach is great, removed and uncrowded even with the day trippers, the access to Lake Michigan was definitely appreciated in July!

We did pass by the hike-in rustic sites and they looked great. Situated at the top of one of the dune hills, very forested and removed from the nonsense RV campers bring, I'd be willing to come back and try these sites.

Peaceful and idyllic

This is one of the absolute best campsites in Michigan, in my opinion. With great access to dunes and Lake Michigan, stunning sunsets are just part of the charm. The restrooms are well kept and large enough that I didn't have to wait at any point, and there is ready access to some of Michigan's cutest towns with lots to do whether you want secluded hiking trails or to taste a flight at a local brewery.

I will say the sites on the inner circle of the loops can be a little crowded, they'd be perfect if you have a larger group looking to have a group campsite feel. If you want some space without children running through your camp, get sites on the outer ring. The sites on the "corners" of the loop are enormous!

beautiful state park

could spend hours just adventuring around this park, its so beautiful. love camping here tons, its always nice and quiet and everything is well taken care of

Great camping and perfect location for a West Michigan Vacation

This campground has a great layout and is one of the top Michigan campgrounds I have ever been to. The beach is sandy and clean. Bathrooms were great and staff was helpful. You can catch a beautiful sunset here.

We enjoyed taking our bikes here and riding around the campground. Grand Haven is a great place to enjoy for the day, visiting odd side ales, shops, and the water.

Sites with close access to the lake

Beautiful scenery and convienent pull up sites. The best spots are near the water and beach entrance (Hemlock loop). Active place with hikers,cyclist & runners. Nice place to escape especially during the weekdays. Popular and busy on the weekend. Access to water for filling jugs nearby. Outhouses need better air ventilation. Nice campground for all types of campers.

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.

Horrible

No fire pits. You are quite literally in a parking lot. No alcohol allowed. If you don't ride a bike good luck

Great hiking

One of the best hiking spots in W MI. Campground well shaded. Short hike to beach and trails. Land and trails stretch the lakeshore down to Ferrysberg at Coast Guard Park. Name actually PJ Hoffmaster State Park. $25-37/night. DNR strictly enforce drinking and late night beach visits.

DT GH experience

Close to Downtown Grand Haven and boardwalk, on sandy beach of Lake Michigan. Ideal for RV camping. $21-37/night. Cottage available too. Book in advance! End of July-early Aug this small town is packed due to Coast Guard Festival.