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Great beach, nicely shaded

We stay in this campground once per year with friends. Lots of the sites are slopped, but the extensive canopy provides lots of shade and the beach is exclusively for camper use. Great place to spend time with old friends. Make sure to try the ice cream shop just outside the North end of the park.

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.

A Great Family Park

Swim area is great… You can go 200 ft. out before it gets deep… Hayrides and movies on the weekend…

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.

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.

Great for a county park

This is a great county park

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.

Fall asleep to the sound if waves ceasing onto the shore

Large campsites. Very quite. Family friendly. Beautiful views of Lake Michigan nice sandy beach area. Bring an extension cord. The electric boxes serve multiple sits sites.

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!

Great for kids and adults alike.

Camp store with old school candies and ice cream, beach area, docks available on a series of recreational lakes with decent fishing. Permanent sites available. Golf carts are helpful to go to the beach down the hill and across the street. Very family friendly.

Fish from your site

Nice pool area. Plenty to keep the kids busy. If booked in advance there are some great walk-in sites where you can cast a line right from your picnic table. Clean, quiet campground.

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.

Best Campground We've Stayed At!

A+ Campground! Free WiFi, larger sites, great staff, full hookups at the site and can accommodate anything from larger rvs (we have a 33ft. 5th wheel with slides) to tents, clean restroom facilities (if need them) and reasonable rates! This is a smaller campground so the sites tend to reserve quickly and there is an additional county park fee per day/night but it is well worth it! It's a short walk to Lake Michigan/beach and the campground is quiet and well kept.

Had to Come Back

this was such a nice place to kick back and relax that I had to return. plus I had to make use of my annual county park pass I bought! ($25 for the year). Perfect place to do some fishing since they have a fish cleaning station and lots of access to lots of water!! Also a nice place for kayaking. water was calm, beaches were sandy, and firewood was plentiful.

Absolutely beautiful trail

Hiked north about 5 miles out of Croton, starting from the campground. The hike is easy, with a few very short steep elevation changes. The trail oscilates between being very "green tunnel" and wide expansive views of pines and older trees without much ground cover. The trail is extremely well marked as part of the North Country Trail, and so its very easy to follow. Crosses a few paved roads in this stretch but since its so far out of the main town of Newaygo its no trouble to cross.

Overall a fabulous morning hike!

Very nice and the staff was exceptional

The sites are nice clean and staff were exceptional

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!

Great

Beautiful views, fishing is ok, people are great

Beautiful

Great fishing, great people

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