Top Glamping near Benton Harbor, MI

Camping near Benton Harbor, Michigan

Benton Harbor, Michigan, offers a variety of camping experiences for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you're looking for a serene riverside spot, a family-friendly campground with plenty of activities, or a place to park your RV, you'll find it all near Benton Harbor. With beautiful beaches, lush forests, and well-maintained facilities, camping in this area is a great way to enjoy the natural beauty of Michigan.

From the sandy shores of Lake Michigan to the tranquil banks of the St. Joseph River, the campgrounds around Benton Harbor provide a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Here’s a guide to help you plan your camping trip, including what to do, what campers like, what you should know, and tips for families and RVers.

What to do

Camping near Benton Harbor offers a plethora of activities to keep you entertained. Whether you enjoy hiking, swimming, or simply relaxing by the campfire, there's something for everyone.

For beach lovers, Weko Beach Campground is a must-visit. It's just a short walk to the beautiful Lake Michigan beach, where you can swim, sunbathe, or take a leisurely stroll along the shore. As one camper, Cathleen, noted, "The best part, though, was having the beach 2 min from our doorstep. Can’t beat it!" Read more.

If you're into hiking, Warren Dunes State Park Campground offers great trails with stunning views. Katie A. shared, "Small campsites, but great hiking trails. Found lots of pawpaw fruit and loved playing on the beach after a nice hike." Read more.

For those who enjoy fishing, Shamrock Park on the St. Joseph River is an excellent choice. Brian O. mentioned, "What impressed me most was that they have a building specifically for cleaning fish, with scales, cutting boards, and sinks." Read more.

What campers like

Campers appreciate the variety of amenities and the beautiful natural settings of the campgrounds near Benton Harbor. Clean facilities, friendly staff, and convenient locations are some of the highlights.

At Covert/South Haven KOA Holiday, campers love the family-friendly atmosphere and the well-maintained amenities. Dan W. said, "Sites weren’t too tight. Campstore had everything incredible ice cream and pizza that could be delivered to your site. Bathrooms and showers were clean." Read more.

Van Buren State Park Campground is another favorite for its large sites and clean facilities. Regina noted, "Camp is clean and quiet. Bathrooms and showers are clean. Walking distance to the beach. Would visit again." Read more.

For those looking for a peaceful riverside retreat, Shamrock Park is highly recommended. Cecelia G. shared, "Stayed here for a single night, but we wished we had stayed longer. The sites were spacious and loved the river that was always in view." Read more.

What you should know

While camping near Benton Harbor has many perks, there are a few things you should be aware of to ensure a smooth trip.

Some campgrounds, like Weko Beach Campground, have sites that can be challenging to level due to sandy terrain. Richard S. mentioned, "Site was OK, but on a slope. Could not level out car because of sand. The tire just dug in." Read more.

At Van Buren State Park Campground, some campers have noted the lack of privacy between sites. Patty M. said, "Clean campground with large sites but no privacy between sites." Read more.

If you're planning to stay at Covert Park Beach & Campground, be prepared for strict rules and enforcement. Courtney K. shared, "This by far has been the worst experience we have ever had camping ANYWHERE. We were micromanaged from our sleeping arrangements, to our firewood, and were told that we needed to get in our tents and go to bed." Read more.

Tips for camping with families

Camping with kids can be a fun and memorable experience, especially when you choose a family-friendly campground with plenty of activities.

Covert/South Haven KOA Holiday is a great option for families. Sheri S. noted, "This is a great campground for kids. It has a splash pad, a jump park, and the pool." Read more.

At Coloma/St. Joseph KOA Holiday, there are plenty of activities to keep kids entertained. Cassie B. shared, "Lots of fun activities on the weekends for the kids and FREE! They have movie nights, we met Disney characters, did crafts, and enjoyed the barrel train & ice cream sundaes." Read more.

For a quieter family camping experience, consider Shamrock Park. Erik O. mentioned, "They have big playgrounds that the kids enjoyed. Along with horseshoes, basketball, and volleyball courts." Read more.

Tips from RVers

RVers will find several campgrounds near Benton Harbor that cater to their needs, with spacious sites and full hookups.

At Thousand Trails Bear Cave, Ian R. advised, "There are several low hanging branches and many tight sites. Call beforehand if you are 40' or bigger." Read more.

Covert/South Haven KOA Holiday offers convenient amenities for RVers. Tee D. shared, "Delivery service of food and firewood was great. Trash pickup was appreciated. WiFi reception was a welcomed surprise." Read more.

For those looking for a peaceful riverside spot, Shamrock Park is a great choice. Michael noted, "Village owned and operated campground, right on the St. Joseph River. Open all year. Many long term campers. $35 gets you a level full hook up site with WiFi." Read more.

Camping near Benton Harbor, Michigan, offers a diverse range of experiences for all types of campers. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly campground, a peaceful riverside retreat, or a place to park your RV, you'll find it all in this beautiful part of Michigan.

Best Glamping Sites Near Benton Harbor, MI (33)

    Camper-submitted photo from Warren Dunes State Park Campground
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    Warren Dunes State Park Campground

    64 Reviews
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    420 Saves
    Bridgman, Michigan

    In the southwestern-most corner of Michigan, about 100 miles from Grand Rapids, Warren Dunes State Park is home to 3 miles of sandy beaches and windswept dunes on the shore of Lake Michigan. There are 6 miles of short trails for exploring the area, but the main draws to Warren Dunes camping is soaking up rays on the beach and climbing the dunes. The tallest dune, Tower Hill, rises 260 feet above the lakeshore and offers a panoramic view over the surrounding area. Park guides offer a variety of seasonal nature programs that highlight the area’s flora, fauna and natural features. Alcohol is not permitted on the beach at Warren Dunes, and dogs must remain leashed, and are restricted to certain areas only.

    The campground at Warren Dunes is located away from the beach, in a wooded area near the highway. On the upside, there’s plenty of shady trees to take cover under on the warmer, sunnier days; on the downside, there’s plenty of highway noise to distract from the peacefulness. The two camp areas—Modern and Semi-Modern—offer a total of 220 tent and RV sites that vary in size and seclusion. The larger Modern area has restrooms with showers, drinking water and playgrounds for the kids; limited hookup sites are available. This area also has three rustic mini-cabins for rent. The Semi-Modern area is more spartan, with just water and vault toilets. A dump station is located between the two areas. Campsite rates range from $25–$45/night; cabins are $52/night.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Dunewood Campground — Indiana Dunes National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dunewood Campground — Indiana Dunes National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dunewood Campground — Indiana Dunes National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dunewood Campground — Indiana Dunes National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dunewood Campground — Indiana Dunes National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dunewood Campground — Indiana Dunes National Park

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    Dunewood Campground — Indiana Dunes National Park

    117 Reviews
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    433 Saves
    Beverly Shores, Indiana

    Overview

    Indiana Dunes National Park hugs 15 miles (24 km) of the southern shore of Lake Michigan and has much to offer. Whether you enjoy scouting for rare species of birds or flying kites on the sandy beach, the national park's 15,000 acres (6070 ha) will continually enchant you. Hikers will enjoy 50 miles (80 km) of trails over rugged dunes, mysterious wetlands, sunny prairies, meandering rivers and peaceful forests.__

    Recreation

    There is no one-size-fits-all trip to the dunes. Each season offers new and different ways to enjoy Indiana Dunes National Park. Spring splashes the river banks of the Heron Rookery with an abundance of colorful wildflowers in this birder's paradise. Lake Michigan summer sunsets paint the skies with vibrant rays that offer a picture-perfect picnic setting. In the fall, Maple trees burst with warm red and golden hues crafting a spectacular backdrop for a hike by the Chellberg Farm and winter brings a scenic canvas of virgin white snow begging for a cross-country skiing adventure in the Glenwood Dunes.__ As the seasons change, so do the recreational opportunities, park facility operating hours and closures and safety concerns. Here is a list of some of the activities that occur in the National Park: Beach-going & Swimming, Biking, Bird Watching, Camping, Fishing & Boating, Hiking, Geocaching, Historical Sites, Horseback Riding, Interpretive Programs, Picnic, Winter Activities and Guided Tours. Check the Calendar page on our website for our list of Ranger-led programs.

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    There is no one-size-fits-all trip to the dunes. Each season offers new and different ways to enjoy Indiana Dunes National Park. Spring splashes the river banks of the Heron Rookery with an abundance of colorful wildflowers in this birder's paradise. Lake Michigan summer sunsets paint the skies with vibrant rays that offer a picture-perfect picnic setting. In the fall, Maple trees burst with warm red and golden hues crafting a spectacular backdrop for a hike by the Chellberg Farm and winter brings a scenic canvas of virgin white snow begging for a cross-country skiing adventure in the Glenwood Dunes.__ As the seasons change, so do the recreational opportunities, park facility operating hours and closures and safety concerns. Here is a list of some of the activities that occur in the National Park: Beach-going & Swimming, Biking, Bird Watching, Camping, Fishing & Boating, Hiking, Geocaching, Historical Sites, Horseback Riding, Interpretive Programs, Picnic, Winter Activities and Guided Tours. Check the Calendar page on our website for our list of Ranger-led programs.

    Natural Features

    Indiana Dunes National Park is a treasure of diverse natural resources located within an urban setting. The national park features communities that have both scientific and historic significance to the field of ecology. In addition, four National Natural Landmarks (including Pinhook Bog and Cowles Bog ) and one National Historical Landmark (the Bailly Homestead ) are located within its boundaries.______ The park is comprised of over 15,000 acres (6070 ha) of dunes, oak savannas, swamps, bogs, marshes, prairies, rivers, and forests. It contains 15 miles (24 km) of Lake Michigan shoreline spanning the distance from Gary to Michigan City. Lake Michigan is part of the largest complex of freshwater lakes in the world. The national park's beaches are the park's most significant recreational resource.____ For more information on our natural features visit the Nature and Science page on the park website.__

    Nearby Attractions

    Located close to the campground is Lake View Beach on Lake Michigan which is located 1.5 miles north of the campground. Several other national park beaches are within easy driving distance. Do NOT park in the Town of Beverly Shores' beach parking lot, which is located just to the east of the Lake View lot. You will get ticketed. The town is very strict. A gas station / convenience store is located __ mile north of the campground at the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and Broadway Avenue. The Beverly Shores South Shore Railroad station with passenger service to Chicago and South Bend is located on Broadway Avenue, __ mile north of the campground. Indiana Dunes Tourism and LaPorte County Convention & Visitors Bureau have lists of other activities in the area.

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    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Covert/South Haven KOA Holiday
    Camper-submitted photo from Covert/South Haven KOA Holiday
    Camper-submitted photo from Covert/South Haven KOA Holiday
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    Covert/South Haven KOA Holiday

    17 Reviews
    77 Photos
    95 Saves
    Covert, Michigan

    Vacation close to the shore of the Great Lakes when you stay at our campground in Covert, Michigan. Make memories lounging on the sandy shores, exploring downtown attractions, touring lighthouses and splashing in the ocean waves. Covert / South Haven KOA Holiday is also near Silver Beach County Park, named one of the top 10 beaches in the United States.

    Our RV Sites offer peaceful locations to gather for family activities around the campfire and enjoy a delicious BBQ and s'mores, take part in a card game or watch the activities on the lake. Traditional tent camping provides an outdoorsy experience with stargazing and falling asleep to the sound of nature. The luxury of Deluxe Cabins offers a glamping experience with cozy beds, air conditioning, restrooms and kitchen options. Our RV SitesTent SitesDeluxe Cabins, Glamping Tents, and Camping Cabins also all include Wi-Fi access, so you can stay connected with faraway friends and share your fantastic trip photos with them. Tents are not allowed on RV sites, shade canopy is okay.

    Ready to plan your trip camping in South Haven, Michigan? Call 269-764-0818 or reserve your site online today! Your adventure awaits.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Covert Park Beach & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Covert Park Beach & Campground
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    Covert Park Beach & Campground

    18 Reviews
    58 Photos
    265 Saves
    Covert, Michigan
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    Camper-submitted photo from Coloma/St. Joseph KOA Holiday
    Camper-submitted photo from Coloma/St. Joseph KOA Holiday
    Camper-submitted photo from Coloma/St. Joseph KOA Holiday
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    Camper-submitted photo from Coloma/St. Joseph KOA Holiday

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    Coloma/St. Joseph KOA Holiday

    13 Reviews
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    63 Saves
    Watervliet, Michigan

    This family-owned, nationally recognized, award-winning KOA is the closed to beautiful Lake Michigan, providing guests with top-notch services, amenities and unrivaled proximity to nearby beaches, orchards, vineyards, kayaking rivers and other popular attractions. The parklike setting features mature trees with a canopy of trees, paved roads and well maintained grounds with a peaceful atmosphere that makes this the best place to be. The attentive, friendly team will meet and exceed your expectations, whether you stay in a tent, an RV or one of the 20 lodging options including Camping Cabins, Deluxe Cabins and Glamping tents. Enjoy the heated pool, Jumping Pillow, fishing pond, bike rentals, mini golf, playground, Gem mining, cable TV, Wi-Fi, wooded nature trail, general store and Campfire Café serving Hunt Brothers pizza. Planned activities and themed weekends held throughout the summer.

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    $60 - $120 / night

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    Thousand Trails Bear Cave

    15 Reviews
    76 Photos
    94 Saves
    Buchanan, Michigan

    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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    Camper-submitted photo from Potato Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Potato Creek State Park Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Potato Creek State Park Campground

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    Potato Creek State Park Campground

    47 Reviews
    65 Photos
    147 Saves
    North Liberty, Indiana

    Potato Creek State Park Campground is a gem for anyone looking to explore the South Bend/Elkhart area or just enjoy some quality time in nature. This place has it all—spacious sites, miles of hiking and biking trails, and even a lake for fishing and kayaking. The campground is open year-round, so you can enjoy it in any season.

    One of the standout features here is the excellent fresh water fill and dump stations. Seriously, some folks have said they’re the best they've seen anywhere. The sites are well-spaced, offering a good mix of privacy and community. Whether you’re in a tent, RV, or looking for a cabin, you’ll find a spot that suits your needs.

    Families will love the playgrounds and the well-maintained paths that make it easy for kids to ride bikes around the loops. There’s also a small beach area with a roped-off swimming section, perfect for a summer dip. The bathhouses are a bit dated but clean, with individual stall showers that get the job done.

    If you’re into biking, the paved trails are a big hit. And for those who like a bit of convenience, there’s a little store on-site that stocks a bit of everything and stays open until 9 PM, even on Sundays. Firewood is available, and while it might be cheaper outside the park, buying it here supports the park directly.

    The nature center is another highlight, offering educational programs and activities that are great for kids and adults alike. With all these amenities and activities, it’s no wonder people keep coming back. So pack your gear and head over to Potato Creek State Park Campground—you won’t be disappointed.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Shamrock Park
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    Shamrock Park

    10 Reviews
    18 Photos
    167 Saves
    Berrien Springs, Michigan

    Welcome to Shamrock Park, a gem of a campground nestled right on the banks of the St. Joseph River. This place is perfect for those who love a mix of relaxation and outdoor activities. The sites here are spacious, and many offer a lovely view of the river, making it a great spot to unwind and enjoy nature.

    One of the standout features of Shamrock Park is its cleanliness. Visitors consistently praise the well-maintained bathrooms and shower facilities. Plus, there's a handy outdoor sink for washing dishes, which is a real bonus for tent campers. If you're into fishing, you'll appreciate the dedicated fish cleaning building, complete with scales, cutting boards, and sinks. It's a rare find and a real treat for anglers.

    Families will find plenty to keep the kids entertained. The campground boasts big playgrounds, horseshoe pits, basketball and volleyball courts, and even ping pong tables. It's a great spot for kids to burn off some energy while the adults relax by the campfire. Speaking of campfires, firewood is available on-site, and it's good and dry, so you won't have any trouble getting a nice blaze going.

    Shamrock Park is open all year round, and it's just a short walk to the nearby village of Berrien Springs. There, you can find a grocery store, restaurants, and even a friendly pub for a cold drink. If you're up for a bit of exploring, Warren Dunes State Park and Grand Mere State Park are both within driving distance and offer great hiking and beach activities.

    Whether you're in a tent, RV, cabin, or even looking for a bit of glamping, Shamrock Park has got you covered. With its friendly staff, clean facilities, and beautiful river views, it's no wonder visitors keep coming back. So pack your gear and come see what makes this place so special.

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    $10 - $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Indiana Dunes State Park Campground
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    Indiana Dunes State Park Campground

    44 Reviews
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    629 Saves
    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana

    Camping options: Dunbar Group Site and General Camping

    Dunbar Group: The Dunbar Group Site holds up to 30 people and is located less than 500 feet from the beach. The site overlooks the Great Marsh and Lake Michigan. Parking and restrooms are located in the Dunbar Beach parking lot, 400 feet from the site.

    Indiana Dunes consists of 2,182 acres of primitive, beautiful, historic, and unique Hoosier landscape. It lies at the north end of State Road 49 in Porter County and includes more than three miles of beautiful beach along Lake Michigan’s southern shore. In the early 1900s scientists, recreationists, and nature enthusiasts, recognizing the value and potential of the Indiana dunes area, fought to have the region preserved. As a result, in 1925, the state park was established.

    Large sand dunes, located beyond the entire shoreline, have taken thousands of years to form, and tower nearly 200 feet above Lake Michigan. A wide range of habitats and plant species are found in the park, with vegetation stabilizing some of the sand. These habitats provide homes for many types of plants and animals. The lake also provides a habitat for many aquatic species, as well as a constantly changing fishery.

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    $12 - $44 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Eden Springs Park Campground
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    Eden Springs Park Campground

    5 Reviews
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    96 Saves
    Watervliet, Michigan

    Our campground operates year-round, with 42 full-service sites for RVs, and 30 seasonal sites for tent camping with water & electric. In addition, we have 5 rustic cabins with air conditioning and 1 Family Cottage for seasonal rental. A large bathroom facility with showers is in the tent area. Our park is well shaded with mature trees and grassy sites throughout the park. RV sites are roomy, pull-through, side-by-side lots.

    Tent Camping:

    We have a separate, shaded and grassy area for tents, pop-up campers and small RVs or vans. Perfect for groups! Water and Electric service is available at each site. Surrounding areas are mostly wooded. There is a playground area for the children and volleyball, tetherball, soccer ball, Frisbees, and board games are available to check out at the office. We have free Wi-Fi available to campers. Leashed pets are welcome. A large bathroom facility with showers is available in the tent area, along with a dump station for your small RV. Firewood is available for $6 a bundle. To reserve, call 269-927-3302 today!

    Our privately-owned campground operates year-round, with 42 full-service sites for RVs (water, sewer and electric). We are NOT a Residential park, but do offer Extended Stay rates for those who expect to be in the area for some time, in addition to Daily and Weekly rates. We offer 30 amp and some 50 amp sites. Our park is well shaded with mature trees and grassy lots throughout the park. Most sites are level and roomy, pull-through, side-by-side lots. We have free Wi-Fi available to campers. Leashed pets are welcome (2 max). A large bathroom facility with showers is available in the tent area, along with a dump station for your convenience. To reserve, call 269-927-3302 today!

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