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Most Recent Buchanan Camping Reviews
Clean and well maintained, plenty of big beautiful trees for shade at sites

Perfect hosts, sweetest campers around, and safe vibes. Check website for events

Tight sites, be careful which you choose

RV Sites are stacked on each other. We chose 306 and it was ok by the pond. No misquitos. Our friends had 310 and there was barely room to put their awning out. Lots of kids, pool full on the weekends. Good thing it's close to Bonnieville Park. The tent sites looked nice. Wifi is very slow. Verizon 2 bars

Perfect spot!

Wonderful spot! Really quiet, super clean and nice facilities! Right on the river and two great playgrounds for kids!!!!

Seasonal campers run amuck

Very large campground. Owners are semi friendly with a hidden bias for those whom they like. Tons of seasonal campers. A obscene amount of drama between the seasonal campers. 90% of lake sites and pond sites are seasonal so don’t expect water front sites to be available. Rules are only enforced some of the times. The quiet hours are supposed to start at 11pm but not enforced. Many golf carts but they do have rules that you must be a licensed driver to use a cart in the park. Grass is unkept, bathrooms are discussing. Lake is mostly unusable due to being extremely shallow and weedy. Not a good fishing lake. There is a pool which seems ok. There is WiFi but it’s not worth the money. Never stays connected. But you can use a box from the office to get better signal if you want to pay for it. Many money grabs. Not really worth the cost if staying more then a day or two. Kids have a playground which is good because they are not allowed scooters, hover boards or anything motorized, bikes only. Overall I would not recommend for a family get away.


Great campground! Not right at the dunes but a great central location to each beach location. Each site has fire ring and grill grate, picnic tables, and are very spacious. The bath house is adequate with showers and flush toilets. There are a couple of stores/restaurants near the camp ground entrance in case you forgot something or just don’t feel like cooking a meal.

Go every year!

This campground never disappoints. Heated pool and lots of activities for kids. Camp with blueberries right outside your door!

This is not camping

If your idea of camping is to be surrounded by nature, quiet, and the ability to social distance then DO NOT CAMP HERE.

Likes hire camp resort is like choosing to camp in the middle of a neighborhood whose population density is higher than chicago, except instead of apartments, it’s trailers. The train is so loud that it’s bound to wake you up numerous times in the middle of the night. There are so many flood lights that it is never dark.

Like a neighborhood, we were so far from a public bathroom that we had to drive and the first two bathrooms we went to on the first night were locked. When we finally found the bathrooms the next day they were mostly clean.

Positive insights-hook ups work and the Pool and lake were both swimmable. The playground was nice for kids.

This campsite was a once in a lifetime experience, as in, this is the only time we will ever camp here and we will not be back.

Most beautiful site

The site was stunning. We had no idea we would have our own private site and beach, I wish we couldve stayed a month. There was only one bathroom (due to Covid), but not really a line ever. The black flies were awful on the beach. I heard a site or two back they were fine.

Great beach, but access is washed out

We stopped here to swim on our way back home after a 9 day camping trip. The beach access has eroded and is marked as closed, but there were plenty of people on the beach and a ranger who was at the orange fencing gave a friendly hello and let us exit. You have to be willing to climb down off of a concrete slab to get to the water. It is doable, but if you have physical limitations or a small child, it might be impassable. There is plenty of space to spread out and keep your distance. Water was wonderfully warm compared to further north.

Lake Michigan

Cons: The actual campground was disappointing, the map was not true to date and most sites the electrical box and water hook up is on the wrong side of the site.

Bring extra line… we have 50ft hose so we were fine there ( line goes through the middle of the site) and 25ft electrical and had to re adjust the camper a few times so it would reach.

The campground allows anyone to buy daily passes for the beach so the beach can get crowded. Lots of traffic in and out.

Beach is washing away, black sand for most of it, maybe due to storm. Still plenty when we went 7/2020 for kids to play.

Pros: Lake Michigan is right there! We walked down to sunset and it was a 5 min walk max.

I’ll stay at any campground to have Lake Michigan in walking distance

They do have two separate paths to the lake, one stair case (several steps) and other was a flat path 100 yards or so then maybe 10 steps down to beach. The flat path had a lot of traffic from daily users

Play set was ok. One for smaller kids and one for bigger. Slide, few swings, nothing to big.

New wash house, rinse off after lake play.

Seasonal members were very informative and friendly, not so informative in office.

Campground was very quiet at dark.

I will give a 4 because we could walk out of our camper to Lake Michigan, beautiful!