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Van Buren State Park

23960 Ruggles Rd, South Haven, MI 49090-9492
+1 269-637-2788
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Glad I made the extra hour drive from Indiana Dunes!

I was able to spend a weekend at Van Buren State Park during a trip that was primarily spent in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Theresa M

Decided to try this beach after North Beach. No comparison. North beach is much nicer and bigger... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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23960 Ruggles Rd, South Haven, MI 49090-9492
+1 269-637-2788
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was able to spend a weekend at Van Buren State Park during a trip that was primarily spent in Indiana. And boy am I glad I did. Backstory...I traveled to Indiana Dunes with my wife, our 10 year old daughter and our two boxer...More

1  Thank Theresa M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to try this beach after North Beach. No comparison. North beach is much nicer and bigger. This beach has beautiful rocks to look at but hurt your feet when going in water. Not much sand.

Thank yler444
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to see the sand dunes, so didn't pay much attention to the parks facilities like camping. But the picnic area near the beach was fine ... on a weekday. Not many picnic tables to facilitate large crowds. The sand dunes aren't obvious; i.e....More

Thank lheadley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful little gem o a beach. A littlr rocky but still a great experience. What was even more amazing was watching all the families with little ones having a great time with out any screaming or bullying. Just a great summer afternoon.They also...More

Thank jaywD2712BF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We rented a Tandem Bike from Rock & Road Cycle for the day. We cruised through South Haven to find the Van Buren Trail West to Van Buren State Park. Together we made our way grateful that the trail was well maintained and marked. We...More

Thank Lynnette L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The campground is about 120 miles from Chicago and all the ads say that it is a 2 hour drive. Not true. It depends on the traffic going under Chicago. We were passing under Chicago at noon on a Friday and it took us 4...More

1  Thank EvBeE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We absolutely loved Van Buren State Park. It was our first time there, we camped in a tent at the campground. The site was very nice and clean with plenty of privacy, and great access to all we needed. The bathrooms and showers were clean....More

Thank KentuckyMom11
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The beach seems quite long. It's a mix of small rocks, sand and sticks, while the water has lots of rocks, rather than sand. There's plenty of parking. The park office is not exactly well marked, and is necessary for a park pass.

Thank RDwarrior2010
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We've been coming to Van Buren State Park for years and yesterday we went I was so shocked that most of it has eroded away. They dumped tons of large rocks on the beach a couple years ago to try to save it but even...More

Thank RunnerGirl0922
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

I love coming to Van Buren State Park! I try coming several times a every year between spring and fall. The rangers here are all very friendly and helpful. I will always come here every year!!! FYI... bring water shoes for the lake to make...More

Thank Jeri N
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23 June 2016|
Response from Paul-In-Chicago2011 |
yes, there is a dog beach on the South end of the park
21 June 2016|
Response from Tony K | Reviewed this property |
There is a Playground, and Hiking Trails