Van Buren State Park

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Van Buren State Park

23960 Ruggles Rd
South Haven, MI 49090
United States
Regions: South
Phone: (269) 637-2788
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Van Buren State Park is comprised of 400 acres of land located along the Lake Michigan shoreline in northern Van Buren County. The focal points of the park are its high dune formations and one mile of sandy beach. Van Buren became a state park in May of 1965 when the original 167-acre plot was purchased from the Harry LaBar Drake family. Since then two other land purchases have been made to form the current park.

The campground has 220 modern campsites, located approximately 400 yards from Lake Michigan. While none of the campsites offer a view of the lake, there is a short walking path linking the campground to the day use area and the sidewalk down to the beach. Each site has electricity, a picnic table and a fire ring. Located within the campground are two modern restroom/shower buildings and a children’s play area. Reservations may be made up to six months in advance.

The day use area has picnic tables and grills, a picnic shelter and two modern restroom buildings. Lake Michigan provides a great area for swimming and a beautiful beach for sun bathing.

If you bring a pet please be aware that pets are not allowed on the beach within the state park boundaries. Your pet must be on a leash not exceeding six feet and clean-up is required. Pets may not be left unattended at any time and are not allowed in any park buildings.

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