Van Buren State Park Campsite Information

Operating Dates:

April 1 to November 30, 2018

Entrance Fees:

Just $11 when purchased with your license plate registration renewal, the Recreation Passport is your very own key to exploring Michigan’s state parks, trails, historic sites, boat launches, and more. It’s the easiest way to support and protect these resources for the next generation.

Michigan Resident Vehicle Passport When Purchased:
with Annual Plate Renewal via Secretary of State $11
at State Parks (Valid Until Next Vehicle Registration) $16
Michigan Resident Motorcycle Passport When Purchased:
with Annual Plate Renewal via Secretary of State $6
at State Parks (Valid Until Next Vehicle Registration) $11

Non-Resident Annual Pass $32

Non-Resident Daily Pass $9

Camping Rates:

April 1–April 12, 2018

Semi-Modern  w/ 30amp – $20.00 per night
Semi-Modern w/ 50amp – $24.00 per night

April 13–October 20, 2018

Modern w/ 30amp – $28.00 per night
Modern w/ 50amp – $32.00 per night

October 21–November 30, 2018

Semi-Modern w/ 30amp – $20.00 per night
Semi-Modern w/ 50amp – $24.00 per night

Hours:

Registration Office: 8am-10pm
Check-in: 3pm
Check-out: 1pm
Quiet Hours: 10pm- 8am
Beach Hours (Memorial Day-Labor Day) 8am – 10pm (8am to dusk off season)

Animals and Pets:

Pets must be kept on a 6-foot leash. Animals must never be left unattended. Please clean up after your animals. Animals are not allowed in the buoyed swim area of the beach. Use trail behind picnic shelter or Northern Park trail to access beach with pets.

Special Camping Rules:

Campers may not camp for more than 15 consecutive nights. Campsites must be occupied each night.

Alcoholic Beverages:
Prohibited in the Picnic and Beach Areas. Minors in possession of alcoholic beverages prohibited and strictly enforced.

Don’t Move Firewood! Help Protect our Michigan State Parks and Campgrounds!:

Invasive insects and diseases have killed MILLIONS OF TREES in Michigan–often after hitching a ride on firewood. Please don’t transport firewood! At most campgrounds, it can be purchased on the premises or from nearby vendors who sell USDA-certified firewood. If certified firewood is not available, purchase your firewood as close as possible to where you will burn it. If you purchased wood and don’t use it all, remember–don’t transport it or take it home with you.

Reservations:

Advance camping reservations can be made up to six months in advance of a customer’s planned arrival date for both campsites and harbor slips. Advance reservation for overnight lodging or day-use shelters can be made up to one year in advance. Reservations can be made 24/7 by visiting www.midnrreservations.com or Mon-Fri: 8am–8pm, or Sat-Sun: 9am–5pm by calling 1-800-44PARKS (1-800-447-2757).

More Information:

Log on to: www.michigan.gov/stateparks

Write: Van Buren State Park
23960 Ruggles Road, South Haven, MI 49090

Call: (269) 637-2788

*Recreation Passport price subject to change.

Welcome to Van Buren State Park

These businesses welcome you and wish you an enjoyable stay.

Beeches Golf Club

Biggby Coffee

Curve Inn

Dairy Queen

DeGrandchamp’s Blueberry Farm

Dimaggio’s

Krenek RV Center

McDonald’s of South Haven

Rock N Road Cycle

The Fun Park

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park