Van Buren State Park Campsite Information

Entrance Fees:

Just $12 when purchased with your license plate registration renewal, the Recreation Passport is your very own key to exploring Michigan 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 $12
at State Parks (Valid Until Next Vehicle Registration) $17

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 $34
Non-Resident Daily Pass $  9

Camping Rates:

Modern w/ 30 AMP
$28 per night

Modern w/ 50 AMP
$32 per night

*Please Note: Pricing is Subject to Change at Any Time.


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)

Alcoholic Beverages:

No alcoholic beverages allowed in day-use and beach areas April 15 through Labor Day. Possession of alcoholic beverages by minors is strictly prohibited.

Animals and Pets:

Pets must be kept on a 6-foot leash at all times. Animals must never be left unattended. Please clean up after your animals. Animals are not allowed in the buoyed swim area of the beach Memorial Day Thru Labor Day. Dog Beach Access Trails are located behind picnic shelter (See Map: Dog Beach Access Trails are highlighted in Red.)

Special Camping Rules:

Campers may not camp for more than 15 consecutive nights. Campsites must be occupied each night. Despite the change in law, the use of marijuana in public is still not legal/allowed.

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.


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 or Mon-Fri: 8am–8pm, or Sat-Sun: 9am–5pm by calling 1-800-44PARKS (1-800-447-2757).

More Information:

Log on to:

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.

Biggby Coffee

Bumbleberry Acres

Dairy Queen

DeGrandchamp’s Blueberry Farm


Kal-Haven Outpost

Krenek RV Super Center

Llolyd Bridges

McDonald’s of South Haven

Rock N Road Cycle

Rocket Arcade

The Fields Store

The Fun Park

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park