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Van Buren Campground

Van Buren Campground is located within Van Buren State Park in western Michigan. The campground sits on the southeastern shores of the very long Great Lake, Lake Michigan. This location is situated near the small town of South Haven, while the nearest larger town is Saint Joseph, located about 25 miles to the southwest. The state's capital, Lansing, is more than 100 miles to the northeast.Van Buren Campground is quite large and sits near the lake. The campground doesn't actually provide lake views, as it is nestled within the nearby forest, but there are walking trails that offer easy lake access. Electric hookups are available at each campsite, and there are bathrooms and showers offered for campers. There is also a playground for children. Pets are welcome at the park, though not on the beach. Reservations can be made for some of the campsites. Camping with an RV at this campground makes for a great place to spend the night when you're enjoying all there is to do locally.This is a fairly rural area, though grocery stores, gas stations, and trucks stops are available within 20 miles of the campground. Some of these even offer showers, and all are perfect options for a quick stop to refill supplies. There are also plenty of restaurants in town if you're looking for a quick bite to eat. With a stay at this family-friendly campground along Lake Michigan's shore, it shouldn't be a problem to locate any services you may require.



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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

RV camping at Van Buren Campground offers you the opportunity to engage in so many different activities. There are many fun things to do on the nearby lake. These include places for fishing and spots for a picnic lunch along its shores. Boating and other water sports are also regularly enjoyed here. Local vendors provide equipment rentals, as well as boats, fishing, and sightseeing tours.There is plenty to do at the state park as well. This is a prime place for spotting local wildlife, such as deer and the waterfowl that frequent the lake. This is also known to be a good area to view leaf colors in the fall. The park provides over a mile of beach, along Lake Michigan, including swimming access when the weather is warm. There are also sand dunes to climb!There are several trails available near Van Buren Campground. The Kal Haven Trail is naturally surfaced and runs along an old railroad line. It meanders through the nearby forestland and crosses several waterways. It even features a covered bridge! The Van Buren Trail State Park is paved and runs through the state park. These trails are used mainly for walking and biking, though sports such as cross-country skiing can be enjoyed here during the winter months as well.

Exploring the Area

Book an RV in Van Buren County and find fun activities that everyone in your party will enjoy. The Great Lakes are known for their lights! The South Haven Lighthouses are known to be picturesque. They provide expansive views of the lake as well. This is a great place to watch the sunset, as well as the large ships that frequent the lake. You can walk on a dock all the way out to the light. RV camping at this campground will make it easy to reach all the interesting attractions available nearby.There are several museums available in South Haven. You can learn about the history of the Great Lakes at the Michigan Maritime Museum. A large boat is available to tour, and lake tours are offered as well. The Michigan Flywheelers Museum showcases antique and steam-engine tractors. Tractor shows and flea markets are also held here at certain points throughout the year. The Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum details the history of this prominent local family. The grounds are available to tour as well and offer walking paths and flower exhibits.This region is known for its fruit farming. The are several orchards and wineries available locally to visit. These include Overhiser and McIntosh Orchards, as well as Bumbleberry Acres. Products such as locally made wines, ciders, and cheeses are available for sample and purchase at these locations. At some of these locales, U-Pick produce is offered in season. The daily operations of these commercial farms can often be observed, and some animals may be available for petting or feeding.When you've been looking for a great place to relax, that provides scenic views and plenty of fun things to do, consider a campsite at Van Buren Campground. Take a hike up a nearby sand dune, go boating on the lake, or check out some local lighthouses. Look into a campervan rental in this part of the state and enjoy exploring the Lake Michigan shoreline!


Ready to grab your gear and hit the trails? Before you hike, here are a few things you should check off your list. Learn more
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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

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Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.