• State Parks

    Van Buren State Park
    23960 Ruggles Road
    S. Haven. MI 49090
    Phone: 269-637-2788
    TTY/TDD711 (Michigan Relay Center)

    Description:

    Van Buren State Park has one mile of sandy beach and high dune formations along the Lake Michigan shoreline. This is a great place to camp for the various festivals that are held throughout the year such as the National Blueberry Fest, Harbor Fest, July 4th Arts Fair and Labor Day All Crafts Fair.

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    Area Information:

    South Haven is a wonderful year round area. Various festivals are held throughout the year such as the National Blueberry Fest, Harbor Fest, July 4th Arts Fair, Labor Day All Crafts Fair and the February Ice breaker. South Haven also has one of the finest Maritime Museums on the Great Lakes. The country side has many small farm markets and antique stores to browse through. Those who are interested in boating or fishing will find public boat launch facilities, charter boat fishing and marinas. There are many public golf courses in the area.

    For those who enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling, the 14-mile long Van Buren Trail and the Kal-Haven Trail start in the nearby city of South Haven. The Kal-Haven Trail is a 33 mile former railroad bed and has a limestone/slag surface. The trail links the city of South Haven to the city of Kalamazoo. The trail user will pass through small towns and villages, cross over bridges, pass points of historical interest and go through some of Michigan's beautiful countryside. Both trails are opened in the winter and snowmobiling is allowed.

    Activities:

    • Alcohol Restrictions
    • Metal Detecting
    • Swimming
    • Hunting
    • Michigan State Park Explorer Program

    Facilities:

    • Picnic Area
    • Playground
    • Picnic Shelter

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    More Information:

    Van Buren State Park offers approximately 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 make up the current park.

    Campgrounds:

    Van Buren-Group Use Area
    (269) 637-2788
    2 site(s), Contact the park
    Group Use Area, Rustic Site

    Van Buren-Modern
    (800) 447-2757
    220 site(s), $23/$21/($16 semi modern-off season rate)
    Campsites with 50 amp Service, Electrical Service, Modern Restrooms

    State Parks:

    Kal Haven Trail State Park
    (269) 637-2788