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“Very nice state park”

Van Buren State Park
Ranked #6 of 31 things to do in South Haven
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Beautiful beach area, with amenities. Clean bathrooms, nice benches, lots of shaded areas with picnic tables. Easy to access, large parking lot.

1  Thank Denise W
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Not as scenic as Warren Dunes but was very clean and plenty of parking. Spent the rest of the day enjoying the sand and water after being disappointed at Warren Dunes. So if your not going to climb a dune, go to warren instead.

2  Thank daveandgloria
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

My husband and I visit Van Buren State Park a few times a year and it is wonderful and very clean by the beach. The only trouble I have with it is that it says no pets on the beach, but people never abide by the rules. There are sand dunes to climb and there is a campsite near the beach.

2  Thank JoybSam
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

Lake Michigan in itself is worth 5 stars every time. But this park just wasn't our favorite. Camping was just not as fun as the other parks we have been too.

No current playground equipment for the little kids.

Not the easiest park to get to the beach. We ended up driving to another park nearby.

I love the quiet usually and would have preferred this location for a couples retreat instead. But alas with little ones it was very hard to keep them happy. So not a good area for families. Also not nearby much for activities.

On the way home we passed the actual city of South Haven and we were blown away! It is now one of our favorite beaches on the lakeshore.

So great for a quiet camping trip for reading and sun bathing but not the best for a family vacation.

3  Thank JonesMomB
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

This state park offers excellent dunes and beach right on Lake Michigan. Trails through the woods also lead to dunes with excellent views of the lake and dunes! We really liked hiking and climbing the dunes! Very good and the scenery when we visited in the fall time was excellent!

Thank PeTTer K
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