As a destination, you will find Michigan's Great Southwest has the whole package. While in the area you'll find beautiful scenery, the freshest fruits and hours upon hours of affordable, family fun. Combined with your camping experience with us, you'll discover that in addition to the beach sand in your car floor mats, you'll return home with wonderful memories that will bring you back again and again.
Looking for a convenient way to get to or from the "Windy City?" AmTrak offers daily service service that comes directly to downtown St. Joseph to/from Chicago. Once you're here, you're just a quick Uber or car ride away from our campground (less than 10 minutes). This is a great option for Chicagoland area residents to arrive here, or for guests to enjoy a day excursion to Chicago and avoid the hassle of driving and parking.
410 1/2 Vine Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085
The most popular beach spot to get the sand between your toes, take a dip in Lake Michigan, or enjoy reading a book and taking a nap on the shore while being lulled by the sights, sounds and smells of this freshwater ocean. Minutes will turn to hours as you become fully immersed in a restful vacation-mode.
Traveling with your four-legged friend and wanting to go to the beach? Not a problem! Located just three miles from our campground, this pet-friendly park allows "fido" to come with you, and provides a great place to spend an afternoon or take in a Lake Michigan sunset.
The park features paved parking, porta johns, wooden walkway and stairs to the beach, shaded picnic area with metal grills, playground equipment and dog bag dispenser.
Park closes at 11pm.
Experience award-winning wineries and attractions, all of which are connected and easy to journey between. Find something delicious, fun, or artistic – several of them are within just a few miles of our campground.
Enjoy a relaxing day paddling down the Paw Paw River in your kayak or canoe. Public access points can be found on the Michigan Great Lakes Water Trails website. They promote coastal public access by linking regional water trails to form a statewide water trail system along every mile of Great Lakes shoreline. Various river segments of the 62-mile long Paw Paw River Trail offer paddlers all all skill level (Beginner/Intermediate and Advance) with wonderful outdoor recreation.
Please note: Construction of a new public park directly across the street from our campground has begin and will include a new water trail access point. The Riverside Kayak Park is scheduled to open in late-summer 2019. Bring your own kayak. We are also considering providing kayak rentals and transportation from the campground - we'd love to hear from whether this would be an added amenity you'd like to see us offer.
Come enjoy what others have knows for years! Southwest Michigan has been a vacation destination offering guests access to beautiful Lake Michigan Beaches, area orchards with the freshest peaches, apples, and cherries you'll ever find, and award winning vineyards. If you're looking to explore a larger area, we are also centrally located to help those wishing to take day trips to/from other great cities nearby like Grand Rapids & Holland, Michigan to the north, South Bend, Indiana to the south, Kalamazoo to the east, or Chicago to the west.
Click on our Local Area Attractions tab for further details.
There is something to be said for preserving nature and we do it well here in the St. Joseph area with many different parks to choose from. Enjoy one of the the 5 beaches located within a 10 minute drive.
Our campground is just two miles from Lake Michigan where you'll find several beach options to take in a sunset. Afterwards, you'll be able to get back to your campsite to make a s'more for the perfect ending of a perfect day!
Spend some time in Southwestern Michigan and enjoy art galleries, music centers, museums, orchestras, libraries and much more. From the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra to Krasl Art Center, we've got something for you.
St Joseph, MI
The Great Outdoors. This is the beauty that nature gave us. A beauty so profound that unlimited activities can be enjoyed in its infinite borders. With beautiful Lake Michigan we're a great place to spend your vacation.
St Joseph, MI
You could go it alone but vacations are always more fun when you bring the entire family. Planning is required so you can make sure you find activities for everyone but St Joseph absolutely has you covered.
St Joseph, MI