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.
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.
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: Plans have been approved by our local and state officials to develop a new public park directly across the street from our campground that will include a new water trail access point. This project is scheduled to begin in 2018.
Cyclist and hikers will love to explore the Kal-Haven Trail State Park. This 34-mile crushed limestone path connects South Haven and Kalamazoo. The trail meanders through wooded areas, past farm lands and over rivers and streams. Trail highlights include a camelback bridge and covered bridge.
10th Street, Kalamazoo trailhead, Baily Street, South Haven trailhead,
South Haven, MI 49090
In tribute to the amusement park that once graced the shore of Lake Michigan, the Silver Beach Carousel is a fully restored, Coney-Island style machine reviving the grandeur, sights and sounds that delighted riders in years past, and is sure to do the same for you and your family! It simply is a "must do" during your time with us.
With time on your hands, you can enhance your life with a visit to this art museum. It makes an enjoyable visit for adults and children alike. The gift shop also features unique homemade products you'll be hard pressed to find anywhere else..
This unique nature center has eight miles of trails meandering through its 1000 acres. The trail system includes boardwalks, observation platforms, and an easily accessible barrier-free walkway. Trails running along the Paw Paw River bluffs provide great views of the river valley below. Boardwalks and observation platforms in the flood plain give you an up-close look at wetland wildlife and habitats including wet forests, cattail marshes, shrub carrs, and even a unique alkaline wetland called a fen. The best part is that you can see it all without even getting your feet wet!
Harbor Shores has become a premier destination for golfers throughout the Midwest and can be part of your vacation activities. Bragging rights are included with your outing at no additional charge. After playing on this Jack Nichlaus signature course, you'll be able to tell your friends back home that you drove from the tees, walked across the lush fairways, and sank a birdie in the same cup where some of the game's greatest players walked when they competed in one of golf's premier events – The Senior PGA Championship. This major championship, known for its intense competition among the legendary names in golf, made its home at Harbor Shores in 2012, 2014 & 2016.
Great lakes fishing doesn't get any better than fishing Lake Michigan with a number of available fishing charter companies. Outstanding fishing for King and Coho Salmon, Skamania, Steelhead, Brown Trout, and Lake Trout fishing takes place from April through September, and fantastic Lake Michigan Perch Fishing June through September.
Your soon-to-be legendary fish story starts here!
A family-friendly, country experience is closer than you imagine. Within 5 miles of our KOA, enjoy free hayrides, picking apples and pumpkins and much more. Open weekends only 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. last three weekends of September and all weekends of October, provides a great place to build fun memories during your fall camping trip.
Just a few miles north of our campground, you'll find another great beach community. The South Haven area offers visitors a variety of year-round activities. Spring brings nature walks and bird watching. During summer months, there is swimming, boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, bird watching, and biking.
The Air Zoo is a highly charged, multi-sensory atmosphere that goes beyond anything you've ever seen. It's like no place else on Earth!Voted the "Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners" and "Best Place to Spend a Day with Your Family" three years in a row, the Air Zoo features more than 50 rare and historic aircraft, amusement park-style rides, Full-Motion Flight Simulators, RealD 3D/4D Missions Theater, as well as historical exhibits and educational activities
Windmill Island Gardens is a municipal park located in the city of Holland, Michigan. It is home to the 251-year-old windmill De Zwaan, the only authentic, working Dutch windmill in the United States. Enjoy a short drive to this popular tourist destination during the Tulip Time Festival or walk the beautiful grounds on a summer day.
If you ask nicely, your host Karla, might even show off her Dutch heritage by putting on her own pair of wooden shoes which she wore as a Dutch Dancer for many years!
No trip to Holland would be complete without a stop at the Wooden Shoe and Delft Factory. At this double Dutch delight, you can talk with the artists as they mold, hand-paint, and glaze the only authentic blue and white delftware made in the U.S, or watch the wooden shoe carving on machines that were imported from the Netherlands. All handmade items, and other Dutch delicacies, are available for purchase.
Looking for a place to go on the weekend of the big game? We are located just 40 miles north of the Notre Dame campus. Fans of the Fighting Irish, or those cheering for the visiting team, can stay with us at the campground as a convenient location to come and go. You can also beat the crowds and even watch the game outside your camper on one of our cable TV sites.
No matter who your rooting for, camping and football make a great recipe for an enjoyable weekend!
Experience the rich maritime heritage of the Great Lakes by visiting Michigan's most distinguished institution of maritime research, preservation and education.Five separate buildings offer a variety of engaging opportunities for the Museum visitor including permanent and changing exhibits on Michigan maritime history, a center for the teaching of boat building and related maritime skills, and a regionally renowned research library.
Many of our guests have requested information on local churches to attend while they are visiting the area. Following are a few listings that you may find helpful: