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Thousand Trails Bear Cave

Southern Michigan RV campground is rich in history, adventure and natural beauty

Address:4085 North Red Bud Trail, Buchanan, MI
Open/Close: 04/17/2023 — 10/31/2023
Number of Sites: 135
Membership: Thousand Trails Camping Pass - Midwest Region

At Bear Cave RV Campground, come discover the only naturally formed cave in Michigan and everything else that we have to offer! Located in the heart of the great outdoors, this Southern Michigan RV campground is the perfect place to meet new people, relax and be a part of history. Speaking of history, did you know Bear Cave was a stop on the Underground Railroad? It's true!

The area surrounding our RV Campground is truly something to see. Wooded hills, wildflowers and deep ravines grace the land, while the St. Joseph River offers a popular spot for fishermen. Bear Cave RV Campground prides itself on creating the perfect getaway in a place that is peaceful, fun and family friendly. Visitors enjoy our many weekend activities, including potlucks, arts & crafts, volleyball and more.

Rich in historic tradition and graced with natural beauty, Bear Cave RV Campground invites guests to explore, be active and relax. Additional perks include being conveniently located close to Lake Michigan (about 20 miles) and access to Warren Dunes State Park.


  • Clubhouse
  • Shuffleboard
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fishing
  • Creek / Lake / Canal / River / Ocean Frontage
  • RV Storage
  • Pets Welcome
  • Store
  • Nature / Hiking Trails
  • Restroom/Shower Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Boat Docks/Marina
  • Waterfront sites
  • Boat Rental
  • Picnic/BBQ Area
  • Playground
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Horseshoes
  • Billiards/Game Room
  • Library


Whether you're planning a retreat for the whole family, a group of friends or a getaway for two, there's no shortage of unique activities to explore at Bear Cave RV Campground. Plan activities upon arrival or visit this page before your departure to plan ahead. Looking for more? Our friendly staff can fill you in on all of the great ways to make your stay a memorable experience.

  • Activities Director
  • Bingo/Card Playing
  • Children's Playground
  • Kids Activities
  • Potlucks
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Card Room
  • Childrens Programs - Fee
  • Planned Activities
  • Volleyball

Upcoming Events

  • Pirate Weekend

    06/10/2023 – 06/11/2023

    Arrgh mateys! We've got a fun weekend planned with pirate games and a treasure hunt. Join in the festivities by wearing your best pirate costume.

  • Father Day Madness

    06/17/2023 – 06/18/2023

    Bring your fathers to lunch and enjoy games.

  • 4th of July Weekend

    06/30/2023 – 07/02/2023

    We will be celebrating the holiday with fun games, good food, and lively music.

  • Christmas in July

    07/15/2023 – 07/16/2023

    Santa will be here with holiday games, crafts, and decoration.

  • Grab Your Sweetie Night

    08/12/2023 – 08/13/2023

    We will be have a 80s Prom night. Wear your best attire from the 80s. There will be dancing, food, and karaoke.


4085 North Red Bud Trail, Buchanan, MI 49107 | GPS: 41.8826, -86.3578 | Get Directions
Download Resort Map  |  Ranger Station/Front Desk: 269-695-3050

General Policies & Information

General Policies & Information

  • Rental check in: 4 p.m.
  • Rental check out: 11 a.m.
  • Campsite check in: 12 noon
  • Campsite check out: 11 a.m.
  • Upon check in you may be asked to provide a valid ID, and a certificate of insurance and registration for your rig. Members should also have their membership card on hand.
  • Minimum check in age is 
    years old.
  • Pets are allowed.
  • The rates displayed do not include any applicable service fees or charges for optional incidentals.
  • For late arrival arrangements, please contact our Reservation Department at (877) 570-2267.
  • Late rental arrivals please pick up your check in package with the key at the front gate after hours. No ranger is on duty after 11 p.m.


Helpful Information

  • As of June 26, 2020, all guests (except residents of ME, NH, and VT) are required to complete a Certificate of Compliance form (found here: https://rvonthego.com/images/PDF/Maine-CertificateofComplianceforVisitors.pdf) prior to their stay with us. Return the completed form at the Ranger Station or front office.
  • Linens are not included in our rentals but are available for an additional $25.


Reservation & Payment Policies

  • Your credit card will be charged Itinerary Total prior to arrival, up to a maximum deposit of $250. Any remaining balance will be due on arrival.
  • If you cancel your reservation 14 or more days prior to arrival, you will be charged a $25 administrative fee.
  • If you cancel your reservation within 14 days of arrival, you will forfeit your deposit; up to a maximum of $250.
  • In the case of multiple sites booked, cancellation penalties apply to each site that is cancelled or changed.
  • Prices and site type are subject to availability.
  • No refunds will be issued for early check out.
Buchanan, MI
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Enjoy year-round camping in the great outdoors at Thousand Trails’ network of campgrounds, with spacious campsites, hiking trails, fishing, and family fun.