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Thousand Trails Bear Cave

Interested in an Annual RV Site or Vacation Home? Learn More

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

Address:4085 Bear Cave Road, Buchanan, MI
Open/Close: 04/17/2024 — 10/31/2024
Number of Sites: 135
No Membership Needed to Book Your Perfect Stay!
Membership Option: 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.

Find your Home Away from Home with a Seasonal or Annual Site!

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a seasonal or annual site! Begin relaxing as soon as you arrive without having to set up and break down each time you want to vacation. Your site and a community of friends will be ready to welcome you back time and again. Some benefits of having your own seasonal or annual RV site or vacation home include:

  • A guaranteed spot of your choice at our resort
  • A way to spend even more time being active and social outdoors
  • A discounted yearly rate compared to daily or seasonal rates
  • A sense of community with other annual site guests

Don’t miss the opportunity to secure your spot, make lifelong friends, and make our campground your true escape from the everyday.

Amenities

  • 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

Location

4085 Bear Cave Road, 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 
    21
    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.
  • Two-hour early check-in for your reservation may be available for $30. Please contact the management office, in advance of your arrival, to inquire about availability.
  • Two-hour late check-out for your reservation may be available for $30. Please contact the management office, in advance of your arrival, to inquire about availability.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are allowed.
  • Rental Pet Policy: Pets are welcome. For those who camp with pets, there is a pet fee of $10 per pet per night for our pet-friendly rental units. The fee may vary at select properties. Service animals are not pets. The Company complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state/local laws regarding service animals. Service animals may accompany a disabled person without any proof of disability or certification for the service animal. Guests traveling with a service animal will not be charged a pet fee. Charges may be incurred, however, should a service animal damage the rental unit.

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.
  • RV sites and lodging typically accommodate four guests. A guest fee is added per day to the reservation rate for each additional guest over four.
  • 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
64°F
Thu sky is clear 67
Fri overcast clouds 70
Sat heavy intensity rain 60
Sun scattered clouds 73
Mon scattered clouds 81

Enjoy year-round camping in the great outdoors at Thousand Trails’ network of campgrounds, with spacious campsites, hiking trails, fishing, and family fun.

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