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4085 Bearcave Rd, Buchanan, MI 49107
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#1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Buchanan
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Bear Cave RV Resort is a wonderful place to experience the great outdoors, meet new people, relax, and be a part of history. We have the only naturally formed cave in Michigan. This cave has a lot of history, through its connection as a stop on the Underground Railroad and the silent film "The Great Train Robbery". Bear Cave RV Resort is a peaceful and fun park, focused on family fun in a friendly environment. Enjoy our many weekend scheduled activities or make new friends and create one of your own using our many onsite amenities. Stand near a Native American Conference Tree or watch wildlife trek through our campground. From this Southern Michigan RV campground you can fish in the St Joseph River or rent a row boat or kayak. The Bear Cave RV Resort staff is here to make your stay a pleasant and memorable experience!
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via632022 wrote a review Aug 12
Buchanan, Michigan1 contribution
We had a good vacation at Bear Cave. Sites were nice could use a few more with full hook up though. We have a motorhome and the black and grey tank fill up fast. But we got a tote to empty ourselves and they have a honey wagon that comes around so we were good. The staff was very nice and helped us in whatever way they could. The manager Yolanda runs a great campground and we will definitely be back to see her a camp again next year. Happy Campers!
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colocurrys wrote a review Aug 10
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Online reservation did not adequately describe campground - looking for just an overnight stay. $78 was ridiculously high price for site with no potable water - electric only. Gate code not provided with reservation - had to get someone inside to let us in. Never again.
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kristinfarina wrote a review Aug 5
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Reservation system is horrible. First come first serve for campsites. Even though you reserve 5 months in advance they may or may not have a site for you when you get there. Store and games closed at noon for the day on Sunday with no notice. Most game machines are broken with no signage. Not a lot of kids activities. Nice pool. Cave was fun, but very tiny. You can hear the motocross nearby all day.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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livermama1220 wrote a review Jul 2022
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Our favorite campground by far they have a waterfall a real Cave it’s right on the river the staff is absolutely amazing the bathrooms are so clean I have a playground for the kids and everyone was very friendly the sites are great
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Response from Encore Thousand Trails, Owner at Bear Cave RV Campground
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Livermama1220 Thank you for the 5 star rating. We value your feedback and strive to provide you with the best customer experience possible. Come back soon!
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Deryll Z wrote a review Jul 2022
Berne5 contributions
Very poor service; no one at ranger station and could not get any help. Sites were full and in poor condition. We could not find a site as promised so had to spend night in Walmart parking lot. This campground is not up to Thousand Trails standard or we will not renew our membership again next year.
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Deryll Z, Thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us. Our goal is to provide a welcoming and safe environment for all of our guests. We appreciate your membership.
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Carole Grant wrote a review Jul 2022
Chicago, Illinois3 contributions
Great place to stay just an hour and a half from Chicago. Clean, fun activities, awesome pool, right on the St. Joe river! Close to St Joe and wineries! Employees always around to answer questions, and there’s a cute little camp store.
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Carole G, We are glad you enjoyed a 5 star visit with us. We always aim to deliver a great customer experience. You are always welcome here!
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samanthavidito wrote a review Jul 2022
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We love Bear Cave!! It's truly a hidden gem. There's so much to do from the park, swimming pool, boating and much more! The Bathrooms are very clean and air conditioned. Shower stalls and bathroom by the park have been updated.
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Dear samanthavidito, We really appreciate you taking the time to share your customer experience with us. We are committed to providing the opportunity for you to make some wonderful memories during your visit with us! Your comments will be shared with our management team. You are always welcome here.
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EricandJen808 wrote a review Jul 2022
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This campground is not very well taken care of. The facilities were not clean and they are outdated. There seems to be no pride in ownership. The sites are too close. Very noisy racetrack down the road that had announcers and helicopters until 1 am. It rained before we arrived and there was no general maintenance to the sites that were muddy and had large ruts through the grass from other cars. I don’t think the showers were cleaned the entire week I was there. The pool was nice.
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Responded Jul 13, 2022
Dear EricandJen808, We appreciate your feedback. It is important that every customer enjoys their stay with us. We apologize your expectations were not met. Your satisfaction is important to us.
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Barbara O wrote a review Jul 2022
Hopewell, Virginia7 contributions
Decent campground. On phone staff was great, arrived late so no other interaction. Need BETTER CLEAR signage on main road. Almost missed it… bathroom was nice but floor was flooded due to possible shower drainage
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Responded Jul 12, 2022
Dear Z8040NObarbaraw, Thanks for your comments. We regret your experience did not meet your expectations and would appreciate the opportunity to do better. We are hoping you will give us another try.
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psmwelch2017 wrote a review Jul 2022
Mishawaka, Indiana1 contribution
Camping was fun and great view. Sites were tight. The boil water was very frustrating since we paid for hook up. Some of the long time campers could clean up a bit makes it look trashy when there is tall grass.
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Responded Jul 6, 2022
Dear psmwelch2017, Thanks for your feedback. We pride ourselves in providing a great customer experience. We apologize you did not feel your expectations were met. Your comments will be shared with our management team. We hope to do better the next time you visit.
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PRICE RANGE
$158 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesMichiganBerrien CountyBuchanan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bear Cave RV Campground
Which popular attractions are close to Bear Cave RV Campground?
Nearby attractions include Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve (1.5 miles), Stover's Farm Market and U-pic (4.8 miles), and The Lavender Hill (4.1 miles).
Which room amenities are available at Bear Cave RV Campground?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What are some restaurants close to Bear Cave RV Campground?
Conveniently located restaurants include Baguette De France, Nikki's Cafe, and Union Coffee House & Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bear Cave RV Campground?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Bear Cave RV Campground?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Bear Cave RV Campground?
Many travelers enjoy visiting History Center at Courthouse Square (4.6 miles).