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Bear Cave

Bear Cave

12 miles from South Bend

4085 Bear Cave Road
Buchanan, MI 49107
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Rich in historic tradition, this campground was built on the site of a former Indian Village. Bear Cave is the only cavern in the Great Lakes area. Beautiful stalactites, flowstone, petrified leaves, and strange shapes - all delicately colored by the metal oxides of native ores - are present throughout the cave. Outside, the area surrounding Bear Cave is rich in wooded hills, wildflowers and deep ravines. The resort is located on the St. Joseph River and popular with fishermen. Lake Michigan is less than 20 miles west and Warren Dunes State Park, on the shore of the lake is also accessible.



Campsites: 70 hookups; 24 RPI, CTC & AOR sites; 5 tent sites; 16 long term seasonal sites; overflow & storage sites - Rentals: 10 Park Models


Basketball Court, Boat Dock, Boat Launch, Boat Rentals, Clubhouses, Fishing, Game Room, General Store, Horseshoes, Hot Tub, Laundry Facility, Pavilion, Picnic Area, Playground, River Frontage, Shuffleboard, Swimming Pool, TV Room

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GPS Coordinates: N 41°52'55.80" and W 86°21'30.60"

From Chicago: Take I-94 to 12, go east on US 12 for approx 28 miles to Red Bud Trail. Turn left (north) on Red Bud Trail and proceed about 6 miles to the Resort sign, which is on the right.

From Detroit: Take I-94 to Exit 30 (Napier to US 31). Turn left at top of exit ramp. Follow approx 2 miles to US 31 S. Go approx 10 miles to Exit 13 (Snow Rd). Turn right to 1st stop sign (Redbud Trail). Turn left, go 3 miles to Resort.


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* Plus applicable taxes. Restrictions on use are explained in our frequently asked questions. If you purchase a single Zone Park Pass for $545 before September 19, 2014, you may add a second Zone to your Zone Park Pass at no charge (a $795 value). You may choose to pay the $545 annual fee in 12 monthly installments, provided that you commit to a two year agreement. The single Zone Camping Pass includes use of all of the RV resorts in one of five zones, for one year. This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions. Usage is subject to length of stay restrictions. The Zone Camping Pass is offered by MHC Thousand Trails Limited Partnership, an affiliate of Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc., Two North Riverside Plaza, Suite 800, Chicago, Illinois 60606. Members and employees of Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. and its affiliates are excluded from this promotion. Residents of MN, MS, and SD are also excluded from this Promotion. This advertising is being used for the purpose of soliciting sales of resort campground memberships. This document has been filed with the Department of Licensing, State of Washington, as required by Washington law. Value, quality, or conditions stated, and performance on promises are the responsibility of the operator, not the Department. The filing does not mean that the Department has approved the merits or qualifications of any registration, advertising, or any gift, prize or item of value as part of any promotional plan. Amenities vary by property. Read our Privacy Policy.