Thousand Trails Bear Cave RV Campground – Buchanan MI

Mike and I definitely use our Thousand Trails membership to its fullest.  Since we have the Odyssey package, we are able to stay for longer periods of time to experience the local life near the TT parks we stay.   One of our personal favorites is Bear Cave RV Park in Buchanan, Michigan.

Bear Cave is set back from the main road in a quiet wooded area on the banks of the Saint Joseph River.  It’s full of Native American history and was a stop on the Underground Railroad.  There is information on the cave in the office with descriptions of how it was used in that endeavor.   The cave can be toured to make the historical significance come to life.  The staff is friendly and helpful.  They are also diligently working on updating the amenities and modernizing the park.  Mike and I love the natural aspect of the location and enjoy evenings by the river.


Mike is doing a series of reviews on YouTube of the Thousand Trails parks we experience.  Below is a more in-depth tour and review of Bear Cave RV Park.

We love the park because there are activities within a day’s drive to enjoy.  Indiana Dunes National Park is within an hour’s drive.  There’s also Chicago, Michigan City, and St. Joe, and other coastal towns along Lake Michigan to enjoy.  The small town of Buchanan is friendly and welcoming with an impressive meat market, grocery store, art museum, and helpful Post Office staff.  Be sure to enjoy the town park where ducks are free to roam the streets.

Have you visited Bear Cave RV Park?  What were your thoughts and impressions?

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  1. I loved this campground review! I have been remiss in catching up with my favorite RV blogs. This was incredible to FINALLY see what a campground looks like. If the thousand trails campgrounds continue to be this impressive I will follow up with the person and number you posted! WOW! Please keep doing these reviews! ~Kim

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