Reviews of Van Buren State Park, West entrance (Park)

12259 Township Rd 218, Van Buren, OH 45889, United States

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REVIEWS OF Van Buren State Park, West entrance IN Ohio

The Leibee's

Here early season...very nice sites but only electric no water hookup.. potable full hook up...dump station a mile away. Good location off Interstate..

Amanda Gineman

Jonathan Shaffer

This is a good place to go walking. There are trails and a paved path. The disc golf course leaves a lot to be desired though.

Stacey Gossard

Camping is fun

Tracy Cotterman

S. Y. Betts

Nice for hikes. Good trails and wildlife. Horse trails, bike, and foot trails. The campground looks very nice though we haven't stayed in it. Equestrian camping area as well. Frisbee golf and nice play area for the kids. Plenty of picnic areas scattered all over so everyone has space. Clean shelter houses.

Craig Klatka

Quiet peaceful campground

David King

Dustin M. Ramsey

William Cunningham

Been camping at Van Buren for 12 years. They have made improvements to the camp area over the years which makes camping her e good. Has good trails for hiking and biking. Do not come here if you are looking to fish or boat. The lake has been hit hard by field run off. The water is so dirty that it will only sustained carp or bull catfish, not bass, crappie or blue gill. The lake at it's deepest spot is about 4 feet because of all the sediment.

Sonya Sonya

Theresa Provino

Great trails for horseback riding and bike riding . Great camping sites

Dianne Russell

Nice quiet park on a Sunday. Some sites with electric, some primitive. Water spigot at park entry. Dump station at park office a mile away. Water pump handle had to be held down continually for water to flow. Septic drain hole so large, I had to hold my foot on my rv sewer hose so it did not advance down the hole. Quite a balancing act and must have caused great amusement to the private park located next to the dump station. The whole park needs an upgrade. Paid $22 + tax.

Tonya Lea Rozelle

Kendra Wilkins

Ba G

A very nice nearby park. I wish the State Parks were a little more geocaching friendly. This place could be used much more.

tyrone kelly

Ginger Barringer

Spencer Stites

Pretty park, mountain bike trails were okay when I rode through. Not very cleaned up and mostly just technical trails since there are a ton of roots.

David Evans

There are excellent hiking and mountain bike trails. You have to be careful when you go because there are thousands of mosquito's living in the woodland ( it's next to a marshy lake). We have enjoyed the camping, the horses and the wildlife in the area

Joe LaMarche

Pool is nice, golfcart cruising was fun, ran the Traxxas boat in the fishing pond. Good times with family and friends. I'd go back again. Downside was the price, the cops in there 2 weekends in a row, the water supply issue. Still, I'd go back.

Luca Vinciguerra

Clara Pargeon

It was good today. Stayed on the trails with stone. As it dries more it will be better. Good ride with the horses. Rode from the campground down to the dam without any difficulty.

Angela Kent

My favorite park around the area

Ashlee Phillips

Jim Still-Pepper

Lake is big enough for a small kayaking adventure

Dawn Sheerer/Dickerson

Pleasant walk through the woods is the best therapy

Autumn Rudd

Bryan Simpson

A disc golf course runs through this park. Seems to be a decent fishing spot, and is not very crowded even during the summer. If you do come out, make sure that you pay attention to where the baskets are and avoid those areas.

Chelsie Keeton

I always love walking through the woods.. Lovely veiw

scott osborne

No heat but didn't kill us

Brandon Click

Daniel Stanley Sr.

Really n8ce place for picnics...

Warren Smith

This park is Huge! There is playgrounds, fishing, and even a Large Frisby Golf Course set up here... And of course a Bike Trail for Me!

Amy Smith

Love fishing here always get big cat fish


The hiking here is fun! Lots of little bridges and fun water crossings. It gets very muddy in the spring and after heavy rains, so wear sturdy shoes! Our 5 year old loves it!

Jason Laub

Great place to hike around a beautiful lake!

Josh Bortel

Love the trails here. Proposed to my wife here.

Douglas Worley

Nice quiet campgrounds

Drew Gerhan

Very nice horse camping facilities and trails. Most camper spots are for passenger side door access when backing in.

Emily Kittendorf

Awesome park! The trails were fantastic (but a bit wet so be prepared!) and the picnic area was clean and peaceful. Can't wait to visit again!

Chris Fischer

Nice clean campground. Was just an overnight stay on our way to another destination, but would like to return.

Scott May

This state park represents Ohio poorly. Basically, the park is a small lake with a parking lot next to it. Bordering the park is a rather depressing and unsightly trailer park. Although the park lists "boating" as an activity, and the information number gives boating rental rates, nothing of the sort is available. The disc golf course is a series of disk baskets randomly place with no tee boxes.

Derek Radabaugh

Van Buren state park is a clean, enjoyable experience. The disc golf course is semi shaded and thus a little challenging with the trees and some water. If you're looking for a place to have a picnic, or enjoy some disc golf or fishing, then stop by and check it out.

Wolfe's Amsoil Synthetics

Nice park and camp grounds

Amie Fowler

I guess four stars because the place was clean the cabin was fine nothing wrong with it except it was so hot and we didn't know there was no swimming until we got there I mean what's a lake with no swimming. They don't have showers but we knew that going in. It's Equestrian Park which sounds great until you get there and everything smells like you're at the zoo. But they did play a kids movie on Saturday night which was really nice cuz it gave the kids something to do for a little while. But other than that there's not much going on at this park. The rates were good and if the weather was a little cooler we might have enjoyed it a little more and been able to use the walking pass. Not their fault it was so hot so not five stars but 4 because I think it was worth it.

Uncle Chuckles

wheres the walking trails?

Val O

Very pretty scenery

Roger Treece

Trail Run..


Awesome place

Jeff Sondergeld

Small park but nice and convenient to 75

Ed W. Visser

It's March 28, 2018, and we're happily tucked away in our 5th wheel. Water is available by a tank up before you set up. We are in the Family loop. There are 50 amp service sites. The volunteer park host was not in the park yet. Registration is by the honour System

Preacher Jay

Great Equestrian Center nice Eastside campsite, I would like it if they had an office sign over their office to avoid confusion, but the depth of nature trails geology and Wildlife outweigh that issue.

Jeff Bower

Lots of trails

Mike Clark

Nice plrs

Lydia Hartman

Virginia Bailey

Nathan Myers

Kris Brunk

Brenda Metz

Peaceful clean place

Sophi Ridley

The trails are amazing, good hike

Nicole Gonzalez

Shawn Wright

Very rugged, I love it!

Spacey Mizen

C.W. Bretz

Disc Golf course is alright.

Casey Stengel

Love talking the kiddos and the pups!

Meghean Walker

Steve Buss

Beth McCullough

Nice and Peaceful

Eric Barringer

Great park only reason I'm posting is because my grandma lives there!Still it's great visit.

John David

William. Brooks

They should have left the campground where it was.

lost IT

I love hiking and fishing here. I've noticed many improvements to this park here recently and I hope the improvements continue because this park has a lot of potential.

Tea Proctor

No swimmimg area however a good place to go camping. The. Campimg lots are small for the price tho.

Mitchell Treece

Kyle Biller

Very nice and serene area

Mark Thomas

Ashley Dashery

It's beautiful! Definitely worth camping at.

Zachary Lewis

Nice scenery, but a lot of litter

Josh Mock

Susan Halhober

Great place to relax and fish

Tyler Newell

Visited the park to ride the mountain bike trails on the south side of the lake. The trails were fun, although short. The trails also need better marking, but I have already spoken with the trail maintainer. I wish there was a bathroom facility with running water, but I couldn't find one. If they had a little bit nicer facility, I could see myself coming back more often since it isn't too far from home. Right off 75 make it really easy to get to and it's never too busy.

Amanda Stengel

jacob bear

Made a lot of memories there. Nice local state paek

Butch Dinsio

Very nice

Brendan Gutenschwager

Was happy to stumble upon this park a short ways off from I-75. Beautiful natural area, full of marshy ponds & quite a few hiking trails. Features a small dock where you can walk right up to and a little over the water, great for photography or just taking in the serenity of the place.

Eric Brown

Bruce Mueller

Great place, friendly atmosphere

music_meets _fun

The camp site prices seemed a little high to me but it was otherwise amazing, great for the whole family

Melanie Smith

There is a trail all the way around the lake. As a child I would walk, or ride my bike(step in spots) with my brothers. It's well kept and a wonderful place to take your children. In the fall the dam and tees are gorgeous. Truly a nature hike that includes a playground for children with the option to camp. (There is a pond to swim in)

Gary Boughton

Very quiet peaceful place to stay. Hard to find do to Google Maps directing you to the West entrance, which is the park entrance NOT the Campground entrance. If you're looking for the campground the GPS coordinate is: 41.138070, -83.619280 Happy Camping

Kevin Smith

Really muddy

Tanya Thomas

Jason McCurdy

Lisa Bailey

Love their disc golf course!

Chad Spencer

Great place for a cookout

Tiffany Howard - Jordan

Nice small state Park. Shelter houses with pretty views of the lake. Small children's playground.

Jennifer Rader

Ashley Cipriany

A favorite for camping

Brandon DuPuis

Great place to be. Has everything you'd need except for showers for peoplebwho camp.

Dr. Science

Beautifal hiking trails, and peaceful environment !

Julie Sims

Stopped midway between Columbus and Ann Arbor with kids. Was hoping that given it was a state park there would at least be flushing toilets and a sink with running water. Glad we had a container of wipes! Otherwise fairly clean just not what we were hoping for.

Harold Boggs

Looks like an awesome park can't wait to camp here this summer.

Tracee Baker

Beautiful park.

Alan Patrick

Water had an odd film from what I'd ever seen there before.

Saundra Kiczenski

Nice place to stop and go for a walk thru the trails. A great place to do some photography also.

Robert Zenas

Beautiful park with some great trails!

Brianna Paige

They're the nicest people!! Everybody is so friendly and always a clean place

Barb Brooks

Great little park

Arvind Soni


Emily Nelson

A really nice place to walk some trails and great for camping if you do not like young/party crowds

Eric B

Jade Kay

Great place to bring the kids and enjoy the day. Two play areas to choose from. Places to sit and enjoy the scenery, cook food, and play disc golf. Plenty of hiking trails if you wonder, and pavilions that can be rented for get togethers or parties. We personally come here to walk/jog when we can. This little park is a gem in Van Buren, Ohio!

Bharat C

The park is big and beautiful.

Flynn Baarnett

It has water, sewer, electric. Swimming pool and pond,the pond has very nice toys for the kids to play on. The grounds are well kept. The people there are mostly friendly..

Shane Hinojosa

Nice hunting spot

kevin peters

Linda Newlon

marc roemelen


While my family took a trip to Toledo, we made a short stop here in this park for a walk. All trails are well signed and guided. However, it was muddy, narrow and rugged. Trails are right near lake so the view is great. Many people were mountain-biking but my son could not ride his roller blade. None of its trails are paved. Also, quite small for a state park.

Dallas Herwat

Beautiful primitive hiking trails.

Tammy Trout

Cindy Krotzer

Didn't get to see much. Will be back. To look more into it

Jason Ness

Average. I wish I could rate it better. What is does have is a nice lake and river through the park, a nice disc golf course, and a section to camp with horses. However the park seems to suffer from being under funded.

Casey Czubek

Lori Brady

We were checking out the campground, which has been improved since we last visited. There are new vault toilets, an outdoor movie theater and two camper cabins. A big drawback for some people would be that there is no shower house or flush toilets, but if your camping vehicle has a fresh water holding tank, there's a spigot to fill up at the entrance to the campground. The sites are not overly long, so some big rigs probably won't fit. Not all of the sites have electric hook ups. The sites on the outside of the circle have trees bordering them, giving a little bit of the woodsy feel. We haven't actually camped there, just drove through to check it out, but hope to camp there soon.

Arpit Varma

Shannon Lussier

We come here all seasons to kayak and hike. Great trails especially on the creek side where the bridal trails are. Recently my fiance has been driving his rc truck here too!

Justin Brown

Love this place in fact we love it so much we're moving over by it. From trails, fishing and disc golf what's not to love

james matzen

Amazing place so peaceful


Its a nice park...they have picnic tables...I didn't see any grills so bring Ur own...they do have a shelter area with picnic tables...I didn't see any restrooms...they have disc golf...haven't fished there yet but I have seen alot of others doing so...all in all its a nice park...they also have a play area for kids.

Peter Bart

This is great place to stop over for a night or two, but to call it a campground might be stretching it a bit. A cross between rustic and modern maybe? It does have water spigots to fill water cans etc but not on the camp sites. It has 60 campsites split between the family side and the horse side. Less than half have electrical pedestals. The dump station is at the HQ a mile or two down the road. The dump station does not have potable water. The site description for site length on the website is just wrong, so check with the ranger. There does not appear to be showers out here. That all being said it's beautiful out here. It's quiet and secluded with lots of trails. Easy on and off the highway,, the campground entrance is a mile or two east on TR218 from the park entrance. The sites are gravel and level. So dump your waste tanks and fill your water tanks before coming out!

Laura McKenzie

My husband and I visited Van Buren State Park this past week. He was fishing and accidentally caught a painted turtle. We released it. It was the first time he caught a turtle when fishing!!

Jody Harmon

We had fun walking with our rc car

Lindsey Shock


Andrew Hartman

Simple hiking/biking trails. Nice scenery. Only downfall was the mud but it was expected.

Jason Hartman

Nice park good disc golf course clean bathrooms

Lea Smith

Was dry then

burl harmon

good time a place to enjoy nature and in our case run RC cars

Clementine Kruczynski

Trails need better markers, some may have recently come down with the downed trees. A muddy mess as well.

Dorothy Kanitz

Very nice clean park

Jorge Olvera

This is my favorite park in northwest Ohio for trail running. It is very common to find other hikers and trail runners who you can tag along with. The park has been very clean and kept up every time I go there. I try to visit at least once a week for trail running.

Morgan Street

Connie Hall

Very unfriendly camper hosts

Anne Pocock

Nice trails good camping sites,will definitely come back during season

Josh Harvey

Had a great time hiking the trails and fishing.

David Laird

Nice park. Great disc golf course.

Tom Shumway

The bike trail is ridiculous it has all these ditches and when ascending and descending you pretty much have to get off your bike. A muddy mess as well

Nathan Erickson

Lots to do here, nice park for the area.

Trianna Cheney

Quiet camping, good trails and great memories

Kevin P Pelletier

Clean camping spot. Relatively spacious camp sites.

Pamela Rader

daniel parisot

Nice small campgrounds but absolutely avoid if you have horse allergies. The campgrounds and horse campgrounds are not segregated and there are horse trails all around the campgrounds.

Dian Roberts

A favorite place to be relaxing campground

Maginel Hipsley

The camper cabin is right next to the entrance with a view of a pile of dirt. The cabin does not have heat!! The place does not have showers! You might as well have a tent then at least you will have privacy !!! Will not return !

Stuart J Richardson

2 close 2 gether

Lisa Fosnaugh

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