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Tincan Camp

· Bloomingdale, Van Buren, Michigan
7 acres hosted by Kate S.
1 lodging site · 2 RV sites
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This fun property is just under 7 acres - butted up to another 12 acres of public land (and boat launch) with trails, boardwalk and a dock on 51 acre Lake Eleven. The property is shared by (2) full-hook up RV sites and a cabin. If available, the cabin and sites may be rented together however the owners, Jim and Maria, use the cabin much of the summer leaving just the RV sites available. The property is at mile market 13 of the Kal-Haven Trail - the midpoint. The Kal-Haven Trail is a biking, cross-country skiing, walking, running, snowmobiling - you name it, the trail that goes 34 miles from Kalamazoo to South Haven. Literally steps from the property and you are on the trail. But you may not need to leave the property, with 6.3 acres of woods and field, with trail cut through PLUS the added public lands butted up to Tincan's property line, giving almost 20 acres to roam. Each RV site - far enough apart to be separate, close enough if you and friends/family want to camp together, has a fire pit and fireplace. There are a couple of options for grills if needed. Currently on grass, concrete pads will be poured sometime Spring 2023. Each RV site offers water, 30|50AMP electrical and septic. The dock may have availability for keeping you boat - please inquire. There are kayaks and some bikes (mostly teen and adult size) that may be used. These are shared amenities for the cabin and campsite guests and offered on a first come, first serve basis. This was a run-down fishing cabin Jim and Maria lovingly brough back to life as a second home and they delight in sharing it. Jim often referred to it as "The Tincan" while working on it as it was - indeed, a tin shack and the name stuck. Kate, your booking coordinator, helps Jim and Maria tend to the administrative side of getting the property booked and keeping the details in order. Once booked you'll get contact info for Kate, who will take care of most communications and logistics, and Jim/Maria who will also be available to help as needed.
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7 ratings · 7 reviews
Broc W.recommends
October 1, 2023
Tincan RV Campsite 2
Great little weekend getaway
This is a great simple spot to have a nice little vacation. The lake access was nice for kayaking , if it was warmer we would have swam. Quiet and private. 23 minutes from downtown south haven. We have a 38ft travel trailer , the spots are not level so expect to spend a little time getting it leveled out but it’s not terrible. The ground is also very soft , so bring plenty of leveling blocks / foot pads. Spot 1, the sewer dump pipe is to tall out of the ground so made it difficult to drain the hose easily , took some time getting it setup nicely. Had to pick the hose up and help feed it along. I noticed spot 2s pipe was much lower to the ground and would have been a lot better for this. Other than that little stuff I would come back. All the little extras around the property was a nice bonus for stuff to do.
Will H.recommends
September 5, 2023
Tincan RV Campsite 1
Had a great weekend with my gf! Property was awesome I'll definitely come back again!
Michael S.recommends
August 13, 2023
Tincan RV Campsite 2
Blueberry festival camping.
Owners are very friendly. We were able to use any of the water toys. It was quiet and peaceful. Priced a bit high should be more like $55 a night. Lots are not numbered and we talked to the owner about numbering them and he didn't know they were listed as lot 1 and 2 on the website. We were at lot 2 and it is not level, but we had enough blocks to level our camper. If you want a quiet place to stay I would defiantly recommend it. Close to South Haven for the blueberry festival.
Sara M.recommends
August 11, 2023
Tincan RV Campsite 1
We loved this site! The lake was great and we loved the kayaks and trike! Such a great little peaceful and fun campsite! Thanks!
David I.recommends
July 24, 2023
Tincan RV Campsite 2
We loved the lake access and all the water toys. It kept are kids busy for hours, and the little beach area provided a great place for us to sit back and watch, though we couldn't resist playing in the water too. The grill back at the site was a nice bonus as well.
Courtney K.recommends
July 5, 2023
Tincan RV Campsite 2
Loved the site and the hosts were fantastic and friendly. So many fun things to do on the water. Would stay again!
Bloomingdale, Van Buren, Michigan, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Peoria and Bodwéwadmi (Potawatomi) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Kate S.Joined in March 2023
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