This camp is great! My family has stayed there 1-2 times per year for about 5 years. The camp owners go out of their way to make sure their guests have a pleasurable experience. We stayed there a few times during the pig roast/potluck over 4th of July weekend. I have never stayed at a campground where the owners would go out of their way to do such a thing for their guests. The camp has good shade cover and is cool even during hot summer days. There is sandy beach along the small in-land lake. There are also at least three play areas for children, swings, a beach volleyball court, and a basketball court. If you hike to the back of the camp, there are sand dunes to walk around in and enjoy. Camping at Dune Lake has in our experience always been a peaceful and quiet experience to relax and enjoy! The owners don't put up with loud or obnoxious people after quiet hours and that is MUCH APPRECIATED for those of us with small children. Finally, the other main reason that we like to stay at Dune Lake is the restroom and shower facilities. We are "tent campers" and must rely on using the camp provided facilities. The showers have individual stalls for privacy. The bathrooms are cleaned throughout the day. In all our experiences, we have never ran into a problem staying at Dune Lake. You can beat the place for the price of staying at Dune Lake.
What an amazing place!! i visited over the Labor Day weekend and it was a great time aside from the group of what was supposed to be "adults" who were carrying on into all hours of the night and had to be kicked out for being so rude to other campers and the wonderful staff at Dune Lake. The care is endless as well as the respect to the campers from the owners, Doug and Deb. what other campground have you been to that takes their time, makes a great breakfast for all the campers, and then sends the proceeds from the weekend to such a worthy cause like the MDA (muscular dystrophy association)? The rules here are very reasonable and can easily be followed by any respectable adult. Security is very nice and respectful and does a great job at making campers feel safe. what a great atmosphere!! The facilities are always clean, the lake is beautiful to swim in (swim only lake which is a great idea. no one wants to walk down the beach and step on a fish hook nor dog feces from their lazy masters) and is always clean. i was up until well after 11 and had no problem with security at all, but my group wasn't acting afool and had to be removed from the park by local authorities either. All in all, an amazing place, family owned and operated, very welcoming, and anyone with even a slight bit of brainpower knows these rules are not extreme by any means and anyone who thinks otherwise needs to stay in a hotel. great experience!! thank you to the owners and their security for their hospitality!!
I was visiting over Labor Day Weekend, and everything seemed great until we were yelled at upon entering. We stopped at the front gate and proceeded to the campsite were my family was already at, but before we got there we were stopped and yelled at by the "management" , I thought to myself what a excellent way to welcome new customers! later on in the day while the kids were setting up the tent the "security" guard getting mad at them for walking to near there camper before they knew it was not a camper from someone in our family. later on in the night we were scolded by the "security" guard for being a little loud after 11 I respect the rules but the way he brought them up while shining a flashlight in our face was rude and disrespectful. At no time did we feel at ease or feel like we were welcomed guest. also their lake is nothing short of a cesspool, it looks like a sewer runoff. No way would I ever let my kids near it let alone swim in it! I can honestly say the best part about dune lake campground is leaving it! Thank God for state parks!
Been going to Dunelake about 3 summers now, the owners and staff are great people and every accommadating when ever possible. great people & fun times..thanks always feel safe when I travel there alone..people need to loosen up and just enjoy. they keep very good control of excessiveness and loudness...and quiet time is enforced as long as your respectful of the people around you whether you drink or not, the owners dont hassle for no reason...it;s a good place to get some R&R with plenty to do for everyone...
We like Dune Lake so much that we became seasonal campers, spending every weekend in the summer up their with are kids. Dune Lake is a private campground with a woodsy state-park feel to it. The spring-fed swimming lake is wonderful. And there are lots of activities and special events including Christmas in July,Ho down, and The not-to-be missed haunted forrest in October. Doug and Deb are wonderful hosts. There is a lot to do in the area, everything from Blueberry picking and wineries to nature trails, petting zoos and shopping. South Haven is only 15 minutes away. As to the poster who complained about strictly enforced quiet hours. Those of us who come for rest and relaxation appreciate that when other campers are being a bit too loud after 11pm are reminded to keep it down. Doug, Deb, Lynette and Denis bend over backwards to make sure everyone enjoys their stay. And the regulars are a fun and welcoming bunch. The kids love the playgrounds , game room, and especially the Hay Rides! This will be our 9th season at Dune Lake. And as spring approaches each year, we can't wait to get back up to our special place.
The owners/staff were inappropriate with their handling of a misunderstanding and when they were confronted logically, they changed their written rules to try to make make their argument viable. Their desire to control the situation simply made them look foolish. We were actually kicked off the campground and felt physically threatened. If you want a good vacation, go to Iran, you will probably have a better camping experience.
The campsites themselves were okay but I did not find the site owners friendly whatsoever. My friends and I are all in our 20's and I think they assumed we were "crazy partiers." They drove by our site and uncomfortably stared many times throughout our trip. Also, their Quiet
Time (11 pm) is very strictly enforced. Myself and 3 others friends were just sitting around talking at midnight. We do not drink and we were not using loud voices yet we were still rudely yelled at by the owners. It seems quiet time is really bed time so I hope you plan on going inside your tent by exactly 11 or you will be yelled at by your camp mom and dad!
We visited the campground with a large group. A note to large groups: Make sure to book sites in accordance with their 2 tent policy. Adherence to the 2 tent policy is strictly enforced. The sites were large and well maintained. The bathrooms were clean. The showers had actual faucet handles, not push buttons. Wood delivery and stacking to the site was convenient and reasonably priced. The close proximity to Lake Michigan was a huge plus. The swimming pond at the campground was clean and really warm-perfect for little ones.
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