Bear Cave Resort
4085 Bear Cave Road
Open: May 1 through October 1
Built at the site of a former Native American village, Bear Cave Resort is a riverfront property located about 20 miles east of Lake Michigan that is popular with fishermen. Buchanan, the Red Bud City built along the St. Joseph River, is known for its beautiful blossoms, camping, golf, skiing, and year-round fishing. The area is the home of Fernwood Nature Center, a 100-acre nature preserve offering special programs and tours throughout the year. A restored gristmill and Bear Cave serve as reminders of the history of this colorful city. Bear Cave is on the Red Bud Trail near the resort. Its historic events include serving as a dwelling of Potawatomi Indians, playing a part in the underground slave-freedom movement, and as a setting for filming the Train Robbery movie. Visitors can see traces of Native American artifacts, flowstone, petrified leaves, and vegetation.
Facilities / Amenities: This resort offers a clubhouse, store, adult lounge, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, game room, horseshoes, shuffleboard, playground, fishing, walking trails, movie room, indoor picnic pavilion, and a boat ramp. Dump station. Pavilion and Lodge Rentals for weddings, reunions and group outings.
High-Use Seasonal Period: Memorial day through Labor Day
Sites: 52 Full / 85 Partial
Maximum Electrical: 50 amps
Maximum RV Length: 40 ft.
Check in: 12 PM to 8 PM Check out: 12 PM
For expanded driving directions click on directions link in resort callout.
Directions: From I-94 where it enters Michigan from Indiana, go E on U.S. Hwy. 12 for 18 miles to Red Bud Trail. Turn N on Red Bud Trail and go about 5 and 1/2 miles to the resort entrance on the right. When coming from Detroit, go south on US 31, turn right on Exit 5 (or Snow Road). Go to Red Bud Trail and turn left. Travel 3-4 miles.