Van Buren Trail State Park

Van Buren Trail State Park of Van Buren County, Michigan

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Trail Distance:

14.3 miles long.


From I-94, take Hartford Exit N. 2 blocks past first stop light and take left on Prospect St. for 2 blocks.

The main entrance to the Trail State Park is through Van Buren State Park. Go 3 miles south of South Haven to the dead end of Ruggles Road. Ruggles Road is accessed either by old Blue Star Hwy. (A2) or County Road 380. Both Blue Star (A2) and CR 380 are intersected by M-140 and M-43. The nearest freeway is I-196 and the park entrance is signed from exit 13.

Trail Description:

Phone Number: (269) 637-2788
TTY/TDD711 (Michigan Relay Center)
Motor Vehicle Permit Required: No
Approximate Size: 15 (Acres)

Ski trail is not groomed.

Dirt or gravel surfaced multi-use trail that runs between Hartford and South Haven. Birders and hikers will find this a pleasant place. The DNR currently provides only emergency maintenance services and seeks governmental agencies to operate and maintain its linear park trails.

Snowmobile Area - Allowed with 4" of snow or more on the ground.

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