Van Buren State Park


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Van Buren State Park


Location:In Van Buren County. Take Exit 13 off I-96 0.5 miles to Old Blue Star Highway, then north 4 miles and left onto County Road 380 and left again onto Ruggles Road.
Facilities:220 modern campsites, organization campground, picnic area and shelter (é), playground (é).
Activities:Camping, swimming, hunting, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park features nearly a mile of sandy beach along Lake Michigan and high dune formations.
Address:23960 Ruggles Rd
South Haven, MI 49090

Phone:269-637-2788
Web: www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/ParksandTrailsInfo.aspx?id=502
Size: 400 acres.

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Van Buren State Park


Location:1 hour south of Toledo, in the northwest part of the state.
Facilities:65 campsites (without electricity), group camp, horsemen's camp, picnic areas, picnic shelters, hiking trails (10 miles), bridle trails (6 miles), nature center, amphitheater, playground, nature programs.
Activities:Camping, boating (electric motors only), fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, ice fishing, ice skating, cross-country skiing.
Special Features:The area that is now the park was originally inhabited by the Shawnee Indians. Banished from their original homelands in southern Ohio, this was one of the last strongholds of the tribe before they finally departed for lands west of the state.
Address:c/o Mary Jane Thurston State Park
1-466 State Rt 65
McClure, OH 43534

Phone:419-832-7662
Web: www.ohiodnr.com/parks/parks/vanburen.htm
Size: 251 acres land; 45 acres water.

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References in periodicals archive ?
Lakeshore erosion along eastern Lake Michigan has exposed a series of buried soils in the massive (up to 45 m high) parabolic dunes at Van Buren State Park, Michigan.
To address this question we undertook a study of the geological history of coastal barrier dunes in Van Buren State Park, near South Haven, Michigan.
Van Buren State Park is 7 km to the south of the city of South Haven, 43 km south of the dunes near Holland, and 75 km north of Mount Baldy in the Indiana National Lakeshore (Figure 1).
Such low, gently dipping to horizontal surfaces now occur where low foredunes merge to form dune platforms (Buckler 1979) and this was apparently the landscape present in the early part of dune evolution at Van Buren State Park.
Geomorphological History of High Coastal Dunes, Van Buren State Park.
Lakeshore erosion has exposed a series of buried soils in the large (up to 45m high) coastal barrier dunes at Van Buren State Park.