POST 25: Benton Harbor, Eden Springs Park and Campground

Benton Harbor, Eden Springs Park and Campground

June 29th, 2017

Eden Springs Park and Campground
Eden Springs Park and Campground

Benton Harbor,  Eden Springs Park and Campground really took us by surprise :).

After a long day of driving, we planned on to staying at a Walmart or rest area. We suddenly changed our minds. Putting the slides out in our trailer and enjoying the night a bit was much more appealing.

Using Campendium, Bill found this campground. The campground had no reviews, we decided to be the first. :). Benton Harbor,  Eden Springs Park and Campground.

The gate attendant introduced herself and shook Bill’s hand welcome. What a nice touch! After we signed in, she even thanked Bill for staying at their campsite.

Our site was a  30 amp with water, and the site was a huge, 25′ by 100′. The 50 amp sites with full hookups looked a lot smaller. They had a decent playground for the kids, and were dog friendly.

The $27 for the site for the night, was after a Good Sam discount ($3.00) . There was a dump station, and showers that were clean, and it was only 15 minutes from I94.

We rated Eden Springs Park and Campground 4/5 Snails. The only reason was, it was not in the wilderness. We got spoiled over the past few weeks and had to come back to reality lol.

We would gladly stay here again. As we were pumping out at the dump station, the owner came by and gave Bill a brief history on the place. It was really quite fascinating.

BORROWED FROM THEIR WEBPAGE

If you are ever by here, look up the history as well. This is an except from their webpage

“For the History buff:
Formerly owned and operated by the House of David from 1908 to 1973, Eden Springs Park has a long and fascinating past. The park is currently undergoing restoration. As a non-profit, the park renovations are being done by a group of dedicated volunteers who welcome your interest in the trains and many on-going projects at the park. Check out park revitalization work on facebook at: “Eden Springs Park at House of David.”

Vintage BASEBALL Returns!
The “Echoes,” House of David Baseball Club, will be playing old-time, bare-handed baseball at Eden Springs Park this summer. Games will be played on Sundays at the original field location. Admission $3/person.”
Also from their webpage
“Train rides every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm until Labor Day. Tickets are $2.00 each.
This was all just too interesting and too cute to resist. We just had to pass on the facts to repay the kindness of these sweet people.
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