SHADY BEND CAMPGROUND, INC. (269) 731-4503 Photo

Welcome to Shady Bend Campground!

Shady Bend Campground lies along the tranquil, winding banks of the Kalamazoo River. Our large and spacious sites offer 3,000 feet of water frontage, accommodating tents to full-size motor coaches. We offer daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal rates.


Our sites offer plentiful grass areas, cement patios, fire pits, picnic tables, water and 20/30 amp electric service. Our modern and clean restrooms are equipped with flush toilets, and hot showers. We also offer complete laundry facilities, LP Gas weighed/metered, dump station, and honey wagon service for camping stays of 7 days or longer. The campground has a camp store, complete with ice, bait and firewood for purchase. In addition, we offer canoe trips, tube trips, and fishing.


Nearby attractions:

Ø     Barn Theater

Ø  Battle Creek Balloon Festival

Ø  Bell's Brewery 

Ø   Cornwell Turkey Farm/Theater

Cool Firekeepers Casino  **Now Open**Cool

Ø       The Kellogg Breakfast Table

Ø       Binder Park Zoo

Ø      Gull Lake Bible Conference

Ø      Gull Lake (one of the top 10 inland fishing lakes)

Ø       Golf Courses, too many to list

Ø        Kalamazoo Air Museum

Ø       Kalamazoo/Galesburg Speedway

Ø        Fort Custer Bike Trails/State Park

Ø     Fort Custer Cemetery

Ø       Full Blast Waterpark

Ø        Silverleaf Renaissance Festival

Ø        Geocaching Sites

Ø        C.O. Brown Stadium

Ø        Gilmore Car Museum

Ø        Kalamazoo Kings Minor Baseball Team

Ø       Kalamazoo Blues Festival

Ø       WMU

Ø        Stores

Ø       Restaurants


For reservations, please call (269) 731-4503


We look forward to meeting you and your family this camping season!


Shady Bend Campground

15320 Augusta Drive

Augusta, MI  49012

 *** With all our regrets, we are sad to inform you that Shady Bend Campground is Permanently Closed.  Due to the Oil Spill July 27, 2010.  We would like to thank all of you who have camped, canoeing or tubing with us the past 22 seasons.  Even though the past season in a half we were closed, we were still answering the phones inorder to help you find other accomadations. It was a very difficult decison to make but not knowing when we could open again our choice was to sell our home, liquidate Shady Bend and move on to the next chapter of our lives.  We have taken with us the greatest memories, a heartful of love and friendships that we would of never had if it hadn't been for YOU and Shady Bend.  Our wishes for you are to Travel Safe, keep making memories and keep the campfires burning.  We will keep you in our hearts, memories forever.  God Bless and Our Thanks once again....Always Mark, Diane, Melissa and Brandi LeBlanc

 (aka Bud and Mona)

At Shady Bend Campground . . .
There Are No Strangers...Just Friends That Have Yet to Meet!


Peaceful, scenic and unique sites along the Kalamazoo River

River or Pond Fishing

River and Pond Swimming...For the little ones, may we suggest a small inflatable pool. They can play while you relax!

Tube trips for "kids" of all ages....

Bonds are discovered and developed


Childhood memories are made...

Campfires...We have firewood for sale. As of now they haven't put a band on us for you to bring your own wood. Please do not transfer Ash firewood due to the infected trees.

Maple Hills Golf Course 9-hole course Less than 2 miles away

Maple Hills Golf Course...Many others near by...Gull Lake, Stonehedge, Yarrow to name a few...too many to list them all

Kayak delight

Canoe trips We offer 2hr trips or you're welcome to bring your own.

Pets welcome...Must be on leash and please pick up after them. We reserve the right to refuse certain breeds.

Don't forget the boat....miles of river to fish on.

Pond fishing...frog, turtle and crawfish catching....

Well maintained grounds

Morning Fog on the river

Map of our park

Pictures don't lie....It is this pretty and unique....

Fishing Fun For Everyone!!!