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A proposed state campground in South Haven Township (Mich.) is meeting resistance from unhappy campground owners, the Herald-Palladium of St. Joseph reported.

Township planning commissioners agreed Wednesday (Oct. 5) to forward the proposal to the township board, despite opposition from the campground owners.

“It’s going after my business,” said Martin Super, owner of the Jensens’ RV Park and Motel near the state-owned site.

Other campground owners told planning commissioners that state officials should consider a day-use nature area for the site, instead of a campground.

The campground would be next to the Kal-Haven Trail.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources seeks to rezone the 58-acre site of the failed Riverwoods residential development east of Blue Star Highway from high-density residential to resource conservation.

The DNR bought the property for $830,000, after the Riverwoods developers went bankrupt.

In response to allegations that there could be 400 campsites, Township Supervisor Ross Stein said that is false. The highest number of sites allowed under township zoning regulations would be 179, he said.

The site has city water, sewer and electric service.

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