The closest KOA to beautiful Lake Michigan located in the unincorporated town of Riverside and in the heart of southwestern Michigan's fruit country this KOA offers unrivaled proximity to area attractions.


Our family-owned & operated, nationally-recognized campground is the closest KOA to beautiful Lake Michigan in southwest Michigan and puts you just minutes away from several beaches in the St. Joseph and South Haven area which was ranked as one of the best places in the world to travel in 2022 by Travel & Leisure. Our dedicated team is ready to provide you with exceptional hospitality on our 40-acre property surrounding you in a wooded setting with mature trees throughout the park offering shade on hot summer days. This combination, creates a family-friendly, outdoor atmosphere and makes us the place to be!

We are in the heart of southwestern Michigan's fruit country, enabling guests to visit several orchards, u-pick farms, fruit markets, and award-winning vineyards. Other points of interest include a world-class golf course and an antique mall, as well as a children's museumsplash pad and carousel in St. Joseph. The area hosts many weekend festivals, and you're only about 8 miles from a casino.

Paddlers will enjoy being centrally located to public access points along the Paw Paw River Water Trail. Perhaps you will choose to go to Lake Michigan to frolic on white sand beaches, visit beautiful lighthouses, spend time kayaking and paddle boarding or charter a fishing or expedition or sail boat cruise.

Relax at our campground or be as active as you'd like to be at the heated pool, fishing pond, bouncing on the Jumping Pillow, riding the fun bike rentals, playing pickle ball, mini golf, swinging at the playground, exploring the wooded nature trail, watching cable TV, surfing our free basic Wi-Fi and more. Planned, staff-led activities held throughout the summer.

Guests will also enjoy our paved roads and General Store and Cafe where they will find unique gifts/souvenirs, toys, local craft beer, wine & cider, groceries, and more. The baristas in our own Campfire Cafe are ready to serve you each day with espresso lattes or our own specialty roasted coffee. You can also grab a muffin, fresh baked donut, breakfast sandwiches, snacks, Hunt Brothers Pizza and wings. Then end your day with a southwest Michigan favorite, hand-dipped Sherman's ice cream!

Pool is open: Memorial Day Weekend–Labor Day Weekend.


From all points south: Take US 31 north to I-94 east, and then follow east/west directions. 

From all points east/west: Take I-94 (in State of Michigan) to Exit 34 to I-196, then drive 4 miles north. Use Exit 4 (Coloma/Riverside), and turn left off the exit, heading east 200 yards, you'll see our entrance sign on the left hand side of the road.

From points north in West Michigan: Take I-196 west/south. Use exit 4 (Coloma/Riverside), and turn left off the exit, heading east 200 yards to entrance.

GPS Coordinates: N42.186239, W86.373353.
GPS address: 3527 Coloma Road, Benton Harbor, MI 49022.

This season, we will be open until October 15, 2023,
but we are also accepting reservations for 2024!


Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 80' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/26 - 9/4)
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Fishing
  • Mini Golf
  • Firewood ($)
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Ways to Stay

KOA Holiday

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio® and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio®
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

Latest Hot Deal

KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend

KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend Photo

WHEN: September 6-7, 2024

WHAT: KOA Rewards holders stay as a paying guest on Friday, September 6th at any participating KOA campground and get Saturday, September 7th for FREE*.

WHY: KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend is designed exclusively for KOA Rewards holders to say thanks for your loyalty and for trusting your camping memories to us. On this late-summer weekend, we gather to celebrate friends, family and fun in the great outdoors we all adore.

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one site per a KOA Rewards account, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. KOA Rewards discount does apply but not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

Silver Beach County Park - St. Joseph

This is why people come from all over! The most popular beach spot to get the sand between your toes, take a dip in Lake Michigan, enjoy reading a book and taking a nap on the shore while being lulled by the sights, sounds and smells of this freshwater ocean, or watch a stunning sunset. In fact, in 2020, TripAdvisor rated Silver Beach on their list of the Top 25 Beaches in the United States. Minutes will turn to hours as you become fully immersed in a restful vacation-mode.


Hagar Township Park - Pet Friendly!

Traveling with your four-legged friend and wanting to go to the beach? Not a problem! Located just three miles from our campground, this pet-friendly park allows "fido" to come with you, and provides a great place to spend an afternoon or take in a Lake Michigan sunset.

The park features paved parking, porta johns, wooden walkway and stairs to the beach, shaded picnic area with metal grills, playground equipment and dog bag dispenser.

Park closes at 11pm.


Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail

Experience award-winning wineries as you journey between them along this designated trail in Michigan's Great southwest. Find something delicious, fun, or artistic.  Some of our favorite that are also closest to our campground include Karma Vista, 12 Corners Vineyard, and the oldest and largest winery in Michigan, St. Julian.



Paw Paw River WaterTrail

Enjoy a relaxing day paddling down the Paw Paw River. Public access points can be found on the Michigan Great Lakes Water Trails website. They promote coastal public access by linking regional water trails to form a statewide water trail system along every mile of the Great Lakes shoreline. Various river segments of the 62-mile long Paw Paw River Trail offer paddlers all skill levels (Beginner/Intermediate and Advance) with wonderful outdoor recreation.

Additionally, the Riverside Kayak Park, which opened in October 2019, is part of the water trail and is located directly across the street from the campground.  Guests may bring their own kayaks to enjoy this convenient, recreational option.



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