The closest KOA to beautiful Lake Michigan (only 2 miles) 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.

FRESH AIR & FUN AWAITS! Our nationally-recognized campground is the closest KOA to beautiful Lake Michigan in southwest Michigan puts you within minutes away from several beaches in the St. Joseph and South Haven area. A wooded setting with mature trees throughout the park provide shade on hot summer days, and our family-friendly atmosphere makes us the place to be!

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.

We are also 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 antique shops and golf courses, as well as a children's museum, splash pad and carousel in St. Joseph. The area hosts many weekend festivals, and you're only about 8 miles from a casino.

Relax at our campground or be as active as you'd like to be at the heated pool, bouncing on the Jumping Pillow, riding the fun bike rentals, playing 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, groceries, and more. We also proudly serve Hunt Brothers Pizza and wings along with hand-dipped Sherman's ice cream and other great summer time treats!

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

DIRECTIONS:

From all points south, east or west: Take I-94: Take 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 sign on the left hand side of the road.

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

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

In 2021, we will be open April 16 — October 16. RESERVATIONS 800-562-5341 • INFO 269-849-3333

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 80' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/28 - 9/6)
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Mini Golf
  • Firewood ($)
  • Bike Rentals ($)
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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

Big Weekend

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WHEN: May 13-14, 2022

WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 13th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 14th for just $20*.

WHY: The Big Weekend helps raise funds to send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps all across North America. Kids fighting cancer deserve a chance to attend a summer camp and to just be a kid again. Funds raised from May 14 support the KOA Care Camps Trust which distributes more than $1 million dollars annually to support 125+ Care Camps each year. Learn more at koacarecamps.org.

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one-site, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. Not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

Silver Beach County Park - St. Joseph

The most popular beach spot to get the sand between your toes, take a dip in Lake Michigan, or enjoy reading a book and taking a nap on the shore while being lulled by the sights, sounds and smells of this freshwater ocean. In fact, in March of 2020, TripAdvisor rated included 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.

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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.

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Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail

Experience award-winning wineries and attractions, all of which are connected and easy to journey between. Find something delicious, fun, or artistic – several of them are within just a few miles of our campground.

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Paw Paw River WaterTrail - Kayak Rental & Shuttle Service

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.

Kayak rentals and shuttle service to/from the campground are now available through an exclusive partnership with the Coloma Watervliet Kayak Rentals. Space is limited so guests are encouraged to call ahead or sign up at the front desk for a 90 minute paddle and the 9:30am shuttle which leaves daily Monday-Saturday. 

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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