Coloma / St. Joseph KOA Holiday Campground Blog

Your Outdoor Get Away, Close to Everything!


(April 15, 2022) Today marks the start of our 2022 camping season, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome guests back!  This year also marks the 60th anniversary of Kampgrounds of America (KOA), and there is much to celebrate! Over the past six decades, KOA has become the largest network of...

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Season Schedule of Events Announced


(April 6, 2022) As southwest Michigan begins to enjoy some warmer temperatures, the team at the Coloma/St. Joseph KOA Holiday readies their park to welcome guests for the 2022 camping season which officially starts next week Friday, April 15.“Spring time is a great time to go camping where people...

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Detours for Entire 2022 Season - I-94/I-196/US-31 Rebuild


(Updated April 27, 2022) The Michigan Department of Transportation will be completing the three-year reinvestment to connect US-31 to I-94, which will impact our arriving and departing for our entire 2022 season.  The construction will effect all traffic along the I-94/I-196/US-31 Interchange.  The...

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College/High School Student Employment Opportunities


The “Great Outdoors” has long been a strong pursuit with an estimated 86.1 million American households taking at least one camping trip annually. Additionally, in the wake of COVID-19, it is estimated that 15 million Americans decided to go camping for the first time in a long time, or to go on...

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National Plan for Vacation Day-Recommendation: "Don't Wait!”


(January 23, 2022) After two years of living through the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are feeling burned out and ready for a change of scenery.  While some sectors in the travel and leisure industry continue to be hard hit, the outdoor hospitality industry has experienced a historic surge in...

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Multi-Reservation System Makes Online Booking Easier


(January 4, 2022) With the snow now blanketing much of the mid-west, it’s only natural for people to begin to eagerly look toward warmer weather when they can join the estimated 86.1 million Americans who plan at least one camping trip annually.  As a local, family-owned, nationally-recognized,...

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Top Tourist Destination in the World for 2022


(December 18, 2021) If southwestern Michigan was once thought to be a hidden gem for tourist, that is no longer the case, as the region has been rated one of the top destinations for 2022 in the world!  Additionally,beyond our beaches, vineyards and orchards, there’s so much to do while you enjoy a...

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Recognition at 2021 KOA Convention


(December 7, 2021) During last month’s annual convention held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Mark and Karla, and members of their leadership team, were recognized for receiving KOA’s 2021 Rising Star award due to our success and contributions over their first five years as franchisees. The announcement...

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Safe Drinking Water - Clarification on Recent News


(November 2021) Recent local, state and even national news reports have featured the City of Benton Harbor relative to dangerous lead levels in their drinking water.  While our hearts go out to City residents, we want to reassure our guests that we are pleased to provide them with clean and safe...

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Richard & Jennifer Burlingham to Join as Operations Managers


(November 1, 2021)  A new era of leadership is underway at the Coloma/St.Joseph KOA Holiday campground, as Richard & Jennifer Burlingham will join as Operations Managers starting next spring, just in time for the 2022 camping season.Mark & Karla Lemoine, owners of Fifth Level Hospitality, Inc.,...

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Founder's Award 2022 and One of the Top Ranked Parks


(October 15, 2021) Kampgrounds of America (KOA) has tabulated the results of guest surveys of another camping season measuring quality and service and once again has awarded the Coloma/St. Joseph KOA Holiday with the prestigious Founder's Award for 2022.Dave Drum, founder of KOA, was an...

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New Deluxe Cabins Ready for End of Summer/Fall Season


(July 21, 2021) The final touches are wrapping up on the addition of five new deluxe cabins at the Coloma/St. Joseph KOA Holiday, completing the work that was announced this spring. Mark & Karla Lemoine, who are the owners and managing partners, are excited to make them available for guests during...

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Announcing Kayak Rentals & Shuttle Service


(May 25, 2021) As we head into our 2021 peak summer season, the Coloma/St. Joseph KOA Holiday is pleased to announce that they have partnered with Coloma Watervliet Kayak Rentals to provide guests with an opportunity to kayak down the Paw Paw river.  Mark Lemoine, of Fifth Level Hospitality which...

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Mark & Karla Lemoine Receive KOA's 2021 Rising Star Award


(Updated October 15, 2021) - During its annual convention which was held in November 2020, Kampgrounds of America (KOA) continued its tradition of recognizing one of its franchisees for a highly sought-after, prestigious award.  Although the convention was held virtually online due to public health...

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Camping 101 - A Guide for Leisure Travelers New to Camping


(July 15, 2020) A recent KOA survey found that leisure travelers who have never camped before, are now considering camping as a way to spend more time out doors following various government-mandated "Stay Home" orders, it's an easier way to practice social distancing, and it's a safer, less...

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