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After Rough Start, Coloma/St. Joseph Caps Great Peak Season


(Moody on the Market, September 4, 2020) Admitting that the spring season was “emotionally and financially terrifying,” campground owners Mark and Karla Lemoine of the Coloma/St. Joseph KOA Holiday campgrounds in Southwest Michigan “refused to live in fear,” and turned the season around dramatically...

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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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Ready for the Better Days Ahead


(April 22, 2020) As the events of the past couple months have unfolded, our thoughts and prayers have been with those who have been directly impacted by COVID-19.  In fact, our family was also directly affected.  We had close loved ones who are in a “high-risk” category test positive for the virus....

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Camping in the Era of Social Distancing


(Updated October 3, 2020) As we all adapt to the personal and professional disruptions of life that have occurred since March of this year, we too have stepped up and made necessary changes to protect the health and well being of our staff and guests, consistent with scientific evidence and...

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Stay Calm and Camp On! Response to COVID-19


(March 11, 2020) As part of our commitment to exceptional guest service, which includes the health and well-being of our staff, guests and the general public, we are monitoring developments related to COVID-19 and receiving regular communication from health agencies for information and guidance.We...

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Silver Beach Makes TripAdvisor List of Top 25 Beaches in US


(March 8, 2020) Even the ravages of the recent winter storms and extreme water levels on Lake Michigan can’t keep Silver Beach in St. Joseph from making the Top 25 Beaches in the United States this year according to the team at world renowned travel website TripAdvisor.  Then again, this news comes...

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Guests Now Can Choose Their Site with "KOA Select My Site"


(January 18, 2020) With the new year now well underway, Mark & Karla Lemoine, Owners & Managing Partners of the Coloma/St. Joseph KOA Holiday posted a video on FaceBook to announced a new service that makes it easier for guests to choose their own site."Due to the increased popularity of our park...

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Three-peat Founder's & President's Award Winners


(November 4, 2019) - The Coloma/St. Joseph KOA Holiday is pleased to announce that they have once again been awarded the duo of KOA's premier awards... the Founder's and President's Awards.  This recognition is given only to those KOA's that offer highest in quality and guest satisfaction. Mark and...

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Riverside Kayak Park Opens


(October 26, 2019) Following three years of work by local officials and several community partners, a new recreational option has now opened for area residents and guests of the Coloma/St. Joseph (CSJ) KOA Holiday, the Riverside Kayak Park.The park is located directly across the street from  the...

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Successful Season Ending in National Glamping Spotlight


(October 15, 2019) The Coloma/St. Joseph KOA Holiday has completed its third full season under the ownership of Mark & Karla Lemoine, and they celebrate the success of having hosted more than 13,000 guests from all over the United States and 15 countries.“Outdoor hospitality is extremely popular,...

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Trip Advisor 2019 Certificate of Excellence Award Received


(September 1, 2019) As they began to welcome guests for the busy Memorial Day Holiday weekend and the unofficial start of the summer camping season, the Coloma / St. Joseph KOA Holiday announced that they have been awarded Trip Advisor's coveted 2019 Certificate of Excellence award.  "We are honored...

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Family Vacation in St. Joseph. Michigan and the KOA


(August 17, 2019) We were honored to be featured in an article by Kzookids (Kalamzaoo, Michigan) highlighting what a great place St. Joseph and our campground is for families.  No need to just take our word for it... check out their article or better yet, come stay with us and see for yourself!

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Perfect Score Earned During Annual Quality Assurance Review


(August 1, 2019)  The Coloma/St. Joseph KOA Holiday has earned another notch in its belt as an award-winning campground in the system of Kampgrounds of America (KOA).  The momentum, which has been evident over the past three years since the ownership of Mark and Karla Lemoine, has now earned them a...

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Giving Back - The Chapel, High School Ministry


It's true that it is better to give than it is to receive. However, there are times when a giver feels they receive more than they gave - such is the case here. In the heart of southwest Michigan, The Chapel, an Evangelical Free church, ministers to young people who have questions about God and what...

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Giving Back - WCSG Family-friendly, commercial free radio


It takes a team to encourage thousands. We are pleased to be a business partner with WCSG radio as they offer family friendly, commercial free, adult contemporary music and teaching programs. Listener-supported WCSG is part of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is now heard on...

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Giving Back - Kids Care Camp


We love camping and believe no child should be deprived of the experience when life throws them a curve ball. Kids Care Camp is KOA's official charity and provides kids who are battling cancer with a special camping event. Proceeds from our Friday night ice cream socials, holiday pancake breakfasts,...

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