Coloma / St. Joseph KOA Attractions

Making Family Memories, One Camping Night at a Time

Local Area Attractions Near Coloma / St. Joseph KOA

As a destination, you will find Michigan's Great Southwest has the whole package. While in the area you'll find beautiful scenery, the freshest fruits and hours upon hours of affordable, family fun. Combined with your camping experience with us, you'll discover that in addition to the beach sand in your car floor mats, you'll return home with wonderful memories that will bring you back again and again.

AmTrak - St. Joseph Station
AmTrak - St. Joseph Station

Looking for a convenient way to get to or from the "Windy City?"  AmTrak offers daily service service that comes directly to downtown St. Joseph to/from Chicago.  Once you're here, you're just a quick Uber or car ride away from our campground (less than 10 minutes).  This is a great option for Chicagoland area residents to arrive here, or for guests to enjoy a day excursion to Chicago and avoid the hassle of driving and parking.

410 1/2 Vine Street

St. Joseph, MI 49085

800-872-7245

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Silver Beach County Park - St. Joseph
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. Minutes will turn to hours as you become fully immersed in a restful vacation-mode.

Hagar Township Park - Pet Friendly!
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
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
Paw Paw River WaterTrail

Enjoy a relaxing day paddling down the Paw Paw River in your kayak or canoe. 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 Great Lakes shoreline. Various river segments of the 62-mile long Paw Paw River Trail offer paddlers all all skill level (Beginner/Intermediate and Advance) with wonderful outdoor recreation.

Please note: Construction of a new public park directly across the street from our campground has begin and will include a new water trail access point. The Riverside Kayak Park is scheduled to open in late-summer 2019.  Bring your own kayak.  We are also considering providing kayak rentals and transportation from the campground - we'd love to hear from whether this would be an added amenity you'd like to see us offer.

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Kal-Haven Trail State Park
Kal-Haven Trail State Park

Cyclist and hikers will love to explore the Kal-Haven Trail State Park. This 34-mile crushed limestone path connects South Haven and Kalamazoo. The trail meanders through wooded areas, past farm lands and over rivers and streams. Trail highlights include a camelback bridge and covered bridge.

10th Street, Kalamazoo trailhead, Baily Street, South Haven trailhead, 
South Haven, MI 49090

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Silver Beach Carousel - St. Joseph
Silver Beach Carousel - St. Joseph

In tribute to the amusement park that once graced the shore of Lake Michigan, the Silver Beach Carousel is a fully restored, Coney-Island style machine reviving the grandeur, sights and sounds that delighted riders in years past, and is sure to do the same for you and your family! It simply is a "must do" during your time with us.

333 Broad Street

St. Joseph, MI 49085

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Curious Kids Museum - St, Joseph
Curious Kids Museum - St, Joseph

Where learning is always fun! Open year-round except for major holidays and Labor Day through mid-September. Visit the Curious Kids Museum online for more information.

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Krasl Art Center - St. Joseph
Krasl Art Center - St. Joseph

With time on your hands, you can enhance your life with a visit to this art museum. It makes an enjoyable visit for adults and children alike. The gift shop also features unique homemade products you'll be hard pressed to find anywhere else..

707 Lake Blvd.

St. Joseph, MI 49085

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Sarett Nature Center - Benton Harbor
Sarett Nature Center - Benton Harbor

This unique nature center has eight miles of trails meandering through its 1000 acres. The trail system includes boardwalks, observation platforms, and an easily accessible barrier-free walkway. Trails running along the Paw Paw River bluffs provide great views of the river valley below. Boardwalks and observation platforms in the flood plain give you an up-close look at wetland wildlife and habitats including wet forests, cattail marshes, shrub carrs, and even a unique alkaline wetland called a fen. The best part is that you can see it all without even getting your feet wet!

2300 Benton Center

Benton Harbor, MI 49022

269-927-4832

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Captain Mike's Fun Park - Bridgeman
Captain Mike's Fun Park - Bridgeman

Go-Karts, Jr. Go-Karts, mini golf, batting cages, bumper boats, carousel, game room, snack bar are sure to be fun for all ages!

10975 Red Arrow Highway

Bridgeman, MI 49106

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Habor Shore Golf Course - Benton Harbor
Habor Shore Golf Course - Benton Harbor

Harbor Shores has become a premier destination for golfers throughout the Midwest and can be part of your vacation activities. Bragging rights are included with your outing at no additional charge. After playing on this Jack Nichlaus signature course, you'll be able to tell your friends back home that you drove from the tees, walked across the lush fairways, and sank a birdie in the same cup where some of the game's greatest players walked when they competed in one of golf's premier events – The Senior PGA Championship. This major championship, known for its intense competition among the legendary names in golf, comes to the area every other year and had made its home at Harbor Shores since 2012.

201 Graham Avenue

Benton Harbor, MI 49022

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Fishing Charters
Fishing Charters

Great lakes fishing doesn't get any better than fishing Lake Michigan with a number of available fishing charter companies. Outstanding fishing for King and Coho Salmon, Skamania, Steelhead, Brown Trout, and Lake Trout fishing takes place from April through September, and fantastic Lake Michigan Perch Fishing June through September.

Your soon-to-be legendary fish story starts here!

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Bob's Barn Farm Market & Bakery - Coloma
Bob's Barn Farm Market & Bakery - Coloma

A visit to the area is simply not complete without a stop at Bob's Barn.  Started in 1965, this family-owned, fourth generation market and bakery is sure to please with a full line of jams, jellies, honey, salsa, muffins, pickle vegetables, Amish cheeses and of course their pies and other "out-of-this world" baked goods.  Less than a couple miles down the road from our campground, you'll want to make time to pick something up as a savory souvenir... but be warned, some items may barely make it back to your car.

4830 Coloma Road

Coloma, MI 49038

269-849-2247

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Jollay Orchards - Coloma
Jollay Orchards - Coloma

A family-friendly, country experience is closer than you imagine. Within 5 miles of our KOA, enjoy free hayrides, picking apples and pumpkins and much more. Open weekends only 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. last three weekends of September and all weekends of October, provides a great place to build fun memories during your fall camping trip.

1850 Friday Road

Coloma, MI 49038

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North Berrien County Historical Museum - Coloma
North Berrien County Historical Museum - Coloma

The cultural and architectural history of our area comes to life at the North Berrien County Historical Museum.  Admission is FREE to all and features exhibits, events and educational programs.  Visitors can enjoy learning about our area Native Americans, lake resorts, rural schools, Lake Michigan shipwrecks, daily life and local business.

300 Coloma Avenue

Coloma, MI 49038

269-468-3330

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South Haven Beaches and Parks
South Haven Beaches and Parks

Just a few miles north of our campground, you'll find another great beach community. The South Haven area offers visitors a variety of year-round activities. Spring brings nature walks and bird watching. During summer months, there is swimming, boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, bird watching, and biking.

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Four Winds Casino Resort - Hartford
Four Winds Casino Resort - Hartford

Lady Luck may have your number. Venture out to the Four Winds Casino Resort where you'll find the excitement of more than 124,000-square feet of gaming.

68600 Red Arrow Highway

Hartford, MI 49057

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Air Zoo - Kalamazoo
Air Zoo - Kalamazoo

The Air Zoo is a highly charged, multi-sensory atmosphere that goes beyond anything you've ever seen. It's like no place else on Earth!Voted the "Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners" and "Best Place to Spend a Day with Your Family" three years in a row, the Air Zoo features more than 50 rare and historic aircraft, amusement park-style rides, Full-Motion Flight Simulators, RealD 3D/4D Missions Theater, as well as historical exhibits and educational activities

6151 Portage Road

Portage, MI 49002

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Windmill Island Gardens -- Holland
Windmill Island Gardens -- Holland

Windmill Island Gardens is a municipal park located in the city of Holland, Michigan. It is home to the 251-year-old windmill De Zwaan, the only authentic, working Dutch windmill in the United States. Enjoy a short drive to this popular tourist destination during the Tulip Time Festival or walk the beautiful grounds on a summer day.

If you ask nicely, your host Karla, might even show off her Dutch heritage by putting on her own pair of wooden shoes which she wore as a Dutch Dancer for many years!

1 Lincoln Avenue

Holland, MI 49423

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De Klomp Wooden Shoe and Delft Factory - Holland
De Klomp Wooden Shoe and Delft Factory - Holland

No trip to Holland would be complete without a stop at the Wooden Shoe and Delft Factory. At this double Dutch delight, you can talk with the artists as they mold, hand-paint, and glaze the only authentic blue and white delftware made in the U.S, or watch the wooden shoe carving on machines that were imported from the Netherlands. All handmade items, and other Dutch delicacies, are available for purchase.

12755 Quincy Avenue

Holland, MI 49424

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Notre Dame Football - South Bend, Indiana
Notre Dame Football - South Bend, Indiana

Looking for a place to go on the weekend of the big game? We are located just 40 miles north of the Notre Dame campus. Fans of the Fighting Irish, or those cheering for the visiting team, can stay with us at the campground as a convenient location to come and go. You can also beat the crowds and even watch the game outside your camper on one of our cable TV sites.

No matter who your rooting for, camping and football make a great recipe for an enjoyable weekend!

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Michigan Maritime Museum - South Haven
Michigan Maritime Museum - South Haven

Experience the rich maritime heritage of the Great Lakes by visiting Michigan's most distinguished institution of maritime research, preservation and education.Five separate buildings offer a variety of engaging opportunities for the Museum visitor including permanent and changing exhibits on Michigan maritime history, a center for the teaching of boat building and related maritime skills, and a regionally renowned research library.

260 Dyckman Avenue

South Haven, MI 49090

269-637-8078

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Area Churches - Coloma/Watervliet/St. Joseph
Area Churches - Coloma/Watervliet/St. Joseph

Many of our guests have requested information on local churches to attend while they are visiting the area. A brochure with a full listing is available in the rack card display in our General Store.  However, following are a few listings that you may find helpful:

BAPTIST

  1. Midway Baptist Church, Watervliet, MI (269.463.3195)

CATHOLIC
  1. St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph, MI (269.983.1575)
  2. St. Joseph Catholic Parish, Watervliet, MI (269.463.5470)

EVANGELICAL FREE

  1. The Chapel, St. Joseph, MI (269.429.1041)

METHODIST

  1. Coloma United Methodist Church, Coloma, MI (269.468.6062)