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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
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
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.
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 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.
Paw Paw River WaterTrail - Riverside Kayak Park
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.
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 recreational option. Rentals are also available through a new local business... the Coloma Watervliet Kayak Rentals.
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
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
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
St. Joseph Lighthouse Tours
Get an inside look into the historic lighthouse on the St. Joseph pier. The station was originally put into service in 1832, with the current lights built in 1906 and 1907. It played an important part of Michigan's maritime history, as well as playing a role in the region's commercial trade and drawing European settlers into the area. Public tours are offered seasonally, Memorial Day-Labor Day by the St. Joseph Heritage Museum and Cultural Center. Visit their website for more information.
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!
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
Harbor Shore Scenic Hiking & Biking Trail - Benton Harbor
Explore nearly 10 miles of scenic biking and hiking trails in Harbor Shores along Lake Michigan and the Paw Paw and St. Joseph rivers. Harbor Shores Trail is a multiuse recreation and residential community nestled among the dunes, marshes, bayous and beaches in the Paw Paw River delta.
This recreation destination includes Jean Klock Park (with its dunes and sugar sand beach on Lake Michigan), the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course (a public course and home of the Senior PGA Championship), several neighborhoods with quaint cottages, and a trail system that connects it all.
Less than six miles away from our campground and 10 minutes from our campground, Harbor Shores Trails is a network of paved and unpaved trails, with the unpaved trails surfaced with finely screened and compacted limestone. It includes several bridges and boardwalks crossing the marshes, bayous and Paw Paw River. Most of the trails travel along or over these water features. Some stretches of the paved trails share use with the golf cart paths. Make sure to observe signage along the trails to make sure you stay on the right path.
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
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
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
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
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.
Kal-Haven Trail State Park - South Haven
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
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
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
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
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
International Dark Sky Park, Dr. T.K. Lawless Park - Jones
In 2019, Dr. T.K. Lawless Park was designated as an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association, an exceptional distinction given to locations that offer unspoiled night-sky viewing.For the naturalists and the environmentally inclined, this 860-acre park offers a wide variety of fauna and wildlife. Bald eagles, owls, beavers, whitetail deer, and coyote. Old growth woods, wetlands, lakes, streams and prairie lands offer multiple opportunities for various fauna to take root for nature lovers to explore. But now another park activity is gaining momentum. An activity that proves that the beauty of nature does not have to end with the setting Sun. Stargazing.
Word is beginning to spread that if you wish to witness the beauty of the cosmos, Dr. T.K. Lawless Park is a great place to go. is only the second park in Michigan to be honored with the distinction, and is within a one-hour drive of our campground.
15122 Monkey Run St
Jones, MI 49061
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!
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:
- Midway Baptist Church, Watervliet, MI (269.463.3195)
- St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph, MI (269.983.1575)
- St. Joseph Catholic Parish, Watervliet, MI (269.463.5470)
- The Chapel, St. Joseph, MI (269.429.1041)
- Coloma United Methodist Church, Coloma, MI (269.468.6062)