Coloma / St. Joseph KOA Reviews

Making Family Memories, One Camping Night at a Time

Campground Reviews

Jul 10, 2018
Great family friendly campground with lots of shade and fun 4th of July activities.
Jul 10, 2018
Outstanding campground, very detail oriented.
Jul 10, 2018
Jul 10, 2018
Matt and the KOA crew were great! Clean and well maintained sites, with lots of activities for families �
Jul 10, 2018
We joined family members who have stayed at the Coloma/St. Joe KOA for the past 5 years over the 4th of July week, and we were not disappointed! The campground was pristine, the restroom and shower facilities were kept clean with multiple cleanings each day, and the staff was warm, gracious, and attentive. Our kids had so much to do with planned activities and their amenities, we will be back!
Jul 10, 2018
We like the campground, the staff, the location, but this time I half to say the private bathrooms were not kept clean as before.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are sorry it appears the restrooms were not as clean for you during your recent stay. Peak summer crowds always make it challenging. We are committed to maintaining the cleanliness of our facilities. In fact, we have adopted a new cleaning schedule to stay on top of it during our peak season. Our largest complaint this year has been that we clean them too much - causing guests to wait.
Jul 10, 2018
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Jul 10, 2018
The workers were very helpful to us newbies to camping and helped us figure out our cable problem. Fun place to camp.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Everybody had to be a "newby" at some point. We are glad we could help you build your confidence so you too can be a seasoned camper. We hope to see you again for another fun camping outing!
Jul 10, 2018
Great campground! So special to see how excited the owner, Mark, is about his property and making sure all of his guests are taken care of!!! We travel all over in our camper and he is the BEST owner that we have come in contact with so far. Kids loved the park and the outdoor movie as well as the bike rental. The camp store is amazing and full of fun food, ice cream and coffee! GREAT JOB!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

WOW! Thank you for the accolades. Mark and Karla's passion for camping and love for guests is contagious, and has infected their entire staff. We are glad you enjoyed our hospitality and your time with us.
Jul 10, 2018
It would be nice if they fixed the dilapidated tennis court on the property. Would be a nice family option to enjoy!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We recognize the condition of the tennis court, which is why we no longer list or promote it as an available amenity. Due to the diminished popularity of tennis and the cost it would take to restore and properly maintain it, we have plans to utilize that space for other family-fun activities which we hope to make available in the not so distant future.
Jul 10, 2018
Mark and his crew were incredible! Top notch customer service was provided!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Our goal is to always meet and exceed our guest's expectations and help create family memories, one camping night at a time. We are glad to know we have succeeded in our efforts.
Jul 10, 2018
Staff is very helpful and friendly. Enjoyed the hot tub on this overnight. The road behind the pool needs a grading, or some fill... really rough on the exit. Had two or three bushes and trees that are VERY close to the corners... especially when people park funny. I'd definitely return. Beautiful park.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for your feedback. Since your visit, we have recently conducted some mid-season trimming of our trees and bushes, which inevitable sprout during the season. Additionally, due to the historical levels of rain we received this year, we are aware that one of our roads has begun to deteriorate and have made plans for it to be repaved in the fall.
Jul 09, 2018
Jul 09, 2018
The campground is very clean very quiet and it’s a Great place to camp. The Manager is very friendly
Jul 09, 2018
Very friendly staff-everyone we encountered was top-notch. Park is in a good location, easy to get around places. I don’t think we have ever stayed in such a shaded park, great to have so many trees. The only negative was the size of our site. We stayed in a pull through site. Way too small. We couldn’t even fit our chairs around our fire pit because we were so close to the neighbors.
Jul 09, 2018
The owners are very friendly and helpful. This campground is quite small and a bit hard to maneuver around with a larger camper. It is a very pretty and clean campground with lots of trees and shaded campsites. We had a great time during out stay.
Jul 09, 2018
Great friendly staff and campground was clean. Would definitely stay here again!
Jul 09, 2018
Jul 09, 2018
We love the campground. We always have a good time. The staff is great
Jul 09, 2018
We had a wonderful stay in Coloma. Mark,Karla and their children make you feel very welcome. Great amenities, service, and attitude by all employees. Restroom and showers were always clean. Campground sites kept in top condition. You can tell that a lot of hard work goes into this campground every day. Will definitely be back again. Thanks for a great week!!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

It was our pleasure to have you with us. It is incredibly rewarding to know that our hard work provides guests with the respite they are seeking when they come here. We look forward to seeing you again.
Jul 09, 2018
Good time. Stairs back in pool would be nice or three steps ladder in the sallow end.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We added steps to our pool last season, but were required to remove them by the State of Michigan as it did not conform to their standards. We will keep your suggestion in mind as we continue to make improvements to our park.
Jul 09, 2018
This KOA Campground is the nicest KOA that we have had the pleasure to stay in to date. My ONLY complaint is that this campground is not located closer to my home in Colorado. If we find ourselves back in this area, we will for sure be returning. We cannot say enough GREAT things about the facility, Jim & Karla and their entire staff. We HIGHLY recommend this KOA to anyone camping in this area.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are honored that you wish we were closer to your home state of Colorado, but sadly cannot make any changes there. Our Great lakes, and your Rocky Mountains would indeed make for a spectacular camping experience. I guess we'll have to settle for enjoying our unique topography as we visit each other's home state. Until next time!
Jul 09, 2018
Absolutely love that the owners are Christians. It shows in how the campground is maintained and operated. Loved hearing Christian radio in the bathrooms too. Really sets the tone for family fun. We had a great time with our family and enjoyed exploring MI! We will definitely be back. The wings were great too! Thank you !!!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Our labor of love indeed comes from a higher calling to serve our guests. We feel blessed to know that we were able to be a blessing to you and your family.
Jul 09, 2018
The grand kids loved the jumping pillow. The reason for 4 stars and not 5 is the electricity and water were on the wrong side at our camp site.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Having bought our park two years ago, we fully recognize that some of the original infrastructure was placed in awkward locations. Rest assured, it is on our target list for improvements, but we simply cannot do everything at once.
Jul 09, 2018
Ants

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Ants are the uninvited guests to a picnic and camping, but are at times unavoidable. While we take time to mitigate annoying insects in our outdoor environment, we cannot eliminate them from what arguably was their home first.
Jul 09, 2018
Enjoyed the Coloma/St. Joseph area but this campground is more geared to tent campers than RV'ers. Won't be staying here again.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

While we are sorry to learn that you did not enjoy your time with us. One of the reasons why our park is so popular is that it offers a balance of sites that can accommodate both RVers and those in tents. While we are considering adding additional RV sites in the future, tenting is still the entre into a camping experience, and we have every intention to continue to welcome tenting guests.
Jul 09, 2018
Only negative thing about the trip was the bathrooms. Always a line and a 15+ minute wait. They need more bathrooms.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Due to the popularity of our family-style bathrooms, we recognize that there is at times a wait to use them. However, With two bathroom facilities on property, there is never a wait at both of them at the same time. We would suggest that perhaps rather than waiting, guests might better use the time to take the short walk to the main building.
Jul 09, 2018
Got accused of taking firewood that didn’t belong to us when we bought it. Then had someone come to my friends campsite saying there is too many people there and only two adults were on the reservation when we were just hanging out there and they were rude

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are sorry there was a misunderstanding regarding the wood. However, we will not apologize for inquiring with you regarding the number of persons on your site. As part of our regular security measures, we are very intentional in our efforts to verify that all individuals on property are registered guests, especially as we head into the evening hours.
Jul 09, 2018
Just right, easy. That’s what I am looking for when on the road

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

As they say, location, location, location! We're glad to be able to accommodate guests who are traveling and those who stay awhile to enjoy everything we have to offer. Those who are able to linger will also discover our beautiful beaches, orchards, and award-winning vineyards.
Jul 08, 2018
As always, it is everything we could ask for and more. This campground is our home away from home and we bring more people every year we can!!! The owners and their family there treat you just like that: Family!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are so pleased you enjoyed our level of hospitality. We genuinely seek to serve our guests in such a way where they are able to relax and feel as if they are part of our extended family staying at our home. Similarly, it's encouraging to us when some guests return the expression and make us feel as if we are a part of theirs as well. We look forward to having you stay with us again!
Jul 08, 2018
Had a nice night in Coloma... It was like old-fashioned camping on which we were reared... Lots of kids, and campfires. Staff was helpful. A list of broadcast TV channels available would be helpful for sites with no cable.
Jul 08, 2018
Front desk staff very nice and helpful. Campground was packed due to it being the week of the 4th of July. The campground was neat and clean, the grounds were well cared for. The one thing I saw, is there is a need for more restrooms/showers.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

While we can appreciate that the full house we experience on weekends throughout the summer will add to your perspective, please know that as a regulated industry by the State of Michigan, we are compliant with the number of restrooms/showers that are available to our guests.
Jul 07, 2018
Jul 07, 2018
Enjoyed our stay. Kids had great time on jumping pillow and playground. Camp site was clean.
Jul 07, 2018
Very accomodating. Short stay so didn't get to use the amenities, but it appeared to be worth a trip back when we are that way again.
Jul 07, 2018
We really enjoyed the pool and the camp store and staff were excellent! We would have liked a little more space between sites for privacy but other than that, we had an excellent visit.
Jul 06, 2018
We enjoyed our stay very much! We will definitely be back!
Jul 06, 2018
Jul 06, 2018
Jul 06, 2018
The campground is very tight. Not much space between campers OR cabins. Most campers used the 4 back bathroom/shower stalls which I guess is because they weren't told about the 3- shower multi-stall/sinks at the front off the main building; this caused substantial traffic and waiting for those of us in the back of the campground. Staff attempted to keep them clean tho.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

As guests check in, we are very intentional about informing guests of all of the availability facilities. On the back bathrooms/showers we also have a sign that letting guests know in the event they find a wait. While many folks choose to wait, others find that the main building is just a short walk.
Jul 06, 2018
This KOA was a great location. Our family has stayed here before and the new owners are doing a great job on renovating the camp ground. Our only 2 gripes we had were the massive amounts of black flies and mosquitoes, and the very hard water. Our filter was so brown after our 4 days we stayed and we could not eat outside without being eaten up.These were the only 2 things we could complain about.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

At times the Great Outdoors will inevitably include some unwelcome pests, especially on days when there is little to no breeze coming off of Lake Michigan. Fortunately, the flies are not a common occurrence. As for the water, we acknowledge that our well provides clean, yet hard water. Using a water filter is indeed the remedy.
Jul 06, 2018
We brought our four year old granddaughter and she had a great time. The pool, bike parade, movie night and train ride kept her busy but her favorite was the jumping mat.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are so glad your grand-daughter had a great time, and hope we did our part to tire her out so that so that grandma and grandpa could get some sleep at night. ;-)
Jul 06, 2018
very clean, friendly staff. We will be back for longer than 1 day.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

As a KOA Holiday, were pleased to offer guests a great environment to unwind and explore all the beaches, vineyards or orchards that are found here in Michigan's Great Southwest. One day just isn't long enough!
Jul 06, 2018
Would've rated it higher but person next to us put THIRD tent up in our campsite where I parked and the people behind us decided our campsite was a road and walked through it day and night even when we were sitting there eating. The last 2 years here people did not respect our campsite privacy.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are sorry that your neighbors were not respectful of your site. However, as campground owners or staff, we cannot do anything about such instances unless you let us know while you were here. We would have been very happy to speak with them regarding their tent and urge them to be more mindful of camping etiquette.
Jul 06, 2018
Last minute change of plans, but they were able to get us a site for three nights. They just received 6" of rain the day before. But, very clean; the campgrounds, pool an especially the restrooms. Everyone was friendly and courteous, and smiled. When we checked out Dee Ann Grom even said to my wife " thank you Anna": called her by her first name! Everyone was hustling too in extreme heat.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

It was our pleasure to have you stay with us. We appreciate your kind words regarding our park and the effort our entire staff take to ensure our guests have an enjoyable time. We will be sure to pass along your specific praise to DeeAnn for the personal touch she demonstrated. We hope to have another opportunity to have you visit withus again.
Jul 05, 2018
Very close to many beaches. All the sites are shady and clean. Bathrooms and pool very well kept.
Jul 05, 2018
Very clean, quite campground. nice camp store, restrooms & pool are well maintained. Staff is great. Nice play area for kids. Close to Lake Michigan and easily accessible.
Aug 18, 2019
This was our first time staying at this campground. It exceeded all my expectations! I'm a critical person, and I have absolutely no complaints about this campground. There was a line to check in but Mark, the owner, was walking and talking to people in line and told me I could go check in to save time. There were so many things for kids to do! I ordered pizzas when we arrived and they were delivered to our site 20 minutes later. We could put our trash out at the street and someone came by in a golf cart numerous times a day to pick it up. The bathrooms were clean, smelled good and had contemporary Christian music playing. Showers were clean and even had caddy's! The beach was a 10 minute drive. We already have reservations for Labor Day, I cant wait to go back! I could tell the owners Mark and Karla take great pride in their campground and really make sure campers have a positive and memorable experience! Thank you!
- katinaschram on Trip Advisor
Aug 14, 2019
The place is very clean and well kept. Enjoyed the pizza and ice cream in the little general store that they have!
- Eric McGinty on Google
Aug 21, 2019
The wife and I used this as home base for our 50th birthday camping trip. Very clean campground with all the amenities you might expect. We had a full hookup site that included basic cable service and free wifi. The pool was nice and clean as was the hot tub and the restrooms. Perfect location for trips to the winery or the beach.
- Mike Bower on Google