General Campground Information

General Emmett KOA Infomation

Store Hours:
Mid June-Labor Day, Sunday-Saturday 9:00am-9:00pm
May, September, and October, Sunday 9:00am-3:00pm and Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9:00am-9:00pm

Check in (for sites, cabins & deluxe cabins) 3:00 pm
Check out (for sites, cabins & deluxe cabins) Noon
Late check out may be available for SITES ONLY for an additional fee until 5:00 pm from mid June until Labor Day.  Late check outs are only scheduled the day of departure if the site is available.  

Firewood Policy:
Please Note: Our KOA has a number of Ash trees. In an effort to protect them from the Emerald Ash Borer we can no longer permit any of our guests to bring their own firewood. The state of Michigan recommends no moving of firewood in the State and no outside wood brought into any campgrounds.

We sell wood in bundles and offer free delivery to your site.

Swimming Hours- Dawn to Dusk
Inflatables are in the lake for the children from Memorial Weekend until Labor Day (weather permitting)

Late Arrivals

We no longer allow late arrivals after 10:30 pm. We don't want our campers to be disturbed.

Emmett KOA Cancellation Policy

Emmett KOA Cancellation Policy: Please notify us prior to arrival date by telephone at 810-395-7042 or 888-562-5612

RV/Tent: 48 Hours (by 4 pm)
*Exception: Memorial Weekend, 4th of July, Labor Day Weekend & 5 Halloween weekends require a 7-day notice; less the $10 cancellation fee.

Cabin/Deluxe Cabin & Rental Camper - Please notify us 14 days prior to your arrival.
Guarantee a deposit refund less the $10 cancellation fee.

Cancellation Charges: A $10 cancellation fee made prior to deadlines specified above.
Cancellations after the deadline will result in a loss of the one night deposit.

***Please note that if you do not check in on the date of the reservation, your site/ cabin/ deluxe cabin will be released the following day at 9:00 am.***

**Rates are subject to be changed without notice.**


URGENT, PLEASE READ BEFORE ENTERING A CABIN OR SETTING UP YOUR CAMPSITE. The smoking or use of marijuana or drugs (including medical marijuana) upon the premises of Emmett KOA is expressly prohibited. Our prohibition is authorized by Michigan Law. The smell of marijuana emanating from a cabin/deluxe cabin/RV unit, tent, or any other area will be considered evidence of the use of marijuana. Noise or music from a campsite or cabin should be kept at a level during the day that it cannot be heard over two campsites away. During quiet hours, music must be turned off with no noise heard beyond the cabin/campsite. Profanity or Vulgar language, whether in person or music, is not permitted within or upon the premises of our family campground/facility. IF YOU ARE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH ANY OF THESE POLICIES, PLEASE AVAIL YOURSELF OF OUR ONE-HOUR REFUND POLICY. PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ENTER A CABIN AND THEN DECIDE TO SEEK A ONE-HOUR REFUND, THERE WILL BE A RE-CLEANING/SANITIZING CHARGE. PERSONS WHO VIOLATE THESE POLICIES WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE CAMPGROUND WITH NO REFUND.

Age Requirement

We are a family campground. All campers in a party must be 21 years of age in order to register at our campground and/or must have a parent staying with the party the entire stay.

Extra Cars

Camping guests - please try and limit your vehicles due to our limited parking. $5 additional per night for extra vehicles, and they must be parked outside our gate with a registered car pass. Any vehicles without a registration tag will be towed. Any campsite with 2 vehicles on a site will be charged $40 additional per night.

Pet Policy

We welcome the furry members of your family to our park with a maximum of 2 per site. We have no restriction on breed of dog. We do insist that you have control over your dog at all times including barking. Do not let small children walk a dog that they cannot control. Please pick up after your dog. Also pets are not allowed on the beach or in the lake, as it is tested for bacteria weekly. Pets are no longer permitted in our and deluxe cabins or rental camper. However dogs are welcome in our camping cabins only and is charged $10 per night additional. Pets are not be left unattended in the camping cabins or campsites.

Unit Limit

Certain sites will now allow either two tents or a camper RV and a tent. The cost will be $10.00 per night for the additional sleeping unit.  Plus, the additional adult fee or child fee will still be in effect.  Please check with the office for site numbers that allow this. Two sleeping units will always be the maximum on these sites.  We will not allow more then two sleeping units.


Children ages 5 and under are free.
Between the ages of 6 and 65 is $6.00 per person.
Over 65 is $3.00. We ask that visitors park in our Visitor's parking lot. We do NOT allow visitors' vehicles to park inside of the campground. Also, each site has an 8 person maximum. This number includes campers and visitors. If you have 4 campers on your site, you will only be allowed 4 visitors at a time. Campers must register all people and cars that they consider campers at the time of check-in. Any people joining after check-in will be considered a visitor and charged accordingly.

Meet Your Hosts

The Hull Family

Our Mission is to provide admirable customer service combined with offering a safe, relaxing and entertaining camping experience for all campers and visitors.

Prior to retiring to a campground, Jimmy worked for over 30 years as a maintenance and production supervisor in a machine shop. Janet continues to work as a controller and human resource manager.  Over the years, Jimmy and Janet have acquired 11 rental homes, in which they maintain and manage themselves, along with holding full time jobs.

While trying to decide a suitable retirement business for the two, Jimmy and Janet considered many options and always returned to the campground idea. This idea came from their daughter, Toni, who has said for many years she wants to manage a campground. They often planned family camping while their girls were growing up and loved the atmosphere of a campground. A campground has so much to offer, in so many fields, that they see all their children being able to be a part of their retirement plan. They love to be busy and have a variety pack of tasks. 

Jimmy and Janet grew up in the Emmett area, along with raising their three girls, Toni, Alex and Sam. Toni accomplished a Bachelors' degree in business management from Walsh College and will be managing the campground; she has 12 seasons of experience at the Emmett KOA. In her spare time, she is a photographer and manages a rental home of her own. Her two girls are often found helping with the barrel train. Alex has achieved a license in massage therapy from Irene's Myomassology Institute. She is currently doing massage therapy at a local chiropractic offices. She also has worked at the Emmett KOA for 10 seasons.  Sam is an alumini from MSU. Her passion is to work with the behavior of animals. She is currently working as the assistant manager at the campground.

Keeping the campers happy and entertained is another way we strive to shine in our campground business. We hope you and your family have a wonderful camping experience and start new family traditions, just as we enjoyed with our girls.