Coloma / St Joseph KOA Holiday | A Complete Review

We had a great experience at the Coloma / St Joseph KOA. Our stay at Coloma / St Joseph was a quick one-night stopover during our road trip to Yellowstone. Although we stayed for only one night, we had a great experience and recommended this KOA Holiday campground to other families traveling there.

Even though we only spent one night here, we had enough time to relax and enjoy what this great park offered. Here, we share a complete review of this campground located only a few miles from the great Lake Michigan shores. This KOA Holiday park is only 2 miles from the great Lake Michigan and is a great place to set up camp and enjoy the local attractions offered in the area.

Coloma St. Joseph KOA Holiday

Coloma / St Joseph KOA Holiday Location

3527 Coloma Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022

From the east or west take Interstate 94 use Exit 34 to I-196 North. Then drive 4 miles and take Exit 4. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left (east) and we are just 200 yards on your left-hand side.

From the north or south take Interstate 196/US 31 use Exit 4. At bottom of the ramp, turn left (east) and you will find us on the left-hand side just past the highway.

Campground Amenities 

  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • Hunt Brothers Pizza and Wings Made Onsite
  • General Store and Cafe
  • KOA Jumping Pillow
  • 50 amp Service Available


Campground Review

The KOA campgrounds offer great destinations with some consistency among all the campground locations. You can learn all about KOA campgrounds and what they provide on our post titled Are KOA Campgrounds Worth It? Why we love them!

KOA makes reservations easy to make on their main website at

Photo Courtesy Coloma / St Joseph KOA
Photo Courtesy Coloma / St Joseph KOA

The Coloma / St Joseph KOA is located on 41 acres along the banks of the Paw Paw River. In addition, it is just minutes from Lake Michigan beaches, St. Joseph, and South Haven. In addition, it is Michigan’s fruit country. So you’re close to many U-pick farms, fruit markets, and small antique shops. The campground has plenty to do for the family. They offer a pool, hot tub, sauna, tennis court, Jumping Pillow, fishing pond, bike rentals, playground, free Wi-Fi, and hot doughnuts every morning in season. They also offer 50 amp service and accommodate rigs up to 80 feet.

This is a great RV park that is well-maintained. If you are looking for a weekend getaway in the Lake Michigan area or need a place to stop and rest, we highly recommend this KOA Holiday.

Things to Do While Camping at the Coloma / St Joseph KOA

The Coloma / St. Joseph KOA offers plenty of recreational opportunities for those looking to stay active during their vacation. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the campground’s hiking trails, play a game of basketball or volleyball, or challenge friends and family to a round of mini-golf. Children will love the playground and swimming pool, providing endless entertainment for young campers.

Throughout the summer, the campground hosts various fun-filled events and activities for guests to enjoy. From themed weekends and live entertainment to arts and crafts workshops, something exciting always happens at the Coloma / St. Joseph KOA. These events foster community among campers and create lasting memories for families and friends.

Paddling and Kayaking

Campers can enjoy a relaxing day paddling down the Paw Paw River. Public access points are 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 with excellent outdoor recreation.

The Riverside Kayak Park opened in October 2019 and is part of the water trail directly across the street from the campground.  Guests may bring their kayaks to enjoy this convenient recreational option.

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 of sights. It sounds like delighted riders in years past and will do the same for you and your family! This is an excellent family must-see while staying at the KOA.

Sarett Nature Center – Benton Harbor

This is an excellent idea for families and a way to learn while camping.

This unique nature center has eight miles of trails, meandering its 1000 acres. The trail system includes boardwalks, observation platforms, and an easily accessible barrier-free walkway. Trails along the Paw Paw River bluffs provide great views of the 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, shrubcars, and even a unique alkaline wetland called a fen.

Our Experience at the Coloma / St Joseph KOA

This campground was a one-night stop for us. However, the time we did spend here was well worth it. The staff was great, and the campground was well-maintained.

We noticed that during our stay, there were many families and kids. The park came to life with kids in the evening. This was perfect for our kids after a long day of driving in the RV.

We had a relaxing experience during our quick stay here. The kids could get out, run around, and enjoy time with other kids. Our site was clean and well-maintained. The campstore was a big hit with the kids as they served hot pizza and all the other camping snacks you would expect to enjoy at the campground.

The general store offered unique gifts/souvenirs, toys, camping supplies, groceries, ice cream, and RV supplies.

Throughout the camping season, the KOA offers weekly themed events geared to families that add additional fun while camping.

Of course, we were sure to stop by some local fresh fruit markets on our way to our next destination. We highly recommend grabbing some fresh fruit and helping support the local farmers if you stay here.

Overall, the Coloma / St. Joseph KOA provides a welcoming and family-friendly atmosphere for travelers seeking a relaxing getaway in Southwest Michigan. With its beautiful surroundings, modern amenities, and endless recreational opportunities, it’s no wonder why this campground is a favorite destination for visitors from near and far. Whether planning a weekend retreat or an extended vacation, the Coloma / St. Joseph KOA offers the perfect blend of comfort, convenience, and outdoor adventure.

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Have you stayed at the Coloma / St Joseph KOA Holiday? How was your experince? Do you have any tips for visiting this area? 

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