Wow! If you’re looking for an amazing campground to explore an incredible place, read on. The Port Huron KOA delivers a great camping experience next to a wonderful town. You won’t want for anything on this visit.
The Port Huron KOA Resort is located in the southeast region of Michigan. It is located roughly an hour north of Detroit. Just outside of Port Huron, you’ll find the KOA is conveniently located to some of the most amazing but often-overlooked small towns in the state!
The closest towns:
- Port Huron
- St. Clair
- Marine City
They say there’s a campground for every type of camper out there.
And if you’re looking for a super fun getaway where you’ll never be bored, the Port Huron KOA is your campground.
This RV park has everything you would ever want.
Of course, there are the traditional family-friendly campground activities like gaga ball, playgrounds, and fire pits. If you’re a morning person, I suggest checking out the walking trail. But if you prefer evenings, take a blanket out to the hill and enjoy the sunset.
But there’s also many amenities that are quite luxurious.
There are 3 pools, golf cart rentals, an indoor fitness center, and scheduled kids’ activities galore in the summertime.
What I love most about this campground is the general stores. There are 3 of them on site, so you never even have to leave the park to get everything you need!
Forget the graham crackers for s’mores night?
Just want a soda without packing up the car full of kids?
Need a mini-fridge?
It’s all available at this campground.
Some other awesome features:
- Sports Court with access to tennis, hockey, and basketball
- Jumping pillow for kids and kids-at-heart
- Golf cart rentals
- Frisbee golf
- Access and discounts to neighboring adventure water park
- Gem mining
- Ice cream shop
- Bike rentals
- Dog park
This Port Huron KOA is a large park. It offers almost 300 RV and tent sites! Some sites are primitive, while others are luxurious. You can request a pull-thru site or go with a back-in. There really is something for everyone (and everyone’s budget.)
If you’re traveling away from the RV, they also have over 100 assorted cabins.
Because of this, prices really vary. Expect to pay around $35 for a primitive site. And up to $60 a night for a basic site with full hookups.
If you’re looking for a fun but more upscale RV experience, there are several fabulous Gazebo Sites for about $100-$120 a night.
Reservations can be made over-the-phone at 800-562-0833 or online. I really liked the online reservation system. Their website was easy to navigate with an updated map of the park. This made it really easy to book just the site I wanted.
Plan a week long stay in this area. You’re going to need that time to explore Port Huron!
My highest recommendation is the head of the St. Clair River. This is directly underneath the Blue Water Bridge where the river opens up to Lake Huron. As one of the heaviest traveled rivers in the world, you could literally sit there “and watch the boats roll by” all day long!
On our trip, we saw so many different watercraft. There were freighters, sailboats, fishing boats, and tugboats! We even saw scuba divers heading out for a dive.
Bonus travel tip: There’s even an app you can download to your phone to identify the freighters as they pass you.
As you explore Port Huron, you’ll notice the rich past of this coastal town. Make sure to visit these historical sites:
Fort Gratiot Lighthouse — The very first lighthouse built in Michigan. This is pretty cool considering Michigan is surrounded by coastline and has hundreds of lighthouses. There is also a small and quiet beach where you can play in the sand or wave to Canada.
Knowlton’s Ice Museum of North America — One of the things I love the most about full-time travel is discovering unique history. That’s what you’ll find at this museum. I mean, in today’s modern times, who thinks about an ice harvest? Here you’ll learn how the Great Lakes played a major role in supplying ice to the world. And if you’re with kids, have no fear. There’s a really awesome video and hands-on activities to make this a really family friendly place.
And don’t miss out on exploring the area by foot or bike on these paths.
Blue Water River Walk — This is a nearly one mile stretch of land along the St. Clair River and crosses underneath the Blue Water Bridge. Along with the river view, this walk really is so much fun! There’s public art displayed, a ferry dock, and a fishing pier. The city has really done a great job of putting together a beautiful walkway for all to enjoy.
Bridge to Bay Trail — Now if you really like to run or bike, this trail is for you! This is a 54 mile paved trail that allows you to really explore and enjoy not just Port Huron, but the entire St. Clair region. My brother lives in this area. And I have been running this trail for over a decade and it never gets old. What I love most about this trail is it connects park after park in the various towns of the region.
Author Bio: Author of Tales From the Black Tank, Liz Wilcox is an Army wife turned RV entrepreneur. When she’s not out exploring the US with her family, you can find her telling jokes and swapping campfire stories. At the end of 2017, she gave up personal space in return for personal freedom, hitting the road in a 2007 Jayco Greyhawk. As a full-time RVer, she has a passion for creating community among campers of all kinds through humor and storytelling. You can learn more and become part of her community at The Virtual Campground.
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