The Port Huron, Mich., KOA, owned and operated by Howard and Shirley Stein, is the first campground in the Kampgrounds of America Inc. system of 485 locations in North America to be designated as a KOA Resort.
According to a press release, the Port Huron KOA, a former KOA Campground of the Year, has been an important part of the system for more than 23 years. The campground sits on 70 acres just a one-hour drive from Detroit or Flint.
The campground includes a western town complex, ice cream parlor, a fleet of rental bikes, sports complex and its own passenger train. An adjacent amusement park also has two water slides, a plunge pool, bumper boats and go-carts.
The western town includes an opera house/theater, restrooms and laundromat, a trading post gift shop, grocery store, Mad Dog Saloon food service and soda bar, and the sheriff’s office.
Owner Howard Stein is a native of Port Huron. He developed the campground from a small 160-site facility to more than 450 sites that includes single and double-room cabins, deluxe cabins, deluxe patio RV sites and shaded tent sites.
“We look at the transition to becoming a KOA Resort as a mere alignment of our longtime philosophy,” Stein said. “Our development has always been driven by the desires of our guests, and being the first KOA Resort is a perfect fit for us.”
Over the next few years, KOA campgrounds across North America will be rebranded as either a KOA Journey, a KOA Holiday or a KOA Resort campground.