As our last family vacation of the summer, our goal was to beach it up. We first went to Indiana’s South Shore and had fun exploring our newest National Park, Indiana Dunes National Park. Next up, beautiful West Michigan! We’ve heard great things about South Haven and couldn’t wait to explore! We were equally excited to stay in a KOA campground – Covert/South Haven KOA Campground to be exact.
Disclosure: Our family was provided a complimentary stay at Covert-South Haven KOA I was not required to express a particular point of view, and all opinions are my own.
What is KOA?
For newbies to the camping world (me!) KOA, short for Kampgrounds of America, is the world’s largest system of open-to-the-public campgrounds with more than 500 locations across the U.S. and Canada. Whether you prefer roughing it in a tent site or “glamping” in a cabin complete with tub and shower, KOA offers sites and amenities for every type of camper. Founded 55 years ago, KOA has served more than a million camping families each year and has become a brand families trust.
Deluxe Cabin Highlights at KOA Covert South Haven:
Our home away from home for a couple nights was a Deluxe Cabin, more specifically the Sunrise Cabin.
- Kitchen essentials. The kitchen had everything we needed – a mini fridge, microwave, cutlery, paper towels, plates, pots and pans. They even provided a small coffee maker with pods. However, we didn’t see a sponge so make sure to pack that!
- Room to hang out including – BUNK BEDS! The cabin also came with 2 bedrooms – one with a queen bed and TV, while the kids had their own room with bunkbed. The kids were really excited about that, after all what kid doesn’t think bunk beds are cool?
- Patio. When my husband saw there was a gas grill, he was really excited to make dinner and breakfast. We stopped by Meijer and stocked up on goodies, then enjoyed our feast outside on the picnic table.
Covert-South Haven KOA Highlights:
You can literally never leave unless you want or need to. There are so many activities on-site.
- Fantastic location. South Haven with its wonderful beaches, downtown, and restaurants are a few minutes away. In fact, six (yes, six!) West Michigan beaches are only about 10-15 minutes away!
- A variety of rentals. You can choose from a variety of rentals — cabins, tent sites, RV sites, or even renting an RV.
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- Splash away. We absolutely loved playing in the water. The kids had a blast splashin’ around at the splash pad with the tipping coconut buckets, slides, and sprinkles. On our last day, we all relaxed by the nice heated pool. Everything was all so clean!
- Play! Two fun playgrounds are available – one in the middle of the campground and the other one by the store.
- Take a walk. One of my favorite things to do is wake up before everyone else and run or walk. I saw they had a nature trail so took a quiet walk then explored the rest of the campground. It was nice enjoying the quiet solitude amongst the fog and then watching the sun rise.
- Blueberry picking. We happened to visit during the blueberry picking season and saw that you could actually go blueberry picking. How fun, right? Grab your bucket from the General Store and be on your way.
RELATED: More blueberry picking fun at DeGrandchamp’s Farms in South Haven.
- Activities galore! So many things to do to keep the family entertained. The kids immediately gravitated to the jump pillow and jump pad.
Other activities include basketball and sand volleyball, gagaball, trampoline basketball, arcade games, rock climbing, and gem mining. For an additional fee, guests can borrow bikes. I heard they had a barrel train but unfortunately for us it was raining during the scheduled time.
- Grab your necessities. Forgot something? Try the General Store first. You can also get coffee, donuts, and pizza. It’s also the perfect place to grab a souvenir or two.
- Chickens. Yes, they had chickens roaming around the campground and they tended to hang out by our cabin. It was fun seeing them cluck around.
What a fun campground for the family! With plenty of activities to do, a friendly staff, and a fantastic location we absolutely wouldn’t hesistate to recommend the campground to anybody else. In fact, we’re hoping to visit again in the near future! We absolutely loved our time and you will too!
Tips to enjoy your stay at Covert South Haven KOA:
- Make sure that you check the website for a detailed list of what is supplied before you go and make sure that you bring linens (blankets, towels, and pillows) because those are not supplied in your cabin.
- Bring food so you can have your own feast. Head to Meijer in South Haven. Tip: It’s down the street from Sherman’s Dairy, THE place for ice cream.
- Consider bringing these other extras – s’mores items (loved our Stuffed Puffs – marshmallows with chocolate already inside!), charcoal, paper towels. You’ll have to purchase firewood from the General Store. They can even deliver to your site.
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Location: 39397 M140 Highway, Covert, MI 49043
Check-in and Check-out: 3 p.m. and 12 p.m.