KOA invites campers to relax at this peaceful family campground, nestled between the pulsing cities of South Bend and Elkhart, a short distance from the University of Notre Dame and “RV capital of the world”. The 13 acre wooded campground offers 100 campsites including 22 cabins that preserve a rustic feel and allow guests to enjoy the tranquility that nature has to offer. There are a variety of different sites for campers to choose from ranging from basic and deluxe tent sites to spacious full-hookup RV sites that can even accommodate guests who are looking for an extended stay. There are also beautiful standard and deluxe cabins which offer certain amenities including cable television, private showers, clean restrooms and a small kitchen area.

There are an endless number of activities for campers to enjoy including a large in-ground swimming pool, basketball, tetherball, horseshoes, bike rental, putt-putt course, ping pong tables, a fully equipped arcade, vintage style ice cream parlor, designated dog run areas, volleyball courts and an animal petting zoo. The campground also features a 2,000 sq. ft. pavilion that is perfect for different types of events and gatherings. They also schedule regular movie screenings at the pavilion which houses an 84”inch big screen.

The convenient location provides campers with easy accessibility to many of the attractions throughout the surrounding areas like the University of Notre Dame, the Studebaker and Hudson Museums, Shipshewana and Amish Acres, Coveleski Regional baseball Stadium, the beaches of Lake Michigan, and a variety of other places. Additionally, KOA’s location is only walking distance from many stores, restaurants and shopping outlets.

Owners Thomas Jetzer and Patricia Schenk utilized the BDC and the SBA 504 Loan Program to refinance the purchase of the KOA campground in mid-2012. Learn more about Thomas and Patricia’s wonderful KOA operation at: KOA-South Bend/Elkhart North Website! or give them a call at (574) 277-1335.

A special thank you is extended to Jason Taege of Old National Bank on the project as well.