Top Things to Do at the Port Huron KOA Resort in Michigan

Port Huron KOA Resort is a great option if you’re looking for a relaxing family getaway with fun activities and outdoor adventure.

Located on 70 acres, there are plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy at this beautiful campground/resort.  

You can experience the best of both worlds enjoying the outdoors during the day and then enjoying evenings out of the elements in a cozy deluxe cabin at night. 

I’m sharing more about the top things to do during your visit to the Port Huron KOA Resort and the top things to do in Port Huron, Michigan.

Deluxe Cabin at Port Huron KOA Resort in Michigan

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Our family has previously stayed at a cabin at the Hocking Hills KOA campground in Ohio. We were excited to experience another KOA campground during our first time in Port Huron, Michigan.

If you are unfamiliar with the area, Port Huron is located in the “Thumb” area of East-Central Michigan about an hour north of Detroit.

Deluxe Cabin at Port Huron KOA Resort 

Tour of Our Deluxe Cabin at Port Huron KOA Resort

A deluxe cabin is a great option if you want to enjoy the experience of camping with the luxuries of home.

Our cabin had a full bath with a shower and sleeps up to 6 people. 

Main Bedroom at Deluxe cabin at KOA Port Huron

Sleeping Areas for the Deluxe Cabin at the Port Huron KOA

The main bedroom has a queen-size bed. Our cabin had an AC unit in the main bedroom, a dresser with a drawer, and a mini closet.

The room also had several electrical outlets on the wall which was nice for plugging in cell phones and other electronics.

I also liked that the bedrooms were on opposite sides of the living area and each room had pocket doors for privacy. 

bunk bed set at deluxe cabin

The bunk bedroom sleeps two and has a pocket door for privacy. There is space under the lower bunk bed to store suitcases. There was a railing on the top bunk for safety.

kitchen and family room the Deluxe Cabin at Port Huron KOA Resort 

The main living space has a full-size futon/ sleeper sofa and another AC unit. Linens are provided for all of the sleeping areas in the cabin. 

kitchen_ family room the Deluxe Cabin at Port Huron KOA Resort 

Partial Kitchen for the Deluxe Cabin

The kitchen area had a small fridge, stovetop burners, a microwave, a toaster, a sink, and a Keurig coffeemaker.

The basics are already supplied in the kitchen with glassware, dishes, pots, pans, and cooking utensils. 

kitchen_ family room the Deluxe Cabin at Port Huron KOA Resort 

There is a small table with 4 chairs and a TV above the table. Each lodge has air conditioning and heat controls that you can control to your comfort. 

bathroom in the deluxe cabin at Port Huron KOA

Bathroom at the Deluxe Cabin

I LOVED having our own private bathroom inside the cabin. The bathroom had a sink, a shower stall, and a toilet. There was also a hairdryer and a small mirror on the wall. 

outside deluxe cabin at Port Huron KOA Resort 

Outside Area of our Deluxe Cabin in Port Huron KOA Resort

Outside there is a fire pit, picnic table, and propane grill. We were impressed that the grill was much nicer than we anticipated when we used it for cooking dinner our first night. 

campfire at Port Huron KOA Resort 

If you don’t have firewood it’s not a problem. In fact, no outside firewood is allowed.

You can purchase firewood at the store onsite and the wood can be delivered to your campsite. 

breakfast at the deluxe cabin

The picnic table was great for our morning breakfast meals and an additional seating option when we were outside. 

dog park at the Port Huron KOA

Are Pets Allowed at the Port Huron KOA Resort?

Yes. Depending on the type of site, you may need to pay an additional fee for your pet. There is also a dog park onsite. 

bike rental at KOA Port Huron

Things to Do at the Port Huron KOA Resort 

You could park once at the Port Huron KOA Resort and never leave the campground if you don’t want to.

recumbent bike rental at Port Huron KOA Resort

Rentals at the Port Huron KOA Resort

We brought our bikes but there are bike rentals available. We noticed that the recumbent-style bikes were really popular with kids and teens.

golf cart rental at Port Huron KOA Resort

The speed limits for vehicles are low within the campground and flags on the recumbent bikes help with their visibility. 

Golf cart rentals are popular at Port Huron KOA Resort if you don’t want to drive your vehicle to the other areas of the campground.

outdoor grilling area at Port Huron KOA Resort

Port Huron KOA Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 75′ Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (Memorial Weekend- Labor Day Weekend)
  • Snack Bar
  • “Kamping” Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Firewood for sale
  • Pavilion
  • Dog Park
swimming pool at the Port Huron KOA
volleyball court at Port Huron KOA Resort
playground at the Port Huron KOA Resort
gaga ball at KOA Port Huron

Fun Things to Do With Kids at the Port Huron KOA Resort

*Check the Port Huron KOA Resort website for availability, hours of operation, and pricing. Many activities are free to use during your visit. 

  • 2 Gaga Ball Pits
  • 2 Swimming Pool Areas
  • Arcade
  • Basketball Courts
  • Bike Rentals
  • Bounce Pillow
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Gem Mining
  • Gift & Souvenir Shop
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Inline skating area
  • Playgrounds
  • Shuffleboard Court
  • Volleyball Courts
go karts at Port Huron KOA Resort

Activities at Sawmill City

5055 Lapeer Rd., Smiths Creek, MI

Sawmill City is located next door to the Port Huron KOA Resort. You can easily walk to the activities from the campground and it’s another nice option for families looking for additional activities to try. 

*Check their website for hours and to see what attractions are open.

colorful basketball courts

The wristband is the best value if your child wants to try multiple activities. 

bumper boats at Sawmill City
mini golf at Sawmill City
batting cage at KOA Port Huron

They offer activities such as Waterslides, Go-Karts, Bumper Boats, a Mini-Golf Course, Batting Cages, Bank-shot Basketball courts, and Water Wars.

campground at Port Huron KOA

More Lodging Options at the Port Huron KOA Resort

There are several lodging options to choose from at Port Huron KOA Resort.

cabin at Port Huron KOA

If you want a more rustic experience, you might want to try the Camping Cabins. You need to bring your own linens for the Rustic Cabins and there’s no kitchen or bathroom inside the cabin. 

bathroom at Port Huron KOA Resort
bathroom at Port Huron KOA Resort

During our visit, I went inside the bathroom by the pool and another one for the campers out of curiosity, and I was impressed by how clean they were. 

campground sites at Port Huron KOA

You can choose your own overnight adventure at the Port Huron KOA Resort with options for your overnight preferences and the size of your family.

The Port Huron KOA Resort has tent and RV campsites, camping cabins, cottages, and lodges.

gazebos at the campground at Port Huron KOA

If you bring an RV you’ll find plenty of great site options throughout the park. I loved the RV site section that came with an individual gazebo. 

cabin at Port Huron KOA Resort

There is also a great range of Cottages, Lodges, and Deluxe Cabins with sleeping options for 4 to up to 8 people that vary in price and layout.

Two of the lodges are handicap accessible and can sleep 4 or 6.

KOA Resort sign

Book a Site at the Port Huron KOA Resort

The Port Huron KOA Resort is at 5111 Lapeer Rd, Kimball, MI.

What to pack checklist for camping

What to pack for your stay at the Port Huron KOA Resort

I’ve found that it’s always easier to go to the store when you have a list.

Grocery Shopping Checklist for Camping

Use this grocery list as a guide to get you started and then add your own items. 

Where is the closest grocery store to the Port Huron KOA Resort?

The KOA store onsite has many of the basic essentials onsite. There’s a small grocery store down the road called Vinckier Foods. There is a Kroger under 10 minutes away too. 

For a bigger shopping trip, you might consider one of the local Meijers with groceries and everything else you need with 3 locations within 15 minutes.

Thomas Edison Statue in Port Huron

Things to Do Near the Port Huron KOA Resort

You could easily stay at the Port Huron KOA Resort and have plenty of activities the whole time you’re staying there.

When I visit a destination for the first time, I also like to check out the local attractions. 

Bridge to Bay Bike Trail

Take a walk or bike ride along the River on the Bridge to Bay Trail

My husband and I brought our e-bikes and enjoyed riding them at the campground and on the bike trails. The paths along the Bridge to Bay Trail are wide enough that kids should feel comfortable too.

The Blue Water Bridge is over the St. Clair River and connects Port Huron, Michigan, to Point Edward and Sarnia, Ontario. 

The parking lot for the Wadhams To Avoca Trail is also located a few minutes from the Port Huron KOA Resort. 

scuba diver in Port Huron

Watch for Scuba Divers

If you’re lucky you might witness a scuba diver before taking the plunge into the water to explore shipwrecks.

We noticed this diver preparing from afar and he invited me to come a little closer for a picture. The water was so clear that we could watch him as he gradually descended deeper into the water.

Huron Light Ship Museum

Huron Light Ship Museum

800 Prospect Place, Port Huron, MI

This is the last floating light-ship on the Great Lakes typically open from May through September. Check the website for hours.

Thomas Edison Depot Museum

Thomas Edison Depot Museum

510 Thomas Edison Pkwy, Port Huron, MI

The Grand Trunk Western Railroad Depot is a former railway depot that has been converted into a museum. You can learn more about Thomas Edison’s life, boyhood experiences, and early adulthood living in Port Huron.

The outside of the museum has historical displays located around the building if you visit while the museum is closed. 

Beach in Port Huron Michigan

Beaches Near the Port Huron KOA Resort

A visit to the beach on Lake Huron was a big draw for our family while staying in the area. If you want to mix up your stay you might want to check out one of the local beaches in Port Huron during your visit. 

Depending on the beach, you can be at Lake Huron around 15 minutes from the Port Huron KOA Resort. 

Lakeside Park in Port Huron Michigan

Lakeside Park/ Lakeside Beach

3670 Gratiot Ave, Port Huron, MI

This is a great option for families with younger kids because of the playground and seasonal splash pad.  Lakeside Park has picnic areas, BBQs, and a volleyball net.

During our visit, the water levels for Lake Huron were higher than they normally are which caused the beach area to be smaller than usual.

You’ll notice that it’s rockier on the east side of the state compared to beaches in West Michigan. Pack some water shoes and enjoy the gorgeous turquoise-blue water. 

Lighthouse Park in Port Huron Michigan

Lighthouse Park

2900 Conger St, Port Huron, MI

Lighthouse Park has an 1800s Fort Gratiot lighthouse, a beach, a playground & picnic areas. The parking lot is smaller for this park and we noticed lighter crowds here. 

Lakeport State Park in Michigan

Lakeport State Park

7605 Lakeshore Rd, Fort Gratiot Twp, MI

We spent most of our time out on the water in our inflatable kayaks and ISUP at this park. There was a large sandbar that was perfect for tossing a football or cooling off in the water for a bit. 

A parking lot is located beachside and a pedestrian footbridge over the highway.

beer at Casey's in Port Huron

Great Places to Eat in Port Huron, Michigan

If you want to go out to eat for a few meals during your visit I have some recommendations.

view from Freighter's Restaurant

Dine with a view at Freighters

800 Harker St, Port Huron, MI 

It’s hard to beat the waterfront views from Freighters. There is a large dining area inside and patio seating outside too. I highly recommend the Fish Tacos.

fish tacos at Freighters in Port Huron

They are made with Michigan craft beer-battered fish, fresh pico, white cheddar, sweet crispy noodle slaw, and cilantro sour cream with tortilla chips

chicken sandwich at Freighter's in Port Huron

My older son LOVED the Crispy chicken sandwich served with waffle fries and my younger son enjoyed the mac n cheese.

My husband ordered the Diablo burger which is a nice option if you want a burger with more kick.

Casey's restaurant Port Huron

Great Food at Casey’s 

628 Huron Ave, Port Huron, MI 

Casey’s is a great restaurant with pizza, sandwiches, etc. with a laid-back attitude, outdoor seating, and wonderful food. 

Chicken sink at Casey's

The picture above doesn’t do the “Chicken Sink” justice because it’s delicious. It’s made with grilled double boneless chicken breast covered with roasted peppers, cherry tomatoes, sauteed onions, and 7 kinds of cheese on flatbread. I opted for mine without the mushrooms.

My older son also loved the chicken sink…which made me regret giving him a bite because he ended up eating a good portion of my food along with his. 

chicken sandwich at Casey's in Port Huron

My boys both ordered the chicken alfredo with amazing breadsticks and my husband ordered the spicy chicken sandwich pictured above. 

ice cream sundae taco at Milkshake

Ice Cream Stops in Port Huron

If you don’t want to leave the KOA campground an ice cream shop is conveniently onsite. If you venture offsite for ice cream here are a few recommendations.

Milkhouse Ice Cream and Coffee Cafe

4189 Keewahdin Rd, Fort Gratiot Twp, MI 

Located less than 10 minutes from the KOA campground, Milkhouse Ice and Coffee Cafe is a fun stop for a sweet treat. We lucked out and visited on “Taco Tuesday.”

The “taco” was made with a waffle cone. The inside was a delicious ice cream sundae. I ordered the peanut butter sundae taco, my husband ordered the grasshopper, and my boys each ordered the Oreo milkshakes. 

Raven Coffee House in Port Huron

Coffee Stop

Raven Café

932 Military St #1, Port Huron, MI 

An eclectic coffee shop that’s Edgar Allen Poe-themed.

Turnip Rock in Michigan

Plan a Day Trip Adventure to Kayak to Turnip Rock

If you have the extra time during your visit you might want to also add a day trip to kayak to the iconic Turnip Rock, known as one of Michigan’s Greatest Wonders, while in the area.

Port Austin Kayak rental is about  1.75 hours from the KOA Port Huron Resort and the kayak trip can last 2-4 hours. 

YouTube video

We were scheduled for an afternoon rental but the weather didn’t cooperate and I appreciate that the rental company let us know that the weather conditions would not be safe enough in advance that morning before we drove there. 

I recommend scheduling your kayak trip toward the beginning of your stay at the Port Huron KOA in case you need to postpone it a day for the weather. I definitely want to come back to cross this off of my list!

Are You Ready for a Getaway in Port Huron?

No matter how you choose your outdoor adventure, you’ll find Port Huron, Michigan a beautiful destination to plan a visit. 

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