Thank you for continuing to support our small business while entrusting us to do our best to make sure you and our employees are kept safe during this difficult time.
After reviewing numerous states, county, and local government regulations and recommendations by CDC, WHO, ARVC and KOA, the South Bend/Elkhart KOA has made the following business decisions during 2020 (subject to change) in an effort to stay open and offer a safe place for your stay:
- Advanced reservations only.
- All our RV sites, Deluxe cabins and a few rustic cabins are open and available.
- All Tent Sites are closed.
- Store, Restrooms, Showers are open during the day (8am – 8pm, weekend 9pm), Pool is open (10am – 8pm). Face masks are required inside all KOA buildings (county order) and limited numbers of people are allowed in pool (10) and store (5).
- The restrooms at the pavilion will be open during the night.
- Ice & Firewood delivery upon request (8am – 8pm, weekend 9pm)
- Pizzas/Hot Snacks available upon request (8am – 8pm, weekend 9pm)
- Pavilion, Playground, Gelato Bar is closed.
- Bike rentals/Mini Golf/Gem Mining/Petting Zoo/Arcade are closed.
- Both Dog Parks are open: 1 guest/family at a time
- Laundry Room is open: 1 guest/family at a time, please bring your facemask
- Propane Filling Station is open
We’re encouraging social distancing at least 6 feet apart, if not possible you must wear a facemask. Visitors, max. 5 per site allowed, must be registered and pay a fee and must follow the same rules.
WE OFFER A FULL PROGRAM OF HUNT BROTHERS PIZZAS
We’re talking about a 12″ Pizza for $10.99, regular crust or thin crust. Also available during store hours are Wingbites, Jalapeno Poppers, Onion Rings, Mozzarella Cheese sticks or Spiced Pickle Fries. Just another reason to stop here! And Pizza goes very well with Gelato!
We did it again: WINNER OF 2020 PRESIDENTS AND FOUNDERS AWARD
Dave Drum, founder of KOA was an extraordinary communicator, quick with an idea and a dreamer. Dave understood the value of listening to his campers and spent many evenings at his campground on the Yellowstone River asking for honest input on the needs of his customer. Their responses coupled with Dave’s entrepreneurial instincts combined to create his vision of a nationwide chain of campgrounds focused on providing a safe place to spend the night and offering quality services modeled after the desires of those early campers in 1962.
Understanding that customer feedback was the key to developing his vision, Dave designed an extensive survey and mailed it to hundreds of his early customers. Much as it is today, those original KOA Kampers were generous with their feedback, helping Dave to design the blueprint and foundation of the KOA brand that has continued to prosper for 50 years. Dave’s vision is embodied by the actions of these award recipients who lead the way from good to GREAT
54CH CABLE TV NETWORK
We offer Comcast Cable TV and have currently 54 channels on our cable TV network. Available in all deluxe cabins and on all full hook up sites.
We feature the best and most energy friendly and water saving front loaders available on the market upgrading our laundry equipment. They are computer controlled, high-efficient washers. They wash better, spin faster and save water and energy and your laundry is done in less time too! And you use about half of the detergent you would use in a older wash machine. Gone are those days with top loaders wasting water and power for nothing. Who doesn’t like this? It is good for you and the environment! We also added six new coin operated dryers!
It is as important as a good night sleep or a perfect campsite: Breakfast!
Choose from our fine Bagels and top it with cream cheese or butter and jelly (1 toasted bagel for only $1.00). And don’t miss a good cup of our famous fine hot Columbian coffee (complimentary).
And our breakfast is available every day! It just can’t get any better…….The home of Hoosier hospitality!
DRINKING WATER QUALITY
We think it is important for our customers to know that we are offering clean, fresh and crisp tasting drinking water to our campers, even at their site. And for your health and safety our drinking water is tested every 3 months by certified laboratories.
Ask the campground about the water quality before you make your reservations. It is important to you and your RV! And since we and the whole area around us are connected to the Granger City Sewer System, our drinking water quality will improve even more.
Your visitors are more than welcome in our park and can enjoy all our amenities we offer to our campers from pool to free coffee. When entering the park they are asked to register in the camp store. There is a small fee of $6/adult/day and $4/child/day payable at check in. During the off season the fees are $4/adult/day and $3/child/day payable at check in. Visitor cars have to be parked in our visitor parking at the entrance area. You can welcome up to 4 visitors at the same time at your site. Please be aware of that your visitors have to leave the park by 10pm. Visitors are asked to obey the same guide lines like all other campers in our park.
DEPOSIT POLICY FOR DELUXE CABINS AND RUSTIC CABINS
We are requiring a refundable deposit of $100 if you rent one of our deluxe cabins/lodges. But therefore there is no more pet deposit required for the deluxe cabins/lodges.
A pet deposit of $50 is required if you travel with pets and stay in one of our rustic 1 or 2 room cabins. If there is any damage to the cabin (not only due to pets) we charge for replacement and/or labor for repair accordingly as per our charge sheet in the office. If there is more cleaning necessary in the cabin than usual wear and tear we’ll charge a additional cleaning fee of $75. If there is evidence that somebody smoked in the cabin we’ll ‘charge the additional fee of $75. IMPORTANT: Cabin or lodge rentals have to be paid with credit card only; we do NOT accept any other form of payment, even cash, for cabin or deluxe cabins/lodge rentals.
DON’T BRING ANY FIREWOOD INTO OUR PARK
Firewood can be moved non-stop (except stops for fuel, etc.) ACROSS federally quarantined states (OH, IN, IL, MI) in an enclosed camper or trunk during the summer months (May 1 – Aug. 30) but NOT in the open bed of a pickup truck where EAB could get to it. From Sept. 1 – April 30, firewood can be moved nonstop in any vehicle, open or enclosed. If an individual traveling across states CAMPS overnight in a quarantined state (OH, IL, MI, IN) anytime during the year, the firewood’s origin becomes that quarantined state and they cannot bring it into Indiana. The same applies for anyone traveling across Indiana to another state to camp.
How You Can Help: Don’t move firewood.
- Burn all hardwood firewood before you leave your campsite no matter where the wood came from.
- Know if your county is quarantined for EAB or if EAB has been detected in your county before you leave on your camping trip. See a regularly-updated interactive map of counties with EAB at www.in.gov/dnr/entomolo/5349.htm
- Monitor your ash trees at home for signs and symptoms of EAB.
We sell certified, EAB treated firewood in the campground store ($7.50/bundle, delivered to your camp site).