Mark Lemoine, 53, took a leap of faith in 2016 when he resigned from his government job to pursue his lifelong dream of owning a campground. Alongside his wife, Karla, also 53, they acquired the Coloma/St. Joseph KOA Campground located in southwest Michigan for $1.6 million. Since then, through numerous renovations, new additions, and dedicated care, their campground’s value has skyrocketed to an impressive $6 million.
Check out the Lemoine’s campground here: https://koa.com/campgrounds/coloma/
Correction: This story has been updated at 4:05 to correct that the campground was 42 years old at the time when it was purchased by the Lemoines.
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We Quit Our Jobs To Buy A Campground — Now It Brings In $1.2 Million