Philadelphia / West Chester KOA

1659 Embreeville Road

Coatesville, PA 19320

Reserve: 800-562-1726

Info: 610-486-0447

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Campground Amenities

Amenities Overview

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 90' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/23 - 9/7)
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Fishing
  • Mini Golf ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Tour Shuttle ($)

Unique Amenities

  • BERG Safari Bike Rentals
  • Canoe Rentals
  • Convenience Store
  • Deluxe Cabins
  • Game Room
  • Gem Mine
  • Gift Shop
  • Historic Guided Tour ($)
  • Indoor Meeting Facility
  • Laundry 24 Hours ($)
  • Outdoor Stage
  • Pet Park
  • Playground
  • RV Clubs & Rallies

Campground Activities

Philadelphia/Valley Forge Guided Tour Photo

Philadelphia/Valley Forge Guided Tour

Independence Hall Liberty Bell Pavilion Carpenters Hall Ben Franklin Court Elfreth's Alley Christ Church Betsy Ross House

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Lancaster CD Tour Photo

Lancaster CD Tour

CD guided tour of Lancaster for rent in the KOA store. Tour includes the culture, customs, and lifestyle of the Amish Amish homesteads and schoolhouses, waterwheels and cemetery Amish farm country, drive through the power line free back roads Pretzel Factory Kitchen Kettle Village

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Fishing Photo


Fish along the Brandywine River from riverside tent sites, a canoe or common landing. PA fishing liscense required for age 16 and above.

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Canoeing / Canoe Rental Photo

Canoeing / Canoe Rental

Casual canoeing is available at the campground or take a trip with Northbrook Canoe Company . Northbrook offers canoe, kayak and tube rides down the Brandywine River.

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Swimming Photo


Splash in a large pool with sundeck and umbrellas and a little tots wading pool.

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Campground Events

Listing Calendar
Labor Day Weekend Photo

Labor Day Weekend

Sep 4 - 7, 2015

Holiday activities including a Variety Show, hayrides and ice cream social

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Apple Harvest Weekend Photo

Apple Harvest Weekend

Sep 11 - 13, 2015

Enjoy the fall harvest with an ice cream & apple pie social. The Kennett Square Mushroom Festival & Chadds Ford Days are this weekend.

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VKR Member Appreciation Photo

VKR Member Appreciation

Sep 18 - 20, 2015

VKR Members camp Friday night, receive Saturday night free with advanced reservations. The Hagley Car Show is this weekend on Sunday.

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Pumpkin Harvest Weekend Photo

Pumpkin Harvest Weekend

Sep 25 - 27, 2015

Ice cream & pumpkin pie social

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Fall Camper Appreciation Photo

Fall Camper Appreciation

Oct 2 - 4, 2015

Stay with us earlier in the 2015 season and receive a FREE night this weekend.  Pay one night, one night FREE with an advanced reservation.

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Meet Your Hosts

The Levesque Family

"Gary said when people come to the West Chester campground, they are treated with whatever it takes to keep them happy."

On the outside, their careers were glamorous and ambitious. On the inside, the Levesques were ready to leave the fast track of the corporate world.

Gary and Lori Levesque bought their KOA campground in 1991 but not before getting a heavy dosage of company life. Lori worked as a system analyst for a large mortgage company, and Gary worked on structural dynamics in the aeronautical industry. Their careers began to require more and more travel, and Gary's company struggled with layoffs. "It wasn't fun to go to work," he said.

His parents were the first to come upon the idea of owning a campground. Gary's family did a lot of camping when he was growing up. "My mom was set on the idea of buying a campground," Gary said. "Originally I thought it would be going backwards, but we ended up buying it."

The Levesques were attracted to the campground setting and area and are still proud to offer it to campers today. "It is on the river in a beautiful and quiet area known for being horse country," Gary said. "It is full of rolling hills and is peaceful."

Gary said when people come to the West Chester campground they are treated with whatever it takes to keep them happy.

In their spare time, the couple still likes to camp and go to the beach. Gary is a hockey player, while Lori is a scrap booker. They volunteer in many different capacities, and Gary serves as a deacon in their church. Their three children are involved in the campground operations.

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