Add these KOAs with truly unique experiences to your camping bucket list.
With over 485 locations throughout the US and Canada, it’s easy to find a KOA just right for any camping or RV adventure. Whether you’re planning a trip close to home or cross country you can count on KOA to provide quality camping you’ve come to expect. Of course, you can also expect some unexpected on your camping adventures, too, because each KOA is proud to offer a one-of-a-kind experience.
If you’re looking for a little extra adventure on your next stay, one of these campgrounds that feature truly unique experiences from diamond mining to thrill rides might just be for you.
Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA Resort
Located in the heart of Iowa, this tropical-themed getaway is more island escape than Midwest. Featuring a distinctive island theme, Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA Resort neighbors the Lost Island Waterpark that features 24 acres of waterslides, water coasters, wave pools, lazy rivers and more. The waterpark is even home to the longest go kart track in the Midwest!
Mount Rushmore KOA Resort at Palmer Gulch
New in 2016, Mount Rushmore KOA Resort at Palmer Gulch features its very own rodeo sure to please cowboys and cowgirls of all ages. With dates through the summer season, each Mount Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch features bull and bronc riding, team roping, barrel racing and of course the always popular clowns. The best part? Admission to the rodeo is free with your campsite reservation.
Herkimer Diamond KOA Resort
Ever wanted to mine your own precious stones? Than the Herkimer Diamond KOA Resort is for you! After a cozy night in one of their unique themed Deluxe Cabins, your tent or RV, spend the day hunting for naturally faceted quartz crystals in the mining area across from the campground. Prospectors of all ages are welcome and any finds, whether large or small, are yours to take home.
West Palm Beach / Lion Country Safari KOA
If you’ve dreamed of a camping safari than West Palm Beach / Lion Country Safari KOA is a must for your camping bucket list. You’ll hear the roar of lions from the adjacent drive-through safari throughout your stay. Florida’s only true safari experience, the neighboring park is home to over 900 animal inhabitants. In addition to the safari experience, Lion Country Safari features rides, educational exhibits, water slides and more.
Tucson / Lazydays KOA
An oasis in the desert, Tucson / Lazydays KOA is the spot to visit if you’re in the market for a new RV. Not only does the campground offer pull thru sites perfect for big rigs, it’s also right next door to full-service RV dealership, Lazydays. The largest RV dealership in Arizona, Lazydays is home hundreds of new and pre-owned rigs of all types just waiting to be explored. If you’re new to the RV lifestyle, book a cozy, hacienda-style Deluxe Cabin, spend a day shopping and take a handy new driver course all in one place!
Niagara Falls / Grand Island KOA Holiday
The beauty of Niagara Falls is just one reason to visit this New York KOA. Niagara Falls / Grand Island KOA Holiday is right next door to Fantasy Island Amusement & Water Park. Rides from tame to terrifying area sure to delight thrill seekers of all ages. We suggest the Siler Comet, rated one of the top wooden coasters in the world. Just hop on the KOA train and you’ll be riding your way to fun in no time.