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Visit These Award-Winning KOA Campgrounds | 2021 KOA Award Winners

Each year Kampgrounds of America gathers guest surveys from more than a quarter million of our campers following their campground stays. That important guest feedback, paired with results of an annual inspection process, qualifies the over 515 KOA campgrounds across the US and Canada for a set of awards – the Founder’s Award and the President’s Award.

What is The KOA President’s Award

The KOA President’s Award is proudly presented to KOA campgrounds that excel in providing great camping facilities and consistently high levels of guest service. Chosen by KOA’s camping guests through satisfaction surveys and KOA’s own stringent quality inspection, recipients of the President’s Award are dedicated to providing great KOA camping.

What is The KOA Founder’s Award

Dave Drum, founder of Kampgrounds of America, was an extraordinary visionary and dreamer. The recipients of KOA’s premiere achievement, the KOA Founder’s Award, share Dave’s dream of providing the highest quality camping facilities while exceeding KOA guests’ expectations. As leaders in outdoor hospitality, KOA Founder’s Award recipients embody Dave’s vision of a KOA Nation providing excellence for generations of campers.

Recognizing KOA campgrounds for quality and excellence, this year KOA is pleased to award many of our locations with awards for the upcoming year. Campgrounds that qualify for our Founder’s Award also receive the President’s Award for their outstanding service an commitment to our campers.

Pick your state or province to see the 2020 season Founder’s and President’s Award winners in your area!



Alabama

Founder’s Award

Decatur / Wheeler Lake KOA Holiday
Ozark / Fort Rucker KOA Journey

President’s Award

Gulf Shores / Pensacola West KOA


Alaska

Founder’s Award

Homer / Baycrest KOA Holiday
Seward KOA Journey
Valdez KOA Journey


Arizona

Founder’s Award

Holbrook / Petrified Forest KOA Journey
Kingman KOA Journey
Mesa / Apache Junction KOA Journey
Picacho / Tucson NW KOA Journey
Salome KOA
Tucson / Lazydays KOA Resort
Willcox /Cochise KOA Holiday
Williams / Exit 167 / Circle Pines KOA Holiday

President’s Award

Flagstaff KOA
Grand Canyon / Williams KOA Journey


Arkansas

Founder’s Award

Eureka Springs KOA Journey
Harrison KOA Holiday
Hot Springs National Park KOA

President’s Award

Little Rock North / Jct I-40 KOA Journey


California

Founder’s Award

Banning Stagecoach KOA Journey
Boulevard / Cleveland Nat. Forest KOA Holiday
Coleville / Walker KOA Holiday
Crescent City / Redwoods KOA Holiday
Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA Journey
Moss Landing KOA Express
Mt. Lassen / Shingletown KOA Holiday
Oroville / Feather Falls Casino KOA Journey
Palm Springs / Joshua Tree KOA
Placerville KOA
San Diego Metro KOA Resort
San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA
Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA Holiday
Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA
Santa Margarita KOA
Temecula / Vail Lake KOA
Ventura Ranch KOA Holiday

President’s Award

Avila / Pismo Beach KOA
Barstow / Calico KOA
Benbow KOA Holiday
Needles KOA Journey
Trinity Lake KOA Holiday
Willits KOA Holiday


Colorado

Founder’s Award

Alamosa KOA Journey
Carbondale / Crystal River KOA Holiday
Colorado Springs KOA Holiday
Cortez / Mesa Verde KOA Journey
Craig KOA Journey
Cripple Creek KOA Holiday
Denver West / Central City KOA Holiday
Durango KOA Holiday
Durango North / Riverside KOA
Estes Park KOA Holiday
Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA Holiday
Glenwood Springs West / Colorado River KOA Holiday
Grand Junction KOA Holiday
Gunnison KOA Journey
La Junta KOA Journey
Montrose / Black Canyon Nat’l Park KOA Journey
Pueblo KOA Journey
Pueblo South / Colorado City KOA Holiday

President’s Award

Buena Vista KOA Journey
Denver East / Strasburg KOA Holiday
Limon KOA Journey
Ouray KOA Journey
Royal Gorge / Canon City KOA Holiday
Steamboat Springs KOA Holiday


Connecticut

Founder’s Award

Mystic KOA Holiday
Niantic / I-95 72 KOA Journey


Florida

Founder’s Award

Bradenton / Hunsader Farms KOA
Clearwater / Lake Tarpon KOA Holiday
Jacksonville North / St. Marys KOA Holiday
Jennings KOA Holiday
Milton / Gulf Pines KOA Holiday
Naples / Marco Island KOA Holiday
Okeechobee KOA Resort
Orlando / Kissimmee KOA Holiday
Orlando NW / Orange Blossom KOA Journey
Orlando Southwest KOA Holiday
Perry KOA Holiday
St Augustine Beach KOA Holiday
St Petersburg / Madeira Beach KOA Holiday
Starke / Gainesville NE KOA Holiday
West Palm Beach / Lion Country Safari KOA Journey

President’s Award

DeLand / St. Johns River KOA
Fort McCoy / Lake Oklawaha KOA Holiday
Fort Myers / Pine Island KOA Holiday
Fort Pierce Downtown KOA Journey


Georgia

Founder’s Award

Americus KOA Journey
Blue Ridge / Toccoa River KOA Holiday
Cartersville / Cassville-White KOA Journey
Forsyth KOA Journey
Lookout Mtn / Chattanooga West KOA Holiday
Savannah South KOA Holiday

President’s Award

Cordele KOA Journey
Lake Oconee / Greensboro KOA Holiday
Tifton KOA Journey


Idaho

Founder’s Award

Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA Journey
Lava Hot Springs East KOA Holiday
Lava Hot Springs West KOA Holiday
Twin Falls / Jerome KOA Holiday

President’s Award

Boise / Meridian KOA Journey
Kamiah / Clearwater River KOA Journey
Pocatello KOA Journey


Illinois

Founder’s Award

Benton KOA Journey
Casey KOA Journey
Chicago Northwest KOA Holiday
Grayville / I-64 KOA Holiday
Kankakee South KOA
LaSalle / Peru KOA Journey
Lena KOA Journey
Springfield KOA Journey

President’s Award

Rock Island / Quad Cities KOA


Indiana

Founder’s Award

Anderson / Muncie KOA Holiday
Bluffton / Fort Wayne South KOA
Brown County / Nashville KOA Holiday
Indianapolis KOA Holiday
Richmond KOA Holiday
South Bend / Elkhart North KOA Holiday

President’s Award

Angola / Hogback Lake KOA Holiday
Batesville KOA Journey
Crawfordsville KOA
Indiana Beach / Monticello KOA


Iowa

Founder’s Award

Des Moines West KOA Holiday
Onawa / Blue Lake KOA Holiday
Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA Resort

President’s Award

Newton / Des Moines East KOA Journey


Kansas

Founder’s Award

Goodland KOA Journey
Salina KOA Holiday
Topeka / Capital City KOA Journey
WaKeeney KOA Journey

President’s Award

Kansas City West / Lawrence KOA Holiday
Wellington KOA Holiday


Kentucky

Founder’s Award

Ashland / Huntington West KOA Holiday
Corbin / Laurel Lake KOA Journey
Louisville South KOA Holiday
Paducah / I-24 / Kentucky Lake KOA
Renfro Valley KOA Journey

President’s Award

Horse Cave KOA Holiday
Kentucky Lakes / Prizer Point KOA
Russell Springs KOA Journey


Louisiana

Founder’s Award

Baton Rouge KOA Holiday
Lafayette KOA Holiday
Lake Charles East / Iowa KOA Journey
New Orleans West KOA Holiday
Shreveport / Bossier City KOA Journey


Maine

Founder’s Award

Bangor / Holden KOA Journey
Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA Holiday
Bucksport / Fort Knox KOA Holiday
Freeport / Durham KOA
Naples KOA Holiday
Saco / Old Orchard Beach KOA Holiday
Skowhegan / Kennebec Valley KOA Journey

President’s Award

Augusta / Gardiner KOA Journey


Maryland

President’s Award

Hagerstown / Antietam Battlefield KOA Holiday
Washington DC / Capitol KOA Holiday


Massachusetts

President’s Award

Boston / Cape Cod KOA Holiday
Northampton / Springfield KOA


Michigan

Founder’s Award

Allendale / W Grand Rapids KOA Holiday
Auburn Hills / Holly KOA Journey
Coloma / St Joseph KOA Holiday
Covert / South Haven KOA Holiday
Emmett KOA Holiday
Gaylord KOA Holiday
Ludington East / Pere Marquette River KOA Holiday
Mackinaw City / Mackinac Island KOA Journey
Oscoda / Tawas KOA Holiday
Petoskey KOA Holiday
Traverse City KOA Holiday

President’s Award

Higgins Lake / Roscommon KOA
Monroe County / Toledo North KOA Holiday
Port Huron KOA Resort
Weidman KOA Holiday


Minnesota

Founder’s Award

Bemidji KOA Journey
Cloquet / Duluth KOA Journey
Jackson KOA Journey
Minneapolis Northwest KOA Journey
Minneapolis Southwest KOA Holiday

President’s Award

Albert Lea / Austin KOA Holiday
Rochester / Marion KOA Journey


Mississippi

Founder’s Award

Meridian East / Toomsuba KOA Journey


Missouri

Founder’s Award

Branson KOA Holiday
Lebanon / Bennett Spring KOA Holiday
Springfield / Route 66 KOA Holiday
St. Louis West / Historic Route 66 KOA Holiday

President’s Award

Joplin KOA Journey
Kansas City East / Oak Grove KOA Holiday
Stanton / Meramec KOA Journey


Montana

Founder’s Award

Billings KOA Holiday
Butte KOA Journey
Livingston / Paradise Valley KOA Holiday
Miles City KOA Journey
Missoula KOA Holiday
Polson / Flathead Lake KOA Holiday
West Glacier KOA Resort

President’s Award

Big Timber / Greycliff KOA Journey
Great Falls KOA Holiday
Hardin KOA Journey
Helena North KOA
Red Lodge KOA Journey
Townsend / Canyon Ferry Lake KOA Journey
Whitefish / Kalispell North KOA Holiday
Yellowstone Park / Mountainside KOA Journey
Yellowstone Park / West Gate KOA Holiday


Nebraska

Founder’s Award

Grand Island KOA Journey
Ogallala KOA Journey

President’s Award

West Omaha / NE Lincoln KOA Holiday


Nevada

Founder’s Award

Ely KOA Journey
Las Vegas KOA Journey at Sam’s Town

President’s Award

Laughlin / Avi Casino KOA Journey


New Hampshire

Founder’s Award

Chocorua KOA Holiday
Lincoln / Woodstock KOA Holiday
Littleton / Franconia Notch KOA Holiday
Strafford / Lake Winnipesaukee South KOA Holiday
Twin Mountain / Mt. Washington KOA Holiday


New Jersey

Founder’s Award

Philadelphia South / Clarksboro KOA

President’s Award

Cape May KOA Holiday


New Mexico

Founder’s Award

Alamogordo / White Sands KOA Journey
Albuquerque KOA Journey
Albuquerque North / Bernalillo KOA Journey
Grants / Cibola Sands KOA Journey
Las Cruces KOA Journey
Santa Fe KOA Journey
Silver City KOA Holiday

President’s Award

Carlsbad KOA Holiday
Las Vegas, New Mexico KOA Journey
Raton KOA Journey
Tucumcari KOA Journey


New York

Founder’s Award

Canandaigua / Rochester KOA Holiday
Chautauqua Lake KOA Holiday
Cooperstown KOA Journey
Herkimer Diamond KOA Resort
Houghton / Letchworth KOA
Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn KOA Holiday
Medina / Wildwood Lake KOA Holiday
Natural Bridge / Watertown KOA
Niagara Falls / Grand Island KOA Holiday
Unadilla / I-88 / Oneonta KOA Journey
Westfield / Lake Erie KOA

President’s Award

Hammondsport / Bath KOA Resort
New York City N / Newburgh KOA Holiday
Watkins Glen / Corning KOA Resort
1000 Islands / Association Island KOA


North Carolina

Founder’s Award

Asheville East KOA Holiday
Lumberton / I-95 KOA Journey
Murphy / Peace Valley KOA Holiday
New Bern KOA Holiday
Wilmington KOA Holiday

President’s Award

Asheville West KOA Holiday
Boone KOA Holiday
Cape Hatteras KOA Resort
Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA Holiday
Enfield / Rocky Mount KOA Journey
Greensboro KOA Journey


North Dakota

Founder’s Award

Bismarck KOA Journey


Ohio

Founder’s Award

Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA Holiday
Canton / East Sparta KOA Holiday
Carrollton KOA
Coshocton KOA Holiday
Dayton KOA Resort
Homerville KOA
Lake Milton / Berlin Lake KOA Holiday
Lebanon / Cincinnati NE KOA Holiday
Logan / Hocking Hills KOA Holiday
Salem / Lisbon KOA Holiday
Sandusky / Bayshore KOA Holiday
Shelby / Mansfield KOA Resort
Streetsboro / Cleveland SE KOA Holiday
Sunbury / Columbus North KOA Holiday
Thompson / Grand River Valley KOA Holiday
Wapakoneta KOA Holiday

President’s Award

Andover / Pymatuning Lake KOA
Butler / Mohican KOA Journey
Mt. Gilead / Mid-Ohio KOA Holiday
Toledo East / Stony Ridge KOA Journey


Oklahoma

Founder’s Award

Checotah / Lake Eufaula West KOA Holiday
Durant / Choctaw Casino KOA
Oklahoma City East KOA Holiday
Sallisaw / Fort Smith West KOA Holiday
Tulsa NE / Will Rogers Downs KOA Journey

President’s Award

El Reno West KOA Journey
Elk City / Clinton KOA Journey


Oregon

Founder’s Award

Astoria / Warrenton / Seaside KOA Resort
Grants Pass KOA Journey
Lemolo Lake / Crater Lake North KOA
Lincoln City KOA Journey
Medford / Gold Hill KOA Journey
Pendleton KOA Journey

President’s Award

Albany / Corvallis KOA Journey
Bandon / Port Orford KOA Journey
Cascade Locks / Portland East KOA Holiday
Kalamath Falls KOA Journey
Oregon Dunes KOA Holiday
Redmond / Central Oregon KOA
Waldport / Newport KOA


Pennsylvania

Founder’s Award

Allentown KOA Journey
Bellefonte / State College KOA Holiday
Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA Holiday
Erie KOA Holiday
Gettysburg / Battlefield KOA Holiday
Jonestown / Hershey NE KOA Journey
Lancaster / New Holland KOA Journey
Meadville KOA
Mercer / Grove City KOA Holiday
Philadelphia / West Chester KOA Holiday
Raystown Lake / Saxton KOA Holiday
Uniontown KOA Holiday
Washington / Pittsburgh SW KOA Journey
Williamsport South / Nittany Mountain KOA Holiday

President’s Award

Delaware Water Gap / Pocono Mountain KOA Holiday
DuBois / Treasure Lake KOA Holiday
Honesdale / Poconos KOA Holiday
Madison / Pittsburgh SE KOA Journey


South Carolina

Founder’s Award

Anderson / Lake Hartwell KOA Holiday
Mount Pleasant / Charleston KOA Holiday
Myrtle Beach KOA Resort
Newberry / I-26 / Sumter NF KOA Journey
Point South / Yemassee KOA Journey
Santee / Santee Lakes KOA Journey
Spartanburg NE / Gaffney KOA Holiday
Travelers Rest / N Greenville KOA Holiday

President’s Award

Charlotte / Fort Mill KOA Journey


South Dakota

Founder’s Award

Belvidere East / Exit 170 KOA Journey
Custer / Mt Rushmore / Black Hills KOA Holiday
Hot Springs / Black Hills KOA Holiday
Mitchell KOA Journey
Rapid City / Black Hills KOA Holiday
Sioux City North KOA Holiday
Sioux Falls KOA Journey
Spearfish / Black Hills KOA Holiday
Yankton / Missouri River KOA Journey

President’s Award

Badlands / White River KOA Holiday
Deadwood / Black Hills KOA
Mount Rushmore KOA Resort at Palmer Gulch


Tennessee

Founder’s Award

Baileyton KOA
Buffalo / I-40 / Exit 143 KOA Journey
Chattanooga North / Cleveland KOA Journey
Clinton / Knoxville North KOA Journey
Crossville I-40 KOA Journey
Gatlinburg East / Smoky Mountain KOA Holiday
Manchester KOA Holiday
Nashville KOA Resort
Nashville East / Lebanon KOA Journey
Paris Landing / Kentucky Lake KOA Holiday
Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg KOA Holiday
Sweetwater / I-75 / Exit 62 KOA Holiday
Townsend / Great Smokies KOA Holiday

President’s Award

Bristol / Kingsport KOA Holiday
Nashville North KOA Journey


Texas

Founder’s Award

Abilene KOA Journey
Amarillo KOA Joureny
Austin East KOA Holiday
Bastrop / SE Austin / Colorado River KOA Holiday
Brookeland / Lake Sam Rayburn KOA
Burkburnett / Wichita Falls KOA Journey
Canton KOA Holiday
Cotulla / Nueces River KOA Journey
Corpus Christi KOA Journey
Dallas / Arlington KOA Holiday
Fredericksburg, Texas KOA Journey
Kerrville KOA Journey
Lake Livingston / Onalaska KOA Holiday
Leander / NW Austin KOA Holiday
Lubbock KOA Journey
Mount Pleasant KOA Journey
Port Lavaca / Matagorda Bay KOA Holiday
Rusk KOA Holiday
San Angelo KOA Holiday
San Antonio KOA Holiday
South Padre Island KOA Holiday

President’s Award

Lake Conroe / Houston North KOA Holiday
Lufkin KOA Journey
Sanger / Denton North KOA Journey


Utah

Founder’s Award

Bear Lake / Marina Side KOA Holiday
Bear Lake / Trail Side KOA Journey
Beaver KOA Journey
Brigham City / Perry South KOA Journey
Cannonville / Bryce Valley KOA Holiday
Cedar City KOA Journey
Fillmore KOA Journey
Flaming Gorge / Manila KOA Journey
Green River KOA Journey
Monument Valley KOA Journey
Panguitch KOA Holiday
Richfield KOA Holiday
Vernal / Dinosaurland KOA Holiday

President’s Award

Moab KOA Holiday
Salt Lake City KOA Holiday
Springville / Provo KOA Journey
St. George / Hurricane KOA


Vermont

Founder’s Award

Brattleboro North KOA Journey
Quechee / Pine Valley KOA Holiday


Virginia

Founder’s Award

Charlottesville KOA Holiday
Fancy Gap / Blue Ridge Parkway KOA Journey
Fredericksburg / Washington DC S KOA Holiday
Harrisonburg / Shenandoah Valley KOA Holiday
Luray KOA Holiday
Lynchburg NW / Blue Ridge Parkway KOA Holiday
Natural Bridge / Lexington KOA Holiday
Richmond North / Kings Dominion KOA Holiday
Virginia Beach KOA Holiday
Williamsburg / Busch Gardens Area KOA
Wytheville KOA Holiday

President’s Award

Cape Charles / Chesapeake Bay KOA Resort
Chincoteague Island KOA Resort


Washington

Founder’s Award

Bay Center / Willapa Bay KOA Journey
Boyer Park & Marina / Snake River KOA
Burlington / Anacortes KOA Holiday
Ellensburg KOA Journey
Leavenworth / Pine Village KOA Holiday
Lynden / Bellingham KOA
Newport / Little Diamond Lake KOA Holiday
Olympic Peninsula / Port Angeles KOA Journey
Spokane KOA Journey
Starbuck / Lyons Ferry Marina KOA
Winthrop / N Cascades National Park KOA

President’s Award

Concrete / Grandy Creek KOA Holiday
Pasco / Tri-Cities KOA Journey


West Virginia

Founder’s Award

Huntington / Fox Fire KOA Holiday

President’s Award

Flatwoods KOA Journey
Harpers Ferry / Civil War Battlefields KOA Holiday


Wisconsin

Founder’s Award

Hayward KOA Holiday
Hixton / Alma Center KOA Holiday
Madison KOA Holiday
Milton KOA Holiday
Oakdale KOA Journey
Wisconsin Dells KOA Holiday


Wyoming

Founder’s Award

Buffalo KOA Journey
Casper KOA Journey
Cheyenne KOA Journey
Cody KOA Holiday
Devils Tower / Black Hills KOA Journey
Douglas KOA Journey
Dubois / Wind River KOA Holiday
Greybull KOA Holiday
Laramie KOA Journey
Lyman KOA Journey
Sheridan / Big Horn Mountains KOA Journey

President’s Award

Rock Springs / Green River KOA Journey


British Columbia

Founder’s Award

Cranbrook / St. Eugene KOA Journey

President’s Award

Clearwater / Wells Gray KOA Journey
Sicamous KOA


Newfoundland

Founder’s Award

Gros Morne / Norris Point KOA


Nova Scotia

Founder’s Award

Halifax West KOA
North Sydney / Cabot Trail KOA


Ontario

Founder’s Award

Barrie KOA Holiday
Brighton / 401 KOA Holiday
Cardinal / Ottawa South KOA Holiday
Niagara Falls KOA Holiday
Parry Sound KOA
Renfrew / Ottawa West KOA Journey
Sault Ste. Marie KOA Holiday
Sturgeon Falls KOA Holiday
1000 Islands / Kingston KOA Holiday
1000 Islands / Mallorytown KOA Holiday
Thunder Bay KOA Holiday
Toronto North / Cookstown KOA Holiday
Toronto West KOA Holiday

President’s Award

1000 Islands / Ivy Lea KOA


Prince Edward Island

Founder’s Award

Borden / Summerside KOA Journey
Cavendish KOA Holiday
Cornwall / Charlottetown KOA Holiday


Quebec

Founder’s Award

Montreal South KOA

President’s Award

Bas Saint-Laurent KOA Resort
Granby / Bromont KOA Holiday
Montreal West KOA
Quebec City KOA Holiday


 

Visit these award-winning KOA campgrounds and you'll be ready to start planning a whole new year of camping adventures.