Established in 1965 as one of the first KOAs in TExas, Abilene KOA Journey has provided travelers and visitors hospitality and rest for over 50 years.

Located on the western border of historic Abilene, Abilene KOA Journey is a convenient drive to all the attractions and amenities the city of Abilene has to offer. Rodeos, concerts and festivals, great local restaurants, and a variety of museums and historical attractions provide ample entertainment and educational opportunities all year long. Alternatively, escape from the hustle and bustle of life and slow down to enjoy some quality family time at the campground. There is nothing like free time to encourage play, to genuinely relax, and make indelible memories together - especially when you can end the day gathered around a campfire. We would love to be a part of your story!

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 90' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool (5/29 - 10/2)
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

KOA Journey

KOA Journey Campgrounds

KOA Journey campgrounds are the perfect oases after a day on the road. Whether it’s along the way or a quick getaway, they’ve got you covered. Located near the highways and byways of North America with long Pull-thru RV Sites, they deliver convenience to the traveling camper. Pull in, ease back and take a load off.

KOA Journeys Feature:

  • Pull-through RV Sites with 50-amp service
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Well lit after hours check-in service

Latest Hot Deal

Big Weekend

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WHEN: May 12-13, 2023

WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 12th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 13th for just $20*.

WHY: The Big Weekend helps raise funds to send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps all across North America. Kids fighting cancer deserve a chance to attend a summer camp and to just be a kid again. Funds raised from May 13 support KOA Care Camps which distributes more than $2.2 million dollars annually to support 132 oncology camps each year. Learn more at

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one-site, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. Not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

Abilene Zoo

Discover the wonderful world of wildlife at the Abilene Zoo! Home to more than 1,000 animals from around the globe, a visit to the Abilene Zoo is filled with fun and excitement for animal lovers of all ages. Get up close and personal with a giraffe at Giraffe Safari. Check out lions, camels, a white tiger, black rhinoceros and other African species, while the king cobra and 70 other reptiles await you in the Reptile House. Meet animals from the tropics in the colorful Caribbean Cove or meet dozens of native species in Elm Creek Backyard.Treat yourself to a hot dog basket and beverage at the Watering Hole and select a souvenir of your visit at the Zoo Store.  Take a tour on the Safari Express Train and a whirl on the Wildlife Carousel.

Ask for coupons and discounts at the KOA office or contact the Abilene Visitor's Center.

2070 Zoo Lane

Abilene, TX 79602




Frontier TEXAS!

Located in historic downtown Abilene, Frontier Texas is a western heritage center that allows visitors to relive the Old West through the magic of state-of-the-art technology. Frontier Texas brings the frontier to life and lets visitors meet people who played out their lives on the Texas frontier. Frontier Texas also serves as the official visitor center for Abilene and the Texas Forts Trail Region.

625 North 1st Street

Abilene, TX 79601




The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

The National Center for Children's Illustrated  Literature exhibits, tours, collects, preserves and promotes original art from  the finest children's literature.  Continuing to inspire and empower children to read and be creative. Through its programming and outreach, the NCCIL will actively promote children's literacy, both art and reading, in the Abilene community and beyond.

The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature collaborates with award-winning illustrators to produce exhibitions of their artwork that are distinctive, appealing to museum visitors of all ages, and of the highest quality. In addition to this unique artistic partnership, following its debut at the NCCIL gallery, each exhibition travels to museums, public libraries, and galleries nationwide.

102 Cedar Street

Abilene, TX 79601




Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden

On June 8, 2017, the Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden was unveiled on the southeast lawn of the Abilene Convention Center with thousands of people in attendance, including the family of Garth Williams. The family traveled to Abilene from Mexico and took part in the ribbon cutting and in the weekend's festivities during the Children's Art & Literacy Festival.The Williams family authorized five sets of sculptures for the garden depicting some of Garth's most iconic characters from best-selling books “Charlotte's Web,” “Stuart Little,” and the popular Little Golden Book “Three Bedtime Stories.” From that book, sculptures were created of “The Three Little Pigs,” “The Three Little Kittens” and “The Three Bears.” Garth Williams was the most revered illustrator of his generation, and these works will be a permanent part of his legacy and Abilene's cultural landscape.

1008-1098 N 6th St.

Abilene, TX 79601



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