Placement of a tent on a RV site will be assessed a $25.00/day tent placement charge. Please notify the office if you desire to place a tent on the RV site. There is a maximum of 8 guest per site.
No tents on Cabin or Cottage sites.
To obtain the fee's for your chosen dates, please go to the reservations page and put in your requests. The charges for that time will be available for review prior to making the reservations.
Your site charge includes 2 adults, 2 children under the age of 16, and 2 pets.
Check-out by 11 am. Late check-outs may extend to 3 pm, for an additional fee per hour.
There is a day pass for $5/person, for additional people, but guests must leave by 8 pm.
Guests staying overnight must register as a part of your campsite and be charged an overnight fee.
Enjoy fantastic sunsets and water views from our unique island location!"Doc" and Sue Shim purchased the island property in the early 1980's after stepping foot on it and immediately falling in love with the island. Association Island has a deep history, initially as a corporate retreat for the National Electric Lamp Association (hence the island's name) in the early 1900's. NELA was secretly part-owned by General Electric. When anti-trust laws were enacted, NELA became fully owned GE, and GE continued to bring top management and customers to Association Island for casual retreats until 1959, when GE donated the island to the YMCA as a recreational camp until the 1970's. Thereafter, numerous national and international sailing and wind-surfing competitions were held here, and the US Sailing Team trained here for the 1976 Montreal Olympics. Post the Olympics, the sailing operations wound down, and the island became a ghost town and fell into disrepair. Along with its history, the natural beauty of the island made the property a compelling development project, which we finally opened to the public in 2002 as a campground and marina.
We tried to retain many historic aspects of the island, by renovating many of the GE buildings rather than tearing down and re-building everything. Developing and operating Association Island has been a labor of love. Running a campground and marina on an island in particular has many challenges, but we get alot of gratification knowing that we can share the beauty and history of the island with our customers and continue the legacy of running Association Island as a recreational facility. We joined KOA in 2011 to partner with the best campground brand and learn KOA's best practices for operations, facilities, marketing, and customer service. We hope you enjoy Association Island's unique location, fantastic sunsets, and water views as much as we do.
That doesn't mean this area has to always be empty. When you start reviewing camping options, your history will display here to help compare sites and find the best stay. You will be able to share your stay information with friends or family and save it for a later time if you have a KOA.com Account.