General Campground Information

Office Hours

Office hours June - August 8am - 10pm.  Hours will vary in the Spring and Fall.

Check-in & Check-out

Check-in: 3pm   Check-out: 11am

Early Check-Ins:  Not guaranteed. No early check-ins prior to 1pm for RV and Tent sites. No early check-ins prior to 3pm for Cabins & Lodges. Early check-ins for RV and tent sites between 1 & 2pm: $20.  Early check-ins between 2 & 3pm: $10.

Late Check-Outs: Not guaranteed. No late check outs past 1pm.  Late check-outs between 11am & 12pm: $10.  Late check-outs between 12 & 1pm: $20.

Cancellation Policy

General Cancellation Policy:

RVs & Tents: 48 hours cancellation notice is required. Please notify us by 4 pm, two days before your scheduled arrival. Cancellations made prior to 4 pm; three days or more to arrival will result in a $10 cancellation fee. 
Cabins & Lodges: 7 days cancellation notice is required. Please notify us by 4 pm, seven days before your scheduled arrival. Cancellations made prior to 4 pm; seven days or more to arrival will result in a $10 cancellation fee. 
Forfeiture of Reservation Deposit: Failure to notify the campground and/or abide by the above cancellation policy will result in the forfeiture of your reservation deposit. 
Reservations Made Within 48hrs of Arrival: Reservations made within 48hrs of arrival are non-refundable. You may however choose to modify your reservation's arrival to a future date, however, a change in dates does not change its non-refundable status. Modifying your reservation's dates will also be subject to the campgrounds availability and/or possible rate changes. 

Cancellation Policy VKR VIP Members:

RVs & Tents: 48 hours cancellation notice is required. Please notify us by 4 pm, two days before your scheduled arrival. Cancellations made prior to 4 pm; three days or more to arrival will result in no cancellation fee. 
Cabins & Lodges: 7 days cancellation notice is required. Please notify us by 4 pm, seven days before your scheduled arrival. Cancellations made prior to 4 pm; seven days or more to arrival will result in no cancellation fee.
Forfeiture of Reservation Deposit: Failure to notify the campground and/or abide by the above cancellation policy will result in the forfeiture of your reservation deposit.
Reservations Made Within 48hrs of Arrival: Reservations made within 48hrs of arrival are non-refundable. You may however choose to modify your reservation's arrival to a future date, however, a change in dates does not change its non-refundable status. Modifying your reservation's dates will also be subject to the campgrounds availability and/or possible rate changes.

Cancellation Instructions

All cancellations must be made by phone, as per our cancellation policies, by calling the Billings KOA directly at: (406) 252-3104
Update: 6/24/21:  Due to an increase in call volume, we will accept cancellations via email at billingskoa@gmail.com. 

Cancellations via email will still be subject to our cancellation policy.

Modifying Your Reservation

Any change to your reservation, such as site type, dates, or length of stay, may result in a rate change. Changes to your camping equipment will not be subject to a rate change unless the type of site you have reserved cannot accommodate the change in equipment. The campground will do its best to accommodate any changes in equipment while maintaining the type of site originally reserved; however, if they are unable to maintain the same type of site, you may be asked to either upgrade or downgrade to accommodate the new equipment, in which case your reservation may result in a rate change.

Group Policy

Groups with 12 or more people, such as birthdays, weddings, family reunions, scout troops, etc., must contact campground management at billingskoa@gmail.com. If management determines the campground can accommodate your group, a representative on behalf of the Billings KOA will reach out to you to book your reservation

Amenity Fee

We want your stay to be as enjoyable and effortless as possible! To help with this, we have an amenity fee, which allows you and your entire registered family access to all of our amenities, including our state-of-the-art Trailhead Adventure Golf, brand new farm-themed playground, and our stunning Kamp K9.

Visitor Policy

Visitors are gladly welcome but must register their vehicle at the office and obtain a parking pass and instructions on where to park. A fee of $5.00 + Tax applies to all visitors over the age of 5. This fee allows visitors access to all of our great amenities such as our Pool & Hot Tub, Themed Playground, Trailhead Adventure Golf, Wi-Fi, etc. Should you plan on having 12 or more people, please refer to our group policy.

Pool & Hot Tub Hours

Pool & Hot Tub Hours: 9am - 10pm (Pool & Hot Tub are operational from Memorial Day to Labor Day)

Quiet Hours

Quiet Hours: 10pm - 7am

Tent Policy

Tents require their own designated site and are prohibited on all RV sites.

Campfires

Fire rings are equipped on all patio sites, tent sites, cabins, and lodges. RV sites without patios do not come equipped with fire rings.

Meet Your Hosts

The Linde family

We are proud to announce that we are not only the Worlds 1st KOA Campground established in 1962, but as of June 7, 2013 we became the Worlds 1st KOA Holiday Campground! Continuing the pioneering tradition that has made us America's #1 Camping Host. Come check us out and be part of the fun!


The KOA in Billings has been a family operation ever since Marv and Carol Linde purchased it and moved from North Dakota 35 years ago. They decided camping was a lifestyle they enjoyed after completing a long family camping trip that included California, Yellowstone and other KOA Kampgrounds along the way, Carol recalled. Marv's background was in teaching, and she worked as a registered nurse for about 16 years, but he dreamed of owning his own business. The couple's three sons helped during the early years. Their son, David Linde, has managed the campground for more than 25 years. Meanwhile, they've added the West Yellowstone KOA managed by another son, Steve.

Carol Linde said the family tradition continues, as their oldest grandson is already helping out with mowing and the ice cream socials. "We've enjoyed it," she said. "We enjoy working with the camping people. My husband loves to plan new projects, and our sons are the same way."

The campground is filled with trees, several shrub beds and many flowers brighten the grounds. She said their deluxe patio sites are especially attractive and popular, since they are shady and spacious, featuring colored concrete, swings, a table with umbrella, barbecue grills, Cable TV, 50 amp wiring and benches.

They constantly upgrade the campground, she said, and have redone everything a couple of times over the years to keep it well maintained and attractive knowing they were in it for the long term. Guests enjoy a swimming pool, hot tub and mini-golf, and this year they remodeled the store and poured new tinted concrete huge planters and new concrete table with umbrellas. Both the game room and the laundry are in log cabins, she said, which the campers really like. They also have built a family style bathroom building, with a sink, bench, shower and toilet in one space, which is the size of most family bathrooms, she said.

Campers enjoy the opportunity to have breakfast or join the evening barbecue, which is held all summer long, she said. Their customer service goal is to always stay a step ahead of customer expectations. "We always talk about giving customers more than they expect," she added.

Marv and Carol remain involved on the sidelines, with Marv continuing to help with special projects at all three campground. Carol takes care of stocking the store and does the bookkeeping and payroll, but Dave manages the campground. The couple enjoys traveling, and they've been on trips and cruises, and stay actively involved in their church and they also enjoy their grandchildren. Dave and his wife Lisa have three children, and keep busy with school activities and sports.