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The Latest Updates for Chincoteague Island KOA

5/13/2020

Great news! We will be welcoming guests for the 2020 camping season starting May 15. While this season may be a bit different than what you are used to, we're committed to keeping you and our staff safe while having fun in the great outdoors. Below is the most current status of our amenities and...

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Talk like a Local

5/5/2020

Chincoteague Island is its own little world. It has a rich history, a unique culture, fun local traditions and even its own dialect.As you make your way around the island you’ll likely hear many of the terms or phrases below, so here’s a handy guide to the local lingo.Teaguer: a born and bred...

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Quiz: What Kind of Camper are You?

4/29/2020

If you're new to camping, or if you feel like you never quite clicked with the right camping style, we've got a handy quiz that will help you discover what camping style is right for you. Check it out at the link below.  Take the QuizYou May Also Like:Quiz: How Should You CampCheck Your Camping...

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Summer Camping Bucket List

4/21/2020

Summer is such a fun time of year, but if you’re not careful it can slip through your fingers before you know it. That’s why we’ve put together the perfect summer bucket list. Tackle all the fun activities below and you’ll have had an amazing camping season!Making S’moresS'mores might be the...

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Why Camping is the Best Form of Self-Care

4/9/2020

Self-care is key to a happy, healthy life. It means pausing from the hustle and bustle of life to take some time for yourself. This can be as simple as setting aside time for a quiet cup of coffee in the morning or as monumental as solo travel.If you ask us, camping is a phenomenal form of self-care...

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5 Camping Themed Crafts to Make With Your Kids

4/7/2020

With your kids home from school, you're probably starting to run out of ideas on how to keep them busy and entertained. We've got just the thing! Camping themed crafts. Your kids can be creative and show off their love of spending time in the great outdoors. Plus, these will make great decorations...

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How to Stay Dry When Tent Camping

3/30/2020

As much as we’d love it if camping season was nothing but sunny days, rain is inevitable. If you're camping in a tent when the drops start falling, it can be a challenge as well as an inconvenience.Here are a few handy tips to help you stay warm and dry when the weather isn’t on your side.A...

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Check Your Camping Horoscope

3/23/2020

See which camping style best suits your horoscope!AquariusJanuary 20-February 18Your originality, independence and humanitarian nature make you a perfect fit for a safari tent. You can enjoy an Instagram-worthy experience while keeping things simple and minimizing your impact on the environment...

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Ways to Keep Your Kids Active and Engaged

3/18/2020

With most kids being out of school you’re probably searching for ways to keep your little ones busy with activities that will entertain and stimulate their brains. Luckily, we have a lot of experience on that subject. Our activities directors are masters at helping kids be creative and enjoy the...

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Spring Fun on Chincoteague Island

3/9/2020

Spring is such a fun time on Chincoteague Island! Migratory birds return, the island is green again and the desolation of winter fades away.Treat yourself to a fun spring getaway on Chincoteague and enjoy some of these great activities.See the Ponies in their Winter CoatsHead out to Chincoteague...

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Fall Fun Near Chincoteague Island

2/27/2020

Fall is such a wonderful time on Chincoteague. The weather in early autumn is warm without the humidity of summer, perfect for outdoor fun. There are so many fun local festivals during and you can enjoy the island without the hustle and bustle of the summer months. Here are a few fun things you can...

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Find Out What Your Enneagram Says About Your Camping Style

2/24/2020

In case you haven't heard, the enneagram is the newest form of self-discovery that's blowing up the internet. You can take the assessment online to find out what type you are and discover whether you're an achiever, an individualist, a helper or one of the other nine types. Then dig deeper into how...

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Quiz: How Should You Camp?

2/17/2020

Okay, so you've decided you want to give this whole camping thing a try, but you now you have to decide whether you want to glamp it up in a safari tent, give an RV rental a try or keep it simple in a tent. We're here to help! Take this handy quiz and find out what kind of camping is best for you...

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The Ultimate Camping Checklist for Chincoteague KOA

2/7/2020

It takes a lot of work to plan a trip to the campground between coordinating schedules, booking your stay and making sure the RV is serviced or the tent is in good shape. And that's all before packing your bags and hitting the road. Packing is no joke when you're going camping. If you forget...

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Recipe Video: Easy French Toast

1/20/2020

A homemade breakfast can help make a day at the campground extra special. You can find most of the ingredients for this delicious French toast right in our camp store so you can easily whip up a batch on a whim without having to leave the campground. See how it's made in this fun video or get the...

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What's New at Chincoteague Island KOA in 2020

1/16/2020

2020 is going to be a big year at Chincoteague Island KOA! We're adding so many accommodations and sites, so now even more campers can experience our beautiful waterfront campground. Book now so you can be one of the first guests to check out all of these exciting new ways to stay. New CabinsWe’re...

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5 Gifts to Take Home From Chincoteague

12/18/2019

Chincoteague has become a special place for many families. Whether you visit year after year or you've fallen in love with the island after just one visit, pick up one of these local gifts to remember this beautiful place by. Taffy from Pony TailsDon't leave Chincoteague without a sweet treat. Pick...

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What do Chincoteague and the ISS Have in Common?

12/13/2019

The pastoral beauty of Virginia’s Eastern Shore and the small-town charm of Chincoteague might not seem like they go hand in hand with rocket scientists and space exploration but think again. Since 1945 Wallops Island has served as a rocket launch site and today supplies for the international space...

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How to Spend a Rainy Day on Chincoteague

12/6/2019

A rainy day during vacation is enough to send even grown adults into a full-blown temper tantrum and if you're traveling with kids, a rainy day game plan is critical. Don't worry; there are plenty of things to do on Chincoteague on a rainy day!Campground FunIf you're staying at Chincoteague Island...

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Explore Chincoteague Island With a Tour

12/6/2019

See Chincoteague through brand new eyes with the help of a local tour guide. Have fun adventures like seeing the wild ponies up close or meeting craft beverage producers, all while learning more about the area. Here are a few great tours to check out during your next stay at Chincoteague Island KOA...

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Indoor Fun on Chincoteague Island

12/6/2019

Chincoteague is a beautiful island with tons of outdoor adventures like hiking, beautiful beaches to explore and wild ponies to search for. But, there’s also plenty to do on Chincoteague who are more indoorsy. Whether you need some fun on a rainy day you need a break from the summer sun, here are a...

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Shopping on Chincoteague Island

10/30/2019

 Vacation is the perfect time to treat yourself or buy gifts for the special people in your life. Chincoteague is home to charming shops, boutiques and galleries that are perfect for a little retail therapy. Check out a few of our favorite local shops:Wine Cheese and MoreStock up on delicious snacks...

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Hikes to Take on Chincoteague Island

10/24/2019

One of the best parts of camping is enjoying the great outdoors and Chincoteague Island is a great place to do that. Whether you want to search for wild ponies or take a relaxing walk in the woods, there are a few great spots to check out around Chincoteague. Island Nature TrailHike, bike or take a...

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Museums to Visit in and Around Chincoteague

10/8/2019

Chincoteague Island and the surrounding community have a long and fascinating history. This little region tucked between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean is home to some of America's oldest towns and has also played an important part in space exploration. There are some great museums...

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6 Ways to Stay at Chincoteague Island KOA

9/30/2019

From millennials to families to retirees, Chincoteague Island KOA has something for everyone... and the right accommodations, too. Whether you want a cottage for the whole family or an Instagram-worthy safari tent, your Chincoteague Island KOA camping getaway will be memorable.Learn more about all...

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Food Trucks to Check Out on Chincoteague

9/30/2019

Chincoteague is a fun, funky beach town that's filled with unique charm. It's also home to a ton of great food trucks, which only enhance that cool vibe.To get a taste of some of the region's best food trucks all in one place check out our Food Truck Rally on June 1.In the meantime, here are a few...

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Fall Food Festivals Near Chincoteague

9/25/2019

Now that you no longer need your beach body, it's time to enjoy all the delicious foods of fall. On Virginia's Eastern Shore, that means oysters, barbecue and delicious soups. Fall is filled with food festivals, so book a stay at Chincoteague Island KOA this autumn so you can enjoy one of these...

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Campground Pot Luck Recipes

9/19/2019

Is there anything better than a campground pot luck? You get to hang out with fellow campers and enjoy delicious food!Bring one of these tasty dishes to the next campground pot luck and you're sure to be popular with your fellow campers. Plus, they're all easy to whip up in an RV or cabin kitchen...

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Have a Frightfully Fun Halloween at Chincoteague Island KOA

9/16/2019

Something otherworldly is going to settle over Chincoteague this October, transforming it into the Little Island of Horrors. Each weekend from October 4 through October 27 ghouls, goblins and ghosts galore will come out of the woodwork. You might only see hayrides and tick-or-treading, but behind...

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Must-Visit Restaurants on Chincoteague

8/2/2019

If you plan to visit Chincoteague Island come hungry. This small island off the coast of Virginia is packed with great restaurants. You'll find everything from old-school seafood restaurants to Vietnamese food and vegan options. Here are a few spots to check out the next time you visit Chincoteague...

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The Ultimate Guide to Chincoteague Island

8/2/2019

Chincoteague Island sits just off the coast of Virginia's Eastern Shore, a 70-mile peninsula that separates the Chesapeake Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. Chincoteague is known for beautiful beaches, delicious oysters and a famous band of wild ponies, but there's so much more to this tiny island than...

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6 Parks to Visit Near Chincoteague

8/2/2019

Chincoteague has a little bit of everything: family-friendly entertainment, great dining, cute shops and beautiful beaches. The island and the surrounding area are also rich in outdoor recreation. During your next stay at Chincoteague Island KOA explore local parks to drink in the region's natural...

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Day Tripping: Cape Charles

8/2/2019

Chincoteague Island sits off the coast of Virginia's Eastern Shore, a 70-mile peninsula that divides the Chesapeake Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. Locals divide the peninsula into two regions, the seaside and the bayside, Chincoteague sits on the Atlantic coast making it a seaside town.Seaside towns...

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Stay in an RV Rentals and See What You've Been Missing

8/2/2019

RVing is a great way to vacation. You can set up at a campground and get the whole package in one place with amenities, events and a built in community.At Chincoteague Island KOA you can get the RV experience without having to make a big investment thanks to our new RV Rentals.Rentals are great for...

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The Ultimate Guide to Pony Penning

8/2/2019

Chincoteague Island is world famous for the wild ponies that live nearby on the barrier island of Assateague.Visitors flock to the island to catch a glimpse of these beautiful creatures, especially during the last week of July. That's when the ponies are rounded up and swim from Assateague to...

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Be a Seasonal Camper at Chincoteague Island KOA

8/2/2019

For a few precious months each year life is extra sweet. Those months are known as camping season.One of the best ways to make the most of camping season is by joining our community of seasonal campers.You'll never have to worry about the campground being sold out during popular events and you won't...

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Fun for Kids on Chincoteague Island

8/2/2019

Summer vacations are something every kid looks forward to and remembers for the rest of their life. So, no pressure, but if you're picking a vacation spot for your family, the stakes are high. Luckily, you can't go wrong at Chincoteague Island KOA. The campground itself is packed with fun activities...

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Discover the Fascinating History of the Chincoteague Ponies

8/2/2019

Chincoteague Island, Virginia is home to a band of wild ponies that are the stuff of both legend and pop culture stardom.From their origins, to their famed yearly swim during Pony Penning, the story of the Chincoteague ponies have captured the hearts and minds of generations. Here are a few key...

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5 Attractions to Visit Outside Chincoteague

8/2/2019

Chincoteague Island is home to beautiful beaches, famous wild ponies and breathtaking natural beauty, but there is so much to see and do in the local area beyond Chincoteague. Here are a few great spots to check out when you want to venture off the island during your next stay at Chincoteague Island...

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Host your Group or Event at Chincoteague Island KOA

8/2/2019

Organizing an RV rally or coordinating a family reunion can be super stressful, but at Chincoteague Island KOA we make it easy.We've got lots of accommodations to choose from, our group coordinator is here to help from booking to check out and we have a variety of event spaces to suit your needs...

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How to Pick a Crab

8/2/2019

Crabs are an essential part of summer...if you know how to pick 'em! Getting the most out of your crab feast requires a bit of technique, so follow these steps to becoming a crab picking master.HOW TO PICK A CRABFOR THE BODY OF THE CRAB:1. Remove both claws and all of the legs EXCEPT for the back...

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4 Beaches to Visit Near Chincoteague Island KOA

8/2/2019

Chincoteague Island KOA is just a short drive from so many beautiful beaches. There are secluded shores on the Chesapeake Bay and pristine barrier islands on the Atlantic for lots of fun in the sun.Next time you visit Chincoteague Island KOA make sure you pack your beach gear! Chincoteague Island...

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Get Outside on Chincoteague Island

8/2/2019

With wild beaches, beautiful shorelines and acres of preserved land there are plenty of opportunities to get outside on Chincoteague Island. Here are a few ways to have fun in the great outdoors the next time you visit Chincoteague Island KOA. CrabbingCatching your own crabs is not as hard as you...

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Can't Miss Events in Chincoteague

8/2/2019

From the world famous Pony Swim to festivals that celebrate local seafood, Chincoteague has some great events that are worth planning a trip around. Check out these local events and plan your next stay at Chincoteague Island KOA around one.   April 19-20: Easter Decoy and Art FestivalLocal and...

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Day Tripping: Ocean City

8/2/2019

There's so much to do on Chincoteague that you could easily spend your entire trip on the island, but part of the fun of travelling is exploring the region you're visiting.Ocean City, Maryland is a great destination for a day trip when you're staying at Chincoteague Island KOA. This barrier island...

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2 Ways to Save at Chincoteague Island KOA

8/2/2019

Camping gives families and friends a chance to unplug, reconnect and make new friends, things that are important to all of us. We want to make sure you can experience all of that fun as often as possible so we're giving you a few ways to save when you stay at Chincoteague Island KOA.VKR...

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9 Gifts the Camper in your Life Needs

6/25/2019

We know gift giving is hard, so we've created a list that makes it easy to buy for your favorite camper, whether they like to rough it in a tent or take it on the road in an RV.THE BEST GIFT FOR ANY CAMPERThe ultimate gift for the camper in your life is the opportunity to do more of what they love....

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What's New at Chincoteague Island KOA for 2019

6/25/2019

2019 is going to be a big year at Chincoteague Island KOA! We've got some new and exciting things to look forward to including new amenities and accommodations!AccommodationsThere are so many great ways to stay at Chincoteague Island KOA, from safari tents to RV sites to island bungalows.And in 2019...

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Live the Simple Life in an Island Bungalow

5/20/2019

If you like the idea of a safari tent, but you'd rather have a roof over your head check out one of our island bungalows. These cozy accommodations sleep six with a queen in the bedroom and a set of bunks and a full futon in the living area. You'll also have a screened porch and be just steps from a...

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New for 2019: RV Rentals

4/9/2019

Chincoteague Island KOA's newest accommodation is RV rentals. Now guests can experience the RV life without having to own their own rig. These cozy accommodations sleep six and come with full kitchens and bathrooms. Outside, they have decks with outdoor furniture, grills and a fire ring. Book one of...

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