Welcome to the Newberry / I-26 / Sumter NF KOA!

"Centrally located in the middle of everywhere" is the best way to describe our 46-site, wooded campground. (That's right! No "parking lot" camping here!) Nestled on 19 acres in the "Piedmont" of South Carolina, you'll find us less than a mile off Exit 60 on Interstate 26 in Kinards (that's "Ky"-nerds), South Carolina.

While you're camping with us, feel free to "walkabout" this great state of ours by fishing in Lake Murray, hiking in Sumter National Forest, or catching a show at the Newberry Opera House. (It ain't really opera.) If you prefer eclectic restaurants, museums, and history, we're within an hour's drive of Columbia, Spartanburg, and Greenville.

We're a great stopping point, too. Whether you're headed to coastal destinations like Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Hilton Head, and Savannah, or you're just "passing through" on your way to Florida, Tennessee, and Georgia, just give us a call for a safe, quiet, clean spot to rest your head for the night. With 28 pull-through, full hook-up (30- and 50-amp service) sites, it's easy to roll in, roll out, and roll on! We also have 9 "back-in" sites that have water and electricity-perfect for a quick, weekend getaway. Other amenities include: saltwater pool, camp store, laundry facilities, dog park, playground, pavilion/outdoor movie theater, and a dump station. We don't have cable, but our Wi-Fi is exceptional!

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 110' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool (1/1 - 1/1)
  • Propane ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • 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 13-14, 2022

WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 13th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 14th 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 14 support the KOA Care Camps Trust which distributes more than $1 million dollars annually to support 125+ Care Camps each year. Learn more at koacarecamps.org.

* 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

Sumter National Forest

Sumter National Forest is one way to be fully immersed in nature. There is something for everyone because it offers the chance to partake in many activities including; bicycling, fishing, hiking, horse riding, hunting, nature viewing, OHV riding, outdoor learning, picnicking, water activities, and other activities.

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Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

Learn about this pivotal Revolutionary War battle as you stroll along the park's two and a half mile-long nature trails. Be sure to stop at Horseshoe Falls.

398 State Park Road

Clinton, SC 29325

864-938-0100

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Abbott Farm

This local farm has a total of 5 locations now where you can go and pick from a variety of fresh fruit or homemade jams. The closest location is on I-26 at exit 22 in Spartanburg. This is the perfect mandatory stop to get the full South Carolina essence.

1980 Reidville Road

Spartanburg, SC 29301

800-764-0076

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Newberry Opera House

Add some culture to your camping trip with a visit to this delightful and historic music venue. Located only 20 minutes away, it's an easy stop to add to any trip.

1201 McKibben Street

Newberry, SC 29108

803-276-5179

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Campground Awards and Programs