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

"Centrally located in the middle of everywhere" is the best way to describe our 47-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, Greenwood, 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 (30/50amp service) sites, it's easy to roll in, roll out, and roll on! We also have 13 "back-in" sites that have water and electricity - perfect for a quick, weekend getaway. Tenters? We didn't forget about you! Enjoy one of our four rubber mulch sites. Other amenities include: saltwater pool, gem mining sluice, camp store, laundry facilities, dog park, playground, pavilion/outdoor movie theater, and dump and propane stations. We don't have cable, but our Wi-Fi is exceptional!

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 110' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool (5/15 - 10/15)
  • 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

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Local Area

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden - Day Trip

Only an hour's drive from the campground, experience nature in a different way at this family-friendly, interactive zoo. Events are scheduled throughout the year, so there's always something new to see and do across its 170 acres! (Entrance fees give access to zoo and botanical garden, and it's open 363 days a year.)
Traveler's Tip: Check out their light show during the month of December!

500 Wildlife Parkway

Columbia, SC 29210




Falls Park on the Reedy - Day Trip

Another way to enjoy nature, with a side of shopping and dining, is less than an hour's drive to the city of Greenville. Falls Park in the Historic West End of Greenville is a must-see for travelers who want to experience the Piedmont region of South Carolina. Greenville is a big city with small town charm, and this park is part of that feeling. It's a stunning space to walk, relax, and people-watch! As part of your day trip, take a Segway Tour through the park and city, visit Mast General Store, or play the "Mice on Main" Scavenger Hunt as your browse dozens of unique shops. The park is open every day of the year, and admission (and parking) are free!
(Did we mention it's dog-friendly?!)

601 South Main Street

Greenville, SC 29601




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




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.

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1201 McKibben Street

Newberry, SC 29108




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