Philadelphia / West Chester KOA General Information

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General Campground Information

CAMPING SEASON

Our camping season is from April 1st until November 30th.  We are closed for camping from December 1st until March 30th.  We may be open earlier and closed later depending on how the weekend falls in those months.  Please call us at (610) 486-0447 if you have specific questions.

VISITOR POLICY

The campground facilities are for registered guests only. All visitors must register at the office and pay a visitor fee. The registered camper is responsible for visitor fees, and management reserves the right to limit the number of visitors per site. All visitors must leave the campground by 10 PM. If a visitor stays less than one hour, we will refund the fee.

CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT TIMES

Check-in for RV and tent sites is 2:00 PM. Check-in for cabins is 3:00 PM. We cannot guarantee a site will be available until these check-in times. Check-out for RV and tent sites is 12:00 PM. Check-out for cabins is 11:00 AM. We CANNOT guarantee an early arrival or late check out. Please call the office at (610) 486-0447 to make arrangements for these options. Thank you.

STORE HOURS

Summer Hours: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Spring & Fall Hours: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Sunday-Thursday) and 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM (Friday & Saturday)

POOL HOURS

The pool is open 12 Noon until 6:00 PM. A lifeguard is on duty at busy times.  When a lifeguard is not on duty, the pool is open as "Swim at your Own Risk" during regular pool hours.

QUIET HOURS

Our quiet hours are 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM and are strictly enforced.

PET POLICY

Pets are welcome at all RV and tent sites if leashed. We have a "No Pet" policy for all of our cabin sites - that applies to cabin campers and cabin visitors. Pets are not to be left unattended any time. Please ask about our near by kennel facilities as options for your pets while you are touring.  Pets are not permitted in the pool area, buildings, or at the mini golf and playground areas.  A pet park is located near the outdoor stage where pets can be taken off leash to play. Thank you for cleaning up after your pets!

INTERNET & WIFI

Internet is available throughout the campground.  No password is required. Select your browser and click on the free KOA access.  Please note that service may vary throughout the park depending on occupancy.

FIREWOOD

Firewood is available for purchase in the KOA camp store.  Due to issues with the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle, no firewood is allowed to cross state lines.  The use of chainsaws is strictly forbidden.  Please bring only split firewood that is ready to use.  Delivery may be available, please inquire at the KOA Store.  We also have a wide variety of campfire starters, color flame products, and campfire cooking equipment for sale in the store.

TRASH PICK UP

Trash is picked up daily around noon. Just leave your trash at the edge of your site before noon, and it will be picked up for you. Please do not leave your trash out over night because critters may get into it.  All other times, trash can be taken directly to the dumpsters identified on our site map.

Meet Your Hosts

The Levesque Family

When people come to our West Chester campground, we want them to engage in camping, visit our local attractions, participate in fun activities together, and relax.

On the outside, Gary and Lori's careers were glamorous and ambitious. On the inside, the Levesque's were ready to leave the fast track of the corporate world, be their own boss, and raise their children without daycare.

Gary and Lori Levesque bought their KOA campground in 1991, but not before getting a heavy dose of company life. Lori worked as a system analyst for a large mortgage company, and Gary worked on structural dynamics in the aeronautical industry. Their careers began to require more and more travel, and Gary's company struggled with layoffs. "It wasn't fun to go to work," he said.

His parents were the first to come upon the idea of owning a campground. Gary's family did a lot of camping when he was growing up. "My mom was set on the idea of buying a campground," Gary said. "Originally I thought it would be going backwards, but we ended up buying it."

The Levesque's were attracted to the campground setting and area and are still proud to offer it to campers today. "The campground is located on the Brandywine River, in a beautiful and quiet area known for being horse country," Gary said. "It is full of rolling hills and is peaceful."  When campers want to venture off the campground, they offer a unique guided tour of Philadelphia & Valley Forge.  Extend your stay and see all there is to do in Philadelphia, Valley Forge, Lancaster, Delaware, and the local Brandywine Valley.

After 29 seasons of camping, they continue to build a wonderful camper clientele and provide fun and engaging camper activities. They have three grown children who are  currently following their own adventures.

In their spare time, the couple still likes to camp and go to the beach. Gary is a Flyers fan, while Lori is writing a book. They volunteer in many different capacities, in their community and church, and in their off season they love to visit family, travel, and explore the many awesome places that exist in the United States and beyond.