Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg KOA were the proud recipients of the KOA Founders Award. A huge thank you goes out to our hard working staff, our amazing campers who helped us achieve this award and to all of those that are planning to visit, we hope you have as much fun as the campers who got us to this level of camping greatness!
Check out what's happening at KOA Campgrounds this fall and winter.
While days may soon be getting shorter and nights cooler, that doesn't mean the end of camping fun. KOA campgrounds all across the United States and Canada have a calendars full of events planned to make the most of this season's holidays, scenery and fun. And remember, new events are being added all the time – pick your favorite KOA Journey®, KOA Holiday® or KOA Resort® and see what they have planned!
We love fall for many reasons — the cool, crisp air, warm beverages and cozy sweaters are just a few. But perhaps the most memorable moment of fall is the changing of the leaves as trees suddenly burst with hues of fiery red and orange and warm yellow and gold. Across the country, people marvel at the dazzling colors that seem to emerge overnight and fade just as quickly as the leaves fall and winter arrives.If you want to catch the brightest fall foliage, you have to plan ahead to know where to travel and when to view the best fall leaves. We've prepared a list of the best places to see fall leaves and when you can see them at their peak beauty.
Go chasing waterfalls with these awesome hikes. Contrary to what a certain R&B trio may have sung, chasing waterfalls is always a good idea. No matter the size and scope, these show-stoppers are a surefire way to liven up any hike and provide a primo photo op. From woodsy retreats in Arkansas to surprising finds in the desert, these are some of the best locales for waterfall-spotting in the U.S., plus where you can camp nearby.
Try these camping hacks from the scouts.What do Neil Armstrong, Steven Spielberg and Jimmy Buffett all have in common? The same thing that Taylor Swift, Katie Couric and Martha Stewart have in common. Badges! If you were a boy scout or a girl scout, you can probably give the respective program credit for some accomplishment in your life. For example, maybe it helped make you the MVP around the campfire that you are today. If you weren't a scout, or if you have a bad memory, here are a handful of camping hacks mastered by our pint-sized camping counterparts.
6 Must-Do Activities for your fall bucket list.
Summer may be most synonymous with camping, but there's really no better time to get outside and gather around a campfire than fall. With less mosquitoes, less crowds and less humidity, it's a win-win-win for families looking for a little outdoorsy adventure. Not to mention, there's plenty to do this time of year that just wouldn't be as feasible in the summer months. From leaf-peeping to apple-picking, here are some of the activities and sights to put on your fall camping bucket list.