General Campground Information

Hey Campers! Here are some things you need to know.

We are currently under construction. We are replacing the manager's home. So please bear with us as things are a mess for sure until we get this finished.
* Check-in : RVs & Tents is 2 pm
Cabins anytime after 3 pm.

*Checkout: 11 am for all.

*Site fee includes 1 electrical hookup per site.

* Quiet times are from 9 pm-8 am. Please obey, as we all need a good rest! 

*Visitors are welcome. The total limit per site is 7 people. Visitors staying longer than 1 hour are $8/person. All visitors must be gone by 8 pm.

*Short-term storage is available at $10/day, with no hookups.

*Sorry, but no ground fires or campfires are allowed in this county. It is illegal to transport firewood across state lines.

* Sorry, no streaming video, watching TV, or gaming is allowed on our Wi-Fi as it is very limited. We do not have unlimited data. Free Wi-Fi is for one unit per paid site for those paying the daily rate only.

Special dates and their cancelation policy:
May 28, 29, 30, and 31
July 1,2,3,4,5
Sept 3, 4, 5, 6

These dates all require a 7-day cancelation period.

Pool and playgrounds: 10 am - dusk daily (Memorial Day - Labor Day),  weather permitting.


We love our campers! Hope to see you soon. Thank you, and we hope you have a Great Day!

KOA Granite City

Check in- Camping Cabins 3pm CST 
                Rv/Tent Sites 2pm CST

Sorry, no campfires are allowed in this county.
Pool hours:  11am to dusk  Memorial Day through Labor Day 
Visitors must stop at the office and let us know who they are here to see and leave the park by 8pm nightly. Visitors must register and pay to use amenities.
Quiet Hours are 9pm to 9am daily.

Meet Your Hosts

The Cuvar Family

Come visit us on historic Rt. 66, see St Louis and its many free sites like the Zoo & Science Center.


They call him "Mr. KOA," and to John Cuvar, it is quite a compliment. The Granite City KOA owner said he can be found 99 percent of the time in his campground. "What I do is to do KOA," he said. "I don't know why I need a home. To me, KOA is my home. I live out there."

John and his wife, Thelma, bought the KOA in 1982 at an auction. Back then the campground was really run down, and the Cuvars worked hard for years to bring it back up to KOA standards. "We didn't know what we were getting into, but we thought it was a good investment," John said. "We rebuilt the whole campground to get it an 'A' rating. It took a long time and a lot of work."

The Cuvars say they "lean over backwards for their campers" and do little things like personally take them to their site. When they are not working, the Cuvars like to go to Florida and associate with the retired people there or to spend time on a gambling boat.