Sunbury / Columbus North KOA General Information

We are closed for the season and will reopen April 18th 2020!

General Campground Information

OUR SEASON

OPEN: 3rd weekend in April
CLOSE: 3rd weekend in October

CHECK-IN, CHECK-OUT, LATE & EARLY DEPARTURES

CHECK IN TIME
  • RV & tents: 1pm 
  • Cabins: 2pm 

CHECK OUT TIME
  • 12 noon for RV, cabins & tents

EARLY CHECK-IN 
  • No early check-in for cabins.
  • Early check in for tent & RV is $10 and may check in as early as 10:00 a.m. based on availability, cannot be pre-arranged. 

LATE CHECK-OUT
  • No late check-out for cabins. 
  • Late check-out for RV & tents is $20 and can stay up to 5pm. 

CANCELLATIONS

 RV & TENT SITE
Cancellation outside of 2 days of check in date are refunded deposit, minus $10 processing fee per site.

 CABIN
Cancellation outside of 14 days (2 weeks) of check in date are refunded deposit, minus $20 processing fee per cabin.

ALL CAMPSITES
All cancellation inside the two or fourteen days receives no refund of the deposit paid.

NO SHOW 
If no cancellation was made and you are a “No Show” on day of check in your site is forfeited – no refund.

HOLIDAYS
 Holiday weekends (Memorial, Independence, & Labor) are not eligible for any refund whatsoever.

So there are no misunderstandings as to when cancellation was made, we recommend canceling via email. You will receive a cancellation confirmation via email which will be your “proof” of cancellation.

Unfortunately, even in cases of an emergency, we cannot refund or transfer deposits when a cancellation occurs without proper notice.

MINIMUM STAY

  • Holidays: 3 night minimum in all accommodations 
  • No minimum stay on RV & tent sites on off weekdays or weekends.
  • One nights deposit is required to reserve your spot. Must be 18 to reserve.

REFUNDS

  • Sadly, we cannot refund any part of your unused stay if you choose to shorten it even in cases of emergency, family crisis, illness, inclement weather, etc. We have turned other families away in order to hold the site for your family.
  • Sunbury/Columbus KOA is a privately owned campground and we reserve the right to remove any guest or revoke privileges at any time with no refund to maintain the peace and relaxation of our family campers.

VISITORS

  • All visitors must register in our welcome station and pay a $2 per person fee. 
  • Visitors may not bring pets into the park
  • Please have them park in designated overflow parking. 
  • Guests must exit the park by 9pm.

CABIN RENTAL

  • 2 night minimum on weekdays and weekends.
  • 3 night minimum on holiday weekends. 
  • Must be 21 years of age to rent.
  • Your price includes the number of people the cabin sleeps.
  • Cabins do have cable inside.
  • All cabins include linens
  • Requires 1 night's rate to reserve.
  • Check in is 2PM
  • Check out time is 12 NOON.
  • Unfortunately there is no early or late check out for the cabins.

FIREWOOD

1. We sell firewood for $5 a bundle or 4 for $18.00 We deliver it to your campsite!
2. You may bring in your own firewood. We encourage bringing in kiln dried wood.

GOLF CARTS

ELECTRIC CARTS ONLY
We do not rent golf carts (this year). 
You may bring in your own electric golf cart for $5 per night
You must have a valid drivers license to drive your golf cart in our park and we do monitor.

DEPOSITS

1. A deposit of one night's base rate is required at the time of reservation to guarantee a reservation.
2. The deposit will be charged at the time of reservation.
3. The deposit is deducted from the amount owed.

PETS

  • We love four legged friends but please leave aggressive dogs at home!
  • If you have a small doubt about your dog's behavior towards strangers or camping, please reconsider bringing them camping.
  • Limit 2 dogs. Additional dogs please inquire at time of reservation. Additional charges may apply.
  • Cabins are charged for each dog $8 per night 
  • Must be on a leash or contained at all times (except in our Bark Park).
  • No leashes over 6ft.long. When tied up at site, dog may not be able to reach to road.
  • Pets must be picked up after-even at your site.
  • Dogs that are barking constantly or aggressive may be asked to exit the park. Please don't bring your pet if you think they may ruin someone else's relaxing weekend!
  • No dogs tied up outside when you are not there.
  • No dogs inside buildings or on playgrounds

PAYMENTS

1. Balance due at time of check in.
2. Personal Checks: Are not accepted at time of check in but will be accepted up to one week prior to check in.
3. Forms of payment: Cash, Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express
4. ATM Machine located in General Store.

WORKOUT ROOM

Come check out a workout key with the store clerk to keep and use during your stay. We ask that everyone who uses the workout room is at least 18 years of age. Ages 14-17 must be accompanied by an adult.

ALCOHOL

1. Alcohol is permitted by legal drinking aged adults. If you must leave your site with alcohol in your hand, it
must be covered (koozie, colored cup, thermal mug, etc.).
2. No kegs permitted in the park.
3. Drunk, loud, obnoxious behavior, or fighting is never tolerated and in very rare cases, it would certainly be a reason why a guest would be asked to leave the park with no refund.
4. We are in a dry township and do not sell alcohol.

POOL HOURS

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND - LABOR DAY WEEKEND: 10:00AM - 10:00PM

PROPANE

We do offer propane filling for all campers. Please visit our welcome station to pay and drop off your tank and we will deliver it to your site when it is filled.

STORE HOURS

Before Memorial Day & After Labor Day: Sun-Thur. 9-7  Fri & Sat 9-9 

Memorial Day to Labor Day: 9-9

PROHIBITED

For the safety and tranquility for all, please leave these items at home……..

1. Fireworks, firecrackers or Chinese fire lanterns (the lanterns get caught in our trees!)
2. Guns of any kind (includes BB & paintball) or bows/arrows.
3. ATV's, dirt bikes, “utility” carts or mini motorcycles. You may have battery-operated toys or stand-up
scooters.

QUIET TIME

  • Quiet hours from 11PM to 8AM.
  • Please consider the neighbors around you when playing your music & outdoor TV's loud enough for your own site to hear. Of course both should be off during quiet hours.
  • Please respect your neighbors and other campers by using roads and pathways instead of cutting through campsites.

FISHING POND

  • We are a privately owned park so no fishing license required.
  • Catch and Release ONLY. No minnows, buckets, or liners allowed.
  • No catching of frogs or turtles.
  • We sell night crawlers in the camp store along with poles, line, tackle, etc.
  • Expect to catch: Catfish, Crappie, Bluegill, & Bass

SECURITY

SECURITY GATE 
We are a gated park. Gate does not open automatically. All guests must register in check-in station and receive a scanner to open gate. No entry into the park past 11:00 P.M.
If you know you are returning later than 11 p.m. no problem….just make prior arrangements with store clerk.
SECURITY CAMERA
Security cameras are in use and placed throughout the park.
Campground representatives make “rounds” throughout the day and late evening to monitor sites.
PHONES
After hours call button located at front door of the General Store and rings directly to management.
Our phones are turned off after office hours. Messages are received the following day office opens. 
911 emergency phone located outside of general store.
POLICE & FIRE
Delaware County Sheriff's office and Porter Township Fire all have a special security code and have access at all times to the park.
Exit gate stays in exit mode at all times.

MAX PEOPLE

To ensure peaceful experience & prevent overcrowding, no more than 7 people to a campsite

RATE INCLUDES
Site rate includes 2 adults & up to 3 children under 21

EXTRA PEOPLE
Extra adults beyond 2 is $8/person per night. Extra children beyond 3 is $6/kid per night. 

1 UNIT PER SITE
Our sites are to be used by 1 family and 1 camping unit. We cannot accommodate extended family in additional camping units on a site to ensure neighbors have an enjoyable camping experience.

PICKING YOUR SITE
Specific site choices are not always guaranteed. We try to accommodate every ones needs and requests but can not promise specific sites.

Meet Your Hosts

Chip & Bambi Hanawalt

It's ALL about family!

Sunbury/Columbus KOA (Formerly Autumn Lakes) has been owned and operated by the Hanawalt family since September of 2000. Each area of the business is headed up with pride by a family member.  Our oldest daughter, Haley, is our operations manager for the campground, Macy our middle daughter is in charge of food preparations and Chip our youngest son helps with deliveries. Our children and now grandchildren have grown up here and we hope yours do too!

Oh My, There's Nothing Here!

That doesn't mean this area has to always be empty. When you start reviewing camping options, your history will display here to help compare sites and find the best stay. You will be able to share your stay information with friends or family and save it for a later time if you have a KOA.com Account.