KOA, Your RV Camping Destination

Regardless of how you like to camp with your RV, we have the amenities to meet your needs. Do you prefer to settle in and take it easy with a pull-through, full hook-up site? Or do you like to use a Kampgrounds of America location as a convenient base camp for your nearby adventures? Regardless of how you like to travel in your RV, KOA has accommodations that suit your camping needs.

KOA understands that RVing isn’t just one of your pastimes — it’s a passion. For this reason, we are committed to providing you with many ways to camp with our hundreds of locations across the United States and Canada. We have also created KOA Holiday, KOA Journey and KOA Resort campgrounds, each of which offers different RV experiences.

Unbeatable Amenities & Customer Service

When pulling your camper into a KOA Campground, you can always expect a friendly greeting, superb amenities and high-quality accommodations. With more than 500 locations and counting, we're never far from where you want to be. Some amenities you can enjoy at the majority of our locations include:

  • Clean and Level Sites
  • Full Hookups with 30- or 50-Amp Service
  • Back-In and Pull-Thru Sites
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Sites with a KOA Patio™

RV Camping at KOA Campgrounds

 

KOA Campgrounds offer a variety of hookups and site styles to suit your camping preferences.

 

Types of RV Sites

KOA Campgrounds offer a range of hookups for RV camping, including:

  • Full hookups: Full hookups let you directly connect your RV to water, electricity and sewer, allowing you to enjoy the great outdoors without giving up any of the basic conveniences of home. The steady supply of water comes in handy when bathing and cooking, and the sewer hookups let you easily dispose of your waste without having to dump the tank at the end of your stay. The electrical hookup provides sufficient electricity to power all of the devices in your RV, including the heating and air conditioning system. KOA offers both 30- and 50-amp service, letting you connect to the service that best suits your RV's system.
 
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Full Hookups

KOA offers both 30- and 50-amp service, letting you connect to the service that best suits your RV’s system.

 
  • Water/electric hookups: Also known as "partial hookups," hookups that offer only water and electricity are often a great choice for smaller RVs and pop-up campers.
  • Dry hookups: These hookups offer a power source for your camper, but no water or sewer hookup. If you pick a campsite with a dry hookup, don't worry — all KOA locations offer clean bathrooms with hot showers and fresh water.

RV campsites also come in a number of styles:

  • Back-in RV Sites: These sites feature a 60-degree slant and a wide clearance, allowing you to back your camper into position. Once you've backed your rig into place, you can easily connect it to our hookups and get your camper up and running.
  • Pull-Thru RV Sites: If you feel uneasy about backing your large RV into place, reserve a Pull-Thru RV Site instead. These sites provide the same 60-degree slant, but you can drive straight through the site and park your RV in the perfect position.
  • RV Sites with KOA Patio™: RV Sites with a KOA Patio™, offer a spacious patio area and extra amenities such as picnic tables, patio furniture, additional seating, fire feature and much more. Get in touch with specific KOA locations to learn about the specific site amenities they offer.
 
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RV Sites with KOA Patio™

RV Sites with a KOA Patio™, offer a spacious patio area and extra amenities such as picnic tables, patio furniture, additional seating, fire feature and much more.

 

Regardless of the type you pick, you'll appreciate how level the sites are at KOA Campgrounds. A level site not only provides your camper with more stability, but it may also be necessary for your appliances to operate properly. Sure, you could use ramps or leveling blocks. If you park your camper on a level site to begin with, though, leveling is one less step you have to go through before you can begin enjoying your RV camping adventure.

Are you worried about the length of your rig? Motorhomes range from 17 to 40 feet. Fifth wheels and travel trailers range from 10 to 45 feet. Measure your camper to ensure you reserve a site that fits its size. KOA RV Sites are made to accommodate a wide range of camper lengths, but it's still best to check the site's exact length to that of your RV. If you have a trailer-style camper, make sure to include the length of your tow vehicle when measuring.

 

RV Campground Features and Amenities

There are more than 500 KOA Campgrounds throughout North America, and you can expect the amenities to vary from location to location. However, certain amenities always come standard, including:

  • Knowledgeable, friendly staff
  • Clean bathrooms with hot water
  • Playgrounds
  • KOA stores
  • Self-service laundry facilities

In addition to the standard essentials, many KOA locations offer a number of extra amenities and features, including hiking trails, water sports, land sports, bike rentals, cafes and swimming pools. You can also keep your kids entertained with game rooms, mini-golf, horseback riding, fishing and gem mining at select campgrounds. At some locations, you can even find special events like pancake breakfasts and movie nights. Since these extras vary from campground to campground, reach out to your desired KOA location and ask about the special amenities, features and activities they offer. With such a wide variety of amenities and activities, each KOA is like a whole new experience.

 
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RV Campground Features & Amenities

Many KOA locations offer a number of extra amenities and features, including hiking trails, water sports, land sports, bike rentals, cafes and swimming pools.

 
Caring for Our Communities KOA is committed to giving back within our local communities. Our Care Camps offer children with cancer a chance to relax with friends and have fun. We also offer Scout programs, environmental initiatives and work/camp opportunities.
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Find a KOA for Your Next RV Trip

Finding a KOA for your upcoming RV excursion is easy with the KOA app, which you can use to find a KOA Campground near your desired destination. The app provides extensive information about each KOA location, including details about the amenities and kinds of RV Sites available. You can also use Find a KOA to search for KOA locations and the KOA Trip Planner to plan all the stops for your RV road trip.

How to Plan a Successful RV Trip

To maximize your fun and minimize your stress on an RV trip, follow these tips below.

Choosing a Location

Traveling by RV is one of the best ways to see the vast continent of North America and visit all its fabulous attractions. Choose one of your favorite destinations, and chances are there's a KOA nearby. The campground setting provides a relaxing home base between all of your destinations.

 
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The campground setting provides a

Relaxing Home Base

between all of your destinations.

 

If you know you want to go on an RV adventure but aren't sure about what types of attractions to look for, you can get some inspiration from the following list of suggestions. You'll find KOA locations near all of them:

  • National, State or Provincial Parks: If you dream of seeing many different parks in the United States or Canada, KOA will be the solution to your accommodation needs. If you're traveling through California, for instance, you can visit national parks including Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Forest and Joshua Tree National Park — and there are KOAs near all of them. Of course, this is true for parks throughout the country, including Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, Hot Springs and the Everglades.
  • Beaches: National Parks aren't the only nature destinations with KOAs nearby. You'll also find our locations along the gorgeous beaches of California, Oregon, Washington and all along the East Coast, including the states of Maine, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. Our convenient coastal locations allow you to enjoy the sandy beaches without the high costs of a beach house rental.
 
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Beaches

Our convenient coastal locations allow you to enjoy the sandy beaches without the high costs of a beach house rental.

 
  • Mountains: If you're more of a mountains person, we're there as well. Whether you want to experience the Appalachian Mountains, Rocky Mountains, Sierras or any other mountain range in between, KOA will be there to accommodate you.
  • Cities: Would you like to visit a certain city but also have the option to retreat to a relaxing campground whenever you want? Search for a KOA Campground close to your favorite city. KOA has locations near many major cities, including Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Denver, Austin and Seattle.
  • Snowbird destinations: Are you ready to escape the snow and cold? Check out some KOA locations in warm, sunny destinations, where you can live the luxurious snowbird life in the comfort of your RV. There are KOA locations throughout the southern states, any of which would make a great spot for your winter getaway. If you want a warm destination with some dramatic scenery, you could winter at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Or, if you'd like some Southern comfort and hospitality, make your way down to the Southeast, where you can enjoy all that our locations in South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana have to offer.
  • Popular Winter Texan destinations: KOA has many warm, sunny destinations in Texas to provide a temporary home for every Winter Texan. Our KOA destinations in Texas offer a wide selection of great services and amenities to keep you comfortable and entertained during your extended stay. Whether you'd like to spend the winter relaxing on Texas' southern coast, enjoy camping in the Texas prairie or relax by a lake and swim in a pool, there is a Texas KOA location to suit your needs.
 
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Winter Texan Destinations

Our KOA destinations in Texas offer a wide selection of great services and amenities to keep you comfortable and entertained during your extended stay.

 
  • Upcoming events: Let a class reunion, wedding invitation, sporting event or music festival be your guide when picking a KOA location. Click on “Local Attractions” to find out about attractions and events near each KOA location. Instead of spending money on a hotel, pack up your RV and head to an upcoming event. Attend the Jazz Fest while staying at one of our Louisiana locations or check out South by Southwest while wintering at a Texas KOA.
  • Local spots: If you want a break from your normal routine but don't have enough time for a long RV trip, reserve an RV Site at a KOA near you. You can make an easy, quick getaway without traveling far.
 

Once you've chosen your location to camp, you'll then need to pick a site. If you've had some experience camping, you'll know that not all sites are created equal. When choosing a site, consider the following features:

  • Evenness of the ground: Confirm that the site is level and flat, as setting up on uneven ground is no fun. If you camp at a KOA, this will not be an issue. All of our sites are clean and level!
 
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Evenness of the Ground

If you camp at a KOA, this will not be an issue. All of our sites are clean and level!

 
  • Size: RVs come in a number of different sizes, and so do campsites. Verify that your rig will fit comfortably into your site. If you're making an online reservation, enter the length of your RV, and we'll provide you with a site that accommodates your rig. If you're unable to find out the length of the site, call up the RV park and ask them to provide you with a measurement.
  • Site Style: RV sites are available in two styles: pull-thru and back-in. Although it all comes down to personal preference, Pull-Thru RV Sites usually make it easier to get your rig into the site straight. If backing your RV into a site makes you nervous, find an RV campground that has pull thrus. KOA offers both styles at many locations.
  • Hookups: RV Sites offer a variety of hookups, ranging from primitive sites to full hookups. A campground may offer sites with only water, only electric or both without a sewer connection. Know the type of hookup you'll be getting when reserving your site. KOA's RV Sites all come with full hookups.
  • Location: You should also consider the site's location within the campground. Decide, for instance, whether you want a site in the woods, one with a lake view or one located close to certain facilities. RV campgrounds often take requests for site location if booked ahead of time, although it is not always guaranteed you'll get the site you want.
  • Extras: There are a number of other factors that may be important to you. For example, are you close to the campground's amenities and activities? Can you get Wi-Fi from your site? Amenities vary from campground to campground, so be sure to call ahead if there's something specific you're looking for.

What to Bring On Your RV Camping Trip

“Packing is easy,” said no one ever. Just when you think you've brought every last thing you'll ever need, you realize you’ve forgotten something basic. Refer to this handy list and check off the items as you go:

  • Setup gear: Confirm that you've packed all the equipment you need to set up your RV once you arrive at your site. This includes stabilizing jacks, which ensure your camper remains stable and level. You'll also need cords and hoses to connect to the campsite's utilities.
  • Cooking supplies and food: Look through the cupboards in your RV for utensils, pans and other cooking gear. Some RVs are also equipped with portable grills or camp stoves. Pack items that you feel most comfortable using based on your cooking style. Don't forget to pack some non-perishable items that you can bring along as a snack for your daytime excursions in the great outdoors.
 
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Cooking Supplies and Food

Pack items that you feel most comfortable using based on your cooking style.

 
  • Personal items: These items will vary widely from one person to another, but they usually include toiletries, clothes and medications.
  • Outdoor items: Bring any special chairs, screen tents, clotheslines or other outdoor items you'd like to use during your vacation.
  • Towels and linens: Bring enough towels and linens to stay comfortable. Blankets can also be useful, even during summertime.
 

Tips for Making Your RV Trip a Success

In this section, we'll share some valuable advice on how to make your RV camping experience as stress-free as possible:

 
  • Plan your route: Are you planning to take scenic routes, avoid toll roads or get to your destination as quickly as possible? If you answer these questions, you'll be better able to figure out the places where you'll stay on the way. Use the KOA Trip Planner tool to plan your trip and find KOA Campgrounds along the way!
  • Make a timeline: Once you've decided on the route you'll be taking, you should then create a timeline. This will outline how far you'll drive each day, the attractions you want to see along the way and the approximate time of day you'll arrive at each destination. When planning your RV camping timeline, make sure to allow time for fun stops so that you can take a break from driving and stretch your legs.
 
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Make a Timeline

When planning your RV camping timeline, make sure to allow time for fun stops so that you can take a break from driving and stretch your legs.

 
  • Build a budget: If you've built a budget, you can figure out how frequently you can eat out, how many groceries you should buy and how much money you can allot for emergencies.
  • Buy RV insurance: If you don't have it already, make sure to purchase RV insurance. This is especially important for long RV vacations, where you want to be sure that your camper — and everything in it — will be protected in the event of an accident. The first thing you'll want to do is call your auto insurance company — they should be able to add a motorhome to your policy.
  • However, there are some companies that don't cover RVs.
  • Perform regular maintenance: Keep your RV running well by routinely performing basic maintenance tasks like inspecting, cleaning, replacing filters and servicing and lubricating the engine. During the off-season, it is important to keep your RV in good condition by winterizing it. If you encounter an issue, repair it immediately — even if it appears to be minor, it could quickly become a serious problem.
  • Check the tire pressure before each trip: In addition to routine maintenance, it's also important to check the pressure in your tires before setting off on an excursion. Low tire pressure poses a serious safety risk.
  • Know your RV's size: You will need to know both the height and length of your RV, which will help you figure out whether you can fit it into certain areas.
  • Prepare for the weather: Remember to check the weather forecast for your destination and pack appropriate clothing and gear for those conditions.
  • Know your rig: Having experience with handling your RV will make your KOA vacation much easier. If you haven't had much experience with RV camping, take your RV out for a practice run or two before the big trip.
 
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Don’t Pack Too Much

RVs don’t have unlimited storage space, so maximize that space by only bringing the necessities.

 
  • Don't pack too much: While you have to bring the essentials, you don't want to get carried away with your packing. RVs don't have unlimited storage space, so maximize that space by only bringing the necessities. Also, make sure to balance the load in your camper for safer and easier transport.
 
 

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