In your travels, you may have seen the bright, yellow signs marking the popular KOA campgrounds. KOA (which stands for Kampgrounds Of America) has almost 500 private, beautifully maintained campgrounds across the U.S. and Canada.
Their campgrounds are broken down into three different options: KOA Journeys, KOA Holidays, and KOA Resorts.
KOA Journeys are conveniently located near highways and byways with long pull-thru sites, KOA Holidays are a little more luxurious with patio RV sites, premium tent sites, and deluxe cabins, and KOA Resorts provide a complete vacation with sites plus a swimming pool and other facilities.
There’s always something to do at a KOA.
Every campground varies, but most have hiking, swimming, biking, fishing, mini golf, and even movie nights. Some KOAs also have more unique accommodations, like sleek Airstream trailers you can stay in, restored cabooses from historic railway lines, and also tee-pees & yurts.
There’s never a campground too far away.
Most are pet-friendly and even have their own off-leash dog parks.
Most KOAs have a fenced-in area for your collared campers to run free, known as Kamp 9s, plus lots of seating for you to watch them roam. The areas have cleanup stations, fresh water, and at some KOAs, separate areas for large and small dogs.
Family reunion? Weekend getaway with a big group of friends? They’ve got you covered.
Most locations have plenty of extra room for big parties, including meeting rooms, pavilions, and some have outdoor kitchens.
You can get your mail through KOA.
Their KOA Postal Mail Services is a great solution for full-timers, or anyone looking to receive less bills, letters, and packages in their box at home. It basically works as a personal Digital Mailbox that you can access 24/7 using any phone, tablet, or computer.
You get notified when your mail comes in, and you can see a scanned photo of the outside of your item. From there you can either shred and discard it, store it in your cloud to read virtually, or even have checks deposited for you. Currently they have 3-month, 6-month, and one-year plans available, with the one-year option costing about $18/month.
Full-timer? Consider getting their Value Kard. It gives you 10% off every time you stay at a KOA, plus loads of other rewards.
Like most club cards, every time you stay at a KOA you’ll rack up points that you can redeem later on. Your card also includes membership to SaveAround, one of the largest coupon organizations in America. This will give you access to tons of coupons to save money on groceries, entertainment, dining, travel and more.
Having a Value Kard also makes check-in time easier, with your personal info and campsites preferences already in their system. The cards aren’t required to stay at their campgrounds, but they are worth the $30 investment every year if you’re a full-timer or you plan on going camping a lot.