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Acton fire destroys KOA campground lodge

(June 22, 2015) -- Fire gutted a cabin at the KOA Campground in Acton, Calif., this weekend, despite more than two hours of firefighting efforts to extinguish the blaze, witnesses and fire officials said. Read More »

Flooding forces KOA in Texas to evacuate

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(June 19, 2015) -- Campers at the KOA campground on Gembler Road were forced to evacuate Wednesday night as Salado Creek swelled after heavy rain, KSAT-TV reported, adding that the campers were directed to the AT&T Center parking lot, where they spent a slightly less comfortable night. Read More »

KOA featured on Top 20 Country Countdown

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(June 19, 2015) -- The Mount Rushmore KOA Resort and 1000 Islands/Ivy Lea KOA will both host country music shows June 26 and 27, respectively, which will air throughout the summer on Great American Country and Country Music Television. Read More »

Road to the past: Fans show off restored vintage campers

(June 17, 2015) — Camping by car has been around for more than a century, but the golden age of the camper was in the 1950s and 1960s, when families took to the road to see America with their overnight accommodations attached to the back bumper, the Commons Online reported. Read More »

KOA installs first-of-its-kind solar structure

This artist rendering shows the Power Parasol solar shade structure that will be built this summer at the Tucson/Lazydays KOA in Tucson, AZ. Construction is slated to begin the end of June.

(June 17, 2015) -- The parasol’s patented design creates dappled light, allowing plants and the campground’s famous fruit trees to thrive and families to camp, gather and barbeque under the structures. The unit’s height and unique design preserve views of the mountains and desert landscape and creates an open, airy space. Read More »

KOA camper numbers up for Memorial Day Weekend

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(May 27, 2015) — Despite cold and rainy conditions in the Northwest and Central Plains, and severe weather in Texas and Oklahoma, Kampgrounds of America locations saw more campers this Memorial Day Weekend than in 2014, a press release from the organization stated. Read More »

KOA: Memorial Day Weekend reservations strong

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(May 22, 2015) — Camping reservations for the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend are running strong at KOA Campgrounds throughout North America. Advanced reservations for the holiday weekend are up more than 8 percent over the same time last year at the 486 KOA locations. Read More »

KOA chief executive officer shares advice

(May 7, 2015) -- Jim Rogers, chief executive officer of KOA, told a group of students and business owners at the SLO HotHouse about his decision to seek customer feedback through a thorough analysis and how that led to specific improvements such as replacing the front desk clerk, repairing infrastructure or adding visitor-friendly amenities such as pools. Read More »