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KOA VKR members and campers have new benefits

(Aug. 18, 2015) — Kampgrounds of America's Value Kard Rewards members have two new benefits for being loyal KOA campers. KOA VKR members are now able to receive the LifeLock identity theft protection service at a substantial savings and can receive a free Discount Drug Card. Read More »

Pinedale, Wyo., KOA purchase questioned

(July 31, 2015) -- Councilman Tim Lingle opened up Monday night’s Pinedale Town Council meeting by accusing Mayor Bob Jones of illegal meetings, including a special meeting held earlier this month to purchase the former KOA campground on South Jackson Avenue in Pinedale. Read More »

KOA’s Lorne Armer, consultant Mary Arlington on Podcast 58

(July 9, 2015) -- In this episode of RV Industry News, Lorne Armer, KOA's vice president of brand development, offers and update on KOA's own rebranding initiative as well as some insight into how KOA evaluates partnership requests from other companies. Then, campground consultant Mary Arlington talks about what campground owners can do to build stronger businesses and to improve their reach through social media marketing. Read More »

Fourth of July & Canada Day numbers up at KOA

(July 7, 2015) — Figures for the recent Fourth of July Weekend show KOA camper nights up nearly 6 percent from the Fourth of July Weekend in 2014. Results for the July 1st Canada Day Celebration saw a 25 percent increase in camper nights. Read More »

San Diego KOA continues to grow

(June 30, 2015) — When Ted Bell was a Chula Vista police officer in the 1960s, he dreamed of having a family business that would enable him work side by side with his wife and children, a press release from the San Diego KOA reported. Read More »

KOA reports strong Father’s Day weekend numbers

(June 23, 2015) -- Final results show this year’s Father’s Day weekend camping was up nearly 13 percent in camper nights over the same weekend last year. Each year, participating KOA campgrounds allow children to camp free on Father’s Day Weekend. Read More »

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

(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

(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

(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 »