Go Back   Keystone RV Forums > Keystone Community Forums > Campgrounds & Destinations
Click Here to Login


Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-04-2012, 01:32 PM   #51
Jim W
Senior Member
Jim W's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Oswego Il
Posts: 820
We just stayed at a great KOA for one night in Cartersville TN. Cost is about $35.00 for full-hooh ups with pull thru site. The owner notice I had several thounsand KOA points and asked if I wanted to use some of them for the night, ended up costing only $9.00. I now know what the points are for.

I would rate this KOA a 5 out of 5 for a one night stop.

I tend to use KOA's for traveling to and from vacation camp sites since I know they will be easy in and out sites and not far off the intersate road system.

Jim W.

Jim & Jill
2010 318SAB Cougar
2008 Dodge 6.7LCummins the original 6.7L engine, w/68RFE Auto
Jim W is offline  
Old 10-08-2012, 01:41 PM   #52
dakingsella's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Clackamas, OR
Posts: 41
Originally Posted by mic1hael View Post
In my opinion the KOA in Astoria, Oregon is the best KOA my family and I have stayed at. Some sites are paved while other sites are secluded and there is plenty to do for the whole family including a wonderful pancake breakfast. If you're ever in oregon this is the KOA to stay at. Plus your only minutes away from the coast.
We have stayed at the KOA in Astoria (Warrenton) several times and I'd agree it is the best one we've stayed in. I'd give it a 5!

On our last trip we stayed in KOA parks in Waldport, OR and Bandon, OR. We stayed a week in each of the two parks.

I'd only give the park in Bandon a 4, because it is limited in some of the facilities that are available in Astoria, but it has level, roomy sites and easy access. It is a small park but is very woodsy. The owner seems to be the jack-of-all-trades. He works behind the counter and handles the care and maintenance. We were there after the vacation season (September) so he might have some additional help during the busy season. He is very friendly and does of good job of keeping the park in good condition. We are planning another trip to Bandon next year. We enjoyed the KOA and there are a lot of activities in the area. Bandon is one of the most fun towns on the Oregon Coast!

I'd give the park at Waldport a 3+. It is smaller than Astoria but larger than Bandon, with limited services, spaces are smaller and not as roomy, you are closer to your neighbors. The staff is friendly and they do have a store and playground facilities if you are traveling with kids. I may be more harsh on the Waldport KOA because we found there was not nearly as much to do in the area than we had expected. The town of Waldport isn't much of a tourist town and you have to drive some distance to get to the activities we enjoy. We would defiantly stay there for an overnight if passing through but would not plan an extend stay.

One final note, the Astoria KOA is a little pricey, at $50+ in the summer but offers a 25% discount to active duty and retired military which makes it more affordable if you are eligible for the discount.

2012 Cougar 327RESWE & 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 HD LB 6.7L Cummins
dakingsella is offline  
Old 11-26-2012, 04:48 AM   #53
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 40
We usually stay at SPs but will overnight at a KOA when we have to do laundry. It's convenient.

Gaylord, MI KOA: 5
Very clean restroom and shower facilities; spacious, level sites; paved interior roads; fenced dog areas; friendly staff; overall clean CG. Camped there Oct. 2012, paid $35, hooked up to water and electric.

Port Huron, MI KOA: 5
Very clean and well maintained; paved, level pads and roads; fenced dog areas. Camped there Oct. 2011, paid $40 (water and electric).

Salem/Lisbon, OH KOA: 0
This was described as a "new" KOA and they are doing some site development but the section we were shown to was old and tired. Occupied by seasonals and transient workers. We were wedged between a permanently occupied 'kabin' and a metal storage shed belonging to a skirted seasonal TT. The roads are gravel with deep pot holes, sites are grass and not level.
The toilet stalls (2 each in the men's and women's) are so small that they used plastic accordion doors so when you sit down your knees push the door outward. Looked at the shower, decided there's no way I could use it. Ugh!
The garbage dumpster was overflowing; the area outside the restrooms was littered with soggy cardboard boxes, some empty, some containing trash.
We stayed there Oct. 2012, paid $32. Never again!
Rich and AnnaK
and two German Shepherd dogs
2013 Passport 2300BH
AnnaK is offline  
Old 11-26-2012, 09:42 AM   #54
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Essex Junction Vermont
Posts: 342
The Ely Nevada KOA is very clean and have roomy sites. There are not any activities for young children. This is mostly a place to stay for a good nights sleep and then hit the road again. The staff is very helpful and nice. The laundry room is very clean and the machines are efficient. I have not checked out the restroom. For a quick place to rest your head I would rate this place a five. I would not recommend it for families with children as they do not have activities or a pool.
2012 F-350 "Festus"
2011 Montana 357RL "Mabel"
Superlow Sportster
Heritage Softail Springer
2009-2012 VRI
curlyfungirl is offline  
Old 11-29-2012, 04:34 AM   #55
Senior Member
crash's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Prince George Va
Posts: 1,300
Williamsburg koa in Va.(4) is nice and friendly staff really close to historic williamsburg,water country usa ,bush gardens and Va beach.Harpers Ferry W Va koa is not big rig friendly but a nice place(3.5)Myrtle Beach SC(4)is a great place lots to due ,friendly staff and close to everything.Hatteras koa (5)great place right on the ocean friendly staff.Just to name a few.
2008 F350 chipped and bagged 6.4 power stroke crew cab 4x4.2013 384pk Raptor (Gravy Train) 2006 Fatboy w/18inch ape hangers,2006 883c sporty,Army wife Kim,Cocoa (The Boarder Collie) and Rebel (The English Bulldog) (THE RICH RAGE WAR,BUT ITS THE POOR THAT DIE)
crash is offline  
Old 12-11-2012, 04:47 PM   #56
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 10
Made a 4 month trip out west (Seattle) was not overly impressed with KOA campgounds (over priced) for what you get.

Would use KOA in the future only for overnight stop if nothing else available.
Chris and Carole Christian
Central Florida
2012 Keystone Montaineer
2013 Ford F250
"Our Cause was Just"
CCFROMFL is offline  
Old 03-11-2013, 03:56 PM   #57
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Springfield, VA
Posts: 25
We stayed at the Kingsland, GA KOA on the way down to Florida to visit family. I would give it a 5 since the DW said the bathrooms were the cleanest she ever saw and heated (it was around Thanksgiving when we passed through). They also had free waffles and coffee in the morning.

GMSIMS is offline  
Old 05-01-2013, 08:11 PM   #58
Senior Member
lightning79's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Alberta
Posts: 157
I've stayed in the Hinton, AB KOA for about two weeks, one at a time. Really great owners, very clean, well-maintained. I just wish it had trees, it's wide open and can get quite hot.

Call them a 4, only because of no trees.
2012 Springdale 179
2008 Dodge Ram 2500 6.7
lightning79 is offline  
Old 05-02-2013, 05:26 AM   #59
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 40
Allentown, PA KOA
The location is sometimes also referred to as New Tripoli KOA

4 stars for friendly and helpful staff, spotless bathrooms/showers which were heated, quiet location.

I deducted 1 star for the size of the sites in the 3-way hookup section. It looked very tight there.

Cable and WiFi at all sites. Children's activities. A small creek runs through it. Pet friendly.
Rich and AnnaK
and two German Shepherd dogs
2013 Passport 2300BH
AnnaK is offline  
Old 05-02-2013, 07:31 AM   #60
Senior Member
Dhuhn's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Sequim
Posts: 227
Originally Posted by CCFROMFL View Post
Made a 4 month trip out west (Seattle) was not overly impressed with KOA campgounds (over priced) for what you get.

Would use KOA in the future only for overnight stop if nothing else available.
This one like you said good for overnight, it's actually south of Seattle in the warehouse district.

Leavenworth WA. KOA very nice well maintained and great atmosphere. Defiantly recommend this one.give it a 5


2016 Montana 3720RL
2015 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD Duromax :

2012 Montana High Country 313RE
2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duromax
2010 Palimino Bronco
2005 Chevy Silverado CC 1500
Dhuhn is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Keystone RV Company or any of its affiliates in any way. Keystone RV® is a registered trademark of the Keystone RV Company.

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:45 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.