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Old 03-28-2014, 09:30 PM   #101
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So we just bought a 2014 Passport and our goal as a family is more camping around the country. In reading these posts it seems KOA is the way to go. Is the membership a good idea? Worth it?
Koa is fine but don't neglect other campgrounds, especially municipal ones. Some of those are very nice and often at half the price of a koa in the same area. I have a koa membership as I do find koa useful for overnighting enroute to a holiday destination.

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Old 03-31-2014, 09:55 AM   #102
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So we just bought a 2014 Passport and our goal as a family is more camping around the country. In reading these posts it seems KOA is the way to go. Is the membership a good idea? Worth it?

Congratulations on your new Passport. Your going to love it. I think the KOA discount is good. I have stayed at some really nice ones, and a few that were just so so. To us any discount is worth it. I have the KOA, Good Sam, AARP, Retired military discounts to use. So pretty much anywhere we go we get some kind of a discount. The KOA and the Good Sam membership's are cheap, and think there worth it. That's just me though.

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Old 04-01-2014, 09:24 AM   #103
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If you use KOA often enough, they will actually renew your membership free of charge. That is our case. We had used KOA so many times last year that we were automatically renewed. We get 10% off each time we camp, and after accumulating a certain amount of points, we get free nights. We just returned from KOA Santa Fe (rated 5 by us). We were there for 8 nights, and two of them were free, one because they were running a special promotion, one because of points we had accumulated. KOA is great if you do a lot of road trips. We are also Good Sam members.

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Old 04-30-2014, 05:04 PM   #104
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I would give this a 3.5 out of 5. Very quiet. Heavily wooded. Sites are loose gravel, as are roads. Laundry is old but clean. Staff was part of owners family. A young couple and they were friendly. Be carefull when leaving, the 2 lane road has a blind curve right at the campground.
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Old 04-30-2014, 05:57 PM   #105
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A few Canadian KOAs

Every May long weekend, we take our grandkids to the Niagara Falls, Ont KOA.....It is crowded, medium sized sites. Its a tourist area, so that is to be expected. There is a ton of stuff for the kids, but be prepared for lots of kids....about $55/night. Rates go up in July-Aug (peak season)........3.5

Thunder Bay KOA......stopped here a couple of days traveling out west....Very nice park, large sites, cable TV.....$45...4

Hinton, AB.......Like a previous poster said, very well kept park, gorgeous views of the mountains. Could use more shade.......$45.....4
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Anyone been to Boone, NC KOA?
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:01 AM   #107
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Madison/Deforest KOA

Just came back from a nice weekend at Madison KOA. It's right off of I-90 just north of Madison, so you get a little highway noise, but not too bad. There's a Culvers, McDs, Arbys, and a Cheese store right across the road.

The owners were very friendly and they offered lots of activities for the kids - many of them were free. My kids (2 and 6) had a blast - especially on the inflatable horses

Plus they had breakfast for $2 (pancakes) and lunch for $2 (brat and chips), and were offering a wine and cheese tasting in the afternoon and had bingo with a free ice cream social afterwards (bring your own bowl and spoon).

We'll definitely head back!

Just edited to add - the showers were so clean and loved the large showerhead and a space to put your shampoo, etc!
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:06 PM   #108
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Anyone ever stayed at the Royal Gorge KOA in Canon City, CO? Based on the website looks like it'd be great for the wife & kids? Looks okay via Google Earth as well; doesn't appear to be the dreaded "parking lot" CG.
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Old 05-17-2014, 09:12 AM   #109
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At the Niagara Falls, Ont KOA right now....with the wet weather lately, its a real mud hole. Luckily, our spot is fairly dry. I noticed a number of people didnt stay, as they were being put in a swamp...I know the management cant do much about weather, but at the prices they charge here, they could do some landscaping so the sites are not under water. .....The wireless is out too...luckily, we bring our own. Maybe I should rent ours out and recoup our camping costs.....lol
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Old 05-18-2014, 10:17 AM   #110
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I'm heading to Branson next week. I'm staying 1 night at the KOA in Hot Springs, AK. Anyone have any helpful info or tips on this one?

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