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Old 09-16-2012, 12:55 PM   #71
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We regularly stay at one particular KOA only because it is the only campground in the same area as family. Since we are fulltimers without children we normally don't stay at them. I find most are geared towards families. Won't seek one out just because it is a KOA but won't pay the extra they usually charge if there is a cheaper option around. One of our favorite campgrounds in So Calif became a KOA and doubled their prices overnight with no change in the campground. Don't see what KOA offers to make it so pricey.

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Old 09-17-2012, 04:42 PM   #72
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I agree on the it depends on the owner. We have not stayed at one that was bad. They have been good to great. If you ever have a chance to stay at the one in Rusk TX then you will meet some great folks there.


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Old 10-04-2012, 12:55 PM   #73
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KOA would be my last choice for a destination. I would stay at Wal mart for an over night stop before KOA. I have only stayed at two. The first one was $43 for an overnight. Rock pad that you couldn't walk on without shoes, not a tree in sight sites very close, and just not worth $43.
The other one was very run down.
I made a reservation at the KOA in Macinac MI, and after checking with IRV2 and getting terrible reviews, I cancelled my reservations the next day (less than 24 hours and three weeks before the trip). They charged me $13. I WILL NEVER STAY IN A KOA AGAIN.

I stayed at Lakeshore CG, just across the Bridge near Macinac City. Nice view of Lake Michigan. Cheaper than KOA and nicer. I drove through KOA while in MI. KOA was not as nice and more expensive. But they still have my $13. Shame me once - Did I mention I WILL NEVER STAY IN A KOA AGAIN.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:53 PM   #74
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I would stay in a KOA again. The KOA in New Bern, had the nicest bathrooms of any RV park I have been to. I have been RVing for 12 years, and have traveled from Maine to Florida.
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Have stayed at 8 different KOA's from NC to WY (summer northern trip). Found that they are mostly the same. There were a few that were poor. It appears that they all are geared for the younger group with kids. We just needed a quite site and maybe a pool in the summer. All the added stuff does nothing for me and just drives the price up. Was shocked that some called themselves "resorts" and charged a higher price... Saw nothing different from the others.
We started looking for Good Sam's CG on our return trip. Prices were lower and the crowd was more our age.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:28 AM   #76
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We just stayed at a KOA in Pine Grove PA. and it was very nice
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:41 AM   #77
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KOA = kids

We search out KOA's because they usually will have good playgrounds and are more dog-friendly. Haven't had a bad one in 12 years.

Twin Grove (Pine Grove, PA) isn't far from us. We camp there just to get away from the house.

Have done the New Bern NC KOA as well.

Can also recommend Watkins Glen KOA (indoor pool and hot tub).

There will be a time when our son doesn't camp much with us and the dog is gone. Then KOA's will drop farther down the list.

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