For the first time since 1985, Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) has a campground in Connecticut.
According to a press release, KOA recently purchased the Highland Orchards Resort Park near Mystic, Conn., and has renamed the park the Mystic KOA Campground.
“We’ve been searching for quite a while for just the right campground in Connecticut, and we were fortunate enough to find this fantastic, quality facility,” said Scott Cory, vice president of Company Operated Properties for Billings, Mont.-based KOA.
KOA purchased the park from Elaine Boissevain, a past president of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC), and her husband, Bob.
The new Mystic KOA is the third campground purchased by KOA in less than a month. In December, KOA purchased new campgrounds at South Padre Island and Lake Conroe, Texas.
Located on 65 acres, the Mystic KOA is close to several area attractions, including Rhode Island’s beaches, Old Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, and the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos. The 270-site facility features two pools, a large covered pavilion, fishing ponds, cabins and lodges.
“This campground is a perfect fit for KOA,” said Shane Ott, KOA president and COO. “It’s a great facility in the middle of one of America’s best vacation destinations. We’re anxious to build upon the great reputation for service that this park already enjoys.”