According to a post on KOA’s website, the franchisor “searched throughout the continent to find just the right facilities, in the right locations — and, most importantly, with the right kind of people — to ensure you have even more choices when it comes to camping behind the iconic Yellow Sign.”
Here are the 13 new campgrounds:
Coleville/Walker, Calif., KOA — Between Reno, Nevada and California’s Yosemite National Park, this little campground in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains is surrounded by great fishing, hiking and off-road ATV trails. Owners Tim and Mary Fesko are hospitality veterans, with more than 17 years in the business. They purchased the Meadowcliff Lodge and Restaurant at this location in 1997, and added their RV park 10 years later.
Silt/Colorado River, Colo., KOA — The Silt/Colorado River KOA will be a “brand new” campground when it opens in Spring 2015. The Colorado River flows right past this KOA in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. You’ll find a two-story clubhouse, swimming pool and hot tub. Host: Ray Nielsen
Steamboat Springs, Colo., KOA – The Yampa River flows right through this classic Colorado campground, located in northwest Colorado between Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone National Parks. It’s close to the quaint resort town of Steamboat Springs, and there’s even a free bus right at the campground to take you downtown. Hosts: Recreational Adventures Co.
Fort McCoy/Lake Oklawaha, Fla., KOA — This new KOA is surrounded by Florida’s 400,000-acre Ocala National Forest and sits on a bluff overlooking the 13,000-acre, bass-filled Lake Oklawaha. There’s 3,700 feet of lakefront property on this KOA, and a recently updated 6,000-square-foot recreation hall with new bathrooms and a full kitchen. All of the roads are paved, and RV sites range from 55-feet to 75-feet long and up to 45-feet wide. All pets (even horses!) are welcome. Hosts: Jackie and Ed Laundeane and Margie Miller
Kamiah/Clearwater River, Idaho KOA — This new KOA was formerly known as the Lewis & Clark Resort in the corner of northern Idaho. Cozy Cabins are available, along with 165 RV sites. There’s room for motorcycle and RV rallies and meeting rooms that will hold 200 people. There are even tasty meals available at the Cozy Café. Host: Craig Sloat
Shreveport/Bossier City, La., KOA — Back in the KOA system after a brief hiatus, this KOA is surrounded by numerous nearby restaurants offering Louisiana’s best cuisine, and there are also nearby casinos with Vegas-style action. Hosts: The Bonewell Family
Naples, Maine, KOA — Located in the Sebago Lakes region of western Maine, this campground is all about family fun. Every site is a full hookup site and includes free cable TV and WiFi. There is a new “theme week” every week during summer. Hosts: Pam and Con Crepeau
Las Vegas KOA at Sam’s Town, Nevada — The Las Vegas KOA at Sam’s Town is one of the largest and established RV parks in the Las Vegas Valley. The 500-space campground is actually two parks that offer both 30- and 50-amp, full-hookup sites, spacious pull-through sites and extended stay opportunities. You may be not far from the Las Vegas Strip, but you’ll still be camping on a fully landscaped, shaded campground with grass and designated pet areas. There are two swimming pools with hot tubs, a laundry, cable TV and WiFi, and a communal barbecue. Host: Wendy Jensen
Winnemucca/I-80, Nevada KOA — The campground has plenty to do, including a heated pool complete with a “Water Wars” water balloon catapult for tons of family fun. Your yellow-shirted hosts, David Selesnick and Dixie Dennison, are waiting to take care of you. Hosts: David Selesnick and Dixie Dennison
Nashville East/Lebanon, Tenn. KOA — Right in the middle of Tennessee, this new KOA is far away from the hustle and bustle of a big city, and yet is only 20 minutes from Downtown Nashville. The large pull-through sites can accommodate any RV and there are plenty of shaded tent sites, too. Hosts: Ron and Libby Kaly
Anthony/El Paso West, Texas KOA — This paradise in the desert is in the foothills of Franklin Mountain State Park. There are 92 large pull-through sites, all with 50-amp service. Even the roads are as big as Texas, each 30-feet wide. All of the sites face north by northeast, so everyone gets both maximum shade and a great mountain view. Host: Jim Paxton
Lufkin, Texas KOA — This new Texas KOA is just 15 minutes to Lake Sam Rayburn and close to several national forests. If you don’t want to drive to the lake, take advantage of this KOA’s fishing pond. All of the campsites are big rig friendly, with full hookups and 20/30/50-amp service. Hosts: Dave and Lori Overdorf
Sanger/Denton North, Texas KOA — The RV sites are spacious and big rig friendly, and they all have 20/30/50-amp service. The WiFi service is great, and there are concrete streets throughout the park. Come enjoy a cookout in the large pavilion, or snuggle up to the Austin stone fireplace. Hosts: Jack and Darla Clark