New York Campground Joins KOA Chain
For five years, people have been coming to Wildwood Lake Family Campground near Medina, N.Y., for weekend trips, outdoor experiences and summer vacation. Bringing tourists into the county, Rob and Rachel Kaiser have taken several steps to try and make their campground even better.
Wildwood now has the added attraction of becoming one of 460 Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) campgrounds across the United States, Canada and Mexico. It is the 13th in New York state, according to the Medina Journal-Register.
“Orleans County will now have a larger national exposure,” Rob Kaiser said.
The Kaisers have been working hard to make their campground in northwestern New York a destination the entire family would like to visit, and they believe the KOA designation adds to the camping experience.
The campground will soon be listed in the KOA directory, which is distributed around the country.
Since they first opened the campground, the couple has had a goal to expand tourism and make Orleans County a tourist destination. Over the past few years, the number of campers coming to Orleans County has increased. The Kaisers hope that now – given the standard people expect when they see the KOA sign – more and more will come to the area.
“We want to increase the traffic in the spring, fall and on weekdays,” Rachel Kaiser said. “Having a national name will help with that.”
In addition to the new designation, Wildwood has recently added a new pool, game room, three new cabins on Jeddo Creek and a new RV.
“This is huge for us,” he said. “It’s a big impact with tourism in the county.”
Another addition will be that the campground is now Wi-Fi accessible. Reservations also can now be made online. He said that technology is a big thing with the KOA company, and Wildwood will also be able to help campers continue planning their vacation and find the next KOA site on their journey.
Wildwood Lake Family Campground switched to a KOA on May 4. On June 15, they will officially go online, allowing people to make reservations.