KOA Increases Lodge Inventory Across the System
You can still pitch your tent at any of the more than 470 Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) parks around North America this Fourth of July weekend . . . but you don’t have to.
For the past two years, KOA has rapidly been adding luxury KOA Lodges complete with full bathrooms and kitchens to the iconic camping company’s inventory of accommodations.
“We’ve added more than 400 of these beautiful units in just 2010 alone,” Mike Atkinson, KOA’s director of lodge development, stated in a news release. “We now have more than 250 campgrounds with camping accommodations that include private bathrooms.”
The full-service lodges join more than 4,000 of the more rustic KOA Kamping Kabins (without kitchens and bathrooms), which are available at nearly every KOA campground.
The boost in lodge inventory comes just in time for the huge Fourth of July Weekend. Advanced reservations for the Fourth of July weekend are running about 7% higher than at this time last year.
“We know that our campers want choices when it comes to KOA,” said Kampgrounds of America CEO Jim Rogers. “We still love our tenters and RVers, but it’s great to see our campgrounds being visited by folks who were looking for a little more comfort in their camping experience. Our Kabins and Lodges offer families a wonderful way to experience camping with a minimum investment in equipment. You can have all of the comforts of home, and still have your campfire.”