New KOA Park Set to Welcome Winter Texans
For Winter Texans, oil-field workers, campers and others, there's one more place to stay in Texas as the Victoria Coleto Creek Kampgrounds of America (KOA) RV park opened for business Oct. 15.
Owned by Gail Reaser, the park offers 124 sites for visitors to the Crossroads, said Greg Dunagan, the site's general manager. As reported by the Victoria Advocate, amenities include a swimming pool, a catfish pond where guests can fish, no-leash dog park, playground, nature trail and deer feeder, Dunagan said.
"We have our own herd of about 60 deer who come out here," he said. "There's no hunting in the park. We don't want to hurt our deer friends."
Each RV site includes a full hook-up with water, electricity, sewer, satellite TV and Wi-Fi, Dunagan said. Family-style bath houses, laundry facilities and a meditation garden also join the mix.
The project got its start about two years ago, Dunagan said, although construction began in March. When possible, developers worked around trees, rather than cutting them down.
"It's easier to move sites somewhere else than it is to grow a tree," he said with a smile. "We didn't lose a single live oak, and I think there were only some mesquites lost."
This is the first part of a three-phase project. Once complete, the park will offer about 360 total sites.
The project's second phase includes lodging, a pavilion, retail store and second pool, in addition to RV sites, he said. Because phases two and three are dependent on demand, there is no specific timeline.