KOA: 'July 4 Weekend' Camping Surged 16.3%
Summer camping numbers at Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) locations continued to grow, bolstered by a more than 16% growth in camping over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
KOA reported Monday that short-term camper nights for the Fourth of July holiday increased 16.3% over the same period in 2012. Year-to-date, Kampgrounds of America’s 485 locations in North America are reporting a 2.5% growth in camper nights, compared to the same period last year, according to a news release.
“Camping numbers have been very strong all year,” said KOA President Pat Hittmeier. “Despite some weather challenges in certain areas, we are looking at significant growth in 2013.”
Advanced reservations for Labor Day Weekend are running nearly 12% over the same period last year, and overall camper nights for the remainder of the summer peak season (now through Sept. 8) are running about 4.6% over the same period in 2012.