NY KOA Celebrates Perfect Scores
Bill and Anita Perry, owners of Chautauqua Lake KOA, a 246-site, full service campground located in Dewittville, N.Y., were proud to learn that they received a perfect rating for their campground in the 2014 Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory. Their rating of 10/10*/10, for facilities, bathrooms and recreation is the highest rating that can be achieved for their campground management and operations in the Good Sam system.
According to Good Sam, Chautauqua Lake KOA was one of only 101 parks across the country to attain a perfect rating, representing approximately 1% of the privately owned parks in the nation included in the 2014 directory. Each year, 28 husband–and-wife teams take to the road in their RVs to inspect RV parks across North America for the directory, with education by a standardization and training team to ensure all are following the same criteria.
There are three categories that are rated, including: completeness of facilities, cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms and showers, and visual appeal and environmental quality.
Upon receiving notice of their perfect rating, Bill Perry said, “We’ve worked hard to provide a great facility for our customers with many improvements over the years, and we’re pleased to have our campground recognized this year by Good Sam with a perfect rating. We’ll always keep striving to offer the best camping experience we can.”
Perry noted that the campground has been highly rated with the old Good Sam Club directory and the Woodalls directory (the two were combined into the new directory and are not affiliated with Woodall’s Campground Management) for more than 12 years.
The park was also accorded the Founders Award by Kampgrounds of America (KOA) for 2014, which is the highest award that can be presented in the KOA park system, and was one of two parks in the nation to achieve 600 out of 600 points in the internal KOA rating system for 2014.
Located a half-mile from Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Lake KOA sits on 180 acres of wooded and open land, with 246 campsites, as well as rental cabins, designed to cater to overnight or seasonal campers. The campground (formerly known as Chautauqua Heights Camping Resort) has been operated by the Perrys since 1994, and is a 20-year member of Campground Owners of New York (CONY). The park will open for the season May 1, branded as a KOA Holiday Park. For more information, visit www.chautauqualakekoa.com.