2017’s Award-Winning KOAs

2017's Award-Winning KOA Campgrounds
October 21, 2016

Announcing the KOA President’s and Founder’s award winners for the 2017 season.

Each year Kampgrounds of America gathers guest surveys from more than a quarter million of our campers following their campground stays. That important guest feedback, paired with results of an annual inspection process, qualifies the nearly 500 KOA campgrounds across the US and Canada for a set of awards – the Founder’s Award and the President’s Award.

Recognizing KOA campgrounds for quality and excellence, this year KOA is pleased to award 382 of our locations with awards for the upcoming year. Campgrounds that qualify for our Founder’s Award also receive the President’s Award for their outstanding service an commitment to our campers.

Pick your state or province to see the 2017 season Founder’s and President’s Award winners in your area!



Alabama

Founder’s Award

Ozark / Fort Rucker KOA Journey
Decatur / Wheeler Lake KOA

President’s Award

Gulf Shores / Pensacola West KOA


Arizona

Founder’s Award

Kingman KOA Journey
Picacho / Tucson NW KOA
Williams / Exit 167 / Circle Pines KOA Holiday
Tucson / Lazydays KOA
Gila Bend KOA Journey

President’s Award

Holbrook / Petrified Forest KOA Journey
Grand Canyon / Williams KOA Journey
Salome KOA


Arkansas

Founder’s Award

Eureka Springs KOA
Hot Springs National Park KOA

President’s Award

Little Rock North / Jct I-40 KOA Journey
Memphis KOA Journey


California

Founder’s Award

Crescent City / Redwoods KOA Holiday
San Diego Metro KOA
Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA Holiday
Mt. Lassen / Shingletown KOA Holiday
Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA
Willits KOA Holiday
Placerville KOA
Oroville / Feather Falls Casino KOA
Moss Landing KOA Express
Coleville / Walker KOA

President’s Award

Lake Isabella / Kern River KOA
Santa Margarita KOA
San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA
Needles KOA
Trinity Lake KOA
Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA
Ventura Ranch KOA
Benbow KOA


Colorado

Founder’s Award

Buena Vista KOA
Pueblo South / Colorado City KOA Holiday
Cortez / Mesa Verde KOA
Gunnison KOA
La Junta KOA Journey
Montrose / Black Canyon Nat’l Park KOA
Durango KOA Holiday
Ouray KOA
Cripple Creek KOA
Grand Junction KOA Holiday
Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA Holiday
Denver West / Central City KOA Holiday
Carbondale / Crystal River KOA
Silt / Colorado River KOA

President’s Award

Alamosa KOA
Craig KOA Journey
Estes Park KOA
Denver East / Strasburg KOA Holiday
Royal Gorge / Canon City KOA
Limon KOA Journey
Cotopaxi / Arkansas River KOA
Colorado Springs KOA Holiday


Connecticut

President’s Award

Mystic KOA Holiday


Florida

Founder’s Award

St Petersburg / Madeira Beach KOA Holiday
Jacksonville N / St Marys KOA Holiday
Starke / Gainesville NE KOA
West Palm Beach / Lion Country Safari KOA
Orlando SE / Lake Whippoorwill KOA Holiday
Okeechobee KOA
Milton / Gulf Pines KOA Holiday
Orlando / Kissimmee KOA Holiday
Daytona / Speedway KOA
Orlando NW / Orange Blossom KOA
Lake Panasoffkee / I-75 KOA Journey

President’s Award

Naples / Marco Island KOA Holiday
Wildwood KOA
St Augustine Beach KOA Holiday
Titusville / Kennedy Space Center KOA
Sugarloaf Key / Key West KOA Holiday
Orlando Southwest KOA Holiday
Daytona Beach KOA
Fort McCoy / Lake Oklawaha KOA


Georgia

Founder’s Award

Lookout Mountain / Chattanooga West KOA
Cartersville / Cassville-White KOA
Savannah South KOA

President’s Award

Cordele KOA


Idaho

Founder’s Award

Montpelier Creek KOA Journey
Lava Hot Springs KOA Holiday
Craters of the Moon / Arco KOA

President’s Award

Boise / Meridian KOA Journey


Illinois

Founder’s Award

Chicago Northwest KOA
Lena KOA
LaSalle / Peru KOA Journey

President’s Award

Casey KOA
Benton KOA Journey
Rock Island / Quad Cities KOA


Indiana

Founder’s Award

Terre Haute KOA Journey
Richmond KOA
South Bend / Elkhart North KOA


Iowa

Founder’s Award

Des Moines West KOA Holiday
Waterloo / Lost Island Waterpark KOA Resort

President’s Award

Onawa / Blue Lake KOA
Newton KOA


Kansas

Founder’s Award

Goodland KOA Journey
Salina KOA
Wellington KOA Holiday
WaKeeney KOA Journey
Topeka / Capital City KOA Journey


Kentucky

Founder’s Award

Renfro Valley KOA

President’s Award

Corbin / Laurel Lake KOA Journey
Paducah / I-24 / Kentucky Lake KOA
Louisville South KOA Holiday
Bowling Green KOA Holiday
Ashland / Huntington West KOA
Kentucky Lakes / Prizer Point KOA


Louisiana

Founder’s Award

Lafayette KOA
Baton Rouge KOA Holiday
Shreveport / Bossier City KOA
New Orleans West KOA


Maine

Founder’s Award

Skowhegan / Kennebec Valley KOA
Augusta / Gardiner KOA Journey
Saco / Old Orchard Beach KOA Holiday
Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA
Freeport / Durham KOA
Naples KOA
Bangor / Holden KOA Journey

President’s Award

Bar Harbor / Woodlands KOA


Maryland

President’s Award

Washington DC / Capitol KOA Holiday
Hagerstown / Antietam Battlefield KOA


Massachusetts

President’s Award

Boston / Cape Cod KOA Holiday


Michigan

Founder’s Award

Oscoda / Tawas KOA Holiday
Mackinaw City / Mackinac Island KOA
Port Huron KOA Resort
Petoskey KOA Holiday
Gaylord KOA Holiday
Traverse City KOA Holiday
Emmett KOA Holiday
Covert / South Haven KOA Holiday
Ludington East / Pere Marquette River KOA

President’s Award

Muskegon KOA
Coloma / St Joseph KOA
Allendale / W Grand Rapids KOA


Minnesota

Founder’s Award

Cloquet / Duluth KOA
Jackson KOA Journey

President’s Award

Albert Lea / Austin KOA
Minneapolis Southwest KOA
Rochester / Marion KOA Journey


Missouri

Founder’s Award

St. Louis West / Historic Route 66 KOA
Springfield / Route 66 KOA Holiday
Kansas City East / Oak Grove KOA Holiday
Branson KOA Holiday
Lebanon / Bennett Spring KOA

President’s Award

Joplin KOA Journey
Stanton / Meramec KOA Journey


Montana

Founder’s Award

Billings KOA Holiday
Livingston / Paradise Valley KOA Holiday
Missoula KOA Holiday
West Glacier KOA Holiday
Dillon KOA
Polson / Flathead Lake KOA Holiday

President’s Award

Miles City KOA
St. Mary / East Glacier KOA Holiday
Yellowstone Park / West Gate KOA
Red Lodge KOA Journey
Whitefish / Kalispell North KOA
Yellowstone Park / Mountainside KOA Journey


Nebraska

Founder’s Award

Grand Island KOA Journey

President’s Award

West Omaha / NE Lincoln KOA Holiday


Nevada

Founder’s Award

Ely KOA Journey

President’s Award

Laughlin / Avi Casino KOA
Winnemucca / I-80 KOA Journey
Las Vegas KOA Journey at Sam’s Town


New Hampshire

Founder’s Award

Lincoln / Woodstock KOA Holiday
Twin Mountain / Mt. Washington KOA Holiday
Littleton / Lisbon KOA
Chocorua KOA Holiday

President’s Award

Strafford / Lake Winnipesaukee S. KOA


New Mexico

Founder’s Award

Las Cruces KOA
Albuquerque North / Bernalillo KOA
Silver City KOA Holiday
Alamogordo / White Sands KOA
Albuquerque KOA Journey
Santa Fe KOA Journey
Grants / Cibola Sands KOA Journey
Carlsbad KOA Holiday

President’s Award

Tucumcari KOA Journey
Raton KOA Journey


New York

Founder’s Award

Niagara Falls / Grand Island KOA Holiday
Cooperstown KOA
Lake Placid / Whiteface Mtn KOA Holiday
Canandaigua / Rochester KOA Holiday
Westfield / Lake Erie KOA
Saugerties / Woodstock KOA Journey
Herkimer Diamond KOA Resort
Medina / Wildwood Lake KOA Holiday
Copake KOA Holiday
Chautauqua Lake KOA Holiday
Houghton / Letchworth KOA

President’s Award

New York City N / Newburgh KOA
Unadilla / I-88 / Oneonta KOA
Niagara Falls North / Lewiston KOA
Watkins Glen / Corning KOA Resort
Natural Bridge / Watertown KOA
1000 Islands / Association Island KOA


North Carolina

Founder’s Award

Asheville East KOA
Boone KOA
Cape Hatteras KOA Resort
Wilmington KOA Holiday
New Bern KOA Holiday
Murphy / Peace Valley KOA

President’s Award

Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA
Lumberton / I-95 KOA


North Dakota

Founder’s Award

Bismarck KOA Journey


Ohio

Founder’s Award

Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA Holiday
Dayton KOA
Wapakoneta KOA Holiday
Logan / Hocking Hills KOA Holiday
Butler / Mohican KOA
Shelby / Mansfield KOA Resort
Salem / Lisbon KOA Holiday
Homerville KOA
Thompson / Grand River Valley KOA Holiday

President’s Award

Canton / East Sparta KOA Holiday
Toledo East / Stony Ridge KOA Journey
Streetsboro / Cleveland SE KOA


Oklahoma

Founder’s Award

Checotah / Lake Eufaula West KOA
Sallisaw / Fort Smith West KOA
Oklahoma City East KOA
Durant / Choctaw Casino KOA

President’s Award

Elk City / Clinton KOA
Tulsa NE / Will Rogers Downs KOA Journey


Oregon

Founder’s Award

Bandon / Port Orford KOA Journey
Astoria / Warrenton / Seaside KOA Resort
Pendleton KOA Journey
Grants Pass KOA

President’s Award

Medford / Gold Hill KOA Journey
Redmond / Central Oregon KOA
Albany/Corvallis KOA Journey
Oregon Dunes KOA Holiday
Waldport/Newport KOA


Pennsylvania

Founder’s Award

Delaware Water Gap / Pocono Mountain KOA Holiday
Mercer / Grove City KOA
Philadelphia / West Chester KOA Holiday
Erie KOA Holiday
Gettysburg / Battlefield KOA Holiday
Bellefonte / State College KOA Holiday
Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA Holiday
Williamsport South / Nittany Mountain KOA Holiday
Jonestown / Hershey NE KOA Journey
Uniontown KOA Holiday

President’s Award

Allentown KOA
Kinzua East KOA
Meadville KOA
Honesdale / Poconos KOA Holiday
Lancaster / New Holland KOA


South Carolina

Founder’s Award

Anderson / Lake Hartwell KOA Holiday
Point South / Yemassee KOA Journey
Myrtle Beach KOA
Mount Pleasant / Charleston KOA Holiday
Spartanburg NE / Gaffney KOA Holiday
Travelers Rest / N Greenville KOA


South Dakota

Founder’s Award

Belvidere East / Exit 170 KOA Journey
Custer / Mt Rushmore KOA
Badlands / White River KOA
Hot Springs KOA
Spearfish KOA Holiday
Sioux City North KOA
Yankton / Missouri River KOA

President’s Award

Kennebec KOA
Rapid City KOA
Deadwood KOA
Mitchell KOA
Sioux Falls KOA Journey
Mount Rushmore KOA Resort at Palmer Gulch


Tennessee

Founder’s Award

Manchester KOA
Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg KOA Holiday
Paris Landing / Kentucky Lake KOA
Nashville KOA
Sweetwater / I-75 / Exit 62 KOA Holiday
Bristol / Kingsport KOA Holiday
Crossville I-40 KOA
Townsend / Great Smokies KOA Holiday

President’s Award

Nashville North KOA
Chattanooga North / Cleveland KOA
Buffalo / I-40 / Exit 143 KOA Journey
Clinton / Knoxville North KOA Journey


Texas

Founder’s Award

Abilene KOA Journey
Amarillo KOA
Lake Livingston / Onalaska KOA Holiday
San Angelo KOA
San Antonio KOA
Fredericksburg, Texas KOA
Rusk KOA
Brookeland / Lake Sam Rayburn KOA
Dallas / Arlington KOA Holiday
South Padre Island KOA Holiday
Leander / NW Austin KOA
Bastrop / SE Austin / Colorado River KOA
Victoria / Coleto Creek Lake KOA

President’s Award

Burkburnett / Wichita Falls KOA Journey
Weatherford / Fort Worth West KOA Journey
Lubbock KOA Journey
Mount Pleasant KOA
Kerrville KOA
Lake Conroe / Houston North KOA Holiday
Lufkin KOA


Utah

Founder’s Award

Bear Lake / Garden City KOA Holiday
Beaver KOA Journey
Panguitch KOA
Richfield KOA
Flaming Gorge / Manila KOA
Fillmore KOA Journey
Cannonville / Bryce Valley KOA
Vernal / Dinosaurland KOA

President’s Award

Cedar City KOA
Salt Lake City KOA
Green River KOA


Vermont

Founder’s Award

Brattleboro North KOA Journey
Quechee / Pine Valley KOA Holiday


Virginia

Founder’s Award

Fredericksburg / Washington DC S KOA Holiday
Williamsburg / Busch Gardens Area KOA
Wytheville KOA Holiday
Natural Bridge / Lexington KOA Holiday
Fancy Gap / Blue Ridge Parkway KOA
Luray KOA Holiday
Staunton / Walnut Hills KOA
Lynchburg NW / Blue Ridge Parkway KOA

President’s Award

Virginia Beach KOA Holiday
Harrisonburg / Shenandoah Valley KOA Holiday


Washington

Founder’s Award

Bay Center / Willapa Bay KOA Journey
Winthrop / N Cascades National Park KOA
Dayton / Pomeroy / Blue Mountains KOA
Newport / Little Diamond Lake KOA

President’s Award

Spokane KOA Journey
Olympic Peninsula / Port Angeles KOA
Ellensburg KOA Journey
Concrete / Grandy Creek KOA
Burlington / Anacortes KOA Holiday
Lynden / Bellingham KOA
Starbuck / Lyons Ferry Marina KOA


West Virginia

Founder’s Award

Huntington / Fox Fire KOA Holiday


Wisconsin

Founder’s Award

Hixton / Alma Center KOA
Madison KOA
Wisconsin Dells KOA
Oakdale KOA Journey
Hancock / Stevens Point South KOA Journey

President’s Award

Hayward KOA Holiday


Wyoming

Founder’s Award

Greybull KOA Holiday
Douglas KOA Journey
Buffalo KOA Journey
Dubois / Wind River KOA Holiday

President’s Award

Cody KOA Holiday
Lyman KOA Journey
Devils Tower KOA
Jackson Hole / Snake River KOA
Cheyenne KOA Journey


Alberta

Founder’s Award

Hinton / Jasper KOA Holiday


British Columbia

President’s Award

Sicamous KOA
Clearwater / Wells Gray KOA


Newfoundland

Founder’s Award

Gros Morne / Norris Point KOA


Nova Scotia

President’s Award

North Sydney / Cabot Trail KOA


Ontario

Founder’s Award

Barrie KOA Holiday
Thunder Bay KOA
Cardinal / Ottawa South KOA Holiday
Sault Ste. Marie KOA Holiday
1000 Islands / Ivy Lea KOA
Brighton / 401 KOA Holiday
1000 Islands / Mallorytown KOA Holiday
Parry Sound KOA
Owen Sound KOA
Toronto North / Cookstown KOA Holiday
Sturgeon Falls KOA

President’s Award

Niagara Falls KOA
Gravenhurst / Muskoka KOA
1000 Islands / Kingston KOA Holiday


Prince Edward Island

Founder’s Award

Cavendish KOA Holiday
Cornwall / Charlottetown KOA


Quebec

Founder’s Award

Montreal South KOA

President’s Award

Montreal West KOA
Quebec City KOA
Granby / Bromont KOA Holiday


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