KOA 2019 Campground of the Year

We’ve stayed at a number of KOA campgrounds. In Canada, KOA campgrounds fall into one of two categories: okay and not okay. Most of their campgrounds consist of grass, gravel and, if you find a better class of “okay”, a modest concrete pad.

My beef with most KOAs? Sites are tight. Access for a large rig can be touch and go — mostly touch as in getting touched, or scraped really, by the trees. And they are generally priced high for the quality of the site.

Like the Thousand Islands KOA.

Despite being assured that this particular KOA was big rig friendly and that there would be plenty of room for our coach, we barely squeezed into this site.

And we could not exit the site without getting the staff to cut down several branches.

There is one KOA that we do like in Ontario and that is the Barrie KOA. They offer an adult-only section that is quiet with level, concrete pads. The sites are well spaced with very easy access for large rigs.

We will be returning there for the summer.

Each year, KOA provides an award for their campground of the year. This year, the winner is the New Bern KOA Holiday. Here is a picture from the KOA post:

Another grass and gravel park although there does seem to be a bit more separation between the sites.

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